Things to do in Scarborough

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  • sherryeldridge
    Kansas City, MO42 contributions
    Very clear water, you can see to the bottom. The bluffs are pretty. Restroom was hideous. I recommend changing your clothing elsewhere. All toilets were stopped up and there was an inch of waste water on the floor from the overflowed toilets. No place to set your clothes or bag while changing clothing. The actual change rooms were locked and could not be used.
    Written July 15, 2022
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  • S C
    New Westminster, Canada8 contributions
    The zoo itself is an exercise lover's dream, lots of walking. The Zoomobile is the best thing, especially on a hot day, the extra 9 bucks/person is decent value. The pavilions are the best part, at least for our family. The extra encounter visit was excellent, and a far better value than some other zoos we have been to.
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • Cathy S
    Toronto, Canada79 contributions
    This is a terrific place to go for a nice long walk along the lakeshore; there are a few different trails you can take; but each one is great.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • betty l
    Brampton, Canada10,440 contributions
    We spent a weekend at my sisters place in Scarborough and before we left for home she invited us to see Guild Park in Scarborough, a favourite spot for photographers taking wedding, prenuptial, debut and graduation photos.

    This is one place to visit if you want to take photos with good background. However make sure you are early to escape others who are there also to take photographs
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • one on one
    Toronto, Canada88 contributions
    Parking is ample.Some good stores here like Muji and Walmart.Can start with Jollibee with tasty fried chicken and finished with a cup of Tim Hortons coffee or pastries from St.Germaine bakery(originally from Vancouver).Can spend an afternoon here for under $20.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • Tourism Promoter
    Toronto, Canada61 contributions
    Welcome To Rosetta McClain Gardens Out In Scarborough, Ontario Canada!

    In my first (1st) video, I am sort of showing you Lake Ontario from a distance since it is Not on the Same Level as the gardens.

    You can also see the leaves that have fallen from the trees and started to change colour due to the fall weather that we are currently having.I have also mentioned that there are plenty of squirrels as well, however, none of them were in the mood to come up to me in this particular video.

    In my second (2nd) video, We are now in the Rose Gardens!

    I know they are basically out of season, however, there are still some flowers left that smell really good such as the Sienna Vigorosa Landscape Shrubs and the Fairy Polyantha Flowers.

    You will also see the leaves changing colours as well since it is now Fall Time!

    In my third (3rd) video, I was finally able to call over one (1) of the very friendly squirrels who lives in the gardens!

    These squirrels that run around there are some of the friendliest squirrels that I have ever met. I sure wish that I had some food to give them.

    I want to personally thank Kelly Akerman for helping ME make my Youtube Video and for joining me at the gardens today back on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022!

    Sincerely yours,

    Howard Paul Shore
    Google Maps And Tripadvisor Tourism Promoter

    /HPS
    Written October 24, 2022
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  • Robin S
    Canada40 contributions
    Beautiful park, lots of choices of trails. It loses a star because the website tells you that the bathrooms are open, yet when we got to the Reesor Park entrance the bathrooms were closed, and when we went to the second entrance near 9th line those bathrooms were also closed. Kinda hard to do a 10k walk if my wife has nowhere to go pee…
    Written June 4, 2022
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  • Peter A Morrell
    Unionville, Canada3,112 contributions
    Port Union Waterfront Park is a great place for individuals, groups and families. There are many kilometres of well-kept trails and plenty of room for social and physical distancing. If you have young children this is a safe area for them to explore without being too dangerous. As always keep an eye on the kids when you're near the water, but at the same time let them run free. You can bike, hike, walk, skateboard, scooter and pack a picnic and find a cool place to chill. This is an all-ages park with many areas where you find can privacy or spend time with a larger group. On this day, a hot warm summer day, the closer you were to the water you could experience a nice cool, constant breeze coming off the lake, and it was very refreshing. This is a park you could spend the whole day enjoying.
    Written November 29, 2021
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  • Kritika Ratta
    30 contributions
    The beach is small but beautiful. One has to walk too much to get to the beach and there is a park nearby. It needs some cleaning definitely.
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • Coke355mL
    Toronto, Canada1 contribution
    Took my son here for the first time and he loved every moment of it. But you cannot take private photos or selfies with your cellphone. There is a sign at the entrance which highlights the rules of the park and It does state photography must follow “City of Toronto Photography Rules”. Now, Kidstown is owned by the City of Toronto and maintained by the Parks, Forestry & Recreation division. It is a public outdoor space as defined by the City.

    Legally, you need a permit for commercial or professional photography. But legally, you have a right to take personal photographs of anyone - including other people’s children (just not in changeroom and washrooms where people have a reasonable expectation to privacy). However, the City of Toronto have a policy that states you must obtain permission from staff and you cannot take photos of other patrons - this is due to concerns of patron’s privacy, such as having photos of their kids on social media. While it is 100% legal to take private photos of whomever you want, the City’s policy prevents this at their facilities. So it is really a matter of policy and therefore is a rule that must be followed, even if it cannot be legally enforced. The staff is aiming for the enjoyment of its patrons and this policy is understandable - although may not be agreeable by all. Clearly this policy is only practiced in places where there are predominantly children. I do not see this policy enforced at other venues such as the City Hall skating rink in the winter.

    Parents who take their cellphone out here to take a picture are advised pictures are not allowed. Personally I think there shouldn’t be any city policy that cannot be legally enforced but I can also understand some parents can be protective - perhaps my thinking is ingrained from growing up in the eighties where such policies were not in place but given we live now in a society where internet and social media can be problematic and predatory, I can abide by the rules.

    Clearly this a popular family destination especially since it is free. Staff puts on coloured wristbands for your children at the entrance so staff knows whether your children requires a parent (or adult) within arms reach or can be left unattended - for example, staff will ask young kids to leave the pool area if a parent is not within arms reach or will not allow a child go down the mini water slide if the parent is not at the bottom waiting for them.

    There are limited tables within the premises (not sure if they can be reserved as I saw a birthday party there) but there are plenty of open space to setup your own spot on the grass, surrounding the water park. It gets quite busy and many people also opt to setup camp on the outside of the fenced perimeter but that becomes a bit of pain as you will always need to go through the entrance and there can be a bit of a line up as staff is putting on wristbands for other children.
    Written August 5, 2018
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  • shannoncT8660RI
    8 contributions
    The splash pad is a fun way to cool down on a hot summer day! There are picnic benches and shaded areas for parents to relax.
    Written July 9, 2018
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  • Lisa A
    Toronto, Canada13 contributions
    The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. If you love history this museum let you go back in time and see what family life was like.

    There is also next to the museum a great park for the kids and family to spend the day.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • Vincent B
    Ottawa, Canada62 contributions
    My family went to the restaurant at the Bluffers Park Marina and had an excellent experience. Since it was a Monday we had the whole restaurant for ourselves. The waiter served us very diligently and with great attention to details. The food was great and the views of the marina and the lake made the whole experience very enjoyable. It was my first time but I will return when we are in that area. Is definitely a destination restaurant and I assume that the boaters are their main customers, although they also do events, weddings etc.
    Written November 7, 2018
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  • terryb1941
    Uxbridge, UK27 contributions
    I got a free weeks introduction during my holiday in Canada. This is one of the very best sports facility that I have ever seen. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. An experience to climb the rock wall for the first time. Expert instruction and guidance. Age is no barrier. Excellent.
    Written July 11, 2018
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  • Cruise281
    Toronto, Canada538 contributions
    When you enter the park drive to the very last parking lot to enter the trail that follows the creek to Lake Ontario. The trail is mostly flat and paved. There are a couple of dirt and gravel sections but these areas are still easy to navigate. There are several places along the trail with benches or rocks to rest and admire nature. Facilities are located at the parking lot.
    Written October 15, 2018
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