ST. JAMES TOWN – 19 HIGH-RISES, 4 LOW-RISES, THE WORLD IN A SQUARE BLOCK

stjamestown9St. James Town is Canada’s largest high-rise community.  About 20,000 people live here – on Wellesley Street East at Parliament.  Built in the 1960’s as a trendy city-within-a-city, it’s now a first stop for newly arrived immigrants.

STJAMESTOWN2STJAMESTOWN5Common languages spoken in St. James Town: Tagalog, Tamil, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, Bengali and Urdu.

STJAMESTOWN1This may be one of TORONTO’s poorer neighbourhoods (average income $23,000), but there’s a brand new community centre, a multi-cultural elementary school, a state-of-the-art public library, and a city-centre location with excellent transit connections.  Panoramic views from these 19-32 storey buildings are among the most spectacular in the city.  <PHOTO BELOW – a car wrapped up for winter, St. James Town>

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