Thursday, 1 April 2010

A cozy Cabbagetown Tee
Eleanor Isabel, shown here at 11 days old, already has her own spot in the Cabbagetown Tee-shirt Hall of Fame. She’s wearing one of our antique models from the glory days of Blair’s Run, our annual Fall classic. Congrat’s to Mom Lindsay and dad Lee. We have no doubt that the Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents Association is really happy to welcome this new member.

St Jamestown has your Easter menu
Mark has a good supply of lamb, hams, turkey and beef for your Easter family dinners. He’ll be open on Saturday and closed for Friday and Sunday. 516 Parliament.

Sweets for your weekend.
Sweet Creamery (521 Parliament) is open all weekend. These Spring temperatures are helping Emilio and Tom to launch their ice cream season. Earlier this week, they entertained a nice troupe of Girl Guides who wanted to learn the secrets of making gelato.

Easter means flowers
And Simmons (540 Parliament) have a world-wide collection for you. Their flowers come from as far away as Holland, Bogota and Ecuador. As Merion says, “everything’s bloomin’ fresh at Simmons Flowers for Easter.”

The first of many at The Cobourg Film Club
Monday April 5 marks the first screenings at The Cobourg’s Film Club. Two movies are featured for this inaugural evening: The Passion of Christ (Mel Gibson, 2004) and Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand, 1989.) 7:30 and 10 pm. The Film Club is scheduled for the first Monday of each month – we’ll keep you informed.
This is a busy weekend at The Cobourg. On Friday it’s DJ UrbanSteve at 10 pm, on Saturday, it’s Funksoup with Mike Reid at 9 pm and Sunday’s Jazz features Perry White at 9 pm. All of this happens with No Cover! 533 Parliament, 416-913-7538.

Free Food

At Cabbagetown Organics (499 Parliament). Truffles & Savoy are offering samples of their sugarless fruit pies throughout the day on both Saturday & Sunday. Stop in and try some. Then, buy some.

Easter weekend openings
Most of our stores are closed for the statutory holidays on Friday and Sunday. Listed below are the ones that plan to stay open for your convenience. Be sure to check each one for their individual store hours:

Check your favourite restaurant - many are open.
Cabbagetown Organics (499 Parliament)
Shoppers Drug Mart (467 Parliament)
Absolute Bakery (589 Parliament)
Sweet Creamery (521 Parliament)
Bank machines – RBC at Absolute Bakery (589 Parliament), CIBC (245 Carlton) and Scotiabank (403 Parliament)

Stonegrill has a customer appreciation special
Cabbagetown residents are invited to enjoy a 15% discount on Stonegrill dinners throughout the month of April. You’ll find grain fed meats, exotic game and fresh fish regularly served either on their stone or a la carte. If you want a smaller meal, relax at the bar and enjoy the tapas menu. 51B Winchester, 416-967-6565.

Welcome to KENDALL & Co Design + Décor
This lovely new store is just opening at 438 Parliament. Here you’ll discover modern classic tableware paired with eco-trendy accessories, contemporary art, stylishly expressive lamps, conversation pieces and exquisite handcrafted furniture. You’ll find everything you need to personalize a house or a condo into your own home.

Cycle Solutions has a new bike for Doug
With the arrival of this warm Spring weather, a new bike was a must! My last one was stolen during the Cabbagetown Festival two years ago and since then, I’ve been surviving on the charity of my friends. But no more bumming bikes. Finally, I’m organized and back on my own two wheels. This was as painless and as easy a purchase as I’ve ever made. After an intensive ten-second discussion about my needs and habits, Kale wheeled out my beauty and told me to take it around the block. And just before I finalized the deal, he insisted that I should kick the tires. 444 Parliament.

Cash Max
Parliament Street’s newest business is Cash Max located at 430 Parliament where you can get a payday loan for up to $1500. And, for those of you who need cash to pay for those quiet little sins, you can also get cash for your old gold. Drop in and say Hi to Daisy. If you’re freshly divorced, she can give you a quote on that old wedding band.

All the best, everyone, for a great long weekend.