Scarborough Town Centre is a reluctant community centre; many feel it could learn from Dufferin Mall’s example
Sharon Shelton is unhappy with her neighbours at Scarborough Town Centre. “Over the last [few] years there hasn’t been anything — any sort of partnerships — happening with the mall management or the merchants,” she says. That’s troubling because, in Scarborough, a suburb suffering from an acute shortage of social services and infrastructure, the mall functions as a de facto community centre, a place where youth and families congregate. Some feel that it should be doing more for the community.