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Dorothy's & Toby's Place

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Big News for Dorothy's Place

Dorothy's Place was the recipient of the "Inspiring Community Organization of the Year" at the INSPIRE Awards 2020/2021.

Thanks to all of you who have made the program possible: our volunteers, all our supporters who believe in us, and especially to our 2SLGBTQ+ seniors who show up every time and who make Dorothy's Place a welcoming safe space.


Thank you Birchcliff Bluffs United Church for your vision, The Watkins Fund that gave us the initial funding, Community One Foundation and WoodGreen for their grant support, and thanks to our donors. 

Virtual Dorothy's Place and Rainbow Tea Time


During COVID-19, join Dorothy's Place and Rainbow Tea Time at virtual get togethers.

For more information about Dorothy's Place and Rainbow Tea Time, contact Rev. Carmen Llanos at or 647-360-5767.

"2SLGBTQ+ Youth Voices of Scarborough" Film


The film launched on Monday, February 24, and shows the diversity of a 2SLGBTQ+ community which, until the space came along, had nowhere to meet and talk.


The film captures youth at Toby’s Place, a drop-in centre in the basement of the Birchcliff Bluffs United Church.  They speak about gender identity, sexuality, and other subjects.  Scarborough’s queer youth “aren’t a monolith” but “a lot of smaller things” and very diverse, says Paisley Sears, who edited the film and shot most of the video footage.


Please visit the following page for the full story:


Film event organizers (front row) Dee Stoicescu, left, and Ai Yamamoto sit with film participants, in back row, Paisley Sears, left, Christina Dewar, Atlas Rockburn and James Stewart at Toby's Place in Birchcliff Bluffs United Church. The films, made by youths, are about the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough.

--- Dan Pearce/Torstar

Dorothy's Place Article


Check out this article featuring Dorothy's Place in the Bluffs Monitor, page 4:…/…/July-19-Final_E.pdf

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Inside a Church Basement Article


Birchcliff Bluffs United Church is home to one of the only safe spaces identified for 2SLGBTQ+ youth in all of Scarborough.  Click here to read the article.

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