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Holiday lights contest will kick off December 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: time for the 3rd Annual Cabbagetown Holiday Lights contest!    In what has become a popular annual tradition, it’s time to show off Cabbagetown’s houses in all of their illuminated glory. Whether the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: November 1977

Volunteer Eric Morse resumes his treasure-hunting through the 7 News, published in the former Ward 7, Toronto, that included Cabbagetown. Let’s travel back to Nov. 5, 1977. Much of the social infrastructure of downtown Toronto was getting its start in … Continue reading

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Police seeking information on Sherbourne Street stabbing Oct. 31

Toronto police have reported that a man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed at Sherbourne and Shuter streets at 5:27 a.m. Oct. 31. A Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson said the victim, about 35 years old, “suffered stab wounds and was … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Legend of Stinky’s Park

Keith Lawrance contributes this week’s Throwback Thursday. This story is about an area slightly outside of our boundaries but the story is entertaining enough that we thought you might enjoy it. As you probably know, Regent Park was the original … Continue reading

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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 ( 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 (, 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. First customer!!! Thanks for checking us out, enjoy! 🙌🏼😋🎉 #fancyfranks #Cabbagetown … Continue reading

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