THE CRA WELCOMES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
Following the commitment made by the CRA board at the AGM in June, we have identified three residents to join our expanded board.
We are therefore delighted to welcome the following individuals to the CRA Board of Directors:
Caroline Murphy: Cabbagetowner since 1998, Lives on Winchester Street , works in Financial Services.
Sarah-Jane Greenway: Cabbagetowner since2010, lives on Rolston Avenue, Associate Dean at Humber College.
Matt Boire: Cabbagetowner since 2021, lives on Salisbury Avenue, works at Scotiabank.
THE CABBAGETOWN PUMPKIN WALK IS BACK!
So our beloved Pumpkin Walk will once again be happening on November 1 in Riverdale Park West, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bring your Pumpkins and, of course, feel free to dress up appropriately for the occasion.
We’ll also be hosting a food drive, so please bring some non-perishable foods to donate as well.
All the Pumpkins will be recycled by the City of Toronto.
LAST CALL FOR SCOOP THE POOP SIGNS
Following a few complaints about an uptick in “un-scooped poop” on the sidewalks of Cabbagetown we created some free lawn signs to provide a gentle reminder to dog owners that perhaps forget to stoop and scoop their lovable pooches poop.
If you’d like one to display in your front garden please email us at email@example.com, indicating your preference for design A or B.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE PASSPORTS
This week marks the launch of the (to some, controversial) Vaccine Passports. We think that they’re a great idea, to keep both clients and staff members safe. In fact we’re seeing many retail establishments, beyond those outlined by the Province, adopting them as a right of entry and we applaud this move.
If you are wondering how to download your vaccine passport so that you can still continue to access bars, restaurants, gyms and? Becky Robertson at BlogTO explains everything for you.
NEWS FROM DIXON HALL
2021 IMPACT REPORT
As we present this year’s Impact Report, we cannot ignore the factors that made it so different than years prior. The pandemic marked new challenges of distance, separation and scarcity for the agency and our community. However, with all the hurdles we faced – individually and collectively – we have also witnessed, and been part of, a strident coming together of more agency partners, funding supports, donors and community engagement than we thought possible.
This year’s report celebrates the growth and accomplishments our departments, clients, partners and community achieved. You’ll read about new programs and partnerships brought together by the pandemic; personal stories from a number of our clients; our increased reach and impact in the community, including three new shelter sites; and our continued efforts to respond to the needs of our community in a time of emergency.
The event will be hosted outside with a BBQ (weather permitting) and will run from 11am-2pm at our 188 Carlton St. office. We ask those interested in attending to please pre-register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and to bring their resume on the day of the event.
It’s a great opportunity to:
- Explore current employment positions and future opportunities
- Interview on-site for current openings
- Grow your network
- Make connections
- And more!
CITY NEWS UPDATES
HOW TO CelebrateTO THIS FALL
The City of Toronto department of Economic Development & Culture has provided a round up of City-produced festivals and events for everyone featuring arts, culture, food, heritage, music and more! This September, rediscover your city through ShowLoveTO, a City-led initiative to support economic and cultural recovery by using creativity to inspire engagement. Connect with neighbours, support local artists and businesses and explore the city’s many neighbourhoods.
REGISTRATION FOR FALL RECREATION PROGRAMMING OPENS SOON
The City has announced that registration for City of Toronto fall recreation programs opens on September 25 and 28. This fall marks the return of regular recreation programming for the City of Toronto, where COVID-19 has impacted programming since March 2020. The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests.
Registration for fall recreation programs and December holiday programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates:
• Saturday, September 25 – Etobicoke York and Scarborough
• Tuesday, September 28 – North York and Toronto and East York
DineTOgether KICKS OFF AT OVER 270 LOCATIONS
DineTOgether, part of the City of Toronto’s ShowLoveTO initiative, kicks off to support local restaurants and celebrate Toronto’s diverse culinary scene.
DineTOgether will run for two weeks starting today Friday, September 17 to Sunday, October 3 and will showcase the breadth and diversity of Toronto’s restaurants. Over the next two weeks residents are encouraged to patronize local eateries by ordering a feature menu available through takeout, delivery, patio dining and/or indoor dining as part of DineTOgether.
FREE PUBLIC ART IN YORKVILLE THIS WEEKEND
Toronto’s Yorkville community will welcome people to explore the neighbourhood and enjoy free outdoor public art animations from Thursday, September 23 to early morning on Monday, September 27.
A temporary vehicle closure of Yorkville Avenue, between Bellair Street and Hazelton Avenue, will be in place Thursday to Sunday, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly, and on Sunday at noon until Monday at 2 a.m. for pedestrians. A free mural activation will be available for all starting Friday through the weekend.