“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 [...]

Staying Connected

2020-12-09T00:02:28+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, mental health|

Just remember in the winter, Far beneath the bitter snows, Lies the seed that with the sun’s love, In the spring becomes the rose." — Bette Midler, “The Rose” lyrics Winter is not everyone’s favourite season. With the shortened daylight hours, colder temperatures, and lots of snow, it’s hard to embrace the season [...]

Covid- 19 Testing in St. James Town

2020-11-10T21:54:14+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, mental health|

In a time that now seems like a distant memory, a slight cough or loss of smell was not a cause for much concern. Now, having any mild symptoms of illness can cause panic, stress and anxiety, not only for fear of personal health but for fear of spreading illness to others. Testing for [...]

Studying How St. James Town is Coping with Covid-19

2020-11-13T16:15:49+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

This month, Lisa Kowalchuk spoke to us about her recent research project in St. James Town. Lisa is a sociology professor at the University of Guelph. This is what she had to say:  At the beginning of October, I launched a study entitled “Extracting lessons from coping with COVID-19 in St. James Town”, and I’m grateful [...]

Waste Management in Toronto – with Solid Waste Management Services

2020-11-13T17:21:14+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: 240 Hub, Community, General, policy|

Michael Skaljin and Jedrick So work with The City's Solid Waste Management Services. They speak to us on why the Canadian Waste Reduction Week matters, on circular economy and the challenges and opportunities we face as a city in waste management. The Corner @240 is funded by the Solid Waste Management Services. 1. Waste Reduction [...]

Examining Mental Health during the Pandemic

2020-11-10T16:07:20+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

As we face the 9th month of living with the coronavirus and its multiple disruptions of people’s lives, livelihoods, and wellbeing, we are mindful of the fact that this past October 10 was World Mental Health Day. We turned to Susan Davis, Executive Director of the Gerstein Crisis Centre for a better understanding of how [...]

Quick and Healthy School Meals: Tips for Parents

2020-09-10T14:58:20+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, nutrition|

With a new school year fast approaching, Christina (a dietitian from Sherbourne Health and The Corner) would like to share some healthy eating tips that we can try all year round. This short video has some pointers on making quick, budget-friendly, and healthy breakfast and lunch!

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