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Community BBQ's , Community Events, Guild Alive with Culture Festival and many more...

East Scarborough Storefront
Phone: 416-208-9889

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
Phone: 416-642-9445

Guildwood Village

The Guild Renaissance Group

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
Phone: 416-396-4026

Coronation Community Association of West Hill

Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival

7 Oaks Community Association

Downtown plan – TOcore project
As part of the TOcore initiative, City Planning staff have produced a plan for future downtown growth. The proposed Downtown Plan links growth and infrastructure for complete communities. Torontonians can provide input by emailing, by attending a December 2 open house and by participating in a survey and/or by engaging online via Social Pinpoint.

Holiday Wish List a Guide for Helping Toronto's Homeless and Vulnerable This Holiday Season
The Holiday Wish List is a list composed by the City of Toronto of surveyed agencies that run shelters, drop-ins and other services, asking them what gifts would bring cheer to their clients during the holidays. There are fifty agencies on the list this year.
The 2017 Holiday Wish List is available at
See full news release here.

Rosalie Hall's Winter Youth Clothing Bank
For the past 4 years Rosalie Hall has provided new and gently used clothing items to youth, families and those new to Canada both living in the Dorset Park Neighbourhood and beyond. Though generous donations and strong partnerships with the Dorset Park Community Hub, they've been able to provide the most basic of items to youth and families often times creating a starting point or easing some financial stress.
This year the clothing bank will be held on Wednesday December 20, 2017 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm at the Dorset Park Community Hub, 1911 Kennedy Road
Seeking new and/or gently used winter items:

  • Coats
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Toques/scarves
  • Pants
  • Boots

Please see flyer for more details here

#Picture2050 All Ages Photo Contest
#Picture2050 is a Photography Contest for photographers of all ages, inspired by the Toronto's TransformTO Climate Plan. The goal of the plan is to reduce Toronto's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and build a healthy, equitable and prosperous city. #Pickture2050 is inspired by the City's TransformTO plan. The contest is organized by the Toronto Climate Action Network (TCAN) and sponsored by The Atmospheric Fund (TAF).
Imagine Toronto in the year 2050. What does a caring, thriving, climate-friendly city of the future look like? Submit up to 3 photos that help visualize the Toronto you would like to see in 2050.
There are 3 award categories:

  • Kids, age 11 and under
  • Youth, age 12 to 17
  • Adults, age 18 and over

Submit up to 3 photos by December 15th, 2017
For more details and where to submit your photos please visit

Accepting Nominations: Leading Women Leading Girls
Who has inspired you in 2017? Nominate women and girls who are making a difference in Scarborough-Guildwood today!
Who is eligible for the award?

  • Leading Girls Building Communities nominees must be girls or young women under the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past.
  • Leading Women Building Communities nominees must be women over the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past.
  • Nominee's home address must be in Scarborough-Guildwood to be considered.

Nomination Requirements

  • Completed nomination application form. English form here and French form here.
  • Two (2) Letters of Support: the letters must be unique to each nominee and must address these three areas:

1. Describe how the nominee's efforts improved the lives of women and/or girls in her community.
2. Explain how the nominee's achievements demonstrate her leadership.
3. Please specify the number of volunteer hours the nominee contributes annually.
Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experienced working/volunteering with the nominee. Letters of support from family members are not accepted.
Nomination packages must be submitted to MPP Mitzie Hunter's office in person or by email to by Monday, January 8, 2017 at 4 PM.

Volunteers Needed!
Mornelle All- Stars is looking for individuals with various backgrounds to volunteer in our community, Walk Safe Program, Home Work Program, administrative assistant March Break and Summer Camp ect.
If you are a believer in bringing effective and sustainable change, then this is the project for you.
Great Experience, in community development, one could use this experience as part of their placements/internship, volunteer hours etc.
If interested please Contact Angela  
Email: or call (647-769-5900)

Contact my staff at 416-396-7222 or at for information about volunteering at some of our events!


8. Projects, Grants and Public Service Information
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Cultural Hotspot 2018
May through October the Cultural Hotspot shines on spotlight on arts, culture and community in diverse neighbourhoods, inspiring new ideas about where culture thrives in Toronto. In 2018 the Cultural Hotspot celebrates centre/north Scarborough an area bordered by Steeles Avenue to the north, Lawrence Avenue to the south, Victoria Park Avenue to the west and the Toronto boarder to the east.
Artists, Arts Organizations, Residents, Community Groups and Businesses – Here's how you can get involved!

  • Create a Community Arts Project
  • Share your Community events, festivals or gatherings
  • Showcase your restaurants through Hot Eats
  • Volunteer at Hotspot events and programs!

For more information please see flyer here.

Live Green Perks
Live Green Perks is a program that offers deals on green products and services at hundreds of local businesses plus exclusive events and monthly contests. It's free to join. Anyone who lives, shops or visits Toronto can join the program and get the perks by downloading the free app for iOS and Android devices. Businesses offering deals and discounts include local restaurants, retail shops, and attractions. Known previously as the Live Green Card, Live Green Perks is a component of Live Green Toronto, a City program that promotes sustainable living. Learn more at

Sunday Serenade at the Scarborough Civic Centre
There will be a few changes made to the Sunday Serenade concert series held at the Scarborough Civic Centre. Facilities Management will be reducing the concert schedule from weekly to twice a month, excluding the months of July and August. This change will be implemented January 2018. For more details please visit this website 

Gardiner Expressway/Harbour Street Project
Construction of a new Lower Simcoe off-ramp from the Gardiner Expressway and work on widening harbour Street to four lanes between Lower Simcoe and Bay Street, with a deducted multi-use trail, are well underway. The ramp and the new Harbour Street lane are scheduled to open in January. Demolition of the old York-Bay-Yonge off ramp is show on a time-lapse video.

Public Service Information

Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) & Epelle-moi Canada
Students are invited to participate in the annual Community Regional Spelling Bee (SBOC). This programme will help to develop their vocabulary, learn new word definitions and improve their reading comprehension and public speaking skills.
This year SBOC is in the process of preparing a Spelling Bee coaching software app that will be accessible anytime 24/7 on any platform (desktop and mobile) and ready to be sent to all registered participants by mid-December.
See full registration flyer here.

Checking Batteries
The return of daylight saving time serves as a good reminder to check the batteries in clocks, fire detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Old batteries must be disposed properly as hazardous waste. Details on disposal of batteries and other hazardous waste:

Mackenzie House
In conjunction with the exhibit Eaton's Goes to War, Mackenzie House will present three events featuring the stories of Torontonians during the First World War. Visitors can enjoy an evening of historical food and music, a guided walking tour or storytelling. Tickets available here and more details on the exhibit please visit this website

UTSC Public updates:
Highland Hall (Spring 2018)
A new five story addition facing Military Trail will add much needed faculty and administration space and create a welcoming addition and signature architecture to the campus while doubling the amount of space dedicated to students and providing for flexible community access spaces. For details please see:

University of Toronto Scarborough Secondary Plan
The University has filed an official plan amendment with the City that will form the basis of a Secondary Plan for the University. The application is proceeding through the planning review process including the scheduling of community consultation meetings.

Student Residence (Fall 2020)
The University has submitted a zoning by-law amendment to the City with respect to the development of a new 750 bed student residence. The application is proceeding through the planning review process including the scheduling of community consultation meetings.

Stay Warm This Winter for Less
Through the City of Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), you can get a low-interest loan to cover the cost of a new high-efficient furnace, new windows, doors, insulation and more. And if you want to go the extra mile, the loan can also cover the cost of solar rooftop panels, solar hot water heaters and geothermal heating and cooling! The process begins with an easy online application. The HELP team will then connect you with a Registered Energy Advisor, help you access the incentives provided by the utility companies and do what they can to make the process smooth and seamless.
Contact HELP at 416-392-1826 or learn more at



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