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Hello Advertisers and Contributors

Quick order of business. Sarah Cook is taking on new a new opportunity and leaving the Parliament Street news. Thanks, Sarah, for all the hard […]

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Message From Duncan Fremlin

Friends:  Despite the fact that the Provincial Government deemed real estate an essential service, for the vast majority of us, trading in real estate is […]

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650 Parliament, Welcome Back!

Contributed by Brian Simpson.  On March 2 nd, as I headed off to work, I noticed a moving van pulling into 650 Parliament St. But […]

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In the light of Coronavirus and Real Estate

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. — In the light of the Coronavirus, the health and wellbeing of our clients, […]

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Weenen General Contracting

Originally published in the Fall 2011 edition of the Parliament Street News. (Sadly, David Weenen passed away, not long after this article, in the fall […]

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The History of Parliament Street

Originally contributed to our original issue of the Parliament Street news by Nora Ottaway, On behalf of the Cabbagetown Regent Park Musem. Named after legislative […]

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Parliament Street News – Spring Edition

After much consideration, we have decided to postpone our Spring 2020 issue until further notice.   In these uncertain times, things are changing daily!  To […]

New decade, New year…

Contributed by Sarah Cook- Publisher.  New goals and adventures, and new opportunities!   Do you make “New Years resolutions”? Do you keep your new pledges […]

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TEN YEARS AGO! AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

Contributed by Pete Lovering. It started as a quasi grassroots business/art experiment over ten years ago. It also started as part of a theory that […]

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Embrace Change in the New Decade!

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. If your home could speak, what would it say? How about: “I want to stay flexible to explore my potential!”   […]

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Podcasting- Part 2

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin, Broker. In the last issue of PSN, I wrote about podcasting and the impact it is having on terrestrial radio.   I […]

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2nd annual Mingle at F’Amelia

Contributed by Winchester parent and event coordinator Jennifer Torres. This year’s Mingle with F’Amelia Fundraiser was a wonderful evening of delicious food, exquisite wines, laughter […]

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Home Buying Tips

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage.  Valentine’s Day is the yearly tradition of showing love to those you care […]

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Supporting Our Seniors

Office of Bill Morneau .  Too often low-income, or disabled seniors face issues accessing programs, or feel isolated and removed from their community. That is […]

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Save Cabbagetown Youth Centre

Contributed by Lenka Gazova .  Most recently, CYC has seen decline in provincial funding and without support, the CYC doors will be closed permanently after […]

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The Santa Claus Parade in Cabbagetown!

A New Tradition? We sure hope so! — Contributed by Lenka Gazova.   The Santa Claus Parade has been spreading joy for over 100 years! Attended […]

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VICINO Italian Kitchen –Family Style Southern Italian Cuisine

Contributed by Sarah Cook – Publisher –Welcome to the neighbourhood “Vicino” – pronounced (Vee chee no) simply means a neighbour or something that is nearby. The revitalization of Regent Park is about 70% complete, and now, voila, we finally have a fantastic new eatery on Sumach just south of Dundas.   Having opened their doors […]

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What’s Your Favourite Holiday Movie?

Contributed by Sarah Cook – Publisher — The Holidays always stir up wonderful memories of days gone by, when life was so carefree and innocent. There are certain songs, like; “It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas, it’s the best time of the year”- always a classic to get you in the spirit! My personal favourite Christmas […]

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MINGLE WITH F’AMELIA

F’Amelia, Cabbagetown’s cozy and sophisticated Italian eatery, located at 12 Amelia Street, is hosting their second annual MINGLE WITH F’AMELIA Fundraiser on Monday January 20, 2020.   The Fundraiser is to benefit the neighbourhood’s only ‘École’ Winchester Public School.   It is a rambunctious evening that provides an opportunity for the community to come together […]

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Shopping Local – Duncan Fremlin

Duncan Fremlin, Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. — Neighbourhoods like Cabbagetown become particularly festive and colourful during the Christmas season. It’s also the time of year when we spend a lot of money. The small independently owned businesses in our neighbourhood are counting on it.   The importance of sole proprietorships became particularly important after […]

Parliament Street- “The Most Best Street”

Contributed by Lindsay Matheson — There are a dozen things I love about living in Cabbagetown – but one I often take for granted is how lucky we are to have the shops on Parliament street.   I was out doing errands with my 3 children on the weekend and the 6-year-old was chatting away […]

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Beautiful Trends

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting — Construction has its own glamour! In fashion, hemlines and popular colours change and the building trades are the same! In keeping with traditional end of year assessments, Owen Robinson of Weenen General Contracting points out that for homes, a few trends have been important to note. […]

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Preparing for Winter

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker-Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. — Some of us don’t really like to talk about it, but the reality is winter is indeed coming. Love it or hate it, we all need to be mindful that winter can take a heavy toll on your property. Consider these simple preventative measures […]

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Happy Holidays from Pstreet News

The holiday edition is out. This is a great issue with great content from our incredible contributors and advertisers. Don’t forget to mention to advertisers and contributors that you saw their articles. Please share articles socially and more importantly remember to support our local businesses.   Thank you to all of our Advertisers and Contributors. […]

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Steak and Chops …they’ve got you covered for the Holidays…

Did you know that Mark and the staff at Steak & Chops have everything you’ll need for your ‘Holiday celebration”? Main dishes such as aged PEI prime rib roasts, Tenderloin, Smoked and Honey hams…& of course the classic – Turkey! They also stock herbs, vegetables, even stuffing and gravies? They’ve done all the work for […]

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Amelia’s Cottage – Your Cozy Cottage in the City

Right next door to Cabbagetown’s infamous F’Amelia Ristorante, Amelia’s Cottage quietly opened its doors a few months back. One step inside and you are transported to Muskoka’s cottage country with the rustic interior, wood bar and cozy feel.   Long time Cabbagetowner John Jay; Formerly of the Cobourg and Bunny’s Restaurant, welcomes you to join […]

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Poa Studio – A Little Piece of Paris on Parliament St.

Poa Studio is a Toronto-based concept store, featuring two specially curated locations offering luxury spa services, personalized shopping and yoga. Established in 2003, Poa is a warm and cozy nest in the downtown core. It is a hidden gem where you will discover Parisian clothing and accessories, hand-selected by the owner, exclusive to Poa Studio […]

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Construction continues Dixon Hall’s new youth centre in Regent Park

If you frequent the Regent Park neighbourhood, you might have noticed a construction site at Wyatt and Nicholas Avenues. This isn’t just any new development – it’s the future home of Dixon Hall’s youth centre, an extremely important space for young people in our community. We broke ground on the project in fall 2018 and […]

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My Top Five Favorite Cabbagetown Shops

Contributed by Victoria Braude – Trust Realty Group Sales Representative — It feels so good to give presents- especially when you choose to shop local. It’s a great way to support your local community and benefit your neighbourhood. This year escape the city centre rush and enjoy your Christmas shopping in Cabbagetown. Here’s the list […]

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The Trip to Bountiful at the Alumnae Theatre

Some of the greatest actresses have shone in the role of Carrie Watts, the elderly, beleaguered heroine of Horton Foote’s tearful comedy The Trip to Bountiful. That includes Lillian Gish in the original 1953 TV and Broadway productions, Geraldine Page (who won a long-overdue Best Actress Oscar for the role) and, more recently, Cicely Tyson […]

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Let’s help The Moss Park Hockey League.

The Moss Park Hockey League has allowing kids in the downtown east end to play hockey for free. FOR FREE!! The only free hockey in Canada and they have been doing for over 62 years. It has always been a volunteer-driven and word of mouth league. This year alone they have 270 players and they […]

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SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT: Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Contributed by Mary Lafazanis – With the cold weather and snow now upon us, the threat of slip and fall accidents is a common winter-time conversation topic. Many of these accidents can result in serious injuries. Any injury that causes you to miss work, be unable to live as you normally would, or causes you […]

Parliament St. News 2020 Deadline dates:

Thank you for all your support in 2019!  We grew just a little this year, from 5 issues to 6 and thanks to so many advertisers and article submissions from our local residents- the paper was a great success again.   We can’t do this ‘labour of love’ without the fantastic people of Parliament St. […]

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Whether you do spooky or cute…Halloween’s always a hoot!

Contributed by Sarah Cook – Principal Publisher – Our front-page photo of ‘The Adam’s Family’ at one of Cabbagetowns ‘Zebra Crossings’ at Carlton and Ontario is a homage of the Beatles Abbey Road album 50th anniversary. The Album debuted Sept. 26th, 1969 and was their last recorded album. Although “Let it be” was their last […]

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The CCC Promoting safe Cycling

Contributed by Chris Burke – Cabbagetown Cycling Club is a community-based group of advocates, racers, enthusiasts and commuters. Our mandate is to promote safe cycling within the city of Toronto while developing a sense of community through weekly group training rides, social events and a supportive online presence. 2020 will mark the club’s 10-year anniversary […]

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An Urgent Message from the Cabbagetown South Residents Association

Dear Community Members,   On Wednesday Oct 2nd, the day after a successful community meeting with Councillor Wong-Tam, we obtained information that the city has signed a 10 year, multi-million dollar lease for the property at 233 Carlton Street. This building is the former office of ‘Free the Children’ across from Daniel et Daniel.  Free […]

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Cabbagetown Costume Drive

What to do with previously worn Halloween costumes? Pass them on to a great charity of course!   Please consider donating to The Second Annual Cabbagetown Costume Drive! Help make Halloween special for the families at Nellie’s Shelter for Women and Children.   Thanks to all those who have supported this effort, last year, and […]

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