The Latest Updates on East Scarborough Storefront Hours

Now open 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday to Thursday Please note that as of August 2021, we are open Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 3 PM. This is expanded from our July hours of 10AM to 2 PM. The first hour of the day (10-11 AM) is reserved for seniors and other people who are at risk … Read More

Neighbours Helping Neighbours video series: Agnes & Dave, KGO Community Connect

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, grassroots leaders have been a vital part of keeping communities connected. Our Neighbours Helping Neighbours video series highlights the ways that grassroots leaders in East Scarborough have been stepping up to take care of their communities. Agnes Thompson and Dave Madder are long-time community leaders in the Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park community, and members of the emerging grassroots … Read More

The Storefront is Closed for Canada Day

As a community backbone organization with non-Indigenous and settler leadership and staff, The Storefront team is taking Canada Day as an opportunity to reflect and take action on Indigenous well-being and sovereignty. The stories we tell about our communities, and the events and people we choose to commemorate matter. Canada Day tells the story of the anniversary of the founding … Read More

Neighbours Helping Neighbours video series: Elijah Sybblis

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, grassroots leaders have been a vital part of keeping communities connected. Our Neighbours Helping Neighbours video series highlights the ways that grassroots leaders in East Scarborough have been stepping up to take care of their communities. Elijah Sybblis is from the Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park neighbourhood and has worked with East Scarborough Storefront, East Scarborough Boys and Girls … Read More

Introducing the next Director of the East Scarborough Storefront!

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the next Director of the East Scarborough Storefront: Sahar Vermezyari, MSW! This is such a meaningful moment in the history of The Storefront.  I am so excited that Sahar will be taking on this role: it just feels right since she has been contributing to the collective evolution of The Storefront since … Read More

National Volunteer Week 2021

The Value of One, the Power of Many Let’s take a moment to celebrate East Scarborough Storefront volunteers! Volunteers have been essential to improving people’s lives during the difficult times over the past year. Without volunteers, there are so many critical community services that simply would not be available. We are thankful for those who delivered food, took seniors to … Read More

On this day 20 years ago in 2001: The Storefront’s grand opening at Morningside Mall!

Celebrating 20 years of Community-Building in 2021 Throughout 2021, we are celebrating The Storefront’s 20th anniversary of doing community-building work in East Scarborough, highlighting different stories from across the years (see other posts in the series: Police Station to Community Hub; Water Tower to Community Garden; and Storefront’s First Home). Today in particular marks a very significant moment in The … Read More

From a Water Tower to a Community Garden

An old, rusty water tower that used to occupy the site of the Roots of Scarborough East Community Garden at East Scarborough Storefront. Images of the garden and people gardening

Never doubt for a moment that your community’s desire to grow a garden together can make change. It most certainly can! And it is the kind of change that brings about even more than food and beauty. Gardening together can bring about a sense of belonging and community, and that’s something worth growing at any time!

Employee Spotlight: Abena Martin

Back in September 2020, we started a weekly series called Employee Spotlight, where we feature the staff here at The Storefront and what they do. This spotlight is on Abena Martin, our Community Resource Specialist at The Storefront! Name: Abena Martin Job Title: Community Resource Specialist What do you do at The Storefront? I am a Community Resource Specialist and Coach … Read More

Finding inspiration today, from last year’s Morningside Park Photo Walk

By Maryam Nawaz With the current COVID-19 situation and the restrictions we are put in, finding moments to be in nature can allow us to feel more calm and at peace. The Morningside Park Photo Walk was an event that occurred last fall/winter, before the pandemic: we remember it now as we look for inspiration and ideas of ways we … Read More