Paying down my mortgage or saving for retirement

Contributed by Edvard Ryder, Sun Life Financial   Canadians are split when it comes to paying down the mortgage or saving for retirement.  Many want to pay down their mortgage as quickly as possible now, so that they can use their home equity to help pay for their retirement.  That might not be the best […]

If you Loved Lam You’ll Adore NANO

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Nano Khoury is the new owner of Cabbagetown’s very own Hair Spa. She is a Senior Stylist and Master Color Technician who has worked in the industry for over 15 years. Nano has worked on fashion shows, national editorial campaigns and photos shoots.  She is especially passionate about bridal hair – and specializes in beautiful […]

A Look at Timely Financial Issues

Contributed by Edvard Ryder. Do you have fond memories of family summer vacations at the cottage spent swimming in the lake, building sand castles on the beach, or fishing on the dock? Do you envision your children and grand-children making similar memories there for years to come, even after you’re gone? If your wish is […]

Kitchen a Beautiful Blend of Warmth and Precision

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman: A beautiful kitchen is the centerpiece of a beautiful home and while clinical precision can be useful in food preparation, the element of warmth in materials and design can enhance the space beyond the scientific measuring in say, baking. The personal, the love of cooking shines in a great kitchen: think […]

Sandwich Anyone?

Contributed by Patty Junior Patty Junior and her staff at The Epicure Shop are excited to once again participate in the annual Cabbagetown Festival.  For 35 years, this family-operated business has been a festival staple and famously known for cooking over their charcoal barbecue. Serving up peameal bacon, Italian sausage and Joe’s famous steak sandwich, […]

Finding ways to help improve Cabbagetown

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Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski, Executive Director, Cabbagetown BIA Cabbagetown is filled with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services listed on the BIA’s website www.cabbagetownTO.com. The Cabbagetown BIA encourages all residents and visitors to get to know the local business owners and to shop local in Cabbagetown. The 39th annual Cabbagetown Festival is a great time […]

Duncan Fremlin – Five Stages of Embracing Social Media

I was at a business seminar the other day and overheard a conversation about Twitter, Facebook and the social networking scene.  A gentleman in his 50’s was telling his friend that he had a Facebook account but “I’m not using it.”  His friend did not have an account and replied “I have absolutely no intention […]

New Networking Group In Cabbagetown

Contributed by Hilary Browning The Breakfast Network is a new networking group in Cabbagetown that meets every Wednesday at Murgatroid (568 Parliament). The cost to attend a meeting is $15 and includes a full breakfast. The group is aimed at entrepreneurs, from those just starting out to the well-established, and each week a member will […]

Kitchens Top Dream List for Homeowners in 2015

Contributed by: Kathy Flaxman Call it fifty shades of pure — it’s as if some form of white magic has captured the imagination of homeowners in neighbourhoods like Cabbagetown. Home renovations are surging in popularity and at the top of the dream list is the kitchen, a room that will boast the latest cabinetry, countertops […]

A new store on Parliament

Contributed by Brittany Lodgson Little House in the City is a new store on Parliament Street. We are Toronto’s first urban homesteading and sustainable living store. Whether making soap or sauerkraut, we provide the supplies and support for creative adventures in living fully at home while treading lightly on the earth. Little House celebrates local […]