Teachers can do virtually anything!

2021-10-09T15:01:24+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, education, General, TDSB|

By Yvonne Yorke - October 2021 - Teachers can do VIRTUALLY anything! That’s a catchphrase seen since the start of the pandemic which forced schools to move to virtual learning. Virtual learning has definitely provided challenges for students, parents and teachers alike. It could be the challenge of learning how to navigate the [...]

Still Spooktacular!

2021-10-08T19:14:00+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, covid-19, General, Health, youth|

By Yvonne Yorke - October 2021 -  - Every year, Halloween is celebrated as a fun-filled finale to October that delights children and adults alike. Because of the pandemic, Toronto Public Health was not able to support the traditional door-to-door trick or treating in 2020 and as of our print date for [...]

Re-envisioning the St. James Town West Park

2021-08-03T16:26:27+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: 240 Hub, Activities, Community, Earth Day, General, Nature|

- By Dimitrije Martinovic - Blending form with function in design and application is always at the heart of architectural projects. Adding social and inspirational factors to the equation can sometimes become less of a priority. But with a project like a public park in a neighbourhood as diverse as St. James Town, [...]

Allan Gardens: Not just a walk in the park

2021-07-13T05:39:13+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, General|

- By Shirley Roberts -  Just steps south of St. James Town, Toronto residents and visitors will find an urban gem that is accessible to all, free of charge.  Located on the east side of Sherbourne Street, west side of Jarvis, from Carleton to Gerrard – Allan Gardens stands as a legacy to [...]

Crossing barriers to urban green space

2021-07-15T16:32:58+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community|

- By Lisa Kowalchuk -  An article in our June edition focused on the health benefits of exploring urban nature, and ways in which Park People (the group working to use parks to increase people’s quality of life) works to overcome inequalities in people’s access to green spaces in cities across Canada. In [...]

Bird watching gets a new look during the pandemic era

2021-10-20T21:53:37+01:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

By Nina Badwal - June 2021 -  A group on a bird walk (Photo: Andrés Jiménez Monge) A recreational activity that was once seen fitting for retired white men is now attracting a diverse group of people.  Bird watching – or birding which includes the visually impaired – has reached an all-time high [...]

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