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Here’s what you need to know about visiting The Storefront as of November 14, 2022: We are hopeful that the situation in the coming weeks continues to improve so that we are also able to advance in our reopening process. We will provide further updates when those changes occur. General guidance for Toronto residents on current requirements and restrictions is available … Read More

Now What? Learnings for the future of East Scarborough Works

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This fall, to reflect on the outcomes, changes, and learnings that have resulted from the collective investment of the East Scarborough Storefront and the other ecosystem players involved in East Scarborough Works over the past five years, The Storefront has published a Learning Report to reflect on this unique approach to workforce development. This post is the third in a … Read More

So What? Signs & Signals of Systems Change with East Scarborough Works

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The East Scarborough Storefront recently released a Learning Report that reflects on the outcomes, changes, and learnings that have resulted from the collective investment of the East Scarborough Storefront and the other ecosystem players involved in East Scarborough Works (ESW) over the past five years.  This is the first in a series of blog posts that summarize key takeaways from … Read More

Sowing seeds of systems change at the East Scarborough Works Symposium

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On Monday, May 30th, The Storefront hosted the East Scarborough Works Symposium: Unlocking an equitable and resilient economy for Scarborough at the Guild Inn Estate. It was an exciting moment as this gathering marked East Scarborough Works’ first in-person cross-sector gathering since the start of the pandemic. We celebrated the progress we’ve made together since our last symposium in 2018 … Read More

The Storefront Celebrates Pride Month!

On Tuesday June 14th, Storefront Staff gathered virtually for a staff learning session to celebrate Pride Month, and hold space to reflect and share how we’d like to support 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion at the Storefront. At the Storefront, we champion the Connected Community Approach (CCA) and are guided by the 10 Keys to foster spaces of welcoming and belonging for everyone … Read More

Black History at The Storefront – A Snapshot of Resident Leadership

At the East Scarborough Storefront, we understand that when residents are supported to address the community challenges that are important to them, they play a crucial role in building the communities that they want to be a part of. In today’s Black History Month post, we highlight Camesha Cox, founder of The Reading Partnership, and a long-time resident leader who … Read More

A Snapshot History of Black Residents and Food at East Scarborough Storefront

By Desrene Cole with contributions from Siona Koker & Sarah Luca In the previous post in our Black History Month social media campaign, we reflected on who the major players of KGO, and the Connected Community ecosystem are, especially the Resident Leaders and Storefront community members we support, and we know that  Community Builders play a major role in connecting … Read More

East Scarborough Works Construction Trades Pathway Info Session Overview

On Tuesday Dec 14, we held an information session about the East Scarborough Works pathway to careers in the construction trades. In case you missed the session and are interested in learning more, read on to find out what it’s all about and how you can still be part of it. East Scarborough Works is a demand-led, supply-driven, network-managed approach … Read More

Update: Housing Now and the future of The Storefront

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Last fall we learned that City Council had approved The Storefront’s location at 4040 Lawrence Ave East to be included in the City’s Housing Now Initiative. The site that The Storefront sits on is owned by the City, and Housing Now is part of the City’s HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan, focused on increasing the number of new affordable rental units … Read More