On September 9th, 2019 Toronto City Council unanimously agreed and directed the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration to engage in determining the suitability for St. James Town (SJT) to be identified as a neighbourhood improvement area for the next city-wide review.
This directive for review, considers that the designation of neighbourhood improvement areas based on established criteria can be reviewed to consider other factors, such as qualitative indicators of health and well-being. This is a significant step for St James Town and the city. The advocacy work of the St. James Town neighbourhood has resulted in a system level review scheduled for 2020. This shows that community advocacy & collaboration can lead to big changes on a city level. We want to thank the entire community and our partners and supporters for their dedication and hard work to make this happen!