First settled by Europeans in the 1790s, Scarborough has grown from a collection of small rural villages and farms to become fully urbanized with a diverse cultural community. Incorporated in 1850 as a township, Scarborough became part ofMetropolitan Torontoin 1953 and was reconstituted as aboroughin 1967. Scarborough rapidly developed as asuburbofOld Torontoover the next decade and became a city in 1983. In 1998, Scarborough and the rest of Metropolitan Toronto wereamalgamatedinto the present city of Toronto. Scarborough is an administrative district in Toronto and has its own community council. TheScarborough Civic Centre, the former city hall, is still used by themunicipal government of Toronto. Scarborough is a popular destination for newimmigrants in Canadato reside. As a result, it is one of the most diverse and multicultural areas in theGreater Toronto Area, being home to various religious groups and places of worship. It includes some of Toronto's popular natural landmarks, such as theToronto ZooandRouge Park. The northeast corner of Scarborough is largely rural with some of Toronto’s last remaining farms, leading to Scarborough’s reputation of being greener than any other part of Toronto.