Dorothy's & Toby's Place
News & Events
Toby's Place Open
Toby's Place is open again at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church on Mondays from 4:00-7:00 p.m. If you are planning to attend, and to ensure the safety of all participants, please register on the Toby's Place Instagram bio or call or text 647-915-2475 for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Dorothy's Place Article
Check out this article featuring Dorothy's Place in the Bluffs Monitor, page 4:
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.