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Memories and Writings from Scarborough Residents

December 16, 2014 | John P. | Comments (1)

City of Toronto residents have been living with amalgamation since January 1998 but different areas of the city have continued to demonstrate their own identities and elements of their own creativity. The people of Scarborough are no exception. Writing has been one means for Scarborough residents to share their creativity as well as their memories of Scarborough and elsewhere. Consider the following books available for borrowing from Toronto Public Library collections:

Moments: Scarborough Seniors Write / Scarborough Arts

Scarborough Arts, a local arts service organization, published this anthology of articles, poems, and short stories of the 2013-2014 Scarborough Seniors Write (SSW) program. Read a Toronto Observer article that described the program that began in September 2013 at Toronto Public Library’s Kennedy-Eglinton neighbourhood branch.

Place Hold to reserve a copy of this book for pick-up at your local library branch location.


Watch the report of the Scarborough Seniors Write (SSW) program on Rogers TV’s program Scarborough Now:



Memories of Scarborough a bicentennial celebration

Memories of Scarborough: a bicentennial celebration / City of Scarborough Public Library Board
Available in Book or eBook formats.

A variety of Scarborough residents provided biographical essays of themselves and/or their families in Scarborough over time leading up to the 1996 bicentennial that preceded full amalgamation into the new City of Toronto.

Place Hold to reserve a copy of this book for pick-up at your local library branch location.

Click on Access PDF Online to read the eBook version.


For additional sources related to Scarborough, please read the Cultural Hotspot Comes to South Scarborough! - Non-Fiction Reading List blog post from June 2014.


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