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How to report on Scarborough’s layers of complexity

We look forward to reflecting more of your lives, as we continue to surface community-powered stories from Scarborough.

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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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A treasure trove of memories in Scarborough’s strip malls

When we asked locals to submit photos and stories of their favourite strip malls, they told anecdotes about adventures, both new and old.

What do you think of the term ‘ethnic food’?

Media often use this descriptor to talk about global cuisine, but is it appropriate to use?

More than an eyesore, Scarborough strip malls celebrate community

From Filipino bakeries to halal butchers, these drive-through stops have become unlikely gathering spaces in a sprawling suburb.

Tell us: What are your favourite strip malls in Scarborough?

Whether it’s a current hangout spot or a place you used to frequent, send us photos of your favourite local strip mall.

An evening of ‘magical’ thinking: Scarborough Discourse holds its first Story Circle

Community members came together to discuss how Scarborough is covered by the media, and how we can create new narratives.