Laurie Ward on optimizing summer health

Laurie is a Toronto-based Shiatsu Therapist offering treatments downtown, and house calls in Cabbagetown. Get more info and connect at laurieward.ca Q + A Summer Edition With summertime around the corner, Laurie explains why the season and traditional Chinese medicine are connected – and how we all stand to elevate our health by turning to […]

The Cabbagetown Youth Centre

Contributed by Sharmini Fernando Candidate The Cabbagetown youth Centre has provided free or close to free recreation, pre-school, summer camp, after-school and youth focused programs for over two decades, and we are looking forward to continuing to build upon this history of community service.   I am delighted to join a team of highly and […]

HIIT up your next work out at the CYC!

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HIIT with Heather – by Rob Vellone Have you tried Cabbagetown Youth Centre’s newest fitness class on Friday’s from 6-7pm?   HIIT with Heather loosely follows a ‘High Intensity Interval Training’ format to get your fitness to the next level. “Walking into the CYC gym, I am brought back to my childhood school gym classes, […]

Induction into The Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame and Surprise Party

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Contributed by Jennifer Doiron Johnny Kalbhenn was left almost speechless, as everyone knows that never happens! His fiancée Jennifer with the help of the amazing community came together at the Cabbagetown Boxing Club Friday May 4th to throw him a surprise party.  We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous contributions to […]

Are they really listening?!

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Contributed by Jennifer Shearer The way we talk about our bodies can have an affect on the little humans in our lives…!   The journey to self acceptance is a long one, which can lead to a lifetime for some. It is hard, I get it. What can be even harder for parents is teaching […]

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 […]