Friday, 26 February 2010

Cabbagetown at the Olympics

Congratulations to Shelley Anne Brown
We’ve just heard from the Yonge Street Mission (280 Gerrard) that Shelley Anne Brown is one of their staff members. She, of course, is the brakeman in the women’s bobsleigh and she won a silver medal on Wednesday night. She must have nerves of steel to do her job in the sleigh. Great job, Shelley Anne – that was a thrilling event and you deserve every bit of praise for your efforts.

Saturday in snowboarding
Justin Skinner from has reported that Michael Lambert, one of our Olympic snowboard team members, is a Cabbagetowner. He’ll be competing in the Parallel Giant Slalom tomorrow, Saturday Feb 27 with the qualifying runs happening in the early afternoon and the various finals continuing immediately afterward. We can see it on Rogers Sportsnet. Go Michael – take lots of inspiration from Shelley Anne Brown.
Read Justin’s story about Michael here:
If we had known more about this ahead of time, we could have given him a Tee shirt for good luck.

Other events happening now …

Find out more about Number 9 Audio
The recording facilities at Number 9 Audio are among its best selling points. George Rondina wants you to see his studio and meet the artists who use it frequently. He’s added a YouTube Channel at Click here and take a tour of their facilities.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year
Steve and Phyllis at Del Ray Cleaners (586-588 Parliament) are holding a special sale to celebrate the Chinese New Year and it ends this weekend. Bring in your suits and dresses before Saturday night and get a nice 25% discount. Del Ray’s prices are already super-competitive, so who can resist a sale like this one.

Free coffee at Epicure
Come to The Epicure Shop (473 Parliament) from 8 to 11 am on Saturday morning and enjoy a free cup of Patty’s House Blend coffee. Watch in your mailbox for your Reunion Island coffee coupons which you can redeem at Epicure for a $2 discount on a bag of coffee or you can buy two bags and get one free. While you’re sipping that free cuppa, enjoy one of her homemade gingerbread cookies – they are really good.

Think Spring and think about your bike
Kale at Cabbagetown Cycle (444 Parliament) reports that he’s seen early sighs of the Spring bike tuneup rush. In a few weeks, they’ll be very busy. He recommends that people who want a tuneup right away should bring in their bikes early.

The Deal Zone
There’s a new face in The Deal Zone (480 Parliament) these days. Alex purchased the business late last year and he’s been busy learning his customers and routines ever since. He’s kept the store’s same bright, attractive format and filled it with excellent bargains. This week, of course, his winter supplies are in demand, especially mitts and gloves. Spring is just around the corner, however, and he’s selling Outer Banks Tee shirts for $4.99. Among his specials are the energy saving light bulbs that have long been featured in The Deal Zone. A single 60 w equivalent bulb is $1.59 and a six-pack of 40w equivalent bulbs is $9.99. For a limited time, he’s offering a free gift offer – on any purchase of $10 or more, you’re invited to add any $1 item from the shelves free.

Cabbagetown in the media
It’s been a busy week for commentators and reporters who’re singing our praises to the greater world beyond Cabbagetown.

Christopher Hume on Regent Park
The Toronto Star’s Christopher Hume has long reported about the revitalization process at Regent Park. His article on Saturday, February 13 gave a good summary of the project’s solid progress and its impact on the surrounding area.
Read it here:
(Photo by Christopher Hume)

A personal look at life in One Cole
The signature condo building rising up at Dundas and Parliament is described in this recent Star article:

Laneways in Cabbagetown
Jacob Richler woke up one morning recently to discover that his house is located on one of our newest laneways. Find out his reactions here:

Our Tee shirt travels north
Doug is posing happily in his Tee shirt on the skiing trails beside Sayer Lake at the Stokely Creek Lodge on the shores of Lake Superior, half-an-hour north of Sault Ste Marie.