Thursday, 25 October 2012

Happy Halloween

Hello Cabbagetown and welcome to another week of news, events and updates.

Unfortunately we've had some setbacks in the office with a persistent leak raining on our parade but that doesn't dampen our spirits and we are going ahead with our new Blog Format next week.

In the meantime, we've got lots to report on!

Firstly, we've had a great response regarding neighbourhood blogs and so far have a hefty list to share with you with a lot to talk about like Neighbourhood Safety and Halloween activities like, Scary-oke, Pumpkin Carving, a wheel of Misfortune, and more!

New blogs added this week:

Do you have a Blog that caters to Cabbagetown? Send us an email at and we'll add your addition to our list.

Secondly, it is with a heavy heart that we report various criminal activities in the neighbourhood. The first is a report of gunshots heard in the park at the eastern end of Carlton St. and the second is a fatal stabbing of a woman near Winchester and Aberdeen.

Any one with information is urged to call Toronto Police at 416 808 2222 or email Staff Sergeant John Spanton

Thirdly, the BIA Office at 237 Carlton St. is no longer holding office hours until further notice. We are undergoing renovations to correct our leaky roof.
If you need to get in touch with BIA Staff please email us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

And now back to our regularly programmed content.

Our Profile Spotlight is shining bright on Kevin Kung from Kendall & Co.
KENDALL & Co's boutique is brimming with great new arrivals, just in time for the Holidays.

When did you start at KENDALL & Co.?
I started with KENDALL & Co. two years ago when the company expanded into retail. I manage the retail operation. I have a design management degree from Milan and was an IT consultant in another life. You never know where life will take you!

Why did KENDALL & Co. start the retail business?
The annual Garden Tour and Tour of Homes attest to the fact that Cabbagetowners are proud homeowners. We created a home store that reflects their values. Our friends in the neighbourhood liked the idea of a store that would carry great gifts and also special items for the home. We felt the time was right for us to fulfill their wish.
The decision to hire a residential design firm is a complex one. The merchandise that we feature in the boutique expresses a certain aesthetic. Customers can see, touch and relate to items that might be part of KENDALL & Co.’s vision for their project. The shop allows us to engage customers in an informal way and provides an avenue whereby we can familiarize ourselves with their tastes and needs. Our shop merchandise is like the amuse bouche to the start of a delicious gourmet feast.
What do you offer in the KENDALL & Co. boutique?

Design goods need to have character to make it onto our shelves. Our boutique focuses on charming home accessories, chic stationery, hostess gifts and statement furnishings from international design companies. We also carry locally made goods: organic soaps, jewelry, pottery and monogrammed pillows. We developed a Riverdale Farm Gift Collection to help raise funds for our Farm. Likewise, we carry tea towels, the sale of which helps support the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. We also host “Promote our Locals” in-store events to showcase artists living in Cabbagetown. Potter Gerri Orwin, painter Victoria Hadden and The Toronto Guild of Spinners and Weavers have had their work showcased.

KENDALL & Co's boutique is brimming with great new arrivals, just in time for the Holidays.

In the coming weeks, our shop will explode with the absolute best holiday gifts and decorations.

On a related note, we offer gift-wrapping and local delivery.
Subscribers to our weekly "FYI" receive an email updating them on what is happening in our community and in our fine city. To have your name added to our FYI list please email
We are launching online shopping that will make limited and exclusive items available for special order.

Beyond our boutique, our showroom has an illuminated wall of window treatment options; a display of our indoor and outdoor rugs; eclectic lighting and LED solutions and top quality custom furniture. Our designers welcome impromptu visits to our showroom. For a more thorough consultation, an appointment would be recommended.

Who are your customers?
Our core retail customers live in Cabbagetown but we also have loyal customers in B.C. and even across the Atlantic! We buy for Cabbagetowners because we too are Cabbagetowners. On buying trips, we ask ourselves whether our friends in the neighbourhood would like an item or whether it speaks to our sophisticated customers. When you shop at KENDALL & Co. your purchases help support environmental initiatives, AIDS research, fair-trade practices, artistic traditions and community non-profits for children and the arts.

Why do you enjoy working at KENDALL & Co.?

Change is constant at KENDALL & Co. New products, new displays and new store layouts reflect it. I also meet new people with whom I can nurture these new relationships.
I also get to shape the company’s identity. Our shop expresses who we are; what we like and what we care about as Cabbagetown residents. Our shop window is a window to the soul of the company and a reflection of the shared values of the great team at KENDALL & Co.
We have a vested interest in what we do and how we run our business because Cabbagetown is our home.
What sets KENDALL & Co apart?
Here is an example of how our customers receive personalized attention:
A customer, new to the neighbourhood, was interested in our wool rugs and our draperies. In the shop we narrowed down her top two choices and on her way out, I gave her a guide to a self-walking tour of the CPA's Cabbagetown People (
One of our designers then brought the two rugs and some drapery samples over to her home. The sample rugs were laid down with the customer's existing furniture and the drapery samples were displayed together in natural light. All for the customer to see as a cohesive finish to her rooms. Windows were then measured; photos taken and the room was then restored to its original setting. A precise quote for rugs and draperies was then prepared and submitted to the customer for approval.

KENDALL & Co's boutique is brimming with great new arrivals, just in time for the Holidays.
People are treated with this level of full service because that is how we like to be treated.

KENDALL & Co. Design and Decor
Retail Shop + Design Studio

227 Carlton Street Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm
Sat 11am to 5pm
T: 416.363.9914

If you would like your shop to be featured in this space, please send an email to to get in touch with us.

Although we will have to wait and see who will be showcased next week... I think it's time we formerly got introduced, don't you think?
I introduced myself early on when I first started in May (!/2012/05/fun-fresh-exciting.html <-- Hi!) but so much has happened since then and I want to share some great BIA items that I will be helping to implement in the coming year. We want to become a resource for community members and we want your help to grow our programs.

The more people I meet in the neighbourhood, the more I want to connect on a more personal level. Cabbagetown is a great place in Toronto to live, work, and play and the rest of the world needs to know about it.

A community that has evolved so much over the years and still has managed to maintain it's distinct personality is now facing change once again. I can't wait to see what's in store for us as a whole, because We Are All Cabbagetown.

Take some time to notice the beautiful scenery in Cabbagetown with all the leaves a million different shades of Autumn delight.

But stay safe and alert! No one is immune to violence, and we can all protect each other by being aware of each other and our surroundings.

Also, please be careful crossing the street as various accidents involving pedestrians have occurred in the last few days. Be aware and make sure drivers are aware of you when crossing the intersection of Parliament St. and Carlton especially.

Cyclists are more vulnerable on the road at night and are encouraged to wear a reflective vest after dark and have a light on both front and back sides of their bike.

Although, Halloween isn't till next week, the celebrations have already begun.
Join the gorgeous staff at Stout Irish Pub for a Family-friendly party during the day Saturday, October 27, 2012 and a ghoulish 2nd Annual Halloween Party at night.
The Epicure Shop
473 Parliament St.

Do you know an artistic 2 - 10 year old? Well why not put their skills to work by participating in The Epicure Shop's Halloween Colouring Contest.

Pick up a form in-store or print your own and drop it off to be eligible to win one of three prizes.

Check out our Facebook page to get your copy now:

Some personal invitations:

The Flying Beaver Pubaret
488 Parliament St.

Great shows this week with proven hits such as Marilla Wex.
Get your tickets fast before they sell out!

Listings below: 

The Society for Osteopathic Wellness
439 Parliament St.

Event: Society for Osteopathic Wellness Grand Opening
Date: Friday-Saturday, November 2-3, 10am – 4pm
Where: 439 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3A1

The Society for Osteopathic Wellness will be opening Toronto’s first non-profit student-run clinic in the historic Cabbagetown.

The Society for Osteopathic Wellness is focused on providing accessible osteopathic manual therapy for the Greater Toronto Area, as well as, international communities. Join members of the Ontario Osteopathic Association and others in celebrating the clinic’s grand opening. Osteopathic Manual Therapists and Osteopathic Apprentices will be on hand to answer questions about the science of Osteopathy, share how osteopathic manual therapy can benefit your vitality, and discuss any health related issues.

To book an appointment call 
647-352-5528 or for more information visit,, or follow us on twitter @osteos.

MJG Gallery
555 Parliament St.

MJG Gallery carries a lot of original art under $500! Come in and enjoy the many options.  Wed-Sun 11-6

Fourth Eye Gallery

Art, live jazz, wine, hors d'oeuvres and YOU!
A special invitation
Saturday 27th of October 2012
6:30 to 10:00 pm
You are invited to a viewing of Fourth Eye Gallery's latest exhibition, “Toronto Has Wings,” the oils and watercolours of Irene Mottadelli which celebrate the vibrant beauty of our world. Mottadelli's birds and butterflies definitely sing, “Toronto Has Wings!”
Performance by Vincent Wolfe and Sean Bray 7:30 - 9:30pm
We look forward to welcoming you.

Ameena Chaudhry (Curator)
Office: 416-519-6456

Irene Mottadelli                             
Phone: 416-703-4695     
Cabbagetown Youth Centre
2 Lancaster Ave.
Dear CYC Exercisers,
Please mark the evening of Thursday, December 6th on your calendars for a celebration at (and of) the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.  Details will follow but I wanted you to save the date!
Speaking of celebrating, the Cabbagetown Youth Centre cheering section received an Honourable Mention and a $1,000 prize for the Neighbourhood Challenge of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.  If you did not see the video of the enthusiastic cheering, here it is.  If you missed making your donation to the CYC this year, you can still put a pledge on one of the four CYC Champions until 5:00 pm on October 31st.  100% of the donation goes to the CYC.  Here is the link:
We are getting a fabulous turnout at class these days (still room for you!), including a youngster, which brings such joy to the class.  I think the age range of participants is now from 2 to 72!



Thursday, 18 October 2012

Autumn Leaves

Hello Cabbagetowners! 
Welcome to another week of fun Cabbagetown news.

I'm working hard at putting together our new blog and am very excited about our progress with our Workshop Speakers, Calender Activities, and new partnerships with community groups.

I hope you all had a great week and were able to take advantage of our great Cirque du Soleil offer, just because it's getting colder out doesn't mean you have to hibernate just yet.

Lots of great things happening in Cabbagetown:

The Warehouse Mission
252 Carlton St.

Today, you should come down to The Warehouse Mission at 252 Carlton for the 'Backstreet Showdown' CD Release Party.
Take a listen to one of their featured tracks:
Tonight - October 18 at 7:30pm
Captain Ron Farr and his bandmates' beats will surely warm up your bones. 

Check out The Warehouse Mission's website for more events happening at the corner of Carlton and Parliament

The Centre for Education & Training
595 Parliament St.

The Centre for Education & Training (TCET) invites you to a networking event wherein you will meet other business owners and learn how to grow your business, increase your value and build for a secure and comfortable retirement.

This FREE networking breakfast event is hosted at TCET 595 Parliament St., main floor, Monday, October 22, 2012 from 8:15-10:15am.

Featured speakers: Sara Marcello & Domenico Fazari, Financial Advisors, Business with CIBC

Sarah, owner of Cherry Bomb Coffee on Roncesvalles Avenue, has alerted us to a scam targeting businesses in Toronto.

Cabbagetown Preservation Association

Searching the history of your Cabbagetown home is now easy-peasy at

Simply type in your street name, then scroll down to find your house photo with such info as age, style, original builder/owner, etc. Info gathered by CPA volunteers while surveying for establishment of the Heritage Conservation District.

Also, don't forget to fill out this short survey to help the Cabbagetown Preservation Association.

The aim is to gather input from Cabbagetowners and those beyond which will help refine their programs and activities and bring increased value to our neighbourhood. 

Please submit your comments and suggestions by Friday October 26, 2012.

Meet The Author!
Pet Valu 240 Carlton St.

Cabbagetown author Robert Hawke is thrilled to release his new comedic horror novel Vampire Dogs: The Rise of Thrasher.

Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st
11am till 3 pm
Pet Valu 240 Carlton Street

"We love walking our dog in our neighbourhood so Cabbagetown became a very important part of the story." says Hawke "People will recognize sights in and around Cabbagetown."
What readers have said...
"A very engaging tale!"
" A great mix of suspense and humour"
"A terrific read"

For interviews or further information email

Working Together to Make a Better You!

Have you ever had a job? If the answer is yes, then you need to see Paul Bellini's Job Fair!

Often fired but never tired, Bellini is best known as a writer for both The Kids in the Hall and Fab Magazine, but like most of us, he's done a lot of things to put bread on the table. The show dives into an employment history that includes working on a macho railroad crew; doing publicity for the Canadian Opera Company; running a photo booth in the subway; doing knife demonstrations in a shopping mall; DJing at a gay radio station; walking around in a towel on television; and best of all, working as a pornographer's assistant. All for minimum wage!
Often fired but never tired, you owe it to yourself to attend Paul Bellini's Job Fair!
Tix: $10adv/$15 door
Available at The Pubaret™ or online a

Dinner available, before, during, and after the show.
Dinner reservations get priority seating
647.347.6567 for reservations

The Epicure Shop
473 Parliament St.

BRAND NEW: Come try all natural delicious shortbread and chocolate chip cookies.
Gluten free, wheat free, peanut free, tree nut free, egg free, corn free, yeast free, and soy free... what's left is pure goodness.

Also, in this week at the shop is a Balsamic Glaze from Modena, Italy in different flavours: Truffle, Raspberry, and Original.

MJG Gallery
555 Parliament St.

MJG is having a it's first Pop-Up Shop of Lisa Dickie's "Coy Clothes" TONIGHT, Oct 18th, 6-10pm. Great gift ideas include vintage-inspired t-shirts for kids & adults, aprons, napkins, gift cards & more. Come for a fun night of tasty num-nums & refreshments and great art! 555 Parliament St.416.923.4031 to RSVP.

MJG's painting of the week 

"Bluebell Dawn" 
by Cabbagetowner Bev Jenkins, 
part of the "Duality" show. 
555 Parliament St. 

Community News

It's nice to keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour and to say something before anything happens.

A warning to all business owners: a person or company posing as the Toronto Public Health department is calling businesses stating that they are obliged to purchase a first aid kit from them.

Cherry Bomb staff received two calls, the first saying that they had to purchase a first aid kit, a second from the "shipping department" asking to confirm the business address (which they declined to do.)

The callers refused to supply a name or phone number.

City staff have confirmed that this is a scam.

Please be wary, alert your staff, and do not fall for this scam. 

Cabbagetown Youth Centre
2 Lancaster Avenue

Check out this link to a little video montage of the CYC kids cheering the Marathon on Sunday.  
You will get an idea of the fun and of how much the cheering meant to the runners.  
The Performing Arts kids did such a good job.  
(If the cheering noise is too much, turn down the volume a bit.) 


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A Chill is in the Air

Welcome friends to another week of Cabbagetown News!

Great advances are being made for our new blog format. I hope to launch for the month of November.
The winds of change are in the air and we definitely feel it once the sun goes down.
I'm very excited to share the great new things the Cabbagetown BIA has in store for the new year but for now, you'll have to wait.

In the meantime, we've been reading our neighbours' blogs and they're fantastic!

There are so many great events that take place in our neighbourhood that one blog just can't cover them all. We've been linking other community blogs and they've been greatly received by our readers.

Do you know a blog that writes about Cabbagetown or is written by a Cabbagetowner?

Send us the link and we'll happily add it to our weekly email. The more the merrier because everyone's got something different to contribute.

Today, we share Part II of a two-part spotlight on Kendall Williams from Kendall & Co.

You can add our good friends on Facebook!/KendallandCoDesignDecor for daily updates.

Kendall & Co.
Part II

What people need to know when hiring a designer?

I feel that you have to make a solid connection with the designer. If your instincts tell you that this is not the right person for you, then it is best to move on to someone else. Some individuals are designers by nature but there are others who just fill a seat. What you have to find is the individual with a special mix of creativity and business acumen. A designer has to be able to clearly articulate ideas and then execute them in a reasonable time frame and on budget. This is a rare combination of abilities in the artistic community.

What types of services do KENDALL & Co. provide?

First and foremost we are a creative firm. We help our clients distinguish between what is ordinary and what is spectacular. We welcome clients with all types of design needs who are impressed with both the breadth and depth of our services:

• Colour Consultation
• In-Home Design Consultation
• Space Planning
• CAD Drawings
• Custom Furniture & Upholstery
• Custom Window Treatments
• Custom Floor Coverings
• Wall D├ęcor and Art Selection
• Lighting and LED Solutions
• Sourcing of Furnishings

From kid's room to boardrooms, we are well versed in the complex designs of kitchens, bathrooms to custom-built homes.

We offer a complimentary “meet and greet” at our design studio where we thoroughly explain our services and process to determine a package particular to your situation.

A retainer enables us to move forward with full concepts, detailed options, measurements, technical drawings, shopping list, trade quotes, budget and timeline for you.

We can supplement our Design Package with Project Management Services. That means we supervise the trades to carry through according to the approved design, budget and milestones. We also mitigate contingencies that may reveal themselves during construction. We coordinate the purchase and delivery of design products, available exclusively through our industry relationships. Above all, we communicate with you and ensure progress for you.

Who are your clients?

We work with a varied clientele all of whom share a desire for intelligent and cohesive design. We enjoy working with clients who live in Cabbagetown as the proximity and commonalities help with the flow of the project.

What are the advantages of your business over others?

KENDALL & Co. is a convenient "one-stop shop" with the resources and talent to comprehensively design your home to reflect your style and budget.

We are always open to the ideas and desires of our clients so the outcome is original and personal. But when clients give us the latitude to push the envelope and stay true to our professional vision, the results are phenomenal.

We advise our clients to be fully aware of the truths of renovations especially those involving older houses. I bring personal integrity and an extensive experience in design and construction to the proper stewardship of your home. Those who contract KENDALL & Co end up with an increased enjoyment and value of their property.
Cabbagetown Resident Designer, Kendall Williams
I am also a Cabbagetowner who invests time and money in the future of our community. My independent business sponsors the good work of various local nonprofits every year. Statistics show, on average, that such organizations receive 250% more support from small business owners than from larger businesses. Whenever possible we also buy local, such as Nettleship’s Paint and Home Hardware on Parliament St. I have my business lunches in the neighbourhood and it shows on my cherubic figure.

Next week, we will get to know Kevin Kung from Kendall & Co.
Stay tuned to find out how this dynamic duo has succeeded in transforming many spaces.

Visit them at:
KENDALL & Co. Design and Decor
Retail Shop + Design Studio
227 Carlton Street

Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm
Sat 11am to 5pm

T: 416.363.9914

Community News

Cabbagetown Youth Centre

Sponsor a Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) Champion!

Make a pledge to one of the CYC Champion runners - Sylvie Andrew, Heather Hopkins, Nancy Horvath or Angela Jonsson at (Neighbourhood Challenge # 11)
Featuring the children of CYC's Performing Arts Program and special musical guests, The Coppertones (members of Toronto Police Service).

The Cheering Section with the loudest, the biggest, and most enthusiastic crowd wins 1st place and $6,000 (or other prizes)

So gather your children, friends and family to shout ourselves hoarse while cheering on our friends, neighbours and some international-class athletes running some of the fastest times ever on Canadian soil. But most of all come out and support The Cabbagetown Youth Centre!


Spectators will gather at CYC (2 Lancaster Ave.) by 9:30 am to walk down together.

Join the CYC in the Neighbourhood Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Sunday, October 14th, 2012
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Corner of Trinity and Eastern
(just east of Front and Parliament)

For more info call Brenda at 416-995-5647.

10th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

I want to officially invite you to the Festival’s Fabulous Fundraising Screening of the film WE ARE WISCONSIN on October 11th at 6:30 at the Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East.

Tickets are $50 each and include:

  • Meet-and-greet with filmmakers
  • A 2012 Festival Program announcing this year’s line-up
  • Reception with refreshments
  • A charitable tax receipt for $40

The purpose of the Regent Park Film Festival is to be a vehicle for Regent Park and inner city communities around the world to express their viewpoint – to offer film as a means to be understood, to tell stories and share life. The Festival is unique in is that it charges no admission. This Fabulous Fundraising Screening , and your support, will help us a lot.

And WE ARE WISCONSIN is a brilliant documentary that follows the unfolding of public outcry against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget-repair bill over 18 historic days in 2011. When I saw it at Hot Docs people were on their feet clapping and cheering – totally inspirational and very timely with what’s going on in the US presidential race.

You can go to to buy a ticket. If you can’t make it, you could purchase a ticket for a Regent Park youth to attend or you can simply make a donation.

P.S. 10th Annual Regent Park Film Festival, November 7-10, 2012.
Join the Festival on Facebook: or visit us on

Now Magazine's Store of the Week:
Face Furniture Optical
photo credit: kathryn gaitens
Now Magazine did a wonderful feature on our new optical shop in the neighbourhood: Face Furniture Optical.
Read the review now:
photo credit: kathryn gaitens
464 Parliament St. 
Phone: 416-960-3223 
Fax: 416-960-3227

Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, 
Thursday and Friday noon to 8 pm,
Sunday noon to 5 pm.
photo credit: kathryn gaitens

MJG Gallery
555 Parliament Street

Please join Mark tomorrow night - Thurs. October 11th, 6-10pm - for an informal opening night reception for "Duality" - a show featuring work by some familiar artists as well as several new to MJG.

Work by Blair Chivers, Erin Crowley, Rob Croxford, Laura Culic, Didier Fiszel, Bridget Griggs, (artist-owner) Mark Gleberzon, Christopher Hayes, Bev Jenkins, Jennifer Lawton, Penn Lewis, Sandy Middleton, Carol Westcott, Christopher Williams, and Tommy Vohs can be viewed. 

As well, there's select artwork from a fine Cabbagetown collection including work by Neil Clifford, Jarek Obsadny, Paul Plante, Ryan Price, Doug Stone, Marshall Ward and others.
AND don't forget special guest "Mark & John" - a genuine two-headed calf taxidermy on display for "Duality"!

Next Thursday - October 18th, 2012
Don't forget to RSVP for Coy Clothes' ONE NIGHT ONLY Pop-Up Shop in MJG Gallery! 

Lisa Dickie will offer her quirky, fun and vintage-inspired silk-screened & hand-sewn t-shirts, aprons, napkins, gift cards and other great gift ideas for men, women & kids!
6pm -10pm  

Pinstripe Nutrition

Sandy from Pinstripe Nutrition has launched a Fall Special at the Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts and is valid through November 2012. ($50 off a Nutritional Assessment Package, regularly priced at $300)

The Nutritional Assessment Package includes:
- Nutritional analysis and food log review
- Initial Consultation (approx. 75 minutes) with recommendations to get you started
- 4 follow-up meetings including one-week meal plan with recipes
- Support from Sandy throughout the process

Sandy Badgley, B.A., R.H.N.
214 Carlton Street (Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre)
Phone: 416-915-3156 / Fax: 416-915-3177

Parliament St. News
Peter Lovering - Publisher

The next issue for the Parliament Street News is due to come out in November and the theme is going to be food. This can be food on Parliament Street, restaurant reviews, recipes, holiday ideas anything really.

Deadline for content is November 1st, 2012.
Please send an article of your choice, with an image(s) to before that date.

The sooner the better really, because content is on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have a budget for advertising, the paper offers reasonable rates and serves the Cabbagetown demographic.
If you need the advertising rates - please contact Peter Lovering.

Vampire Dogs: The Rise of Thrasher
By Robert Hawke

Cabbagetown author Robert Hawke is thrilled to release his new comedic horror novel Vampire Dogs: The Rise of Thrasher.

Cabbagetown is in danger. Thrasher, together with The Canine Protection Group, battles vampires, squirrels and other dangers that lurk beyond the darkness in the streets of our own neighbourhood. If humans only knew...

"My dog Thrasher saves my life everyday. He protects me from raccoons, from squirrels and from people who knock on the door. What if we actually were in danger? Could our dogs save our lives?"

Meet The Author!

Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st

11am till 3 pm

Pet Valu 240 Carlton Street

"We love walking our dog in our neighbourhood so Cabbagetown became a very important part of the story." says Hawke "People will recognize sights in and around Cabbagetown."
What readers have said...
"A very engaging tale!"
" A great mix of suspense and humour"
"A terrific read"

For interviews or further information email

Over the Top
Solomon Christiansen - Program Coordinator

Over the Top is an LGBTQ youth drop-in program aimed at creating an all-inclusive space for queer youth and their allies. Over the Top caters to youth aged 16 - 24 by providing a space for youth to express themselves in a creative way. It is a place of acceptance and understanding, fostering growth by peer support and networking. 
They hope to one day advocate for youth and be the window that opens when all the doors are closed.
They support and organic lifestyle, community growth, and provide a community that youth feel they are a part of. 

Every Friday night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (CCAC) located at 422 Parliament St. youth meet to discuss issues that queer youth currently face.
If you know anyone who would be interested in attending the program, please feel free to send them out.
For more information, check them out on Facebook:

UforChange hosts Vivacity 5.0

UforChange works with new Canadian and low-income youth living in and around St. James Town to inspire them and give them the tools to succeed by providing support and resources to pursue higher education, volunteering, job shadowing and/or employment opportunities. They connect youth with professionals, artists, and community leaders who help them to use the arts as a vehicle for economic, cultural and social change.

All events are PAY WHAT YOU CAN, $10 is suggested & proceeds will go to fund Cycle 6!
We would greatly appreciate your presence by coming out to show your support!

Multimedia Gallery
Short Film Screenings, Photo Art Gallery, Web Design Exhibit, Live Performances
Friday, October 12th from 7pm-9:30pm
Location: ING Direct Cafe, 221 Yonge St.

UforChange Relaunch
Ribbon Cutting, Live Performances, Guest Speaker: Barry Avrich
Saturday, October 13th from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club, 101 Spruce St.

Performance Showcase
Theater, Dance, Fashion Show, Live Performances
Sunday, October 14th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East

Please help us out and support your youth.

Special Ticket Offer: Cirque du Soleil

As a preferred partner, the Cabbagetown BIA and its members can take advantage of a special ticket offer to see Amaluna at the Port Lands in Toronto.

Save 20% on select tickets for select performances, and don't miss your chance to see the newest creation by Cirque du Soleil.

Click the link for the promotional offer
Now playing until November 4, under the Big Top.