City councillor taps UTSC students to survey ‘Scarlem’ city services
Crime-ridden, sprawling, and underserved—accurate or not, Scarborough has a bad reputation. City councillor Norm Kelly is out to change that, using research conducted by UTSC co-op students Kathy Chan and Dorinda So.
The 68-page Fair Share Scarborough took four months of full-time work to complete, and it’s attracting more attention than your average term paper.
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.