Category Archives: Did You Know…?

Did you know… you can call 311 if you find hazardous materials like needles?

Some things are not just meant to be left lying around, including hazardous materials including needles/syringes and other types of paraphernalia. Staff at our Ward 28 office and Toronto Public Health have advised us that we can contact 311 to … Continue reading

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Did you know…you can have a LEAF arborist visit your yard virtually?

Cabbagetowners have told us that the tree canopy in the neighbourhood is important, and that’s why we support worthwhile organizations such as Cabbagetown ReLEAF (cabbagetownreleaf.org) and LEAF (yourleaf.org). We noticed an article in The Bulletin (thebulletin.ca) describing a new program … Continue reading

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Did you know…T.O. INview is an interactive map showing planned infrastructure work?

We noticed this interesting mapping tool today while reading a City of Toronto press release. The City of Toronto’s T.O. INview (INview stands for “INfrastructure Viewer) shows where water, TTC, utlities and other major capital works are planned for each … Continue reading

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Did you know…the City’s Water Department will notify you before flushing watermains?

A resident alerted us that they were seeing discoloured (brown) water coming out of their taps on the morning of March 28 and at the same time, a City of Toronto worker had opened a fire hydrant across the street. … Continue reading

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Did you know…the City of Toronto has a “Good Neighbour Guide” for residential construction projects?

The City of Toronto has an interesting set of resources related to residential infill projects available online. Renovating your house? Living next to construction? Want to search the status of a building permit application? Learn more at: toronto.ca/infill

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Did you know… you can get texts from TDSB for reminders, notices and alerts specific to local schools?

If you would like to be notified via text message of important notices specific to a local school, you can subscribe by texting the school name (all one word without PS or CI) to 647-496-0956. Very handy! Over 100 parents/guardians … Continue reading

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Did you know… you can register to be notified via email of hydro outages at your home?

We noticed this handy new feature from Toronto Hydro. You can register to be notified by email if there is a power outage affecting your home, and also once the power is restored. This would be handy if you are … Continue reading

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Did you know…slightly more people live in Cabbagetown than did 5 years ago?

Statistics Canada began releasing data from the 2016 Census today and will be providing detail over the coming year. The population of Cabbagetown – Don Vale* increased by 40 people in the past 5 years from 4021 to 4061 people … Continue reading

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Did you know…the Cabbagetown HCD has an email newsletter?

Even in the heritage business, there is news! The Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District (HCD) produces an email newsletter which you can subscribe to. Subscribe on the HCD Home Page We often point residents to the HCD website to learn more … Continue reading

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Did you know…it’s not necessary to warm up your car before driving?

It seems that the traditional advice to warm up a gas-powered vehicle on a cold day changed once fuel-injection became more common than carburetors. The article below advises that warming a car by idling is not recommended and that “the … Continue reading

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