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"Racism is a public health crisis" - Martin Luther King III.
St. James Town Community Corner (The Corner) and the St. James Town Service Providers' Network (SJTSPN) stand in solidarity with the black communities and their leaders and are committed to critical engagement for the advancement of equitable public health.
Our Unsung Front-line Heroes
Featuring some of St. James Town's front line heroes and local businesses who continue to serve and support in order to make our lives comfortable as we practice social distancing and stay home. We are forever indebted to all essential workers for leading our fight against the pandemic. Read more...
Bleecker/Wellesley Activity Network
Bleecker/Wellesley Activity Network, a non-profit organization which serves vulnerable and isolated seniors in the community.The Network operates a lunch program for seniors for the past 31 years. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the lunch program remains active and delivers freshly cooked meals to seniors in their apartments. Read more...
Initiatives during the Pandemic
Here are the latest updates from The Corner, Health Access St. James Town and The St. James Town Service Providers Network. From resident led programs to tax clinics, find out what we were up to in St. James Town. Read more...
Crew in St. James Town
CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather ) was set up in 2014 in response to the 2013 ice storm which caused a number of blackouts throughout Toronto. The aim of CREW is to unite, support and train communities, enabling them to respond to emergency events. The philosophy driving the organisation is “neighbours helping neighbours”. Residents of 77 Howard Street Work with CREW on COVID-19 Food Delivery. Read more...
St. James Town Storeys
Back in December, Lisa Kowalchuk and Darryl D’Souza started planning a podcast about St. James Town that would focus on how neighbours act together to solve problems and improve life in their neighbourhood. They were motivated by what they saw as a deficit in news media coverage of the neighbourhood, and a desire to shine a spotlight on the talent, energy and ingenuity of the community in responding to longstanding challenges. Read more...
Programs and Services
Food Bank: Know More...
Online Social Group: Know More...
Repair & Fixing: Know More...
Computer & Laptop Troubleshooting: Know More...
Online Repair Consultation: Know More...
Online Counseling Support: Know More...
Staying Connected in the Time of COVID-19
As we walk in the midst of this new world of pandemic reality we are reminded day after day about our need, more than ever, to be in community with each other and to be present for each other in good times and in bad. Read more...
Eating Healthy during Quarantine
Regardless of the current situation, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is important for keeping your immune system in top shape. With the shift in everyday life, figuring out what meals to make daily can pose a challenge, especially for those that have experienced financial loss. Read more...
Balcony Gardening
St. James Town Balcony Gardening Workshops are online sessions that teach community residents how to grow and harvest plants and food from their backyard or balcony. As the majority of St. James Town residents live in high-rise apartments, these classes have been particularly useful. Read more...
One Of Ours: Danielle Cole
Danielle Cole is a resident of St. James Town who has been an active particiapnt and volunteer for several of our programs. She is now helping us make masks and she would also like to talk to residents about why it is important to wear masks in a community like St. James Town. Read more...
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In The News
Gardening During the Pandemic
Then, whether you have a backyard, a community plot or a tiny balcony — you can get a little green in your life. We talk to garden lovers across the country about growing from the ground up, and its meditative benefits, during the pandemic. Our Staff Nayanthi Wijesuriya talking about gardening initiatives in the neighbourhood. Read more...
Examining hot spots for community spread across Ontario
Most of Canada has successfully reined in the coronavirus. The exceptions are Ontario and Quebec, which account for 86 per cent of the country’s cases and 94 per cent of its deaths, according to the most recent figures from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read More...
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