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Vintage Clothes ’The New Luxury’

  Why buying vintage clothes is ’The New Luxury’Contributed by fashion photographer Lenka lenkalife.com   I’ve asked Mathew Cohen, the owner of the MHC Vintage […]

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FAIRY CREEK

Contributed by Avery Florence — After introductions, the second question often asked upon arrival at Fairy Creek is “Are you arrestable?”  These questions, always asked with […]

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Contributed by Karen Joan Watson — We live in a strange world. But Canada has advantages during this time of Covid-19, climate crisis, democracies under pressure, […]

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In 100 words or less.

“In 100 words or less. If you are elected, how would your office make an impact that will be felt locally, in Toronto Centre?”   […]

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Has it only been 20 years?

Our children have grown up with it. We pass by it to fall in and out of love. We see it when we eat, shop, […]

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Lions’ Gate Portal

Contributed by Chris McNutt  Host of the the weekly podcast the McNuttiest Dimension. Whew! We’re finally on the other side of the Lion’s Gate Portal, […]

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FTJCo Fine Jewellery’s New Address

Since 2009, FTJCo has been Cabbagetown’s destination for fine and custom jewellery. For 12 years this stalwart of responsible and sustainable jewels has occupied 523 […]

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Hello  Cabbagetown! 

Contributed by Virginia Gallop, Executive Director, Cabbagetown BIA — It’s Virginia here, your new Cabbagetown BIA Executive Director. I’m excited to be here, bringing my career and […]

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Allan Gardens Conservatory

Contributed by Ed Drass in communications at Gallery Arcturus, A not-for-profit art museum on Gerrard Street East. You can reach Ed @ info@arcturus.ca  – This series is […]

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PATHWAYS IN THE PARK

By Randy Brown, E.D. Friends of Riverdale Park West, (frpw.org) I’m sure everyone has noticed the renovated pathways in our park – the main pathways are […]

Cars or Children Will Toronto Support Mothers?

Opinion contributed by Celeste D’Costa Ulicki. The Toronto daycare market fails parents. Demand outstrips supply and parents report long waitlists and expensive care. The pandemic […]

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Meet BGC Toronto Kiwanis!

It’s official. Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs has become BGC Toronto Kiwanis. Not to be trendy. Not because it’s shorter or catchier. But because […]

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Cabbagetown Fashion – Hoodie

Let me introduce myself. I am Lenka, born in Slovakia, living in Cabbagetown since 2009. I love fashion, photography, and baking. I have been around […]

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The CAN Fund #150Women – BE EPIC

Jane was a promising track athlete before a devastating car accident ended her athletic career. Jane turned this traumatic life lesson into supporting athletes on […]

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LOGO UNVEILED FOR THE FOUNDRY:

  CANADA’S PLACE FOR MUSIC & COMMUNITY HUB -The local planning group of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA, a service organization for Canada’s musicians), including […]

The Transformational Power of Being Heard

Contributed by Samantha Peck.  “A welcome reprieve from the harsh realities of life.” “A transformative experience.” “Life changing.” These are a few of the things […]

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Bostok Hathaway – Getting to Know you

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

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Asokan Rasiah – Peartree Restaurant

Sad news from the Cabbagetown BIA   It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news that Asokan Rasiah, chef and owner of the Peartree Restaurant, passed away this weekend.     Asokan has been a fixture in our community for over 30 years. He enjoyed participating in all community events and had gained […]

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Publisher still believes in Santa Claus & his newspaper

Yep, it’s a wonderful newspaper. And while I may be still on the fence about Santa, I certainly believe in the Parliament Street News. This is the holiday edition and what a time for a festive edition of anything. This also happens to be the 50th issue in the 10th year of publishing. While print […]

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Cabbagetown BIA Partners with local designers

CABBAGETOWN BIA Partners with local designers to create memorable holiday experience for residents and visitors. It’s no secret that many small businesses across Toronto have been hit hard this year, so it was especially important for us at the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (BIA) to find a way to support our community this holiday season.  […]

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Cabbagetown Outdoor Gallery

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – ManagerHomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage — Recently, we commissioned a piece of Art by artist Christian English-Pratt.  The Art mural being painted is on our wall facing Broadcast Lane.  We hope to provide an enjoyable walking experience by creating an outdoor gallery in Cabbagetown.   The goal of the outdoor […]

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Cabbagetown Homes Getting Ready for the Holiday Season

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman — In the winter, dusted with snow, Cabbagetown  can look like a greeting card: a neighbourhood walk is a study of Victorian architecture juxtaposed with lofts in converted factories. The setting may look tranquil, but inside, saws may be buzzing, hammers tapping away with the smell of fresh paint as a […]

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Double Take has all the giftables

Contributed by Sharon — YSM’s Double Take Thrift Store is here to help you get ready for the holidays! Our staff are excited to share sustainable and creative ways the Cabbagetown community can show love this season. Ideas range from our regular offerings of new and gently used clothing and giftables, to our new range […]

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KNOW THAT HOUSE

Contributed by  Maryam Hatam — Hugh Neilson House: This yellow brick house (295 Carlton St.), with a beautiful wooden door was built in the Gothic Revival style in 1878 for Hugh Neilson, a Scottish immigrant. Neilson was one of the founders of the Toronto Telephone Despatch Company, which was founded in 1878. This house was […]

St Anne’s Heart

Contributed by Anita Bostok — Back in the 1980s, a friend dared Carlos Carreiro to take a dance class. Up for the challenge, he went to the class that he found enjoyable, but it was the attractive young dance teacher Colette who caught his eye. Carlos’s dance career did not last long, but his relationship […]

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Are You a Victim of a Hit and Run?

Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer — Getting in a car accident, for any driver, cyclist or pedestrian can be a nightmare. Unfortunately, hit and run accidents occur far too frequently.   A hit and run is when a driver hits a pedestrian, cyclist, property, another car, or causes any collision, and then […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. We are Anita Bostok and Noman Hathaway and we’re 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 […]

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Shuter Street Pharmacy

Shuter St Pharmacy located at 290 Shuter, Corner Shuter and Parliament is now under new management. Our professional team is ready to serve the Cabbagetown and surrounding communities for all their pharmacy needs. Our location offers a convenient Walk in Clinic available for any urgent but non-emergency medical care. Shuter Street Clinic, a practice based […]

You’re just the right kind of wrong!

Contributed by Debjani Sinha Do you hear this background noise in your head? “You’re too loud!” “You won’t make it.” “They don’t like you.” “You look bloated.” “It’s all your fault.” and “Here you go again…”.   I do. I always have. Even though some of them might be true, it is not the end […]

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Embracing Grief Through Creative Writing

Written by A. Das Sarkar. — Grief is an unwelcomed teacher who inevitably comes knocking on each of our doors. The question is not, do we answer? But, how? When I lost my mother, Maa, I felt rudderless. More than my mother, she was my best friend, my teacher, my most heartfelt cheerleader, and the […]

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Wish I Could

Dub J announces new single with all-star cast to speak out against gun violence. Canadian producer Dub J unifies a Toronto A-List roster of JRDN, Maestro Fresh Wes, JD Era, Bizz Loc, Turk, Roney and Jelleestone on a new single speaking out against the rising gun violence in Toronto. This record marks an extremely important milestone in Canadian Hip-Hop. It’s a bold statement made alongside intergenerational […]

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Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) = pop-up style free bicycle repairs

Contributed by: Reagan McSwain- Since Covid restrictions have been in place there has been an increase in demand for all things bicycle-related and access to bicycle repairs is no exception. Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) has been touring the city pop-up style as they offer free bicycle repairs to youth under 25. “Lots of people are cycling for the […]

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THIS EDITION OF THE PARLIAMENT STREET NEWS

Arghhh…so here we are. By-elections, pandemics, lockdowns again. Pot shops, shelters, homelessness, businesses going under, food lines getting worse. There are a lot of people struggling in the neighbourhood in both business and personally.   Despite the frustrations with our various leaders, an unprecedented amount of hope. There seems to be a lot of people, […]

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