City/Local News Round-Up ~ Dec 12-18

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE CRA 

The Board of Directors at the CRA would like to wish everyone in Cabbagetown a very happy holiday season.

Please: Stay Safe. Mask up. Keep Distancing. 

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HOLIDAY LIGHTS COMPETITION – VOTING IS OPEN! 

We already have over a dozen great entries with more to come and votes are coming in thick and fast – with over 400 cast to date. Let us know which is your favourite, if you haven’t already. Voting closes on Saturday December 26.    

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SOLSTICE TREE AT WINCHESTER

On December 3, children from the Grade 1and 2 class at Winchester School had a special celebration for what to the uninitiated would seem to be just a ragged old Cedar tree.

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DIXON HALL ROOMING HOUSE PROJECT UPDATE

Dixon Hall has provided an update on the project to revitalize the rooming houses at 502-508 Parliament Street.

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CABBAGETOWN RESIDENTS OPT FOR PRIVATE SECURITY

A group of residents in Cabbagetown have resorted to hiring their own private security guard to patrol their neighbourhood amid concerns about a string of break-ins and thefts, reports Chris Fox at CP24.

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A CALL TO ALL CABBAGETOWN BIRD FEEDER OWNERS

Michael White has asked anyone in the Parliament, Wellesley, Sumach, Pine Avenue streets block who have Bird Feeders to call him at 416 926 9553 or email michael.white@sympatico.ca for the Sunday December 20, TFN/CBC Bird feeder walkabout of homes, streets and alleys to get counts and species for 2020 Toronto Field Naturalists Christmas Bird Count (TFN,CBC).

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TORONTO JOINS IN WORLD-WIDE BELL RINGING

The event, which is spreading around the world, will have people come out on their doorsteps (or balconies) and ring a bell at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, reports Karen Longwell at BlogTO.

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FORD MULLING 3 WEEK LOCKDOWN FROM 12/26

Premier Doug Ford’s government is considering a lockdown across southern Ontario from Boxing Day until Jan. 11, as COVID-19 cases in the province reach record highs, CBC News has learned, reports CBC News.

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CANADA LOCKS IN 1000’S MORE VACCINE DOSES

Canada will be receiving up to 200,000 more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine next week and potentially up to 168,000 Moderna vaccine doses by the end of December. This means thousands more Canadians will be vaccinated before the end of the year, reports Rachel Aiello at CTV News. 

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REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE RIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The City of Toronto is encouraging residents to be mindful of the amount of waste they generate over the holiday season and to look for opportunities to reduce and reuse.

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TRIDEL WINS BID FOR REGENT PARK PHASES 4-5 

TCHC has approved the selection of Tridel Builders Inc. as the partner for the remaining two development phases at Regent Park.

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ENJOY A CLASSIC CANADIAN WINTER VIRTUALLY

Ryan Flanagan at CTV News shares a quick guide to a few wintertime activities that can be done without having to leave your house.

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CRA WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE TAKES A HOLIDAY BREAK

This will be our last weekly news update for 2020. We hope you’ve found them useful and informative.  Please let us know if you’d like them to continue in 2021 – info@cabbagetowner.com

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