Happy New Year! We hope our first newsletter of 2022 finds you and your family happy, healthy and hopefully having dug out of the 55 cms of snow we received earlier this month.
As the city continues to deal with snow removal from the storm, we encourage everyone to do their part and shovel their sidewalks and walkways, and check on neighbours who may need assistance.
We hope you enjoy this latest newsletter. As ever, if you have comments to share, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this issue:
- Addressing Food Insecurity in our community
- Winners of our 2021 Holiday Lights contest
- The Wink at Winchester is up and running
- Toronto’s 311 Mobile App
- UrbanHensTO is looking for feedback
- Crime Prevention Tips and Contacts
- Cabbagetown BIA Update
Addressing Food Insecurity
Lack of food security continues to be a major source of concern in our community. The local resident’s association, along with the Cabbagetown Preservation Association, are once again partnering with Dixon Hall in the Neighbours Helping Neighbours campaign.
Holiday Lights contest winners
Congrats to our 2021 Holiday Lights winner!
First Place – Wellesley 2
Second Place – Sackville 2
Third Place – a tie between Sackville 1 and Amelia 1
Thanks to everyone who voted and to our winners, who received a one-year membership to the CRA and a $50 donation to their charity of choice!
The Wink at Winchester is Up and Running!
The cold weather has made for perfect skating conditions for the second season of The Wink, our the community-built skating rink at Winchester Park! You can book your time at online. Children 6 and under must wear a CAS approved helmet, and anyone on the ice must wear skates. Be sure to follow The Wink via their Facebook page for updated hours of operation and rink conditions. There was also a cool shout out to The Wink is Toronto Life.
Last year The Wink ran a skate donation drive and collected around 50 pairs of used skates. Those skates have been tuned up and sharpened thanks to financial donations received from Royal St.George’s College Community and the Cabbagetown Residents Associaton. The Wink will be hosting a “Skate it Forward” event on Saturday February 5th at Winchester Park from 11am-3pm, or until they run out of skates! Kids and adults who could use a hand gaining access to skates are invited to come and find a pair to take home – for keeps! The Wink is not accepting anymore donations for skates this year.
A million thanks to Trish Finkelstein for her organization, and the generous contributions made by Mark Michelin at Steak & Chops, Bill Renieri at Home Hardware, Carolyn Jarman and Family, the Royal St.Georges’ Community, Just Hockey Source for Sports, the Cabbagetown Residents Association and the many neighbourhood volunteers who make building, running and maintaining the rink possible.
Toronto’s 311 Mobile App
See a pothole? Want to report that pothole and then track the City’s response? The new 311 mobile app will allow you to do just that and much more.
UrbanHensTO is looking for feedback
What came first: the chicken or the egg? And while you’re thinking about that, take a few minutes to also let the #CityofTO know what you think about #Toronto’s #UrbanHensTO program. Take the survey by Feb 11, available at toronto.ca/UrbanHensTO.
Crime Prevention Tips and Tricks
Earlier this month at the Community Police Liaison Committee meeting, Sergeant Henry Dyck shared a great presentation on crime prevention. Our Neighbourhood Community Officers contacts are below:
MossPark@torontopolice.on.ca St.Jamestown@torontopolice.on.ca (includes Cabbagetown) RegentPark@torontopolice.on.ca
Cabbagetown BIA update
Our local BIA recently held a community consultation about the Cabbagetown StreetScape Master Plan. To view a recording of the meeting, and see the plan, click here.