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They’re ba-ack: One more Condor filming on Aug. 24

The Condor TV series returns for what they promise is just a few hours of “pickup shots for previous recurring location” on Thursday, July 24 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. along Gordon Sinclair Lane and Riverdale Park Road. The … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: the summer of ’77

Volunteer Eric Morse peruses the August 27, 1977 issue of Seven News for more throwback tales. Downtown was reinventing itself. The August 27, 1977 issue of Seven News headlines the beginning of construction of mixed housing in the St Lawrence … Continue reading

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Commercial being filmed on Sackville, Sumach in August

Cabbagetown may be getting an IKEA closeup. While we cannot confirm for certain that the world’s largest furniture retailer is behind the latest filming notice from the city of Toronto for our ‘hood,  the permit states this is for a … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park West bike share update

A message from Phil Frei, President, CRA: We have received the letter, below, from the City of Toronto (from the late Councillor McConnell’s staff) about moving the Bike Share location. In June, I attended a meeting at Riverdale Park West … Continue reading

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New, larger green bins roll out in September

Thanks to our neighbours from Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association for this information! Cabbagetown South (bordered by Carlton to the north, Parliament to the East, Shuter to the south and Sherbourne to the west) was a test neighbourhood for the city’s … Continue reading

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CBC reports on St. James Court construction dispute

CBC News on August 9 reported on a protracted dispute over a house tear-down and rebuild on St. James Court in Cabbagetown, which is part of the Cabbagetown North Heritage Conservation District. Cabbagetown residents angry about city, neighbour’s handling of … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown according to … Radek Zajkowski

Meet Radek Zajkowski, who volunteers as webmaster for the Cabbagetown Residents Association. He lives on Wellesley Street with his family. Best place in Cabbagetown for a bite to eat: F’Amelia, close to home, great for a romantic date. Discovered some … Continue reading

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Throwback 40 years: August 1977 from The 7 News

Communications volunteer Eric Morse shares news from four decades ago. The 7 News (1970-1985), being a volunteer-based community paper, came out twice monthly. Summer being community festival season then as now, its mid-August 1977 issue featured the Multicultural Summer Festival … Continue reading

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Thwarting bike theft

Des Ryan, a board director with the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association, is a retired Toronto police officer. This article written by Des is part of an occasional Cabbagetowner feature on improving safety and security in our neighbourhood. Perhaps inspired by the … Continue reading

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Sexual assault near St. James Cemetery

Toronto police have issued a public alert after a woman was sexually assaulted overnight July 30 in a wooded area near St. James Cemetery. It is reported that: – on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at approximately 4:30 a.m., a man … Continue reading

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