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 […]

The History of Parliament Street

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Originally contributed to our original issue of the Parliament Street news by Nora Ottaway, On behalf of the Cabbagetown Regent Park Musem. Named after legislative buildings later burned to the ground by invading American forces, Parliament Street has been the setting of excitement, growth, and change for more than 200 years. Shaped by a combination […]

Embrace Change in the New Decade!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. If your home could speak, what would it say? How about: “I want to stay flexible to explore my potential!”   According to Cabbagetown-based architect Monica Kuhn, who has partnered with Weenen General Contracting Limited on numerous projects, design layouts that allow for families to grow and change with minimal physical […]

Beautiful Trends

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting — Construction has its own glamour! In fashion, hemlines and popular colours change and the building trades are the same! In keeping with traditional end of year assessments, Owen Robinson of Weenen General Contracting points out that for homes, a few trends have been important to note. […]

Just Around the Corner Every Corner

Back in March, the City of Toronto passed a motion that changed the rules and of shelter housing. Those original rules were pretty simple. Must be on major arterial and minor arterial roads. The shelter’s lot is at 250 meters from any other lot with a municipal shelter or emergency shelter, hostel or crisis care […]

Years of heritage efforts under threat of appeal

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Contributed by Andre Bermon – The long-awaited conclusion to the appeal of the St. Lawrence Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan is set to unfold November 12, 2019, at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). This event marks a possible turning point for the future of heritage protection in Toronto’s oldest district.   The HCD Plan […]

Five Great Home-Related Ways to Welcome a New Season!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting Limited.   Number one: Walk the neighbourhood! This is the perfect time to explore Cabbagetown architecture. See historic homes, stunning new builds and plenty of inviting residences. “Cabbagetowners take great pride in their homes,” notes Joe Rozman of Weenen General Contracting Limited. “The architecture is amazing and […]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

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Contributed by Sarah Cook, Publisher. Well, spring is here- my favorite time of year   It’s time to put away your heavy jacket, the snow boots, and gloves, and sort through our spring clothes. When the weather changes from cold, and grey to warm and sunny, something changes within everyone around us. No more hibernating, […]