Friday, 30 July 2010

Thanks to TD Bank
TD Bank has given the Cabbagetown Festival a very large gift. This generosity has lifted a considerable load off the backs of the local merchants who regularly pay for the event. The BIA will use these funds toward the 2010 Festival and also with permanent fundraising techniques.
TD is, of course, opening a new branch in our neighbourhood soon. They obviously want to connect with our community and to make a difference here.

TD’s new branch
Anthony Caporiccio has been appointed as our first manager at the new TD bank branch. He’s hard at work in his new space at Carlton and Parliament (493 Parliament). He’s hired most of his staff and the furniture inside has largely been installed. Before long, they’ll be getting a nice inventory of new money and they’ll be ready to go.
On Monday August 23 at 8 am, Anthony will throw open the branch doors and they’ll be in business. We urge everyone to save up your pennies and get in there for a new bank account.
Anthony is already planning the bank’s booth for the Festival. We expect the area will have lots of music, souvenirs and, of course, craft vendors and street patios will crowd around as well.

Epicure’s Spanish weekend
Patty is bringing back her popular Spanish tortas, in both sweet and savory flavours. People have been regularly asking for them and she’s quite happy to oblige. To go with her Spanish theme, she’s got a great deal on Serrano ham - only $4.99/100g, a savings of $2. Stop by and say “olĂ©”. Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament.

Labour of Love’s grand opening
Regina officially launched her new Carlton Street store with a lovely reception on Thursday night. She featured black, gift-filled balloons and pop corn to keep everyone amused. 242 Carlton.

It’s hot, hotter, hottest at Foxy Boutique
Michele has just picked up some beautiful new pieces at an awesome estate sale. Shoes, handbags, belts, jewelry, clothes – all in excellent condition. She’s also continuing her storewide 50% sale – lots of deals to be had. And here’s a good reminder. If you’re cleaning out your closets, she can take your shoes, clothes and accessories in return for generous store credits so you can get a whole set of new duds. 251 Gerrard.

Cabbagetown Festival performers
When you come to the Festival, you expect good food, lots of craft vendors and comfy street patios. To sharpen your appetite, here’s a quick preview of the entertainment that we’ve got planned for you.
On Saturday, UforChange is in charge of the stage at Winchester. We asked them to introduce us to the talents and music of kids from St James Town. They’ll be joined by Da Youngsta’s from Regent Park Focus.
At Carlton Street on Saturday, another popular group from our June concerts will be returning. Donna Green and the Moo’d Swings feature 1940s swing, bluegrass and some sentimental old country tunes.
Cabbagetown Steve and Code Green were a big hit last year. They’re back again on Saturday at Spruce Street with lots of vintage rock and crazy harmonica.
On the Winchester stage on Sunday, Danny Marks will strut his stuff throughout the afternoon. He’ll be joined by kids from the Cabbagetown Youth Centre, a karate demonstration and the Samba Kidz drum corps.

Introducing David at Kendal & Co
David brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Kendall & Co retail team. He’s also rapidly becoming one of their best customers – ever since he started to work there, he’s been making regular purchases. He loves beautiful gifts like these nature-inspired candles shaped like succulents, fruits and blooming flowers. 438 Parliament.