Leaving The World Better Than We Found It

2021-04-14T03:40:37+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, Earth Day, education, General|

By Yvonne Yorke Since Earth Day's founding over 50 years ago, April 22 has been an occasion for people to  reflect on how they can better treat the environment. Did you know that high-density living, such  as an apartment building, is much more environmentally friendly than living in a rural  community? Shared walls = [...]

Straight Talk with The Corner @240

2021-04-15T22:22:11+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: 240 Hub, Activities, Community, covid-19, Earth Day|

By Munira Yusuf We interview Resource Worker, Alaa Mohamed, to discuss sustainability, Repair Café, and how the pandemic has impacted The Corner @240.    1) Can you please tell us about the current programs/workshops that are happening at the 240 and how residents can join? At the 240, there are different domains which include the [...]

Balcony Gardening- Where to Start this Spring?

2021-04-14T03:09:25+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: 240 Hub, Activities, Community, Earth Day, education, General|

By Georgina Alford Last March, The Corner@240 welcomed Lara Mrosovsky, author of “Grow Without A Garden”,  for a series of workshops teaching residents about gardening on balconies. Gardening does not  only have aesthetic benefits, in fact, a scientific report has listed a wide range of health and  mental health benefits including reducing stress and [...]

“Keeping Fit and Active with the Chechen Wolf”

2020-12-14T17:58:16+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Activities, children, Community, General, story, youth|

We spoke to Arthur Biyarslnov, Canadian Professional Boxer and Olympian, as he describes his experience growing up in St. James Town while providing some advice on how community members can stay active during the winter. 1. Growing up in St. James Town and training in the Cabbagetown Youth Centre - what initially drew you [...]

Winter Fun with Kids

2020-12-09T00:03:20+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Activities, children, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health, youth|

  This winter, families in St. James Town may be wondering what the festive season will look like. Without the usual winter activities - the Calcavade of Lights, Toronto Christmas Market, Nathan Phillips Square Fair, theatres and pantomimes - parents and guardians are under more pressure to bring the magic home.  It isn't all downsides [...]

Programs Re-Opening at The Corner

2020-11-06T17:00:19+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Activities, children, Community, General, youth|

During these difficult times, The Corner has been determined to maintain programs and services for the community. During the midst of lockdown, The Corner’s brilliant volunteer team assisted in delivering meals to vulnerable residents and worked tirelessly to ensure that St. James Town’s most isolated residents were able to get food, medicine and some [...]

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 [...]

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