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CORRECTION  October 1, 2014 issue - Candidates for Ward 35 Council should also have included the names of Sharif Ahmed and Teferi Assefa.
An Equal Music Concert & Reading (for all ages):  Sun. Nov. 2nd 1:30pm  Join CBC announcer Tom Allen & TSO quintet celebrating a book by Vikram Seth at Kingston Rd. United, 975 Kingston Rd. $20 ea. (12 & under = free)  info: www.kruc.ca  416-699-6091

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Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park and Port Union
villages.
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

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Father and daughter, JC and Sophia St-Amour who between them took second place in Natural Environment and first & second places in the Most Promising (Youth) category. Read the full story on page 10.
Municipal Election 2014
Candidate Meet & Greets
Known meetings for Bluffs Monitor readership  communities are currently scheduled:
Ward 43
Council Candidates: Monday, October 6th, from 6 to 8pm at the Progress Church of God, 4242 Kingston Rd. Presented by The East Scarborough Storefront.

Rogers Cable TV: Tuesday, October 7th, Ward 36 is confirmed but it is taped, so at press time it had not been confirmed as to when it will air. Other wards are also presented but schedules should be checked through their website.

Ward 44
Scarborough East Council Candidates: Tuesday, October 7th, from 6:30 to 9:30pm at 43 Police Division headquarters on Lawrence E., near Manse Rd. Presented by The
Coronation Community Association.

Ward 43
Scarborough East Candidates: Wednesday, October 8th, from 6:30 to 9:30pm at 43 Police Division headquarters on Lawrence E., near Manse Rd. Presented by The Coronation Community Association.

School Ward 18
Trustee Candidates: Wednesday,  October 8th, from 7pm to 9:30pm at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd. (N. of Kingston Rd in the Community Ctr.) Presented by The East Beach Community Association. The public can meet informally with the candidates from 7-7:30pm, with the debate running from 7:30pm. Questions may be submitted in advance c/o info@ebca.ca.

Ward 36
Scarborough Southwest Candidates: Wednesday, October 15th, from 7pm-9:30pm at the Oakridges Community Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave (at Denton), Social Room. Presented by The East Beach Community Association. For further info: please see their web site at: www.ebca.ca or call 416-694-EBCA (3222).
Scarborough Southwest Candidates: Monday, October 20th, from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Blantyre Public School, 290 Blantyre Ave. Presented by The CCQLD (Concerned Citizens of Quarry Lands Development) .
Scarborough Southwest: Wednesday, October 22nd, from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Scarborough Village C.Ctr. Common Room, 3600 Kingston Rd. by “Action for Neighbourhood Change”
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Heritage Plaque for Guild Park?
by Lee Graves
 An application has been made to obtain a Provincial Heritage Plaque for the Guild Park and Gardens. This recent citizens’ initiative aims to bring more recognition to the historic Scarborough site and its important role in Ontario’s heritage.
 The application was spearheaded by the Friends of the Guild Park, in collaboration and support of the Guild Renaissance Group, the Guildwood Village Community Association (GVCA), the City of Toronto and other Guild Park stakeholders. Earlier this year, Toronto City councillors
unanimous-ly approved this publicly-led initiative for erecting a provincial heritage plaque at Guild Park.
 The application is to recognize the site for its history as the artists’ colony, the Guild of All Arts, and for its unique collection of outdoor sculpture and architectural fragments preserved from notable Toronto buildings.
 The application process requires both time and money. The Ontario Heritage Foundation, which oversees the provincial plaque program, will decide in early 2015 if Guild Park qualifies for such an important
designation. Successful plaque applicants are also required to pay a minimum of $5,000 to cover the costs of evaluating the site, creating the plaque and maintaining the plaque in good repair.
 We must applaud all who are supporting this important project and give credit to John Mason, President of the Friends of Guild Park, who is putting this good idea into action.
 The application also shows that a new Ontario plaque in the park won't duplicate any existing provincial heritage plaque.              
see page 14 
 November 11th is  Remembrance / Peace Day
 

Pick Up a Copy!
at most stores, banks, libraries or community centres in the
Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park and Port Union
villages.
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

House to House delivery
by our  Volunteers
on select streets
throughout the Bluffs area.
Birch Cliff
Oak Ridge
Clairlea
Cliffside
Cliffcrest
Scarborough Village
Guildwood
Highland Creek
West Hill
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.  
photo by Derek Pinder