Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and EMS Calls To Homeless Hotels Setting Record Numbers 

(Toronto)  Homeless hotels continue to be a nightmare to residents and businesses in downtown Toronto, particularly in the financial and tourist areas of Yonge Street and Front Street where three homeless hotels are located within 800 metres of each other.   Aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, theft, drug trafficking, property damage, propane tank explosions, arson, garbage, public […]

Changing street names won’t change street culture

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Opinion contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge community newspaper. —  In the last City Council meeting before the summer recess, our public servants put history to the test. In a 17-7 vote, council decided that the name Dundas, referring to an obscure 18th-century British politician, should be stripped from all Toronto signage.    […]

Cars or Children Will Toronto Support Mothers?

Opinion contributed by Celeste D’Costa Ulicki. The Toronto daycare market fails parents. Demand outstrips supply and parents report long waitlists and expensive care. The pandemic has highlighted the fact that women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic responsibilities.    In 2016, my parents purchased a home in Cabbagetown. Two one-way streets with 30 km/h […]

LOGO UNVEILED FOR THE FOUNDRY:

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  CANADA’S PLACE FOR MUSIC & COMMUNITY HUB -The local planning group of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA, a service organization for Canada’s musicians), including residents and businesses in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood and professional advisors, announces a conceptualized logo for the musicians’ centre they envision in the historic Dominion Foundry buildings. Designed by John Harris, […]

YSM Double Take: A Season of Growth

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Written by Ainsley Boyd. Sharon has lived in Regent Park for over thirteen years and remembers visiting Double Take while working as a costume designer. Her frequent trips increased when she began volunteering with teenagers in the community teaching sewing, mending and upcycling. She got to know the staff and was commissioned to create a […]

From 233 to 218 Carlton Street

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By Nick Rondinelli, 21 Year Resident and Business Owner in Cabbagetown.- Another Cabbagetown Commercial/Residential Property Taken Using Delegated Authority in an Already Saturated Area. My name is Nick Rondinelli. I have been a resident and business owner on Carlton St. in Cabbagetown for 21 years. Some of you may have seen a video series I […]

CABBBAGETOWN BIA REPORT

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Contributed by Rick Matthews, Executive Director at Cabbagetown BIA – If you ask people in Cabbagetown what a BIA is or what a ‘Business Improvement Area’ does exactly, you’re certain to get a lot of different answers.  Local businesses and commercial property owners are sure to know, but those folks who we don’t directly support?  […]

Warm Weather Brings Hope

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman —  When warm weather comes to Toronto, it comes with a bang. All at once we have fragrant flowering shrubs like lilacs, full leafy trees and flowers in masses. And our homes always want to put on their brightest faces too!  Could this be the time for a colour shake up? […]

TWC Goes Virtual

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Video workshops launched within weeks  of the pandemic outbreak Contributed by Jesse Cohoon   As the world adapts to new ways of living during a global pandemic, the Toronto Writers Collective (TWC) has shifted its approach in how the arts-based charity delivers creative writing workshops.   All TWC workshops were put on hiatus at over […]