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Throwback Thursday: the DIY version

Your Cabbagetowner for many years has known what a treasure-trove of historic photos are preserved through the City of Toronto Archives. And now, you can peruse photos block-by-block around the city, from 1850 to today, using an online tool called … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: of narrow houses and political beginnings

A return to The Seven News, 40 years ago, as perused by volunteer Eric Morse. The Feb. 25 1978 issue of Seven News is full of tidbits for us modern types. Currently, we are concerned at the rise of the … Continue reading

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Gerrard and Parliament intersection to be closed 3 weeks starting mid-May

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission will replace the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East. The expected start date of the work is: May 14, 2018, and the expected end date … Continue reading

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Two overnight break-ins along Wellesley Street East

Two neighbours report break-ins through the back entrances to their residences in the early hours of Monday, March 5 in the same area of Wellesley Street East Around 2 a.m. an intruder kicked the back door of one home and … Continue reading

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City releases Riverdale Park sign survey results

The city of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department has released the results of their fall survey about pilot signage in both Riverdale Parks and the lower Don Valley Trail. Nearly 200 individuals or groups completed the survey, which asked … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Darrigo’s Groceries, 1947

The Toronto Archives – @Torontoarchives on Twitter –  is a treasure trove of images and stories of Toronto past.  Recently, the Archives published a series of photos of downtown businesses from the past century and included this image of Darrigo’s Groceries, which … Continue reading

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Passionate about Cabbagetown? Consider serving on the CRA board

Do you like Cabbagetown? Would you like to volunteer some of your time and skills as a board director? We need people who have a passion for the neighbourhood and who wish to contribute to their community.   The Cabbagetown … Continue reading

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Think Spring! Calling for sponsors and volunteers for the 47th annual Forsythia Festival

The CRA’s main community activity each year is the annual Forsythia Festival, set this year for Sunday, May 6, from 10 am. to 3 p.m. This is a free event made possible by the hard work of hundreds of volunteers, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Back to February 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his exploration of the archives of Seven News, a community newspaper covering Cabbagetown in the late 1970s and early 1980s when this area was in the city’s Ward 7. No, it wasn’t the day Mel Lastman … Continue reading

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Two men arrested, charged with 14 counts related to auto vandalism

Toronto Police have announced that two men were arrested around 4 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 near Sackville Street. by undercover police officers. Police issued a news release about the arrests just before noon on Monday, Feb. 19, with the … Continue reading

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