St. James Town Blog

May 2019

In Conversation with 280 Wellesley Resident’s Association

2019-05-07T21:27:18+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: General|

280 Wellesley Resident's Association is the first of it's kind in St. James Town. A collaborative effort by residents of one of the 19 high rises in St. James Town to ensure a safe and healthy living space for themselves. Jason and Danielle from the association answers some of our questions to help us [...]

Interactive Science Class for Kids

2019-05-07T13:56:42+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: General|

Interactive Science Class for Kids is an after school program for kids conducted at The Corner by St. James Town resident Nayan Dutta Biswas. The aim for the program is to develop cognitive, analytical, problem solving skills and inculcate scientific temper in kids. Covering different subjects like life sciences, physics, chemistry and social sciences, [...]

April 2019

Insights from St. James Town Annual Spring Gathering 2019

2019-05-07T13:47:44+01:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: General|

Residents felt that the association should be able to represent St. James Town and every individual resident.  Another important role was also to create a positive image of St. James Town, in the media and also among the public. Similarly with the Local Catering Collective, residents brainstormed training that food vendors could benefit from, apart [...]

South Asian New Year Celebrations 2019

2019-05-07T15:01:16+01:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: General|

The residents of St. James Town came together to celebrate the South Asian New Year on the 26th of April 2019.  Bihu, Baisakhi, Vishu, Bisket Jatra, Sankranthi, Puthuandu, Aluth Avuruda, Thignyan, Pi Mai are some of the names under which new year is celebrated in South Asia. Unlike the Georgian calendar, South Asian [...]

St. James Town Annual Spring Gathering 2019

2019-04-29T22:39:19+01:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: General|

The residents and service providers of St. James Town came together for the Annual St. James Town Spring Gathering 2019 on 22nd March 2019. This was the 6th Spring Gathering organised by residents, Health Access St. James Town and the St. James Town Service Providers’ Network The Spring Gathering is an annual consultation [...]

Fred Victor’s ‘STOP’ program for seniors

2019-04-17T16:53:18+01:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: General|

The St. James Town Outreach Program (STOP) is a rapid access, intensive, short term geriatric case management program that supports adults 55 and over in Saint James Town (SJT), Moss Park and Regent Park. The program reaches out to seniors with complex mental health illnesses and those facing challenges related to poverty, social isolation, [...]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

2019-04-17T16:53:18+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: General|

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination event was observed on 21st of March 2019. As a community space for a very multicultural community, The Corner observed the day in a small but meaningful manner. The main purpose of this event was to stand in solidarity with and express our respect to [...]

March 2019

Seniors’ Social – A Talent Show

2019-04-17T16:53:18+01:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: General|

The seniors of St. James town (SJT) came together on the March 28 for a afternoon of fun and performance at Dixon Hall. Approximately 60 seniors took part in the event. Performances ranging from singing, dancing, instrumentals, group interactive meditation, acting to arts and crafts were on display. The event aptly represented the diversity [...]