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 […]

Crime Fiction for Christmas

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Cabbagetown resident and Residents’ Association Safety & Security lead, Desmond P. Ryan has spent almost thirty years as a cop with the Toronto Police Service. Having recently retired, this Real Detective now writes Real Crime. Fiction. 10-33 Assist PC, the first in his six-book Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction series is flying off the shelves. Why? […]