Lonely Planet review for Scarborough Bluffs
The Scarborough Bluffs are a 14km stretch of glacial lakeshore cliffs. Elizabeth Simcoe named it in 1793 after Scarborough in Yorkshire, England. Several parks provide access to cliff tops, with views across Lake Ontario.
From Kingston Rd (Hwy 2), turn south at Cathedral Bluffs Dr to reach the highest section of the bluffs, Cathedral Bluffs Park (65m). Erosion has created cathedral spire formations, exposing evidence of five different glacial periods. You can also access the shore at Galloway Rd further east. Below this section of bluffs off Brimley Rd, landfill has been used to form Bluffer's Park, a private marina and recreational area.
Unless you have wheels, getting to the bluffs can be a drag, and if you do have a car, parking is limited. One option is to take the subway to Victoria Park, then bus 12 along Kingston Rd. Ask the driver to let you off near Cathedral Bluffs Dr, east of the St Clair Ave E intersection.