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- proper noun derogatory, slang An area in east
Toronto, Canada, with certain poor neighbourhoodsand youth gangs, loosely compared with Harlem in New York.
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I happened to notice this local headline this morning: "Don't call it 'Scarlem' - Scarborough councillors to debate today if area gets fair shake from city".
Remember our discussion about crime rates in “Scarlem” early last year?
The article says: ". . . an invitation to Toronto Life magazine representatives to discuss an article portraying the former city as a bleak, gang-infested "Scarlem."