Friday, 18 November 2011

Cabbagetown’s Christmas Catalogue
Over the next few weeks, we’ll tell you about holiday gift items and decorations – all conveniently available here in Cabbagetown. We’re asking our merchants to highlight special items in their stores for our catalogue. Here's the best from our Cabbagetown shops. To launch our Christmas Catalogue, we’ve selected four fine home accessory shops and asked them to show us their choices.

Eclectisaurus (249 Gerrard)
Eclectisaurus has a remarkable collection of unique vintage and antique gifts for your Christmas list. This picture shows a Machine Age art deco tea set from England in the 1930s along with a 1970s task lamp, a silver bead necklace and a 1980s Wochtmeister metallic print.

Green’s (529 Parliament)
This small display highlights the wide range of eclectic home décor and design merchandise on offer at Green’s. The serving pieces are silver plate. The brass picture frames in the background are Victorian vintage. The wrought iron table, chairs and Tiffany style lamp are modern.

Kendall & Co (541 Parliament)
Your holiday gift central and your go-to for festive décor, Kendall & Co will make your Christmas gift giving easy, merry and bright. You can hang your coat, hat or dog leash on these whimsical teapot wall hooks. Recommended by CBC television’s Steven and Chris. To see all of their special offers, go to

Mi Casa (238 Carlton)
This beautiful store is a wonderful source for your Christmas home furnishing gifts. This year, they’re promoting a Radinka Frosted Table for the holiday season. Tempered glass and steel, 31” high and 18” wide, light weight and easily moved – it’s perfect as a side table in your livingroom. To see more, visit


Welcome to Cabbagetown

Gregory Harris is a criminal lawyer who’s just set up practice at 219 Carlton. He’s a graduate from McGill (where he was on the Dean’s Honour List) and he articled at Heenan Blaikie LLP. After being called to the Bar, he decided to focus exclusively on criminal law. You can contact him at 647-522-4404 and at

Steve & Chris recommend
In their November 17 program, CBC television’s Steve and Chris use Kendall & Co décor to highlight effective ways to liven up small spaces in a room. You can see their show here: If you’re in a hurry, just move the cursor to the 6-minute mark and this segment will appear for you.

Labour of Love
Regina reports that Artech Studio have created beer glasses made from recycled bottles of our favourite brews. They’re great gifts for beer-loving guys (like me!) Check out her blog for more exciting gift ideas: 242 Carlton.

Christmas sale at the Farm
The Friends of Riverdale Farm operate the Shop at the Farm and every year, they present a marvelous selection of Christmas gifts and decorations. On Sunday, they’re holding their annual preview party and sale. Don’t miss it – there’ll be refreshments and good shopping all day long from 10 am to 4 pm. The Shop will now be open every weekend until Christmas for your convenience. Riverdale Farm, Winchester & Sumach.

CNH exhibit
MJG Gallery (Parliament) is showing a collection of 70 photographs from the archives at Central Neighbourhood House and the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum. Don’t miss these amazing pictures of life in Cabbagetown and downtown Toronto over the past 100 years. The show been extended to Thursday November 24.

Audio Engineering
Number 9 Audio (222 Gerrard) still has a few spots open in their modular recording course. Each module covers one important aspect about audio recording and every class is a hands-on experience in a real recording studio. Bookings and payments are flexible. For more information, click here:

Impulse 2011 at the Winchester Dance Theatre
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre presents an ambitious main-stage performance of ensemble works that showcase dancers from each year of the professional dance training program. This is your chance to see tomorrow’s dance stars today. Performances take place on December 1, 2 and 3 and on December 8, 9 and 10. For tickets, call (416) 967-6887 or email 80 Winchester