Things to do in Scarborough

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  • Stefan Overton
    Colchester, UK168 contributions
    Enormous Zoo.
    We went in January and honestly walking up to the entrance, the zoo looked derelict. No life whatsoever.

    A couple of the areas of the Zoo were out of bounds and they said this was because of being off season.

    When it came to the outdoor enclosures, there really wasn’t much life around at all.
    It was only when we went to the indoor areas we saw a lot more animals.

    We still saw: Tigers, Lions, Giraffe, Hippos, Penguins, Snakes, Gorillas, Baboons, Giant Tortoise, Goats, Polar Bears, Wolves, Alligators so this was still good but the whole zoo was lifeless.

    Only found one food area with washrooms in the whole zoo, all food stalls have been shut so I’d say to maybe take a couple of snacks before going.

    I do genuinely think if I went in the Summer months this would have been incredible so that’s why I’m not marking down too harshly,
    Written February 11, 2024
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  • garima66
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India192 contributions
    The bluff needs a whole day to unfold its resplendence little by little with each passing hour From sunny and bright to pink skies and warmly lit to dark and star lit skies .. one can see the whole planetery changes in one full day . It clear and sweet tasting water adds to the majestic show of art of mother nature .. people come and laze around or they come in groups to party on the lawns , bar- B - que and have a feast or even swim in the water … overall being close to nature and with your loved ones does wonders to your body and mind
    Written December 5, 2023
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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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  • Taranjeet0522
    Lucknow, India23 contributions
    Good Mall at Scarborough with major brand outlets and a good food court. There's even a Walmart in the Mall
    Written August 18, 2023
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  • SJM
    Toronto, Canada59 contributions
    Lot of Squirrels and birds playing around. Best place to bring family and friends. Clean and quite place.
    Written September 19, 2021
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  • chrissy486
    Lunenburg, Canada62 contributions
    beautiful terrain from bridges over rivers to cedar forest bathing, lots of birdlife and
    views. Road in is full of potholes, free parking, well signed in the park, but no posted sign at the entrance, so you may drive by first time, as we did.
    Written May 7, 2023
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  • betty l
    Brampton, Canada10,608 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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  • 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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  • PUMBRIDGE
    London, UK2,045 contributions
    The pal we were visiting in Toronto suggested that - after touring a pleasant local park and being entertained by the birdsong - we might like to visit the local water treatment works.
    'We've only got three days,' we said. 'Sorry, but it just doesn't appeal. Isn't there somewhere else... an art gallery, perhaps?'
    He persisted. He practically begged. Not wanting to offend him, we relented, and he drove us to the RC Harris water treatment plant.
    Well, thank goodness he was so insistent.
    It's beautiful. Magnificent old brick-built temples to industrial innovation, stylish and elegant architecture, birdlife everywhere (with endless nesting options beneath the needlessly ornate fripperies on the buildings' facades), mighty views, fresh air and living history.
    Written June 26, 2022
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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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  • 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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  • sheila270
    Toronto, Canada1,943 contributions
    This is the park to go if you want to have picnics and barbecues with family and friends. There’s lots of picnic tables and barbecues. There’s a children’s playground with swings, slides and an interesting climbing structure. Also a splash pad and there’s changing / bathrooms. There’s a cement ping pong table. You can also rent bikes which is at the entrance of the park beside one of the parking lots. This park opens at 8:00am. There’s walking path where you can also ride your bike. We went in April and the park was clean, no garbage around. I enjoy the ravine you see as you walk along the path.
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • Peter A Morrell
    Unionville, Canada3,219 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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  • 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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  • Peter A Morrell
    Unionville, Canada3,219 contributions
    A Little Known Toronto - Scarborough Park

    We love East Point Park for family adventures. Nestled along the Lake Ontario shores between Morningside Road and Port Union Road lies this little oasis. East Point Park has everything you need for a nice day with your family or a great way to spend the day with friends or your partners. It just happens to be one of Toronto's largest parkland areas along the City's east waterfront. Did you know It is also a migratory staging area for monarch butterflies and over 178 species of birds. There are many trails to explore and the park also has two level softball centre pavilion, washrooms, showers, change-rooms, umpire room, indoor lounge and outdoor patio. This is also one of the Parks that run along the Scarborough Bluffs. Like many of the parks along the water, there is always a nice cool breeze coming off the lake even on the hottest, muggiest days. Just off the trials, you can make way down to the beach, part sandy and part rocky shore. It's great for wading and calling off but be careful of the waves and the currents, there are warning signs everywhere, so swim at your own risk. You can also bring chairs and food so you can spend the day chilling out. East Point Park is a great way to spend the day.
    Written December 14, 2021
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