About St James Town

St. James Town is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto that has a population of xxx people in xx square kilometres.   This thriving community of mostly immigrants and refugees live in high-rise rental apartments.

St. James Town Community Corner or simply “The Corner” is a newly renovated, fully accessible set of offices, meeting spaces, program rooms, public access computers and community kitchen dedicated to local initiatives and services to benefit the neighbourhood. Every day sees a variety of activities – people asking for information, a local Tamil dance group, senior’s programs, health groups for women, settlement programs and community meetings.

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office as lead agency and trustee, have donated services, equipment and human resources.  Sherbourne Health Centre, as partner anchor,  also provides health services directly from “The Corner” located at 200 Wellesley. Toronto Community Housing owns the building.

Opened in 2011, The Corner is a result of more than five years of effort by local resident volunteers in partnership with a number of service providers. All are committed to improve access for St. James Town residents to services, supports and opportunities to meet, plan and build a strong, healthy neighbourhood. The steering committee is made up of residents from St. James Town, both subsidized and private market rental tenants.

Mission:

To provide a multi-purpose community space and service hub that is accessible to all St. James Town residents, where we can source a variety of services such as health and settlement and where we can utilize community space for a variety of needs.

To improve the health, well being, quality of life and personal development of residents of the St. James Town community.

www.stjamestown.org

“At times, we seniors have a tendency to stay in for long periods without going out. Coming to the seniors’ group at The Corner gives us the opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a delicious lunch, have fun playing games and learn about issues that affect us. We really enjoy our time there.”