The Scarborough Civic Centre officially opened in 1973. Designed by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, this building features two large triangular shaped towers, which surround a large open space inside. The Scarborough Civic Centre is a Modernist geometric masterpiece.
The many trees that surround the building create a park-like atmosphere. Civic Centre and its surrounding area such as Albert Campbell Square is also a home to many public art sculptures. It is a lovely spot to sit and have lunch in the summer or go skating on the outdoor rink in the winter. Landscaped gardens and greenery surrounds the square, making it a restful spot to visit. It also has a performance stage for special events.
The building was originally used as a municipal office and office space for the Scarborough Board of Education in 1973. From 1983 to 1997, the building was City Hall for the City of Scarborough. In 1998, Scarborough was amalgamated into the City of Toronto. Today, Scarborough Civic Centre holds municipal offices for the City of Toronto’s Eastern district, offices for the Toronto District School Board, and also home to the Scarborough Community Council.
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