San Romanoway Revitalization Association Staff, Board of Directors, participants and the
families of the Jane-Finch community wish to thank ShowLove TO for the $10,000.00 grant
given to present the Tastes and Sounds of Jane-Finch.
The on-going pandemic presented unique challenges in hosting this much-loved community
event. Your kind support enabled us to present a smaller event, but one that was well received by
the community. During the pandemic many of the seniors and families in our community have
experienced an increase in isolation and the Tastes and Sounds presented an opportunity for the
community to gather, outside for socially distanced fellowship, good food and music. To hear
their laughter and chatter and see many of them dance to the music brought a sense of “normal”
for at least one day. The children from the San Romanoway Summer Camp, were able to join in
the activities with the Seniors, community members and officers from TPS 31 Division.
This year’s event presented a spotlight on the diversity of the community and featured foods
from local businesses that represented the Jamaican, Latin American, Caribbean and Asian
communities. The variety of food items were purchased from the local businesses and the
committee volunteers then packaged the hot food into individual containers for those in
The music and entertainment were provided by a local DJ, featuring many artists that put a
spotlight on the diversity of Jane and Finch. DJ Troy was able to engage “all” ages to participate
at their chair or on the “tennis courts” which became the socially distanced, outdoor dance floor.
We had the privilege of sharing this event and spotlighting our culturally diverse community
with Humber River – Black Creek – Councillor, Anthony Perruzza, MPP Tom Rakocevic, MP
Hon. Judy Sgro and York Centre Councillor, James Pasternak.