Saturday, 16 June 2012

Father's Day Weekend

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Hello Cabbagetowners! Welcome to another week of Cabbagetown News.

We are glad to have received a great response regarding our new Blog Features. We are getting to know our neighbours better and increasing our community presence.
Thank you for your continued interest :)

This week our Business Spotlight is:

Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre
214 Carlton Street
416 922 3020
Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre (CCHC) has been serving the Cabbagetown community since 1985, at which time it was located  on Gerrard Street East.    
The office moved to 214 Carlton St. 10 years later (It was owned by another Chiropractor at the time).  
Dr. Mekis, D.C. began practicing at CCHC in 1998 and purchased the practice in 2000.   
After 20 years at this location they decided to completely renovate the space and are very pleased with their new modern update. The transformation is astounding.
They offer Chiropractic, Registered Massage Therapy, and Registered Holistic Nutritional Services.  Their small office mainly services the Cabbagetown area but many of their loyal patients who have moved over the years come from all over the city and abroad.
 Dr. Mekis specializes in sports injury and acute care, uitilizing pain and healing modalities such as ultrasound, inferential and tens, laser, acupuncture, and of course, spinal manipulative therapy; following years of experience as both an athlete and athletic therapist.
Dr. Mekis also fabricates and dispenses custom-made othotics and shoes.

She has lived in Cabbagetown for the past 25 years and can't imagine living anywhere else. She appreciates the diversity and tight knit community. Her patients appreciate the small town feel of her office in the heart of this big city.

 In the following weeks we will be featuring Dr. Mekis' staff (Sandy Badgley, BA, RHN - Nutritionist, Etai Tintpulver and Heather Atkinson - both Registered Massage Therapists) with individual profiles highlighting their specialties.

The Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre is open Monday - Saturday by appointment only.

This weekend we're celebrating dads all around and we want to make sure your special guy has a great time with the special features some of our businesses are promoting this week.

Check out our past suggestions at
Pick up some great prepared salads for your weekend barbecue at The Epicure Shop. 
All weekend long, purchase any prepared salad and get a second for half price of equal or lesser value.
There's lots of variety in-store and there's sure to be one perfect for you.

One of the many new arrivals this week at Labour of Love - block-stamped picture frame card with elegant ribbon, vine and bow silhouette. 
Personalized Stationery by Samantha Dubeau

Each one is handmade with love!
Insert your favourite picture of dad with a personalized message. Who says last minute shopping can't be fun!!

Check out their blog to see what's new in store or check them out on Facebook

Over the last few weeks, KENDALL & Co has offered up some great gifts for Father's Day:
  • Repurposed Flip-Flop Doormat for dads who like to keep things easy going.
  • Billiard Ball Votive Candle Holder for dads who get you out from behind the eight ball.
  • Recycled Bicycle Candelabra for dads who let you spin your wheels before offering his wise advice.
  • Slate Photo Frame for dads who chalked it up to hormones during your rebellious teen years
Check out all these items at 
This week - a Stately Wall Mount Deer Antler for dads who are the leader the pack. 
KENDALL & Co has other unique gift options for Father's Day like wine accessories, vintage walking sticks, Japanese sake sets … plus they have cool gift wrapping too! 

Happy Father's Day!

MJG Gallery - Painting of the Week
 Jamie Bowen's "Dandelions", 48"x48" acrylic on wood-panel painting; part of the June exhibition of artwork at MJG Gallery. 
555 Parliament St. 

MJG Gallery - June Show
Mark at MJG is offering a variety of wonderful art over the summer months - some artist's work is new to the gallery! 
Visit Wed-Sun, 11-6. 
416.923.4031 follow the space on Facebook

 LUMINATO in Cabbagetown

 ///Re-ply\\\ @ KENDALL & Co: a collection of artwork produced by children participating in an integrated project with Toronto artist Dan Bergeron and Luminato’s Education and Outreach department. 

Through workshops in five partner public schools in Regent Park and Cabbagetown, artist Dan Bergeron invited students in grades four and five to re-think the meaning of the word ‘Re-ply’ in artistic terms -- explaining how art is a response to something - a ‘reply’ to an idea, issue or emotion. Click the link for more info about this exhibit

Luminato has also sets up more ///Re-ply\\\ art installations at various spots in Cabbagetown. Click the link for map and audio descriptions on the various pieces. 

Find out what's on in Cabbagetown and around our fine city with KENDALL & Co's weekly guide. Local Art Shows, Paws in the Parkette, Summer Picnic, New Yoga Studio and more. 

Do you love the Riverdale Farm?

Riverdale Farm is celebrating Summer Solstice with a Picnic in the Paddock!
We invite you to bring your own picnic or buy our barbecue to dine at the Farm.
We’ll have games for the kids, tables for dining and entertainment!
There will be a wine and beer garden, an ice cream cart and more!
Bring your family…. bring your friends… bring your neighbours… bring your own picnic!

It’s all happening at Riverdale Farm
Thursday, June 21, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 each or $50 per family with a tax receipt from the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation
All proceeds will support the Riverdale Farm.

 To buy tickets directly, on-line, please visit:

For more information on the event, and the status of the Riverdale Farm Coalition's work to support the future of the Riverdale Farm, please visit:

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is receiving donations on behalf of the Coalition and all money received will be dedicated specifically to enhancements to Riverdale Farm. 
Good News from the Riverdale Farm Coalition! 
Click the link below for the latest development, associated media reports, video and two fantastic ways to support our Farm.

Every Sunday at Cranberries Restaurant

Roast Beef Dinner 5pm - 10pm
 The delicious three course meal includes:
Make reservations this Sunday and treat your dad to a satisfying dinner.

 You are invited to a free event co-hosted by the Don Vale Cabbagetown Resident's Association and Herstories Cafe.

On Monday, June 25th, at 80 Winchester Street, Patrica Beatty, dancer, teacher, choreographer and co-founder of the Toronto Dance Theater  (TDT) will speak about her life in dance.

There will also be a short talk on the history of the TDT by George Rust D'Eye, a dance performance and food provided by local businesses.  Best of all, this event is free!  The talk will start at 6:00pm and socializing and food will take place after.

 Attendance is free, but please register so we can have enough food.

or visit their website at for more information

 The City wants to hear from you.

The City of Toronto is asking residents to provide the City with feedback on the current Holiday Shopping By-law by taking part in an online survey and public consultation sessions.

The City's current holiday shopping regulations require some retail businesses to close on designated public holidays while other businesses are permitted to open.

"This is an important issue and we want to make sure that all who are affected by the holiday shopping regulations have a chance to provide their views on the subject," said Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth), Chair of the City's Holiday Shopping Subcommittee.

The public can provide feedback through a public opinion telephone poll, online survey and public consultation meetings. Holiday shopping public consultation sessions will take place on:
* Monday, June 18 - 7 to 9 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Council Chamber

*Tuesday, June 19 -  7 to 9 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Council Chamber

*Wednesday, June 20 - 7 to 9 p.m.
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., Council Chamber

*Thursday, June 21 - 7 to 9 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Council Chamber

*Monday, June 25 - 7 to 9 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Rotunda

Space is limited. Pre-registration is available by calling 416-392-8671 or emailing

More information about the public consultations is available online at 


Yonge Street Mission wishes thank everyone who made their 8th Annual Community Book Fair, a great success. 

  A big Thank You to all the volunteers and donors for their support. 

The Cabbagetown Preservation Association also wishes to thank all the wonderful people who made the Hidden Gardens and Private Spaces Tour a memorable one this year.

About 600 people attended this year's tour (ticketed visitors, volunteers and special guests).
EVERYONE said the tour was fantastic, every garden offered something special, and the volunteers & gardeners were friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful.

The Organizing Committee for the garden tour wishes to thank the local merchants who offered specials to our visitors.

Thanks to:
Home Hardware for the Mark Cullen gardening book
Jay's Garden Centre for the beautiful lilac-coloured dahlia
Mi Casa and Kendall & Co for their week-long discounts with purchase
MerryBerry, Cranberries, Stout Irish Tavern and The Epicure Shop for their food offerings and discounts.

All our visitors were thrilled with the warm welcome extended to them at these local businesses.

In addition, the Organizing Committee thanks the following merchants for selling tickets:
Mi Casa, JAY'S Garden Centre, Fairway Variety, Kendall & Co Design & Decor, The Epicure Shop and of course the BIA office.

We look forward to next year's tour and hope everyone reading this message will participate. No garden is the same year after year. Gardeners love changing their plantings!

CPA Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour Organizing Committee
Helen Coltrinari (chair), Stephen Boddy, Ruth Wagner, Ken MacKenzie, Tim Fry, Sandie Riches, Kim Ezeard

The proceeds from this tour support the Cabbagetown Preservation Association's People Program, Green Thumbs Growing Kids, and the CPA Streetscapes in Bloom Award.

Our neighbourhood truly is a beautiful landscape.