Friday, 29 October 2010

Cesar on Sunday
Cesar Millan, the internationally renowned dog whisperer, will be visiting Pet Valu (240 Carlton) and meeting people who drop by to say hello. He’ll be here on Sunday from 11:30 am. There’ll be souvenirs, samples and goodie bags for everyone. Be part of this exciting event – bring your pup and meet Cesar. Congratulations to Dale and his staff at Pet Valu – they’re one of only two Pet Valu locations all across Canada to earn this privilege.

Feeling Witchy at Labour of Love
Remember that phrase. Go to Labour of Love (242 Carlton) on Saturday October 30 and tell them that you feel “witchy”. You’ll get a 15% discount on your purchase plus a festive Halloween gift. Bring your friends. In fact, bring a crowd. Everyone’s welcome. Regina is building her store’s email list and you should add your name to find out even more about her sales and her intriguing new inventory.

Cabbagetown Ghost Tour
Back again – this popular, one-hour stroll through our scariest corners happens on Saturday night. The tour starts at Winchester and Parliament – you can buy your tickets there when you get started. Wear a costume. Tickets are $10 or $30 for a family.

It’s a Halloween thank-you party
Charlene has sold Brass Taps and so she’s holding a last goodbye party. It’s happening on Saturday, October 30 from 9 pm at Brass Taps. Costumes are welcome. 221 Carlton

Cupcakes at Epicure
Patty is very pleased to be selling “Toronto’s best cupcakes.” The first shipment arrives on Saturday. They come in every flavour – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and lots more – and they’re covered with delicious thick icings. It’s just another blow in our battle against thin people. 473 Parliament

Guess whodunit
The hunter? The captain? The gardener? The mechanic? Or maybe the librarian, the baker or the antique dealer? In fact – it’s Kendall & Co. These weapons of choice can be found in their store at 438 Parliament, across from Spruce.
Kendall & Co got a very good write-up on blogTO this week. Check out the story here:

Prince Edward County Wines
JAMCafe (195 Carlton) is hosting two of their popular tasting evenings in November and they’re featuring wines from the County at each one. Av Atikian wants to present these new wineries to us and give us a first-hand experience with their impressive products.
The first tasting happens on Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 pm. Six wines from Huff Estates will be offered along with specially matched hors d’oeuvres. Frederic Picard is the winemaker and he’ll be there to talk about his wines. (Huff has a nice website and you can learn more about the winery at ) Tickets are $35. These events often sell out so reservations are recommended (416) 921-1255.

Congrat’s Holly
Holly is an active member of the Don Vale residents group and a familiar face in our neighbourhood. Now, she’s going national on “W” Network’s new show, Come Dine With Me. It’s for people who love food and have a passion for entertaining. She’s featured in the first episode airing on Monday November 1 at 7:30 pm.

A reminder – Mid-Toronto’s open house
Visit Mid-Toronto Community Services (192 Carlton) on Wednesday November 3 from 10 am to 6 pm and learn how they make a big difference in our community. Mid-Toronto is a non-profit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities to find healthy and independent living. They’d love to have you visit and see the scope of their work and the impact that they have on people’s lives throughout Cabbagetown. You can learn more about their programs at

The election is over
And everybody’s either cheering or weeping. One Toronto is a group that formed during the campaign to give a positive image of our city and to counter some of the negative campaigns that were flourishing. Their voice often wasn’t heard but their message was indeed worthwhile. So as the new Council takes shape (and we wish them well), here’s a dose of positive thinking to get everyone started.