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Getting To Know you

Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. We are Anita Bostok and Norman Hathaway and we’re proud to contribute this regular feature […]

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Cabbagetown Farmers Market

Contributed by Ellie Ruggles, Market Manager, Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market. – Mark your calendars! The first market day for the Cabbagetown Farmers’ Market will be Tuesday June […]

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System is Failing Seniors

Contributed by David Morris – The COVID-19 Pandemic Revealed Our System is Failing Seniors, Ontario Liberals Have a Plan to Fix It The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Dear residents and neighbours

Contributed by Kristyn Wong-Tam – It is with great humility that I am running in the upcoming election to represent you as your NDP Toronto Centre […]

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A magnificent Parkscape in Cabbagetown

We interrupt this moment in the never-ending news of multiple elections to bring you news of something beautiful, green, fresh and welcoming. The Cabbagetown Parkscape […]

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Contributed by George Smitherman, MPP representing Toronto Centre – Rosedale, Toronto Centre in the 34th, 35th and 36th Parliament (1999-2010) Position: Member of the Ontario […]

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Provincial Election numbers?

Contributed by Pstreet News. The provincial election is fast upon us, and there is a great battle between the Liberals and the up and coming […]

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Brigaldara Soave DOC

Contributed by Isabel Wai, Brand Associate, Rogers & Company In the 2000s, Stefano Cesari and his sons, Lamberto and Antonio, initiated a profound renewal at Brigaldara. […]

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Forsythia Festival Thanks

THANK YOU The organizers of the Forsythia Festival would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors for a long overdue and great day! Financial […]

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HEART2HEART CPR HELPS REFORM CITY POLICY

LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER HELPS REFORM TORONTO SHELTER STANDARDS AND ONTARIO’S OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT! Nick Rondinelli – Owner and CEO, Heart to Heart First […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Local residents and Real Estate agents Norman Hathaway and Anita Bostok of bostokhathaway.com introduce us to local Cabbagetown Shop keepers is their ongoing series “Getting to […]

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My brother, Tony Brady

Contributed by Joanna Brady Schmida – When I was approached by Peter Lovering recently about an addendum to the article he was planning to write for […]

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Hello Beautiful Readers!!

Here we go again, another year of the Parliament Street News. This is our first edition of the year and it was a long winter. […]

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SPRING BECKONS

Winter Draws to a Close, Spring beckons, the sap is running! Contributed by The Cabbagetown BIA It’s been another long, cold winter, with the odd tease […]

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Thoughts from Kyiv 

Contributed by Professor Mychailo Wynnyckyj in Kyiv. He and his family are in hiding, writing and fighting from a safe(r) house outside Kyiv – Yesterday’s bombing […]

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Walter Huston 1884 – 1950

Academy Award-winning Actor – Contributed by www.cabbagetownpeople.ca. Walter Huston was born in Toronto where his father was a building contractor. He attended Wellesley, Ryerson and Lansdowne Schools, […]

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Vezi Tayyeb Book Launch

Article and photo contributed by Lenka Gazova.  A musician, a producer, an artist and a genius of all things sound.  Cabbagetown resident Vezi Tayyeb is well […]

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Private Security

Once again local residents are left little recourse but to take matters into their own hands in this recent letter to anybody at the city that […]

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Don Valley Art Club Show and Sale

The Don Valley Art Club Spring Art Show and Sale opens Wednesday, April 27th. No longer limited to being online, the club is excited to […]

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Pea shoots

Pea shoots grown via online programming, 2020, when students were learning at home. We’ve been having a lot of fun running Pea Shoot programs with […]

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Community Sport for All Initiative

Good afternoon, Hope you and your loved ones are doing well. Minister St-Onge launched the Community Sport for All Initiative, a component of the Sport Support […]

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Gentle Treasure Hunt: Joseph Lammirato’s outdoor exhibitions

Contributed by Ed Drass, Gallery Arcturus Who puts art on telephone poles? I mean, seriously. These columns on art walks are about what’s possible to see from the sidewalk – but when is that the last time you expected to find public artwork attached to a utility pole? In our area there are two outdoor […]

Pam McConnell knew better

When the Shelter Support and Housing SSHA can’t do what they want because zoning does not allow it, the councillors step in and change the zoning. Then the SSHA can now fulfil their mandate without consultation or input from the community. “we were not consulted,” the councillors say, or “we don’t have any say in […]

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Don Valley Art Club: “The Show Must Go On!”

Contributed by: Don Valley Art Club Show Committee The Don Valley Art Club (DVAC) is one of Toronto’s oldest and most vibrant art clubs, established in the mid 1940’s. The original clubhouse was a small cabin in the Don Valley, with their first Art Show held there in 1949. It is a volunteer run organization […]

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Greetings Cabbagetown

 — It’s difficult to believe summer has come and gone; fleetingly, as it always does. Lucky for us Canadians, we are gifted with fresh days, crisp nights, stunning autumn colours, and the opportunity to be appreciative of the endless gifts that come our way. We are free to live as we please, free to speak […]

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Time for jobs around the house.

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman.  It’s time to celebrate fall! Harvest festivals begin at home, with the weekly farmers market in Riverdale Park right by the Farm. There are great ways to maximize home life even if your personal fall harvest is merely a single stalk of Brussels sprouts. 1) Stunning fall colours bring leaves to […]

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Ontario Line sparks land grab in Moss Park

Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge community newspaper Moss Park, a Downtown East community long impervious to change, is on the precipice of gentrification. The historically marginalized district, nestled between several high-priced neighbourhoods, is seeing lucrative real estate deals thanks in part to the planned Ontario Line subway project. The 15.6-kilometre transit line is set […]

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Live theatre is back!

Be a part of the audience for the workshop performance of Transit, a play written by Alumnae member, Susan Brown. Is one man’s known universe big enough for the rest of us? October is Islamic History Month, and just in time, there’s a play that examines what happens in smalltown neighborhoods where cultural transformation exposes the […]

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Trees From Seeds

Green Thumbs has been growing urban trees from seed since 2017 has engaged thousands of school children, who have planted hundreds of successful seedlings. The species we grow most is the Kentucky Coffee Tree for its ease of germination. Its Anishaabemowin name is Biizhou-aatig, or Big Cat Tree. One theory is that the name comes […]

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The Spoken Word Café and the magical power of WCC workshops

Contributed by María Cristina Sabourin-Jovel (Queen María) September 21st 2021, lights on! Last mic check! The Spoken Word Café was live on Zoom. Nerves, expectations, butterflies! Writers from the eight groups that the WCC runs in Ottawa delighted the audience with their brave creations. Some spoke about the intergenerational trauma of residential schools; others discussed […]

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STAR SEEDS

Contributed by Chris McNutt, Host of the McNuttiest Dimension Posdcast Calling all starseeds, come in starseeds. The Galactic Federation would like to remind you of your mission here on earth. Uh, sure buddy. What the hell’s a starseed? Well you are human and I’m human and all the other humans you know are also human […]

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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 on 555 Parliament Street, to dress me in 3 different outfits for 3 different occasions. Each look consists of vintage clothing, accessories and footwear that we picked together and viola!  […]

Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and EMS Calls To Homeless Hotels Setting Record Numbers 

(Toronto)  Homeless hotels continue to be a nightmare to residents and businesses in downtown Toronto, particularly in the financial and tourist areas of Yonge Street and Front Street where three homeless hotels are located within 800 metres of each other.   Aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, theft, drug trafficking, property damage, propane tank explosions, arson, garbage, public […]

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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 a smile, are your welcome package. They are your initiation to a world of resistance, community, decentralized leadership to a suffocating reality of police presence, and to the certainty of […]

Vote

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, social injustice and long-term care emergencies. During Covid, our federal government quickly gave out CERB (a form of universal basic income during crisis) and business grants and loans to keep […]

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Peter Stubbins ; Animal Protection Party of Canada

I would like to introduce myself; my name is Peter Stubbins and I am running in Toronto Centre for the Animal Protection Party of Canada (APPC). Personally, I bring to you deep experience with a career as a physiotherapist, municipal politician, businessperson, and 40 years of ecological activism. What can I do for the riding? […]

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Cabbagetown racing champ Ari Korkodilos Needs help!

Everybody knows about the tortoise and the hare and how that race turned out. Now our Parliament St. neighbourhood has a new folktale plot: Cabbagetown boy starts racing late, quickly takes the lead, and can’t stop winning. Forget the tortoise! Ari Korkodilos began racing at age 13 with kids who had started five years earlier. […]

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