Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) = pop-up style free bicycle repairs

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Contributed by: Reagan McSwain- Since Covid restrictions have been in place there has been an increase in demand for all things bicycle-related and access to bicycle repairs is no exception. Charlie’s FreeWheels (CFW) has been touring the city pop-up style as they offer free bicycle repairs to youth under 25. “Lots of people are cycling for the […]

Anderson Ruffin Abbott 1837 – 1913

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Contributed by Cabbagetownpeople.ca. Abbott was Canada’s first black doctor graduating from the University of Toronto in 1861 at age 23.   Although born in Toronto into a wealthy family, he travelled to the United States to work as one of only eight black surgeons in the Union Army during the Civil War. Because of segregation […]

Create, Listen, and Experience

Jobim Novak is a 25-year-old writer and spoken word artist. He is also a mental health advocate and speaker who has been a friend of Bell Let’s Talk for the past three years. Trained as a Child and Youth Care Worker, Jobim currently works with the Toronto Writers Collective, a non-profit that provides creative writing […]

Remembering Vickie Rennie (12 November, 1957 – 22 July, 2020)

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Contributed by St. James Town Community Corner (The Corner). Vickie will be remembered for her many outstanding contributions to St. James Town. As a proud resident of this community she assumed leadership in several initiatives that supported her neighbourhood.   Vickie was a planner and organizer extraordinaire who loved her community passionately. In 1992 she […]

GETTING TO KNOW YOU – part 2

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Contributed by Anita Bostok and Norman Hathaway. Cabbagetown is a neighbourhood of beauty, heritage, cultural diversity and inclusion. Anita and Noman are proud to contribute this regular feature where you get to know the people and businesses that make Cabbagetown so special. If you’d like to be featured or would like to nominate someone please […]

The heroic work of personal support workers

Contributed By Kathy Flaxman. Jaime Robles has been tested twice for COVID-19: results negative.   He is a true hero, working in the ICU of a major Toronto Hospital where his day includes helping nurses change patients’ positions, changing diapers and cleaning dirty bums every time a patient has a BM, moving patients in and […]

The Corner during the Pandemic

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Contributed by Aravind Joseph  (The Corner). The Corner is an organic community hub in SJT where residents and service providers come together seamlessly to collaborate, innovate and build community.  The Corner is governed by a Steering Committee of 8 residents and 5 service providers.  More than 20 organisations provide services at The Corner.  30% of […]