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Cabbagetowner according to … Paloma Ellard and Matthew Scott

Paloma Ellard and Matthew Scott were first-place winners in the 2018 Cabbagetown Holiday Lights Contest. They credit their top vote-getting to the fact their cute dog, Panda, was in the picture of their Hillcrest Street home overlooking Wellesley Park.  Best … Continue reading

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Porch thefts: Security advice on prevention and response

Des Ryan, a retired Toronto police officer, is a CRA board director and our volunteer safety and security lead. It seems there has been an increase in porch thefts in our neighbourhood recently. Neighbours are advising that their Amazon packages … Continue reading

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Think Spring! Sponsors needed for the 48th annual Forsythia Festival

Think Spring: Think about sponsoring! The 48th annual Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival will be held on Sunday, May 5 and planning is in full swing. This magical community festival is steeped in tradition and is our neighbourhood’s official welcoming of spring. This … Continue reading

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Toronto City Council highlights, January 30 and 31

Council Highlights is a summary of a selection of the decisions that Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk’s full, official documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Housing Now      Council approved the Housing Now … Continue reading

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City seeking community input on bylaw reviews

The City of Toronto is reviewing the following bylaws and wants your feedback: all of these topics affect Cabbagetown. Clothing Drop Boxes Bylaw Review February 28, 2019, 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, Committee Room 3 The aim of … Continue reading

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Property tax dates: First payment due March 1 for most

There are many options in Toronto for paying property tax, with most having a first payment on March 1 on the interim bill (set out before city council sets the tax rate for 2019). However, one option, the 11-payment installment … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Lights 2018 – a tie for first!

This year was the fourth Cabbagetown Holiday Lights contest (#CabbagetownLights) and was another successful festive event. Once again, all the photos showed our neighbourhood in a great light. After all the votes were counted, for the first time ever, we … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown according to … Annette Robertson

Annette Robertson and her family live near Sackville-Amelia. Best place in Cabbagetown for a bite to eat… Hey Lucy! Kids eat free on Tuesdays and the food is as delicious for grown-ups as it is for children. Cabbagetown needs …  a fish monger. Favourite block …  Metcalfe, … Continue reading

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Winter safety tips, canine edition

Des Ryan is a CRA board director and our safety and security lead. Photo of Beckett by neighbour Michael Rowe. Winter has arrived. I know: Thank you, Captain Obvious. If this winter is anything like previous winters, we will be … Continue reading

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Toronto City Council highlights Dec. 4, 5 and 13, 2018

Council Highlights is a summary of selected decisions that Toronto City Council has made at its business meetings. The City Clerk’s full, official documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Governance under 26-member Council Council adopted an interim committee structure that includes … Continue reading

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