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 […]

Riverside Toronto is the place to be

Riverside Toronto is the place to be on June 6th, with the dynamic duo of Riverside Eats & Beats and The Riverdale Art Walk On June 6, from 1pm-6pm, Riverside District (on Queen Street East between the DVP and Empire Ave) is hosting the annual Eats & Beats StreetFEST and Riverdale Art Walk – this […]

The PATCH Project’s PATCH It Up!

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Youth Transform Construction Site into Cultural Landmark In 2013 The STEPS Initiative made news with the World’s Tallest Mural on 200 Wellesley. This year, through their PATCH (Public Art Through Construction Hoarding) Project they launched PATCH It Up, in Regent Park. On June 7th, for the 100 Interventions in 1 Day Festival, The PATCH Project […]

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 […]

It’s just around the corner. Did you know?

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Contributed by Constance Dilley The largest pipe organ in all of Canada reigns on the corner of Church St. and Queen, inside the Metropolitan United Church. With over 8,000 pipes and hundreds of kilometres of electrical wiring, it’s a magnificent instrument which everyone is invited to come and hear. Both sacred and secular music is […]

ParaPan Am Games should go first.

Contributed by Pete Lovering For years I have always watched the Olympics and other major sporting events like the Panam Games with wonder and awe. At the end of the whole process I always have a new found appreciation for just about every sporting endeavor and athlete that competes at this level.  I have often […]