Friday, August 17, 2012

The Scarborough Bluffs

The Scarborough Bluffs (also known as The Bluffs) is an escarpment in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Forming much of the eastern portion of Toronto's waterfront, it is located along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. At its highest point, the escarpment rises 65 metres above its foot and spans a length of 14 kilometres. It was first named in 1793. The Bluffs has been described as a "geological wonder" and a unique feature in North America. The escarpment forms the old shoreline of Glacial Lake Iroquois, formed after the last ice age, which left valuable geological records as the part of the escarpment by the lake eroded. The eroded alluvial deposits from the Bluffs then settled westward to form the Toronto Islands. (Source:

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