<PHOTO – Ross Winter>
Never having been there before. I was totally surprised by the beauty of this Scarborough park, property of the TORONTO and Region Conservation Authority.
<The Greek Theatre was built from the remnants of a Bank of TORONTO; photo – SimonP.>
Located on the Scarborough Bluffs, this huge spread of grassy meadow is punctuated by large-scale relics from TORONTO’s past – mostly from the downtown Financial District. They were saved, beginning in the late 1950’s as the buildings themselves were being demolished.
<TORONTO Star Building, 80 King Street West, Chapman & Oxley Architects>
<The Osterhout Log Cabin, oldest building in Scarborough, commissioned in 1795 by John Graves Simcoe, First Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada>
<Carvings from the Bank of Nova Scotia, 39 King Street West, 1903-69>
The park is off Guildwood Parkway, east of Eglinton Avenue East and Kingston Road. Most of the area is forested and eventually leads to a ravine and Lake Ontario.
<ABOVE – the belfry of Victoria Park School>