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. […]

New decade, New year…

Contributed by Sarah Cook- Publisher.  New goals and adventures, and new opportunities!   Do you make “New Years resolutions”? Do you keep your new pledges to yourself? Or do you tell all your close friends and family? Personally, I don’t make “New Years” declarations, instead, I make “New Season Goals”. Every “Spring” – and for […]

Whether you do spooky or cute…Halloween’s always a hoot!

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Contributed by Sarah Cook – Principal Publisher – Our front-page photo of ‘The Adam’s Family’ at one of Cabbagetowns ‘Zebra Crossings’ at Carlton and Ontario is a homage of the Beatles Abbey Road album 50th anniversary. The Album debuted Sept. 26th, 1969 and was their last recorded album. Although “Let it be” was their last […]

An Urgent Message from the Cabbagetown South Residents Association

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Dear Community Members,   On Wednesday Oct 2nd, the day after a successful community meeting with Councillor Wong-Tam, we obtained information that the city has signed a 10 year, multi-million dollar lease for the property at 233 Carlton Street. This building is the former office of ‘Free the Children’ across from Daniel et Daniel.  Free […]