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.)