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METAPHORICALLY TRANSFORMED

Contributed by Erdine (Dee) Hope, Toronto Writers Collective – My name is Dee Hope. That is what I am called here in the downtown core, […]

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Outdoors at Last!

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Deck, patio, back garden, balcony – everyone with access to outdoors is making the most of the warm weather.  Now, we […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU – part 2

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

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Ned Hanlan 1855 – 1908

Contributed from the Cabbagetown People Website – www.cabbagetownpeople.ca Champion Oarsman – Ned Hanlan His resting place can be found in the Necropolis @ Section C, […]

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The 416 PROJECT

Contributed by artist Jorge Molina. It’s been four years since Canadian artist Jorge Molina conceived of The 416 Project, installing 416 unique canvases throughout the […]

Six Feet Apart

A Song written and contributed by Duncan Fremlin, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.duncan@morethanahome.ca When the pandemic hit, my work as a Realtor wasn’t affected since it […]

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Spring 2020 Issue

SO LONG SARAH! Sarah Cook, our publisher for the last two years, has taken on a new opportunity. Sarah will infused some new life into […]

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The Excellent Festival

Over the past 31 years, Randy Brown and 25 members of the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts (CA&C), which is an association of resident artists, have […]

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Lives Lived – Bob McNiven – 68

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin — Bob McNiven, musician and singer,  harmonizer, songwriter and incurable romantic was born in Pennsylvania on May 24, 1952 and died […]

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Contributed by Anita Bostok & Norman Hathaway — Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. Anita and Noman are proud to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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COVID-19: Elder Care Concerns During The Pandemic

Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer. As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the key messages has been that the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are at the most risk. Our seniors in Ontario nursing homes and extended care facilities have been ravaged by this virus.  With a primary […]

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Summer in Cabbagetown

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. I love Cabbagetown in the summer. It’s a beautiful and family friendly neighbourhood with delightful surprises at every turn.  I love that in five minutes flat I can be transported to the bucolic settings of Riverdale Farm.  But, most of all, I love […]

The heroic work of personal support workers

Contributed By Kathy Flaxman. Jaime Robles has been tested twice for COVID-19: results negative.   He is a true hero, working in the ICU of a major Toronto Hospital where his day includes helping nurses change patients’ positions, changing diapers and cleaning dirty bums every time a patient has a BM, moving patients in and […]

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The end of cash?

Contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge. When was the last time you paid with money? Was it before the pandemic? Then you are not alone. It’s no surprise that societal changes caused by Covid-19 will long outlast the coronavirus. Months of lockdown measures have accelerated trends that might have otherwise taken years to […]

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The Corner during the Pandemic

Contributed by Aravind Joseph  (The Corner). The Corner is an organic community hub in SJT where residents and service providers come together seamlessly to collaborate, innovate and build community.  The Corner is governed by a Steering Committee of 8 residents and 5 service providers.  More than 20 organisations provide services at The Corner.  30% of […]

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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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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 real […]

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Weenen General Contracting

Originally published in the Fall 2011 edition of the Parliament Street News. (Sadly, David Weenen passed away, not long after this article, in the fall of 2011). The Victorians may have kept their table legs covered, but when it came to expressing themselves in architecture and buildings they were all about showing off. Queen Anne […]

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The History of Parliament Street

Originally contributed to our original issue of the Parliament Street news by Nora Ottaway, On behalf of the Cabbagetown Regent Park Musem. Named after legislative buildings later burned to the ground by invading American forces, Parliament Street has been the setting of excitement, growth, and change for more than 200 years. Shaped by a combination […]

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Parliament Street News – Spring Edition

After much consideration, we have decided to postpone our Spring 2020 issue until further notice.   In these uncertain times, things are changing daily!  To ensure the safety of our loyal readers and our advertisers we feel it is necessary to halt production and distribution at this critical self-isolation time.   As most of you […]

New decade, New year…

Contributed by Sarah Cook- Publisher.  New goals and adventures, and new opportunities!   Do you make “New Years resolutions”? Do you keep your new pledges to yourself? Or do you tell all your close friends and family? Personally, I don’t make “New Years” declarations, instead, I make “New Season Goals”. Every “Spring” – and for […]

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TEN YEARS AGO! AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

Contributed by Pete Lovering. It started as a quasi grassroots business/art experiment over ten years ago. It also started as part of a theory that the internet had coopted the concept of community. To my mind, I always felt that a community was defined by an area and physical boundary. So a community is a […]

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