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Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park Ave. and Port Union Village
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.

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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 Communities are Unique!
by Kathryn McGrath
When a group of Scarborough women gathered in 1956 to create a singing chorus, they had no way of knowing the group would still be going strong in 2016.  
 This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Scarborough chapter of the Sweet Adelines, a distinction that makes it the longest running group of its kind in Canada.
 Sweet Adelines is an international organization of 30,000 women who sing unaccompanied harmony (a cappella), in the barbershop style.  The Scarborough chapter currently boasts an active membership of 22 women.
 Co-ordinator Judi Goodwin
attributes the local group’s success to the warm spirit in which they operate.  “We pride ourselves on making it a priority to welcome new members,”  she explains.  To make things easier for novices, the group holds a six-week orientation each September.  
 Goodwin says the women also have a lot of fun, which she credits in large part to group Director Dianne Claire.  “Dianne is highly trained, incredibly motivated and supportive,” explains Goodwin.  “She’s just a great gal and so much fun.”
 The chorus strives to stay vibrant and current in a way that is enjoyable for both members and audiences.  “We sing classics, but we also incorporate songs by
recognizable artists like ABBA and the Beatles,” Goodwin explains.
 But the good times also come with a sense of purpose, which Goodwin says is important for the women.
“One of our greatest joys is being able to contribute to our community,” she says. “We do lots of performances at nursing homes, hospitals and for service groups.” The women also hold charity fundraising concerts and events for organizations like Sleeping Children Around the World, Nellies and the Canadian Cancer Society.
 To celebrate its milestone anniversary, the chorus is holding a special concert, called Shine On, December 10th at the Scarborough Bluffs
United Church at 3739 Kingston Road (at Scarboro Golf Club Road).  The performance, which features two top-notch guest quartets, will be a reflection of some of the group’s proudest moments, which include three regional Sweet Adelines championships, an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London and a performance of Oh Canada at Maple Leaf Gardens.  The show will feature Christmas music and non-seasonal favourites from the group’s extensive repertoire.
 For further information, contact the Sweet Adelines at scarboroughchorusinfo@gmail.com.
Scarborough Women Sing Their Way Into History Books