Our Statement on Racial Injustice

Picture of staff of The Storefront and steering committee

The East Scarborough Storefront recognizes that as we make strides towards a more equitable community and society, we are presently living in very challenging times.  Injustices such as the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, D’Andre Campbell, Tony McDade, Andrew Loku and too many others at the hands of police are not isolated incidents. Rather,  they stem from generations of … Read More

Printable flyer templates: Key supports you can access by phone

We’ve created two printable flyer templates for East Scarborough, one general and one for seniors, listing key phone numbers to call for support during the pandemic. We’ve been sharing lots of information virtually, via our social channels and email newsletter, but several grassroots leaders have expressed concern for those in the community who aren’t connected online and might be struggling … Read More

The value of keeping a community connected during a crisis

by Nadia Heydnheyd@thestorefront.org05 May 2020 After seven weeks of at-home isolation, the the value of keeping a community connected during a crisis keeps coming up in our work at The Storefront. In a previous blog post, I described some of the ways we have been keeping connected to our our community . I’ll recap these below.  Then, I’ll share with you what we’ve learned … Read More

Can you help get food to your neighbours in Scarborough?

Last updated: April 27, 2020 by Nadia Heyd nheyd@thestorefront.org 5n2 Kitchens has been a longtime partner of The Storefront. Prior to the Coronavirus emergency, they served more than 1200 free and healthy meals to the Scarborough community at 8 locations every week, and The Storefront was one of those locations. Since the emergency hit and congregate dining sites like The … Read More

April 3, 2020 Update: Notice of Continued Closure

April 3, 2020 Dear Storefront Family, To ensure the continued health and safety of our community The Storefront has decided to continue with our temporary building closure during this time where novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 poses a serious public health problem. We are tentatively scheduled to reopen at the end of June, and will continuously re-evaluate this date as the situation … Read More

Fostering Social Connectedness in a time of Social Distancing

The featured image on this page shows The Storefront Staff team in Fall 2019. While we cannot be this close right now, we can still collaborate with each other and with you, and everyone in the community to foster community connectedness. March 19, 2020Nadia Heyd Storefront Donor Relations Coordinator and Communications Committee Member During this time of collective response to … Read More

Notice of Closure: East Scarborough Storefront

March 16, 2020 Dear Storefront Family, The East Scarborough Storefront is a vibrant community made of diverse populations including many who may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is our priority. To ensure the continued health and safety of our community, The Storefront has decided to temporarily close. This is in line with all … Read More

Update on COVID-19

March 10, 2020 Dear Storefront Family, The East Scarborough Storefront is committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff, students, volunteers, partners and residents. We are always vigilant with our protocols and the measures that we take to prevent the transmission of communicable illnesses and ensure the ongoing health of all those who come through our doors. As … Read More

Local jobs, the Connected Community way: East Scarborough Works in action

Top image contains two individuals speaking to a large crowd. Bottom left image has a person in a black jacket looking at the camera while holding a coffee cup while a second person looks at their face. Third image is a crowd of individuals with a few reading printed material

At The Storefront these days, we’re living into our Connected Community Approach (CCA) in new ways that address the geographic nature of poverty. On February 4th, we certainly saw something new and exciting happening when we put the CCA into action for local workforce development at our first East Scarborough Works (ESW) construction trades pathway info session. Though it may … Read More