Zero Sun Restaurant Closure and New Request for Proposal

Zero Sun Restaurant Closure and New Request for Proposal

It is with great sadness that we share the news regarding the forthcoming closure of Zero Sun Restaurant in our building, scheduled for June 2024.

Throughout the last 27 years, Zero Sun has been a cornerstone of our shared experiences, offering moments of joy and connection for us all. We extend our appreciation to the dedicated team at Zero Sun for their commitment to providing quality dining experiences here at Momiji for so long.

In light of this transition, Momiji Health Care Society is excited to announce that a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to the public. We are actively seeking new and innovative restaurant operators who can bring fresh culinary perspectives to our space, continuing to foster a vibrant atmosphere for all.

Please click to view Momiji Restaurant Space Request for Proposal (RFP)

Momiji’s 2024 Fundraising Event Calendar!

This year at Momiji, you will discover many new fundraising events, and plenty of old favourites! These events are a vital source of revenue for Momiji, helping fund the programs and services that make Momiji such a wonderful place to be. They serve an even greater role of building and strengthening our community. Like any community, we have familiar faces that attend every event, regularly volunteer, and donate whenever they can—but Momiji is always ready to welcome new friends! The following events are all open to the public, whether ticketed or free.

New Year’s Japanese Dance Celebration – Saturday, February 10th, 2024

Welcome in the Lunar New Year with a lively afternoon of Japanese dance! Momiji will be hosting three dance groups: KIZUNA International Team (sponsored by the NAJC), Ayame-Kai, and Momiji Odori no Kai! From Yosakoi to Odori, join this celebration of Japanese dance for all ages!

Buy your tickets now on EventBrite!

Ichigo Ichie: A Japanese Tea Experience – Sunday, February 25th, 2024

Capture a unique moment in time and immerse yourself in the delightful world of Japanese tea at Ichigo Ichie: A Japanese Tea Experience. Start with a Japanese tea ceremony presentation by Urasenke Tankokai Toronto Association, and finish with a Japanese inspired tea service! In between, sample exquisite Japanese teas and shop for vintage Japanese teaware.

Limited spaces available, buy your tickets now on EventBrite!

Momo Anime Market at Momiji – Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2024

For a whole weekend in March, Momiji will be transformed into a fandom utopia! Workshops, vendors, and activities will fill the building with fun! Young or old, casual or hardcore fan, all are welcome to come connect with new friends.

Follow Momiji on EventBrite now to be notified when tickets go on sale!

Momiji Spring Market – Saturday, April 27th, 2024

This April, Momiji will be welcoming in vendors for its first annual Spring Market! The theme for Momiji’s Spring Market is sustainability—it’s all about finding quality products that are handmade, small-batch, or reusable. Or all three!

Admission is free, so mark your calendars now!

Bowl-a-thon – Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Attention bowlers: Momiji’s Bowl-a-thon returns for its 16th year! Assemble a bowling team or join as an individual, and help raise money for Momiji through team sponsorships. Even non-bowlers can participate by sponsoring a team!

Look out for more information on the 2024 Bowl-a-thon coming in March!

Momiji Community Bazaar – Saturday, June 15th, 2024

One of Momiji’s most popular and longest-standing events returns for another year! At our Community Bazaar, you will find amazing deals on quality second-hand items—everything from clothes to housewares to books. And don’t forget the food—delicious Japanese cuisine and baked goods, all prepared by the community!

Admission is free, and you wouldn’t want to miss this beloved community tradition!

Momiji Yard Sale Extravaganza – Saturday, August 24th, 2024

Another old favourite returns this August: the Momiji Yard Sale! If you can’t make the Bazaar, then the Yard Sale is the next best thing, because anything that didn’t sell in June will be out again in August at an even lower price! Of course all the food will be freshly made, and as delicious as food from Momiji volunteers always is!

Admission is free, but make sure to bring your wallets for this cash-only event!

Japonica – Saturday, October 19th, 2024

As autumn arrives, so too does Japonica Live, and there is no better event for vintage, second-hand Japanese goods. Many of these pieces were treasured belongings of community members, then generously donated to Momiji to be sold and treasured once more. From ikebana and dishware to Japanese dolls and kimono, you are sure to find something truly special at Japonica Live!

Admission is free for this event!

Momiji Holiday Market – Saturday, November 23rd, 2024

Just in time for gift-giving season, our Holiday Market returns! This November, Momiji will be full of holiday cheer and vendors selling arts & crafts, second-hand goods, delicious treats, and much more.

Admission is free, so come warm up at Momiji and get your holiday shopping done early!

To keep updated, make sure to follow Momiji on Facebook or Instagram! For more information about any of these events, including becoming a vendor, please contact the Communications & Development Department by emailing fundraising@momiji.on.ca or by calling 416-261-6683, extension 259 or 260.
See you at Momiji!

Introducing Momij’s new CEO!

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Momiji Health Care Society, we are very pleased to announce that Eugene Kam has joined Momiji as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Eugene comes to us with over 30 years of executive experience including 10 years of leadership work in the seniors care sector. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, providing executive support to Yee Hong’s Long Term Care, Hospice and community and home support services, IT and capital development. Prior to Yee Hong, he had held executive positions with eHealth Ontario and a number of national organizations in the private sector.

We are excited for Eugene to lead our organization. His experience and passion for seniors care is a great complement to our vision of respect, dignity and independence for our seniors. Please join us in welcoming Eugene to Momiji!

Ann Ashley
Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Jennifer Uyeno
Co-Chair, Board of Directors

Join the Japanese Dance Celebration on February 10th!

Feeling the Winter Blues? Come to Momiji to experience a new fundraising event – our New Year’s Japanese Dance Celebration! We are thrilled to be hosting three dance teams for this celebration:

  • Kochi Yosakoi Ambassador KIZUNA International Team, sponsored by the NAJC, Greater Toronto Chapter
  • Ayame-Kai
  • Momiji Odori no Kai

Although the dance performance does not start until 1:30, you can pre-order a boxed lunch ( ½ tuna and ½ egg salad sandwich; side coleslaw; a piece of fruit and cookie, all prepared by our Momiji Café Volunteers) and enjoy this at Momiji with your friends and family starting at noon. Tickets are $10 ($5 for seniors or youth/children under 16) and the lunch is an affordable $6. Pre-ordering is necessary.

At the end of the performances, there will be two workshops where the audience will be able to participate – if you wish. There will also be a mini-raffle and some Japonica items for sale. To order tickets please visit our EventBrite page or contact our Communications & Development department at fundraising@momiji.on.ca or call 416.261.6683, ext. 259 or 260.

Update: Recent COVID Cases Resolved

The recent Covid cases have been resolved.

However, we strongly recommend that all tenants and visitors wear a mask when they are in common areas and shared spaces within the facility.
Thank you

December 11, 2023

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2023年12月11日

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Momiji Health Care Society Chief Executive Officer Posting

Momiji is seeking a visionary Chief Executive to provide and inspire leadership to achieve Momiji mission and mandate and to respond to the emerging needs of our key stakeholders. We are looking for a leader who will build and enhance the profile of Momiji with stakeholders through active communication, fundraising and outreach to magnify our position as a leader in independent living for seniors.

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. October 13, 2023

Please click for full posting.

Japanese Canadian Legacy Monument Update and Information Session – September 20

The Japanese Canadian Legacy Monument Database team led by University of Victoria’s Michael Abe is developing the list of names of Japanese Canadians living in coastal BC prior to the forced uprooting to be preserved on a legacy monument in Victoria, BC.

We invite JC members to look at the working site that contains a working list of the names of people forcibly uprooted from coastal BC to outside the 100 mile “protected” zone.

Please join us for an information session and demonstration of the working site and case file records. Learn more about the project and find out how you can check your family names and place of origin and submit corrections and additions.

VIEW THE NAMES hcmc.uvic.ca/project/monument
Send input and correspondence to Project Director Michael Abe monument@jclegacies.com

INFORMATION & DEMONSTRATION SESSION

Momiji Health Care Society
3555 Kingston Road, Scarborough ON
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
3:00-4:30 pm

RSVP to mkabe@jclegacies.com with Momiji Session in the subject line