The Toronto International Festival of Authors By Jesse Cohoon with material provided by Courtney Greenberg

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By Jesse Cohoon with material provided by Courtney Greenberg. The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running literary festival, will take place October 22 – November 1, 2020, and deliver more than 200 virtual events and activities, primarily for free and accessible from around the world. It celebrates emerging authors in one […]

CABBBAGETOWN BIA REPORT

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Contributed by Rick Matthews, Executive Director at Cabbagetown BIA – If you ask people in Cabbagetown what a BIA is or what a ‘Business Improvement Area’ does exactly, you’re certain to get a lot of different answers.  Local businesses and commercial property owners are sure to know, but those folks who we don’t directly support?  […]

KNOW THAT HOUSE

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Contributed by Maryam Hatam @historicbuildingstoronto – William Lumbers House: This Second Empire style house (288 Carlton Street) was completed in 1881 for William Lumbers.  Mr. Lumbers had a military career before becoming a dairy farmer in 1842.  His dairy business was a success and supplied nearly all of Toronto with dairy products.  In 1881, Mr. […]

Two Issues Left in 2020!

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Summer is over and we are all getting back to work. We have two issues left in 2020. Did we mention we are in our tenth year? The last issue of 2020 is going to be our 50th. This is a great time to reach the community and connect. We have all been hit by […]

Man  injured in early morning hit-and-run in Cabbagetown

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A 52-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a driver in the downtown core early Saturday morning. Police say the man was with a group of people as they crossed from the north side of Dundas Street towards the south side of Parliament Street just before 3 a.m. An eastbound vehicle crossed […]

Flavours From Our Neighbours

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Flavours From Our Neighbours is a full-flavoured catering collective that is deeply rooted within the St. James Town community. Not only does the initiative help to feed the neighbourhood and generate income opportunities for residents, it also provides a strong social network for women who have recently immigrated to Canada. The collective began just over […]

STEPS Initiative keeps doing great things

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Presented with RBC Royal Bank, The STEPS Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the I heART Main Street Art Challenge. To support our city and the culture that brings our communities together, STEPS is offering artists and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) the opportunity to increase feelings of trust and community through DIY art installations. In […]

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

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Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. Anita and Noman are 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 touch.   Johnny Pearl – […]