ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDES RESIDENTS OF HERITAGE PROPERTIES

Contributed by Jamie Bechard The Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District Committee unveils its new preservation tools for property owners and developers of heritage buildings. The revamped website, www.cabbagetownhcd.ca, now offers a robust set of resources to assist in the conservation of Cabbagetown’s architectural depth, richness and sense of time and place.   “The new website is […]

Cabbagetown Carpentry: Preserving History One Home at a Time

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Contributed by J. Wright. You likely recognize Cabbagetown Carpentry signs from the lawns of many beautiful Cabbagetown homes.  Johnny Pearl, carpenter, musician and contractor, has renovated and restored hundreds of our Victorian era houses over the years.   21 years ago Johnny moved to Cabbagetown from a cabin on Moira Lake where the winters where […]

Cabbagetown Blooms During Yearly Festival

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Contributed By Kathy Flaxman. When Cabbagetown opens up its heart to the whole city, it’s a special, very exciting time.  The Cabbagetown Festival, this year celebrated on the weekend of September 10th, is truly a blast, boasting streets bursting with music, pop up shopping, plays and playlets and street food so tasty that no one […]

KEEPING THE GREEN IN CABBAGETOWN

Contributed by Sarah — Hardscapes replacing greenery   Walking around our lovely neighbourhood this spring with my visiting parents, they observed the growing expanse of hardspace, tragically at the expense of green space.  There were even instances of recently-built front yard parking pads where just last spring there were wonderful gardens. New parking pads have […]

laid back atmosphere + free drinks + brilliant people

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Contributed by Chloe Kagan — Join Toronto’s tech nerds on the last Monday of each month!   HackerNest is an international nonprofit building in-real-life community for self proclaimed tech nerds around the world! Introverts and extroverts feel right at home thanks to their strict no-douchebag policy. It is no secret that tech is currently the […]

Gala evening for Théâtre français de Toronto

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Contributed by Paul-François Sylvestre — On May 26, Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) held its annual gala soirée at the Canadian Stage theatre and at Thomson Landry Gallery in the Distillery district. The evening started with the presentation of Le Placard (The Closet), a play by Francis Veber. It was the last production by Guy […]

Dizzying Pace of Change

Contibuted by Duncan Fremlin,Broker, RE/MAX As someone who has lived and worked in many of Toronto’s finest neighbourhoods, I’m often surprised at how little I know about them.  Walking to my favourite convenience store or driving around looking for a parking spot does not constitute any deep knowledge of a community. About 47 years ago, […]

THE Winter Edition

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Contributed by Peter Lovering, Publisher Traditionally this is the real Estate edition of the Parliament Street News and as always the anything edition. Meaning that anything anybody wants to write is welcome. We love getting articles from everybody. Truth be told I don’t write the articles you do. I layout the paper, I go out […]

Dixonlicious

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Contributed by Denise Gho, Communications Manager at Dixon Hall   Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is serving up a second helping of Dixonlicious on Wednesday, March 30 from 6-9 pm at Daniels Spectrum.   Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, donors and guests, Dixonlicious 2015 raised over $65,000, allowing us to provide more than […]

If you Loved Lam You’ll Adore NANO

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Nano Khoury is the new owner of Cabbagetown’s very own Hair Spa. She is a Senior Stylist and Master Color Technician who has worked in the industry for over 15 years. Nano has worked on fashion shows, national editorial campaigns and photos shoots.  She is especially passionate about bridal hair – and specializes in beautiful […]