Unconventional George: The personal struggles of a former politician

2021-06-16T14:24:12+01:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: General, LGBTQ2+, policy, pride, story|

- By Nea Maaty - The following is a summary of a conversation with George Smitherman about his personal struggles.  George Smitherman was born in 1964, one of four children, and spent his early years growing up in central Etobicoke. His parents were from a middle-class working background and were not very educated. [...]

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 [...]

An Introduction to Women’s Day

2021-03-12T05:31:32+00:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, General, policy, Women|

By Georgina Alford International Women’s Day (IWD) has existed since the early 1900s. In 1908, 15,000 women took to the streets of New York to demand better pay, equal rights and shorter working hours.  It wasn’t until 1910, however, when Clara Zetkin - leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party [...]

Waste Management in Toronto – with Solid Waste Management Services

2020-11-13T17:21:14+00:00October 10th, 2020|Categories: 240 Hub, Community, General, policy|

Michael Skaljin and Jedrick So work with The City's Solid Waste Management Services. They speak to us on why the Canadian Waste Reduction Week matters, on circular economy and the challenges and opportunities we face as a city in waste management. The Corner @240 is funded by the Solid Waste Management Services. 1. Waste Reduction [...]

Kristyn Wong-Tam on Safety: Tenant rights, Bill184, and De-funding the Police

2020-08-12T12:33:49+01:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Community, policy|

On July 23, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam answered questions from The Corner on two topics of vital concern to her constituents: the reallocation of the police budget, and Bill 184, deceptively named the “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act.” Councillor Wong-Tam clarifies how St. James Town residents would benefit from police defunding -- both [...]

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