NewsLetter-November-15-20192021-03-18T19:39:41+00:00
2019 Fall Party for Kids
On the 30th of October, fall and Halloween party was organised for the kids in the neighbourhood. The event was organised by The Corner in partnership with Medallion Corp. Click Here to view photos
Appreciating our Festival Volunteers
Here at St. James Town, we like to recognize the contributions and efforts of our volunteers and we understand that even during our busiest times, it is incredibly important that we take the time to stop and give thanks. We had an appreciation event organised for our festival volunteers. Read more...
35 Years of Progress Place
On October 10, 2019, Progress Place had 3 reasons to celebrate – Its 35th Anniversary, World Mental Health Day and Brenda Singer, founding director receives the Order of Canada. Read more..
In Conversation with Paul Madger – Repair Café
Paul Magder, a  retired electronic technologist along with his wife Fern Mosoff, retired civil servant, and Wai Chu Cheng founded Toronto’s Repair Cafe in 2013. Repair Café has been involved in St. James Town for a while and currently have a program running at The Corner 240 space every Monday. We spoke to Paul to understand more on Repair Café, its origin, and how they are able to consistently provide this amazing service to the residents of Toronto. Read more...
UofT Students at the 240 Space
As part of our efforts to set up the 240 Share and Reuse space, we had a group of students from University of Toronto helping us out create an inventory for all the donated tools at the space. The six students worked alongside The Corner staff for three days to create a comprehensive inventory of all items received through the donation drive organised earlier this year.

From laboriously cleaning and coding each tool/equipment and photographing it individually, to painstakingly matching it with the description into the catalogue, the students were thorough with their work. They worked in perfect sync with each other coordinating the work to suit everyone interests and skill set.

"We are proud of the work we did with The Corner when we remind ourselves how this project will impact the lives of everyone in the community and  the neighbourhood." - Saudah, team member

We would like to thank the team of students and the university for their support with the 240 space and to the cause of share and reuse.
The Corner and its Governance
The day to day activities of The Corner are planned and implemented by a dedicated team of staff and managers. Without them and their efforts The Corner could not exist. Behind the scenes, however, is another group of dedicated people who volunteer their time to provide overall guidance to the mission and vision of The Corner. These individuals sit on a Steering Committee which makes up a key part of the governance framework for The Corner. Read more...
Highlights of the Month
Here are the the highlights of all that happened at The Corner during the month of October. Click here to read the highlights.
Events and Announcements
Mental Health Day Celebrations: Nov 28th 4-6.30 PM. Know more...
In The News
Return of displaced 650 tenants delayed until next year
Displaced tenants of a St. James Town highrise where a six-alarm blaze broke out last year will have to wait until next year to return to the building. The delay comes after several postponements for the reoccupation of the building. Residents were initially informed that they would be able to move back into their units in early 2019. Read more...
Fire at St. James Town apartment sends 2 to hospital
Two people have been transported to the hospital after a fire broke out at an apartment building in the city’s St. James Town neighbourhood. Emergency crews were called to 200 Wellesley Street around 8:40 a.m. after receiving reports of a fire on the ninth floor of the Toronto Community Housing building. Read More...
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