150 Neighbours

Commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary in Scarborough

Frank Faubert

1931 – 1999

The final City of Scarborough Mayor before the “Mega City” amalgamation of Toronto in 1997, Frank Faubert accumulated many successes for the community throughout his life as both a local and provincial politician.

A graduate of R.H. King Academy (then called Scarborough Collegiate) and the Ontario College of Art and Design, Frank represented the Highland Creek and former Scarborough-Ellesmere areas for decades as an alderman, city controller, councillor and Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament. He fought for job creation and economic development in the district. The father of five also cared deeply about preserving natural spaces and was a founding member of the Rouge Park Alliance. He was elected Mayor of Scarborough in 1994.

The woodlot in the heart of Scarborough, just south of Borough Drive, is bestowed with his name, as is a quiet street in the Rouge Hill neighbourhood.

Two postsecondary scholarships are offered at the University of Toronto Scarborough in his honour – The Frank Faubert Scholarship in International Development Studies and The Scarborough Frank Faubert Scholarships in Management.

Photo by Keith Beaty, Toronto Star Archive.

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