Monday, 27 October 2014

Scarborough's Early Days

When you purchase at Danforth Village Estates, you will become part of the rich and unique history that Scarborough holds.
Did you know that Scarborough is named after Scarborough, England?  It was founded by British Settlers in the 1700s. The wife of the first lieutenant of Upper Canada, Elizabeth Simcoe, thought that the escarpment looked similar to the Scarborough Bluffs in England.  Hence, she gave it the same name and Scarborough officially had title.  
There are no known permanent settlers in Scarborough prior to the British.  Although, the Iroquois utilized a burial ground on Bellamy near Lawrence.  Residents can visit the burial ground, now known as Taber Hill, as well as the Scarborough Historical Museum (1007 Brimley Rd) to learn more about the history of their area.

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Scarborough had its own flag. It is an abstract representation of the Scarborough Bluffs.
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Elizabeth Simcoe, the British settler who named Scarborough. 
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Scarborough’s first general store.
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The Scarborough Historical Museum. Located on the site of Scarborough’s first general store.
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Taber Hill- Iroquois Burial Ground Plaque