Vezi Tayyeb Book Launch


Article and photo contributed by Lenka Gazova.  A musician, a producer, an artist and a genius of all things sound.  Cabbagetown resident Vezi Tayyeb is well known in the Toronto music industry.  His studio, Kensington Sound, just turned fifty.  Where other studios have come and gone, Kensington Sound continues to attract musicians. Oh the stories the […]

Housing ‘task force’ report a developer’s wish list


Contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the Bridge News. What do you call it when bankers, fund managers, academics, a former provincial party leader, developers and a non-profit get together? Answer: the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force. This group, mainly representing the private sector, looked at solutions to the problem of housing affordability. Their verdict: […]

Private Security

Private Security

Once again local residents are left little recourse but to take matters into their own hands in this recent letter to anybody at the city that might care.  We are a group of residents living in the blocks between Gerrard and Carlton, Sherbourne and Parliament Streets.  We have become concerned with the increasing amount of crime […]

Don Valley Art Club Show and Sale


The Don Valley Art Club Spring Art Show and Sale opens Wednesday, April 27th. No longer limited to being online, the club is excited to simultaneously return to having an “in-person” show at its familiar haunt. The beautiful Papermill Gallery is part of the his-toric and restored Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, which includes a museum, […]

Climate change hurts an urban city like Toronto.

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Climate change hurts an urban city like Toronto. Here’s how to help stop it. Contributed by David Morris – Ontario Liberal Candidate, Toronto Centre Climate change is, right now, impacting all of us – but it doesn’t always feel like that, does it? In an urban city like Toronto, the most we’re reminded of the climate […]

Pea shoots


Pea shoots grown via online programming, 2020, when students were learning at home. We’ve been having a lot of fun running Pea Shoot programs with students, and figuring out how to scale up the program to get more microgreens into student snacks and lunches. While COVID-19 has prevented many schools from offering fresh, unpackaged foods, […]

Community Sport for All Initiative

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Good afternoon, Hope you and your loved ones are doing well. Minister St-Onge launched the Community Sport for All Initiative, a component of the Sport Support Program. The initiative seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates, particularly among Black, Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIA+, low-income and newcomer communities. Canadian organizations with the capacity to reach equity-deserving […]

2022 PSN Call for Content and Advertisers

Hello Everyone. We have delayed the launch of the 2022 PSN for obvious reasons. However, there is hope everywhere, and with that, we are ready to go with our 2022 schedule. Did we mention this is our 12th year? We have five issues (the same as last year). We have two editions in the spring and […]

PSN Giving Guide


The first Parliament Street Giving Guide. The goal of this issue was to promote a few local charities, and then it turned into a giving guide. Then it became how many registered charities are there in the M5A and M4X postal code (Parliament Street)? We got the answer from the helpful people at Canada Helps: […]

Arto Yuzbasiyan

Arto Yuzbasiyan Lane in Cabbagetown, Toronto 1980, oil on board 12in x 16 in

Arto Yuzbasiyan was born in 1948 in Istanbul, Turkey to a talented, pianist mother and a father who was a textile manufacturer. Though he did not play a musical instrument like much of his mother’s family, he was interested in drawing and painting. At the age of eight, he began taking lessons from a religious […]