The Latest Updates on accessing East Scarborough Storefront

Here’s what you need to know about visiting The Storefront as of March 21, 2022 Most Provincial and Municipal mandated COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted as of March 21, 2022. However, organizations and businesses are still able to keep safety measures in place if they choose and The Storefront has decided to maintain our existing internal reopening procedures. The following … Read More

Sowing seeds of systems change at the East Scarborough Works Symposium

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

Neighbours Helping Neighbours video series: Leah & Nita, Woburn Local Planning Table

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. Nita Goswami and Leah Yuyitung are members of the Woburn Local Planning Table in Woburn, East Scarborough. The WLPT is … 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