History Of Cabbagetown … Atlanta

Cobbled together from the web by Pstreetnews Cabbagetown was built as the surrounding mill town and was one of the first textile processing mills built in the south. Its primary product was cotton bags for packaging agricultural products.   The complex of buildings and homes was constructed primarily between 1881 and 1922. The homes originally […]

Merryberry Café and Bistro

Contributed By Lynne Biesswenger   On a warm day in December, yes there was one, two friends and I decided to do lunch at Merryberry.  Street parking was really easy in this quieter part of downtown. Aside from the food, which I’ll get to, the décor could give you good ideas about what to do […]

Regent Park Athletic Grounds

Regent Park Athlectic Grounds

 Contributed by Toronto Community Housing   The Regent Park Athletic Grounds, a state-of-the-art sports facility, will be constructed in Phase 3 of the Regent Park Revitalization. It will include an improved ice rink, a basketball court, and a new field that will be able to be used as both a soccer pitch and cricket field. […]

The Best Oatmeal Cookies

Contributed by Leslie Black of Love Muffin Bakery   3/4 cup vegetable oil ½  cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup almond milk 2 tsp vanilla extract   1 ½  cups  flour ½ tsp salt ¾ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats   ½ cup raisins ½ cup chocolate […]

Funny thing about Real Estate

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin When the editor of this fine publication informed me that this issue would feature humour, my big ears perked up and I sat down to write about some of the funniest incidents I’ve encountered selling real estate these past 26 years.  Turns out, I drew a blank. Well, almost a blank. […]

New Musical Show Pays Tribute to The Dumbells, by Janet Walters

Monty Python, Wayne and Shuster, SCTV and Saturday Night Live owe a lot to The Dumbells, who are considered the pioneers of sketch comedy. Formed by members of the Canadian army’s Third Division—and named for the red dumbbell in the Division’s emblem—The Dumbells bolstered troop morale during the First World War with live “concert parties” featuring irreverent humour that often […]

Marketing to do List, Sumach Designs

Running and starting a small business is difficult enough. But taking the time to figure out how to update a website or even create a website is extremely time consuming. The same goes for updating your marketing materials, getting stuff printed and developing a strategy. Here is a check list: Update website, images, prices, messages, […]

Remembering a War Time Diet

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin   Parliament Street News returns to the food theme and since we’re still wearing poppies for Remembrance Day, it’s a topic that the veterans must think of often.  Their hardships had much to do with their war time diet.   When I was growing up in the 1950’s, November 11th was […]

On Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer

Contributed Pavel Kounine Wedding photography is often misunderstood. There is an assumption that the photographer either points and shoots (and is thus undeserving of respect) or is expected to craft an idealized vision of the couple, irrespective of their personalities.  Whether it’s walking through a meadow, holding a big red balloon, or huddling under an […]

Absolute Bakery Good and Friendly

Contributed by John Rider   My new absolute favourite bakery in the city is Absolute Bakery and Cafe on Parliament just south of Wellesley on the east side. (And I should know good baked goods because my Mom used to bake and sell pies and tarts and other goods from our farm when I was […]