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The Scarborough Bluffs are an escarpment in Scarborough, Ontario along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. They run from the foot of Victoria Park Avenue in the West to the mouth of Highland Creek in the east. However, the escarpment continues westward inland, running between Kingston Road and Queen Street East, pausing over the Don Valley, and continuing on the north side of Davenport Avenue. The escarpment forms the old shoreline of Lake Iroquois, formed after the last ice age. {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Scarborough (Dissolved), Ontario, Canada Location. ... Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Victoria Park Avenue is a north-south route in east end Toronto. ... Highland Creek is a river in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Glacial Lake Iroquois was a prehistoric proglacial lake that existed at the end of the last ice age approximately 13,000 years ago. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...

It was named after Scarborough, England by Elizabeth Simcoe, the wife of John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. The bluffs along Scarborough's Lake Ontario shores reminded her of the limestone cliffs in Scarborough, England. In her diary, she wrote, "The [eastern] shore is extremely bold, and has the appearance of chalk cliffs, but I believe they are only white sand. They appeared so well that we talked of building a summer residence there and calling it Scarborough."[1] (http://www.toronto.com/feature/491) Scarborough is the name of several places: Scarborough, England, United Kingdom - the origin of the placename Scarborough Football Club is based here Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Including Scarborough Village, Ontario Scarborough, Maine, United States Scarboro, West Virginia, United States Scarborough, Western Australia, Australia Scarborough, New South Wales, Australia Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Elizabeth Posthuma Gwillim (1762 (or 1766?)-1850) was the wife of John Graves Simcoe. ... John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 - October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the shoreline of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario Upper Canada is an early name for the land at the upstream end of the Saint Lawrence River in early North America – the territory south of Lake Nipissing and north of the St. ... Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ...

A stylized version of The Bluffs appeared prominently on the old flag of the City of Scarborough.

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Scarborough is the easternmost part of the city of Toronto.
Scarborough is bounded by Victoria Park Avenue on the west, the town of Markham to the north, the Rouge River to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south.
Most of the Lake Ontario shore is at the base of the Scarborough Bluffs, which make access to the lake difficult.
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Scarborough is known as the nicest suburb and one of the most influential city situated inside the Greater Toronto Area.
Scarborough is geographically positioned in the eastern part of Toronto making it perfect to live in this beautiful city yet not to far for the hustle and bustle of commuting that you would find with another city such as Woodbridge, Richmond Hill and Markham.
Scarborough is a vibrant and active community that offers a rich variety of recreational, leisure and cultural activities for all ages and abilities.
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