Staying Connected
Winter is not everyone’s favourite season. With the shortened daylight hours, colder temperatures, and lots of snow, it’s hard to embrace the season that many of us love to hate. It’s probably the number one reason why Canadians love to talk about the weather, something that newcomers discover very quickly. Read more...
Winter Fun with Kids
This winter, families in St. James Town may be wondering what the festive season will look like. Without the usual winter activities – the Calcavade of Lights, Toronto Christmas Market, Nathan Phillips Square Fair, theatres and pantomimes – parents and guardians are under more pressure to bring the magic home. Read more...
“Keeping Fit and Active with the Chechen Wolf”
We spoke to Arthur Biyarslnov, Canadian Professional Boxer and Olympian, as he describes his experience growing up in St. James Town while providing some advice on how community members can stay active during the winter. Read more...
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Seniors’ Day Program
The Seniors’ Group has existed for 8 years in St. James Town and started after the fire at 200 Wellesley in 2010. Prior to COVID-19, the group consisted of about 20 people per session and there was already a Computer Learning Program in place, but it quickly pivoted to Zoom. Read more...
SJT Leadership Forum
The 2020 St. James Town Leadership Forum was held on Friday, November 20, over zoom. The event was a follow-up from the first leadership forum in 2017, and is now envisaged as an ongoing annual event. The theme for this year was "Reimaging: Our Neighbourhood, Our Collaboration, Our Impact". Read more...
Raising Awareness about Homelessness- An interview with Alana Banton
Alana Banton was born and raised in Toronto. She has a master’s in community development and work as a follow-up support worker at Wigwamen. Her role is to provide transitional support to newly housed Indigenous peoples and developing capacity building programs. Read more...
Cold, Flu, and COVID: with Dr. June
With the onset of winter, we have three illnesses very similar to each other that we need to watch out: Cold, Flu, Covid. Dr. June from Sherbourne Health talks to us about the differences and how we need to watch out for them. Read more...
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In The News
Thorncliffe Park community pushes back against COVID-19 stigma
Two schools in Thorncliffe Park have closed down due to a COVID-19 outbreak, but community members want the public to know they’re doing all they can to battle the coronavirus. Read more...
New COVID-19 testing site opens in Thorncliffe Park
A new COVID-19 testing site is opening in Toronto's Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood. The site opens Monday, Dec. 14 at Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre, 48 Thorncliffe Park Dr. Read More...
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