Category Archives: Local Interest

Doors Open Toronto: What’s near Cabbagetown

May 26-27 is Doors Open Toronto and there are four points of interest on this year’s tour near our part of the ‘hood: two to the east and two to the west. Historic Don Jail and Bridgepoint Active Healthcare administration … Continue reading

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TTC changes scheduled for Gerrard-Parliament intersection closure

The City and the TTC will be replacing the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street. To accommodate this track work, the intersection will be completely fully closed in all directions for three weeks – … Continue reading

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Update No. 2: DVP spring closure now on Apr. 20-23

Update on April 25: Read about all the work done in the DVP spring cleanup in this news release from the City of Toronto. Based on weather forecasts that we’re moving into a sunny weekend, the City of Toronto is … Continue reading

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Update on proposed development at 461 Sackville St.

As shared by the Cabbagetowner on January 26, 2018, owners of the property at 461 Sackville St. (at the southeast corner with Amelia) have applied for a minor variance to alter the existing building so it could be used as a day … Continue reading

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Another Cabbagetown heritage district under consideration

The city heritage study of what’s being called “Cabbagetown Southwest” in launching in April. The Cabbagetown Southwest Heritage Conservation District Study was prioritized by City Council in March 2015. The study, run under the auspices of the City Planning Division, … Continue reading

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Gerrard and Parliament intersection to be closed 3 weeks starting mid-May

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission will replace the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East. The expected start date of the work is May 14, 2018, and the expected end date … Continue reading

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City releases Riverdale Park sign survey results

The city of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department has released the results of their fall survey about pilot signage in both Riverdale Parks and the lower Don Valley Trail. Nearly 200 individuals or groups completed the survey, which asked … Continue reading

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Passionate about Cabbagetown? Consider serving on the CRA board

Do you like Cabbagetown? Would you like to volunteer some of your time and skills as a board director? We need people who have a passion for the neighbourhood and who wish to contribute to their community.   The Cabbagetown … Continue reading

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City releases final plan for Riverdale Park West wading pool

Following public consultations, plans are now finalized for the new wading pool at Riverdale Park West in Cabbagetown. Based on feedback received at the community consultation: * All paths are now concrete – no asphalt * The extent of paving … Continue reading

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Development plans for 595 Parliament Street under review

Application has been made to the City of Toronto to redevelop the property at 595-601 Parliament Street to add three storeys of residential space, to create 11 units, above the existing two-storey retail property. Details can be found through the … Continue reading

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