24 Years and going strong

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Contributed by Gina Dineen Celebrating outstanding short films from around the world and around the corner, this local one-night-only juried screening of international short films promises something for everyone!   Come and vote for the People’s Choice Award.   The screening will be held in the Ada Slaight Hall at Daniel’s Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. […]

Cabbagetown Theatre

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Contributed by Kim Sprenger Cabbagetown Theatre is returning for their fifteenth+ year as members of the Cabbagetown Festival. We take fairy tales and bring them to life – panto-style – in the glorious Necropolis Chapel that is part of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Group across from Riverdale Farm.   This year our story is “Goldilocks: […]

St. James Town community artist

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Contributed by Rui Felix Meet Poonam Sharma, an artist and resident of the St. James Town community.  Working with Community Matters Toronto, Poonam is part of an exciting effort building a new urban park that will foster healthy outdoor activities and connect residents from the high-rise community. We met with Poonam to discuss her recently […]

Cabbagetown Author publishes 9th Book

Contributed by Pstreet News Franco-Ontarian author Paul-François Sylvestre, from The Distillery District, has just published his 9th novel (and 45th book). L’envers de la médaille (The reverse of the medal) is the story of two pedophiles priests in French Ontario during the 1970s, 80s and 90s.   The action is mainly set in the Archdiocese […]

Shelley Ledger Photographs at Cranberries Restaurant Room 601

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The show includes new works not previously shown Featuring a Cabbagetown Festival Draw Supporting the Riverdale Farm! Half of all proceeds will be donated to the Riverdale Farm.   Win an original photographic print of your choosing from the Show!  Two runners-up each receive unframed original photographic prints. 1ST prize – a framed original photographic […]

DURANG BAO NOMAD PAINTINGS

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At the Jet Fuel Coffee Shop. Opening: June 2,  7 PM. The painting will be hanging until June 30. I was, for more than 18 years, a dear friend and colleague of the artist Durang Bao.  The NOMAD PAINTING show at the Jet Fuel Coffee shop is the first event since the passing of the artist […]

New Musical Show Pays Tribute to The Dumbells, by Janet Walters

Monty Python, Wayne and Shuster, SCTV and Saturday Night Live owe a lot to The Dumbells, who are considered the pioneers of sketch comedy. Formed by members of the Canadian army’s Third Division—and named for the red dumbbell in the Division’s emblem—The Dumbells bolstered troop morale during the First World War with live “concert parties” featuring irreverent humour that often […]

On Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer

Contributed Pavel Kounine Wedding photography is often misunderstood. There is an assumption that the photographer either points and shoots (and is thus undeserving of respect) or is expected to craft an idealized vision of the couple, irrespective of their personalities.  Whether it’s walking through a meadow, holding a big red balloon, or huddling under an […]

Presumed World’s Tallest Mural: Painting of Upper Sections Begin in Toronto’s St. James Town

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The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Initiative, alongside its partner the St. James Town Community Corner, will begin painting the upper sections of Canada’s tallest mural at Toronto Community Housing property – 200 Wellesley Street East on Thursday – August 8th at noon (rain date Friday). The mural’s design incorporates the motif […]

Warren James – Cabbagetown’s own Power House Singer

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Warren James is an local Cabbagetown singer and musical theatre/cabaret performer.   His music and songs have been described as “a power house”, “charming and heart-grabbing”, “a big sound” and “one of a kind.” Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, just a short drive from New Orleans, Warren began singing at the age of 9 […]