October 19 – 24 was Canadian Waste Reduction Week. Organizations and communities across Toronto celebrated the week with different activities and events. The Corner @240 along with the ST. James Town Community celebrated the week with various activities stretched over a week. Below are some photos from the events and activities.
On the 19th, Monday, 10 youth participated in IT junk wars. A laptop repair and troubleshooting workshop where they learn to fix a laptop and at the end they get to take home the laptop. The initiative was well appreciated by the community keeping in mind the need the students have today with laptops.
On Tuesday, was Trash to Treasure, a arts and crafts competition using recycled waste. The competition is still open and residents can send in their submissions. Check out these wonderful pieces of art above.
On the Wednesday, the 21st, a electronic trouble shooting workshop was organised. Here residents learned how to handle and troubleshoot a electronic or home appliance. The workshop was done in partnership with Repair Café Toronto
On the 22nd, a interactive game “Three Bins” was organised outside The Corner @240. The game was designed to sensitise, educate residents in appropriate waste disposal. Over 50 residents took part in the event.
On the 23rd and the 24th, Earn a Bike event was organised where residents (youth) were trained in bike repair and maintenance and through the process they Earn a Bike that they get to keep.
The event was also attended by Krystin Wong-Tam, city councillor for Toronto Centre and Annamie Paul, Green party By-election candidate. The councillor gave away some gifts and toys to residents who visited The Corner @240 during the time.