Category Archives: Local Interest

Proposed changes from City of Toronto ML&S Dept. re: short-term rentals

The topic of Short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) is back in the news. The city’s municipal licensing and standards (ML&S) dept. has released their proposals today. Highlights of the proposals are: – Ban Torontonians from renting units unless it is … Continue reading

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Bike Share June 2017 update

Toronto City Councillor Pam McConnell convened a meeting on June 7, 2017 at Riverdale Park West because the city parks department has raised concerns about snow clearing issues with the Bike Share station in its present location. In attendance were … Continue reading

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Peggy Kurtin 2017 Award Winners

Our friends at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) had their AGM on May 29 and another successful event it was! Gilles Huot and Virginia van Vliet described the “Builders of Canada” many of whom are buried in Cabbagetown’s two cemeteries. … Continue reading

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Walking the Lower Don Trail – possible this summer?

We noticed this article about the Lower Don Trail that might be of interest to residents hoping to be able to use it this summer. Walking the Lower Don Trail Will Be Possible This Summer (torontoist.com)

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Nominate your favourite local businesses in NOW’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

If you would like to see your favourite local businesses recognized around the city, nominate and vote for them in this year’s NOW Readers’ Choice Awards! nowtoronto.com/readers-choice-2017

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Cabbagetown Preservation Association 2017 AGM – May 29

Our friends at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) will be holding their AGM on May 29 at Dixon Hall. They are a great organization and we hope that you will support them by attending and by becoming a member. Monday … Continue reading

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NOW Cabbagetown Mom 2017 Winner

The Cabbagetown BIA and NOW Magazine recently held a Cabbagetown Mom contest and after receiving lots of great entries, the winner and runners-up have been announced! Congratulations! NOW Cabbagetown Mom 2017 Winner!

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Nettleship’s Hardware closing after 97 years

Sadly, Nettleship’s Hardware on Parliament Street is closing today after being run by three generations of the same family since it first opened in 1920. In Doug Fisher’s May 11 blog post, he reported that “Stephanie and Bert have been … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Tour of Homes – September 17 2017

The Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) 2017 Tour of Homes will be held September 17 2017. This event is a wonderful chance to tour the interior of some of Cabbagetown’s beautiful and historic homes. The homes featured are of historic or … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Preservation Association – 2017 Walking Tours

The Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) has announced the schedule of walking tours for 2017. As usual, the list is impressive. The Necropolis – May 27/28 Cabbagetown et la vallée de la rivière Don (en français) – July 2 Cabbagetown By … Continue reading

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