A word from Maheswari - SJT Festival Resident Co-chair.
I am Maheswari Kannan and I was the resident Co-chair for the St. James Town Festival 2019. It was a great experience for me working as the Co-chair to work in partnership with St. James Town community. Read more...
Every year during the SJT festival the community recognizes and acknowledges individuals whose contributions help make St. James town a neighbourhood of choice to call home. These individuals through their contributions have contributed greatly to the well being of SJT residents. Click here to read about this year's SJT Change makers.
Neighbourhood Cuisine at the Festival
Each summer, the St. James Town community hosts the annual SJT festival that brings food, music and entertainment to the community’s growing and diverse population. SJT festival is an annual outdoor event featuring eclectic mix of diverse foods from all over the world. The festival goes all out when it comes to offering good quality cuisine. Read more..
In Conversation with Jack De Klerk
Jack De Klerk was the Executive Director at Neighbourhood Legal Services. With a long and illustrious career in legal services, he has been a major driving force in the housing sector. Jack recently retired from work after a career spanning more than 40 years. He was also one of the founding members of The Corner Steering Committee. He was felicitated at the SJT festival 2019. He stopped by at The Corner and we spoke to to learn from his experiences about housing law and the St. James Town community. Read more..
Institute for Change Leaders
On September 12, in a special seminar facilitated by former MP and founder of the Institute for Change Leaders, Olivia Chow, members of the St. James Town community were provided useful tips on how they can become effective leaders for change. Read more..
World Mental Health Day 
World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10th every year. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. This year the theme of the day is “40 Seconds of Action”. Read More...
Neighbourhood Improvement Area - Update
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!
Highlights of the Month
Here are the the highlights of all that happened at The Corner during the month of September. Click here to read the highlights.
Events and Announcements

We are looking for residents/volunteers who can contribute and support us with "The Corner @ 240". We are looking for individuals who have experience/interest with repairing things, are creative with reusing junk and enable community members with the concept of share and reuse. If you are interested to volunteer with us please write to us at

Newcomer Welcome Days: Oct 18th 3-6 PM. Know more...
In The News
    Report says 650 Parliament fire caused $6.5 million in damage
A devastating six-alarm fire that displaced roughly 1,500 residents from a St. James Town highrise caused a loss of more than $6.5 million in property and contents, according to the official report from the Office of the Fire Marshal that was recently released to the public. Know More...
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