Author Archives: The Cabbagetowner

Crime alert: Knife-point robbery on Amelia St.

A resident wrote in to let us know of a knife-point robbery that occurred on June 15 at 11:45 p.m. The affected resident agreed to let the community know what occurred so we can be extra-vigilant and hopefully identify the … Continue reading

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Crime alert: 3 people robbed, 2 people stabbed overnight

There are reports that there was a series of incidents overnight that left two people stabbed and a man in his 30s being charged with 3 counts of robbery. The reports indicate that police were called to Winchester and Parliament … Continue reading

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Proposed changes from City of Toronto ML&S Dept. re: short-term rentals

The topic of Short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) is back in the news. The city’s municipal licensing and standards (ML&S) dept. has released their proposals today. Highlights of the proposals are: – Ban Torontonians from renting units unless it is … Continue reading

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Braking news: Bayview Extension speed limit reduced again

The Cabbagetowner noticed this weekend that the speed limit signs on the Bayview Extension between Pottery Road and River Street have been replaced to indicate a 50 km/h limit. The speed limit in this area was 70 km/h from the … Continue reading

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Bike Share June 2017 update

Toronto City Councillor Pam McConnell convened a meeting on June 7, 2017 at Riverdale Park West because the city parks department has raised concerns about snow clearing issues with the Bike Share station in its present location. In attendance were … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Parliament Street in 1981

We saw this great photo of Parliament Street from Sunday June 7, 1981. Toronto Archives posted the photo taken by Harvey Naylor. If you are wondering why the street looks unusually busy, the ban on retail activity due to the … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown in the news: Sprucecourt Co-op

We saw this interesting article in the Toronto Star about our very own Sprucecourt Co-op! East-end housing co-op worries about the community cost that comes with refinancing (

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Movie in the park – Wednesday July 19

Residents might recall that last year, the Cabbagetown BIA organized a FREE “Movie in the park” event that was a lot of fun. So much fun, that they are doing it again on Wednesday July 19, with a rain date … Continue reading

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Crime alert: Flower theft

We have had a resident report to us that on May 29 at around 9:30 a.m., a woman was observed digging out large numbers of various flowers including peonies, lilacs and irises from Winchester Street front gardens and placing them … Continue reading

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Peggy Kurtin 2017 Award Winners

Our friends at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) had their AGM on May 29 and another successful event it was! Gilles Huot and Virginia van Vliet described the “Builders of Canada” many of whom are buried in Cabbagetown’s two cemeteries. … Continue reading

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