11 Facts About Scarborough Bluffs


Scarborough Bluffs, known as The Bluffs, is an escarpment in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Scarborough Bluffs formerly extended further west along the coastline of Lake Ontario towards the Toronto Harbour, but extensive areas along the western fringe were leveled by the use of explosives for the implementation of primarily industrial and some residential urban development.

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Scarborough Bluffs has become a community meeting place for people of all ages.

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Scarborough Bluffs have been eroding at a rapid rate since residences have been built along the lake bluff tops.

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The desire for a beautiful lakeside view and an affluent lifestyle led to a real estate boom along the Scarborough Bluffs—this resulted in a direct correlation of the accelerating rate of erosion.

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The eroding Scarborough Bluffs have resulted in damaged private property and the need for public assets to be spent on repairs and corrective action.

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In summer 2008, chunks of the Scarborough Bluffs had eroded to the point that one quarter of a cottage that actor and comedian Billy Van once owned, was left hanging on the cliff—the cottage was deemed a safety hazard by Toronto city officials as a result.

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The Cathedral Scarborough Bluffs, which is an impressive portion of the Scarborough Bluffs, was the result of continued erosion.

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Scarborough Bluffs have been a sought out destination for photographers and visitors to trek through.

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The land that makes up Cathedral Scarborough Bluffs Park was originally owned by Sisters of St Joseph, who later sold it to developers; who left the area near the edge of the Scarborough Bluffs as parkland.

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One of the only park along the Scarborough Bluffs that has direct access to the lake is Bluffer's Park.

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