Media Advisory
September 28, 2023

The City of Toronto will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Scarborough Civic Centre on Sunday, October 1. The event will be attended by Mayor Olivia Chow, Toronto City Councillors and Diarmuid Nash, Partner at Moriyama Teshima Architects, the architecture firm founded by Scarborough Civic Centre architect, the late Raymond Moriyama.

Date: Sunday, October 1
Time: 1 to 4 p.m. (Official remarks begin at 1:30 p.m.)
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr.

The celebratory event will feature a range of family-friendly activities and musical performances by Scarborough’s Bitter and Broke, the Odin Quartet presented by Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and the Pan Fantasy Steelband. More information is available on the City’sScarborough Civic Centre – 50th Anniversary Celebration webpage.

Opened on June 29, 1973, by Queen Elizabeth II, the Scarborough Civic Centre is considered an architectural marvel and one of the most iconic structures in Toronto. Its history and significance as a local landmark are captured in a virtual exhibit launched earlier this year, which is available on the Toronto Archives web exhibits webpage.

RSVP information

Please RSVP to the Scarborough Civic Centre 50th anniversary celebration through by 3 p.m. on Friday, September 29. Onsite contact: Christy Abraham, or 416-666-2706.

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