SJT Festival Planning and Preparations

2019-08-13T14:04:04+01:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: General|

Every year the St. James Town Service Provider’s Network (SJTSPN) hosts the St. James Town Festival to celebrate and promote diversity in the SJT community.  With this year’s St. James Town Festival quickly approaching on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 (1pm-6pm), the Festival Planning Committee has been working hard to plan and coordinate the event.   [...]

Open Streets TO

2019-08-13T01:53:55+01:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: General|

Open Streets programs, also known as Ciclovias, open streets to people and close them to cars encouraging participation in physical activity and healthy recreation. They are free, regularly occurring programs, and offer communities the opportunity to experience their city streets in a whole new way. At Open Streets there are no finish lines, parades, [...]

St. James Town Neighbourhood Improvement Area Petition

2019-08-13T01:20:12+01:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: General|

The past two years have been witness to several large-scale critical incidents at 650 Parliament, 200, 240, 260, and 280 Wellesley St. E., with thousands of St. James Town residents being temporarily displaced from their housing.  Emergency intervention for one another in collaboration with St. James Town Service Providers’ Network (SJTSPN) agencies, the Red [...]

Welcoming Wassim to the SJT Family

2019-08-13T01:58:22+01:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: General|

Wassim Abboud recently joined The Corner family as Coordinator, Engagement and Outreach. He will work primarily with the 240 HUB.  Wassim started his career in the humanitarian sector in 2013 with an international non-governmental organization in Lebanon. He worked in designing and implementing multiple projects to support families in need who fled their lands [...]

Repair Café

2019-08-13T00:53:55+01:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: General|

A Repair Café is a meeting in which people repair household, electrical and mechanical devices, computers, bicycles, clothing, etc. The concept of the Repair Café was devised by Martine Postma in 2009 and the first Repair Café was held at Fijnhout Theater, Amsterdam-West. On Wednesday Aug 14th 2019 a Repair Café event will be [...]

240 HUB Launch Party

2019-08-13T14:13:30+01:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: General|

 James Town is a vibrant and growing community, and we are excited to launch the City’s first Share and Reuse Hub, the 240 Hub. The hub was opened to the St. James Town residents on the 9th of August with a soft launch. Through community outreach and engagement, it was reported that residents expressed [...]

Meet the New Staff

2019-07-06T18:21:56+01:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: General|

Dr. Yogita Sanap is a Community connector at the community corner. Yogita was a Health ambassador in the Cancer prevention program at the Sherbourne Health Center. She was actively involved in various community initiatives in the neighbourhood for the last few years and is an active member in planning and organizing community events. She [...]

Creating Caring Communities

2019-07-06T01:11:50+01:00June 30th, 2019|Categories: General|

St. James Town has a substantial population of seniors who require care and support. Creating Caring Communities (CCC) is a program for isolated seniors, facilitated by Hospice Toronto. The goal of CCC is for isolated seniors to gain and cultivate meaningful connections with others. The program assists and aids vulnerable and marginalized seniors who [...]

St. James Town Residents’ win Quality Improvement award

2019-07-06T01:32:00+01:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: General|

Sherbourne Health’s Cancer Prevention Project by the Newcomer Health Team, was recently awarded the Quality Improvement Award at the agency's Annual General meeting. What makes this achievement of significance to St. James Town is that Cancer Prevention Project Team led and coordinated by Sherbourne's Health Promotion Specialist, Sehr Athar, was made up of [...]

Newcomer Welcome Day

2019-07-05T19:20:05+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: General|

The St. James Town community is often called a landing pad for newcomers. Several immigrants make the neighbourhood their home as they arrive in Canada. It is tough getting assimilated into a new culture, a new way of life, adjusting to a new environment. It is important to be able to connect these [...]