Join us and learn more about the Scarborough Centre Focused Review Study and help plan for the future of Scarborough Centre.

In this virtual Visioning Workshop, participants were provided a summary of the background research, key messages from consultation to date and draft opportunities for the area. Participants included residents, business owners, landowners and City Planning staff who worked together to help plan the future of Scarborough Centre.  Participants and the study team worked in breakout rooms to provide feedback on the draft vision and guiding principles to help shape the future of Scarborough Centre and determine:

  • what types and sizes of parks should be in Scarborough Centre
  • where parks and public spaces should be located and associated amenities
  • how to improve mobility and connectivity, including cycling infrastructure, in Scarborough Centre
  • where should the tallest buildings be located
  • what built form elements and criteria are most important
  • what community services and facilities are needed and where should they be located
  • what community features are needed for Scarborough Centre

Visioning Participant Workbook

Visioning Workshop Presentation

Visioning Workshop Summary Report

Let’s create a community photo album!

We invite you to share photographs you have taken in Scarborough Centre. Be sure to use #ShowUsSC when you post your photos to Twitter and Instagram! You may choose to use digital tools (e.g., social media stickers, text, drawing, Photoshop) to re-imagine elements of Scarborough Centre like homes, buildings, pathways, shops, parks and community spaces.

You can see photos that have already been shared publicly on Twitter and Instagram.

We will showcase and credit submissions within our Study materials, including reports and presentations at public meetings.

To learn more about the rules and processes for community growth in Ontario, check out the Citizens’ Guide to Land Use Planning.

When moving in public spaces to capture images of Scarborough Centre, please practice appropriate physical distancing and any additional health and safety measures recommended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Calling all young city-builders!

We want to hear kids’ ideas for Scarborough Centre. As current users of the area and future users in years to come, kids have unique needs, preferences, interests, and opinions. We challenge them to re-imagine our map of the area using arts and crafts supplies to include the buildings, parks, shops, pathways, and other elements they would like to see in the future.

This mixed-media collaborative art project aims to empower children to share their aspirations for their community while capturing their perspectives on the future of Scarborough Centre. As curators of their own maps and creations, what kids choose to include or exclude will tell us a lot about their perceptions and preferences for their environments.

We invite parents, guardians, and teachers to download our activity workbook. Have your child read the instructions and draw or build on the map at the end of the workbook. Send us photos of your child’s completed submission form and map to oursc@toronto.ca (please keep the image size to under 25 MB). We’ll showcase a selection on our website and in Study materials. Spread the word and share your creation on social media using #LittleSC!

An on-line survey was launched for members of the public to share their thoughts and experiences within Scarborough Centre and provide ideas about the area’s future.  The voluntary survey had 14 questions and was available from June 30 to August 28, 2020.

Summary of Survey Response

Meeting information

A Virtual Open House was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 to introduce Phases 2-4 of the Study and outline the study purpose, process, length and potential outcomes to the community, businesses and landowners. The meeting also provided opportunities for feedback on the existing conditions and issues, strengths, constraints and opportunities facing the Study Area.

Presentations & Event Material

Phase 1 was considered at the Design Review Panel meeting held on March 7, 2019. The minutes of the meeting can are available for download.

A Community Consultation meeting was held on March 4, 2019 in the Scarborough Civic Centre Committee Rooms 1 & 2 to discuss:

  • an update on the status of the Study
  • the emerging preliminary public realm plan
  • opportunities for local residents, employees, businesses and landowners to provide feedback
  • next steps for the Study

Staff Presentation: Scarborough Centre Focused Review Phase 1 – March 4, 2019

Open House for Landowners & Business Owners was held on March 4, 2019 in the Scarborough Civic Centre Committee Rooms 1 & 2 to discuss:

  • an update on the status of the Study
  • the emerging preliminary public realm plan
  • opportunities for local residents, employees, businesses and landowners to provide feedback
  • next steps for the Study

On November 27, 2018 City Planning staff held an internal workshop. The findings and information from the event are as follows: