Category Archives: Issues

Community caution: possible contractor scam reported in the neighbourhood

We have received reports of a possible scam in the neighbourhood, where some men offer to repair front walkways and do other outdoor maintenance work but after receiving partial or full payment, they leave the work unfinished or in disrepair. … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown South: Rise in house break-ins during the last week

We received this message from our friends at the Cabbagetown South Residents Association (cabbagetownsouth.ca). We have heard several reports of break ins in the neighbourhood in the last week. We remind area residents to be vigilant in keeping doors and … Continue reading

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City Council Highlights: April 26, 27 and 28, 2017

Council Highlights is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk’s formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Subjects include: Growth strategy for child care City’s tendering process … Continue reading

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Parliament Street to be resurfaced between Bloor and Wellesley – May 23 to early July

It’s summer and that means road works and construction! Parliament Street between Bloor and Wellesley will undergo resurfacing work from May 23 to early July, with lanes reduced to one in each direction. The full details are noted below in … Continue reading

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Community caution: Men following female residents (2 men in separate incidents)

(This post has been updated for clarity and to include additional information) Reporting instructions if you see either of the two men We have received reports of two men following or approaching female residents inappropriately in the neighbourhood during the … Continue reading

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Toronto Police Services – online poll on vehicle design

You might have read in the news that there was some controversy over a new design being used for police vehicles. The Police Chief put a hold on the new design to review options and there is now an online … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown in the news: Former Cabbagetown corner store rings up $1.36-million sale

The neighbourhood is in the news today with information on the sale of a home (a former corner store) at the corner of Sumach and Spruce Streets. Former Cabbagetown corner store rings up $1.36-million sale (theglobeandmail.com) In other real estate … Continue reading

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Pedestrian hit and pinned under vehicle at Sackville and Gerrard Street East

On Tuesday April 11 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Gerrard Street East between Sackville Street and Gifford Street. The man who appeared to be in his 60s was pinned underneath the vehicle, until … Continue reading

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Scam alert: door-to-door salespeople pretending to be from Enbridge

We have had multiple reports from the neighbourhood of people going door-to-door pretending to be from Enbridge, but they are not actual representatives. These people are well-dressed, present themselves very professionally and politely, but are persistent – returning even after … 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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