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, […]

Our Neighbour is Doing Great Things!

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Contributed by Timothy Neesam and Linda Weichel. We’re residents of Sword Street and would like to give a public cheer for our neighbour Lisa Gervais. Lisa’s been running ecology/history tours of Humber Valley as part of what she offers through Redwing Institute, in what she describes as “the best classroom in the world — the […]

Cracks in the Sidewalk

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Contributed by Andre Bermon. At the foot of Parliament Street, a tech giant seeks a futuristic, data driven “smart city,” the likes of which Toronto has never seen. In October 2017, Sidewalk Labs, the urban design division of Google, announced a plan with city agency Waterfront Toronto to transform a 12-acre property, known as Quayside, […]

Clean Toronto Together and Harm Reduction Disposal

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Contributed by Des Ryan. Want to help “Clean Toronto Together” you can organize your own group and registered cleanup events at https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/city/mayorscleanup.nsf/Register?OpenForm. Eligible groups can obtain free litter and recycling bags. The City will also offer special litter collection for cleanups, subject to approval. If you find needles on public property, call 311 and the […]

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal.

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal. Not to be confused with Community Clean up Community Environment Days are held every year from April to September to help reduce the amount of reusable, recyclable or household hazardous waste going into landfill. Do your part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Drop off […]

Preparation and Patients are key for a Good Garden

Contributed by Don Moffatt. Welcome to the wonderful world of Gardening.  As a Professional Gardener for 25+ years, Don has learned many lessons.  The most important lesson is Patience…prepare your ”groundwork”!   With spring here, we’re all anxious to jump into the Garden work. Starting early can do more harm than good. Be sure the […]

How to Make the Most of Spring

Contributed by Laurie Ward. Laurie is a Toronto-based Shiatsu Therapist offering treatments downtown. She has been part of the health and wellness community for more than 20 years. Get more info and connect at laurieward.ca.   In Traditional Chinese Medicine spring is the time of cleansing, growth, creativity and renewal. It is represented by the […]

Cabbagetown Youth Centre History

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Peter Wylie’s name was in the newspaper, and it was a problem. It was the late 1960s, and he had taken part in an amateur boxing competition in Toronto. Wylie, a rookie police officer, hadn’t realized that cops weren’t allowed to participate in boxing, as the force feared officers might sustain injuries that would interfere […]

2019… “People Doing Great Things!”

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Contributed by Sarah Cook – Publisher. As I sit, bundled up in my nice warm office / Livingroom contemplating my topic for our first 2019- ‘Winter issue’- it hit me like the freezing air on my face, when (or if) I ever leave my cozy abode. Every year, even after living here in Cabbagetown for […]