GETTING TO KNOW YOU

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Local residents and Real Estate agents Norman Hathaway and Anita Bostok of bostokhathaway.com introduce us to local Cabbagetown Shop keepers is their ongoing series “Getting to Know you”. Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. We are Anita Bostok and Norman Hathaway and we’re proud to contribute this regular feature where you […]

Walter Huston 1884 – 1950

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Academy Award-winning Actor – Contributed by www.cabbagetownpeople.ca. Walter Huston was born in Toronto where his father was a building contractor. He attended Wellesley, Ryerson and Lansdowne Schools, and Winchester Public School in Cabbagetown. He later studied engineering, but he gave it up and chose acting as a career. He made his stage debut in Toronto in 1902. […]

Vezi Tayyeb Book Launch

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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 […]

Don Valley Art Club Show and Sale

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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, […]

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 […]

How is it this place has been hiding in plain sight?

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Since last winter, during the depths of lockdown, I’ve been trying to coax readers outside to enjoy unexpected sights – public art located mere blocks from Cabbagetown. Now that temperatures are coming down once more it’s time to take advantage of re-opened galleries … as this Gentle Treasure Hunt series continues. Let’s start westward from […]

Halloween Style

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Contributed by fashion photographer Lenka lenkalife.com. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating this year, according to Ontario Public Health guidance. For those of us that wait until the last minute to find a costume, it’s time to visit the Yonge Street Mission’s Double Take Thrift Store on 306 Gerrard St E.  We searched through the store’s  Halloween […]