Cabbagetown Blooms During Yearly Festival

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Contributed By Kathy Flaxman. When Cabbagetown opens up its heart to the whole city, it’s a special, very exciting time.  The Cabbagetown Festival, this year celebrated on the weekend of September 10th, is truly a blast, boasting streets bursting with music, pop up shopping, plays and playlets and street food so tasty that no one […]

Regent Park Reflections

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxmann In mid May this year independent producer Jenn Mason enjoyed a cappuccino and shared a blueberry muffin at the Paintbox Café in downtown Toronto.  It’s a busy spot and there was a small line up for the menu, featuring some organic and gluten free treats.  Jenn was joining writer/director Gabrielle Zilkha […]

Cultivating relationships

Contributed by: Duncan Fremlin, Broker, RE/MAX   One of the reasons Cabbagetown is such a great place to live is the abundance of respected residents — role models who demonstrate what it means to be leaders in their community.  These are successful men and women, the kind of people who could teach a few life […]

Rev. Jan Rothenburger

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Rev. Jan Rothenburger does work few people would relish. And she loves it.   Contributed by the Yonge Street Mission   As the Community Outreach Pastor at The Yonge Street Mission, she spends her days supporting homeless women and sex workers. Some of these women are in jail, where she attends five or six times […]

Hard working team of volunteers

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As campaign signs begin to line the streets of Toronto Centre, and some candidates are just beginning to knock on doors, Liberal candidate Bill Morneau and his hard working team of volunteers have stepped their campaign into high gear.   Working out of his community office at 527 Parliament Street, which opened in February, Bill […]

Cabbagetown Tour of Homes Displays Richness of Style and Architecture

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman The architecture in Cabbagetown is unparalleled.  On street after street homes built in the Victorian era stand in manifestations from majestic mansions to exquisite workers’ cottages, lovingly preserved and cherished. At the same time, newer homes, sometimes constructed to tie in with their historic neighbours, make this area special. On the […]

Good Food at Good Prices: Chef on the Run and the GBC Cafe

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Contributed by Natalie Taylor The King Street East and Old Town Toronto district is filled with many hidden gems open to the public, including two student-run operations at George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA): Chef on the Run and the GBC Cafe. Located on the main floor of the CHCA, the […]

Otto, the Basenji

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I heard tonight about the passing of Otto, the Basenji who lives on Rose Ave (I think). I met him right after I brought my dog Zak home as a pup, 14 years ago this August, in Wellesley Park. I last saw Otto in a month ago maybe, and mentioned him when I saw a […]

The Sports Edition

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Contributed by Peter Lovering. All editions of the Parliament Street News have a theme. The theme of this edition is Sports. We don’t discriminate on what content we publish. We publish everything that is sent to us. We love getting any article and publishing it. It makes for a more interesting read. I’d love to […]

Fully Loaded Smoothie

This tasty smoothie packs a lot of nutrition, has anti-inflammatory properties and supports the body’s natural detoxification processes. Plan ahead and keep washed and cut ingredients in the fridge  to make your daily smoothie preparation quick and easy. You can add some protein powder or pair it with a hardboiled egg for an energizing breakfast […]