Cabbagetown Boxing Club Takes Home Brampton Cup Trophy

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Contributed by Jennifer Doiron and Heather Hopkins. The first weekend of February is always a momentous time in the amateur boxing world. This year was no exception with the 36th Annual Brampton Cup, held at the Brampton Soccer Centre over three days in three boxing rings, hosting over 250 boxers from over 60 boxing clubs. […]

Laurie Ward On Easing Into The Spring

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Contributed byShaghayegh Tajvidi . Laurie is a Toronto-based Shiatsu Therapist offering treatments downtown, and house calls in Cabbagetown. Get more info and connect at laurieward.ca The deep freeze has finally been lifted from Toronto, and many of us have collected a lot of tightness from months of hunching in the cold. In this Q and […]

Parliament Street Fitness

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Contributed by Jay Patel  and Warren Scott. We opened our doors on February 1st and have been overwhelmed by support from the Cabbagetown community! Although there are numerous fitness clubs downtown, there were no convenient options for Cabbagetowners – we are so proud to bring this facility to Parliament Street. We offer monthly and annual […]

Creating healthy, happy bodies inside and out.

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Contributed by Jennifer Snowdon. Spring is just around the corner, and so are shorts, little dresses, and bathing suits. It’s the time of year when we start to feel insecure about our winter weight and head off to the gym to get our bikini bodies ready. We scold ourselves for having been too indulgent over […]

Laurie Ward wintertime Shiatsu

Like many I know, I spend the better part of the winter under the weather, sometimes for consecutive weeks at a time.  Determined to boost my overall health throughout the upcoming coldest months of the year, I asked Laurie for her insights on winter wellness.   First off, what effect do the dropping temperatures have […]

Yorkville Stylist & Colourist in Cabbagetown

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Nano of Hair Spa 77 has been styling for the rich and famous in some of the most elite salons of Yorkville for over twenty years. She has set up her own shop in Cabbagetown on Parliament street offering a spa-like escape and the highest quality stylings. Avoid the traffic, congestion, parking, and headaches of […]

Q&A with Laurie Ward: Shiatsu and mental health

Contributed by Shaghayegh Tajvidi Laurie is a member of the Shiatsu Association of Ontario, whose practitioners are considered the most highly trained therapists in North America. In this five-part Q & A series, she sheds light on the healing benefits of Shiatsu for chronic pain and shares transformative self-care tips for the digital age. ST: […]

Not feeling the Love? Contributed by Leslie Boyd

“Do What You Love” is the message of the moment when it comes to career advice. We are surrounded by it, on billboards for college programs, on job search sites, in articles offering tips for figuring it out once and for all.   What if you’re not doing what you love? The message can feel […]

Schizophrenia Peer Support Contributed by Jordan

The first Diagnostic Specific Peer Support group/ network for people with Schizophrenia in Canada. This was the first peer support group in the country also. There was nothing like it. Yes I started it. Everyone said not it won’t work. Now it is standard practice and the industry has taken it over. No funding in […]