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Two Issues Left in 2020!

Summer is over and we are all getting back to work. We have two issues left in 2020. Did we mention we are in our […]

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Flavours From Our Neighbours

Flavours From Our Neighbours is a full-flavoured catering collective that is deeply rooted within the St. James Town community. Not only does the initiative help […]

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Charlie’s FreeWheels

Contributed By: Reagan McSwain. “Today was epic! The sun was merciless and the winds wild and deranged. The pace I made was really fast with […]

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I have certain expectations

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin. I read the obituaries every day.  They’re the only part of the newspaper I can rely on to be truthful.  I […]

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Considering an Open House?

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. As of August 12, for all regions in Ontario, the Province has lifted the […]

Create, Listen, and Experience

Jobim Novak is a 25-year-old writer and spoken word artist. He is also a mental health advocate and speaker who has been a friend of […]

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“MISSION BONITA”

Children’s web series Premiers on youtube. Toronto, Ontario – “Mission Bonita” will make its YouTube debut at 11AM, Tuesday, August 18th.  The highly anticipated children’s […]

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Maples on Sumach?

Contributed by Randy Brown. There is an exceptional feature in Cabbagetown which mostly goes unnoticed– the chestnut trees on Sumach. This line of chestnut trees […]

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METAPHORICALLY TRANSFORMED

Contributed by Erdine (Dee) Hope, Toronto Writers Collective – My name is Dee Hope. That is what I am called here in the downtown core, […]

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Outdoors at Last!

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Deck, patio, back garden, balcony – everyone with access to outdoors is making the most of the warm weather.  Now, we […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU – part 2

Contributed by Anita Bostok and Norman Hathaway. Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. Anita and Noman are proud to contribute […]

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Summer in Cabbagetown

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. I love Cabbagetown in the summer. It’s a beautiful and family friendly neighbourhood […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. Anita and Noman are proud to contribute this regular feature where you get to know the people and businesses that make Cabbagetown so special. If you’d like to be featured or would like to nominate someone please get in touch.   Johnny Pearl – […]

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“COVID-19: A Positive Return”

Contributed by Momentum Montessori. As many of us continue to work from home, there is a percentage of the population who have physically returned to work. Despite many uncertainties of how businesses will operate with such strict and in-depth operating criteria, we have managed to alleviate that fear and instead use it to deliver teachable […]

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Yael Gottesman

“ I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. Diaries and journals, and stories accumulated in my room for years. Among them, a lengthy letter to the editor of the “Chicken soup for the teenage soul” series.   My plea to have my stories in the books remained unsent. […]

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Your Home Office!

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Working at home can be bliss: the freedom and flexibility to get the job done on your own terms at your own speed, without commuting and with access to a full kitchen!   Companies, from government to banks are embracing the trend as are consumers. According to Owen Robinson of Weenen […]

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Anderson Ruffin Abbott 1837 – 1913

Contributed by Cabbagetownpeople.ca. Abbott was Canada’s first black doctor graduating from the University of Toronto in 1861 at age 23.   Although born in Toronto into a wealthy family, he travelled to the United States to work as one of only eight black surgeons in the Union Army during the Civil War. Because of segregation […]

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The end of cash?

Contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge. When was the last time you paid with money? Was it before the pandemic? Then you are not alone. It’s no surprise that societal changes caused by Covid-19 will long outlast the coronavirus. Months of lockdown measures have accelerated trends that might have otherwise taken years to […]

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The Corner during the Pandemic

Contributed by Aravind Joseph  (The Corner). The Corner is an organic community hub in SJT where residents and service providers come together seamlessly to collaborate, innovate and build community.  The Corner is governed by a Steering Committee of 8 residents and 5 service providers.  More than 20 organisations provide services at The Corner.  30% of […]

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News from the Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group

Contributed  by Victoria Hadden. Aberdeen Avenue Sandwich Group for Dixon Hall Celebrates Power of People Coming Together A core group of Aberdeen neighbours continues to organize weekly sandwich making donations for Dixon Hall. Members participate when they can and each contributor makes 10-15 sandwiches, and/or home-baked cookies.   Michael Guenther, a local chef who helped […]

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Ned Hanlan 1855 – 1908

Contributed from the Cabbagetown People Website – www.cabbagetownpeople.ca Champion Oarsman – Ned Hanlan His resting place can be found in the Necropolis @ Section C, Lot 40   Ned’s father, John Hanlan, was a boat builder in Kingston and then moved to Toronto where he was the first lease-holder on Toronto Island now named after […]

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The 416 PROJECT

Contributed by artist Jorge Molina. It’s been four years since Canadian artist Jorge Molina conceived of The 416 Project, installing 416 unique canvases throughout the many neighbourhoods of Toronto, including Cabbagetown. The genesis of the project was to capture objects, fixtures and surroundings that we see every day but to most are just visual noise. […]

Six Feet Apart

A Song written and contributed by Duncan Fremlin, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.duncan@morethanahome.ca When the pandemic hit, my work as a Realtor wasn’t affected since it was declared an essential service.  However, I was forced to retire from my life as a touring musician (Whiskey Jack), as well as my shinny hockey games at Moss Park.  […]

FRONTLINES™TO (feedthefrontlinesto.org)

Early in 2020, Adair Roberts, who works in the mental health and addictions sector, started the FEED the FRONTLINES™ TO charity with the support of caring volunteers to help provide meals to frontline works and helping keep restaurants open and staffs employed.   Since the onslaught of the Covid-19, FEED the FRONTLINES™TO (feedthefronlinesto.org), a grassroots […]

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Spring 2020 Issue

SO LONG SARAH! Sarah Cook, our publisher for the last two years, has taken on a new opportunity. Sarah will infused some new life into the Parliament Street News, got the Instagram going and developed some great advertiser and contributor relationships. Thanks for all the hard work, Sarah. You will be missed. Spring 2020 Issue […]

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The Excellent Festival

Over the past 31 years, Randy Brown and 25 members of the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts (CA&C), which is an association of resident artists, have organized the sale in Riverdale Park during the Festival. The mission of the CA&C is to bring 180 artists from all over Canada to sell their work. About 20,000 Torontonians […]

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Lives Lived – Bob McNiven – 68

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin — Bob McNiven, musician and singer,  harmonizer, songwriter and incurable romantic was born in Pennsylvania on May 24, 1952 and died at home in Toronto on May 4, 2020 of ALS.   Bob’s unusual childhood was the roadmap for his life as a professional musician.   He grew up singing and playing […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Contributed by Anita Bostok & Norman Hathaway — Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. Anita and Noman are proud to contribute this regular feature where you get to know the people and businesses that make Cabbagetown so special. If you’d like to be featured or would like to nominate someone […]

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Warm Weather Brings Hope

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman —  When warm weather comes to Toronto, it comes with a bang. All at once we have fragrant flowering shrubs like lilacs, full leafy trees and flowers in masses. And our homes always want to put on their brightest faces too!  Could this be the time for a colour shake up? […]

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FRONT LINE 2020 Care Bags – The Cabbagetown Challenge

It’s been a long few months in Cabbagetown since the global pandemic hit our little neighouhood. As a community we are adjusting to our new normal. So many things are different…a new way of picking up supplies, a new way to walk down the street, a new way to stand next to each other. What […]

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Cabbagetown South Doing Great things

Contributed by Jennifer Day –We’re all in this together, and as your local residents association we’re committed to doing what we can to support our most vulnerable residents and frontline workers.   Today we’re pleased to share another community-based initiative to help you give back! Local resident Townes, who’s 13-years-old, decided she wanted to do […]

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News from the Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group

Contributed by Victoria Hadden — When the world drastically changed recently, members of the Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group (AARG) stepped up to help a local shelter‘s food program through this difficult time of increased need.   It all started with the Covid-19 pandemic when Aberdeen resident Michael Guenther found himself with time on his hands […]

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Disability Claims Related To The Pandemic

Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer — Ontarians and indeed all Canadians are learning to live life impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New workplace procedures and the challenges of working from home are two major changes, and many people have been temporarily laid-off or lost their jobs entirely. A claim for Disability insurance […]

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