Hello  Cabbagetown! 

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Contributed by Virginia Gallop, Executive Director, Cabbagetown BIA — It’s Virginia here, your new Cabbagetown BIA Executive Director. I’m excited to be here, bringing my career and lifetime experience in the arts, arts administration and event planning. As well, I’m a former Executive Assistant for a City of Toronto Councillor, so I fully understand and appreciate the […]

Allan Gardens Conservatory

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Contributed by Ed Drass in communications at Gallery Arcturus, A not-for-profit art museum on Gerrard Street East. You can reach Ed @ info@arcturus.ca  – This series is supposed to offer “Gentle” Treasure Hunts. Alas, our next stop may be a shock. If you head westward to the re-opened Allan Gardens Conservatory, prepare for surprises. First of all, […]

The Transformational Power of Being Heard

Contributed by Samantha Peck.  “A welcome reprieve from the harsh realities of life.” “A transformative experience.” “Life changing.” These are a few of the things I was told by the family caregivers who participated in expressive writing workshop sessions run by the Toronto Writers Collective. In March 2020, long-term care was rocked by the onset […]

A Special Garden Sign

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Contributed by Heather Wilberforce, with Catherine Tammaro. Have you ever wondered about the sign that stands inside the Winchester School Children’s Garden? It was designed with Green Thumbs Growing Kids by the amazing Wyandot artist, Catherine Tammaro; Spotted Turtle Clan (catherinetammaro.com) and painted by the youth working with Green Thumbs! Let your eyes wander across […]

Cabbagetown Cares

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A unique partnership between the Cabbagetown BIA, Dixon Hall and St. Luke’s United Church Contributed by Rick Matthews, Executive Director of the Cabbagetown BIA The idea for ‘Cabbagetown Cares’ started off as a simple one, as most good ideas do.  How could we help Cabbagetown’s most vulnerable residents while also supporting our struggling small businesses, […]

WRITE IN

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Contributed by Shirin Tobie-Paul. I brought my children to their weekly chess game at the Evelyn Gregory Library where I found a page about a weekly writing workshop. How serendipitous! I was looking for an activity that allowed me to slow down. I inquired about the workshop, signed up for the next week and my […]

Azalyne’s highly anticipated single “E-GIRL”

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Toronto, ON –  drops January 29th.  Fans of the multi-talented 13-year-old Pop artist will be able to purchase the single on all platforms. “E-GIRL” follows the hugely successful “You Are Mighty” the young singer/songwriter’s first single.  The single has since garnered over 80,000 streams worldwide.  Azalyne is a popular performer on music festival stages and venues across the county.  Performing on stage or television, the […]

Cabbagetown Outdoor Gallery

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – ManagerHomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage — Recently, we commissioned a piece of Art by artist Christian English-Pratt.  The Art mural being painted is on our wall facing Broadcast Lane.  We hope to provide an enjoyable walking experience by creating an outdoor gallery in Cabbagetown.   The goal of the outdoor […]