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 [...]

Pop-up clinics in St. James Town making COVID-19 vaccines more accessible

2021-07-28T18:49:18+01:00July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, education, General, Health|

- By Nina Badwal - Residents waiting in line at a pop-up clinic in St. James Town to get their COVID-19 vaccination shot. More than 150 people came out on a sunny Saturday in St. James Town to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.  A pop-up clinic offering the Pfizer vaccine [...]

Bird watching gets a new look during the pandemic era

2021-07-28T20:20:39+01:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

- By Nina Badwal -  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 as we [...]

Toronto Aboriginal Group Advocates for St. James Town’s Indigenous Community

2021-05-19T14:22:21+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Community, education, Indigenous, Regent Park|

St. James town is one of the most populated, diverse and multicultural neighbourhoods in Toronto. It has a population of more than 18,000 people, many of whom are immigrants and newcomers.  However not many people know that St. James Town is also home to approximately 1,000 Indigenous residents. Who are the Indigenous communities that [...]

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 = [...]

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 [...]

SJT International Women’s Day Leaders-In conversation with Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of Unicef Canada

2021-04-14T04:02:11+01:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: children, covid-19, education, policy, story, Women, youth|

Interviewed by Georgina Alford with contributions from Adonis Huggins and Nea Maaty- FOCUS   In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Corner spoke with an inspirational woman leader, Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of UNICEF Canada. Growing up in Quebec at the time of both separation referendums, Rowena has always been passionate about [...]

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