Albert Campbell Square
|Albert Campbell Square|
Outdoor performance stage at Albert Campbell Square
|Owner:||City of Toronto|
|Address:||150 Borough Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Albert Campbell Square is a town square in Scarborough City Centre in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is named after Albert Campbell, the first mayor of the Borough of Scarborough and former Chairman of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. Albert Campbell Square is located at 150 Borough Drive, adjacent to the Scarborough Civic Centre south of Scarborough Centre station and Scarborough Town Centre shopping mall.
The Albert Campbell Square was modelled after Nathan Phillips Square (built 1965) in Downtown Toronto and in turn inspired Mel Lastman Square (built 1998) in North York City Centre. Part of the Albert Campbell Square is an outdoor ice rink, which held its status of being Scarborough's only permanent outdoor ice rink until the construction for an outdoor ice rink at McCowan District Park began in 2014.
Albert Campbell Square has hosted a number of events. It has served as the starting point of the annual Scarborough Canada Day Parade, one of two Canada Day parades produced by the City of Toronto. On 11 July 1980, crowds gathered at Albert Campbell Square to witness the arrival of Canadian athlete Terry Fox, whose scheduled stop was at Scarborough Civic Centre during his Marathon of Hope. On 24 July 2016, Rick Tocchet, right wing player of the Pittsburg Penguins and Scarborough native, exhibited the Stanley Cup at the square after the team won the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals.
The square has been a popular venue for multicultural events, including the Scarborough Afro-Carib Festival (2001-present), Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival (2015-present), and the Sri Lankan Kothu Fest (2015-present), Celebrate Scarborough 2016 (2016-present), Scarborough Celebrate 150 (2017).