Friday, 5 June 2009

Music on Parliament Street
On Saturday, we’re welcoming Donna Green and the Moo’d Swings to our June music extravaganza. Donna plays favourites with a country flavour. Moo’d Swings have always been well received in their previous appearances on Parliament Street and we’re sure they’ll be just as popular again this year. Beside St Jamestown Deli at Winchester and Parliament.

Making a movie…
On Saturday, a promotional movie about Me To We (225 Carlton) will be made on Parliament and Carlton from 6 am to 4:30 pm. Me To We is a new kind of social enterprise for people who want to bring change to the world through their personal choices. It’s partner in the Free The Children organization (233 Carlton). The movie gives us a chance to remind Cabbagetowners about these two dynamic groups that reach out across the world from the heart of our community. You can learn more about Me To We at

CPA Garden Tour
Every year, hundreds of people tour gardens and hidden spaces throughout Cabbagetown.
CBC’s gardening guru, Ed Lawrence, will be giving out advice and autographs at one of the destinations. This year’s tour takes place (rain or shine) on Sunday June 7 from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets are available in Cabbagetown at Mi Casa (238 Carlton) and Fairway Variety (520 Parliament.) Limited numbers of tickets are also available at the individual gardens. For more information, click on:

Catherine wants YOU
Catherine Tammaro is busy recruiting co-op residents who want to take an active part in this year’s Cabbagetown Festival. She’s organizing floats for the parade and other activities that to celebrate co-op life and tell the world about it. By the way, every day in Cabbagetown, we have a chance to enjoy Catherine’s contributions to our community – she designed the “C” lights that mark Cabbagetown’s main streets. If you want to be a part of the co-op Festival team, call Doug or Latoya at (416) 921-0857 or call Catherine at (416) 922-0031.

Centre Shift continues through this weekend
Presented by the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, this year’s edition features premieres by choreographers Colin Connor and Deborah Lundmark along with remounts by Danny Grossman and Louis Laberge-Cote. Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at 8 pm and Sunday, June 7 at 2 pm. The show happens at the Winchester Dance Theatre, 80 Winchester St. Tickets are $18 and $25. Call (416) 924-5657.

Trek’s Escape Routes
Trek Escapes (223 Carlton) has a special sale underway, offering you $100 savings on trips organized by five of their suppliers. This is a great time for adventure traveling with a strong Canadian dollar and competitive airfares and tour prices. Talk to Trek now and travel before September 30 to enjoy your savings.

Cabbagetown South gardening events
On June 21st, judges in the “container garden competition” in Cabbagetown South will announce their list of winners. Entries to the contest are open from June 8 to June 19. Fun prizes are available for the winners.
On June 21st as well, the 4th annual Garden Tour takes you through half a dozen of the neighbourhood’s finest gardens and includes a glass of wine to finish off your day. 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Start the tour at 182 Seaton Street.
For extra information on both events, click on or send an email to

Containers from Barracuda
If you’re planning an entry into Cabbagetown South’s gardening competition, then visit Barracuda first to get your container. The store is full of beautiful new spring lines that will turn your garden into a winner. (527 Parliament)

Brunch at Provence Delices
The menu for the new Saturday and Sunday brunch at Provence (12 Amelia) is now available. This is one of Cabbagetown’s prettiest patios and a leisurely brunch there is always time well spent. They’re offering light pastries (as the French do), sandwiches, quiches, eggs benedict, omelettes, steak-and-eggs plus the real temptations at dessert – crème brulee, fruit tarts, sorbets and more. Wine by the glass and bottle. Brunch happens on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 3 pm.

Thanks Al
Al Berger is leaving his post as manager at our Parliament Street LCBO (512 Parliament). He’ll be managing another store in the system. He leaves us as our store undergoes renovations and a facelift along its side wall and frontage. We want to thank him for his support for our events over the years and wish him well with his future assignments.
Al (right) and two of his staff appeared at our 2007 Chairman’s Awards evening where the store won a customer service award.