The History of Parliament Street

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Originally contributed to our original issue of the Parliament Street news by Nora Ottaway, On behalf of the Cabbagetown Regent Park Musem. Named after legislative buildings later burned to the ground by invading American forces, Parliament Street has been the setting of excitement, growth, and change for more than 200 years. Shaped by a combination […]

Embrace Change in the New Decade!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. If your home could speak, what would it say? How about: “I want to stay flexible to explore my potential!”   According to Cabbagetown-based architect Monica Kuhn, who has partnered with Weenen General Contracting Limited on numerous projects, design layouts that allow for families to grow and change with minimal physical […]

Podcasting- Part 2

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Contributed by Duncan Fremlin, Broker. In the last issue of PSN, I wrote about podcasting and the impact it is having on terrestrial radio.   I read recently that some of you haven’t explored this world yet.  What are you waiting for?   Parliament Street News is a special publication.  It enables each of us to […]

Home Buying Tips

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage.  Valentine’s Day is the yearly tradition of showing love to those you care for.  In terms of real estate, this could mean that the home you live in or the one that you’ll live in next can be part of your love story.  […]

Beautiful Trends

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting — Construction has its own glamour! In fashion, hemlines and popular colours change and the building trades are the same! In keeping with traditional end of year assessments, Owen Robinson of Weenen General Contracting points out that for homes, a few trends have been important to note. […]

Preparing for Winter

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker-Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. — Some of us don’t really like to talk about it, but the reality is winter is indeed coming. Love it or hate it, we all need to be mindful that winter can take a heavy toll on your property. Consider these simple preventative measures […]

My Top Five Favorite Cabbagetown Shops

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Contributed by Victoria Braude – Trust Realty Group Sales Representative — It feels so good to give presents- especially when you choose to shop local. It’s a great way to support your local community and benefit your neighbourhood. This year escape the city centre rush and enjoy your Christmas shopping in Cabbagetown. Here’s the list […]

Years of heritage efforts under threat of appeal

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Contributed by Andre Bermon – The long-awaited conclusion to the appeal of the St. Lawrence Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan is set to unfold November 12, 2019, at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). This event marks a possible turning point for the future of heritage protection in Toronto’s oldest district.   The HCD Plan […]

Countdown to the cold

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Contributed by kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting Limited – Nippy, chilly days are soft-pedaled as sweater weather. Something warm but still great looking – that’s fall fashion! You can’t put a sweater on your home, but you can do things to make cold weather better inside and outside! Look out the window – there […]

Toronto Heritage Survey

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Contributed by Andre Bermon.  In mid-July, City Council took momentous step towards improving ways to identify heritage resources in Toronto. Known as the City-wide Heritage Survey Feasibility Study, this decision will launch a multi-year work plan to standardize the City’s response to heritage evaluation and protection.   According to the study summary, a Toronto Heritage […]