Friday, 7 October 2011

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

Methadone clinic in Cabbagetown South
Towards Recovery are part of a small chain of clinics in southern Ontario and they have announced that their first Toronto location will open at Dundas and Ontario. At a public meeting on Thursday, the clinic and their landlord stressed that this is a legal business with a binding lease that conforms to the area’s zoning. Local residents, police from 51 Division and our City councillor, Pam McConnell are distressed by their arrival.
A public meeting for all Cabbagetown residents will take place next Thursday at 7pm at the Daniels Corporation Presentation Centre (500 Dundas). This is an information session to tell you what’s happening and to plan the community’s response.

Thanksgiving at Cranberries
Cranberries (601 Parliament) hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over the years, it’s been so successful they’ve decided to extend it to two days. You’ll enjoy butternut squash soup or your choice of a salad, oven roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, a dinner roll, fresh seasonal veggies, mashed potatoes, gravy topped with cranberry sauce (of course), and warm apple pie and ice cream or pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Your three course dinner is only $24.99. Sunday and Monday, reservations not required.

Mark has lots of Thanksgiving turkeys
Mark at St Jamestown Steak & Chops (516 Parliament) has taken us deep into the secret vaults to show off his Thanksgiving turkeys. Whether you’ve placed an advance order or you want to pick one up at the last minute, he’s got what you need. He also has hams, steaks, roasts and other goodies ready for your holiday feast.

Flowers for your table
Simmons Flowers (540 Parliament) can help you celebrate your Thanksgiving with the beauty of the earth as well as its bounty. Merion and Tina remind you that your Thanksgiving table needs a centerpiece of traditional Fall flowers. Visit the store on Thanksgiving Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm or place your order by phone (416-920-6580).

Thanksgiving weekend at Peartree
Over the weekend, Peartree (507 Parliament) are offering a three-course dinner at $21.99. There’s butternut soup, turkey with apple, sage and onion dressing, mashed potatoes, fresh veggies, gravy and cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie for dessert. All of this for only $21.99 in one of our most popular and comfortable restaurants. For your reservations, call (416) 962-8190.

Your favourites are back in stock
Serrano ham is available again at The Epicure Shop (473 Parliament). Also from Spain, Patty has stocked up on chorizo sausages. These are perfect choices for antipasto and charcuterie plates. And she has tortas, savoury for your cheese platters and sweet for your desserts. For Thanksgiving, she has pumpkin tarts and pies and lots of choices for fruit pies.

It’s coming on Thursday
Regina at Labour of Love (242 Carlton) invites you to the grand opening for her Clothing Trunk Show on Thursday October 13 from 4 to 8 pm. Begin building your Fall wardrobe with Melissa Nepton’s beautiful designs. During the event, Regina will also be serving a selection of fine artisanal teas from the Sloane Tea Company. For more information, click here:

Kendall & Co – two special features
Kevin reports that Kendall & Co (541 Parliament) are now stocking Cabbagetown Tea Towels. The first two in this series were designed by Steve Yeates and feature the bay-and-gable and workman’s cottage designs found throughout our neighbourhood. These are great gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. They also have table linen, distinctive serving ware, decorative candles and home accents to make your Thanksgiving home beautiful. They’ve extended their shopping hours and they’re open now to 8 pm on Thursdays. For more suggestions about your Thanksgiving decorations, click here:

The CYC wants you!
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

Feel Good Food seminar
Mylk Uncookies (253 Gerrard) is hosting a Feel Good Food seminar on Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8 pm featuring 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. There’ll be handouts with healthy comfort food recipes. Check out all the program details at $25.

A new Autumn menu at JAM
Av Atikian has announced a new Fall menu: On Sundays, he’s providing free corkage when you bring your own bottle of wine. His appetizers are listed at $7, his main entrees at $18 and his wines start at $22/bottle – all are great bargains. JAM is closed this weekend on Sunday. 195 Carlton, (416) 921-1255

Number 9’s Modular Recording Courses
There are still a few spaces open in Number 9’s modular recording courses. If you want to learn about audio engineering in a professional studio environment, then call now (416-988-0989). All courses are hands-on. They’re taught one-on-one in a real recording studio and the timing is very flexible. For more details, click here: 222 Gerrard

A Cabbagetown tree tour
The Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents have teamed up with LEAF to offer 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.

Did you know?
Hockey superstar Bobby Orr once owned a small group of pizza stores. One of them was located at 501 Parliament where HomeLife Realty One now has an office. The Torontoist has a good story about the store and about Orr’s hopes for it: