HIRE-A-THON Returns

Contributed by Lisa Trudel, Career Specialist, The Centre for Education & Training   Are you a job seeker looking for support  for your job search?  Or are you an employer with immediate vacancies to fill with pre-screened applicants?   If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might want to consider taking part […]

KEEPING THE GREEN IN CABBAGETOWN

Contributed by Sarah — Hardscapes replacing greenery   Walking around our lovely neighbourhood this spring with my visiting parents, they observed the growing expanse of hardspace, tragically at the expense of green space.  There were even instances of recently-built front yard parking pads where just last spring there were wonderful gardens. New parking pads have […]

Your condo should match your lifestyle

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Contributed by Mark Daye — There are many reasons why condominium living has become a popular choice for a lot of people. The right condo in the right location can be an affordable and time-saving choice of home. Living at a downtown location close to work with most of the traditional maintenance taken care of […]

Regent Park Reflections

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxmann In mid May this year independent producer Jenn Mason enjoyed a cappuccino and shared a blueberry muffin at the Paintbox Café in downtown Toronto.  It’s a busy spot and there was a small line up for the menu, featuring some organic and gluten free treats.  Jenn was joining writer/director Gabrielle Zilkha […]

Dizzying Pace of Change

Contibuted by Duncan Fremlin,Broker, RE/MAX As someone who has lived and worked in many of Toronto’s finest neighbourhoods, I’m often surprised at how little I know about them.  Walking to my favourite convenience store or driving around looking for a parking spot does not constitute any deep knowledge of a community. About 47 years ago, […]

TRANSFORMATIONAL results

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxmann Cabbagetowners are passionate about their neighbourhood and their homes. With many fine examples of Victorian architecture, including mansions, all a stone’s throw from parks and the downtown attractions of Toronto, the area is unique. When a home is renovated to the owners’ precise requirements, the attachment can be very strong.  One […]

Moss Park Arena at risk?

It seems there might be a little battle brewing in the downtown core over the 519 having their eye on the Moss Park arena. It seem the 519 were not happy with the original tract of land given to them by city and now they have set their sites on the Moss park arena for […]

A Look at Timely Financial Issues

Contributed by Edvard Ryder. Do you have fond memories of family summer vacations at the cottage spent swimming in the lake, building sand castles on the beach, or fishing on the dock? Do you envision your children and grand-children making similar memories there for years to come, even after you’re gone? If your wish is […]

Neighbours gather for A Taste of Regent Park

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“It’s amazing how food brings people together” says Sean Brathwaite. Brathwaite is the Market Manager for the Taste of Regent Park, the weekly celebration of food and culture that happened this summer in the new park at Dundas and Sackville. This event brought together an affordable fresh produce market, cooking demonstrations, locally grown veggies and […]