It’s a wonderful Life…to be lived!

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Contributed by Sarah Cook- Publisher. As I write this, on 11/18/18 – I’m currently ‘wrapping up’ a wonderful week of ‘momentous birthday celebrations’ – my thoughts, now drift to celebrations of another kind… “The Holidays”. I am so very grateful for all the wonderful friends, family and colleagues I have in my life.  There is […]

Doug Panton, Parliament St News Featured Artist and Designer

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FLIGHT PATTERN SERIES:  L’EPHEMERA ©   Award: Creative Quarterly 37, New York   Doug Panton has lived in Cabbagetown and practiced his craft for more than 45 years. He also teaches digital Illustration media courses at OCAD University. Doug’s work has always been about detailed imagery. He has subconsciously been in this playground for a […]

BILL MORNEAU Happy Holidays to everyone!

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I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with special moments to be remembered with your loved ones. This season is an opportunity for us to show what it means to be part of a community. I encourage you and your family to take this opportunity to spread the […]

Crime Fiction for Christmas

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Cabbagetown resident and Residents’ Association Safety & Security lead, Desmond P. Ryan has spent almost thirty years as a cop with the Toronto Police Service. Having recently retired, this Real Detective now writes Real Crime. Fiction. 10-33 Assist PC, the first in his six-book Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction series is flying off the shelves. Why? […]

An interview with Nicole – Young Talented Cabbagetown Baker

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Contributed by Parliament Street News. Nicole is 12 years old and has helped her sister with a school project where they made and sold cupcakes as a business.  She has also created special birthday cakes, cupcakes and treats for family and friend’s special occasions and continually inspires others to bake as well. How old were […]

The Cabbagetown Comic Guy…Rob Vellone

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I’ve been a professional comics artist for 25 years and in that time, I have appeared at comic conventions all over Canada and the United States, including Fan Expo here in Toronto and three times at the biggest show of them all, San Diego Comicon. I do a lot of work for these shows, but […]

Roksolyana Pidhainy-Benoit -

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Featured artist contributed by John Desouza. Roksolyana resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband and daughter.  Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1997, he has participated in numerous exhibitions in the US and Canada.  Most recently two solo shows in Toronto.   Roksolyana’s artwork uniquely builds from abstract geometric form sculpting towards […]

Cabbagetown Clean-Up!

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By: Piper Gill & Robert Gill . It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Cabbagetown. My five-year-old daughter, Piper, and I put on our gardening gloves, walk out to the street, and begin our stroll together to collect litter. “Oh, there’s one daddy!” she says as she picks up an old coffee cup. This is our […]

“40 Years in Cabbagetown”

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By Kimberley Ezeard. When people ask me where I live in Toronto, I describe it as a village in the heart of downtown. I live in Cabbagetown. I moved into this neighbourhood in 1979 fresh out of high school to start post-secondary school. My Dad was mortified that I had moved into what he considered […]

Cabbagetown Youth Center- ‘STUCK’ Performing Arts Camp

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Contributed by The Parliament Street News. Under the direction and mentorship of Monique Cain, the Cabbagetown Youth Centre’s Performing Arts Camp put on a stellar showcase production yet again.   On August 16, 2018, A multimedia dance, video, and acting package that showcased the talent of children living in the St. Jamestown, Cabbagetown neighbourhoods. “STUCK! […]