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PLEASE NOTE:  Bluffs Monitor’s Summer issue has hit the streets !  Bluffs Monitor is on holiday  from July 14th, 2014.
Returning Mon. Aug. 11th.  Next intake deadline is Aug. 20th for the Sept. 3rd, 2014 “Back to School / Fall Registration” issue.  
Thank you!   Have a safe, rest-full summer  - Bluffs Monitor
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at most stores, banks, libraries or community centres in the
Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park and Port Union
villages.
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

House to House delivery
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Birch Cliff
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Clairlea
Cliffside
Cliffcrest
Scarborough Village
Guildwood
Highland Creek
West Hill
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Birchcliff/
Cliffside
Community Market Opens
  The Birchcliff/Cliffside Community (Farmers’) Market is in its inaugural year! We hope to establish a continuous market every year thereafter focusing on farm fresh locally grown food and community business while bringing the neighbourhood together. 
 Taking place at the Birchmount Community Centre /Scarborough Arena Gardens,
75 Birchmount Rd., South Lot, on the North East Corner of Birchmount and Kingston Rds.  The market will take place on:
Tuesdays from July 8th until October 7th (rain or shine!) 3:00pm - 7:00pm.
  Please come out to explore our stalls filled with goodies from locally grown farm fresh produce to hand made preserves, treasures made with love, food prepared to perfection! Enjoy meeting your neighbour, kids corner, listening to great entertainment and just generally having a great time!
  We hope to meet everyone there.
 It is never too late to get a booth in our Market.
  Please contact for further vendor information email: birchcliffcliffsidemarket@ gmail.com
Riya had fun while helping to raise funds
for Centennial P.S.
Story on page 4
Rotarian of the Year Award
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 At the Rotary Club of Scarborough President's dinner on Friday June 20, 2014 - outgoing two term President Sydney Baxter-Dennis presented the Rotarian of the Year award to Gerard Baribeau.  Gerard has been a Rotarian since December 2008, and earned this Award through countless hours of volunteer work in the Rotary Club and in many community events. He is most often recognized when he drives the Rotary Mini-car in local parades, and displays it at Scarborough Rotary Ribfest.
Still Liberal
Cabinet Appointees
by Larry Johnston
 When he walked into his campaign office the first time, Lorenzo Berardinetti did not find the usual barren storefront left by a previous tenant. It was all ready to go, and that was on or before the day the writ calling the election was issued.
 His campaign manager had reserved the property two weeks in advance. The telephones worked and desks and chairs were all there.
 Berardinetti said he worked with a skeleton crew. There were about a dozen of them, each with a specific job. A cheer went up when Berardinetti was declared elected, when Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals were declared the winners, and when the majority was declared.
Almost at that precise moment Berardinetti came through the front door. There was cheering, pizza for all, and beer for some. Berardinetti thanked his skeleton crew individually, saying they showed up every day and worked hard. On the previous evening he was ready to stop canvasing by 7pm, but his young assistant wanted to keep going.
 Berardinetti received 18,420 votes, Jessie Macaulay was second for the NDP with
8,674, Nita Kang third for the PC party with 7,570, followed by David Del Grande of the Green Party with 1,492, Tyler Rose, Libertarian, with 328 and Jean-Baptiste Foaleng, the independent with 192. Berardinetti has now served 25 years.
 Neighbouring Scarborough -Guildwood had its second election in less than a year with some of the same candidates. With one poll left to count, Mitzie Hunter retained her seat for the Liberals with 17,498 votes, Ken Kirupa of the PC party had 9,688, Shuja Syed, NDP, 5,915, Jeffrey Bustard, Green, 1,029, Richard Kerr, Libertarian, 476, Khalid Mokhtarzada, Freedom Party, 228, and John Sawdon, Canadians' Choice Party, 114.
 Pickering-Scarborough East also returned a Liberal once again with Tracy MacCharles retaining the seat with 23,128 votes, Kevin Gaudet. PC party, had 12,623, Eileen Higdon, NDP, 6,599, Anthony Navarro, Green, 1,548, Scott Hoelig, Libertarian, 590, and Matt Oliver, Freedom Party, 192.
 Also retaining their seats were Liberals Baz Balkissoon in Scarborough Rouge River, Soo Wong in Scarborough Agincourt, and Brad Duguid, now the veteran in the group, in Scarborough Centre.
by Larry Johnston
 Mitzie Hunter has been named to the provincial cabinet after just one year in the provincial legislature. The twice-elected MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood is now associate finance minister, with responsibility for the proposed provincial pension plan that is designed to compliment the Canada Pension Plan for workers who do not have company pension plans.
 She joins two experienced cabinet ministers representing parts of Scarborough. Brad Duguid, Scarborough Centre, is now the minister of economic development, employment and infra-structure. Tracy MacCharles, Pickering-Scarborough East, is now the minister of children and youth services, also the minister responsible for women's issues.
 PLEASE NOTE:   Bluffs Monitor is  on holiday  from July 14th,
 
Pick Up a Copy!
at most stores, banks, libraries or community centres in the
Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park and Port Union
villages.
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

House to House delivery
by our  Volunteers
on select streets
throughout the Bluffs area.
Birch Cliff
Oak Ridge
Clairlea
Cliffside
Cliffcrest
Scarborough Village
Guildwood
Highland Creek
West Hill
The photo at the top of this page is of the Bluffs today, seen from the bottom of Brimley in what is known as Bluffers Park
They have a history of European occupation going back to the seventeen hundreds. Lowland Scots emigrated to this area after being pushed out of their farms in Scotland by the titled gentry. Some of their descendents still live here today.
The name “Scarborough Bluffs” was given to it by Elizabeth Graves Simcoe, wife of the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada,
John Graves Simcoe because it reminded her of Scarborough Bluffs in England.
The Bluffs are the only geologically scenic area in the greater Toronto area but are also a geologic wonder, visited by scientists from all over the world to study its exposed history of the planet.  
Scarborough Bluffs Communities are Unique
photo by Linda McBrain