Our annual Chairman’s Award evening was another great celebration of success among Cabbagetown’s businesses.
First, some news...
New Summer Hours The Epicure Shop (473 Parliament) starts its summer schedule on Monday, June 23. Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 7 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Patty Junior has reminded us that their homemade pizza is still on the menu on Tuesday and their breakfast bagel melt (despite its name) is available all day long. And gluten free chocolate chip cookies, mini brownies and mini banana breads are back as well.
Opening Clair McAnuff has opened her new Day Spa, Seabreezes, at 458 Parliament, upstairs on the balcony row. Clair is offering manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials and body treatments. In addition, she has aromatherapy, hot stone therapy and honey body polishes.
Michael Haddad has moved his law office from 208 Carlton to his newly renovated quarters at 548 Parliament, just south of Amelia. Congratulations are definitely in order for surviving the move and for the spiffy new building that he’s been improving for almost a year.
The post office at 422 Parliament is shutting down at the end of the month. But later in the year, it’ll be reappearing at a new (and undisclosed) spot here in Cabbagetown. In the meantime, although it’s not as convenient for us, we can get postal service nearby at Greendale Pharmacy (Homewood and Carlton) or at Shoppers Drug Mart (Queen and Parliament.)
Late last month, Daniel et Daniel (242 Carlton) catered the Ted Rogers birthday event and served for 6000 people. Every last morsel was delicious.
And then on May 26, Oprah Winfrey featured Craig and Marc Kielburger for an entire one-hour show to launch O Ambassadors, a new school based program that connects young people from North America with others from countries around the world. It’s a joint venture between Oprah’s Angels and Free the Children (233 Carlton). Millions of people saw the program and learned about the successes that they’ve already had.
And now, the Awards
Every year, members of the Old Cabbagetown BIA enjoy a celebration of their success stories from the past year. This year, we returned to the wonderful room at Stonegrill on Winchester (51B Winchester). Our event was catered by over a dozen Cabbagetown restaurants and their generous contributions were a highlight of the evening.
Neighbourhood Improvement Award – Pizza Pizza on Wellesley
Three more awards were given for renovation and business improvement: Over-all renovations – Chew Chew’s Diner (186 Carlton). Lenna Vassiliou came to our event and accepted the award.
Exterior Façade Improvement – Cabbagetown Barber Shop (525 Parliament). Jimmy and Mandi received the plaque.
Business Improvement – The Wing Machine (443 Parliament)
Two new businesses were recognized for their immediate success:New Restaurant – JAMCafe (195 Carlton). Joe Atikian couldn't resist the chance for a speech. New Business – International News (533 Parliament)
Three awards were given for business successes:
Outstanding Customer Service – The Staff at Pet Valu (240 Carlton). Dale and Michelle accepted the award.
Attracting Business into Our Neighbourhood - INZ Jewelry (231A Carlton)
For Longstanding Service – Jordano Skin care (252 Gerrard St E)
One award went for community service: Outstanding Success Story – Pathways to Education (411 Parliament). Danielle Thibodeau represented Pathways at the Awards evening.
And in closing, Don & Dudley
Just hanging out at Nettleship Hardware.