St. James Town Blog

Older Adults & The Pandemic – What can be done better?

2020-08-12T12:59:23+01:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Community|

We had a panel of three community service providers who discussed the impact of extreme heat on seniors, how this is compounded by the pandemic, how organizations serving St. James Town are finding innovative ways to support seniors, and how seniors can access these resources. Our first panelist is Veronica who represents Central Neighbourhood [...]

Kristyn Wong-Tam on Safety: Tenant rights, Bill184, and De-funding the Police

2020-08-12T12:33:49+01:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Community, policy|

On July 23, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam answered questions from The Corner on two topics of vital concern to her constituents: the reallocation of the police budget, and Bill 184, deceptively named the “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act.” Councillor Wong-Tam clarifies how St. James Town residents would benefit from police defunding -- both [...]

Remembering Vickie Rennie (12 November, 1957 – 22 July, 2020)

2020-08-10T20:34:43+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, General|

Vickie will be remembered for her many outstanding contributions to St. James Town. As a proud resident of this community she assumed leadership in several initiatives that supported her neighbourhood. Vickie was a planner and organizer extraordinaire who loved her community passionately. In 1992 she started the Bleecker Wellesley Activity Network working with a [...]

The Corner Anti-Racism Statement of Commitment

2020-08-10T21:48:48+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: anti-oppressive, black lives matter, Community, racism|

The Corner Anti-Racism Statement of Commitment The murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police has served as a worldwide awakening to the rampant systemic racism that pervades societies internationally. Mr. Floyd was an ordinary man who leaves an extraordinary legacy of hope and change. This event has mobilized The Corner to make explicit how [...]

Outdoor Activities for Downtown Residents

2020-08-12T12:41:59+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Community, General|

Despite COVID-19 putting a wrench in some of our summer plans, there are a few outdoor activities we can safely take part in. Many parks, beaches and trails are now open to the public and can be taken advantage of this summer! Sugar Beach Park is a serene harbour front park with pristine white [...]

SJT Pathways with Chris O’Neill

2020-07-15T12:19:51+01:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: education, employment, General, pathways, youth|

On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, St. James Town Pathways held a career education event on the subject of technology over Zoom. Chris O’Neill, technology investor and executive, former head of Google Canada and CEO of Evernote, former board member of Tim Horton’s and current board member of The Gap, spoke to St James Town [...]

In Conversation with Chris Moise

2020-07-15T12:55:31+01:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, children, Community, covid-19, education, General, pride, racism, TDSB|

In this live-streamed interview, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school trustee Chris Moise shares with The Corner his perspective and analysis on advancing equity in our community’s schools – both the challenges, and the achievements in which he has played a vital role.  Not the least of these achievements has been the elimination of [...]

Speaking with Lewis Ngwamba Monoe

2020-08-10T16:17:12+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, General, racism, story|

Many people at The Corner may recognize Lewis Ngwamba Monoe; not only because he is a St. James Town resident, French teacher, and community ambassador, but because his constant smile brings light to everyone’s day. Lewis was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to Canada in August 2018 from [...]