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There is nothing to see here in Scarborough

Scarborough, Ontario is a place that has an unfairly poor reputation. It endures nicknames like Scarberia and Scarlem. It is often accused of being dull and dangerous. It's profile in the media is simplistic and wrong.

To many of its residents it is a home, a place of safety, and a haven. It is a place of extraordinary diversity. The statistics suggest it may be one of the most ethnically diverse places on the planet.

This is a project that is very much in development. It is a long way from completion. As it has progressed, my attitudes have changed. I now admit that it is a much angrier project than what I envisaged when I began. This anger is not directed at Scarborough. This work is an ode, or even a love letter, to the place. My anger is aimed at those build, develop, and destroy without a moment's consideration of the impact it has on our environment around us. 

Scarborough is not always beautiful. As you will see from the work here, some parts of the district seem to resemble a post-apocalyptic wasteland at times, but it is always interesting. Join me on a journey around the district. This is project might be titled 'There is nothing to see here in Scarborough', but this project intends to demonstrate that there is always see to see if you look closely enough.