Dorothy's & Toby's Place News & Events

Dorothy's Place / Toby's Place Annual Comedy Gala
Saturday May 9 @ 7 p.m.

(Suspended until further notice due to COVID-19)

Maggie Cassella returns to host our Annual Comedy Gala in support of Dorothy's Place and Toby's Place.  If you would like to volunteer, please send an e-mail to Cathy Williamson at

"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

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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