In September 1987, Frontlines opened its doors to the children and youth in Weston, offering them a safe place to hang out away from the streets. Since then, we have welcomed hundreds of young people from the community, providing programs and services in our quest to help make Weston a better and safer place.
Started as a drop-in centre that focused primarily on music, Frontlines has been a haven for many children and youth from the Weston community, many of whom had lost their way.
Weston now is very different demographically from what it was in the late 1980s; but many of the same problems that existed then—a high poverty rate, low income household and high unemployment—are still an unhappy reality.
The first director and founder of this community centre was Tim Huff who saw a need and approached the Weston Park Baptist Church and Youth For Christ (Youth Unlimited Toronto) to partner in establishing the drop-in centre.
In 1991, Frontlines moved to its current location at 1844 Weston Road, a property of the Weston Park Baptist Church. The space is shared with the Weston Area Emergency Support (WAES) food bank which provides assistance for many of the families that participate in our programs.
Learn more by visiting Frontlines' website at www.frontlines.to.