Residents of Scarboro enjoy undulating landscapes withgracefully curved, tree-lined streets. Boulevards and exceptionally wide streets were designed to retain the natural beauty of the landscape and topography. A collection of parks and open spaces were made easily accessible to residents. During his time as Park Superintendent, William Reader chose many of Scarboro’s plants and trees. He believed in the restorative value of landscape and that parks can bring social improvement by promoting a greater sense of community and providing recreational opportunities, especially in urban environments.