Paloma Ellard and Matthew Scott were first-place winners in the 2018 Cabbagetown Holiday Lights Contest. They credit their top vote-getting to the fact their cute dog, Panda, was in the picture of their Hillcrest Street home overlooking Wellesley Park.
Best place in Cabbagetown for a bite to eat … House on Parliament: cozy in the winter, beautiful patios for the summer and the food is always delicious. Kan Pai (at the northeast corner of Parliament and Carlton) is really grea,t too.
Cabbagetown needs … an art gallery or a bowling alley! Actually an art gallery with a bowling alley seems like a winning idea…
Favourite block … our block, Hillcrest Park! We love living on the park and it was a great reason to get a dog.
Best public space … Broadcast Lane’s graffiti between Carlton and Winchester, west Parliament. Love public art in the neighbourhood.
Favourite store … Labour of Love. Regina is the best. Not only does she have great taste (which makes finding special gifts in her store easy) but she really values this community. We are lucky to have her.
Cabbagetown pet peeve… Nimbyism, dog poo and the fact the city doesn’t clear our lanes when it snows.
Cabbagetown’s best kept secret … the easy access to Brickworks through Wellesley Park.
Best reason to join the Cabbagetown Residents Association (CRA) … Support the Forsythia Festival! Our favourite weekend of the year.