Thursday, 30 June 2011

Canada Day
…and we’re issuing our Newsletter a little bit early. Tomorrow’s a holiday, Will and Kate are in-country, the Pride celebrations are getting hot – so we’re sending out our news and then disappearing to enjoy the fun.

The new Tees are here
Felicia is our first customer. She bought her new Tee to take home to Winnipeg as a souvenir of her year-long stay here in Cabbagetown. Her new Tee will remind her of the homes and gracious streets that she sees while jogging through our neighbourhood. Our thanks, Felicia, and best wishes for your trip home.

Brenda’s back
Brenda in 2008. Everyone will remember Brenda. She was our official first model for our classic Cabbage Tee back in 2008. She visited our office and we got a snapshot that we used everywhere after that. She’s graciously agreed to be our 2011 model to kick off our new campaign and she’s shown here with Kelly who works in the BIA office.

Order your Tee now
Brenda and Kelly show off our new design. Be ready for the summer. Whether you’re going to a cottage, staying home or dropping in to the opera and ballet, you’ll want your own special Tee. They’re available easily at, at (416) 921-0857 and at the BIA Office (237 Carlton). They’re available in small, medium, large, XL and 2XL in either dark chocolate or lime green. $15

Tees on Facebook
Click on the Facebook logo on the right and join our group. We’re having a draw – you can win. Be the first in your Facebook group to strut about with an elite Cabbagetown Tee. The draw happens on Monday July 11. Join now – don’t miss this rare opportunity.

Congrat’s to Toni and Elaine
A few weeks ago, they were unable to join us for our Chairman’s Awards evening at the Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51B Winchester). When the plaques were printed and ready, we visited Mylk Uncookies for a personal presentation. They received their award for the improvement that their shop has made to the Gerrard Street retail area. If you’d like more info, read this nice review from blogTO: And drop in and try the lucuma macaroon, one of their best selling goodies.

Thanks to Drea
Regina wants us to give a big thanks to Drea Scotland. Labour of Love (242 Carlton) received a Chairman’s Award a couple of weeks ago for its fine window presentations. Regina credits Drea for her designs. She handled the last two windows for Labour of Love and Regina says “We couldn’t do it without you!”

Kendall & Co are showing Pride
Cabbagetown artist Gerri Orwin is back at Kendall & Co after her successful presentation earlier in the Spring. Several of her works from her Raku Collection are displayed in the front window on Winchester. To learn more about her, click on: 541 Parliament on the NE corner at Winchester

Canada Day at Epicure
Patty’s getting enthused about the weekend. When she came into our office, she couldn’t resist a fetching pose with the flag. She has great supplies for both Pride and Canada Day celebrations. Her Summerfresh Dips have just arrived and she’s offering a two-for-one sale: buy one and get one free. Phipps cupcakes are also back by popular demand. They’ve been voted the “Best in the City!” 473 Parliament

Me To We
Emily at Me to We (223 Carlton) has again joined forces with Epicure Shop (473 Parliament) to offer half-off fair trade coffee on Tuesday July 5. Any size, all day, half-off. It’s a joint effort to promote better choices for a better world. And while you’re out and about, drop in to the Me To We store where they’re highlighting eco-friendly, sweatshop free responsible clothing.

Summer reminders
Patio season
is in full swing. Ben Wicks, Grasshopper, JAMcafe, Margaritas, Peartree and Provence Delices are well-established Cabbagetown favourites. We’ve all spent a few hours outdoors in each one, enjoying friends and cool drinks. They’re joined now by Carolines, Flying Beaver, House on Parliament, Merryberry and Stout Irish Pub who are all bringing new twists to our summer habits.

We got a great comment from John and Sarah about their experience this week at the Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51A Winchester) “The food was amazing with great taste and preparation…another fabulous eating place in the ‘hood.”

Summerlicious starts on Friday July 8 and runs to Sunday July 24. Two of our restaurants are taking part in Toronto’s summer food fest. Provence Delices (12 Amelia, 416-924-9901) and Stonegrill (51B Winchester, 416-967-6565). Call now for your reservations.

Daniel et Daniel (244 Carlton) will close the Food Shop for the entire weekend, July1 to 4, for renovations.