Friday, 8 June 2012

Sunshiny Days

Hello Cabbagetowners and welcome to another week of Cabbagetown News.

The sun is once again shining magnificently in our lovely neighbourhood and we've got some great events coming up that will definitely get you out and about the streets of Cabbagetown.

The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Regent Park is having an information session next Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 5:30pm - 7pm at the Christian Resource Centre at 40 Oak St.

The Centre for Social Innovation rents office, desk, and part-time space for individuals, community groups and organizations with a social mission. Join them at their upcoming information session to learn more about their plans for CSI Regent Park. CSI Regent Park will be located in the new Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre at 
585 Dundas Street East.

They will be discussing:
  • A brief history of CSI, its two thriving locations and community of over 700 social entrepreneurs
  • CSI Regent Park space options and pricing
  • Member benefits
  • How CSI can help accelerate your success
or get more information at

If you're in the mood for some art, the Peartree Restaurant will be featuring Stuart Graham's Art Show from June 1st to July 31st. Check him out and show support for our local artists.
Visit his website and blog for more visuals:
Fairway Garden Centre by Stuart Graham

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Eclectisaurus for being included in Toronto Life's 2012 Premier Issue of Neighbourhoods | "Toronto's 300 Best Places to Eat, Shop, and Hang Out" 

They always have great one-of-a-kind finds like this  beautiful upright T-12 Toaster made by General Electric. 
More info at
The top and sides have decorative cut out scroll work and the Bakelite knobs are decorated with flowers.

Visit their shop at 249 Gerrard Street East Wednesday to Saturday Noon to 7pm, Sunday Noon to 6pm,
or by appointment (416 934 9009) or view their site for more great finds. 

Like them on Facebook too! 

And if you love one-of-a-kind finds, Labour of Love has got you covered for one-of-kind gifts for Dad just in time for Father's Day (June 17th).

Dig these rocking Album Cover Cufflinks. Handmade in Toronto by BBJ. 
Choose from their ever-growing (and pretty random) list of classic rock and pop album art, or MAKE YOUR CUSTOM REQUEST NOW! 

Great gifts for dads and husbands - imagine them decked out in Elvis or Nirvana…or even Madonna! 

They have a huge collection for you to choose from or put in your custom order NOW. 

And for the ladies, check out this gorgeous necklace which is part of La Raffinerie's Spring Summer 2012 collection "Frida". 
The famous artist-painter Frida Kahlo is the muse of this collection with vivid colors and a look both modern and exotic.

Beautifully handmade by Julia Vallelunga in Montreal. 
This necklace - San Miguel. Spice up your summer wardrobe with this stunning piece of wearable art! 

For more information visit their Blog 

Fresh from the Farmer's Market, SAMOSAS now available at The Epicure Shop. This weekend while quantities last, if you buy 3, you get 1 FREE only $5.00
And while you're there, refresh with a Nestle 1.5 L water bottle for only $1. Beat the heat and the bank!

Starting Monday, June 11th The Winchester Kitchen & Bar presents: Lawrence and Holloman.
"Is it any wonder you admire me"
Starring Jerry Schaeffer & Trent McMullen
Directed by Jane Ford
Sound Design by Chris Stanton

Runs June 11-21st (June 17 Dark)
Starts 8:30 pm, Doors open 7:30
Tickets are $20 per person, tax incl.

Scrim4RentProductions brings Morris Panych's brilliantly written and hilarious, dark comedy to the stage.

Lawrence & Holloman is the blackest of Morris Panych's comedies.  It is about a mild mannered, suicidal schmuck named Holloman (Jerry Schaeffer) who is taken under the wing of Lawrence (Trent McMullen), a dim witted, happy-go-lucky suit salesman who is on a hot streak.  But Lawrence's hot streak is about to end.  And maybe, just maybe, Holloman insists on taking Lawrence down with him.

Some more local talent is being presented by PushPULL Dance, a company of "dancing professionals, not professional dancers." 
The Winchester Street Theatre is hosting "Heroes & Villains: Dance Another Day" from  June 14 - 23. 

They have performances:
June 14 @ 8pm
June 15 @ 8pm
June 16 @ 8pm
June 17 @ 2pm
June 21 @ 8pm
June 22 @ 8pm
June 23 @ 2pm and 8pm

More information can be found on their website

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:

If you are unable to join us, but would like to make a contribution to support the Riverdale Farm, you can make a donation directly at:

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.  

Donations of $10 or more are eligible for a tax receipt.  
It is important that your donation be received soon, as the Riverdale Farm Coalition will be presenting their Business Plan to City Council on Tuesday, June 12th.  
We want to be able to report on how much money has been successfully raised to demonstrate the City's support for the Farm.

Young Local Artists shine at KENDALL & Co.  

From this Friday to June 17, in conjunction with Luminato, Toronto's premier Festival of Arts and Creativity: "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 is now being exhibited at KENDALL & Co. 

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. 

For more info about this exhibit, visit online or come by KENDALL & Co. at 227 Carlton St. 10-6 weekdays and 11-5 Saturdays.

Extended until June 17, the 3rd in their series of "Promote Our Local" event, local artist Victoria Hadden will continue to exhibit her original paintings in various medium at KENDALL & Co. 
For more information:
Inspired by nature, Cabbagetown and her travels abroad, her impressionistic paintings are available to purchase. 

Don't be behind the eight ball this Father's Day June 17th. Pool together and get dad this cool set of billiard ball votive candle holder from KENDALL & Co. 227 Carlton Street.
 Check out for more gift ideas.

What's OUT is NOW IN
KENDALL & Co introduces their exclusive NEW series of OUTDOOR RUGS. 
6 Bold & Colourful Styles in 5 sizes. 
Just in time for roof top decks, backyard patios, summer cottages and wherever your family spills and thrills!
For more info, check out their website  
The synthetic yarns used in these handmade rugs are resistant to mould, mildew, and rot. Intended for outdoor use or for high traffic areas indoors such as, kitchen, powder room, bathrooms, laundry rooms, etc. 

And as always, Kendall & Co. offers us the ups and downs of what's going in town this week.

Art Shows, Summer Picnics, Film Fest and More. Find out what's on in Cabbagetown and around our fine city with KENDALL & Co's weekly guide. 
KENDALL & Co. Design and Decor
Retail Shop + Design Studio

227 Carlton Street 
Toronto, ON  M5A 2L2
Mon - Fri  10am to 6pm
Sat 11am to 5pm
T: 416.363.9914
F: 416.363.2767

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Cheers to the weekend :)