You don’t have to travel miles away to a provincial park just to get a chance to view the colourful fall leaves this season. Right in the heart of Toronto you will be able to see these magnificent fall colours. All you need is to dedicate a lovely afternoon, a good pair of hiking shoes and that cup of pumpkin spice latte to keep you warm during your city adventure.
A majestic view lined by cliffs, beaches and a waterfront. It is not often how Scarborough is described, but it could be if the city’s hidden gem is preserved from erosion. The Scarborough Bluffs form the shore for most of the Scarborough waterfront. The bluffs have suffered through decades of erosion. Due to this, infrastructure […]
Gary Crawford grew up in the Scarborough area and is now the city councillor for Ward 36, which covers Bluffer’s Park. Ever since he was a teenager, he remembers stories of people scaling the sides of the Scarborough Bluffs or venturing close to the edge to experience the majestic views. “This is something that has been going on for generations,” Crawford says.
People wandering too close to the edge of the cliffs is an ongoing issue that tends to happen in spring and summer, says Gary Crawford, councilor for ward 36. Although the city has put both signs and fences up to keep people away from the eroding cliffs, there are always those who take the risk.
Mighty Scarborough is home to many areas of Mother Nature’s beauty. For animal lovers, there is the Toronto Zoo, but for those who appreciate landscapes and greenery, the Bluffs are Scarborough’s crown jewel.
Despite local opposition to the city’s installation of a wind gauge offshore at the Scarborough bluffs, the anemometer will remain in Lake Ontario until fall of 2012. Responding to some of his constituents’ concerns, during a meeting of executive committee at Toronto city hall on Tuesday, Scarborough East Coun. Paul Ainslie had proposed to remove the device. However, Coun. David Shiner worried that removal of the device would waste more money.
On windy mornings in the fall at the Scarborough Bluffs, one may happen to see a group of neoprene-clothed surfers bobbing in the lake while waiting to catch a wave. Occasionally, passersby will see a surfer riding a wave towards the shore.
The Liberals have been attacked on the Green Energy Act and their support for wind farms. Scarborough-Guildwood’s Progressive Conservative candidate Gary Ellis speaks.
Artist, teacher, and lover of life – Doris McCarthy lives on in her paintings and through those who knew her.