The St. James Town Press
Healing, Pride and Wellness
June 2021
Not the “great equalizer”
Food insecurity, the opioid crisis and the well-being of 2SLGBTQ adults. These were the key topics discussed during the second instalment of the annual Spring Gathering event which was held virtually via Zoom this year because of the pandemic. Read More...
Friends of Ruby: A place for LGBTQ youth to call home
In the Moss Park community, at 257 Dundas Street, you will find a colourful rainbow accented building that the Friends of Ruby call “Home.” The Friends of Ruby Home was designed for LGBTQI2S youth between the ages of 16 to 29 years who are in need of transitional housing and support.  Read More...
St. James Town Connects
Framework: Reimagining
public and open spaces
“Revitalization” is coming to St. James Town North in the way of safer, greener and more accessible spaces for residents. Read more...
Exploring urban nature’s
health benefits
As Toronto leaves behind the long pandemic winter of 2020, birdsong and greenery announce the coming season and its greater opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors. Read more...
Bird Watching Gets a New
Look During the Pandemic Era
A recreational activity that was once seen fitting for retired white men is now attracting a diverse group of people. Read more...
Yoga decoded
Can you bend, fold, and stretch like a 5-year-old? Well, if that idea appeals to you then roll out a yoga mat to roll in flexibility, fitness, relaxation and much more. Read more...
Unconventional George:
The personal struggles of
a former politician
George Smitherman was born in 1964, one of four children, and spent his early years growing up in central Etobicoke. His parents were from a middle-class working background and were not very educated. Read more...
Let’s Go Biking!
June 3rd, 2021 marks World Bicycle Day. It all started when American professor, Leszek Sibilski began a grassroots campaign with his sociology class to promote a United Nations resolution that would advocate for a day to celebrate the humble bicycle all over the world. Read more...
Responding to food insecurity in St. James Town
Since the onset of the pandemic, affording food has become more difficult, particularly for people living in low income communities. Food insecurity is still one of the major issues in St. James Town especially after the economic drop that has affected many people due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Read more...
Programs and Activities
Creative Corner
By Leffe Monette

A poem by 11 year old Leffe Monette in memory of the 215 Indigenous children found buried on the grounds of a former residential school in B.C. Read here...
By Ms. Dorothy Schram

Life isn’t life, until you live in your truth
Living the Gay Life, I don’t want to hide 
Holding on to the Gay Flag, that is my proof 
With my rainbow colors, That is my Pride 
In The News
Toronto neighbourhoods ranked from most to least expensive to rent in. Read more...
Over 2,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine issued at pop-up clinic held at Toronto city hall