City/Local News Round-Up ~ Mar 28 to Apr 9

2021 MARKS THE  FORSYTHIA FESTIVAL’S 50th YEAR!

Since we can’t gather as a group this year to celebrate the arrival of Spring, we wanted to bring the Forsythia Festival to your doorstep!

To make this easy for you, we’ve created limited edition 50th Anniversary “Experience Bags” featuring specially commissioned art work that depicts the Forsythia Festival and the various events held at Wellesley Park.

Each bag includes: DYI dangling doughnut kit, DYI kite kit, tote bag DYI window craft, yellow chalk, 50th Anniversary window sticker, a giant yellow ribbon to hang on your door, four forsythia themed cake pops from Velvet Lane Cakes and two of the ever popular traditional parade twizzlers.

Also offered this year for purchase are limited edition yellow Forsythia Festival t-shirts. So no more excuses for not having anything yellow to wear to the Forsythia Festival!

Purchases of both can be made on the Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival Shopify store.

Forsythia king and queenApril has been declared Forsythia Festival Spirit Month! Keep an eye on the various CRA Social media platforms, as we will be running weekly contests and challenges.

Instagram: @torontocraboard

Facebook: @cabbagetowner

Real prizes will be handed out so get out there and help bring some much needed Spring Spirit to Cabbagetown!

Don’t forget to hashtag any photos you post with: #Thinkspring2021 #ForsythiaBig50

Let’s embrace this month as a neighbourhood and neighbours and make this the BEST (distanced) Forsythia Festival celebration we can.

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NEW  STAY AT HOME ORDER TRASHES CRA SPRING CLEAN-UP 

garbage bagFollowing this weeks announcement by Premier Ford, the CRA Spring Clean-up event will be postponed to another date.  While we were confident this event could be run safely with good observance of physical distancing there is no way we could, in good conscience, continue with it, in the face of these new restrictions.  The CRA thanks all those who planned to participate today and hope that we can share a rescheduled date with you in the near future. 

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INSURING OUR HERITAGE DESIGNATED HOMES

The CRA recently received an email from Wallace Immen, Chair of the Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District Advisory Committee (CHCD).

It reports that some homeowners are finding that home insurance is becoming an issue, as insurers seem to be worrying about the liability of a heritage designation. You can read more about it here.

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“A NEW BEGINNING” ARTWALK PRESENTED BY THE CABBAGETOWN BIA

A New Beginning is an art walk across Cabbagetown featuring the workcabbagetown graphic of a selection of local, notable artists. Centered around the themes of community, hope, and rejuvenation, these works are meant to inspire and bring our community together. This community art event, is brought to us by our local BIA and will run through to late Spring.

 

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SPRUCECOURT CO-OP SEEKS NEW PROPERTY MAINTENANCE WORKER

Spruce Court is a non-profit housing provider that owns and manages 77 apartments in ten low-rise buildings in Cabbagetown.  They are currently seeking to fill a permanent position of Maintenance Worker who must be on-call after business hours if there is a Maintenance emergency. They are seeking a self-motivated, responsible and tolerant individual who demonstrates a broad-based experiential skill set in building maintenance. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for learning and development given our unique historical buildings and building systems. Click here to view the full job description, required qualifications, and instructions on how to apply. No phone calls please!

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LIVE GREEN NEWS – APRIL 2021

Here’s the latest update from Live Green Toronto 

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CABBAGETOWN PHOTO CORNER

Don’t forget, if you have a photo to share, email it to us along with a caption and/or some background info. info@cabbagetowner.com 

This week, what else but a few snaps of Forsythia:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RULES FOR TORONTO UNDER THE NEW STAY AT HOME ORDER

Ontario’s new 28 day stay-at-home order started this week, with changed-up rules regarding what people in Toronto can and cannot do. Lauren O’Neil at BlogTO provides an overview of what’s what.

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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES EXPANDED ActiveTO PROGRAM

April 7 – Today, Toronto City Council approved the return of a more flexible and expanded ActiveTO program in 2021. Major Weekend Road Closures will return and include opportunities to expand or adapt locations and dates to support communities as well as planned construction. The cycling network will also be expanded through a new complete street pilot project along midtown Yonge Street.

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CHILDREN AND COVID VACCINES. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

While in the initial two waves of COVID-19 cases among children and adolescents were low, the recent surge of variants could change who contracts the virus in Canada, reports Christy Somos at CTV News.

 

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