South Asian Autism Awareness Centre moves to 11,000 sq. ft. location

Group photo on special day.

City of Toronto to build five-acre, $2 Million public park nearby

The SAAAC Autism Centre recently invited families, dignitaries, well-wishers and sponsors to its new home under construction. The new state-of-the-art 11,000 sq. ft. facility is located at 705 Progress Avenue Unit #63 in Scarborough, Toronto.

The centre that began at SAAAC Executive Director’s, Geetha Moorthy, basement with just two students 10 years ago was expected to become one of the largest autism centres in Scarborough and will serve nearly 400 families annually. This would not have been possible without our great children, families, volunteers, and sponsors, organizers said.

Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker played a key role.

A “Before Party” was held where families, volunteers and sponsors hand an opportunity see the new centre before it undergoes heavy renovations. Councillor Neethan Shan and Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker and Member of Parliament Gary Anandasangaree joined in the ceremony. We would love for you to join us on this exciting new chapter of our story.

Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker and his team played a key role in pushing the city to put in $620,000 worth of major infrastructure, in the City-owned building.

By 2019/20 the city will tear-down surrounding old buildings and create $2 million, 5 acres park, De Baeremaeker said.

A further $200,000 is required to finish the interior of the building, many sponsors have generously stepped-up and offered to support various sections of the centre.

 SAAC Executive Director Geetha Moorthy recognizes sponsors present.

SAAC Executive Director Geetha Moorthy recognizes sponsors present.

The property is expected to undergo major renovations.

Drawings and pictures depict how the nearby industrial area will be converted to five acre park.