Category Archives: Issues

City of Toronto’s long-term financial plan

As residents of the City of Toronto, the financial health of the City is obviously a topic of interest to us. The City is seeking input from residents through public consultation. You can visit the website created for this discussion … Continue reading

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Your input requested on short-term rentals in Toronto

In September 2016, we sought Cabbagetowners’ views on the issue of short-term rentals in the neighbourhood and we received a wide range of responses. The City of Toronto is now seeking the public’s input to help shape regulations on short-term … Continue reading

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2017 yard waste pickup begins March 22

Spring must be around the corner! Yard waste pickup begins this week. To learn more about what can be put out and how it should be stored, visit the City of Toronto’s Yard Waste page (toronto.ca)

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Coyote sightings in Riverdale Park and around Riverdale Farm

We have received multiple reports from residents about a coyote that has been seen in the lower part of Riverdale Park West and around Riverdale Farm. Although not unusual to see coyotes in the area due to the proximity of … 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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Cabbagetown in the news: Gerrard Street Beer Store redevelopment

UrbanToronto.ca has a post about the March 8 community consultation meeting held to…well…consult…with the community about the proposed Gerrard Street Beer Store redevelopment plans. ‘Mountanious’ 227 Gerrard East Met With Backlash By Residents (urbantoronto.ca) Doug Fisher also wrote about the … Continue reading

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Winchester Park Residents’ Association – new website and winter 2017 newsletter

Our friends at the Winchester Park Residents’ Association (WPRA) have launched their own website which we learned about via their winter 2017 newsletter. The WPRA is a very active and dedicated group and their newsletter always contains lots of interesting … Continue reading

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TOcore – Take the survey to add your voice to downtown planning

The City of Toronto’s Planning Department is seeking residents’ input on our growing downtown. Information about “TOcore” is available at: toronto.ca/tocore. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete if you decide to answer all of the sections (you can … Continue reading

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Crime alert: Shed fire on February 28 behind LCBO

The Aberdeen Avenue Residents’ Group (AARG) (facebook.com) have informed us of another fire that police believe was intentionally set. There was another shed fire tonight (February 28) around 6:45 p.m. at the TCHC property behind the Parliament St LCBO. Apparently … Continue reading

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LEAF tree planting program and native shrub bundles

We have heard from our community that the tree canopy and green initiatives are important. One of the organizations in the city doing great work in this area is LEAF (yourleaf.org). Here is some information they asked us to pass … Continue reading

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