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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scarborough Bluffer's Park

One of the first places I visited in Canada is Bluffer's Park , (picture taken at the left side during fall season ) the place is located on the south end of Brimley Road, Scarborough. If you're going by bus, it's a ten minutes walk along Brimley Road from the #12 Kingston Road bus stop to the park. It opened in 1976 and is a 474 acre park which has open meadows up top, with a view of the sandstone bluffs, and used 2.6 million cubic metres of lakefill to build a waterfront park and marina with boat launch ramp.

The Scarborough Bluffs stretch for about 14km along the Lake Ontario shore, from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto in the west, to West Hill in the east. At their highest at Cliffside, the bluffs rise 65m above the water. It is like eight two-storey homes stacked on top of each other. On clear days the New York Shoreline is visible on top. The bluffs have been formed primarily by erosion of the packed clay soil. In some places, such as the western end of Bluffers Park, the erosion has shaped the clay into interesting shapes.

Here's some pictures of the Bluffs taken by my husband during this summer.

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