Our Scarborough


Greetings, all.  There has always been a quiet pride that most of us feel about living in Scarborough.  But more of us are feeling inspired to take this passion to the next level, by engaging and collaborating with each other to address political and social issues that matter to Scarborough.  This is inspiring to see.

With this in mind, we have some important initiatives coming up.  Take a look.

Scarborough Health Network’s “Love, Scarborough” Campaign

Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 pm

Most of you have likely seen Scarborough Health Network’s “Love, Scarborough” campaign.  If you haven’t, please take a look.  It’s both powerful and compelling:  www.lovescarborough.ca.

SCRO is proud to be a supporter of this ambitious fundraising and advocacy campaign.  It’s not only to raise money for SHN.  It’s also about getting a better funding deal for our Scarborough hospitals and promoting Scarborough more broadly as a great place to live, work and play.

That’s where we all come in.  Let’s all get behind this campaign, as cheerleaders and advocates, to get a better deal for our Scarborough hospitals.

Please join us next Thursday, March 10 to hear more about the campaign from Alicia Vandermeer, President and CEO of the SHN Foundation.

Please register at:


Let’s do all we can to persuade our politicians, commentators, and public policy leaders to invest in a better Scarborough.

Provincial Election Scarborough Candidates Meeting

Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm

The provincial election takes place on June 2.

There are some significant issues affecting Scarborough where the provincial government plays an important role:  hospital funding, municipal planning policies, public transit funding, economic development policies, and social policies affecting our marginalized residents.

What will our political parties do to help create a better and more prosperous Scarborough?

SCRO is pleased to host our first-ever Scarborough-focused candidates meeting, which will feature one of the Scarborough candidates from each of the four main parties.

The focus will be on Scarborough as a whole, not on a single riding.  So those community associations which host all-candidates meetings at the riding level are welcome to continue to do so.

This will be an in-person meeting for the candidates, moderators, and media.  Community members will be able to connect remotely.

We’ll have further information for you in our next e-newsletter, if not before.

Institute for New Suburbanism

“Imagining the Suburbs” Speaker Series

Next talk:  Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 pm

The Suburban Challenge in Australia

SCRO is proud to be involved with the Institute for New Suburbanism, a forum for dialogue on suburban planning, design and development.  INS has been featuring some great speakers over the past year, from both Canada and the United States.

Now it’s time for an Australian perspective!

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm to hear Ross Elliott, Chairman of the Better Suburbs Initiative in Brisbane, who will be speaking about The Suburban Challenge in Australia.   Here is the Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87403459305.

Scarborough is emerging as a place where new ideas are generated, discussed, and debated.  SCRO is pleased to be part of this leading edge, suburban-oriented planning policy movement.

You can help SCRO to connect, promote and renew Scarborough

SCRO’s mission and vision are to connect, promote and renew Scarborough, so Scarborough can be strong and prosperous.  That voice will always be stronger when we have your back … and vice versa.

Please join SCRO at www.scro.ca/membership.  We are stronger together.

Larry Whatmore


Scarborough Community Renewal Organization



(416) 562-2101

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Lary Whatmore

Larry Whatmore is president of the Scarborough Community Renewal Association