Don Moffatt – ‘Your Gardener’

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Specializing in Ornamental Gardening in the cities most exclusive neighbourhoods. Don has been working in the Industry for 25+ years with the most recent decade being focussed on mature Gardens in Cabbagetown, Rosedale, Yorkville, Forrest Hill, and The Beaches.   Don specializes in renovating and maintaining Ornamental Gardens with a strong focus on formal design.  […]

“40 Years in Cabbagetown”

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By Kimberley Ezeard. When people ask me where I live in Toronto, I describe it as a village in the heart of downtown. I live in Cabbagetown. I moved into this neighbourhood in 1979 fresh out of high school to start post-secondary school. My Dad was mortified that I had moved into what he considered […]

BOLT -BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LIFE TODAY

When you look around Toronto, there’s a good chance that you’ll see cranes from a distance and construction that’s building new homes for our growing population. This trend will continue well into the future, we will need to recruit a new generation of tradespeople and industry professionals to meet the demands. In 2009, Tridel recognized […]

Heritage Designation in Cabbagetown South?

The city of Toronto has opened a community consultation on whether the area south of Carlton and east of Parliament should be added to the existing Cabbagetown heritage conservation district. HCD designation sets guidelines for renovation of facades of homes and puts restrictions on demolition designed to maintain the character of the community in the […]

Cabbagetown has the Homes and the Gardens

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman The Bluebells are ringing, and the Hyacinths are definitely in bloom.  In the air there’s a scent of Lilac – yes garden time is here!   Cabbagetown homes boast a variety of styles of design and architecture and likewise, many proud dwellers have created oases of colour, greenery and scents.   Some […]

Construction, Construction Everywhere!

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Contributed by Kimberley Ezeard Cabbagetown was not exempt from what seemed like the never ending winter, and now we enter the season of never ending construction and traffic detour… “Why”, you ask? This reflects the trend to renovate or rebuild and stay in our existing homes, as opposed to facing the stress of shopping for […]

Spring is on the way! We promise!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. The First Day of Spring and the very first bud poking out of the hard ground mean March can be tantalizing. St. Patrick’s Day smack in the middle guarantees some green, even if it’s only funny hats and foamy beer. Homeowners don’t need leaves and grass to get excited, though.  Serious […]

Grant Us Peace

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It will be a remarkable twinning: the greatest tragedy in the Christian world marked by the greatest musical piece ever written. On Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Festival Choir at Metropolitan United Church will perform the great B-minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach.   Whether Christian or not, everyone knows […]