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Is Scarborough a cultural wasteland? Insiders weigh in

Look behind the facades of those dilapidated high-rises, aging strip malls and grey underpasses, and you might just find a lively discussion about a poem or a graffiti mural celebrating childhood memories of community.

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Hi, I’m Aparita. As many of you know, Scarborough usually gets a bad rap in traditional media and sometimes even in popular culture. Those stories dwell on crime and grime in the community, which was once nicknamed “Scarberia” and “Scarlem.”

So, this is your space to reclaim Scarborough. The conversations I have with community members will drive my storytelling. Help me fill in gaps in news coverage here, so I can surface untold stories beyond stereotypes. To keep up with the latest Scarborough coverage, subscribe to my newsletter, and feel free to contact me via email


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Join our ‘Story Circle’ and share your community experiences

Describe your lived experience in Scarborough and brainstorm solutions to issues confronting residents.

What’s the worst stereotype about your community?

Based on your votes in our community poll, I’m now working on stories that’ll unpack stereotypes about Scarborough. Tell me where to start.

You voted: Scarborough stereotypes tops community-powered story poll

Other popular topics were 'solutions to address inaccessibility of transit' and 'spotlighting the overlooked arts and culture scene.'

Still largely white and male — Scarborough helps Toronto city council maintain status quo

Merging the wards and redrawing their boundaries made it harder to bring new voices to council, one expert says.

Make your vote count, Scarborough

Whether it’s Toronto’s municipal election or our community poll to decide which Scarborough stories we'll pursue, your ballot matters.