Earlier this year, C3 made the video below, about network weaving in the various projects at The East Scarborough Storefront, starting with a powerful piece by The Storefront’s own Margaret on Tower Neighbourhood renewal.
On March 24th, The East Scarborough Storefront held a design charrette as part of “Healthy Communites x Design”, a federally funded project focused on healthy community-engaged design. See more at the new website www.healthycommunitiesxdesign.com
Congratulations to Anne Gloger of the East Scarborough Storefront for being one of the 2 recipients of the 2017 Jane Jacobs Prize. The Prize is an annual award that celebrates individuals who contribute to the fabric of Toronto life in unique ways that exemplify the ideas of Jane Jacobs. Anne is the first person from Scarborough to receive this award!
Thanks to Premier Kathleen Wynne and MPP Mitzie Hunter for visiting one of our favorite projects, The East Scarborough Storefront on January 16th to learn more about the Connected Community Approach.
Click below for a video of the visit.
“I’m driven by the idea of helping people overcome challenges and succeed. The East Scarborough Storefront is all about giving people the support they need to succeed. The hub’s grassroots approach means people have access to 35 organizations that provide services like settlement support, youth groups and legal advice. It is inspiring to see a community working together to support each other and make good things happen in their neighbourhood.”
– Kathleen Wynne
This week, the Tower Renewal program was recognized as one of 100 solutions “for a greener and fairer future” across the globe.
Cities100 selected 100 city-level initiatives that represent leadership in climate change mitigation and adaptation, while at the same time strengthening local economies, communities and citizens’ health. Both the Tower Renewalprogram as a whole, and the City’s innovative retrofit financing programs, Hi-RIS and HELP, received this honour.
To see all 100 initiatives recognized, visit Cities100. Two other City of Toronto initiatives were also recognized and we share our congratulations with them: the Toronto Region Conservation Area’s SNAP Program, and the Climate Risk Assessment and Management Initiative.
3 new murals are underway at the towers at 4000 or 4010 Lawrence Ave. East. The first is nearing completion, with the second and third to follow. See the designs below.
“Respectful relationships can bring about radical change and nurturing them is some of the hardest work we will ever do.”
Read the latest blog post from Anne Gloger, Principal of Connected Communities here, to find out about how it’s all about relationships.
On September 15th, the Institute for New Suburbanism (INS) officially launched as a non-profit organization. As a centre for research and dialogue, it will bring together theorists, academics, planners, and architects to further the dialogue about new suburbanism, generate ideas, and make recommendations that could reset the relationship between core, suburban and rural areas.
Learn more at their new website: newsuburbanism.ca
A University of Toronto undergraduate student in Human Geography, Adriana Stark has an article about KGO and Westin Mount Dennis published. It is on the value of the work we are doing in Tower Neighbourhood Renewal: creating Connected Communities
It was published in their undergraduate journal, Landmarks
You can view and read it on page 14
Did you know that there is a Scarborough Community Renewal Campaign? Its focus is on raising the profile on the need for renewal in Scarborough. Check out their website here