toronto scaborough bluffs

Toronto has just been warned to stay away from the Scarborough Bluffs

The Scarborough Bluffs are one of the most picturesque parts of Toronto, but right now they're also pretty dangerous after all the rainfall we've received.

That's why the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is urging visitors to steer clear of the Bluffs (both the top and the bottom) for now. As Metro News writes, there's a risk of landslides. There have reportedly already been 10 to 15 over recent weeks.

Even without the wet weather, the Scarborough Bluffs are treacherous. In 2016, emergency crews had to rescue 25 people who tried to climb down the Bluffs.

Earlier this year, the city renamed Scarborough Bluffs Park (the top of the Bluffs) to Scarboro Crescent Park to avoid confusion with Bluffers Park and Bluffers Beach and to mitigate some of the dangers associated with people exploring these naturally occurring cliffs.

Lead photo by

Paul Flynn


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Humber Bay Park in Toronto spans two kilometres of the city's shoreline

Man recognizes himself in old photo of Children's Village at Ontario Place

Toronto LifeLabs location comes under fire for xenophobic sign

Buy nothing groups in Toronto are bringing neighbours together during the pandemic

The history of the Humber Heights-Westmount neighbourhood in Toronto

The top 10 options for moving boxes in Toronto

The Guinness World Records museum in Niagara has closed and is auctioning off everything

The TTC is shutting down subway service on part of Line 1 this weekend