Welcome to Soro good Neighbours
Our beautiful community of South Rosebank (SoRo) is nestled between the Rouge National Urban Park, Lake Ontario and Petticoat Creek Conservation Area in South Pickering. We share this space with an abundance of wildlife, making it a very special place to live. ‘SoRo Good Neighbours’ is a community group that enjoys finding ways to connect with our neighbours.
Welcome to our Virtual Community Centre!
New Soro projects
Check out the Events and Initiatives tab for our two new projects:
TENNIS COURT FENCE ART and the creation of our 2022 SORO CALENDAR
SoRo 2022 Calendar is ready to be picked up
Pick up your copy of the SoRo 2022 Calendar from Gail Lawlor’s front porch – 540 Rougemount Drive. Text to arrange payment and pick up 416-720-5241
Calendars are $10 cash (e-transfer can be arranged). Proceeds to Herizon House, our local women’s shelter.
More pick up locations will be available after Christmas.
Thank you for visiting our 'Virtual Community Centre'
Look for this blue butterfly on our website. Click on it to enter our monthly draw. The butterfly will move on a regular basis – so come back often and enter each time.
SoRo Local Business Directory
Find the services you need right within our community! Explore our directory of local businesses and support your neighbours. SoRo is a dynamic, diverse and powerful consumer group, please consider supporting your neighbourhood by shopping locally and listing your business.
Welcome neighbour! We invite you to explore our Virtual Community Centre website to get to know us. Please fill in the form below we so can get to know you and your family.
SoRo launched Neighbourhood Watch in 2015 and have 80% of our families linked by email through 26 local Street Captains (SC). Click below to learn about NW safety tips and how to get connected to your SC.
Finding fun ways to connect with each other is how we develop a sense of community and create a safe and fun place to live. Click below to explore our past and current activities. Please share your ideas – we are always ready to engage in new ideas!
who we are & what we do
SoRo Good Neighbours was established in 2013 as part of the City of Pickering’s Celebrating Sustainable Neighbourhood Program. Our community of 1000+ homes is bound by Highway 401 to the north, the Rouge National Urban Park to the west, Petticoat Creek Conservation Area to the east and Lake Ontario to the south. This is where ‘Nature Meets Nurture’, our community slogan.
Our families in the South Rosebank area of Pickering are committed to organizing a variety of sustainable initiatives including: community cleanups, maintenance of two native species/pollinator friendly community gardens (including the sale of native plants for home gardens), and Rosebank Road bridge flower baskets (in partnership with the City). We also celebrate community art in a variety of ways including our beautiful SoRo Butterfly on the Rosebank Tennis Court fence, Kindness Signs and Kindness Rocks, and our annual Create ‘n Sip events in collaboration with our community partner Abbeylawn Manor Retirement Home. Check out our amazing local art talent submitted to our first and hopefully annual SoRo Art Expose.
SoRo Family Fun Day and Celebrating South Rosebank annual events provide opportunities to get to know and have fun with neighbours. In partnership with the Durham Regional Police, SoRo also established Neighbourhood Watch. All of the above and many other activities help us to connect with each other, creating a safe and fun place to live.
SoRo Good Neighbours recognizes that a strong community is essential to the health and well being of a person’s life. Our mission is to inspire every resident to get connected through involvement in numerous local events and causes that reflect and nurture our core values: kindness, safety, diversity and creativity.
Our History in South Rosebank
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Have an idea or story that you would like to share with the community? We always welcome fresh thoughts. Do not be shy!
Want to be connected with your local Neighbourhood Watch Street Captain ?
Just shoot us few lines and get involved with the community.