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2201 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario
  • This, however, was not the original intention for naming the place

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      The Scarborough Bluffs were named after the famous chalk hills in Scarborough, England by Elizabeth Simcoe, wife of the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada. But these days, everybody who’s familiar with this place loves to call it simply as Bluffer’s Park.

      As such, the term conjures the image of lovers playing a bluff on each other, which is what usually happens in any romantic park setting. This, however, was not the original intention for naming the place. The term bluff was meant more to describe a cliff, rather than the intention to deceive

      each other.

      But since many romantic couples come here on a daily basis, one might say bluffing has become the order of the day. Don’t be deceived, the Scarborough Bluffs have actually been suffering from a serious case of soil erosion for many years. Many chunks have fallen out from the chalk hills, even entire resort-style houses of some famous people.

      Parts of the Christian flick Left Behind were shot in the Scarborough Bluffs. Since my family and myself lived close to these parts when I lived in Toronto for a decade, the bluffs were a ...

      • common weekend getaway point.

        In fact, families love to have their barbecues here. The view of the chalk cliffs, coupled with the lake, make for a beach resort setting. After all, Lake Ontario looks big enough to resemble a part of the ocean.

        Many yachts are moored in this park, in addition to millionaire houses. There’s also a sea food restaurant at the center, and behind it, a swamp in which to watch Canadian geese frolicking about.

        I remember usually coming here in the heat of summer with my brothers and sisters, just to pass

        the time and cool down a bit. At this time of the year, one can only thank God for the characteristic windiness of Lake Ontario. It does break the spell of really hot summers in the province of Ontario. No wonder an energy company is planning to build windmills around the lake to harness power.

        Summers in Ontario can be really hot, more often than not triggering heat waves. Luckily, there’s a sanctuary called Bluffer’s Park for nearby residents.

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