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Cabbagetowner according to … Jim Clark

 Jim Clark has been a resident of Cabbagetown for two years along with his wife Jenny and son Sebastian. He lives on Wellesley Street and was recently was elected to the CRA Board of Directors. Best Place For A Bite … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The opening of Riverdale Farm, and other news from September 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his look back at Cabbagetown through the lens of Seven News, a community paper covering the then-Ward 7, including Cabbagetown. Riverdale Farm was about to open its gates for the first time on Sept. 9, 1978, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Anne Cools’ political entrance

Volunteer Eric Morse looks back at 1978 and the launch of the political career of Anne Cools. A postscript accidentally omitted from our last Throwback Thursday noted that Senator Anne Cools had retired from the Senate of Canada at the … Continue reading

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Safety and security tips for back to school

Des Ryan is a CRA volunteer board director and retired police officer who leads our safety and security work. It is the end of August. Already! Summer holidays are nearly over, and the roads will be packed again as people … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown according to … Kate Steinmann

Kate was elected to the board of directors for the CRA in June 2018. Best place in Cabbagetown for a bite to eat: It’s a toss-up among Kanpai Snack Bar, Sukho Thai, House on Parliament, and Salt and Tobacco—there are … Continue reading

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Toronto City Council Highlights: July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30

Council Highlights is an informal summary of some of the decisions Toronto City Council made at its recent business meetings. The City Clerk’s formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Response to proposed reduction of Council’s size    Council voted to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Summer 1978, according to Seven News

Eric Morse continues his look through Seven News, a community newspaper published 40 years ago in what was then Ward 7, including Cabbaetown. You don’t expect (or really want) much news in late July and August – now, or 40 … Continue reading

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Throwing back 40 years: the story behind Seven News

By Eric Morse, a communications volunteer with the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association. For the past year or so, I’ve been tracking highlights of the old Ward Seven News from 40 years ago. The paper was created in 1970 as a “progressive” … Continue reading

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Cycling safety tips from Des Ryan

Des Ryan is a retired police officer who volunteers as a CRA board director and leads our safety and security portfolio. One of the privileges of living in downtown Toronto is being able to take public transit or ride a … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown according to … Colin Burn

Colin Burn, a corporate lawyer, joined the CRA board in 2018 and is serving as board secretary. He and his wife Courtney moved into their home on Sackville Street in 2017 and have since welcomed their daughter Caroline. Originally from … Continue reading

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