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 […]

Ride the Ravines

Ride the Ravines is a fun challenge for recreational riders and a chance for all cyclists to experience Toronto’s ravines like never before. You can sign up as an individual or a team and collect pledges for a chance to win amazing prizes! Can’t make the Ride? Pledge a rider instead! On the morning of […]

Transportation Means Garages

By Kathy Flaxmann Transportation means garages  and, as usual, Cabbagetown has a vast range of sizes and styles. According to real estate agent Duncan Fremlin, a drive down some of the back lanes illustrates just this point.  “Look between Wellesley and Amelia, west of Sackville and you will see some very different styles,” he points […]

Transit ads Value By Duncan Fremlin

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There are many things that define a great city.  When you return from your travels to Hong Kong or New York or Delhi and beyond, one feature you’ll probably tell your friends about is the local transportation system.  We all know about the gridlock on the Los Angeles freeways, the tolls to drive into downtown […]

Mushroom Meatloaf with Love for 120

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“Elaine is the best cook on Parliament Street!” said a regular visitor to The Yonge Street Mission. “Everything she cooks is so good. I live alone and don’t cook much; it’s special to have dinner with my friends here.” Here is Elaine’s mushroom meatloaf, made with love, to feed 120. 35 lb. ground beef 6 large […]

Cabbagetown Restaurants of Yesteryear

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By Duncan Fremlin, Real Estate Broker This isn’t exactly a history of food in Cabbagetown but we have had a few restaurants of note over the years, some great, some not so great. On the low end of the restaurant food chain circa 1972 would be the legendary Norm’s Open Kitchen on Dundas near Pembroke.  […]