Author Archives: The Cabbagetowner

Throwback Thursday: Bird’s eye view of Cabbagetown from 1876

This week’s look back in time is to our neighbourhood in 1876 as sketched by P.A. Gross (oldtorontomaps.blogspot.ca). In a remarkable feat of stamina over 3 years, Mr. Gross walked every street and laneway in Toronto while drawing 14,000 private … Continue reading

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Did you know… you can call 311 if you find hazardous materials like needles?

Some things are not just meant to be left lying around, including hazardous materials including needles/syringes and other types of paraphernalia. Staff at our Ward 28 office and Toronto Public Health have advised us that we can contact 311 to … Continue reading

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Parks & Trails wayfinding sign design – online survey

You might have noticed the new wayfinding signs in Riverdale Park West and in the lower Don Valley along the trails. This is part of a pilot project and the city would like your opinions on the designs they have … Continue reading

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Crime alert: Local thefts – photos available of person of interest

The man pictured below is a person of interest related to some local thefts. If you see him, please contact Toronto Police at 416-808-2222. Friday September 15 at Stout Irish Pub (facebook.com), this person was captured on video attempting to … Continue reading

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Vacancy for Office of Councillor in Ward 28 to be filled by appointment

Since Pam McConnell’s death in July of this year, there has been a vacancy for the position of Councillor. City Council voted on October 4 to fill the role by appointment instead of holding an election. If you are interested … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fancy Franks

Welcome to a new business in the neighbourhood – Fancy Franks! They opened Wednesday October 4 at 484 Parliament St. and they are packing them in already. fancyfranks.com First customer!!! Thanks for checking us out, enjoy! 🙌🏼😋🎉 #fancyfranks #Cabbagetown pic.twitter.com/D3bHg07o6S … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The corner stores of Cabbagetown

This week’s look back in time is of a few of the corner stores that used to dot our local streets. The Toronto Archives (toronto.ca) have a number of photographs of the neighbourhood taken in 1972 and we found a … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown according to … Dale Spence and Greg Garbacki

This week we have Greg and Dale, two of our wonderful neighbours and Forsythia Festival volunteers, giving their $0.02 on the neighbourhood. Best place in Cabbagetown for a bite to eat … I love so many places to eat but … Continue reading

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Welcome to Freshed Right Salad and Juice Bar

In an interesting pivot, new local barber shop Razed Right has become Freshed Right Salad and Juice Bar at 298 Gerrard St. E. (just east of Parliament St.). Welcome to the neighbourhood! freshedright.com

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In Memoriam: Nancy White

Sadly, long-time Cabbagetowner Nancy White has died. We learned of her passing in Doug Fisher’s blog where he wrote the following: Nancy White died recently from the lingering effects of a stroke she suffered several years ago. She loved Cabbagetown … Continue reading

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