Combatting THE Opioid Crisis

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Heart 2 Heart First Aid & CPR Helps Combat Toronto’s Opioid Crisis Contributed by Nick Rondinelli.     Heart 2 Heart First Aid & CPR Services Inc. has been in operation for 21 years, servicing Downtown Toronto East. We have provided emergency response training to thousands of healthcare providers and support workers in harm reduction, outreach, shelters, […]

OPINION – Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air, and  a growing number of traditionally not involved residents are getting active. Contributed by K Fisher There has never been a greater need for change at city hall then ever before.  We have tolerated mediocrity from our city counselors, in the past, because there was never a real crisis to […]

From 233 to 218 Carlton Street

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By Nick Rondinelli, 21 Year Resident and Business Owner in Cabbagetown.- Another Cabbagetown Commercial/Residential Property Taken Using Delegated Authority in an Already Saturated Area. My name is Nick Rondinelli. I have been a resident and business owner on Carlton St. in Cabbagetown for 21 years. Some of you may have seen a video series I […]

Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada.

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This month’s by-election gives Toronto Centre the opportunity to break away from the status quo and  elect Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada. She is an experienced and passionate professional and activist, and a tireless community advocate who has a personal stake and deep roots in our community. Born in Toronto Centre, […]

I have certain expectations

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Contributed by Duncan Fremlin. I read the obituaries every day.  They’re the only part of the newspaper I can rely on to be truthful.  I even read the obituaries in my hometown newspaper in Sault Ste. Marie,  just in case I see the name of an old high school pal.  It has happened.  Leonard Lidstone […]

Maples on Sumach?

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Contributed by Randy Brown. There is an exceptional feature in Cabbagetown which mostly goes unnoticed– the chestnut trees on Sumach. This line of chestnut trees runs beside the Necropolis north from Winchester to Amelia and around the corner. Some of the trees are quite old, others planted to replace those which have died. Forestry has […]

METAPHORICALLY TRANSFORMED

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Contributed by Erdine (Dee) Hope, Toronto Writers Collective – My name is Dee Hope. That is what I am called here in the downtown core, where I grew up and worked for the past fifty years but is now a gentrified community. Currently I am a caseworker for a mental health and addiction support agency, […]

Spring 2020 Issue

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SO LONG SARAH! Sarah Cook, our publisher for the last two years, has taken on a new opportunity. Sarah will infused some new life into the Parliament Street News, got the Instagram going and developed some great advertiser and contributor relationships. Thanks for all the hard work, Sarah. You will be missed. Spring 2020 Issue […]

#GREYREVOLUTION

Contributed by Pete Lovering – Amid the current covid19 pandemic and eight-plus weeks into the lockdown, I am thinking about people locked into long term care. I am reminded of my 92-year-old grandmother who 20 years ago said and I quote “ this is not fun. All my friends are dead. I can’t do anything. […]