Working toward a skilled and thriving community

2021-07-27T16:33:21+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, General|

- By Nina Badwal -  Most of us can agree that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives and how we work.  In St. James Town, a community that was already experiencing food insecurity, some residents have had to make career changes in order to sustain themselves.   The third [...]

Allan Gardens: Not just a walk in the park

2021-07-13T05:39:13+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, General|

- By Shirley Roberts -  Just steps south of St. James Town, Toronto residents and visitors will find an urban gem that is accessible to all, free of charge.  Located on the east side of Sherbourne Street, west side of Jarvis, from Carleton to Gerrard – Allan Gardens stands as a legacy to [...]

A ‘Just Recovery’ for St. James Town

2021-07-13T05:20:25+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General|

- By Georgie Alford -  After one of the most severe recessions the world has ever seen, it is unsurprising that global discussion has centred on economic recovery from the pandemic. Despite government funding, the International Labour Organisation warns that large corporations, small-businesses and individuals have all been left in struggling economic positions. [...]

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 [...]

Canada: Contributing to the equation of a better life

2021-07-12T18:37:04+01:00July 12th, 2021|Categories: Community, employment, General, Newcomer, story|

- By Aarti Sharma -  Residents of SJT share their experiences of Canada   I call Canada the cold land of warm “thank you” and “sorry”! I am Aarti Sharma, mother of an active 7-year-old boy. I believe that within 3 days of arriving in Canada, I had exceeded my annual quota of [...]

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 [...]

Responding to the food insecurity crisis in St. James Town

2021-06-16T14:16:18+01:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Community, covid-19, General, Health|

- By Nea Maaty - Since the onset of the pandemic, affording food has become more difficult, particularly for people living in low income communities. Food insecurity is still one of the major issues in St. James Town especially after the economic drop that has affected many people due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Although [...]

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