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November
11th is
Remembrance / Peace Day
Two Murals Unveiled
Scarborough’s History
 An outdoor mural was unveiled in Toronto's Ward 35 by StreetARToronto (StART), Mural Routes and the Canadian artist Omen.
The mural is located on the north and south sides of St. Clair Avenue East, just east of Warden Avenue, and is immediately visible as one exits Warden Subway Station.
 The mural pays homage to Scarborough's historical roots. The north wall honours the significant contribution made by women working in the local ammunitions plant during the Second World War. The north wall showcases the local area's unique history and pays tribute to its past as Scarborough Junction.
Launched in 2012, StART, a program of Transportation Services's Public Realm Section, is an innovative, public-private partnership that strives to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its ability to beautify the city's visual landscape. StART’s Underpass Program provides opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the program mandate,
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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
Local historian Barbara Dickson (far right), pays homage to Scarborough’s historical roots.
that make walking, cycling or driving through Toronto's underpasses more appealing, and that strengthen the sense of place, inclusion and belonging within communities.
 Mural Routes is the only member-based, not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada that is dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of public wall art. Its vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art
that serves as a catalyst for community building.
 Since the late 1990s, Omen has been blurring the boundaries between graffiti and street art with his singular style of painting, both on and off the streets. Using spray paint as his primary medium, he has been a leading force in having the aerosol movement recognized as an emerging art form that adds vibrancy and excitement to neighbourhoods.
2014 Municipal Election
Bluffs Area Results
by Larry Johnston
 No sooner did we get through the Tara Inn's ornate front door, than someone tried to pin Crawford buttons on us shouting “he got 10,000 votes.” The party was on!
 Gary Crawford's parties are always full of music. Sometimes, he plays himself. This time it was from a disc jockey from the 70s, even 60s, onward. Crawford's timed arrival was at 9 p.m. As the speakers belted out “We are the Champions”. His speech was nearly all thank yous. From the family to the “two moms” who did all the phoning.
 He especially thanked his team led by campaign manager, Gail Ross, who had taken leave from her regular job as his executive assistant. “She said she would win Birchcliff and she did win Birchcliff,” said Crawford. Then he warned the staff that they would start working the next day on all the concerns people had told him about in the campaign.
 Crawford praised the new Mayor, John Tory, whom he was never hesitant to endorse, despite going down to defeat with him in a provincial election a few years ago that they could have won. After so many losses “this time, I am so happy for him.” He has known Tory for a long, long time and is sure that he can bring peace and good governance
to City Hall, perhaps the best management since amalgamation.
 Speaking of managing, a big part of the campaign manager's job is managing the candidate, he quipped.
 Ross said he made it easy to do, because the candidate “was always there before I was, seven days a week. He worked harder than I did.”
 Bob Spencer, the veteran campaigner who took on Crawford for the second time for council and reminded the electorate up to this election day that he had lost by just 400 votes in 2010, in a short speech to Crawford supporters congratulated them on their work. He ran second again this time, but more than 4,000 votes behind.
 The final results in Ward 36 were Crawford, 10,833 or 53 per cent, Spencer 6,390 or 31 per cent, Joy Robertson 994, Masihullah Mohebzada 795, Robert McDermott 638, Ed Green 447, Christian Tobin 320, Andre Musters 98.
 John Tory received 40 per cent of the vote for mayor, Doug Ford 34 per cent and Olivia Chow 23 per cent, but in Scar-borough, Ford won all the wards by reportable margins except for the lakefront wards 36 and 44.
 Locally, Councillor Michelle Berardinetti slaughtered the opposition in Ward 35 with 11,919 votes. Paul Bocking was second with
2722. Similarly, Paul Ainslie won 12,358 votes or 74 per cent in Ward 43. However, Ron Moeser narrowly won with only 6,416 votes in Ward 44 with newcomer Jennifer McKelvie finishing second with 5,844 and Diana Hall third with 5,530.
 Among the challenges facing Tory and his council supporters are finding a new police chief that the mayor likes without really saying so, choosing a new city manager, kick-starting the Scarborough subway extension and with Metrolinx choosing the other rapid transit priorities, deciding on expanding the Island airport, or leaving it the way it is. What about the traffic jam at the airport entrance? Paying for more security while trying to curtail the police budget.
 Some experts including the outgoing city manager don't think that the City can expect to use its growth to forestall tax increases for more than a year or two.
 However, there is some good news. The near completion of the rapid transit lines now under construction may be enough to make residents start thinking positively about the system. The provincial deal that holds down Toronto commercial taxes will be nearing an end as in theory, suburban and Toronto assessments will be very similar.
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Help Keep Leaves Off Streets
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 The City of Toronto is asking residents and landscape companies to carefully dispose of leaves from properties, making sure that the leaves do not find their way onto streets – where they can lead to flooding or other safety issues.
 “At this time of the year, leaves on the roadway can block catch basins and that can result in localized flooding on our roads,” said Stephen Buckley, General Manager of
Transportation Services.
 Buckley said residents can assist the City by clearing leaves and other debris from catch basins on streets in their community. He also noted, “Piles of leaves on roads and sidewalks can create dangerous situations for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. It's important to dispose of the leaves properly so they do not end up on roads and sidewalks.”
 Leaf and yard waste collection is
picked up every other week on garbage collection day from mid-March into December. Residents can refer to the Waste Collection Calendar for their area at www.toronto.ca/recycle.
 Yard waste should be placed in kraft paper yard waste bags or rigid open-top containers – not in plastic bags. The City also collects pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks and plant material as yard waste.
 

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

Scarborough Bluffs Communities are Unique
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.  
photo by Cindy Brooks