Scarborough is a district within the eastern part of Toronto Ontario that had been an individual city, until its amalgamation in 1998. Bordered by Lake Ontario, Victoria Park Avenue, Steeles Avenue East, and the city of Pickering, Scarborough has characteristics of Old Toronto, but retains much of its own flavour.
Scarborough is one of the most diverse and multicultural areas of the Greater Toronto Area, and is home to various places of worship and religious groups. It also includes some of Toronto's popular natural landmarks including the Scarborough Bluffs and Rouge Park, and has been declared to be the greenest area in Toronto.
Scarborough's climate is moderate for Canada, due to its southerly location, and proximity to Lake Ontario. It has a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers, and generally cold winters. precipitations and temperature tends to be slightly lower than the downtown core partially because of its more northeast location.