In Conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas

2020-09-10T14:04:45+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: General|

In this conversation with Rita Tsiotsikas, Principal, Winchester Junior and Senior Public School, talks about reopening plans of her school, the challenges and concerns it faces and how they are preparing to deal with those. The Corner – Welcome Rita. Thank you for offering to speak to us. Could you please start of by [...]

Remembering Vickie Rennie (12 November, 1957 – 22 July, 2020)

2020-08-10T20:34:43+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Community, General|

Vickie will be remembered for her many outstanding contributions to St. James Town. As a proud resident of this community she assumed leadership in several initiatives that supported her neighbourhood. Vickie was a planner and organizer extraordinaire who loved her community passionately. In 1992 she started the Bleecker Wellesley Activity Network working with a [...]

Outdoor Activities for Downtown Residents

2020-08-12T12:41:59+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Activities, Community, General|

Despite COVID-19 putting a wrench in some of our summer plans, there are a few outdoor activities we can safely take part in. Many parks, beaches and trails are now open to the public and can be taken advantage of this summer! Sugar Beach Park is a serene harbour front park with pristine white [...]

SJT Pathways with Chris O’Neill

2020-07-15T12:19:51+01:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: education, employment, General, pathways, youth|

On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, St. James Town Pathways held a career education event on the subject of technology over Zoom. Chris O’Neill, technology investor and executive, former head of Google Canada and CEO of Evernote, former board member of Tim Horton’s and current board member of The Gap, spoke to St James Town [...]

In Conversation with Chris Moise

2020-07-15T12:55:31+01:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, children, Community, covid-19, education, General, pride, racism, TDSB|

In this live-streamed interview, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school trustee Chris Moise shares with The Corner his perspective and analysis on advancing equity in our community’s schools – both the challenges, and the achievements in which he has played a vital role.  Not the least of these achievements has been the elimination of [...]

Speaking with Lewis Ngwamba Monoe

2020-08-10T16:17:12+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, General, racism, story|

Many people at The Corner may recognize Lewis Ngwamba Monoe; not only because he is a St. James Town resident, French teacher, and community ambassador, but because his constant smile brings light to everyone’s day. Lewis was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to Canada in August 2018 from [...]

Sureya Ibrahim – A leader of Regent Park Community

2020-08-10T16:16:55+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: black lives matter, Community, General, racism, Regent Park|

The Corner has reached out to Sureya Ibrahim, a leader in the Regent Park Community, to ask for her thoughts on the effect of anti-black racism on marginalized communities, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, and actionable steps to combat systemic oppression. Sureya has created and been involved with many initiatives which [...]

Rethinking Ontario’s Educational System

2020-08-10T16:16:04+01:00June 14th, 2020|Categories: education, General|

Although changes were made to the Ontario schools’ curriculum after the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Committee, recommendations to teach Indigenous histories and acknowledge the cultural genocide of Indigenous populations through colonial practices, along with Canada’s Black histories continue to be much ignored. Earlier this week, Ontario premier Doug Ford stated, “Thank God we’re different [...]