For a long time, Scarborough was made up of many small agricultural communities. As Toronto grew and expanded outward throughout the early to mid 20th century, much of rural Scarborough slowly began to be converted into suburban housing.
In 1967, Scarborough was incorporated as a borough and in 1954, it became a part of Metropolitan Toronto. In the 1960s, some of Scarborough’s neighbourhoods started to become popular communities among new immigrants to Canada. Over the past four decades, this trend has very much continued and because of this, Scarborough has continued to grow and blossom into one of Toronto’s main multicultural centers. In 2006, 57% of Scarborough’s population was born outside of Canada.
In 1998, Scarborough was amalgamated into the City of Toronto and it has grown into a lovely enclave of Toronto full of many diverse restaurants, shops and people.