Gastropub: A pub, bar or tavern that offers meals and libations of high quality

Contributed By Kathy Flaxmann   The definition of gastropub sounds like the perfect place to enjoy a meal or get together. Fortunately, Cabbagetown has its own, House on Parliament, where excellent meals and fine beverages have been served for more than 15 years.  The owners offer friendly ambience too, as Beau Opperman lives out his […]

DANIELS SPECTRUM NAMED BEST NEW EVENT VENUE IN CANADA

Contributed by Karen Whaley Regent Park’s new cultural hub is awarded regional prize by event industry leader BizBash Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park’s new cultural hub, has been named Best New Venue in Canada by BizBash, North America’s leading event industry publication. The award is an enormous achievement for Artscape and Daniels Spectrum’s partners: Toronto Community […]

Epicure Shop – Loves the Cabbagetown Festival

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The Epicure Shop has been participating in the Cabbagetown Festival for the last 33 years. All of us at The Epicure are all looking forward to a fun filled weekend, and will be cooking all weekend long. As a matter of fact, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with us, as we serve up […]

Presumed World’s Tallest Mural: Painting of Upper Sections Begin in Toronto’s St. James Town

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The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative, alongside its partner the St. James Town Community Corner, will begin painting the upper sections of Canada’s tallest mural at Toronto Community Housing property – 200 Wellesley Street East on Thursday – August 8th at noon (rain date Friday). The mural’s design incorporates the motif […]

Fully Loaded Smoothie

This tasty smoothie packs a lot of nutrition, has anti-inflammatory properties and supports the body’s natural detoxification processes. Plan ahead and keep washed and cut ingredients in the fridge  to make your daily smoothie preparation quick and easy. You can add some protein powder or pair it with a hardboiled egg for an energizing breakfast […]

Value of Art and how it helps to sell houses

By Duncan Fremlin   In 1987 when I was first licensed to sell real estate, the idea of staging a property consisted of clearing away the shoes in the hallway so the buyers wouldn’t trip over them.  I exaggerate of course but you get the idea.  It was a simpler time but it didn’t take […]

Art in Cabbagetown

By Kathy Flaxman   Cabbagetown has the one of the largest collection of Victorian homes in North America and that means a vast amount of Victorian trim work, often called gingerbread.   Talk about art!  A walk down any street means viewing intricate designs in wood, sometimes intricately painted as well to highlight the details.  […]

Warren James – Cabbagetown’s own Power House Singer

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Warren James is an local Cabbagetown singer and musical theatre/cabaret performer.   His music and songs have been described as “a power house”, “charming and heart-grabbing”, “a big sound” and “one of a kind.” Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, just a short drive from New Orleans, Warren began singing at the age of 9 […]

Why I run?

By Lindsay Dixon   I got the running bug from my parents who started running in the 1970’s, a time when it was still a rare sight to see your neighbour lace up a pair of sneakers.   Like most runners, I started with short distances, but gradually, I found myself attracted to the mental […]