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The Corner During the Pandemic
Necessity drives innovation. And The Corner has followed a series of innovative ideas and tweeked our programs  to serve the neighbourhood and those who need our support the most. Read more...
St. James Town Meal Program
Programs & Activities during the Pandemic
Food Bank: Know More...
Pet Food: Know More...
Repair & Fixing: Know More...
Online Gardening Workshop: Know More...
Computer & Laptop Troubleshooting: Know More...
Online Repair Consultation: Know More...
In Conversation with Progress Place
Progress Place has been serving the St. James Town Neighbourhood for more than 7 years now. Progress Place works with St. James Town seniors in various capacities. Since the declaration of the emergency Progress Place has been in the fore front working with our Seniors. We spoke to Criss Habal-Brosek, Executive Director to know more about how Progress Place is responding to the pandemic. Read more...
Maintaining Mental Wellness during the Quarantine
With the government issued quarantine keeping people at home and with everyone doing their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, concerns around mental health and isolation arise as the time we spend in our homes extends. Read more...
Strength in Partnerships
The work that The Corner does within the community would have not been possible without the adaptability, flexibility, and history that we share from strong partners that are willing to push the boundaries. Read more...
Repair During Despair
The Corner @240 earlier known as the 240 Share & Reuse Space continues to be open for residents during the pandemic. The idea is to enable residents to stay home and practice social distancing while being able to comfortably carry out their day-to-day activities.  Read more...
A Volunteer Story with Brianna DeRooye
Brianna is a volunteer with The New Common who helps deliver food to seniors and others who need support in the neighbourhood. We spoke to Brianna to understand what motivated her to volunteer during these trying times. Read more...
A Resident's Gratitude
Celia is a 72 year old senior living in the St. James Town community. She fell down and broke both of her legs a few months ago and is currently in a wheelchair. Celia often calls The Corner to express her gratitude for the support she gets. Read more...
Operation Ramzieh  - With Abbis Mahmoud
Operation Ramzieh is a volunteer organization started in Ottawa that provides grocery delivery to vulnerable seniors and others who face difficulty accessing food during the Covid19 pandemic. Although no one is turned down, priority is given to seniors, single parents and their children. Read more...
In The News
Revised Plans Submitted for Wellesley-Parliament Square Revitalization
A proposal to add a new high-rise residential tower and a number of complementary mid- and low-rise buildings to Toronto's St. James Town area has been revised since it was first submitted to the City by Greatwise Developments in April, 2018.  Read more...
In the pandemic, Toronto’s St. James Town needs room to breathe
Sometimes, Semira Aman has to call her roommates on the phone. She shares a three-bedroom apartment in a high-rise in St. James Town, on the edge of downtown Toronto; she and the two women she lives with are trying to avoid sharing COVID-19. Read More...
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