MOTHERS OF INVENTION

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Amid a pandemic, these women entrepreneurs are patiently watching the first shipment of product literally crossing the ocean for delivery in Canada. The VOOMCART is the shop local, walking, and environmental answer to getting out of your car and walking your shop. For many years Tori Wright and Erin Binnie were “hellbent on the ‘empty […]

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, […]

YSM Double Take: A Season of Growth

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Written by Ainsley Boyd. Sharon has lived in Regent Park for over thirteen years and remembers visiting Double Take while working as a costume designer. Her frequent trips increased when she began volunteering with teenagers in the community teaching sewing, mending and upcycling. She got to know the staff and was commissioned to create a […]

Cabbagetown Outdoor Gallery

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – ManagerHomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage — Recently, we commissioned a piece of Art by artist Christian English-Pratt.  The Art mural being painted is on our wall facing Broadcast Lane.  We hope to provide an enjoyable walking experience by creating an outdoor gallery in Cabbagetown.   The goal of the outdoor […]

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 […]