Partner Spotlight – Afghan Women’s Organization – AWO

Partner Spotlight Graphic - Afghan Women's Organization

Afghan Women’s Organization (AWO) Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services “From Isolation to Full Participation” The Storefront’s Service Delivery Hub is one of the best known and most accessed resources that East Scarborough Storefront offers to the KGO (Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park) community. At our hub, community members can find 35+ social service partners who help make their lives better – without … Read More

Partner Spotlight: Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS)

Graphic of a spotlight, featuring Storefront partner Catholic Crosscultural Services

East Scarborough Storefront has developed partnerships with more than 35 different organizations who come to our neighbourhood to offer services to people who live, work, and/or spend time in Kingston-Galloway / Orton Park. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be using this Partner Spotlight to share stories and facts about the organizations who come to offer services and supports … Read More

How to build a community? Today, we used a garden and a canoe!

Group photo in front of the Canoe Garden

16 October 2018 by Nadia Heyd This morning at The Storefront, an amazing collection of people from the community got together to tend to our community gardens.  They also created a new habitat for pollinators! We had with us today: Mastercard Canada volunteers participating in a United Way Greater Toronto Day of Caring Sangamam – a group who convenes weekly … Read More

Upcoming Changes at The Storefront to serve KGO and the wider community even better!

Storefront Moving Poster

Thanks to dozens of organizational partners and hundreds of local residents, The Storefront is growing! Here at the Storefront we begin 2018 with a renewed commitment to the KGO community. In February the Resident Leadership Team will be moving to 4040 Lawrence Ave. E. – where they will join other Storefront staff and partners, KGO resident leaders and volunteers in making the KGO community … Read More

Anne Gloger: Community builder and winner of the 2017 Jane Jacobs Prize!

2017 Jane Jacobs Prize Logo

The Storefront is beyond proud! From Spacing Toronto: “The Jane Jacobs Prize is an annual award that celebrates individuals who contribute to the fabric of Toronto life in unique ways that exemplify the ideas of Jane Jacobs. The prize recipients reflect the diverse aspects of city life.” Anne was asked on CBC’s Metro Morning recently, “How does it feel to win this prize?” She answered: “It feels incredible! Jane … Read More

#GivingTuesdayCA – Nov 28, 2017

[pdf-embedder url=”” title=”2017 Thanks from Staff – Giving Tuesday”]   What is Giving Tuesday?   Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 28, 2017. It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day … Read More

Local Champions

Janet Fitzsimmons is a longtime Storefront Staff member, and currently is Manager of Community-based Learning at the Centre for Connected Communities, an initiative of East Scarborough Storefront. Recently, Janet was featured on smallchangefund’s “Canada 150+: Changemakers of Canada,” where she was asked for her hopes for Canada 150 years from now: “150 years from now, I hope there is no … Read More