Friday, 14 October 2011

Cabbagetown tea towels at KENDALL & Co
The first two in this series feature the Bay & Gable and Workmen’s Cottages found all over our fine neighbourhood. They’re designed by Cabbagetowner Steve Yeates. 100% cotton and made in Canada. Fantastic collectible and gift for friends and family. Proceeds go to support the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. New extended hours - now open on Thursday to 8pm. 541 Parliament St on Winchester

Thursday night life classes
Mark Gleberzon at MJG Gallery (555 Parliament) is hosting figure life drawing classes. The next one happens on Thursday October 20th from 7 to10 pm. Mark provides easels, chairs, drawing boards, some refreshments and a life (nude) model. Artists must provide their own paper and charcoal/pastels or pencils. Space is limited to only 6 people. Please RSVP at either or 416.923.4031. $35/class.

San Marzano tomatoes
Patty reports that San Marzano tomatoes are among her most popular offerings. She has customers who buy them by the case. She’s offering them on special at $2.50 each (save $1.50/can) and at $25 for a case. They make a great tomato sauce. Patty also has a special offer on her prepared salads – buy one and get a second one at half price. The Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament.

Feel Good Food seminar
A reminder – the Feel Good Food seminar happens at Mylk Uncookies (253 Gerrard) on Tuesday October 25 from 6:30 to 8 pm. It features nutritionist Joy McCarthy. Her seminar focuses on our intimate connection with food and using this connection to your advantage. Topics will cover strategies to nix emotional eating and banish cravings, the best snacks and the ones to avoid during mid-afternoon and late night cravings, key vitamins and minerals. Check out all the program details at $25.

Hallowe’en at The Ben Wicks
Robert has announced his plans for a Hallowe’en Party on Friday October 28 with live music by Anything Goes. It starts at 8 pm, there’ll be prizes for the best costume, good food and good drinks. Save the date. No cover charge. 423 Parliament.

Melissa Nepton at Labour of Love
Regina reports that the open­ing night of Melissa Nepton’s Cloth­ing Trunk Show was a great suc­cess! “Thanks for all your sup­port. We had a blast and hope you did too.” Drop in on Sat­ur­day for more of her fine arti­san teas. Melissa’s show continues until Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 22. For more information, Labour of Love, 242 Carlton.

Congrat’s to Fair Trade Jewellery
Toronto Life has just named Fair Trade Jewellery (523 Parliament) one of the top 200 stylish stores in Toronto in their new Stylebook. Ryan and Robin are justifiably proud of this distinction, calling it a complete (but wonderful) surprise.
When you visit FTJ, you’ll see the vintage floor that they’ve just restored. New showcases and fixtures will arrive within a few weeks. Their new collections of rings, earrings and pendants, made with fair trade certified gold and Canadian diamonds, are fun, affordable jewellery priced from $195.

Special offer at Jordano Skin Care
Throughout October, Rose has a special offer – a free eyebrow shaping with every facial – at her spa at 252 Gerrard. It’s a lovely space – light, airy and very welcoming. She offers facials, pedicures, manicures, waxing, electrolysis, and body treatments. For your appointment, call (416) 964-1794 and visit for a full list of her services.

A Cabbagetown tree tour
The Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents and LEAF are conducting a tree tour of our historic neighbourhood. You’ll see the gentle giants that add so much comfort to our lives. You’ll learn about the stress that they face and the dangers that are coming in the next few years. You can register in advance at or just join the tour at Carlton and Parliament. $5 donation (or free for members of DVCRA.) Sunday, October 23, 11 am to 12:30 pm.

Detective Murdoch’s Cabbagetown
The Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum is hosting a fundraising evening with Maureen Jennings. She’s the author of the the Murdoch Mystery series that’s the basis of CityTV’s popular Murdoch Mysteries. The event happens at the Winchester Dance Theatre, 80 Winchester, on Tuesday November 1 at 7 pm. Tickets are $60/ea, two for $100. Generous tax receipts available. For more info,

The CYC at the Waterfront Marathon
The Cabbagetown Youth Centre is taking part, once again, in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday October 16. Four runners are championing the CYC and they’re the focus of a fundraising effort. Your help is needed as well. Join the crowd at Parliament and Front on Sunday October 16 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm to cheer on our champions. The neighbourhood group with the best cheering section will win $6000. There’ll be free food and entertainment. For more info, call Brenda at (416) 960-1032 or email