Read more about the article “Highland Creek? Wasn’t Anything There”: The McLean Estate and UTSC in the 1960s
photo courtesy of Scarborough Historical Society and Archives

“Highland Creek? Wasn’t Anything There”: The McLean Estate and UTSC in the 1960s

Do you recognize the landscape presented in the aerial photograph presented below? No? Take a closer look. Give up? This is an aerial landscape shot of Highland Creek community and campus land prior to Scarborough College’s construction in 1964 (photograph courtesy of the Scarborough Historical Society and Archives). With a current student population of nearly 13,000 and seemingly endless new building projects, it might be difficult to imagine a…

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Read more about the article Marooned?: The Issue of Identity
Photo: Birk, Dieter ed. Marooned: Scarborough Campus Magazine. Scarborough College: December 1967. Cover Photo. University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections. UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, File 002-D-7-5-52. https://discoverarchives.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/marooned   

Marooned?: The Issue of Identity

In October 1964, after the formal opening ceremonies for Scarborough College, Varsity news reporter Margaret Sisson confidently reflected, “Scarborough College…will be able to provide students with a source of identity within the University structure” (Sisson, 1964). While the first classes of Scarborough College certainly actively negotiated (and fiercely contested) their “Scarborough Identity” (Marooned February 1967), building a collective student identity and community miles…

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Read more about the article One Way Tray to the Valley
Scarborough College. Spectrum (Campus newsletter). University of Toronto Scarborough Campus: January 1990 (Special 25th Anniversary Issue).

One Way Tray to the Valley

While present UTSC students look forward to cross-country skiing or winter hikes in the valley, former students of the ‘60s and ‘70s turned to the cafeteria for some outdoor winter fun. Yes, you read that correctly – students piled into the campus cafeteria in anticipation of heading outside. Upon finishing…

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