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Throwback Thursdays: Nov. 18, 1978

Politics remained at the top of the news for the Nov. 18 issue of Seven News. The Toronto municipal election had occurred Nov. 13, and Ward Seven native son, reformer, and erstwhile Alderman for nine years John Sewell had defeated … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: November 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse goes back to November 1978 courtesy of community paper Seven News. The November 4, 1978 issue of Seven News hit the street in between the federal by-elections that saw David Crombie and Bob Rae elected to Parliament … Continue reading

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Halloween safety tips for revelers of all ages

Des Ryan, a retired police officer, is the volunteer safety and security lead and board director for the Cabbagetown Residents Association. By the time you read this, you have probably been inundated with Halloween safety tips for the little ones. … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown according to … Sherry Peters

Sherry Peters lives on Alpha Avenue and in 2018 organized Cabbagetowner’s efforts for the annual Clean Toronto Together day. Best place to eat:  F’Amelia Restaurant. Cabbagetown needs:  a livelier retail strip on Parliament Street. Favourite block: Alpha Avenue where I … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: politics, raccoons and development threats, circa 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse peruses the first half of October, 1978, through the archives of 7 News, a community paper in the Cabbagetown area in the 1970s and early 1980s. In October 1978, the voters of Ward 7 faced two elections; … Continue reading

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Ward 13 All Candidates Meetings for Oct. 22 municipal election

The community in Corktown got off to an early start with an Oct. 2 all-candidates’ meeting at the Cherry Street YMCA for the 19 individuals running to be the new councillor for Ward 13, which follows the boundaries of the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A busy September 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse summarizes the (very newsy) September of 1978 in Cabbagetown from Seven News, a community newspaper published in what was then Ward 7, Toronto. As noted in our last Throwback Thursday, the brand-new Riverdale Farm opened on Sept. … Continue reading

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Security alert: Toronto police change policy on alarm response

By Des Ryan, a retired police officer, who is the volunteer safety and security lead on the CRA’s board of directors. How many times have you accidentally tripped your house alarm? Too often to remember? More often than not, false … Continue reading

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Petitions for Spruce Street and Broadway Lane improvements

Our colleagues at the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area are spearheading two petitions: one for parking and safety improvements on Spruce Street as well as some traffic calming/deterring on Broadcast Lane. They’ve asked us to reach out to residents in the … Continue reading

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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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