SCRO Launches Virtual Lecture Series
By John Smee
The Scarborough Community Renewal Organization (SCRO) is launching a new initiative called “Our Scarborough” every other Thursday. The evening starts with networking from 6:45 to 7:00 follow by the featured presentation from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
The initial presentation on Thursday January 20th featured Dave Hardy, a registered professional land planner. He took a leadership role in establishing the Scarborough Business Assoc. (SBA) in 2015 and in 2017 the Institute for New Suburbanism a Scarborough think tank on suburban life.
Hardy spoke about the Most Desireable Characteristics of Living in Scarborough. The top 5 he listed were:
• Scarborough has been designed for quality of life with it’s mix of residential and commercial space as well as abundant parks and trails.
• The businesses and institutions (employers) that have chosen to locate in Scarborough that provide the opportunity to live and work in the same community.
• Diversity of people and cultures.
We’re a community that cares. Also, Scarborough now garners international attention for it’s diverse food
• The future, embodied by the youth of Scarborough is limitless.
•Award winning architecture. From the Scarborough Town Centre to UTSC to the Guild Inn
Dolf DeJong; Executive Director Metro Toronto Zoo is the next scheduled speaker on Thursday.
To register; https://scro.ca/our-scarborough
If you want to join SCRO; https://scro.ca/membership-1