NewsLetter-June-05-20192021-03-18T17:18:31+00:00
This is the seventh issue of From 'The Corner' and we are extremely grateful for support and reception we have received. We are happy to announce that we have been able to bring in significant impact through this newsletter and draw attention to some of the neighbourhood's hopes and challenges. Our greater aim through this publication is to create a platform to discuss pressing issues and challenges in front of us and share our ideas and learn from each other's success and failures. We request you to please share your thoughts and ideas with us so that we can grow and learn together. You may write to us at communications@stjamestown.org or leave your comments in the comments section on our blog. And please don't forget to follow us on social media to get the latest updates. Thank you.
Flavours From Our Neighbours The St. James Town Catering Collective
Flavours from our Neighbours is a vibrant lip smacking catering collective initiated by group of passionate St. James Town residents. The initiative is an attempt to acknowledge the rich diversity of the neighbourhood and to create an income generation opportunity for the residents. Read More...
Love Food Hate Waste
Flavours From Our Neighbours – The James Town Catering Collective partnered with The City for the ‘Love Food Hate Waste Campaign’ aimed at reducing food wastage. Chef Bob Blumer was part of the three day event organised at St. Lawrence farmer’s market. Read More...
Oral and Dental Health Workshop
On the 6th of May, the Toronto Public Health’s Dental and Oral Health Personnel facilitated a workshop on Oral and Dental Health for Filipino seniors in the neighbourhood. The participants are part of a support group for Tagalog speaking seniors. Read More...
Toronto Newcomers Day - 2019
May 16th marked the 5th annual Toronto Newcomers Day. May 16th was proclaimed as Toronto Newcomers day in 2015 to make newcomers feel welcome to Toronto and help them assimilate into the City’s culture and ethos. Read More...
Donation Drive with The Wolf

Arthur Biyarslanov a.k.a The Chechen Wolf is Canada’s most accomplished boxer in over two decades. Arthur, who is a St. James Town resident, along with The City and The Corner organised a Donation Drive for St. James Town residents on the 11th of May. The donated items mostly non-perishable food was distributed among residents who had registered with The Corner earlier. Read More...

SJT Connects – The Neighbourhood App
Want to learn more about the St. James Town neighbourhood?  ‘SJT Connects’ is an interactive community app that helps you explore the neighbourhood and connect with community members and service providers.  As part of their curriculum 6 University of Toronto students selected the proposal submitted by The Corner to develop the app. Read More...
Upcoming Events
Know Your Pride(13th June) Know More
Newcomer Welcome Day (21st June) Know More
Sewing Classes for kids (12th June onwards)
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The St. James Town Festival is only a couple of months away. Residents and service providers have started preparations and are looking for Resident Co-Chair to help them lead and coordinate the preparations. The Resident Co-Chair will have opportunities for increased interactions with the community and other important stakeholders and players in the neighbourhood. If you are interested in leading the community efforts for the festival please submit your application here.
Highlights of the Month
We present to you a short summary of all that has happened in The Corner. The highlights give us an essence of all the activities, programs, new initiatives and where we are headed in the future. Click here to read the highlights.
In The News
Return date for SJT  highrise tenants pushed back nine months
Nine months after a fire at a St. James Town highrise displaced more than 1,500 residents, tenants are being told once again that their date to move back home has been pushed back. Read More...
Fire breaks out in problem-plagued St. James Town highrise
Fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at a highrise at 280 Wellesley St. near Parliament Street around 8 p.m. Sunday. Residents were forced to leave for several hours and were put into TTC shelter buses. Read More...
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