TOP GIRLS DINNER PARTY at Alumnae Theatre

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In January, Alumnae Theatre Company’s mainstage takes on Caryl Churchills’s Top Girls. At its centre, Marlene throws a dinner party to celebrate her promotion at Top Girls Temp Agency. Her guests? Five powerful wonder women from the historical past. Marlene strives to join their ranks, and does – but at what cost? Director Alysa Golden […]

Doug Panton, Parliament St News Featured Artist and Designer

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FLIGHT PATTERN SERIES:  L’EPHEMERA ©   Award: Creative Quarterly 37, New York   Doug Panton has lived in Cabbagetown and practiced his craft for more than 45 years. He also teaches digital Illustration media courses at OCAD University. Doug’s work has always been about detailed imagery. He has subconsciously been in this playground for a […]

Corktown, Toronto – Gets a History Book of its Own

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Contributed by Coralina R. Lemos. What do you do when someone comments that they do not think the neighbourhood you live in has a history?  Well, Coralina Lemos, area resident, took her husband’s advice when he said, “if you want a book on Corktown then you will have to write it.”   “The book is […]

Crime Fiction for Christmas

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Cabbagetown resident and Residents’ Association Safety & Security lead, Desmond P. Ryan has spent almost thirty years as a cop with the Toronto Police Service. Having recently retired, this Real Detective now writes Real Crime. Fiction. 10-33 Assist PC, the first in his six-book Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction series is flying off the shelves. Why? […]

The Cabbagetown Comic Guy…Rob Vellone

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I’ve been a professional comics artist for 25 years and in that time, I have appeared at comic conventions all over Canada and the United States, including Fan Expo here in Toronto and three times at the biggest show of them all, San Diego Comicon. I do a lot of work for these shows, but […]

Roksolyana Pidhainy-Benoit -

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Featured artist contributed by John Desouza. Roksolyana resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband and daughter.  Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1997, he has participated in numerous exhibitions in the US and Canada.  Most recently two solo shows in Toronto.   Roksolyana’s artwork uniquely builds from abstract geometric form sculpting towards […]

How do we help our children grow their self-confidence?

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Contributed by Jennifer Shearer. How well do we actually know our kids? With summer coming to a close and kids getting ready to return to school, there will be many emotions going on in their sweet little minds. This is a wonderful time to start planting the self-confidence seeds with your children and here are […]

Grant Us Peace

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It will be a remarkable twinning: the greatest tragedy in the Christian world marked by the greatest musical piece ever written. On Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Festival Choir at Metropolitan United Church will perform the great B-minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach.   Whether Christian or not, everyone knows […]

Paintalicious Face Painting

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Face Painting for Everyone….not just kids! Spring is right around the corner and what are some of the things that come to mind that your kids will be soooo looking forward to?  Carnivals, the beach, vacations AND that one thing that is at every family friendly event, FACE PAINTING! Let’s all join in the fun! […]