The St. James Town Press
New Awareness for Social Change
September 2021
Commemorating the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
This September 30th, we will commemorate the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a statutory holiday to remember the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada. A bill creating this new holiday (Bill C-5) was unanimously passed by the Senate in June 2021. Read more...
What is Labour Day and why do we celebrate it?
There is no shortage of news, dominated by world events, that is covered in our daily newspapers and through social media. News items compete for our attention through short articles by journalists who often have to keep up with the daily news cycle and looming deadlines. Read more...
The lockdown of ambitions during the pandemic
In February 2019, Tapaswini Mohanty, a mother of a 6-year-old, was about to finish her internship in software testing. Mohanty had not worked in Canada since she moved here in 2016. Read more...
A St. James Town teacher reflects on the effectiveness of virtual learning
For Hayward the teaching experience this year has been very positive. Attendance in her virtual classroom was always at 100%. “The students were excited to learn and to give more to the educational experience,” she says. Read more...
Suicide, stigma, and seeking help
Suicide intervention is one of the emerging priorities in St. James Town according to the St. James Town Service Providers’ Network (SJTSPN). Read more...
Celebrating Better Breakfast Day
Breakfast is commonly referred to as “the most important meal of the day.” There are many reasons for this as breakfast is intended to provide us with the energy that we need to start our day. This is especially important for school-aged children. Read more...
Creative Corner
Love at First Sight
It was love at first sight. There she was, in the flower garden, at the rose bush surrounded by her sisters – the truly fairest of them all. He had never seen anything so wonderful, so resplendent in his life. Of all the flowers the Nightingale had admired before, they paled in comparison with the exquisite beauty of the Rose. Read more...
Celebrating 10 years of The Corner
The Corner celebrates 10 years of community achievements in October and we are having a party. Stay tuned for the exact date and venue. In the meantime, you can contribute to this exciting event by submitting art, stories, anecdotes or poems about what the neighbourhood or The Corner means to you at Include 10-year anniversary in the subject line.

We are also shooting a video as part of that celebrations and we invite the residents of St. James Town to participate in putting together a part of this. We invite you to join us on Friday September 24 from 3-7 pm for The Corner's 10th Anniversary One Word event. We are asking each of you to think of a word which celebrates The Corner or your experience with The Corner and your community.
In The News
In Toronto Centre’s North St. James Town, housing issues run high — but faith in federal fixes runs low.
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