Scarborough Bluffs Communities are Unique
The photo at the top of this page is of the Bluffs today, seen from the bottom
of Brimley in what is known as Bluffers Park
They have a history of European occupation going back to the seventeen hundreds.
Lowland Scots emigrated to this area after being pushed out of their farms in
Scotland by the titled gentry. Some of their descendents still live here today.
The name “Scarborough Bluffs” was given to it by Elizabeth Graves Simcoe, wife of the first Lieutenant
Governor of Upper Canada,
John Graves Simcoe because it reminded her of Scarborough Bluffs in England.
The Bluffs are the only geologically scenic area in the greater Toronto area but
are also a geologic wonder, visited by scientists from all over the world to
study its exposed history of the planet.