Community Archives

The KGO Community Archives are a collection of essays written by graduate students from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, specifically on the Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park community. The Archives also contain institutional research relevant to the community.

This community library has been made possible by the United Way and Galin Foundation.

Built Environment, Public Space and Conservation

How Can We Measure Place-Based Connectivity?

Beautification of Space – Addressing Image and Identity in KGO Toronto

Beyond Lightbulbs – Barriers to Environmental Action in Kingston-Galloway

On the Margins of Gentrification: The production and governance of suburban ‘decline’ in Toronto’s inner suburbs

Community Organizing

Evaluating & Measuring Resident Leadership & Civic Action

Storefront Toolkit: Understanding and Measuring “Trust”

From Everyday Struggles to Broader Anti-Poverty Organizing

Dead Malls: Suburban Activism, Local Spaces, and Global Logistics

Employment and Local Economies
East Scarborough Storefront BIA Research Report

How Strong Can Place-based Action Make Neighbourhoods?: Assessing the Impacts of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy in Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park

Food Security
Food security in KGO

Housing, Immigration and Settlement
West Hill Community – East Scarborough – Discovering options to celebrate community multiculturalism

West Hill Community – East Scarborough – Discovering options to celebrate community multiculturalism – Appendix

Neighbourhood Services and Social Support
Coloring by Numbers and Filling in the Blanks

Executive Summary – Social Service

KGO Mental Health Services

East Scarborough Storefront: A Backbone Model of Service Delivery and Community Engagement

How Strong Can Place-based Action Make Neighbourhoods?: Assessing the Impacts of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy in Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park

Inner Suburbs at Stake: Investing in Social Infrastructure in Scarborough

Toronto’s Inner Suburbs: Investing in Social Infrastructure

Tower Renewal
The Storefront’s resident-led model for community engagement and Tower Renewal in Toronto

Transit, Mobility and Accessibility 
Kingston Galloway-Orton Park: The Social and Economic Case for a Community Bus

Youth and Recreation
Building Up, Not Down: The Benefits Of Youth-Led Development In Community Revitalization