NewsLetter-July-06-20192021-03-18T17:22:46+00:00
Newcomer Welcome Day
The St. James Town community is often called a landing pad for newcomers. Several immigrants make the neighbourhood their home as they arrive in Canada. On the 21st of June, 2019 Health Access St. James Town held the Newcomer Welcome Days at 666, 700, and 730 Ontario Street. Read More...
St. James Town Seniors' Forum
The St. James Town Seniors' Forum is an annual event organised for the seniors in the neigbourhood.  For this years annual event on the 17th of June, The Older Adult Consortium, a sub committee within the St. james Town Service Provider’s Network put together a program which included workshops, entertainment, food, and fun! Read More...
New Members in The Corner Family
Elisa, Munira and Yogita are the latest additions to The Corner family. Between them they share several years of experience and expertise in community service. Click here to know more about them.
Know Your Pride
Pride Month was observed across the world during the month of June and St.James Town being the diverse community it is, had its own share of celebrations. On the 13th of June 2019 the annual pre-pride festival for 2019 called ‘Know Your Pride’ was celebrated at The Corner. Read More...
World Refugee Day Commemoration

World Refugee Day was observed on the 20th of June. There are an estimated 65 million people displaced worldwide due to various reasons. Residents of Toronto showed their support for refugees worldwide through the Annual Refugee Walk. Read More...

St. James Town Residents’ win Quality Improvement award

Sherbourne Health’s Cancer Prevention Project by the Newcomer Health Team, was recently awarded the Quality Improvement Award at the agency's Annual General meeting. What makes this achievement of significance to St. James Town is that Cancer Prevention Project Team led and coordinated by Sherbourne's Health Promotion Specialist, was made up of 6 residents from St. James Town. Read More...

Creating Caring Communities
St. James Town has a substantial population of seniors who require care and support. Creating Caring Communities (CCC) is a program for isolated seniors, facilitated by Hospice Toronto. The goal of CCC is for isolated seniors to gain and cultivate meaningful connections with others. Read More...
Wayne Lapointe - The Community Handyman
Wayne Lapointe was born and raised in St. James Town. He has lived all his life in the neighbourhood and has witnessed all the radical transformations the neighbourhood has gone through. Wayne is a very active member of the community and is involved in various initiatives in the neighbourhood especially initiatives including the St. James Town seniors.

Wayne’s friends describe him as one the sweetest and most helpful person in the neighbourhood. He is extremely handy with tools and can fix things using what is available to him at that moment. Wayne single handily repainted an entire room at The Corner that seniors use regularly for their programs. From buying the paint and equipment to scrapping the old paint and putting on the new one, Wayne did it all by himself. It is residents like Wayne, who go over and beyond their obligations that help create a caring and supportive neighbourhood. Wayne is one such good example and as St. James Town residents, we can be proud that we have several others who respond to the needs of the community like Wayne does. Thank you Wayne.
Call out for Volunteers and Performers for St. James Town Festival 2019
The St. James Town Festival is only a few days away. It is a great opportunity for residents to be involved in one of the biggest events in the neighbourhood. Residents will have the opportunity to be organizers, to perform their chosen art/craft for the community and set up business  and food stalls during the festival. The organizers are now looking out for volunteers and performers who are interested in being part of the celebrations. So if you or someone among your friends and family are interested in part of the event, please do get back to us before the 26th of July. Click here to fill in the application
Highlights of the Month
Here are the the highlights of all activities and initiatives The Corner was engaged in during the month of June. Click here to read the highlights.
In The News
Measures to make apartments safer accepted by city hall
A city hall committee voted to accept recommendations on making homes safer for renters, after reviewing the city's response to an incident that left hundreds of tenants without power at a downtown high-rise last winter. Know More...
650 Parliament students finish a school year spent ‘living in limbo’
When Hazel Alcantara started her fourth year of sociology studies at York University she was sleeping in the gym of the Regent Park Community Centre, set up as an emergency shelter for residents of last summer’s devastating fire at 650 Parliament St. Read More...
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