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CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities. residents heading outside this weekend are reminded of the importance of washing/sanitizing their hands often, staying within their social circle of no more than 10 people, avoiding crowds, practicing physical distancing, and wearing a face covering where this is difficult. 

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OUTDOOR POOLS STAYING OPEN LATE

Temperatures in the city are soaring and will continue to hover around 35 C for the next few days, so city swimming pools hours are being extended.

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TORONTO PARKING ENFORCEMENT RESUMES

Parking enforcement will return to normal in the next several weeks as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

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METROLINX INSTALLS PLASTIC BARRIERS

Next time you’re taking the GO train, things may look a little different. 

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WALL MURALS TO CELEBRATE FRONTLINE WORKERS

Mayor Tory announces that a new series of wall murals painted by local street, mural and graffiti artists will celebrate Toronto’s frontline workers, first responders and volunteers as part of the StART Frontline Heroes Art Project.

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CITY MAKES MASKS MANDATORY INDOORS

Toronto city council has voted to make non-medical masks and face coverings mandatory in indoor public spaces to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Here are all the places you’ll be required to wear a face mask or covering in Toronto.

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POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR STABBING SUSPECT

The suspect in the stabbing incident at Wellesley and Ontario Streets is still at large. Sadly the victim died in the attack.

Update: June 30 – suspect arrested and charged.

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MASK REMINDER FROM THE TTC

Don’t forget that masks are mandatory on all TTC vehicles from July 2. Read about staying safe on public transit

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BIKE THIEVES ARE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

A resident advised us that his locked bike has been stolen from his back yard. Other similar thefts have been mentioned on ‘Life In Cabbagetown’. Remember, keep bikes out of sight and be prepared to invest in locks that reflect the value of your bike. Better still, keep them indoors.

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A PARK AT THE END OF PARLIAMENT STREET?

Some local residents have started a petition to get the Google Sidewalks space re-zoned as public parkland. If you like this idea,
you can support the petition here.
 

 

ALL POOLS AND SPLASH-PADS OPEN BY SAT 27 JUNE

The City began opening its outdoor aquatic amenities this week, beginning with splash pads on Wednesday. All 140 splash pad locations across Toronto will be open by tomorrow.  capacity at outdoor pools will be reduced to 25 per cent.

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CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities. residents heading outside this weekend are reminded of the importance of washing/sanitizing their hands often, staying within their social circle of no more than 10 people, avoiding crowds, practicing physical distancing, and wearing a face covering where this is difficult 

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TORONTO ENTERS PHASE 2 REOPENING 

The City of Toronto enters Stage 2 reopening Wednesday June 25. This means the safe restart of some services and businesses including restaurants and bars with patios, personal care services, shopping malls and select recreational spaces such as splash pads and pools.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED TO JULY 15

A PC motion tabled last Wednesday to extend Ontario’s ongoing state of emergency until at least July 15 has passed in the legislature. 

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MORE ActiveTO CYCLING CONNECTIONS ADDED 

Two major downtown ActiveTO cycling network connections, on parts of University Avenue/Queen’s Park Crescent and Bloor Street, will be installed before the weekend.

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TORONTO ISLAND FERRY SERVICES TO RESUME

The City will resume its public ferry service to Toronto Island Park on June 27. The ferries will operate at 50 per cent maximum capacity, with a number of COVID-19 guidelines and procedures in place to protect passengers and staff. 

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REGISTRATIONS FOR CampTO OPEN UP WEDNESDAY

The City is offering summer camps across Toronto beginning July 13 as part of its CampTO initiative.  

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HOW COVID HAS IMPACTED THE ECONOMY 

A neat set of charts and data from CBC about how COVID19 has changed Canada’s economy for the worse – but also for the better.

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LIST OF SHOPPING MALLS REOPENING 

Selected shopping malls in Toronto are reopening on June 24 as the city enters Stage 2 of Ontario’s regional approach to reopening the province.

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CITY SEEKS RESIDENT INPUT ON RECOVERY/ REBUILD 

An online survey, as well as tips and tools for hosting your own discussion is now available at www.Toronto.ca/RecoveryRebuild. The survey is open until June 30, 2020.

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LIFEGUARDS RETURN TO T.O. BEACHES 

 Lifeguards will now supervise swim areas from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily to make it easier for Torontonians to cool down outdoors.

CANADA DAY GOES VIRTUAL IN TO (Jun 19)

The City will help Torontonians mark Canada’s 153rd birthday virtually on Wednesday, July 1 through a livestream show, Canada Day 2020. 

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W/E UPDATE ON AMENITIES AND ActiveTO (Jun 19)

Here’s a quick a guide to which City services and amenities are open and which remain closed this weekend.

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THREE SCENARIOS FOR SCHOOL REOPENING (Jun 19)

The Ford government is planning three scenarios for a return to school in September: regular in-class learning, at home learning or a combination of both.

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TORONTO REMAINS IN STAGE 1 (Jun 19) 

York, Durham and Niagara are among the areas allowed to move to stage 2, Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex will remain in stage one until at least next Friday

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TPH EXCEEDS PROVINCIAL TARGETS (Jun 19)

 Each day this week Toronto Public Health has exceeded the provincial target of reaching 90% of cases within 24 hours. A significant accomplishment attributed to the dedicated staff assigned to the response efforts. 

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MASKS MANDATORY ON TTC FROM 7/2 (Jun 18)

the TTC Board has voted in favour of making face coverings or cloth masks mandatory for TTC customers starting July 2, 2020.

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ActiveTO ROAD CLOSURES PROVING POPULAR (Jun 17)

Data shows ActiveTO major road closures are helping people be physically active. This w/e you can walk or cycle on Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue. 

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EMERGENCY ORDERS EXTENDED TO MONTH END (Jun 17)

The Ontario government says it is extending all current emergency orders until June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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SEEMS IT’S NOT JUST IN CABBAGETOWN (Jun 16)

A new cannabis store is being proposed for Kensington Market, and some local residents are fighting against what they see as dispensary overload in the neighbourhood.

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WANT A FREE PRESTO CARD? (Jun 16)

In an effort to get more people back on public transit, the TTC will be giving out free Presto cards this summer and fall.

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LIKE THAI? THIS ONE LOOKS INTERESTING (Jun 15)

Thai restaurants seem to proliferate in CTown faster than pot shops. But this new one looks interesting – and authentic – Pork Jowl Curry, Beef Tongue Gra Pao…! It also featured in BlogTO yesterday.

CITY WEEKEND UPDATE – AMENITIES AND ActiveTO (Jun 12)

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities for residents to enjoy this weekend. Find out all the details here.

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CITY WORKING TO REOPEN FARMERS MARKETS (Jun 12)

The City is working with market organizers to safely reopen farmers’ markets usually located on 22 City sites. St. Lawrence Market outdoor market opens Saturday.

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CITY WORKING TO REOPEN CHILDCARE CENTRES (Jun 12)

The City is beginning a phased approach to reopening City-run licensed child care centres starting Monday, June 29 with the enhanced health and safety measures to keep children, their families and child care centre workers safe.

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NOW YOU CAN BUILD A SOCIAL BUBBLE! (Jun 12)

As new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in Ontario, the Ford government is allowing people anywhere in the province to build “social circles” of up to 10 people that can include family and friends.

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TORONTO IS GROWING FAST (Jun 11)

Toronto is the fastest growing city in North America, in terms of population growth, according to research from the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development at Ryerson University.

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CALLS TO RENAME DUNDAS STREET (Jun 11)

A petition has been started to get the City to consider changing the name of Dundas Street, named after Henry Dundas, a powerful politician known for obstructing the abolition of slavery in Great Britain.

(Thanks to our colleagues at the CSRA for this story)

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ActiveTO UP TO 65KM OF QUIET STREETS (Jun 10)

The City has now delivered 65 kilometres of Quiet Streets along 32 neighbourhood routes across Toronto, through its ActiveTO program.

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CITY LAUNCHES SwimTO (Jun 10)

Mayor John Tory announces SwimTO – a quick-start program to expedite the opening of the City’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads. City staff are preparing now so that outdoor aquatic amenities can be opened when Toronto enters Stage 2.

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CITY TO OFFER CampTO PROGRAMS (Jun 10)

The City will begin to offer summer camps across the city starting on July 13 as part of its CampTO initiative, following the Province of Ontario announcement that summer day camps can operate during the Province’s Stage 2 reopening.

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CALLS TO DEFUND/REBALANCE TPS BUDGET (Jun 9)  

Councillor Josh Matlow, with support from Ward 13 Councillor  Kristyn Wong-Tam, wants to defund the city’s police force by 10 per cent and redirect the savings towards community investments.

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CPA PLANT SHARING DAY (Jun 9)

June 14th, 10:00am – 5:00pm is CPA Plant Sharing Day. Do you have plants to share after splitting? Would you like a new plant?

Get all the details on this way to celebrate Spring while socially distancing

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CABBAGETOWN FARMERS MARKET NEWS (Jun 9)

The Farmers Market has confirmed that its first pick-up market will be taking place on Tuesday June 16th on the patio of House on Parliament. Here are all the details and the link to their online store.

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BIKE SHARE TORONTO EXPANDS COVERAGE (Jun 9)

Bike Share Toronto announces program expansion which will bring Bike Sharing to 20 of Toronto’s 25 Wards. 

Expansion adds 1,850 new bicycles, 160 stations and 3,615 docking points to the network, bringing system totals to 6,850 bikes, 625 stations, 12,000 docking points.

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SOME REGIONS MOVING TO STAGE 2 RE-OPENING ((Jun 8)

Lot of businesses, including restaurants, hair salons and malls, will be allowed to reopen as of Friday in some parts of Ontario, except the Toronto-area and a few other regions, as the province enters Stage 2 of its restart phase through a regional approach.

Full list of business that can re-open in Phase 2 

 

WEEKEND UPDATE ON SERVICES/AMENITIES/ActiveTO ( Jun 5)

The City has kindly provided a comprehensive guide on which services and amenities are open and which remain closed this weekend.

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QUIET STREETS FOR WARD 13 (Jun 5)

Quiet Streets is designed to provide shared space within communities through the installation of signage and temporary barricades to limit traffic to local vehicle access only.

The Quiet Streets team has installed routes in both St. Jamestown and Regent Park. These routes include:

  • Earl St from Sherbourne St to Bleecker St
  • Bleecker St from Howard St to Wellesley St E
  • Wellesley St E from Parliament St going east to Wellesley Park
  • Spruce St from Sackville St to River St
  • Sackville St from Wellesley St E to Queen St E
  • Sumach St from Wellesley St E to Gerrard St E

(Thanks to Councillor Wong Tam for this update)

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RESTAURANTS/PERSONAL SVCS. ADVISED TO PREP. FOR SAFE REOPENING (Jun 5)

City provides guidance to safely reopen restaurants for indoor and outdoor dining, and personal service settings for personal care services once provincial orders are lifted for these sectors of the economy.

The city has close to 8,000 restaurants and 3,500 personal service providers (including hair salons and barbers, tattoo parlours, nail salons and aesthetic services) 

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MORE, BIGGER PATIOS THIS SUMMER (Jun 4)

The City will allow restaurants and bars to expand their patios — increasing the number of tables outside — once establishments are given the green light to open for more than takeout and delivery.

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APPRECIATING SPRUCECOURT TEACHERS (Jun 3)

Do your kids go to Sprucecourt? Find out how you can give thanks to your kids teachers – or indeed any of the other great folk that work at Sprucecourt Public School.

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CANNABIS OUTLET AT 307 WELLESLEY STREET EAST (Jun 3)

A lot of Cabbagetown residents have expressed concerns about the proposed location of a Cannabis store at 307 Wellesley Street East.

Councillor Wong Tam has sent this letter to the AGCO, following requests to put her support behind residents objections. 

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STREET FOOD VENDORS TO RESUME OPERATIONS (Jan 3)

City announces that street food vendors, food trucks and ice cream trucks can resume operations just in time for this year’s summer vending season. 

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ROAD CLOSURES FOR ActiveTO THIS WEEKEND (Jun 3)

the City will close some major roads this weekend, making roadway available for walking, running and biking, as part of ActiveTO. The two closures close to Cabbagetown are: 

  • River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue
  • Bayview Avenue from Mill Street to Rosedale Valley Road

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STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED THRU JUNE 30 (Jun 3)

The Ontario government will extend all emergency orders by another 28 days, following vote in legislature.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR (VIRTUAL) CRA AGM  (Jun 2)

In the face of the continuing state of emergency, the CRA has decided to hold its AGM on-line on June 11 at 7pm. More details to be shared in due course. 

MORE CITY SERVICES AND AMENITIES OPENED (May 29)

Here’s a guide to which City services and amenities are open and which remain closed this weekend.

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TORONTO CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS (May 29)

City Council met virtually on May 28 for the first time. Here are all the highlights of the meeting.

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CITY LOOKING TO EXTEND WORK FROM HOME (May 29)

Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto, a number of other major downtown employers plus Toronto’s post-secondary institutions, will continue to support employees working from home until September at the earliest. 

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ActiveTO WILL EXPAND BIKE NETWORK (May 28) 

City Council Approves the installation of approximately 25 kilometres of new bikeways, for a total of approximately 40 kilometres of on-street cycling lanes approved for accelerated installation in 2020, as part of the ActiveTO program.

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EMERGENCY ORDERS EXTENDED (May 27)

Ontario has extended emergency orders until June 9.

These include the closure of outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, public swimming pools and outdoor water facilities, as well as bars and restaurants (except for takeout and delivery). Restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people also stay in place.

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COVID19 PRIMARILY A TORONTO AREA PROBLEM (May 27)

More than 76% of new infections are in the GTA, CBC News analysis finds.

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ARE YOUR BOXWOODS SICKLY? (May 23)

There’s an outbreak of Boxwood Leaf Miner in our neighbourhood and it’s a serious and very infectious pest. We received this email from a local resident about the problem.

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CHARITY MASK DRIVE (May 23)

Our colleagues at Cabbagetown South Residents Assoc. are doing a fundraiser and have some great masks for sale. All proceeds are going to local charities: CYC, Central Neighbourhod House and Young St Mission.

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CANNABIS STORES IN CABBAGETOWN (May 22)

There are lots of people that seem to want to open Cannabis stores in Cabbagetown. There are four applications to date, plus at least one more in progress. 

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ARE SQUIRRELS DRIVING YOU NUTS? (May 2020)

Is it just me, or are there way more squirrels in our gardens than ever before? One thing that will help is limiting their access to food – please don’t feed them! Check out this neat video that shows just how cunningly they can access your bird food!  

LIBRARIES START CURBSIDE DROP-OFF/PICK-UP (May 22)

Toronto Public Library today announced details about its curbside drop-off and pick-up service. Starting Monday, May 25, select library drop boxes will be open to accept library returns. By Monday, June 1, drop boxes at all remaining accessible branches will be opened up.

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NON STANDARD SYMPTOMS NOW BEING TESTED (May 21)

Officials are now urging people to go to COVID-19 assessment centres for testing, even if they have mild symptoms of the disease — from loss of taste or smell to pink eye.

This week my doctor sent me for a test at the assessment centre at Shuter and Bond, which was very quiet. I was mildly concerned about the long swab up the nose but it’s really nothing to worry about. Results posted online in <48 hours. (Yes, negative. Phew!)

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CITY ENCOURAGES ALL TO USE FACE MASKS (May 20)

City of Toronto strongly recommends face coverings or non-medical masks be worn when physical distancing cannot be easily maintained – e.g. on Parliament Street or in popular retail outlets like the LCBO and No Frills.

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TORONTO PARK AMENITIES REOPENING (May 20)

Mayor John Tory announced the City of Toronto will open more than 850 park amenities this week. Get all the details here.

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THE TOXIC TAXI IS BACK (May 20)

The Toxic Taxi service for pickup of Household Hazardous Waste has resumed. Max. 50 litres/kilograms and min of 10 litres/kilograms per pickup. Pickup must be prearranged by calling 311.
Learn about what is accepted and how to set it out.

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OFF LEASH DOG PARKS ARE OPEN! (May 19)

The City has opened its more than 70 dog off-leash areas. While visiting a park, people must continue to practice physical distancing. 

From the CBC (May 20) The Dog Park is Open Again Should You Use it?

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NEW, FREE DAILY CAMP PROGRAMMING (May 19)

Backyard Camp is a new, free service delivering daily activities and customizable programs by email aimed at keeping kids active and engaged all summer long.

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TRANSFER STATIONS REOPENING (May 19)

As part of the City’s phased resumption of services, Drop-off Depots (Transfer Stations) are now partially reopening to the public.

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PHASE 1 REOPENING – WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT (May 19)

There’s a bunch of new things you can do outside the home starting May 19. Here’s a list of what you can do (and what you can’t do!) 

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MORE BEER NEWS! (May 18)

The Beer Store on Parliament Street is re-opening on May 19! We understand that they will not be accepting empties immediately, these can still be returned to the River Street location.   

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CITY SUPPORTS TAKE-OUT/DELIVERY (May 17)

The City is encouraging all restaurants/grocers/ butchers/bakers to sign up for Ritual ONE – an easy way to accept digital orders from their own website and social media accounts. Businesses that sign up by June 1 receive the service free for life and pay no commission or subscription fees.

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CITY SUMMER CAMPS CANCELLED (May 17)

The City of Toronto has cancelled all city run summer camps due to COVID19. The advise that they are looking at what alternatives they can come up with.   

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PARKED CAR (May 16)

While you may be saving money on gas, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is looked after and doesn’t require costly repairs from sitting for long periods of time.

 

 

THE SHOW DID GO ON!

We still celebrated the 49th Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival, despite the lock-down and need to social distance! Check out the photos and winners here.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for  Sunday, May 2, 2021 for the 50th Annual Forsythia Festival. It will be epic! #thinkspring2021

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LETTER TO RESIDENTS FROM BILL MORNEAU

The office of Bill Morneau sent this letter to us on May 14, asking us to share it with Cabbagetown residents.

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TORONTO TEE TIMES ARE GOING FAST!

The City of Toronto will open all five of its golf courses for the 2020 season starting Saturday, May 16. Some restrictions are in place.

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OFF LEASH DOG PARKS MAY RE-OPEN

The city is preparing for the reopening of off-leash dog areas in parks across Toronto, Mayor John Tory says.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED

On Tuesday May 12 the provincial legislature voted in favour of extending the declared state of emergency until Jun 2. It originally started on March 17.

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VANDAL(S) ACTIVE ON WINCHESTER

A local resident has reported that their convertible fabric roof was slashed sometime during the evening of May 11. A reward is offered for anyone with information that leads to a conviction. If you have anything to share, please email us at info@cabbagetowner.com.

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JARVIS ST. ON RAMP TO GARDINER TO CLOSE 

On Monday, May 18 at 12:01 a.m., the Gardiner Expressway eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street will be fully closed for replacement and will reopen once the project is completed in 2021.

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CNE CANCELLED

Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition is cancelled for only the second time in its history!

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HIGH PARK REOPENS

Toronto has reopened High Park after temporary closure during cherry blossom bloom.

Many Provincial Parks have also reopened though some park amenities remain closed.

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FARMERS MARKET VENUE SOUGHT

The Cabbagetown Farmers Market is seeking a temporary venue for a pick-up market model. Anyone with ideas is asked to contact them

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ActiveTO EXPANDS PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS SPACE IN C.TOWN

The City’s ActiveTO plan has expanded to include more areas in Ward 13 where Pedestrians and Cyclists can socially distance more easily.

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STEAK AND CHOPS REOPENS TO WALK-INS 

Max 3 customers at a time in store, from 10am to 5pm. You can still buy online for delivery or curbside pick-up.  

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AND IN BEER RELATED NEWS…

Do you drink Steamwhistle? If so, the brewery is asking you to return your empties to the Beer Store, as they are running out of their iconic green bottles to make more beer!

 

ONTARIO REOPENING – CAUTIOUSLY

The Premier announced expanded reopening plans this week with additional businesses coming on line over the coming days. 

Read more about the Ontario framework for reopening the Province.

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GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION RESTARTS 

The City has announced the resumption of normal garden waste collections. Please put yard waste out before 7 a.m. on regularly scheduled collection day. If it is not picked up the day it is put out, leave out until collected. No need to call 311. 

Please use yard waste bags if possible. Otherwise a rigid open-top container. Brush and branches should be secured in bundles (<1.2 metres long, <than 0.6 metres wide, < 20 kilograms weight).

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REVISED DUE DATES – PROPERTY TAX AND UTILITY BILLS

The City of Toronto announces important changes on installment amounts and due dates for all customers. 

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JOB POSTING #CABBAGETOWN BIA 

The Cabbagetown BIA is hiring a Temporary Part-Time Coordinator! Application deadline May 25.
More details here

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NECROPOLIS REOPENS FOR VISITORS

The Mount Pleasant Group has reopened the Necropolis from Thursday 7 May.  Future hours:
Monday – Saturday  5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday*                   3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
*Gates closed on May 10th, Mother’s Day, to avoid overcrowding.

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AIR CANADA UPDATE FROM CALIN ROVINESCU

Air Canada President and CEO offers a glimpse into how travel with AC might look when it starts to ramp up again. 

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CITY TO PROVIDE MORE SPACE FOR PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS

Mayor John Tory announced the new ActiveTO program to provide more space for people walking and cycling as well as transit riders to allow for better physical distancing as part of the city’s restart and recovery.

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AND IN CABBAGE RELATED NEWS……

COVID-19 has hurt the PEI wholesale market for cabbage. They now have a surplus of more than 500,000 kg of cabbage. So one enterprising islander set a challenge for her fellow PEIers.

And while we’re on the subject of cabbage… I tried roasted cabbage steaks for the first time recently – what a revelation! Absolutely delicious.

DON’T FORGET THE VIRTUAL FORSYTHIA FESTIVAL!

The Cabbagetown Residents Association invites you to participate in the 49th Annual Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival – virtual edition!

Final photo submissions to win a $100 gift card are due May 3rd. 

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CABBAGETOWN SPRING CLEAN-UP – SOCIAL DISTANCING STYLE

We can’t hold the annual CRA sponsored neighbourhood clean-up this year but we can still all do our part this weekend. While staying safe, of course!

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APPRECIATING OUR LOCAL FRONT LINE WORKERS

Cabbagetown volunteers are organizing a community purchase of FRONT LINE 2020 Care Bags, containing a select number of Canadian made items, including a non-medical face mask and sanitizer. Want to get involved? Find out more here.

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GARDEN KITS FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD KIDS

Veg2grow is a new program from Building Roots, a local local organization that provides fresh produce food baskets to vulnerable persons in Ward 13. The Veg2grow program provides free Garden Kits for kids to start an urban farm at home.

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TTC STREETCAR STOP REPLACEMENT

The TTC will be replacing the westbound streetcar stop at the intersection of Gerrard and Sumach from 5:00 a.m. Sunday, May 3rd until 5:00 a.m. Saturday May 9th  More details here

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CITY TO ADDRESS SIDEWALK OVERCROWDING 

City of Toronto launches CurbTO plan to address more than 100 hot spots. The program will initially target hotspots along 10 busy retail main streets for curb lane installations, including Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street – Pedestrian zone.

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BEST SIDEWALKS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN T.O.

Ratio.City has produced a map showing sidewalk widths across Toronto. So you can see which sidewalks are best to use to optimize your social distancing. (Displays best with Internet Explorer)

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CITY POLLUTION PLUMMETS DURING CRISIS

Toronto’s traffic volumes have halved and in Canada’s five largest cities, air pollution has dropped by as much as 15 per cent in the second half of March The Toronto Star asks, is this the beginning of Toronto’s green revolution?

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FREE MOVIES, TV SHOWS, eBOOKS & MORE

Get FREE access to a huge selection of online content on your smartphone, tablet or PC/Mac from the Toronto Public Library

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EXPERIENCE THE HIGH PARK CHERRY BLOSSOM….. FROM HOME

Based on the recommendations of the Medical Officer of Health, the City is closing High Park during the cherry blossom bloom. But you can still experience it virtually.

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WHATS ON…..LINE AT THE DISTILLERY

Many of the stores in the Distiller District are now open for online shopping. Check out the list here.  

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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR GROCERY STORAGE

Chatelaine provides a comprehensive article on how to store all your groceries – from Asparagus to Ziti!  (Thanks to CSRA for this link)

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GETTING INTO GARDENING DURING LOCKDOWN?

blogTO has put together a nifty list of Garden Centres that are doing delivery of all sorts of horticultural delights.

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LOCAL BEER STORE CLOSURE

The Parliament Street Beer Store (534 Parliament) has closed temporarily.  You can still shop at the Distillery Store (41 MIll Street), at Queen and River (28 River) and on Gerrard Street (227 Gerrard).  Daily from 11 am to 5 pm.

(Thanks to the Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review for this update)

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