Double Take has all the giftables

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Contributed by Sharon — YSM’s Double Take Thrift Store is here to help you get ready for the holidays! Our staff are excited to share sustainable and creative ways the Cabbagetown community can show love this season. Ideas range from our regular offerings of new and gently used clothing and giftables, to our new range […]

KNOW THAT HOUSE

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Contributed by Maryam Hatam @historicbuildingstoronto – William Lumbers House: This Second Empire style house (288 Carlton Street) was completed in 1881 for William Lumbers.  Mr. Lumbers had a military career before becoming a dairy farmer in 1842.  His dairy business was a success and supplied nearly all of Toronto with dairy products.  In 1881, Mr. […]

The end of cash?

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Contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge. When was the last time you paid with money? Was it before the pandemic? Then you are not alone. It’s no surprise that societal changes caused by Covid-19 will long outlast the coronavirus. Months of lockdown measures have accelerated trends that might have otherwise taken years to […]

Poa Studio – A Little Piece of Paris on Parliament St.

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Poa Studio is a Toronto-based concept store, featuring two specially curated locations offering luxury spa services, personalized shopping and yoga. Established in 2003, Poa is a warm and cozy nest in the downtown core. It is a hidden gem where you will discover Parisian clothing and accessories, hand-selected by the owner, exclusive to Poa Studio […]

Cabbagetown Costume Drive

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What to do with previously worn Halloween costumes? Pass them on to a great charity of course!   Please consider donating to The Second Annual Cabbagetown Costume Drive! Help make Halloween special for the families at Nellie’s Shelter for Women and Children.   Thanks to all those who have supported this effort, last year, and […]

Extra! extra! read all about it!

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The Parliament street News is looking for your articles and your ads! Know of someone ‘doing great things’? Know of a small business that may benefit from a local newspaper that can promote their services to over 5000 readers? We want to hear from you and them.   Tradespeople, new start ups, landscapers, contractors, local […]

Walk your shop with VOOMcart

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Contributed by Erin Binnie.  It seemed really stupid to be running errands in the car when we live in one of the most walkable neighbourhoods in Toronto.   But anticipating an uncomfortable, awkward, sweaty walk home with heavy items we would often default to driving.   We were two moms looking for a solution – something […]

10-33 Assist PC

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Contributed by Author Desmond P. Ryan. In our last instalment of Cabbagetown resident Desmond P. Ryan’s 10-33 Assist PC, fictional Detective Constable Mike O’Shea–a cop with a knack for working hard and following hunches–and his team were on the verge of cracking a major human trafficking ring when a cop from another team burned his […]

AKASHA ART PROJECT PRESENTS – STEEL by TONY KOUKOS

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Contributed by PSN Publisher Sarah Cook.  Kelly Kyle and Sonja Scharf, the proprietors of Akasha Art Project, have been practicing artists and photographers for over 25 years. Their overall vision from which they conduct their business is guided by their formal art education and a passion for a variety of art forms. On Thursday January […]

Think back to Saturday, October 29th, 2005.

Mike O’Shea…doing good things! Do you remember where you were and what you were doing? In this, the first of a six-part serialization of Desmond P. Ryan’s crime fiction novel 10-33 Assist PC, you will be taken back to that date.   It was a beautiful October afternoon. In the west end of Toronto, at […]