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Cliffside in Toronto, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Scarborough Bluffs

 
 
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Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 17, 2009
1. Scarborough Bluffs Marker
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The layers of sand and clay exposed in these cliffs display a remarkable geological record of the last stages of the Great Ice Age. Unique in North America, they have attracted worldwide scientific interest. The first 46 metres of sediments contain fossil plants and animals that were deposited in a large river delta during the first advance of the Wisconsinan glacier some 70,000 years ago. They are covered by 61 metres of boulder clay and sand in alternating layers left by four subsequent advances and retreats of ice. The final withdrawal of the glacier occurred some 12,000 years ago.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 43° 42.137′ N, 79° 14.331′ W. Marker is in Cliffside, Ontario, in Toronto. Marker is located at Scarborough Bluffs Park off of Undercliffs Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cliffside ON M1M 1A4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J. Tuzo Wilson (approx.
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Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 17, 2009
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8.2 kilometers away); Toronto's first professional stadium: Sunlight Park 1886 - 1896 (approx. 10.3 kilometers away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary (approx. 12.3 kilometers away); Toronto Post Office/Le bureau de poste de Toronto (approx. 12.5 kilometers away); "Old" City Hall (approx. 12.7 kilometers away); Old City Hall Cenotaph (approx. 12.8 kilometers away); Charles Trick Currelly 1876-1957 (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); William Arthur Parks 1868-1936 (approx. 13.1 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Scarborough Bluffs. A Wikipedia article on the area. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.) 
 
Scarborough Bluffs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 17, 2009
3. Scarborough Bluffs Marker
Scarborough Bluffs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert L Weber, June 17, 2009
4. Scarborough Bluffs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022