Tuesday, 17 July 2012


Hello Cabbagetowners!
Welcome to another edition of Cabbagetown News.
We are excited to share upcoming events and specials with you every week.

Next week we will continue our Business Spotlight but in the meantime take it easy this week as the temperatures will be sky-high.

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A new show will be starting at the Winchester Street Theatre and it's for THREE DAYS ONLY! 
You know you won't want to miss the opportunity to travel into a world of "Fantasies and Other Poisons" with Fickle Things. These lovely ladies were enthusiastic as they helped us scrub and clean the Cabbagetown BIA Community Board on the corner of Parliament and Carlton St. 
They're great :) 
We'll be front row this upcoming July 26th for their show.

July 26-28, 2012 | 8PM
Winchester Street Theatre

Fickle Things - Emma Kerson, Jane Alison McKinney, Jillian Peever, and Freya Sargent present a new work originally choreographed by 
Sharon B. Moore
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

"FANTASIES AND OTHER POISONS" flows like a moving portraiture: Five faces of desperation held together by the fantasy and illusion of those... less fortunate. 

Bold and exciting, the work pairs theatricality with magnetic physicality in an intimate, quirky, and desperate world. 

Mr. Leftovers: a man whose whole existence revolves around leftover thoughts, both his own and others. 

Almost Queen: the inner dialogue of a handmaid concentrating thoroughly on her imaginings of becoming Queen. 

Olga: a woman who fights to stay atop the Russian superstar elite. 

Sylphia: a young sylph obsessed with fables. 

Oracle: a has-been mystic who explores the pleasures and pitfalls of her decadent side.

Thursday, July 26 - opening night reception
Friday, July 27 - Q&A with the dancers

Tickets: $17 adult | $14 student, senior, CADA


601 Parliament Street Toronto
(Just South of Wellesley)

MJG Gallery
Mark continues to offer varied artwork by some 25 artists at MJG Gallery including his own mix-media "Alone". 555 Parliament St, Wed-Sun 11-6. 416.923.4031 for details

Painting of the Week
Carol Westcott's "Iris des Marais", acrylic on canvas. 
As seen at MJG Gallery. 
555 Parliament St, Wed-Sun 11-6

Visit this gorgeous gallery located at 230 Queen St E (at Sherbourne St.)

Open Saturdays, or by appointment

For more information:
Call 416.977.1077


Receiving tons of new stock, working on a new window display and getting ready for a series of new workshops coming up in two weeks!
Stay tuned for more information!  
Look them up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/www.thelabouroflove.ca, and be a friend!

Check out the store for one-of-a-kind finds like this...

Waterlife"Waterlife" features a vibrant form of folk painting from eastern India. The book is an unusual artist's journal developed by a fascination for water and water life. The artist frames his art with a playful text that evokes both childhood memory and folk legend. 

"Waterlife" is silk-screen printed by hand, on handmade paper. 

Limited edition, only three thousand copies made! Come in and snap one up before they're gone!

Labour of Love


1960s Danish Modern Extendable Teak Desk/Table

More info at -> www.eclectisaurus.com/vintage_furnishings_07.html
An elegant and practical 1960's Danish teak wood desk with two locking drawers and key. The sliding leaf creates extra work space, or in a pinch could be used to serve an intimate dinner for four. 

As members of the Cabbagetown community we thought you would be interested in the improvements being made to the 121 year old heritage building at 80 Winchester St.
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (the School) are proud to announce that major capital improvements are underway to their long-time home at 80 Winchester Street in the heart of Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood, thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the City of Toronto’s Heritage Grant Program.

Working with celebrated heritage architect Philip Goldsmith, the restoration of the beautiful historic structure will ensure that the company and the school may continue to work and perform in the space for years to come.

For further information, details or requests please contact Andrea Vagianos, Managing Director at 416-967-1365 ext. 25 or info@tdt.org

July 18, 2012 (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

To highlight the Feeding Our Future program, all summer long the Sodexo Foundation will be hosting BBQs for at-risk children from local camps. 

Next Wednesday, July 18, 250 kids from camps - many subsidized - will have a blast celebrating Feeding Our Future at Lord Dufferin Public School in Toronto (350 Parliament St, M5A 2Z7)

The kids will have a fantastic BBQ lunch, receive a basketball clinic from the Raptors Mobile Fan Zone and compete in the fine art of cupcake decorating.

Even the mascots will be there! Mascots Carlton the Bear and Raptor will be at the BBQ from 11:30-noon.

Let the Hunger Games begin! The only problem is, for one million Canadian children, summer ain't no hunger game.  As soon as school ended a couple weeks back, an already dire situation got much worse. Children, who are over-represented among food bank recipients in Canada (more than one-third of all food bank recipients are children) became more vulnerable on that warm day at the end of June when their school closed. Across Canada, one million children who depend on school lunch programs for basic nutrition simply go without once their schools close down for the summer.

However, this problem is starting to change. The Sodexo Foundation started a program called Feeding Our Future in 2000. The summer lunch program partners with community hunger relief organizations like Second Harvest to provide free summer lunches to children in need. Sodexo and Second Harvest provide the equipment, food and employee manpower necessary to feed children who would otherwise go hungry.

The simple, but vastly effective program was launched in Toronto with support from a client kitchen and Second Harvest and has since grown coast-to-coast to a total of nine cities (including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, Oakville, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax). 

To date, the Feeding Our Future program has provided over 750,000 free meals to at risk children in Canada.

The program is one of Sodexo's several Stop Hunger Initiatives that get at the root causes of hunger in Canada as part of the company's commitment to the communities where it does business.

See below for contact information, if you would like to come see this program in action. Xposure PR can arrange interviews with camp children and volunteers from the Sodexo Foundation and its partner, Second Harvest.

*Media may arrive earlier to capture images/footage of the mascots*

Dave Bennett
Xposure PR

In June, Art City wrapped up a 240ft mural project now located at Queen and Woodbine. The mural took two months to complete with the help of the children who attend the program. The theme of the mural is the environment, aquatic wildlife and plant life in the beaches community.

Art City is for children ages 6-13 in the St. James Town and Toronto area. Art City promotes the development of creative thinking, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, instilling confidence and teaching respect and tolerance of others through art. Arty City runs an after school program and are currently in their second week of summer programming.

If you drive by Sherbourne and Wellesley you will notice the mural that Art City created last summer. Art City works with many community arts organizations and is starting to host elementary school field trips. 

Great things are to come!

Visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCityToronto
Follow us them on Twitter: @ArtCityToronto

Check out their blog: http://artcitytoronto.wordpress.com/

Veni, Vidi, Vici 
It's only been April since KENDALL & Co moved to 227 Carlton Street and they have never looked back. 
Check out more pics from their renovation at  http://kendallandco.ca/fyi/design/retail-makeover/

The boutique started the Riverdale Farm Gift Collection as a fundraiser for our Farm (http://www.riverdalefarm.ca/about-the-farm/the-neighbourhood/the-riverdale-farm-collection-by-kendall-co/), hosted an art show for local painter Victoria Hadden (http://kendallandco.ca/fyi/promote-our-local/) and exhibited works by some of our brilliant kids with Luminato (http://kendallandco.ca/fyi/promote-our-local/).  

All the while, their residential design team is busy making over Cabbgetown homes with contemporary flare and modern comforts. As KENDALL & Co ease into their summer hours (Mon-Fri 10-6, Saturdays Closed), let's reflect on the past, celebrate the present and look forward to the future of this happy place to call home!  

Season of Change
"Summertime, and the livin' is easy … " KENDALL & Co ease into their Summer Hours. The boutique & residential design studio remains open Monday to Friday from 10am-6pm as usual but will close on Saturdays in the meanwhile.  But they are not resting on our laurels. They will be travelling far and wide to find those special home accessories and gifts that we have come to find at their boutique. They are also revamping our design showroom so customers can get better acquainted with their collection of custom furniture and our expanded offerings in draperies, roller blinds, venetians and top-down-bottom-up cellular blinds. Onward and Upwards! 

What's On

Art & Photography, Rock & Latin Jazz, Lego & More. Find out what's happening this weekend with KENDALL & Co's weekly guide. http://kendallandco.ca/fyi/fun/


The Mayor's executive committee voted unanimously this past Tuesday to fund the Riverdale Farm with the money it needs to continue operations. 

Prior to the vote, a local group called the The Riverdale Farm Coalition stepped forward to raise the $500,000 needed each year. So far, the Coalition has raised $17,000 since June and aims to raise $100,000 this year. 

Previously, sponsorship money needed to first cover operating expenses. Now, ordinary fundraising will go to offset operating costs, while sponsorships can go towards property enhancements.

Support the efforts by joining in the fundraising activities, and by dropping off your donation in one of the donation boxes now placed on the farm grounds.  All donations will be collected by the Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation. 

In 1978, the Riverdale Farm opened on the old Riverdale zoo site, and is an example of an Ontario farm between 1880 and 1920. It's the perfect spot to escape the city while being in the city!