Celebration Event Details: July 1st at St. James Park, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Program information in the flyer below and on Facebook:
Be a Volunteer!
After so many years, it is finally happening - our July 1st Celebrating Community Festival in St. James Park is back! To make this year's event the best ever, we are asking you - our neighbours and residents - to be a part of our fantastic group of volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to:
If you would like to volunteer please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you would like to be a volunteer for the SLNA's July 1st Celebration in St. James Park.
Also, if anyone wants a colour poster promoting our July 1st event to put up in their residential building, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com.
Heritage Toronto and the Creating Toronto Walk
Here is a great CP24 video profile of Heritage Toronto's walking tour that focuses on the very popular St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Walk called "Creating Toronto"
We encourage all to take the "Creating Toronto Walk" and view the two historic plaques that were purchased by the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association to help visitors and residents alike to learn more about the creation of our city and in particular the role of our historic neighbourhood.
New Parks Coming to North St. Lawrence
Two new parks are coming to the North St. Lawrence Neighbourhood as part of mixed-use development projects. The park designs will be determined through community engagement.
Share Your Ideas - Take the Online Survey
June 8 to June 30, 2022Take the online survey to share your ideas for the two new parks. The feedback collected in this survey will help develop a draft design for each park. The survey results will be posted on this page.
If you would like to provide feedback on behalf of an organization or community group, please complete this version of the survey .
Free Fitness Classes at St. James Park
Hosted by the St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA, Friends of St. James Park, and with help from PlaceMade, anyone can join one or all three of the following fitness classes being held in St. James Park:
Meet at the pavilion!
SLNA Celebrating Community Festival
Join us on July 1st at St. James Park, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the SLNA's "Celebrating Community Festival in St. James Park". Details in the flyer below and on Facebook:
Yoga in St. James Park
Get moving this summer- with FREE Yoga in St. James Park!
Designed to get you moving and enjoying our park, these Tuesday fitness classes are offered free of charge thanks to Friends of St James Park and your local business community, represented by Old Town Toronto's BIA.
Tuesdays - July 5th, 12th & 19th at 6pm.
Meet near the pavilion for a Boot Camp class led by Matthew Zasidko, in partnership with Placemade. All levels welcome. Arrive 15 mins early to sign in.
Tuesdays - July 26th, August 2nd & 9th at 6pm.
Meet near the pavilion for a Nia Dance class led by Martha Randall of Nia with Martha. All levels welcome. Arrive 15 mins early to sign in.
Tuesdays- August 16th, 23rd & 30th at 6pm.
Meet near the pavilion for a yoga class led by Trisha Curling of Ani O Yoga, in partnership with Placemade. All levels welcome. Arrive 15 mins early to sign in.
Market Street - Our New Summer '22 Urban Park
Join your neighbours on Market Street for live entertainment, pop up food events, seating and more! Market Street (Front Street to The Esplanade) will be an Urban Park open to pedestrians for summer 2022 (starting early June.) Watch this page for event updates.
Music – The I Heart Market Street Music Series will begin Tuesday June 14th, 2022 with pop up musicians appearing Tuesday – Friday 11:30am – 1:30pm and Wednesday – Friday 6pm – 8pm. Check this page for more details as they become available. This series is scheduled to run weekly until mid September and is free to attend.
Upcoming Jamii Sponsored Performances
Two x 30
Live at the Kisanii Hub
From June 9 - June 11
On The Esplanade
‘Two x 30’ explores the link between our collective and unconscious patterns of movement and our environment - the landscape and waterways, and surrounding architecture.
What begins as 'passing each other on the sidewalk' soon develops into an intricate physical conversation, highlighting the complexity of human interaction and communication. It is an outdoor contemporary dance/live art work, presented in a series of 50-minute duet performances, stretching across the city of Toronto in May/June 2022.
Each highly-structured, improvised movement-based performance is paired with a robust sonic score which supports and enhances the viewing experience.
Prior to Twox30 performances, audiences will be treated to live music by Arlene Paculan, Michael Clarke, and Aline Morales!
During the event, Kisanii Hub’s Storytelling and Face Painting corners will be welcoming all ages of the community. For the first time ever, Cathy Thorne will be joining the Kisanii Hub with her typewriter for Esplanadians to experience the art of creating typewriter poetry in 5 minutes or less - on the spot!
Visit Jamii.ca/twox30 for more information!
When & Where:
Thursday, June 9 at 4 pm @ David Crombie Park (DAS Playground – The Esplanade & Lower Jarvis)
Friday, June 10 at 4 pm @ David Crombie Park (Market Lane PS Playground – Behind the Basketball Court)
Saturday, June 11 at 4 pm @ David Crombie Park (Water Fountain – The Esplanade & George St S)
This Jamii Event is Presented In Partnership with Canadian Stage Company and ArtworxTO.
BYOC: Limited chairs are available - bring your own!