Friday, 1 June 2012

Spring Showers

Welcome to another week of Cabbagetown News!

We thank you so much for continuing to tune in each week to learn about the great events happening in our beautiful neighbourhood.

We are starting our Business Spotlight this week featuring the Cabbagetown Barbers: 
Frank Rosati & Jimmy Cogliano.

Frank and Jimmy were recently featured in Panoram Italia magazine (Feb/Mar 2012 Vol. 2 No. 1) with a cover story showcasing their Cabbagetown Barber Shop at 525 Parliament St. 

Click on the link to read the article:
Or stop by the shop to pick up your free copy of the magazine.

The business partners met in 1966 and have been friends ever since.

 They took over D.C. Barbershop in 1993 and changed its name to reflect the fantastic neighbourhood they chose to put down roots in due to its vicinity to the downtown core. Along with assistant Mandy Sellers, they've created a city-wide reputation over the years and have celebrity clientele alongside notable members of the Cabbagetown Community as regular customers.
"With Frank and Jimmy, you go for the haircut and you stay for the stories..."

The duo agrees that if there's one person in your life that you should trust, it's your barber.

A good barber shop "is meant to represent an oasis for men," says Jimmy, "providing a warm atmosphere, good conversation and most of all, a great haircut. At Cabbagetown, we always want our clients to leave with a smile." 

Come visit Mandy, Jimmy, and Frank at 525 Parliament Street.
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5pm

Book your haircut today 416 967 1280 and be spring fresh for this Sunday's Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour.

Labour of Love also wants to help you prepare for Cabbagetown's Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour by encouraging you to dress up and find inspiration in your own garden. Ukuru's homely non-toxic hand painted stainless steel table wear offers the perfect accent for your garden oasis.

Please visit their blog at 
Like them on Facebook at

And don't fret if you haven't gotten your tickets yet, KENDALL & Co. is Cabbagetown Garden Tour Central. 

KENDALL & Co. is the ONLY place to get your tickets on Sunday with special opening hours at 9am. From now till Sunday, buy your tickets at KENDALL & Co. and receive 15% off their regular priced, in-stock home accents! PayPal voucher holders may redeem their tickets at their shop. Special edition "Garden Friends" tea towels, in limited numbers, are now available at KENDALL & Co. Just look for colourful balloons at 227 Carlton Street this Sunday.

Volunteers from the Cabbagetown Preservation Association will be on hand with tickets and info at KENDALL & Co.  For more info about the Garden Tour, click on the photo for a writeup from the National Post.
Tickets are $15 and you can pick up yours at the following ticket vendors or online at
  • Bill's Garden and Design - 903 Pape Avenue, 416 466 8283
  • Mi Casa - 238 Carlton Street, 416 929 1913
  • JAY's Garden Centre - 360 Gerrard Street, 416 927 9949
  • Fairway Variety - 520 Parliament Street, 416 921 0624
  • Sheridan Nurseries - 2827 Yonge Street North location only, 416 481 6429
  • KENDALL & Co. Interior Design - 227 Carlton St, 416 363 9914
  • Ringe & Associates (Florist) - 4 King West, 416 927 8742
  • The Epicure Shop - 473 Parliament Street, 416 928 0291 

To kick off the event, KENDALL & Co. presents FLOWER POWER:
 an Art Show Preview for Cabbagetowners Saturday, June 2nd. 

FLOWER POWER is the 3rd in their series of "Promote Our Local" event. Long time Cabbagetowner and local artist, Victoria Hadden will exhibit her original paintings at KENDALL & Co. 
Come meet the artist on Saturday's Special Preview from 3-5pm or on Sunday from 2-4pm for her book signing. Her originals in various medium, prints and book are available for purchase from June 2nd to 6th at KENDALL & 227 Carlton St.

The Epicure Shop is offering some great deals for participants of the Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour on SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2012. Present your tour ticket and receive 15% off any cheese purchase and receive a complimentary tea or coffee with any dessert purchase. 
Make sure to stop by and grab a snack.

And now some very exciting news for all the cyclists in the neighbourhood:
Our very own Cabbagetown Cycling Club is launching next week Friday, June 8th at Jetfuel.
Start time is 8:30pm and there is a $5 cover charge that includes participation in the Gold Sprint event and a beverage.

The main focus for the club in such a cycling rich neighbourhood, is to bring people together for weekly group rides, a children's bike rodeo and other bike related events throughout the year.  

If you are interested in volunteering for the event or have ideas for other events please feel free to contact Cabbagetwon Cycling Club Coordinator Wil Mills at

To find out what else is happening in Cabbagetown and around our the city,  KENDALL & Co's WHAT'S ON? covers it all. From art shows to garden tours, farmer's markets and more, all just mere steps from where you are. 

For details, check out the guide  
Compiled by your design destination in the heart of Cabbagetown at 227 Carlton St. 

Cabbagetowners in Action

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, UforChange hosted His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales' visit to Cabbagetown. Local resident Jeff Lee had the honour to greet the prince. He shared his story with us:
“Welcome Prince.” I said. 
 “How is your business?” the Prince asked. 
 “So far so good.” I answered.
 “Oh, even in the recession, not bad.”  
Then he shook my hand and continued his visit.  
 We hope you enjoyed these great photos that captured such a historic moment.


What was the area of Cabbagetown previously known as?

If you know the answer, stop by the Cabbagetown BIA office at 237 Carlton St. to win a vintage Cabbagetown Festival Poster.

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Also, send us your stories and pictures of you in action in Cabbagetown and see yourself in this space very soon :)