City/Local News for Week of May 9-15

THE SHOW DID GO ON!

We still celebrated the 49th Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival, despite the lock-down and need to social distance! Check out the photos and winners here.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for  Sunday, May 2, 2021 for the 50th Annual Forsythia Festival. It will be epic! #thinkspring2021

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LETTER TO RESIDENTS FROM BILL MORNEAU

The office of Bill Morneau sent this letter to us on May 14, asking us to share it with Cabbagetown residents.

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TORONTO TEE TIMES ARE GOING FAST!

The City of Toronto will open all five of its golf courses for the 2020 season starting Saturday, May 16. Some restrictions are in place.

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OFF LEASH DOG PARKS MAY RE-OPEN

The city is preparing for the reopening of off-leash dog areas in parks across Toronto, Mayor John Tory says.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED

On Tuesday May 12 the provincial legislature voted in favour of extending the declared state of emergency until Jun 2. It originally started on March 17.

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VANDAL(S) ACTIVE ON WINCHESTER

A local resident has reported that their convertible fabric roof was slashed sometime during the evening of May 11. A reward is offered for anyone with information that leads to a conviction. If you have anything to share, please email us at info@cabbagetowner.com.

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JARVIS ST. ON RAMP TO GARDINER TO CLOSE 

On Monday, May 18 at 12:01 a.m., the Gardiner Expressway eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street will be fully closed for replacement and will reopen once the project is completed in 2021.

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CNE CANCELLED

Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition is cancelled for only the second time in its history!

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HIGH PARK REOPENS

Toronto has reopened High Park after temporary closure during cherry blossom bloom.

Many Provincial Parks have also reopened though some park amenities remain closed.

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FARMERS MARKET VENUE SOUGHT

The Cabbagetown Farmers Market is seeking a temporary venue for a pick-up market model. Anyone with ideas is asked to contact them

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ActiveTO EXPANDS PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS SPACE IN C.TOWN

The City’s ActiveTO plan has expanded to include more areas in Ward 13 where Pedestrians and Cyclists can socially distance more easily.

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STEAK AND CHOPS REOPENS TO WALK-INS 

Max 3 customers at a time in store, from 10am to 5pm. You can still buy online for delivery or curbside pick-up.  

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AND IN BEER RELATED NEWS…

Do you drink Steamwhistle? If so, the brewery is asking you to return your empties to the Beer Store, as they are running out of their iconic green bottles to make more beer!

 

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