Good Neighbours is a drop-in mission new to the Scarborough neighbourhood! Come visit us at 193 Markham Road, near Markham and Eglinton.
Our home base and affiliate is St. John The Compassionate Mission, located near Broadview and Queen. St. John’s has been serving the marginalized and those in need for the past thirty years.
Beginning in 1986, we opened the Mission drop-in in Riverdale. Since then, many of the families and individuals we knew left the downtown core and moved to Scarborough. We realized that Scarborough was becoming an area of great need with very few social services.
In 2016, we opened a new location location in Scarborough on Danforth Road and Eglinton East. It was in this new site that we learned of the closure of the Scarborough Red Cross Drop-In. After consultation with the Scarborough Red Cross, we decided to move near to the location they were leaving. Our new home has inherited some of the regulars from the Scarborough Red Cross, but also new people.
We follow the ‘Rule’ of the Mission. In Scarborough, Good Neighbours is part of the Apostolate of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese.
As with our affiliate missions, we wish to create a beautiful and inclusive place where families with children, and others who visit, can experience belonging and peace. All are welcome!
Good Neighbours is associated with Community Food Centres Canada, as a ‘Good Food Organization.’