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, [...]

Towards a greener St. James Town

2021-10-13T18:11:12+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: 240 Hub, Community, Earth Day, General, Spring Gathering|

- By Nina Badwal -  St. James Town is the largest high-rise community in Canada.  With 19 towering residential buildings, it is also one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in the country.  And more high-rises will be popping up here within the next few years.  It’s a community composed of a substantial [...]

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 [...]

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