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The city of neighborhoods, home to the world

When Toronto author Robert Fulford wrote a book about his hometown, he called it Accidental City. It is the deliberate design of Canadian immigration policies, however, that has allowed Toronto to become the world’s most ethnically diverse metropolis. Half of the city proper’s 2.7 million residents are foreign-born; there are more than 150 languages spoken daily. A cool politeness pervades the streets – the legacy of Toronto’s early years as a British military post.

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Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs

A natural glimpse into the ice age

A natural glimpse into the ice age Editors' Note

For the nature-loving tourist lay the Scarborough Bluffs, a geological wonder of sand and clay layers one the eastern edge of Toronto. Unique to North America, the bluffs rise up to 350 feet above Lake Ontario and stretch over 8 miles. Named in 1793, the bluffs have long been a remarkable sight.

The beautiful Scarborough Bluffs offer telling stories about the great ice age, containing fossil plants and animals that were deposited by the advancing Wisconsin Glacier approximately 70,000 years ago.

Scarborough Bluffs
Midland Avenue, Toronto, M1N 1J9 Toronto
(416) 392-1111
Daily dawn-dusk