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

Cooking up Community – with you!

Great news! Thanks to our Friends and Supporters, and some handy work by our Facilities staff, the stoves are fully functional again! UPDATE – Jan 14, 2020 (by Nadia Heyd) This is a story that you kind of need to read from the bottom of this post to the top to get the full gist. To save you the trouble, … Read More

I bake, you bake, Wee Bake!

article by Nadia Heyd, originally published in Aug 2019 issue of The Bluffs Monitor – with thanks to The Bluffs Monitor team! East Scarborough Storefront is proud to know local resident, Lolita Richards.  Lolita fell in love with baking at the age of eight when she was given an Easy Bake Oven. Her passion for baking led her to George … Read More

What’s new with Sport for Change? Above the Rim (July) and Feet in Motion (September)

by Nadia Heyd, Storefront Staff, September 5, 2019 Among the amazing community-building activities that happen at The Storefront, basketball happened in a big way this summer at The Storefront Sports Court! On July 28th, we saw the culmination of months of work by local resident leaders supported by The Storefront’s Sport for Change initiative. Above the Rim, a 3-on-3 youth … Read More

A Connected Community Approach: Reinforcing The Importance of Relationships In Times Of Adversity

Article by Shane Beharry, Manager, Community Resource Connections.   Shane is pictured 3rd from left in this photo taken the day we opened our Sports Courts back in 2014. A community’s resilience and strength is tested in times of adversity: when the unthinkable happens and tragedy imposes itself on a thriving, progressive and resilient community.  In early August at The Storefront’s … Read More

The KGO Community Will Rally

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On August 9th, the unthinkable happened; a community member was shot on the sports court at the East Scarborough Storefront. In 2014, the sports court transformed this community. It was designed by youth for theircommunity, and the community responded. The Storefront sports court and the iconic sky-o-swale, has become the place where community, and especially young people gather. Every day, … Read More

Basketball comes to Sport for Change: Above The Rim – July 28th

Here in KGO, people connected to Sport for Change – like people all over the city – and country – have caught the Basketball bug. S4C has expanded to include Basketball in a big way this year with “Above the Rim” a one-day Basketball tournament on July 28th from 11am to 5:30pm. It’ll be a “Win-Win” kind of day! An amazing … Read More

Partner Spotlight – Connecting Women to Scarborough Services

The Storefront’s Service Delivery Hub is one of the best known and most accessed resources 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 having to travel to 35 locations around town! This Partner Spotlight comes out every 2 weeks and features … Read More