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 [...]

Escaping an Abusive Marriage- An Interview with Samra Zafar

2021-03-12T06:05:48+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, children, covid-19, education, mental health, story, Women, youth|

By Loretta Bailey with contributions from Adonis Huggins – FOCUS    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to plague almost every single country in the world, the issue of domestic violence is becoming a cause for concern among global leaders including in Canada. According to reports, domestic abuse cases are on the rise [...]

Youth and Mental Wellness: Celebrating National Youth Day

2021-01-15T13:44:18+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health, TDSB, youth|

On January 12, Canada celebrated National Youth Day (separate from International Youth Day which falls on August 12), as we go into the 11th month of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toronto will be in the midst of a lockdown that began on November 23 and has been extended as an emergency. Meanwhile, around North America, [...]

Raising Awareness about Homelessness- An interview with Alana Banton

2020-12-14T17:59:45+00:00November 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, education, General, Homelessness, Housing|

Alana Banton was born and raised in Toronto. She has a master's in community development and work as a follow-up support worker at Wigwamen. Her role is to provide transitional support to newly housed Indigenous peoples and developing capacity building programs. They have years of experience in outreach and program development.  An overview of [...]

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 [...]

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