Thursday, 8 November 2012

November Eclipses





HAPPY CHILLY NOVEMBER



There is a lot going on in the neighbourhood, and we're busy at the Cabbagetown BIA preparing for the holiday season. 

Don't let the month pass you by... Remember to have a look for your decorations.... and start dressing for the season!


BIA members will receive an email from us soon with further details of all the holiday plans, and how you can take part and promote your events.


COMMUNITY NEWS

MON. NOVEMBER 12 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
TORONTO POLICE SERVICE will be hosting a town hall at the Cabbagetown Youth Centre (2 Lancaster Avenue).
Councillor McConnell will be in attendance.

Please share this notice with family, friends and neighbours who may not be receiving this message directly. We encourage all to attend.



WED. NOVEMBER 14 - 7:00 PM
MPP Glen Murray will host a Community Planning meeting in Cabbagetown at the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club (101 Spruce Street), and will continue the conversation that has been ongoing as part of the Community Action Plan process. The CAP has focused on identifying neighbourhood priorities, advising decision makers on what they should focus on.
For information on meeting times and locations, visitwww.torontocentreplan.org, or contact MPP Glen Murray's constituency office at 416-972-7683 orgmurray.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org.
 
COMMUNITY SURVEY

Your thoughts regarding a public dedication to Nighitsi Semret.
The Aberdeen Avenue Residents Group, Cabbagetown Preservation Association, Cabbagetown Residents Association and Cabbagetown South Residents Association seek your thoughts regarding a public dedication to Ms Nighisti Semret.
Please access the following link and consider participating in this short, 5 question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PublicDedicationToNighistiSemret
Thank you for your time. Please stay tuned for the results.
- Aberdeen Avenue Residents Group
- Cabbagetown Preservation Association
- Cabbagetown Residents Association (formerly the Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents Association)
- Cabbagetown South Residents Association


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This week, we're starting with Business Success. This section will highlight different tips each week, aimed to help you and your business.


BUSINESS SUCCESS

Upcoming FREE seminars to help grow your business at Toronto Public Libraries

Nov 10 @Toronto Reference Library, 3pm 
Doing Market Research Online - Learn to use Scott's Business Directories Online, article databases and other online sources to do market research for your small business.

Nov 9 @Toronto Reference Library, 10am
Launching Your Business Online - Use online resources to develop and launch business website in a quick, cost-effective manner. Includes a hands-on portion on building a multi-page website for a small business

Nov 12 @Toronto City Hall, 10am

Nov 12 @Scarborough Civic Center, 6pm

Nov 23 @North York Civic Centre, 10am



BUSINESS ADVICE OF THE WEEK
from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Using social media to find top recruits

You can also use social media to help to weed out unsuitable candidates. Employers have always complained about candidates who interview well, but don't have the underlying character they need. A recent study showed that 45% of North American employers are now using social media tools such as Facebook to learn more about promising candidates.
With more than 500 million active users, there’s a good chance many of your candidates are on Facebook — and as the site relaxes its default privacy settings, it’s becoming easier to follow what members are doing and saying. Reviewing messages that candidates post to their Facebook friends can give you a better idea of what they're like “off-stage.” Many employers have found this a useful way to filter out immature candidates who lack a professional work ethic or communication skills.
You can also look up individuals on Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites to get additional insight into their “candid” character.
Once you find good people, you still have to sell them on joining your company. So use social media to position your business as the place to be:
Encourage staff to blog about their work, and why your company is so cool. 
Create Twitter streams for your company or products that let customers, suppliers, employees and potential employees know about your market-leading initiatives, and what makes it a fulfilling place at which to work. 
Ask a staffer to put up a company page (a mini-website) on Facebook as a place for employees and customers to share their ideas and enthusiasms.
You can fill those channels with the following:
You can announce new products, introduce new employees, report on company events or comment on industry trends. Just make sure that all your communications consistently represent the company as you want it to be seen: a market leader, a positive member of the community and a satisfying place to work. Because great employees want nothing less — while you're Facebooking them, they're Googling you.

Visit BDC for more great tips and resources www.bdc.ca

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BIA MEMBERS FOR BEING THE BEST IN TORONTO!!!



NOW Magazine has released the Best of the City 2012 Reader's Poll Picks
Congratulations as well to one of our main festival sponsors, Mill Street Brewery for it's wins.
Best Caterer (13 years running!) - Daniel et Daniel (www.danieletdaniel.ca)
Best Microbew - Our Friends at Mill Street (www.millstreetbrewery.com)
& Best Locally Made Beer is Mill Street Organic!
Best Pub Food - Stout Irish Pub (www.stoutirishpub.ca)
Finalist for Best Pub Food - House on Parliament (www.houseonparliament.com)
Best Jewellery Store - Fair Trade Jewellery Co. (www.ftjco.com)
Best Local Choreographer - Christopher House at TDT (www.tdt.org)

Check out all the winners online at www.nowtoronto.com




ENJOY AN ENTERTAINING HOUR OF FASHIONABLE HISTORIC HATS  

@ THE CABBAGETOWN REGENT PARK COMMUNITY MUSEUM

The Cabbagetown Regent Park Community Museum is hosting a presentation by the Mobile Millinery Museum

Sunday November 18th, 2pm-3pm at the Meeting House, Riverdale Farm.

The hour long fashion parade of historic hats will be entertaining and informative. Light refreshment will be served after the show at which we will have a Q & A.

Proceeds from the $20 ticket will support the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum.

Tickets will be available at the museum located in the Residence at Riverdale Farm and online at
www.crpmuseum.com





GRAND OPENING - 439 PARLIAMENT STREET




The Society for Osteopathic Wellness (SFOW), a leading provider of alternative health care services, has expanded its public outreach activities by providing low-cost

treatments to under-served communities from a store-front clinic at 439 Parliament Street in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of Toronto.



The clinic will open Friday, November 9. 2012. Last-minute renovations are now being completed. 



The public is invited to an open house on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on both days.



Osteopathic Manual Therapists (OMT) will be on hand to answer questions about the science of Osteopathy and share how OMT can benefit your health and vitality.




SFOW Director Jared Postance, describes the clinic, as “a dream come true.” He says the focus on helping those in need is very much in keeping with the spirit of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Osteopathy.

Osteopathy is a gentle and effective treatment for everyone that emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself.
Osteopathic practitioners encourage this self-healing capacity through manual treatment. Osteopathy is a science that relies on manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. Osteopathy removes tensions and restrictions in the body to encourage structural and physiological harmony. It respects the relationship of mind, body and spirit.
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“The Society is committed to providing the highest standard of osteopathic manual treatment for all, while ensuring affordability,” said SFOW director Jared Postance. “That’s why initial assessments will costs just $40 and follow up treatments will cost just $20.”

To learn more, please visit 
or follow on Twitter @osteos



CABBAGETOWN CLASSICAL YOUTH CHOIR ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 PRODUCTION OF GIAN CARLOS MENOTTI’S ‘AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS’.




Maestro Enterprises International Inc. and the Cabbagetown Classical Youth Choir are proud to announce our 2012 production of Gian Carlos Menotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’.



‘Amahl’ is a particular favorite of Maestro Daniel Eby, Artistic Director of the Cabbagetown Classical Youth Choir, who previously produced this opera in 2001 with stunning cast of students and professional singers.



This years production will feature members of the Cabbagetown Classical Youth Choir in principal roles as well as a supporting cast of adult opera singers from the 2001 production. 



In addition to the one act opera, the evening will include a Christmas Concert

of all the favorites of the season.









Sunday, December 16th, 2012 at 3 and 7 pm

St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 188 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario.

For tickets or more information, please call 647-701-5033 or visit our website -






NEW HOURS FOR SUNDARA YOGA

SUNDARA YOGA has a new November drop-in class schedule:

Now offering...

Yin Yoga on Saturdays from 11:15am - 1245pm
Hatha Yoga on Sundays at 3pm and Thursdays at 10am

Please visit www.sundarayoga.net for more information




THIS WEEK @THE FLYING BEAVER PUBARET
WED. NOVEMBER 7th - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th

Check out the amazing talent and our new chef who's making a DELICIOUS mark!

ENJOY CHEF AMIN MOHMED'S DAILY SPECIALS!
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TIX FOR ALL SHOWS AVAILABLE AT www.brownpapertickets.com

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



MJG GALLERY PAINTING OF THE WEEK

"November 1st-8th is National Holocaust Week and for the entire month, MJG Galery is hosting an exhibition 

"Lea Vogel: A Life in Art". 


Lea was a survivor of the Holocaust and was also a "Child of Tehran". She was a Polish refugee & orphan sent to Persia in 1942 (via Russia) then Palestine in 1943 under the British Mandate - all of this by the time she was barely 8 years old! In Jerusalem Lea found solace in her art and explored various mediums to express herself and received many accolades throughout her life-time!

MJG Gallery is curating an exhibition of Lea's powerful bronze, ceramic, glass, engraving and woodblock prints. The show runs Nov 6th-30th while there's an opening night reception on the 8th

To RSVP please contact Mark 
@ MJG Gallery 416.923.4031
555 Parliament St. 
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sun 11-6. 

 

PARLIAMENT ST NEWS - THE FOOD ISSUE
Watch out for November's issue of the Parliament Street News


..........................it's all about Food on Parliament Street. yum.

BIA Members, don't forget to send your submissions for articles and advertising for each season's issue. Fantastic rates and great readership! For more information, please check out www.pstreetnews.com/advertising-and-content-submission


 
TORONTO DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS 'RARE MIX'
TDT opens the vault on over 40 years of mesmerizing dance with a programme of iconic works by Patricia BeattyChristopher House and Jean-S├ębastien Lourdais. Five nights only!

Rare Mix
Tuesday, November 6 to Saturday, November 10
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Featuring:
Four Towers - Christopher House
Etrange - Jean-S├ębastien Lourdais
Against Sleep - Patricia Beatty
Vena Cava - Christopher House
Get your tickets now. Call 416.973.4000 or buy online
Learn more about Rare Mix

To learn more about each work, visit www.tdt.org



ART CITY'S FALL FUNDRAISER

 

Please join us for our annual Fall Fundraiser. Buy a ticket and help support our after school and weekend programs for children and youth in St. James Town.
All donations are appreciated and are tax deductible.  Charitable registration # 86428-9962-RR0001
$1000 = Rent for one month
$500 = Bus and admission to the Toronto Zoo for 25 children
$300 = Acrylic paints and art supplies for one month of programming
$200 = 2 Day Guest Artist workshop
$100 = 25 sketchbooks and pencils
$50 = Snacks for one week


If you would like to be recognized as the food or wine sponsor for this event, please contact us at artcitytoronto@gmail.com


Did you know?
Art City works with over 50 families in the St. James Town Community
We offer a pick up service, homework help and healthy snacks daily
For many children snack time is a meal
$115/month - cost for one child to attend the program 3 days a week
All programs are FREE of charge


Event Venue:
www.grano.ca

To order tickets online: http://artcityfallfundraiser.eventbrite.ca

Or contact us directly at artcitytoronto@gmail.com or by phone 416-944-0315
Art City Board of Directors
 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/artcitytoronto
Twitter: www.twitter.com/artcitytoronto
Blog: www.artcitytoronto.wordpress.com


 
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