Ask the Expert: Wine for the Holidays with Adrian Caravello

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Adrian Carvello is the coordinator and professor of the new post-graduate program at George Brown College, Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management. As a former sommelier and general manager at Oliver and Bonacini’s Auberge du Pommier, he is a great resource to answer questions regarding holiday season wine purchases.       1. What type […]

Neighbours gather for A Taste of Regent Park

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“It’s amazing how food brings people together” says Sean Brathwaite. Brathwaite is the Market Manager for the Taste of Regent Park, the weekly celebration of food and culture that happened this summer in the new park at Dundas and Sackville. This event brought together an affordable fresh produce market, cooking demonstrations, locally grown veggies and […]

Hard working team of volunteers

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As campaign signs begin to line the streets of Toronto Centre, and some candidates are just beginning to knock on doors, Liberal candidate Bill Morneau and his hard working team of volunteers have stepped their campaign into high gear.   Working out of his community office at 527 Parliament Street, which opened in February, Bill […]

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 […]

Finding ways to help improve Cabbagetown

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Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski, Executive Director, Cabbagetown BIA Cabbagetown is filled with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services listed on the BIA’s website www.cabbagetownTO.com. The Cabbagetown BIA encourages all residents and visitors to get to know the local business owners and to shop local in Cabbagetown. The 39th annual Cabbagetown Festival is a great time […]

What is the festival without Blair’s run?

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Contributed by Marshall Tully Blair’s Run has been part of the Cabbagetown Festival for 35 years. It is a 2 km jog or walk around the neighbourhood that raises funds for the Cabbagetown Youth Centre. The Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) provides neighborhood youth with positive alternatives through sport and recreation, while encouraging ongoing education. See […]

Thinking about tree protection in Toronto

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Contributed by Tara Bobie, Acting Program Standards & Development Officer Tree Protection & Plan Review, Urban Forestry, City of Toronto It’s finally spring! The warm weather has arrived and leaves are starting to appear on trees. We can put our winter coats away and start turning our minds to outdoor activities. Spring is also the […]

Alumni in the Community Spotlight: The Edible Story

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Contributed by Natalie Taylor — Toronto’s Old Town is quickly getting re-energized with new places like The Edible Story, an appetizing story from two of our Chef School graduates, Brian Cheng and Alanna Fleisher.   The Edible Story is a hybrid catering company and event space where you can host cooking classes from two trained […]

Sports are for everyone!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman When some 7000 athletes from the Americas and the Caribbean display their skills and prowess in July and August during the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, fans will be watching in awe and wonder.  The games, at venues from Welland to Oshawa, will be an astounding display of talent […]

Otto, the Basenji

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I heard tonight about the passing of Otto, the Basenji who lives on Rose Ave (I think). I met him right after I brought my dog Zak home as a pup, 14 years ago this August, in Wellesley Park. I last saw Otto in a month ago maybe, and mentioned him when I saw a […]