Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

  • #135 Mornelle Court (Morningside)
  • #136 Kingston Galloway/Orton Park (West Hill)
  • #137 Woburn
  • #139 Scarborough Village

Councillor & Ward:

Paul Ainslie, Ward 24

2019 Meeting Schedule:

Date Location Time
September 18 Cedarbrooke Community Centre, Craft Room – 91 Eastpark Mornelle Blvd. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 16 East Scarborough Storefront – 4040 Lawrence Ave. E. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 20 East Scarborough Storefront – 4040 Lawrence Ave. E. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Develop a joint service plan to increase access, coordination, and investment in community services for Southeast Scarborough Neighbourhood Improvement Area residents
  • Social Development:
    • Implement a variety of programs to assist low income parents
    • Obtain resident input on types of programs and services being offered in the neighbourhood
    • Establish a communication plan to increase information sharing between residents, service providers, business, and government
    • Create a Community Blog/newsletter to keep residents up to date on community events and activities
    • Develop a networking plan to create opportunities for community members to regularly engage with each other
  • Economic Opportunities:
    • Create training and capacity building opportunities for residents to increase the ability to participate in the labour market
    • Explore opportunities with local businesses and employment service providers to increase opportunity/access to employment for Southeast Scarborough residents
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders — including aspects of community safety and environmental health
  • Physical Surroundings: Create a map of meeting spaces in the neighbourhood

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Social Development: Supported the Pathways to Education Program with Youthlink by working with high school age youth to discuss families on educational concerns, develop advocacy skills, address financial supports for travel needs, and transition expenses for post secondary application fees
  • Healthy Lives: Implemented the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to over 70 children, parents, and service providers; promoted healthy eating, physical exercise, and creating healthy literacy for children
  • Physical Surroundings: Revitalized outdoor play spaces at 4100 and 4110 Lawrence Ave. E. through a Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund 2 application; installed a splash pad and skateboard park, and enhanced an older playground with a new surface

Neighbourhood Action Plan

Each Neighbourhood Planning Table creates an Action Plan that reflects each of the Neighbourhood Improvement Areas’s (NIA) priority issues identified by residents and other stakeholders. Residents, local agencies, and other stakeholders provide input to ensure actions are prioritized according to the need of the community, and to identify the resources that are needed to complete the actions.

The Action Plan below is categorized by the 5 domains of wellbeing that are central to the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020), and tracked and updated regularly to address changing needs.

Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Community Food Skills Program: Food Handler and Food Skills Program Toronto Employment & Social Services – City of Toronto/ 5 Partner Organizations 15 $5,000 Completed
User Education Programs: Conduct User Education programs related to job search for youth and adults Toronto Public Library – City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations 43 $5,000 In Progress
Childcare Provider Information Sessions: Information sessions and training opportunities for single parent families as home childcare providers Toronto Employment & Social Services – City of Toronto/3 Partner Organizations 25 $5,000 Completed
Canada Goose Recruitment Drive: Recruitment and screening to prepare participants for a job interview with Canada Goose Toronto Employment & Social Services – City of Toronto/ 1 Partner Organization 66 $5,000 Completed
Internationally Educated Professional Mentorship Event: Employment support for internationally experienced professionals Toronto Employment & Social Services –  City of Toronto/ 20 Partner Organization 400 $5,000  Completed
East Scarborough Works Project: Increase the number of local employers and increase the number of skilled residents East Scarborough Storefront/ 3 Partner Organizations 135 $200,000 In Progress
Healthy Corner Store Project: Revitalization of store at 4OOO Lawrence Avenue East, to be a profitable food retail space Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations 100 $5,000 In Progress
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Healthy Kids Community Challenge: A provincial initiative to create communities where children can lead healthier lives East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club/ 20 Partner Organizations 4000 $25,000 Completed
Wellness Day: Event to promote health information and services to residents Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations 200 $6,000 In Progress
Pedometer Lending Program: Promote pedometer lending to residents to encouraging physical activity Toronto Public Library – City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 107 $6,000 Completed
East Scarborough Multi-Sport Collaborative: This program uses sports to promote life and health in communities University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus/ 3 Partner Organizations 150 $40,000 Completed
Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games: A program that uses play to inspire community unity and physical activity University of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations 1874 $13,500 In Progress
Ontario Trillium Foundation Soccer Program’s and Norrington Tennis Program: Soccer and tennis programs for children in Kingston Galloway (Orton Park), Mornelle Court (Morningside), and Malvern areas University of Toronto, Scarborough/ 3 Partner Organizations 35 $81,000 In Progress
Coping With Stress: Mental health workshops for middle and high school students Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations 75 $6,000 In Progress
Smoke Free Tobacco Prevention and Cessation training at Centennial College Progress Campus (Woburn) Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 12 $0 Completed
Investing in Youth Engagement Project –  Grant Recipients Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 50 $2,000 Completed
Student Health Programs at St John Paul II (Morningside): Student Nutrition and Hand Washing program, Canada’s Food Guide resources and consultations Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 50 $2,000 Completed
Food Skills Capacity Building: Nutrition organizational skill building workshops for Youth in Mornelle Court (Morningside) Toronto Community Housing Corporation buildings Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 12 $2,000 Completed
Youth Engagement in Leadership and Learning (YELL) at Cedarbrae Library Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 12 $2,000 Completed
Bed Bug Workshop Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 15 $2,000 In Progress
New Mom Parenting Program Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities 15 $2,000 Completed
Harm Reduction Outreach sessions for Agency Staff & Residents Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Agincourt Community Services, Toronto Community Housing Corporation 10 $2,000 Completed
Health Promotion Session: Smoking cessation counselling and Nicotine Replacing Therapy Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Toronto Community Housing Corporation 20 $2,000 Completed
Diabetes Prevention Workshop Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 20 $2,000 Completed
Health and Wellness Fair: Resources and Eduction for residents at 4175 Lawrence Ave E. Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing corporation 50 $2,000 Completed
Diabetes prevention Workshop: 4 Week diabetes prevention series  at East Scarborough Storefront Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, East Scarborough Storefront  50 $2,000 Completed
Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Reduction Treatment workshop through Scarborough Health Network Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities 18 $2,000 Completed
Resident Outreach: Connecting vulnerable population groups at 4175 Lawrence Avenue E. to Toronto Public Health Services Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Canadian Mental Health Agency  5 $2,000 Completed
Diabetes Prevention Program at Mornelle Hub Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Toronto Community Housing Corporation  15 $2,000 Completed
Healthy Eating on a Budget: Workshop promoting nutrition and healthy meals on a budget at Mornelle Court Hub Food Bank Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing Corporation  15 $2,000 Completed
Community BBQ and Eco Fair: Lawrence & Orton Community fair at 3939-3947 Lawrence Ave. E, providing Toronto Public Health Dental Resources & Education Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 100 $2,000 Completed
Community BBQ Fair: Providing Toronto Public Health Dental Resources & Education at 3847 Lawrence Ave. E Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing Corporation 100 $2,000 Completed
Community BBQ Fair: Providing Toronto Public Health Dental Resources & Education at 4100-4110 Lawrence Ave. E Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing Corporation 100 $2,000 Completed
Toronto Youth Health Promotion and Outreach Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough  65  $2,000 Completed
Toronto Public Health Dental Outreach Program at Mornelle Court Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing Corporation  100 $2,000 Completed
Healthy Eating Training: Workshops for Youth Leaders and Summer Staff of Toronto Community Housing Corporation Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing Corporation 37 $2,000 Completed
Healthy Eating Training: Workshops for Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Pathways to Education, Youthlnk  37 $2,000 Completed
Healthy Cooking Workshops: Nutrition and cooking workshop series at Native Child and Family services Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Native Child and Family services  9 $2,000 Completed
Healthy Cooking Workshops: Series for Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning Scarborough Village Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto, Pathways to Education, Youthlnk 100 $2,000 Completed
Research Project: Research focused on local and regional trends in mental health and needs among newcomers in East Toronto Local Immigration Partnership/ 3 Partner Organizations 250 $2,500 Completed
Mental Health 101 for Frontline Workers: Mental Health Training sessions for frontline health and settlement staff Local Immigration Partnership/ 4 Partner Organizations 250 $3,000 Completed
Identifying Synergies and Opportunities For Newcomers: Engage faith organizations and grassroots groups to identifying opportunities for newcomers Toronto East Quadrant-Local Immigration Partnership/ 3 Partner Organizations 250 $2,000 Completed
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Promoting Resident-Led Groups: Opportunities for resident-led groups to build and strengthen leadership and engagement skills Social Development, Finance & Administration – City of Toronto/ 10 Partner Organizations 150 $25,000 In Progress
Let’s Inspire For Today (LIFT) Project: Youth leadership program created to foster stronger youth-led civic engagement University of Toronto, Scarborough/ 3 Partner Organizations 200 $20,000 In Progress
Youth Leadership in High Schools: Deliver leadership programs to high school aged youth Toronto Public Health- City of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations 300 $10,000 In Progress
Local Resident Advisory Committees: Engage resident groups to develop advisory groups Social Development, Finance & Administration – City of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations 130 $25,000 In Progress
Parenting Program in Scarborough Village: Make the Connection 0-1) Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 15 $2,000 Completed
Parenting Programs in West Hill: Living & Learning with Baby, Make the Connection (0-1), Make the Connection (1-2), Nobody’s Perfect Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 30 $2,000 In Progress
Parenting Programs in Woburn: Living & Learning with Baby, Nobody’s Perfect Toronto Public Health – City of Toronto 30 $2,000 In Progress
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Learning Beyond Books: Promotes literacy residents and provides connections to area agencies Reading Partnership/ 4 Partner Organizations 500 $5,000 In Progress
Pathways to Education: After school and com­munity support to high school age youth Youthlink/ 10 Partner Organizations 396 $0 In Progress
The Imani Academic Mentorship Program: Academic and social support to youth in middle schools and high schools University of Toronto, Scarborough/ 2 Partner Organizations 67 $10,000 In Progress
Walk in My Mocs: Project to address issues affecting marginalized youth today Native Child and Family Services/ 3 Partner Organizations 150 $150,000 In Progress
Youth Sports Unlimited: Youth-led group that facilitates various sports East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club/ 5 Partner Organizations 1000 $150,000 In Progress
TD Summer Reading Club and Family Storytimes: A library program held in the Reading Garden space at Kaboom playground Toronto Public Library, City Of Toronto/ 3 Partner Organizations 753 $5,000 In Progress
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Basic Gardening Skills Program: A basic gardening skills program for greening outdoor spaces Parks, Forest & Recreation, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 25 $1,500 Completed
POL 2 Project at 41OO & 411O Lawrence Avenue East: POL 2 Funding to enhance outdoor play areas with a splash pad, skateboard park, and playground Toronto Community Housing Corporation/ 2 Partner Organizations 20 $425,000 In Progress
4175 Renovation Enhancement Project: POL 2 Funding for community kitchen upgrade and community room upgrade Toronto Community Housing Corporation/ 3 Partner Organizations 10 $232,000 Planned
Project Susan: POL 2 Funding for basement common area renovations and basketball court upgrades Toronto Community Housing Corporation/ 4 Partner Organizations 20 $406,000 Planned
POL Project at 43O1 Kingston Road: POL 2 Fund project to enhance the pool, multi­ purpose rooms, and gymnasium Toronto Community Housing Corporation/ 3 Partner Organizations 20 $400,000 In Progress
Upgrades to Curran Hall: POL 2 funding to enhance physical spaces for pro­grams and service needs Parks, Forest & Recreation, City of Toronto/ 2 Partner Organizations 15 $250,000 Planned
Mornelle Court Hub: POL 2 Funds to develop community hub and computer lab Toronto Community Housing Corporation/ 5 Partner Organizations 300 $380,000 Completed
Revitalize the Youth Lounge at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre: Youth access to recreation spaces; programs, services, community meet­ings, events, workshops Parks, Forest & Recreation, City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations 100 $40,000 Completed
New Gym For Scarborough Village: Establish a gymnasium for recreation programming in Scarborough Village Parks, Forest & Recreation, City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations 50 $5,000,000 Planned