Black History Month in Scarborough – Rouge Park

Each February, the City of Toronto is proud to support and host events that recognize Black History Month. This Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the past and present contributions of Black-Torontonians in education, medicine, art, culture, public service, economic development, politics and human rights.

On February 4, the Toronto History Museum released new online content for Black History Month, as part of a program called Awakenings. This exhibit features a virtual series of art projects by Black, Indigenous and Artists of Colour that explore untold stories, provide a new perspective and invite the public to join the conversation. More information is available by clicking here.

The Toronto Public Library is also celebrating Black History Month through events which consider the historical significance and contemporary contributions of Black activists and artists from around the world. Find upcoming virtual events, reading lists, videos and more by clicking here.

This year, the Children's Breakfast Clubs, accepted nominations from across Canada to highlight Black community members for their local contributions. I would like to recognize Natoya Anderson, from Scarborough – Rouge Park, who was featured for her role in tackling food insecurity in response to COVID-19 and operating the Staff of Life Food Bank in Ward 25. To see everyone featured, click here.

Throughout the month of February, my office has been showcasing a local, Black-owned business in Scarborough – Rouge Park. This week, we're highlighting Twist Catering, owned and operated by Chef La-toya Fagon. Twist offers daily and weekly menus featuring culinary simplicities…with a twist! Located at 91 Rylander Boulevard, Unit 6, they're open Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Take a look at their offerings byclicking here.

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