Scarborough is a community that forms the eastern part of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was a separate city for over 200 years, but has been part of the 'East District' of Toronto since 1998. The Scarborough name is still used by most local residents, and is recognized by Canada Post as a municipality name. Scarborough has characteristics of a suburb of old Toronto, but retains much of its own character and flavour. Certain neighbourhoods in Scarborough are popular destinations for new immigrants to Canada, who bring part of their own culture to that of Scarborough. Because of the topography of the Bluffs, the Rouge Valley and the other creeks and many minor tributaries, Scarborough is said to be the greenest and leafiest part of Toronto.
The area was named after Scarborough, North Yorkshire, 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. On August 4, 1793, she wrote in her diary, "The 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."
Scarborough was incorporated as a township on 1 January 1850. On 15 April 1953, Scarborough was included within Metropolitan Toronto, a new upper level of municipal government with jurisdiction over regional services such as arterial roads and transit (the Township retained control over services of a local nature). Scarborough was incorporated as a borough on 1 January 1967, and later incorporated as a city in 1983, at all times remaining within Metropolitan Toronto. It was amalgamated into the new City of Toronto on 1 January 1998, losing its separate legal identity.
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There are many different types of housing available in Scarborough. Room for rent: This is usually in a house or an apartment in Scarborough that is owned or rented by other people. Everyone shares the kitchen and bathrooms. Bachelor or studio apartment: These are small apartments in Scarborough designed mainly for one person. They have one large room with a kitchen and a sleeping area, plus a separate bathroom. Other apartments: Most other apartments have from one to three bedrooms. All will have a separate kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. Duplex: This is a house divided into two separate apartments. It may be bought or rented. Townhouse: This is a small house in Scarborough joined to other houses. It may be bought or rented. Condominium: This is an apartment or a townhouse in Scarborough that is individually owned. Common areas are jointly owned. You will have to pay a monthly fee for maintenance, such as snow removal, grass cutting and repairs. You will have to pay property taxes in Scarborough.