The initial activities of what would become the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough began in 1987 when a small group of devotees started gathering to conduct bhajans (devotional songs) at the apartment of one of those devotees. As this group of devotees grew, so did the group’s activities. Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) classes, then known as Bal Vikas classes, began with a handful of children. In 1989, the group registered as a Devotional Group with the Central Council of the Sri Sathya Sai Organization of Canada.
As more devotees started attending bhajans and SSE classes, a larger space with a bhajan hall and classrooms was needed. The Devotional Group subsequently moved its activities to Woburn Collegiate Institute. Shortly thereafter in 1990, the status of the Devotional Group changed to a Sai Centre and became the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough.
Spiritual, educational, and community service activities continued to grow and expand. The following three wings were formed pursuant to the Sri Sathya Sai Organization: Spiritual, Educare (Education), and Seva (Service), along with a special wing dedicated to Young Adults.
In 2002, devotees of the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough acquired land and subsequently constructed the Mandir (Building) with Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s blessings. The inauguration of the Mandir took place in 2011. The Mandir is the permanent home for all of the activities of the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough.