On June 8th, 7:30pm, at the Jamii Hub (264 The Esplanade), join your neighbours for a conversation with Indigenous artist Jim Adams to learn more about Indigenous cultures and practices. A highly acclaimed Storyteller, Jim Adams is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who has worked as an indigenous educator in schools and institutions for over ten years.
Jim’s mother was a first generation Canadian of British parents and he carries the DNA of the Swampy Cree and Innu from his paternal grandmother and the Mohawk from his paternal grandfather. This mix of nationalities gives Jim a great array of cultural connections to draw upon as he engages audiences.
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ULI Toronto Hosts Mayoral Debate on Housing Affordability
From Urban Land Institute Toronto
Anybody Home: How to solve Toronto’s housing crisis?
Virtual Registration Open
Housing Affordability: No issue will define the next mayoralty more than the deepening challenge of housing affordability. From attainable market ownership and rental to affordable housing and basic human shelter, the role of the next Mayor of Toronto will play a pivotal role in aligning the city’s resources and programs with allies across the region, the Provincial and Federal governments.
This program is brought to you by the University of Toronto's School of Cities, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto, and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) for a focused debate on Toronto housing affordability future.
Toronto Public Library - St. Lawrence Branch Update
Walk with Little Amal - Luminato Festival
“WALK WITH AMAL TORONTO” IS COMING TO THE ST LAWRENCE NEIGHBOURHOOD!
On Saturday June 10th, the community is invited to welcome Little Amal to the St. Lawrence neighbourhood! Though not so "little" - Amal is the 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child. She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. Along her walk, Amal draws attention to the huge numbers of children fleeing war, violence and persecution, each with their own story. Her urgent message to the world is “Don’t forget about us”.
For this special occasion, our local arts organization Jamii has invited local residents of all ages to “open their homes” to Amal in a heart-warming way. The community has been creating mini-homes to present to Amal, hoping that she will feel welcome here.
The walk will start at 6:30 p.m., at the corner of The Esplanade and Berkeley St. (264 The Esplanade) and continue to Berczy Park where there will be a cascade of music, dance, stilt walkers and a world of miniatures to discover. This will truly be a delight for everyone!
Plan to attend this memorable event produced by Luminato Festival, with contributing artistic partners Jamii and Kashedance.
The SLNA REmarket is Back - June 14 -15