Working toward a skilled and thriving community

2021-07-27T16:33:21+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, General|

- By Nina Badwal -  Most of us can agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives and how we work.  In St. James Town, a community that was already experiencing food insecurity, some residents have had to make career changes in order to sustain themselves.   The third [...]

Land Acknowledgment – A living document at JICS Lab School

2021-07-27T16:32:23+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, Community, Creative Corner, Indigenous, story|

Written by grade 6 students at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School We will begin with the land acknowledgement, because we will be using the land and need to respect this place where Indigenous people have lived and continue to live. We would like to thank the First Peoples [...]

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 [...]

A ‘Just Recovery’ for St. James Town

2021-07-13T05:20:25+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General|

- By Georgie Alford -  After one of the most severe recessions the world has ever seen, it is unsurprising that global discussion has centred on economic recovery from the pandemic. Despite government funding, the International Labour Organisation warns that large corporations, small-businesses and individuals have all been left in struggling economic positions. [...]

A little paradise in St. James Town

2021-07-13T04:51:33+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, education, General, Nature|

- By Nea Maaty - In the heart of St. James Town, you will find one of the most multicultural schools in North America – Rose Avenue Junior Public School. The school has a student population of over 650 students. For more than 15 years, they have integrated community gardening into their curriculum [...]

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 [...]

Honouring memories and planting dreams on the path to reconciliation

2021-07-28T18:47:12+01:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, Indigenous|

- By Nina Badwal - Muslim families planting flowers in a garden to honour the Indigenous residential school survivors and the children who never made it back home.  That was the scene outside the St. James Town Community Corner on June 30th.    The annual event, “Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams” started in June [...]

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