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 […]

Adversity, Resilience, Prosperity

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Contributed by Gilles Huot The Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) has recently published a beautifully illustrated book entitled Adversity, Resilience, Prosperity: The Odyssey of a Canadian Inner City Neighbourhood. Cabbagetown 1941-2011. The book is produced by the CPA Cabbagetown People team on the social tapestry of Cabbagetown neighbourhoods. The book focuses on the most volatile changes which […]

A Regent Park Thanksgiving

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Celebrating Gardens and Building Community Regent Park gardeners know what they’re thankful for this season. With Thanksgiving around the corner, residents came together on October 1st to share their final harvest of the year at the Regent Park Community Garden Harvest Celebration. Many of the plots boast “fresh organic tomatoes, beans, peppers, and a variety […]

History Of Cabbagetown … Atlanta

Cobbled together from the web by Pstreetnews Cabbagetown was built as the surrounding mill town and was one of the first textile processing mills built in the south. Its primary product was cotton bags for packaging agricultural products.   The complex of buildings and homes was constructed primarily between 1881 and 1922. The homes originally […]

Regent Park welcomes new and returning residents

Contributed By Toronto Community Housing   W  ith residents moving into new buildings and shovels in the ground across the community, the revitalization of Regent Park led by Toronto Community Housing is full steam ahead!   At its October 24 meeting, the Board of Directors of Toronto Community Housing approved a plan to move ahead […]

Yonge Street Mission’s Food Bank Needs Your Help!

The Yonge Street Mission’s Food Bank helps over 2,500 people a month and currently the shelves are near empty.  The Food Bank is a lifeline of support to people living with poverty: struggling families, the working poor and unemployed, people on disabilities and seniors on fixed incomes.   These community members are dependent for regular […]

Transportation Means Garages

By Kathy Flaxmann Transportation means garages  and, as usual, Cabbagetown has a vast range of sizes and styles. According to real estate agent Duncan Fremlin, a drive down some of the back lanes illustrates just this point.  “Look between Wellesley and Amelia, west of Sackville and you will see some very different styles,” he points […]

Transit ads Value By Duncan Fremlin

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There are many things that define a great city.  When you return from your travels to Hong Kong or New York or Delhi and beyond, one feature you’ll probably tell your friends about is the local transportation system.  We all know about the gridlock on the Los Angeles freeways, the tolls to drive into downtown […]