Cabbagetown Cares

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A unique partnership between the Cabbagetown BIA, Dixon Hall and St. Luke’s United Church Contributed by Rick Matthews, Executive Director of the Cabbagetown BIA The idea for ‘Cabbagetown Cares’ started off as a simple one, as most good ideas do.  How could we help Cabbagetown’s most vulnerable residents while also supporting our struggling small businesses, […]

THR NEW PARLIAMENT STREET NEWS. PSN

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In January, I got a call from Michael Hepburn of Hepburn Landscaping. He was calling to get my address. We chatted and told him (during a pandemic) that the PSN’s future was not clear. A few days later I received a letter, (with is a self-addressed and stamped envelope so I could send an invoice […]

MOTHERS OF INVENTION

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Amid a pandemic, these women entrepreneurs are patiently watching the first shipment of product literally crossing the ocean for delivery in Canada. The VOOMCART is the shop local, walking, and environmental answer to getting out of your car and walking your shop. For many years Tori Wright and Erin Binnie were “hellbent on the ‘empty […]

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

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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 like to nominate someone please get in […]

Disability Legal Opinion

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How Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and COVID-19 Pandemic Could Lead to a Short Term Disability (STD) or Long Term Disability (LTD) Claim Every year, people across the country are affected by SAD. Since March 2020, Canadians have also had to cope with the additional stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health has an incredible impact […]

Some Cabbagetown Favourites

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Cabbagetown’s an excellent place for walks that take in an array of architecture with countless special homes and fascinating details! Presenting a few of our favourites! Let’s talk about clinker bricks.  An excellent example of recycling, you can see them deep inside Cabbagetown’s Riverdale Farm, at what is now called the Residence, built in 1902 […]

Combatting THE Opioid Crisis

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Heart 2 Heart First Aid & CPR Helps Combat Toronto’s Opioid Crisis Contributed by Nick Rondinelli.     Heart 2 Heart First Aid & CPR Services Inc. has been in operation for 21 years, servicing Downtown Toronto East. We have provided emergency response training to thousands of healthcare providers and support workers in harm reduction, outreach, shelters, […]

WRITE IN

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Contributed by Shirin Tobie-Paul. I brought my children to their weekly chess game at the Evelyn Gregory Library where I found a page about a weekly writing workshop. How serendipitous! I was looking for an activity that allowed me to slow down. I inquired about the workshop, signed up for the next week and my […]

OPINION – Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air, and  a growing number of traditionally not involved residents are getting active. Contributed by K Fisher There has never been a greater need for change at city hall then ever before.  We have tolerated mediocrity from our city counselors, in the past, because there was never a real crisis to […]