Jill and Julie met during the Running Room Summer/Fall Marathon Clinic in 2013. Both signed up to train for their very first marathon. Little did they know what good running buddies they'd become as they survived the ups and downs of marathon training together. Having run their second marathons apart, they are making up for lost miles by reuniting for the STWM half-marathon — and raising money along the way. Both believe in building strong communities and are proud to support 40 Oaks and the Regent Park/Corktown community during STWM.
40 Oaks, located in the newly redeveloped Regent Park, consists of 87 units of affordable, safe housing, and a 5,000 square foot community hub where people can gather, develop, and participate in activities geared to their needs. The community hub inside 40 Oaks is a flexible space featuring the Rogers Family Room, Sprott Foundation Kitchen, RBC Foundation Community Service Area, and Clark Room as well as programing and worship space. During the day, 40 Oaks hosts a meal program as well a community living room. Workshops, classes, and meetings take place in our program rooms throughout the day, and a quiet worship space is home to a weekly gathering.
Friends of Regent Park is about community members coming together because they share a passion for parks, public spaces and building community in Regent Park. The goal of the group is to contribute to the wellbeing and upkeep of the new 6 acre park that opened in June 2014, which includes bake oven, community garden, greenhouse, children's playground and splash pad and an off leash dog area! The group will also arrange fun activities in the park to ensure that community members are engaged and connected to the park.
Friends of Corktown Common is a group that was established in fall 2013 to preserve and promote the green space, and recreational and cultural activities of Corktown Common, the brand new park in downtown east Toronto.
The CRBA (Corktown Residents and Business Association) is a not-for-profit and non-commercial volunteer neighbourhood organization, which follows the latest developments in Corktown on a wide range of topics. We serve as a liaison between Corktown and many relevant organizations. The CRBA is an inclusive organization open to all local residents and businesses. We are not aligned with any political parties or religions and we highly value openness to all ideas and to non-discrimination.