SPRING HAS SPRUNG

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Contributed by Sarah Cook, Publisher. Well, spring is here- my favorite time of year   It’s time to put away your heavy jacket, the snow boots, and gloves, and sort through our spring clothes. When the weather changes from cold, and grey to warm and sunny, something changes within everyone around us. No more hibernating, […]

Cabbagetown Boxer – Kemal Tejeda Going to the Canadian Nationals

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On March 23rd, a chilly Spring evening in Cabbagetown, our cherished Cabbagetown Boxing Gym hosted a very successful Fundraiser for 20-year-old, veteran boxer Kemel Tejeda. With 7 years of hard training ‘under his belt’, 17 fights and 12 wins- he is a true ‘Golden Gloves Champion’! “Kemel is blessed at being a big guy with […]

#ThinkSpring

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Contributed by Shawna King Pereira. A true sign that spring has arrived in Cabbagetown is the blooming of our beloved yellow forsythia flower.   Not only do the blooms colour our neighbourhood after a long grey winter, they signify that the annual Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival is right around the corner. The 48th Annual Cabbagetown Forsythia […]

Our Neighbour is Doing Great Things!

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Contributed by Timothy Neesam and Linda Weichel. We’re residents of Sword Street and would like to give a public cheer for our neighbour Lisa Gervais. Lisa’s been running ecology/history tours of Humber Valley as part of what she offers through Redwing Institute, in what she describes as “the best classroom in the world — the […]

Cracks in the Sidewalk

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Contributed by Andre Bermon. At the foot of Parliament Street, a tech giant seeks a futuristic, data driven “smart city,” the likes of which Toronto has never seen. In October 2017, Sidewalk Labs, the urban design division of Google, announced a plan with city agency Waterfront Toronto to transform a 12-acre property, known as Quayside, […]

The Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association is Doing Great Things!

Contributed by Susan Dineen. The Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association is running their spring membership drive in APRIL. If you live between Sherbourne & Parliament; Carlton and Shuter Streets, you are within the Cabbagetown South catchment area and we are working on your behalf.   Send an email to info@cabbagetownsouth.ca and we will add you to our […]

Clean Toronto Together and Harm Reduction Disposal

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Contributed by Des Ryan. Want to help “Clean Toronto Together” you can organize your own group and registered cleanup events at https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/city/mayorscleanup.nsf/Register?OpenForm. Eligible groups can obtain free litter and recycling bags. The City will also offer special litter collection for cleanups, subject to approval. If you find needles on public property, call 311 and the […]

Thank you for saving Cabbagetown Mr. Sewell

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Contributed by Duncan Fremlin. In 1946, the citizens of Toronto must have been in a good mood. They had sugar and coffee and tea and gas for their cars and all the good stuff that was in short supply during the war. I can’t imagine what was going on at City Hall at that time, […]

Multicultural Family Potluck Night at Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School April 25th

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Article & Photo Contributed by Lenka Gazova. Lord Dufferin JS PS is a multicultural school, we have students and families from all over the world!  Therefore, we’ve decided to celebrate our diversity and represent the countries where we’re coming from not only by cooking or baking tasty dishes, but also by wearing traditional clothing during […]