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Necropolis: A Balm for Holiday Frazzle

Number 2 of Fredrick Peters Column. At Holiday time, ideally with soft icing-sugar snow, a pretty walk is through the archway of the Necropolis; a […]

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It’s a wonderful Life…to be lived!

Contributed by Sarah Cook- Publisher. As I write this, on 11/18/18 – I’m currently ‘wrapping up’ a wonderful week of ‘momentous birthday celebrations’ – my […]

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TOP GIRLS DINNER PARTY at Alumnae Theatre

In January, Alumnae Theatre Company’s mainstage takes on Caryl Churchills’s Top Girls. At its centre, Marlene throws a dinner party to celebrate her promotion at […]

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Cabbagetown Holiday Kickoff!

Contributed by Lenka Gazova and Parliament St. News. The special Holiday season is upon us!  Join us in Cabbagetown- November 24th at the corner of […]

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At Christmas, a Grown-up wish list

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. When bells are jingling, and Bing is singing, it’s well established that little children start dreaming of wonders that might turn […]

Is the Pot Humidor the New Wine Fridge?

Contributed by Jen Tripp. Cannabis, weed, marijuana, hippy lettuce, grass… whatever you call it, it is legally here to stay. I recently attended an interesting […]

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Crime Fiction for Christmas

Cabbagetown resident and Residents’ Association Safety & Security lead, Desmond P. Ryan has spent almost thirty years as a cop with the Toronto Police Service. […]

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Queen Street East Preservation

Contributed by Andre Bermon. Freelance writer and community enthusiast. A conversation must be had to designate Queen Street East, from Sherbourne to River Streets, a […]

Thinking of investing in a condominium?

Darlene Barrowman, Sales Representative, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. What exactly is covered in those mandatory maintenance condo fees? First, you should know that no two […]

5 Tips For Self-Care In Winter

Contributed by Laurie Ward. The winter months can be challenging. They can feel long and lonely as our energy dips and connecting with others becomes […]

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PUMPKIN PARADE

Contributed by Carolyn Jarman. Show up, show off and shine on one more night. The 6th annual Cabbagetown Pumpkin Parade is held every November 1st […]

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FireWorks Festival

The Alumnae Theatre offers three fresh plays, innovatively staged for its FireWorks Festival, running from 7-25 November.   These three plays, The Pigeon by Chloë […]

Self Esteem vs Self Compassion…

Contributed by Katie Mead. I work with a lot of young adults. And a common theme is emerging: self-esteem. Considered developmental nirvana, we all know […]

ROAD SAFETY TIPS IN SCHOOL ZONES

Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Lawyer. During the school year, it’s important to be extra cautious when driving in school zones. The following are some road safety tips, if followed, will minimize the chance of getting into a car accident or even worse, hitting a child, which could result in […]

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It’s Fall – Time to start cooking!

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Kitchens are the nerve centre of every home and as the weather cools, that’s when they really heat up.  We’re entertaining indoors and we’re cooking and baking up a storm. Plus, the holidays are coming! Slicing and dicing are done in all kitchens; same for cooking and keeping everything cool, but […]

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New Roots Dinner Series

Oh what a night! Contributed by Kim Alke – owner of Spruce Cabbagetown. The First Annual New Roots Dinner Series, created by Daniel et Daniel as a fundraiser for Green Thumbs Growing Kids, was held October 2nd at eight locations in and around Cabbagetown, including Akasha Art Gallery, Kendall & Co., Labour of Love, Spruce […]

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Teaching our kids about balance…

Contributed by Jennifer Shearer. Fall is such a wonderful time a year. Food begins to shift from light and leafy to warm and hearty. October shows up, kids get excited for Halloween and parents begin to dread all the candy.   I’ve gone back and forth over the years on how much or how little […]

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Metropolitan the Musical: One church, two centuries

What does it take to get fired from a church choir? In 1880, all it took was singing in a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. Scandalized by the pagan audacity of a group of choristers, Metropolitan Methodist Church—now Metropolitan United Church—fired en masse those who had taken part.   Celebrating its 200th anniversary, the church invites […]

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Restoration and living in Cabbagetown

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager If you’ve lived or wanted to live in Cabbagetown for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve had a thought about restoring your home.   Most homeowners who plan to restore their home are looking to bring back the architectural glory of days gone by and […]

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St. Jamestown Steak & Chops since 1971

As most of you know Steak & Chops is known for, well… “Steaks & Chops”, but did you also know that you can pick up fresh fish – Irish Organic salmon, Ontario farmed trout, even oysters pre-ordered.   They do in house smoking of both trout and salmon.  You can order your holiday turkey, ham or […]

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The Cabbagetown Comic Guy…Rob Vellone

I’ve been a professional comics artist for 25 years and in that time, I have appeared at comic conventions all over Canada and the United States, including Fan Expo here in Toronto and three times at the biggest show of them all, San Diego Comicon. I do a lot of work for these shows, but […]

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Let’s celebrate Dia de Muertos together!!!

Join us for our 8th annual celebration of Latin American culture with activities for children and adults alike. Evergreen’s Day of the Dead celebration takes place at the Sunday Artisan Market and incorporates traditional Latin celebrations, fun family activities and delicious food and drink. October 28, 2018 | 10:00am–3:00pm and it’s free!   At Day […]

Necropolis- ‘City of the Dead’…worth a visit this Halloween

First of a series of Columns contributed by Frederick Peters, PhD, Research Fellow City Institute at York University   There is another city in and of Cabbagetown, the Necropolis, the city of the dead. I have darkened these pages to write not about darkness, but about the lives of the dead and missed – by […]

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Laurie Ward

Five simple steps to begin your meditation practice:   1.Move into a seated or lying down position. Make sure that you are comfortable yet alert. 2..Close your eyes and remain still. 3.Breathe normally. Don’t try to control or exaggerate your breathing. 4.Focus on your breathing, feel the sensation of each inhalation and exhalation. Bring your […]

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THE JOURNEY A LIVING HISTORY OF THE REGENT PARK REVITALIZATION (THE JOURNEY),

A musical production and fundraiser presented by Innocon and produced by Toronto Artscape Foundation and The Daniels Corporation, takes to the stage on November 7, 2018 (7:30PM) at Daniels Spectrum, a cultural hub in Regent Park (585 Dundas Street East), with a brand-new storyline. THE JOURNEY gives youth performers the unique opportunity to gain and […]

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