Seasons Greetings, Cabbagetown!

Cabbagetown-biaOfficially, it’s appropriate to begin to look toward the holiday season now that we have marked Remembrance Day. Thank you for joining us on November 11th, when the Cabbagetown BIA hosted our first Remembrance Day Gathering. Our goal was to ensure local business operators had a convenient opportunity to step out and honour those who had served our country recently and more than a century ago. We were blessed with beautiful weather, a large and appreciative crowd, music, singing, children, and doggies! We’re looking forward to doing the same again next year.

Now onto the holidays! The Cabbagetown BIA is hosting a hybrid version of the traditional holiday kick-off on Saturday December 4th, from 1 – 5pm at the corners of Parliament and Carlton Streets. We’ll have live music, tree lighting at dusk, activities for the kids, hot drinks, treats, and more. Oh, and the big man himself; Santa will be there too! If you’d like to contribute to this event, drop us a line! We’d welcome donations of hot chocolate, hot cider, treats, and volunteers to be Santa’s elves!

Needing a boost to your holiday giving, but want to support local charitable organizations too? We’ve got you covered! Look for Cabbagetown inspired gift packages, including our fabulous t-shirts, tote bags and flags. Pre-order yours now by getting in touch with us at and  As well, if you haven’t yet visited the new Double Take Studio windows on Gerrard, east of Parliament, be sure to check it out! Three upcycling artists are featured in the stunning new window displays, and their items are for sale in the shop. You’ll also find a wide selection of holiday inspired fancy dress-up togs, decorations, and more.

The new year is just around the corner, and the Cabbagetown BIA is ready to roll! Having just held our Annual General Meeting, and approved the 2022 budget, we can look forward to a generous selection of events and promotions to be enjoyed by the whole community throughout the year. As always, we welcome visitors to Cabbagetown and supporters of our businesses.  Avoid the nailbiter angst associated with ordering gifts from overseas and hoping they’ll arrive in time for the holidays.

Shop close. Shop now, and shop often. See you on December 4th!

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