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PSN Giving Guide

The first Parliament Street Giving Guide. The goal of this issue was to promote a few local charities, and then it turned into a giving […]

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Arto Yuzbasiyan

Arto Yuzbasiyan was born in 1948 in Istanbul, Turkey to a talented, pianist mother and a father who was a textile manufacturer. Though he did […]

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Hello Holiday Readers!

The challenge with using Canada Post for the delivery of the paper is that you need to set deadlines well in advance of the date. […]

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Seasons Greetings, Cabbagetown!

Officially, it’s appropriate to begin to look toward the holiday season now that we have marked Remembrance Day. Thank you for joining us on November […]

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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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Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Green Thumbs Growing Kids (GTGK) is a local charity actively creating and managing school gardens in this community in order to connect children to food […]

Cabbagetown Massage Therapy is Moving

Parliament Street News – Buisness Bio We at Cabbagetown Massage Therapy would like to share our continued appreciation to the Cabbagetown community and are thankful […]

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Holiday Photo Session Prize Giveaway

Courtesy of Lenka Life Photography The Holidays are a time for giving so we are giving away a FREE Holiday photo session!!! This prize includes […]

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Weenen General Contracting Limited

Parliament Street News Business Bio – by Kathy Flaxman When Joe Rozman thinks about Cabbagetown, he has lots to smile about. In every direction he’s […]

SINKING SHIP PRODUCTIONS GIVES BACK – BIG!

Contributed by Cabbagetown Residents Association.  As you probably know, Sinking Ship Productions is currently filming a series called Jubilee in Cabbagetown, mostly located around the […]

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Reduce Reuse! Upcycle!

Come check out the exciting new Double Take Studio window display. Our latest collection by upcycling artists on display and for sale inside the Double […]

Victim of a Hit and Run?

Cyclist, Pedestrian and Car Accidents, Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer Getting in a car accident, for any driver, cyclist or pedestrian can be […]

Memories of my Grandmother

Contributed by Alexandra Yeboah The last time I heard her laugh, was the day she made a remark about my smile. I didn’t readily  embrace […]

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SPECIAL WINES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Contributed by Kevin Pogacar, Brand Associate – Rogers & Company Faust – When looking for that special wine this holiday season, whether for a gift, […]

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Halloween Style

Contributed by fashion photographer Lenka lenkalife.com. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating this year, according to Ontario Public Health guidance. For those of us that wait until […]

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Fall Edition of PSN

Hello worthy readers. If you are reading this, you get the point. The whole premise of the Parliament Street News is to give anybody and […]

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Necropolis Cemetery

Contributed by Enzo Dimatteo, Originally published in Now Magazine, Cabbagetown’s Necropolis Cemetery makes a ghostly wandering ground for a treacherous time in Victorian Toronto’s history […]

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 […]

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 has highlighted the fact that women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic responsibilities.    In 2016, my parents purchased a home in Cabbagetown. Two one-way streets with 30 km/h […]

Esplanade Residents/Businesses In Strong Opposition to Bike Lanes

(Toronto)  Residents and businesses are vehemently opposed to bike lanes proposed for The Esplanade west of Jarvis Street to Yonge Street. Bike lanes are currently planned for Spring 2022. Things seem to be heating up in advance of an upcoming election only 14 months away. Residents and businesses in downtown toronto cite intense vehicular traffic supported by Toronto […]

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Mathew Cohen – Returns Home to MHC VINTAGE

MHC Vintage roots began  on Rue Paul Bert at Porte de Clignancourt, officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, Paris’s most famous flea market After a decade working in Paris, Mathew Cohen returns home in 2018 and opens a new incarnation of MHC Vintage in the heart of Cabbagetown. The shop’s unique selection showcases clothing that […]

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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 Clubs across the country open their doors to all kids and teens and we believe our brand should reflect that. Removing gender from our name modernizes the BGC brand and […]

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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 fashion since I started modeling as 14 years old. My dream has always been to own a fashion label. Today I would like to show you how to dress up […]

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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 their journey to be the best in the world by starting CAN Fund (Canadian Athletes Now Fund), a not-for profit organization. “I believe people need to see excellence to believe […]

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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 residents and businesses in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood and professional advisors, announces a conceptualized logo for the musicians’ centre they envision in the historic Dominion Foundry buildings. Designed by John Harris, […]

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May Edition – PSN – Parliament Street News

Thanks to all of our advertisers. When things open up (he said for the fifth straight issue), we will have a party for all of our contributors and advertisers. We will “kiss until the Goat comes home” because “a good goat does that”.  too soon?? Advertising in our little paper is only a fraction of […]

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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 I was told by the family caregivers who participated in expressive writing workshop sessions run by the Toronto Writers Collective. In March 2020, long-term care was rocked by the onset […]

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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 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 […]

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The Gentle Treasure Hunt #2

On the lookout for art that looks out on the street. Article and images contributed be Ed Drass. Trapped between cabin fever and depressing distractions? Then tuck this paper into your vest and bolt out the front door. Go anywhere. Or, if you require a bit of a mission in order to get beyond your […]

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A Special Garden Sign

Contributed by Heather Wilberforce, with Catherine Tammaro. Have you ever wondered about the sign that stands inside the Winchester School Children’s Garden? It was designed with Green Thumbs Growing Kids by the amazing Wyandot artist, Catherine Tammaro; Spotted Turtle Clan (catherinetammaro.com) and painted by the youth working with Green Thumbs! Let your eyes wander across […]

May the REAL NDP please stand up

The Winds of Change have hit the current NDP. Contributed by K. Fisher  – Full disclosure, my vote usually flip-flops between Liberal and Conservative depending on the official mandate of the Party.  In the 2020 Toronto Centre By-election, it was apparent the Conservatives were not running a qualified candidate. So, what was a slightly right-of-center […]

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Romanesque Revival ON Winchester St

There is a lot written about the dance theatre on Winchester Street. Many of us have been there for events, community meetings and taken our kids to dance classes. However, there is remarkably little about the building to be found on the web. As part of our new style, we will pick a location and […]

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Blending the Seasons Indoors and Outdoors

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman, Photo courtesy of Weenen General Contracting. It’s Spring! Time to peel off our down jackets and enjoy the outdoors – right at home.  We may live in an unpredictable climate but there are ways we can expand our activities, blending outdoors with indoors and maximizing our pleasure.     Stepping through […]

War vs Covid

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin. For the first time in our lives, death has not so quietly infiltrated our day-to-day consciousness.   The daily news feed has become routine – “4724 new infections,  29 deaths”.   The alarming part is, it’s actually happening to people we know. In the five years of the second war, which was fought […]

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