Necropolis: A Balm for Holiday Frazzle

Necropolis-Chapel_photo-credit-A.Pearce

Number 2 of Fredrick Peters Column. At Holiday time, ideally with soft icing-sugar snow, a pretty walk is through the archway of the Necropolis; a balm to any holiday-frazzle, through the twilight of these short days, away from the bustle and slush of later December. Our neighbour Henry Langley, Architect, buried there too in 1906, […]

It’s a wonderful Life…to be lived!

Holiday editiion-parliament Street News

Contributed by Sarah Cook- Publisher. As I write this, on 11/18/18 – I’m currently ‘wrapping up’ a wonderful week of ‘momentous birthday celebrations’ – my thoughts, now drift to celebrations of another kind… “The Holidays”. I am so very grateful for all the wonderful friends, family and colleagues I have in my life.  There is […]

TOP GIRLS DINNER PARTY at Alumnae Theatre

Alumnae--image-TopGirlsad-parliamentPRINT-1

In January, Alumnae Theatre Company’s mainstage takes on Caryl Churchills’s Top Girls. At its centre, Marlene throws a dinner party to celebrate her promotion at Top Girls Temp Agency. Her guests? Five powerful wonder women from the historical past. Marlene strives to join their ranks, and does – but at what cost? Director Alysa Golden […]

Cabbagetown Holiday Kickoff!

cabbagetown-holiday-event

Contributed by Lenka Gazova and Parliament St. News. The special Holiday season is upon us!  Join us in Cabbagetown- November 24th at the corner of Corner of Carlton and Parliament 12-3pm.   Our family tradition every year – as we head off to our first Christmas event! The Cabbagetown Holiday Kickoff!   Snapping thousands of […]

At Christmas, a Grown-up wish list

Weenen---image--photo-credit-cmy-Meredyth-Hilton

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. When bells are jingling, and Bing is singing, it’s well established that little children start dreaming of wonders that might turn up under the tree.   Grownups have wish lists too, and homeowners sometimes have long ones, which may be very specific right down to the colour of paint they’d like.  […]

Doug Panton, Parliament St News Featured Artist and Designer

Doug-Panton-l'efemera-award-winning-Cabbagetown-artist---image

FLIGHT PATTERN SERIES:  L’EPHEMERA ©   Award: Creative Quarterly 37, New York   Doug Panton has lived in Cabbagetown and practiced his craft for more than 45 years. He also teaches digital Illustration media courses at OCAD University. Doug’s work has always been about detailed imagery. He has subconsciously been in this playground for a […]

Is the Pot Humidor the New Wine Fridge?

Contributed by Jen Tripp. Cannabis, weed, marijuana, hippy lettuce, grass… whatever you call it, it is legally here to stay. I recently attended an interesting seminar on the impact of legal cannabis on real estate.   The main issues revolve around the conflict between the new right to smoke cannabis and the right to enjoy […]

Corktown, Toronto – Gets a History Book of its Own

Corktown-Book--Cover_Coralina-Lemos_-image

Contributed by Coralina R. Lemos. What do you do when someone comments that they do not think the neighbourhood you live in has a history?  Well, Coralina Lemos, area resident, took her husband’s advice when he said, “if you want a book on Corktown then you will have to write it.”   “The book is […]

BILL MORNEAU Happy Holidays to everyone!

Bill-Morneau-Holiday-cabbagetown

I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with special moments to be remembered with your loved ones. This season is an opportunity for us to show what it means to be part of a community. I encourage you and your family to take this opportunity to spread the […]

Cabbagetown BIA Awards – And the winner is….

Staij-&-Co-Cabbagetown-BIA

Best Coffee or Snack Shop: Staij & Co., 552 Parliament Street. 416-792-2505  http://staijandco.com Cabbagetown has voted…Awards were given out at this years Cabbagetown BIA Annual General Meeting to some notable local businesses. Traditionally referred to as the Chairman’s Awards, the Cabbagetown BIA opted for the second year in a row to have the public vote […]