Reflections on 2020, Looking Forward with The Corner 2.0
2020 has been a rather odd year. While it has been a year of toilet rolls, zoom calls, and YouTube fitness videos, it has also been a time of learning, retrospection, and creativity. New challenges have provided our community with new opportunities to work together and find innovative solutions. Despite physical distancing measures, this year has brought people closer through love, compassion, and care. Read more...
Looking back at the year with our youth
The pandemic had created an impact on students’ life and learning experience at school since March 2020. Four students living in St James Town share their experiences on how the pandemic affected their summer break, return to school, holidays, and relationship with family and friends. Read more...
Health and Nutrition During Winter
It can be challenging to eat healthy and keep active when the days are short and weather outside is chilly. Joining us is a team from Sherbourne Health to provide us with some winter tips:
Youth and Mental Wellness: Celebrating National Youth Day
On January 12, Canada celebrated National Youth Day (separate from International Youth Day which falls on August 12), as we go into the 11th month of the COVID-19 pandemic. Toronto will be in the midst of a lockdown that began on November 23 and has been extended as an emergency.Read more...
Vaccines – Light at the End of the Tunnel
Over the past year, our attention has been focused on the pandemic which has caused so much havoc, disruption, anxiety and grief around the world. In December we saw a glimmer of light with the interim approval by Health Canada of a COVID-19 vaccine made by the German company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer Inc. Here is a summary of what we know about this vaccine. Read more...
Covid Testing in St. James Town
Temporary Covid Testing is available in St. James Town

January 12th - February 12th
Every Tuesday- 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Every Friday- 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Where: The Corner, 200 Wellesley Street East

Bring your Health/OHIP card if you have one
Drop in, first come, first served

Click here for information on Covid Vaccine

Looking forward to 2021

As the year comes to an end, The St. James Town Community and The Corner team would like to thank our volunteers for supporting our food security programs such as the food bank and meal program during the pandemic. We thank each and everyone for their commitment and dedication in making St. James Town "a neighbourhood of Choice to call home." We look forward to continue working with you all in 2021.
In The News
Two injured in St. James Town apartment fire
Two people were injured following a large fire in a St. James Town apartment building. The fire was subsequently upgraded to two-alarms before firefighters were able to get it under control. According to police, one person was found with serious injuries inside a 12th floor unit. Read more...
Regent Park, St. Jamestown residents allege Toronto police robbed them during raids: study
The peer-reviewed study published in November in the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology found it was perceived police misconduct during raids — not the raids themselves or their legal outcomes — that generally impacted the mainly criminally-involved participants' views of police. Read More...
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