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SCARBOROUGH

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           Scarborough is a suburb of the city of Toronto, Canada.  Situated atop the Scarborough Bluffs, it occupies the eastern part of the city. Scarborough is contained within the borders of Victoria Park Avenue on the west, Steeles Avenue to the north, Rouge River and the city of Pickering to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south. It borders Old TorontoEast York and North York in the west and the city of Markham in the north. Scarborough was named after the English town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.  The area was named after ScarboroughYorkshire in England by Elizabeth Simcoe. The bluffs along Scarborough's Lake Ontario shores reminded her of the limestone cliffs in Scarborough, England. "The shore is extremely bold, and has the appearance of chalk cliffs, but I believe they are white sand. They appeared so well that we talked of building a summer residence there and calling it Scarborough."

 

       Local TV station, Star Ray TV,  is produced by volunteers and shows a wide variation of programing. These shows were satirized by Mike Myers in his comedy film Wayne's World.  Scarborough residents have developed their own unique sense of humour, as evidenced by Myers, whose Wayne's World character was inspired by growing up in the area. Other Scarborough natives include Eric McCormack, (Will & Grace), John Candy (Second CitySCTV), musical group Barenaked Ladies and the R&B/Hip Hop singer Abel Tesfaye known as The Weeknd, and actor Jim Carrey.