Category Archives: Local Interest

Streetscapes in Bloom 2017 – nominations accepted until May 27

The good people at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association are accepting nominations until May 27 2017 for this year’s Streetscapes in Bloom competition. This friendly competition has been going on since 1996 and recognizes residents who put a lot of work … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown Bunny Hop and colouring contest – April 8 2017

Our friends at the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (BIA) are holding a Bunny Hop on April 8 and a colouring contest. Pick up and drop off your colouring sheets at the businesses and offices noted in the poster. Good luck! … Continue reading

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Nominations for the 2017 Peggy Kurtin Award Program accepted now until April 15, 2017

Our friends at the Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA) are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Peggy Kurtin Award. This award celebrates great work in restoration and streetscape improvements and is named after Peggy Kurtin (1932-2009), a former CPA president who, … Continue reading

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Growth to watch for 2017: Corktown-Regent Park-Cabbagetown

Urban Toronto has a very informative post on their website that describes much of the development proposed or planned near to the neighbourhood (includes Corktown, Regent Park, Cabbagetown South and as far north as Howard Street in St. James Town). … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown in layers

Pictured below is a very interesting view of Cabbagetown created by Anthony Smith showing our neighbourhood in a unique way. He wrote that it is an “axio diagram” (a layered map) and was generated using open data from the City … Continue reading

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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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Video tour of the Little Free Libraries of Cabbagetown

We found this wonderful video tour of the Little Free Libraries (littlefreelibrary.org) located in Cabbagetown and we thought you might enjoy it too!

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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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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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