Community News

President's Message

Greetings, fellow Scarborough residents.

As you know, Scarborough’s voice was heard loud and proud by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission, whose original recommendations would have been devastating for Scarborough, reducing Scarborough from six ridings to five and exiling parts of northwest Scarborough to North York.

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Voice Your Concerns on The Privatization of Our Healthcare

The government's Healthcare Bill, which makes way for privatization and out-of-pocket medical costs will be going to committee over the next few weeks. During the committee process, there will be an opportunity for community members and stakeholders to appear and present a deputation on this Bill and on the issue of our healthcare to government and opposition members. If you are interested, please visit here:

The hearings will take place on the following dates:

  • March 20th: 9:00 – 10:00 and 1:00 – 6:00
  • March 21st: 9:00 – 10:00 and 3:00 – 6:00
  • March 27th: 9:00 – 10:00 and 1:00 – 6:00

The deadline to sign up for deputations is March 13th at 12:00 pm.

This is an opportunity to make our community's voice heard on one of the biggest and most defining issues facing our province today. If you have any questions, please write to

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Councillor Ainslie Monthly Update

Thursday, March 2, 2023 


Dear Neighbours,  


My sincere condolences go out to those impacted by the recent building fire in our community. If you or someone you know was affected by this tragic event, please don't hesitate to contact my office at for further assistance. For any other assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out as well. 

Full Monthly Update Here

We are embarking on a project to expand our Reading Partnership for Parents (RPP) program to eight new communities across the country

Full Newsletter Here

Zoo Update

Hi Folks! With Family Day still in our rearview mirror I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the families here at your Toronto Zoo that come in all shapes and sizes. There is a very small new addition to our Zoo who is being hand raised by our amazing staff and it might be the sweet start to March you didn’t know you needed!

Full Zoo Update Here

SCAN Update

"Scarborough Civic Action Network (SCAN) is a non-partisan, community-driven network that aims to support civic engagement to address inequities and mobilize a civic voice for Scarborough. As we enter 2022 and face a new wave of infections and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, advocating for priority equity issues like affordable housing, public transit, community safety, and vaccine rollout, have never been more important."

Full SCAN Update Here

SMT Update

Hello All,

 Happy March to you all. Please find attached the SMT Newsletter for the month of March.

This month you’ll find an announcement of our artistic teams for the 2023-2024 season, updates on our SMTY March Break Camp, Godspell, and SMTY Sings Broadway, auditions for STG’s Time After Time, Hiring Notices for Scarborough Players and Scarborough Theatre and a fond goodbye to The Bridges of Madison County.

For those looking for some entertainment in the next few weeks why not support some fellow SMTers in Dead Accounts and Rock of Ages (info below).

If you have information you’d like me to pass on send it my way by the 25th of the month!




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New York Times talks Scarborough

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"Ontario adds technical requirement for high school graduation"

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How to save on your taxes if you work from home

"Work from home tax credits in Canada are what you'll need to know about if you work more than 50 per cent of the time from home for a period of at least four consecutive weeks due to lockdowns in 2020, 2021, or 2022?"

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"How to claim your Ontario Staycation Tax Credit and Get Money Back"

With tax season fast approaching, here's a reminder to apply for the refundable Ontario Staycation Tax Credit when filing your personal income tax, so you can get some money back on your return.

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Would you like to go swimming?

Would you like to go swimming, but can't afford a Caribbean vacation? Try the Pan AM Sports Complex

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The top buildings are in Scarborough!

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Zellers is coming back!

"The highly anticipated comeback of the Canadian department store chain Zellers is ramping up to open one of its first stores near Toronto this month."

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Scarborough woman brings her jerk marinade from Malvern to Loblaws and Sobeys

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Vasan's Tacos is a family-run business that serves South Asian-inspired tacos that are assembled on naan and 100 per cent halal. Topped with mutton curry, paneer, butter chicken and more, these are not your average casual bites.

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Find Dining Scarborough - Spotlight on Nicey's Eatery

Join Find Dining Scarborough in a showcase of Nicey's Eatery, a long-standing Scarborough favourite for Caribbean cuisine, located at 2290 Markham Road. The event will feature a live cooking demonstration, and of course a chance to taste what makes Nicey's one of the best places to eat in Scarborough!

More Information Here

Looking for the best hot tables in Scarborough? Look no further!

Francesca Italian Bakery 
Lamanna's Bakery

Bhagy's Bakehouse

Bhagy's Bakehouse is Toronto's newest source for square cookies and cakes, and it's hidden down a tiny little hallway plastered with stickers.

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Pizza Land Halal 
Al Madina Halal Pizza and Bakery
Mecca Halal Pizza
Nugget Halal Pizza & Wings
Bismillah Pizza

And you thought you were having a bad day!

"Ontario police were forced to escort a group of innocent pigs to safety after they were found hog-ging a highway on Sunday morning." 

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Have you thought about becoming a member of SCRO ?

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