Our Anti-Racism Statement of Commitment
The Corner stands side by side with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities to advance an inclusive, diverse, safe and socially just St. James Town. In order to achieve this we will need to find new and creative ways to address racism in our community. Read more...
Kristyn Wong-Tam on Safety
Tenant rights, Bill184, and De-funding the Police
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.” Know more.
Outdoor Activities for Downtown Residents
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! Read more...
Sureya Ibrahim – A leader of Regent Park Community
Summertime is here and although we all had to endure many changes this year, what remains the same is the summer heat. Daniella Moss, a Diabetes Nurse Educator with Sherbourne Health, provides helpful tips on how to beat the heat and shares her thoughts and experiences with reoccurring issues. Read more...
Older Adults & The Pandemic
What can be done better?
We had a panel of three community service providers who discussed the impact of extreme heat on seniors, how this is compounded by the pandemic, how organizations serving St. James Town are finding innovative ways to support seniors, and how seniors can access these resources. Watch on our blog.
Programs and Services
SJT Pathways with Susan Hummel (Exec. Vice President - Lionsgate entertainment Canada): Know More...
Free Board Games Giveaway: Know More...
Taking Care of Your Mental Health
Aside from what we could do to keep ourselves safe from the heat physically, there is much to consider when we examine how the summertime can affect our mental health. Gouri Mukerjea, R.S.W., a mental health counsellor from Sherbourne Health, discusses some of the ways summer can affect our mental health while providing some insight on what we can do to promote body positivity and mental wellness. Read more...
Remembering Vickie Rennie
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 passed away on the 22nd of July leaving behind a legacy of work supporting the vulnerable. Know more...
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In The News
Average rent for condos and apts in Toronto neighbourhoods
Average rent prices for condos and apartments in Toronto have been consistently declining thanks to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a new report suggests that trend is ongoing in many of the city's neighbourhoods. Read more...
Mayor John Tory announces youth violence prevention grant
Toronto Mayor John Tory announced 12 community organizations that will receive approximately $2 million in funding to support communities that are most vulnerable to violence across the city. Read More...
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