• Vanessa Marie Carter

    Jake Forsyth stands on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial during his trip to France with Canadian Scouts. The group participated in Maples for Vimy commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and partnered with French students to plant memorial maple trees. Photos: Courtesy Jake Forsyth More

  • Vanessa Marie Carter

    You might be lucky enough to spot a cardinal sitting in a tree when you come out to help tidy up the community for Earth Day on April 22. Photo credit: Stephanie Lake Photography

  • Vanessa Marie Carter

    On April 1st, CCRA presented an evening with the Vanessa Marie Carter Band. Winner of the 2016 Boots and Hearts Festival Emerging Artist award, this singer/songwriter brought her band for a lively evening of dinner, country rock, dancing and prizes.

  • Highland Creek Tree Lighting

    The Centennial and West Rouge communities came out in force for a day of entertainment, games, food and fun at the Community Winterfest on Saturday, January 28 at West Rouge Community Centre. Photo: Michael McCabe

  • Summer Concert Series

    Throughout July and August, CCRA co-sponsors a free Sunday evening outdoor concert series of bands such as the Scarborough Concert Band which are enjoyed by large audiences at the Port Union Community Centre. More

  • Heritage Day Exotic Birds

    The Highland Creek Heritage Day each June is partly sponsored by CCRA and includes a parade, food and entertainment all day.
    Photo: Pickart Photography

  • Port Union Waterfront Trail

    Ribbon cutting at the opening of the Port Union Waterfront Trail, June 2013

  • Port Union Village

    Close to nature, living near the waterfront at Port Union Village

Welcome to the CCRA


President's Message

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Jennifer McKelvie

 


On behalf of CCRA, I would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and staff of Ward 44 Councillor Ron Moeser. While serving as councillor for over 25 years, Ron‘s passion for the environment shaped our community. He advocated for the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park and the Port Union Waterfront. Thanks to Ron, our community will enjoy these natural spaces for generations. Over the last couple of years, I was privileged to serve on the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority along with Councillor Moeser. I was always impressed by his thoughtful questions, and by his ardent support for the environment. We will keep you apprised of memorial plans and will run a feature on Councillor Moeser in the next issue of our community newspaper, CCRA Centennial News.

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Membership report

By Denise Bacon
CCRA Membership Chair

Did you know that the CCRA is one of the oldest continuing community organizations in the GTA? This year the CCRA will be 68 years young!

Please join the CCRA!

We are part of a beautiful and safe part of Toronto, thanks to CCRA members who support the preservation, development and improvement of our Centennial community here in Scarborough More

Community Updates

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Rella Braithwaite: Spreading pride through identity

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” More

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Past and present views from Lawson Road

By Janice Bennink

 

As survey crews begin working on the widening of Port Union Road, residents prepare for another stage in the evolution of our community. For long-time Centennial residents and homeowners Gayle and June Gibson, it’s one more snapshot seen from the corner of Lawson and Port Union Roads. More

Old Port Union Village

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The village of Port Union was located entirely within the Pickering Township boundaries. Its beginning was the result of the Scarborough, Pickering and Markham Wharf Company and the trade that the port brought to the area. More

 


 

“I don’t want to move…”

An open letter to residents

By Lillian McMullin

My husband and I love living in the West Rouge – Centennial area. We want to stay here but that may be impossible. Let me explain.


We moved here 28 years ago. We looked long and hard at different locations before deciding on West Rouge. When we purchased our home, we asked the builder about future seniors’ residences. He showed us a “plan of subdivision” and pointed to the designated site for a retirement home. More



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Your membership fee of $15 helps to support all of our community programs.
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Events

  • 27
    May
    Spring Flea Market & Plant Sale

    Port Union Seniors hosts its annual Spring Flea Market & Plant Sale. Come on down for the Plants, Bake Table, etc.Event details

  • 02
    June
    Guildwood Celebrates Canada's 150th

    Be among the first to visit the newly-opened Guild Inn Estate, site of the original Guild Inn. Light refreshments, Hor d’ourves, cash bar. Live Jazz.more

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