Scarborough Bluffs Park
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The Scarborough Bluffs, also known as The Bluffs, is an escarpment in the district of Toronto, ON. The name of the bluffs was given by the French and they called them “Les grands Ecores”, or “tall points on the shore, to the cliffs”. The bluffs are made up of nine parks that run along the bluffs of which only one of the parks has an actual beach called Bluffers Park. The escarpment is 300 ft high at its tallest point above the coastline (that’s the equivalent of 25 stories), and it reaches a length of 9.3 miles. The bluffs were created by an accumulation of more than 12,000 years of sedimentary deposits. The natural processes of wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario is the way the bluffs were formed.
So in a nutshell, they were the former shoreline that marked the end of the Great Ice Age.
This area has long been considered prime real estate due to the multi million dollar views.
This area is one of the most picturesque places for postcard worthy photo ops in all of Toronto. The cliffs have a chalk like white appearance and are set against the beautiful blue water and green hilly mountainside, creates a very unique and stunning view. The view of the bluffs almost looks fake because it’s too perfect of a blend of colors and scenery. Several of the cliffs are actually sitting on private property. For quite some time, the bluffs have been eroding at a rapid pace due to the new residences that have been built at the top of the bluffs. In fact, in 2008 one of the cottages ended up suspended off a cliff due to the erosion. Originally, the bluffs extended further along the coastline of Lake Ontario on the west side, near the Toronto Harbor. However, some of the area was leveled by the explosives that were used when a mostly industrial and partially residential development took place.
Over the years, countless ships have suffered the misfortune of sinking along the bluffs. There is a fascinating history of trade ships who smuggled goods to avoid paying taxes, only to sink of which many lost their lives. Though many of the shipwrecks were pilfered through, there are still rumors of sunken treasures in the area.
The bluffs are truly a beauty to behold. From the turquoise water to the light grey cliffs against the backdrop of the coastal green landscape, the Scarborough Bluffs are a must see!
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Updated 01/08/21- LLS