Author Archives: The Cabbagetowner

City of Toronto’s long-term financial plan

As residents of the City of Toronto, the financial health of the City is obviously a topic of interest to us. The City is seeking input from residents through public consultation. You can visit the website created for this discussion … Continue reading

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Your input requested on short-term rentals in Toronto

In September 2016, we sought Cabbagetowners’ views on the issue of short-term rentals in the neighbourhood and we received a wide range of responses. The City of Toronto is now seeking the public’s input to help shape regulations on short-term … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown in the news: Cabbagetown couple’s living room highlights colourful clock collection

A nice feature on some Cabbagetown residents and their unique clock collection. Local stores Eclectisaurus and Spruce are mentioned also. Cabbagetown couple’s living room highlights colourful clock collection – The Globe and Mail (theglobeandmail.com)

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Streetscapes in Bloom 2017 – nominations accepted until May 27

The good people at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association are accepting nominations until May 27 2017 for this year’s Streetscapes in Bloom competition. This friendly competition has been going on since 1996 and recognizes residents who put a lot of work … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Bunny Hop and colouring contest – April 8 2017

Our friends at the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (BIA) are holding a Bunny Hop on April 8 and a colouring contest. Pick up and drop off your colouring sheets at the businesses and offices noted in the poster. Good luck! … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Cabbagetown throws a party the day before Prohibition – March 21 1916

101 years ago, the prohibition against the legal consumption of alcohol came to Ontario and our Cabbagetown ancestors celebrated (ahem…the day before) by taking advantage of a sale at Haffey’s Liquor Store at Dundas and Berkeley Streets. Here is a … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown in the news: Abandoned trailer adds trashy touch to Riverdale Park: The Fixer

It’s not often that the words “trailer” and “trashy” are used in the same breath as “Cabbagetown”, but here we have it. The Toronto Star’s Jack Lakey (aka “The Fixer“) has written about the vandalized trailer that has been located … Continue reading

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2017 yard waste pickup begins March 22

Spring must be around the corner! Yard waste pickup begins this week. To learn more about what can be put out and how it should be stored, visit the City of Toronto’s Yard Waste page (toronto.ca)

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Nominations for the 2017 Peggy Kurtin Award Program accepted now until April 15, 2017

Our friends at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Peggy Kurtin Award. This award celebrates great work in restoration and streetscape improvements and is named after Peggy Kurtin (1932-2009), a former CPA president who, … Continue reading

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Crime alert: Vehicle break-in and theft on Parliament Street (photos available)

After the report of two vehicle break-ins on Yen Lane and Salisbury Avenue, we have a report of an incident that took place on March 17, 2017 at 5:40 p.m. on Parliament Street just south of Prospect Street. A witness … Continue reading

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