The Cabbagetown Residents Association (CRA) is a volunteer organization, originally established in 1967, representing residents living in Toronto’s Cabbagetown community.
Andrew Adams - Treasurer
Andrew and his wife Alexandra moved to Cabbagetown in the summer of 2018 after a long search for the perfect home. They came to Toronto from Nova Scotia in 2005 so that Alexandra could study at UofT, and spent many years living in a downtown condo. When good friends – and future Bowman Street neighbours – settled in Cabbagetown, Andrew and Alexandra quickly fell in love with the neighbourhood. The district’s long history, strong community, leafy streets and friendly residents made the decision to move here very easy.
Andrew has a background in Physics and an MBA, and has spent most of his career in the telecommunications industry. In his role as President of the condominium where he and Alexandra used to live, Andrew participated in building and supporting a strong community and enjoys working with residents, board members and the community at large.
Lise A. Flynn
Lise A Flynn has lived in Cabbagetown for over two decades and loves the lush parks, the Don River trails and the Riverdale Farm, as well as the local retail and restaurant scene. She will happily brag to anyone who will listen about how proud she is to live in such an historic Victorian era neighborhood, right in the heart of our great city.
During the 2000s Lise worked as a Private Cook for a religious residence here in Cabbagetown and in 2002 she started her own Personal Chef & Catering business. Shopping locally for ingredients allowed Lise to build relationships with local retailers like St. Jamestown Steak & Chops, Epicure and Cabbagetown Organics, not to mention all the vendors at the Cabbagetown Farmer’s. In 2010 Lise decided to take her career in a different direction, went back to school, and now Freelances in Post-Production Sound Design.
A life-long dog lover, Lise loves to take daily walks on Cabbagetown’s treelined streets with her 4-legged buddy, Macs, by her side.
Sarah Jane Greenway - Communications
Sarah-Jane moved to Cabbagetown in 2010 and has since welcomed three children - Adelaide, Ivy and Jack. She has been a resident of both Millington Street and Rolston Avenue. Cabbagetown's historic small streets, community feel, abundance of green space and local businesses are what drew her to the neighbourhood. In joining the CRA, she hopes to contribute to events, activties and initiatives that are important to residents, and continue to improve on Cabbagetowns reputation as a inclusive, family-oriented neighbourhood.
Sarah-Jane is the Associate Dean, Journalists & Writers in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts at Toronto's Humber College. She has a MEd in Higher Education from Memorial University and a BA (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Sara Josselyn - Secretary
Sara and her husband moved to Cabbagetown in 2013, and have since welcomed their two kids, Charlie and Margot.
Originally from Rothesay, New Brunswick, Sara completed her BA (Hons) at the University of Toronto's Trinity College before returning to the East Coast to complete her LLB and LLM at Schulich Law School (Dalhousie University). Sara currently practices corporate law on Bay Street.
Although she still identifies as an East Coaster, Sara is proud to live in Cabbagetown and is delighted to have found a neighbourhood in Toronto whose charm, canopied streets, abundant parks and small town vibe remind her of the East Coast community she previously called home.
Sam Lyon - Vice President
Originally from the UK, Sam moved to Canada in 2005, and to Cabbagetown in 2015. He lives on Gifford Street with his wife and two young sons. He loves the neighbourhood's walkability, parks and amenities, and vibrant location right at the heart of the city. Sam works for the provincial government.
Katie Tozer, Forsythia Festival Chair
Katie and her husband Mark moved to Cabbagetown in 2009 and have since welcomed their 4 children, Finn, Maeve, Harrison and Avery and dog, Sadie.
A Toronto native, Katie attended Queen’s University for an BA(Hons) in history, followed by the University of Windsor for her LLB. After practicing litigation law she eventually left the legal world to care for her 4 children.
Katie loves the strong community and small-town vibe that Cabbagetown offers. Continuing to bring the community together to celebrate spring through the Forsythia Festival is something Katie feels passionately about, and she looks forward to continuing to grow this neighbourhood tradition.