How does limited green space impact your community?

2021-04-14T04:00:40+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, Earth Day, General|

By Raagave Kanaan “A lot of places in downtown Toronto are crowded because of buildings and we have limited access to green space. We need more green space because it’s good for the environment and helps people to move around and get connected to other people. Children can use the space to play [...]

What is Earth Day?

2021-04-14T03:50:43+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, Earth Day, education|

By Georgina Alford Earth day is a global movement to create awareness about the impact we have on this earth’s  natural resources and taking action to reduce our carbon footprints.   In 1970, people were becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact  of human activity. As a result, Earth Day was born. It is celebrated [...]

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 [...]

Vaccinations in St. James Town!

2021-04-15T22:26:07+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, Health|

By Shirley Roberts  The St. James Town (SJT) neighbourhood has been hit hard by COVID-19. Our densely  populated community has been dealing with high numbers of the virus and the associated  consequences of illness, anxiety, and grief. A recent uptick in the number of cases associated  with new variants of the virus has [...]

Creative Corner

2021-04-14T02:30:26+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Community, General|

Sometimes I feel...  By Nick Gurev Sometimes I feel as ancient as the hills  Some other times as young as morning dew  One sunny day the soaring spirit wills  The next - by darkness my weak flesh subdued.  A hope is born with knowledge of its death  A laughter is a prelude to [...]

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands- A discussion with Registered Practical Nurse Marie Claud Felicien

2021-03-12T05:45:29+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, General, Health, Women|

By Raagave Kannan What is your professional role and what inspired you to get into this field?  My name is Marie Claud Felicien and I’m a Registered Practical Nurse. If I’m being completely honest, I can’t say it was a lifelong dream to become a nurse, however, once I got into the field, [...]

Looking back at the year with our youth

2021-01-09T21:00:56+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, General, TDSB, youth|

The pandemic had created an impact on students' life and learning experience at school since March 2020. Four students living in St James Town shared their experiences on how the pandemic affected their summer break, return to school, holiday break, and relationship with family and friends.  First Name: Chloe Age: 10 Grade 5 How has [...]

Reflections & Things to look Forward to in 2021

2021-01-09T04:16:21+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Community, General|

As the year comes to an end, The Corner team would like to thank our volunteers for supporting our food security programs such as the food bank and meal program during the pandemic. We thank all of our volunteers for their commitment and dedication for their support in serving St James Town residents. We [...]

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