TORONTO, ON, Thursday, August 27, 2020: Your Toronto Zoo and the East Scarborough Storefront are proud to announce an exciting new three-year partnership embedded within the common goal of increasing community well-being in Scarborough. This memorandum of understanding establishes similar goals the East Scarborough Storefront and the Toronto Zoo wish to work cooperatively and collaborate on including:

  • Work collaboratively on community outreach, volunteer and career opportunities.
  • Build community awareness, to educate about conservation and sustainability.

The East Scarborough Storefront uses the power of collaboration to support people and build community in an inner suburban neighbourhood in East Scarborough. The Storefront focuses on helping networks of residents, social service organizations, academic institutions, businesses, planners and architects engage in meaningful discussions, run programs, organize events, share learning and participate in a wide range of activities effectively and collectively. The Storefront is a project on MakeWay's shared platform.

"East Scarborough is home to talented people, welcoming communities, and innovative social change efforts,” said Anne Gloger, Principal of East Scarborough Storefront. “The East Scarborough Storefront and the Toronto Zoo share a common desire to bring the people and communities of East Scarborough together to create supportive, sustainable, and resilient environments.   We are delighted with the proactive, community wide, and collaborative approach of this new partnership.  We look forward to building community together with the Toronto Zoo," she added.

“Your Toronto Zoo’s new partnership with the East Scarborough Storefront is an exciting opportunity to for us to grow our efforts to improve our community,” said Dolf DeJong, CEO, Toronto Zoo. “We are particularly proud to be establish this agreement with a critical community member that is deeply-rooted within Scarborough, the special place your Toronto Zoo calls home. The enactment of this partnership is a fitting example of community collaborations in action to connect people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction,” he added.


Toronto Zoo Media Contact Information:

Amanda Chambers
Supervisor of Strategic Communications
[email protected]

East Scarborough Storefront Media Contact:

Victoria Armit
Employer Relations Coordinator
[email protected]