Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) = pop-up style free bicycle repairs

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Contributed by: Reagan McSwain- Since Covid restrictions have been in place there has been an increase in demand for all things bicycle-related and access to bicycle repairs is no exception. Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) has been touring the city pop-up style as they offer free bicycle repairs to youth under 25. “Lots of people are cycling for the […]

“COVID-19: A Positive Return”

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Contributed by Momentum Montessori. As many of us continue to work from home, there is a percentage of the population who have physically returned to work. Despite many uncertainties of how businesses will operate with such strict and in-depth operating criteria, we have managed to alleviate that fear and instead use it to deliver teachable […]

The Corner during the Pandemic

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Contributed by Aravind Joseph  (The Corner). The Corner is an organic community hub in SJT where residents and service providers come together seamlessly to collaborate, innovate and build community.  The Corner is governed by a Steering Committee of 8 residents and 5 service providers.  More than 20 organisations provide services at The Corner.  30% of […]

News from the Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group

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Contributed  by Victoria Hadden. Aberdeen Avenue Sandwich Group for Dixon Hall Celebrates Power of People Coming Together A core group of Aberdeen neighbours continues to organize weekly sandwich making donations for Dixon Hall. Members participate when they can and each contributor makes 10-15 sandwiches, and/or home-baked cookies.   Michael Guenther, a local chef who helped […]

Ned Hanlan 1855 – 1908

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Contributed from the Cabbagetown People Website – www.cabbagetownpeople.ca Champion Oarsman – Ned Hanlan His resting place can be found in the Necropolis @ Section C, Lot 40   Ned’s father, John Hanlan, was a boat builder in Kingston and then moved to Toronto where he was the first lease-holder on Toronto Island now named after […]

Disability Claims Related To The Pandemic

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer — Ontarians and indeed all Canadians are learning to live life impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New workplace procedures and the challenges of working from home are two major changes, and many people have been temporarily laid-off or lost their jobs entirely. A claim for Disability insurance […]

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 […]

BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

BICYCLE ACCIDENTS: The extent of injuries is not always easily apparent It is recommended that you consult a doctor about your injuries after a bicycle accident. Many types of injuries like brain injuries or nerve damage are often not recognized by victims right away.   An immediate consultation with a medical professional is useful both […]

The Children’s Book Bank’s 3rd Annual Book Sale

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Contributed by Roxanne Deans.  The Children’s Book Bank will be back at the Cabbagetown Festival again this year, hosting its 3rd Annual Book Sale on Sat. Sept. 7 – Sun. Sept. 8. The Book Bank’s booth will set up along Parliament Street with tables and boxes filled with hundreds of amazing adult books: fiction/non-fiction/cookbooks/graphic novels […]