Friday, 30 November 2012

THE SANTAS ARE COMING.... TO CABBAGETOWN


  

(these lovely reindeer are courtesy of Kendall & Co)


THE SANTAS ARE COMING!


Riverdale Farm and Pet Valu`s got him, and so do we. Join the Cabbagetown BIA and Santa as we take to the streets visiting Cabbagetown businesses Dec 1st and Dec 15th.

Want a pic... take it with Santa! Your pets can get in on the fun too at Pet Value this Saturday from 11am to 2pm, and find Santa in Cabbagetown for a photo from 2pm to 4pm. He`ll be walking around Parliament and Carlton Streets.


The Cabbagetown BIA invites everyone to join us on Friday December 7th for our Neighbourhood Tree Lighting Ceremony & Carolling! We`ll be at TD Bank at Parliament & Carlton from 6:30 -8pm. Bring the family, as we want everyone to join in the fun with carolling and free hot chocolate and treats!!

Our neighbour, Danny Marks from JazzFM.91 will be our MC for the evening....... aren't we lucky!?!?

For more information, email us at cabbagetownbia@gmail.com





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NEW CABBAGETOWN RESTAURANT - RETSINA - HIGHLIGHTED ON TORONTO.COM

A new Greek restaurant has opened in Cabbagetown! RETSINA at 209 Gerrard St E.

Check out Retsina's features in Toronto.com's The Dish & PostCity.com

    


Retsina 
209 Gerrard St. E. 
T 416-962-3055 
Follow Retsina on Twitter! @retsina209




SANTA PAWS @PET VALU

Christmas Celebration and Pet Photos, Toronto (240 Carlton St.)



WhenSaturday, Dec 1, 2012
Where240 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON (map)
DescriptionJoin Santa at Pet Valu for their Christmas Celebration from 11am-2pm There will be pet pictures for $10 per photo Call the store for more info: (416) 961-0661





MAIL BONDING

Greeting Card Box Sets, Gift Tags and Gift Wrapping Paper abound at KENDALL & Co, along with other fine stationery goods.  

Extended Shop Hours: Mon to Fir 10-6pm, Sat 11-5pm and Sun 12-4pm

For all you Holiday procrastinators, check this link for Canada Post's deadline for sending cards and parcels http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/campaigns/holiday/default.jsf



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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
www.kendallandco.ca
www.facebook.com/KendallandCoDesignDecor








THIS WEEK @THE FLYING BEAVER PUBARET

WED. NOVEMBER 28th - SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd

TRY OUR DINNERS AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME!!  
THIS WEEK'S SHOWS: 

______________________________________________________________________________________
TIX FOR ALL SHOWS AVAILABLE ATwww.brownpapertickets.com
ASK ABOUT NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY SHOWS AND PRIX FIXE DINNERS!
FOR ALL SHOW, TICKET, MENU INFORMATION GO TOPUBARET.COM
DINNER RESERVATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED FOR SHOWS. 
DINNER PATRONS GET PRIORITY SEATING
647.347.6567 FOR REZZOS AND QUESTIONS
488 PARLIAMENT STREET
West Side, N. of Carlton, one door S. of Starbucks







EVENTS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CABBAGETOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Santa at Riverdale Farm  
Saturday, December 1st from 10:00-3:30 come to Riverdale Farm to see Santa, make cranberry and popcorn garlands, work on a quilt and make candles.  Santa will be wandering around for pictures.  Bring a non-perishable donation for the food bank.

JetFuel Coffee Shop`s 2013 Cycling Team Launch Party
As members of the Cabbagetown Residents Association, Cabbagetown's iconic JetFuel Coffee Shop would like to invite you to attend their 2013 Cycling Team launch party on Saturday December 1st, 8:30 p.m., 519 Parliament Street

JetFuel is one of Cabbagetown's longest running businesses, and an iconic coffee shop in the City of Toronto. It is also home to Canada's longest running cycling team.

For more information on the launch party and team sponsors, please see the attached invitation. If you would like more information on the JetFuel Coffee Shop, visit them at www.jetfuel.com. If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering with the 2013 JetFuel Cycling Team, please contact jetfuel@jetfuelcoffee.com.
  

You can find these events posted on our website at: http://cabbagetowner.com/events/month/


See you around the neighbourhood,
Lindsay Whitfield
on behalf of the CRA






THE FIRST ANNUAL REGENT PARK CHRISTMAS CAROL SING
SUN DECEMBER 2, 2012          4:00 - 5:00 PM           40 OAKS STREET

Christian Resource Centre
T. 416.834.5122
E. kmoore@united-church.ca





MORE UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS: CABBAGETOWN CLASSICAL YOUTH CHOIR, THE CYC CELEBRATION, AND NUMBER 9 HOLIDAY PARTY......




CABBAGETOWN CLASSIC YOUTH CHOIR & SPECIAL GUEST: GARY RELYEA




CYC CELEBRATION!

Don`t forget CYC`s Celebration on Thursday, December 6th. RSVP now, and join in the fun!






PARTY HARDY WITH NUMBER 9 RECORDING STUDIOS


While Number 9 understands that some places have had to wait for another few days before being able to play Christmas music, N9 got to make plans for our holiday shindig NOW. The invitations will be going out shortly, and space is limited, so please RSVP by the 25th of November to ensure that you can attend. Food, drink, and entertainment will be supplied!

Note that this year Number 9 has chosen a bit of a different way to give back to the community. For 2012, they've chosen to partner with the Children’s Wish Foundation to help raise funds for their program. Guests attending this year’s Number 9 Holiday Celebration are being asked to purchase “Christmas on Seaton Street” for only $20. This is very special seasonal album that George Rondina has worked on at the studio over the past year in conjunction with some of Canada’s best musical talent. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Number 9 hopes to see you all there!

222 Gerrard Street East, Cabbagetown, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2E8 
Tel: 416.348.8718 | Fax: 416.348.9668 | Outside GTA: 1.855.998.6799 
Email: info@number9.ca





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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Hop n' Shop Around Cabbagetown






The sales and holiday shopping has started!! There are so many unique and one-of-a-kind gifts to be had. Pick them up locally, in Cabbagetown for all your upcoming events! 

When in the neighbourhood, stop in for a treat, drink, or meal in our fabulous eateries and restaurants.


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BUSINESS ADVICE OF THE WEEK

Great Leadership: 10 Ways to Be Great and Be Prepared

  
Any growth process includes the inevitable stumbling blocks. Leadership growth is no different.

1. Believing that it can't happen to you
Every leader needs to be aware of things that might prevent, delay, or stop growth. To do this, you need to start with a couple of basic insights: that leadership growth is not inevitable and that certain things can stop or derail it. In too many cases, leaders are unable to figure out what’s blocking their growth, because they’re in denial about the need to do so.

2. Ignoring the usefulness of mistakes
Mistakes are necessary for growth. They are signposts on the learning journey. I worked with a client who was experiencing a series of difficult and upsetting events, and he wanted to move past them as quickly as possible. When you find yourself feeling low about your leadership, don’t push it into the background.  Rather, embrace the opportunity for growth, reflect on how to avoid similar potholes in the future, and learn how to scramble out of the next pothole a bit more adroitly.

3. Refusing help
We all need help in order to learn.  For a variety of reasons, usually rooted in personal insecurity, many leaders refuse help.  Use a coach and commit to your development.  (An excellent resource on leader “derailment” is the Center for Creative Leadership.)

4. Not asking for the right things
Are you assuming a new leadership role?  If you have a boss or a board you need to answer to, you have a limited window in which to come up with a plan and ask for what you need.  A fine article by Harvard professor Linda Hill (“Becoming the Boss”) emphasizes the need to “create the conditions for your own success.”

5. Not letting your team do its job
This blocker has many names: micromanaging, control freak, inability to delegate, etc. True leadership requires the ability to create and maintain an environment where others can succeed. This means you have to get out of the way and let your team do its work.

6. Lack of functional credibility
If you are leading a functional group, you must have enough expertise in that function to be credible--especially in a new role or with a new team. People become quite uneasy when a leader does not understand the fundamentals of the work.

7. Lack of leadership process credibility
In a broader leadership role, expertise in every function is not possible or needed.  What is needed is the highly competent execution of the leadership process, such as selecting the team and organizing and defining goals, priorities, decisions, resources, accountability, and options. Leaders must keep the wider view in balance.

8. Not enough courage to let go of yesterday’s tools
When leaders use less functional expertise and more leadership expertise, they engage in the psychological act of setting down the tools of the past and picking up new tools for the present.  This process can be difficult. It requires courage, and not everyone succeeds.  (Karl Wieck’s article “Drop Your Tools” is a fascinating study of this phenomenon.) 

9. An inability to face the power dynamics of leadership
Many leaders are uncomfortable with the power they hold over others. The pressures of this responsibility can cause even good leaders to hold back from fully embracing their role.  If you are uncomfortable with your higher status as a leader, you must face this unease and learn to use power effectively and ethically. 

10. A good memory. Too good
Leaders need to forget a great many things. A really bad day must give way to trying again in the morning.  Many mistakes by others must be treated as forgive-and-forget. Issues that can distract and misdirect are best ignored. Sometimes, the best things to remember about leadership growth are what needs to be forgotten in order to move forward.

Brian Evje: Brian is a management consultant with the organizational effectiveness practice of Slalom Consulting and an advisory board member ofAstia, a global not-for-profit dedicated to increasing women's participation in high-growth businesse





*BIA MEMBER & CABBAGETOWN BUSINESS 
SPECIAL OFFER* 

ADVERTISE WITH JAZZ.FM 91 FOR YOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE!

Our neighbour, Danny Marks reminds of of Jazz.FM 91's pledge drive this Saturday Night. 

Danny is offering an AMAZING deal of free ads for the entire 4 hour program to all who take advantage of the Cabbagetown Special.

Donate a Gift Certificate 
(tax deductible) from your business as part of our Cabbagetown Love Package.

Any Gift Certificate is welcome. Danny will mention your business, our neighborhood & the upcoming Christmas Carol Event.

Patty from Epicure says.........  "Come on folks, Let's do it!"

We think this is a genius way to advertise with, and support a great station like JAZZ.FM91.
JAZZ.FM91
4 Pardee Avenue, Unit 100, Toronto, ON M6K 3H5
Email: dmarks@bluz.fm

“One of the best radio stations in the world - JAZZ.FM91” - BusinessWeek

Donate or listen online anytime at www.jazz.fm
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JAZZFM91
Join us on Facebook: www.jazz.fm/facebook
Get our iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app: www.jazz.fm/listen





NEW CABBAGETOWN CAFE HIGHLIGHTED ON BLOG.TO

IT`S JENNY ESPRESSO BOUTIQUE opened recently on Gerrard. It`s a beautiful space with all your cafe needs!!


Also, have a look at It`s Jenny`s profile:  http://www.blogto.com/cafes/its-jenny-espresso-boutique-toronto




We know the folks at the Children`s Book Bank, and the Parliament St Library just around the corner commented how glad they are to have a nice place to go again.

CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME FROM THE CABBAGETOWN BIA, AND ALL YOUR NEIGHBOURS!!




THIS WEEK @THE FLYING BEAVER PUBARET

WED. NOVEMBER 21st - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25th



NEXT WEEK: WED. NOVEMBER 28th - SUNDAY DECEMBER 2nd

______________________________________________________________________________________
TIX FOR ALL SHOWS AVAILABLE AT www.brownpapertickets.com
ASK ABOUT NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY SHOWS AND PRIX FIXE DINNERS!
FOR ALL SHOW, TICKET, MENU INFORMATION GO TO PUBARET.COM
DINNER RESERVATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED FOR SHOWS. 
DINNER PATRONS GET PRIORITY SEATING
647.347.6567 FOR REZZOS AND QUESTIONS
488 PARLIAMENT STREET
West Side, N. of Carlton, one door S. of Starbucks






CABBAGETOWN COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (CCAC) BENEFIT CONCERT

Support the Arts!! This SATURDAY join the fantastic performances by some of Toronto`s finest performers, in support of The CCAC.








JOIN THE GREY CUP MANIA @ THE BEN WICKS RESTAURANT





LABOUR OF LOVE MAKES GIFT BUYING EASY!!

`Tis the season! Their Christmas window is up at Labour of Love, and the shop is stocked up with all the Christmas essentials! Drop by to see what they`ve chosen for you this season!





DON`T FORGET: THE CYC & NUMBER 9 EVENTS......


CYC CELEBRATION!

Don`t forget CYC`s Celebration on Thursday, December 6th. RSVP now, and join in the fun!






PARTY HARDY WITH NUMBER 9 RECORDING STUDIOS


While Number 9 understands that some places have had to wait for another few days before being able to play Christmas music, N9 got to make plans for our holiday shindig NOW. The invitations will be going out shortly, and space is limited, so please RSVP by the 25th of November to ensure that you can attend. Food, drink, and entertainment will be supplied!

Note that this year Number 9 has chosen a bit of a different way to give back to the community. For 2012, they've chosen to partner with the Children’s Wish Foundation to help raise funds for their program. Guests attending this year’s Number 9 Holiday Celebration are being asked to purchase “Christmas on Seaton Street” for only $20. This is very special seasonal album that George Rondina has worked on at the studio over the past year in conjunction with some of Canada’s best musical talent. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Number 9 hopes to see you all there!

222 Gerrard Street East, Cabbagetown, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2E8 
Tel: 416.348.8718 | Fax: 416.348.9668 | Outside GTA: 1.855.998.6799 
Email: info@number9.ca






NEIGHBOURHOOD BLOGS

This week`s addition to our list of great blogs to check out:







  • thelabouroflove.ca
  • kendallandco.ca/fyi
  • danieletdaniel.tumblr.com
  • uforchange.tumblr.com
  • cabbagetownreview.blogspot.ca
  • thewarehousemission.com/captain-rons-blog
  • cabbagetownarts.org/news
  • Daniels Spectrum
  • cabbagetownpa.ca
  • blogto.com/cabbagetown
  • cabbagetowner.com
  • brunchosaurus.com