"The novel [Scarborough] connected with many people because of its tender insights into an often maligned area of Toronto, and the film aims to do something similar. It was shot at about 15 Scarborough locations, most in the Kingston Galloway-Orton area. In fact, the talent show scene took place at the school where the book is set, and many of the families whose children attend the school became extras during the filming."
-- Amil Niazi
Niazi, Amil. "A tender moment of truth in 'Scarborough'." Maclean's, vol. 134, no. 11, December 2021.