Green Thumbs Growing Kids

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Green Thumbs Growing Kids (GTGK) is a local charity actively creating and managing school gardens in this community in order to connect children to food and their environment. Gardens at Sprucecourt Jr. PS, Winchester Jr. & Sr. PS and Rose Avenue PS are managed by Green Thumbs. We also support gardening projects at Nelson Mandela […]

Support BGC Toronto Kiwanis’ 2021 Holiday Hamper Program!

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Want to give back this holiday season? Support BGC Toronto Kiwanis’ members and families through our Holiday Hamper Program. We’re accepting donors until mid-December! Learn all about our Hamper Program below. For more than 15 years, BGC Toronto Kiwanis has been providing holiday support to its members and their families in need with the assistance […]

How is it this place has been hiding in plain sight?

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Since last winter, during the depths of lockdown, I’ve been trying to coax readers outside to enjoy unexpected sights – public art located mere blocks from Cabbagetown. Now that temperatures are coming down once more it’s time to take advantage of re-opened galleries … as this Gentle Treasure Hunt series continues. Let’s start westward from […]

Reduce Reuse! Upcycle!

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Come check out the exciting new Double Take Studio window display. Our latest collection by upcycling artists on display and for sale inside the Double Take Thrift Store. All Double Take Studio artisans specialize in upcycling previously loved items in a creative, sustainable, and accessible manner. In partnership with the City of Toronto, the Cabbagetown […]

Memories of my Grandmother

Contributed by Alexandra Yeboah The last time I heard her laugh, was the day she made a remark about my smile. I didn’t readily  embrace her compliment then, as it felt strange for her to be commenting on my “white teeth,” in  such a somber moment.  Shortly after, I reached for her hand, and thought […]

Necropolis Cemetery

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Contributed by Enzo Dimatteo, Originally published in Now Magazine, Cabbagetown’s Necropolis Cemetery makes a ghostly wandering ground for a treacherous time in Victorian Toronto’s history The gravestones of the more than 50,000 people buried at Necropolis Cemetery are literally everywhere – scattered in tiny vales here and there, hidden behind trees and perched precariously on […]

Groundbreaking Data in Overdose Response by Heart2Heart CPR

Contributed by Nick Rondinelli – Owner of Heart2Heart CPR, nick@heart2heartcpr.com I am excited to share with my community some data that we collected from our overdose response training called Peer Support Responder. The training took place between June 1 to July 17th, 2021, and was conducted at our head office at 216 Carlton St. We have […]