Friday, 22 June 2012

It's Summertime!

Welcome to another wonderful week of Cabbagetown News!

We would like to THANK YOU for your continual support in our community news updates.
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Our Business Spotlight last week featured the Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre and a profile on Dr. Mekis.

Check out the link below if you missed it last week...

This week we get to know Sandy Badgley, B.A., R.H.N.
Get to know Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre's newest addition through her own words:

"As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), I help people achieve their personal health goals by providing nutritional and stress management guidance, meal plans with recipes using whole foods, and ongoing support.

Services include a Dietary Review ($90) for those who just want a bit of help in eating better, a Nutritional Analysis ($150) for those with existing health conditions or with specific objectives, a Kitchen Raid ($90/hr.) to find out what’s really lurking in your cupboards and a Grocery Store Tour ($90/hr.) to learn how to make healthy choices when you are shopping.  
Discounted package pricing that includes follow-up meetings is available for the Dietary Review and Nutritional Analysis services. 

I work with clients with chronic, inflammatory and stress-related conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, fibromyalgia and digestive issues among others, as well as people who are simply looking to improve their diets.  

Proper nutrition is an essential part of overall wellness and can help boost results from services of other health care practitioners. I have been a Cabbagetown resident for six years and have always loved that it is a true neighbourhood where you can really get to know your neighbours and business owners.  It is what drew me and my husband here in the first place and the main reason that I wanted to have my practice in Cabbagetown.  It’s home. I take a very personalized approach in working with my clients.  I take the time to get to know them and make recommendations suited to their individual needs."

You can visit Sandy and the Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre team at 214 Carlton Street by appointment only, 416 922 3020.

Labour of Love
We're celebrating Teachers today and Labour of Love allows you to express your appreciation through these elegant, thoughtful gift ideas for the educators in your life. 

Whether you're thanking classroom assistances, or your own child's teachers, you'll find creative ideas that fit your budget. Drop by this weekend and let them help you find the perfect gift!

Store hours:
Monday - Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

For more information visit or catch them on Facebook

MJG Gallery
Mark has no set show-theme for this or next month but is featuring a wide selection of fantastic original art, including artists who are new to the space.

Painting of the Week:
Cabbagetown's own Bev Jenkins' "Bluebell Wood" is oil on canvas, 30"Hx40"W. 
Offered at MJG Gallery
555 Parliament St. 

Kendall & Co
With our hot summer weather, the water hose must be out in full force and put to good use.
KENDALL & Co's Cast Iron Bird Wall Mount Garden Hose Holder will keep things nice and tidy after the lawns, flowers and veggies have quenched their thirst.  Find this and other nature inspired home accessories, exclusively at KENDALL & Co, for your home or cottage.
227 Carlton St. 
10-6 Monday + 11-5 Saturday  

What's On
Champagne and Strawberries, Music and Dance, Dinosaurs and Dragons ….. Find out what's on in Cabbagetown and around our fine city with KENDALL & Co. 
To subscribe to their weekly guide, simply email   

A masterpiece of 1970's modern lighting design, the chrome shade hovers above the work surface. This striking design by Peter Hamburger is currently part of the Museum of Modern Art's collection. 
249 Gerrard Street East
Tel: 416 934 9009 

Noon to 7pm Wednesday through Saturday 
Noon to 6pm Sunday 

Don Vale Cabbagetown Resident's Association

Please join us for a free evening of dance, food, music and history as Patricia Beatty, dancer, teacher, choreographer and co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre talks about her preparation for a life in dance and her experience as a woman working at the Toronto Dance Theater.
5:45-6:15 Registration and snacks
6:15-6:30 George Rust-D’Eye, Cabbagetown Historian
6:30-7:00 Patricia Beatty, Keynote speaker
7:00-7:15 Dance performance by Danielle Baskerville,music by Arvo Pärt
7:15-8:00 Closing remarks and mingling
Delicious food and drinks kindly provided by the following Cabbagetown establishments:
Merryberry Café & Bistro

Absolute Bakery

JETFUEL Coffee Shop

519 Parliament Street

589 Parliament Street

559 Parliament Street
Not to be missed...
Three gifted dancesmiths Kiri Figueiredo, Michael Caldwell and Shannon Litzenberger explore the hidden corners of human nature in a physically intense hour of dance. The Gravity Hour features four compelling new works that rise and fall through moments of tension, jealousy, loneliness and regret. It takes ‘screaming into your pillow’ to a whole new level.

By: Kiri Figueiredo, Michael Caldwell and Shannon Litzenberger
Company: Kiri Figueiredo Dance
Company origin: Toronto, ON
Choreographer: Kiri Figueiredo, Michael Caldwell and Shannon Litzenberger
Cast: Jesse Dell, Jordana Deveau, Kiri Figueiredo, Sarah Fregeau, Daniel McArthur, Andrea Spaziani and Stéphanie Tremblay Abubo
Show length: 60min.

Fourth Eye Gallery
Youngo Verma: Cosmic Energy and Tantric Enlightenment
Exhibition of Drawings and Sculptures
May 30 to July 3, 2012
Curated by Ameena Chaudhry and Ali Adil Khan
438 Parliament Street

Youngo Verma 
(b. 1938)

Youngo Verma is a painter and sculptor who trained and worked with the great Indian masters B.C. Sanyal and K.S. Kulkarni. In 1971, influenced by the Bauhaus school he moved to Germany to to study and work under Michael Croissant, where he further honed his skills in sculpture and bronze casting. During his 10 years in Germany, Youngo worked tirelessly sketching, painting and sculpting from live models. He held several solo shows, group exhibitions and commissioned works. In 1981, Youngo Verma moved to Toronto, Canada.

Youngo Verma’s murals and sculptures adorn public buildings across India, Nepal, Germany and Canada, such as a large relief disc for the Toronto School Board comprising busts of seven past Canadian presidents.  His works are in public and private collections in Europe and North America, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. His artistic journey has taken him from Delhi to Frankfurt and eventually Toronto where he has lived for the last three decades.

Youngo’s drawings examine and explore Tantra and the complex phenomenon of cosmic energy. What is it and how can we tap into it? How are cosmic energy and individual creativity related? Will exposure to cosmic energy heighten one's consciousness and personal creativity? What insight can be gained from an artist’s interpretation of cosmological questions?

Drawing with the mind of a sculptor, his work hints at the spiritual discourse between the figure and the abstract, meditation and space. Viewing his drawings, an art critic found herself immersed in the world of neutrons and protons circling the nucleus of the atom, and remarked, ‘…the artist is trying to reach the smallest known reality of the world, the basis of matter, of forms and shapes and maybe of art.’ It is not an insignificant tribute to the genius of Youngo.

Youngo Verma uses lighter pointillism in the center of darker pencil work – this interplay is the magic of his artistry. He plays with our perception of forms – it is hypnotic and expressive – the work standing out distinctly for its chastity and austerity. He subconsciously succeeds in manipulating the medium to create an illusory, three-dimensional, almost palpable feel compelling the viewer to reach out and touch. These soothing Tantra-inspired simple graphite drawings evoke a sensitivity towards both the sculptural, outward form, and the inner essence of a thought process of movement and stillness. Taking off from his metal sculptures of his earlier period, his work leads us directly to the crucial issues arising from his affirmation of the transcendent imagination.

Cabbagetowners in Action
 Huge THANKS to everyone that helped make the Picnic in the Paddock a great success!
Check out our pics from this wonderful event held to fundraise for the Riverdale Farm by clicking on the link above.