• Artists: Alex Narvaez, Sid Naidu
  • Medium: Multimedia Installation
  • Project Type: Queens and Kings of Scarborough
  • Curator: Ashley McKenzie-Barnes
  • Neighbourhood: Scarborough

“Scarborough Made” opens up a window onto the humanity that exists in Toronto’s east. It documents these stories through film and photography.


Scarborough Civic Centre, loading dock

  • Address: 150 Borough Dr.
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

The Project

“Scarborough Made” will offer stories told by everyday people from Scarborough: These are hardworking families and immigrants. These are people you don’t always see on television or hear on the radio. These are holders of the real stories of Scarborough. These are the very kings and queens writing this community’s legacy. Documented through the creative vision of Alex Narvaez and Sid Naidu, “Scarborough Made” is a platform that will aim to build community. Founded on the idea of continuum, the goal is to document and preserve untold narratives of this community and inspire future generations of creatives and storytellers.

The Artists

Alex Narvaez is a director and cinematographer. He has worked alongside major networks and some of the world’s biggest artists, telling stories through visuals. Sid Naidu is a creator and changemaker who has documented humanity for social good in Asia, Australia and the Americas.


A special thank you to the people of Scarborough who have contribute their stories to this project: Amey Lai, Ashley Mckenzie-Barnes, Bishop Brigante, Doris Sneddon, Dr Flora de Maria, Dr. Paul Caulford, Dwayne Morgan, Ella Avila, Errol Anthony Cardozo, Hamza Khan, JaNae & Shanna Armogan, Jennifer Lee, Kareem "Choclair" Blake, Katrina Thorne, Keysha Freshh, Kiana “Rookz” Eastmond, Mario Narvaez, Melissa Ayisi, Natasha Ramoutar, Niruba Selvanantharajah, Oriana Knights, Paul "Kaze" Thurton, Rachael Chen-Netto, Randell Adjei, Trevor Godinho, Wes "Maestro" Williams.