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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 […]

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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 […]

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Momentum Montessori

Momentum Montessori staff continues to practice safety protocols for Covid-19 by having all staff and students to wear a mask or face covering at all […]

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From 233 to 218 Carlton Street

By Nick Rondinelli, 21 Year Resident and Business Owner in Cabbagetown.- Another Cabbagetown Commercial/Residential Property Taken Using Delegated Authority in an Already Saturated Area. My […]

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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 […]

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CABBBAGETOWN BIA REPORT

Contributed by Rick Matthews, Executive Director at Cabbagetown BIA – If you ask people in Cabbagetown what a BIA is or what a ‘Business Improvement […]

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KNOW THAT HOUSE

Contributed by Maryam Hatam @historicbuildingstoronto – William Lumbers House: This Second Empire style house (288 Carlton Street) was completed in 1881 for William Lumbers.  Mr. […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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CABBAGETOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Contributed by Sean O’Donovan — The Cabbagetown Residents Association (CRA) was established in 1967 as a volunteer-led organization. We are one of several active residents’ associations across Cabbagetown, each representing different sections of the neighbourhood. The CRA covers East Cabbagetown (South of St James Cemetery, East of Parliament, North of Gerrard and West of the […]

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BOOK BANK – Doing Great Things

Contributed by Loribeth Gregg — “The Children’s Book Bank has been hard at work, distributing books to food banks and other essential services since mid-March. On May 13th, 20th and 27th, the Book Bank held curbside pickups in their outdoor stroller parking area, distributing over 3,000 books at each event. Now, the Book Bank is […]

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Alumnae Theatre

Theatres across the world are experimenting with new ways to engage their audience. And in the case of Alumnae Theatre Company, which is also a club, it’s equally important to engage members. Now Alumnae is inviting our artistically inclined neighbors to try out what’s possible with the new technology. While the theatre is temporarily closed […]

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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, our Realtors and our communities is our priority.  We’ve reduced all face-to-face business, including public office hours and in-person showings and we’ve stopped open houses.  The government has mandated […]

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Parliament St. and Transportation

Contributed by Kevin McLaughlin – It’s a strange time to be starting something new, but I am excited to get a chance to write a column about 2 things that I love: Parliament St. and transportation. As we have all been affected by covid-19, it makes sense to start there. First, let’s raise a big […]

CABBAGETOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Contributed bySean O’Donovan — The Cabbagetown Residents Association (CRA) was established in 1967 as a volunteer-led organization. We are one of several active residents’ associations across Cabbagetown, each representing different sections of the neighbourhood. The CRA covers East Cabbagetown (South of St James Cemetery, East of Parliament, North of Gerrard and West of the Don […]

#GREYREVOLUTION

Contributed by Pete Lovering – Amid the current covid19 pandemic and eight-plus weeks into the lockdown, I am thinking about people locked into long term care. I am reminded of my 92-year-old grandmother who 20 years ago said and I quote “ this is not fun. All my friends are dead. I can’t do anything. […]

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TWC Goes Virtual

Video workshops launched within weeks  of the pandemic outbreak Contributed by Jesse Cohoon   As the world adapts to new ways of living during a global pandemic, the Toronto Writers Collective (TWC) has shifted its approach in how the arts-based charity delivers creative writing workshops.   All TWC workshops were put on hiatus at over […]

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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 work as the publisher. Good luck in your next adventures. Soooo now I am back to take on the Parliament Street News. More like the Parliament Street News has come […]

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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 not on our “essential” list anytime soon.  However, there are some who do not have a choice. There are families that either have to buy (perhaps their house is sold […]

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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 there had been trucks coming and going there for well over a year, and while something seemed different, I thought nothing of it. But later that night, as I looked […]

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