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Contributed by Karen Joan Watson — We live in a strange world. But Canada has advantages during this time of Covid-19, climate crisis, democracies under pressure, social injustice and long-term care emergencies. During Covid, our federal government quickly gave out CERB (a form of universal basic income during crisis) and business grants and loans to keep […]

September Edition – Parliament Street News

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I think it every edition and but I mean it this time. This is one of the best issues ever.  Thanks to all of our advertisers. They are committed to maintaining their visibility in the community. We appreciate the support, and it allows us to keep publishing and delivering via Canada Post to over 2500 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Toronto International Festival of Authors By Jesse Cohoon with material provided by Courtney Greenberg

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By Jesse Cohoon with material provided by Courtney Greenberg. The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running literary festival, will take place October 22 – November 1, 2020, and deliver more than 200 virtual events and activities, primarily for free and accessible from around the world. It celebrates emerging authors in one […]