Whether you do spooky or cute…Halloween’s always a hoot!

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Contributed by Sarah Cook – Principal Publisher – Our front-page photo of ‘The Adam’s Family’ at one of Cabbagetowns ‘Zebra Crossings’ at Carlton and Ontario is a homage of the Beatles Abbey Road album 50th anniversary. The Album debuted Sept. 26th, 1969 and was their last recorded album. Although “Let it be” was their last […]

The CCC Promoting safe Cycling

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Contributed by Chris Burke – Cabbagetown Cycling Club is a community-based group of advocates, racers, enthusiasts and commuters. Our mandate is to promote safe cycling within the city of Toronto while developing a sense of community through weekly group training rides, social events and a supportive online presence. 2020 will mark the club’s 10-year anniversary […]

An Urgent Message from the Cabbagetown South Residents Association

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Dear Community Members,   On Wednesday Oct 2nd, the day after a successful community meeting with Councillor Wong-Tam, we obtained information that the city has signed a 10 year, multi-million dollar lease for the property at 233 Carlton Street. This building is the former office of ‘Free the Children’ across from Daniel et Daniel.  Free […]

Cabbagetown Costume Drive

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What to do with previously worn Halloween costumes? Pass them on to a great charity of course!   Please consider donating to The Second Annual Cabbagetown Costume Drive! Help make Halloween special for the families at Nellie’s Shelter for Women and Children.   Thanks to all those who have supported this effort, last year, and […]

Happy 10th Anniversary Akasha Art Projects!

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Contributed by Sarah Cook – A very special occasion occurred on August 24th, 2019 – owners Sonja Scharf and Kelly Kyle got married!! After an amazing 15 years together, the couple decided it was time to tie the knot. Not only did they celebrate each other, a month later they celebrated 10 years of their […]

Just Around the Corner Every Corner

Back in March, the City of Toronto passed a motion that changed the rules and of shelter housing. Those original rules were pretty simple. Must be on major arterial and minor arterial roads. The shelter’s lot is at 250 meters from any other lot with a municipal shelter or emergency shelter, hostel or crisis care […]

Years of heritage efforts under threat of appeal

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Contributed by Andre Bermon – The long-awaited conclusion to the appeal of the St. Lawrence Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan is set to unfold November 12, 2019, at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). This event marks a possible turning point for the future of heritage protection in Toronto’s oldest district.   The HCD Plan […]

Countdown to the cold

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Contributed by kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting Limited – Nippy, chilly days are soft-pedaled as sweater weather. Something warm but still great looking – that’s fall fashion! You can’t put a sweater on your home, but you can do things to make cold weather better inside and outside! Look out the window – there […]

Annie Sloan new to Cabbagetown

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Who…and what is Annie Sloan you might ask? Only “one of Britain’s most influential female designers” to quote the Telegraph UK. Nobody is better qualified to invent and manufacture Chalk Paint®. Annie’s first book, The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, was published in 1988. Since then she has published 26 books on paint effects, […]