St. James Town Blog

Waste Reduction Week Celebrations

2020-11-13T17:09:26+00:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: General|

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 [...]

Covid- 19 Testing in St. James Town

2020-11-10T21:54:14+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, mental health|

In a time that now seems like a distant memory, a slight cough or loss of smell was not a cause for much concern. Now, having any mild symptoms of illness can cause panic, stress and anxiety, not only for fear of personal health but for fear of spreading illness to others. Testing for [...]

Studying How St. James Town is Coping with Covid-19

2020-11-13T16:15:49+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

This month, Lisa Kowalchuk spoke to us about her recent research project in St. James Town. Lisa is a sociology professor at the University of Guelph. This is what she had to say:  At the beginning of October, I launched a study entitled “Extracting lessons from coping with COVID-19 in St. James Town”, and I’m grateful [...]

Waste Management in Toronto – with Solid Waste Management Services

2020-11-13T17:21:14+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: 240 Hub, Community, General, policy|

Michael Skaljin and Jedrick So work with The City's Solid Waste Management Services. They speak to us on why the Canadian Waste Reduction Week matters, on circular economy and the challenges and opportunities we face as a city in waste management. The Corner @240 is funded by the Solid Waste Management Services. 1. Waste Reduction [...]

Examining Mental Health during the Pandemic

2020-11-10T16:07:20+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

As we face the 9th month of living with the coronavirus and its multiple disruptions of people’s lives, livelihoods, and wellbeing, we are mindful of the fact that this past October 10 was World Mental Health Day. We turned to Susan Davis, Executive Director of the Gerstein Crisis Centre for a better understanding of how [...]

Quick and Healthy School Meals: Tips for Parents

2020-09-10T14:58:20+00:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, nutrition|

With a new school year fast approaching, Christina (a dietitian from Sherbourne Health and The Corner) would like to share some healthy eating tips that we can try all year round. This short video has some pointers on making quick, budget-friendly, and healthy breakfast and lunch!

In Conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas

2020-09-10T14:04:45+00:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: General|

In this conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas, Principal, Winchester Junior and Senior Public School, talks about reopening plans of her school, the challenges and concerns it faces and how they are preparing to deal with those. The Corner – Welcome Rita. Thank you for offering to speak to us. Could you please start of by [...]