Thursday, 28 March 2013

Cabbagetown Kid's Colouring Contest Winners

Congratulations to everyone that entered especially Tashi, Sydney, and Zane.

Their artwork will be on display all week in our Cabbagetown BIA window as well as on display this Summer at the Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts.

Our 1st Place WINNER!

Cabbagetown Long Weekend Edition!

Welcome to another weekend of fun in Cabbagetown.

This week, we're a day early due to the Easter Holiday. NOTE: the Cabbagetown BIA office will be closed both Friday, March 29th & April 1st.

Check out our Twitter: @CabbagetownBIA and Facebook: Cabbagetown BIA for more holiday hour listings for our businesses.

Kingyo Toronto Brings Passion to the Table
One place you'll definitely want to check out this weekend is Kingyo located at 51B Winchester St. that just doesn't seem to stop getting GREAT REVIEWS! Listed eighth on their list of  Best New Toronto Restaurants 2013 in Toronto Life, Kingyo continues to inspire and impress all who walk through their doors.
“Kingyo’s ramen sets the standard in the city: the complex broth unfurls chili, roasted garlic, miso and sesame around springy noodles.” - Toronto Life

Follow them on Twitter for daily pics of delicious plates: @KingyoToronto or better yet, call to make a reservation tonight: 647 748 2121

Sundara Yoga Studio Invites New Students to an Introductory Price
With an intimate setting, Sundara transports you through your practice to work all the kinks and stress of a work week right out of your aching body.
Open throughout the Easter weekend, you can sign-up today, tomorrow, or Saturday.

Sundara's Website
New Schedule - Be sure to check out their new schedule for Spring: Sundara Yoga's Spring Schedule

Special Event Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women with Karusia Wroblewski
Qigong is the Chinese version of Yoga.  
Join Karusia for a FREE information session on April 6th from 3-4 PM and learn why Dr. Oz says Qigong is the secret to living a long and healthy life!
The course will run Saturdays from April 20th to May 4th from 3-5 PM.

Qigong Workshop INFO

Spring Styles have arrived at Face Furniture Optical
With eye exams being offered every Wednesday, Face Furniture Optical is quickly becoming a one-stop shop for all your boutique eye wear needs.
See More Styles Here

Great Changes Happening at Kendall & Co.
They just finished phase one of their showroom renovation. 
Check out their expanded RUG GALLERY, showcasing new arrivals in their highly coveted rugs. 
You may view their Rug Collection online But, pictures really do not do justice to how their rugs look and feel. 
Available from 2ft x 3ft to 10ft x 14ft, 8ft runner and round sizes. 
Come speak with their Designers about their Residential Design Services and exclusive furnishings. 227 Carlton Street. 416.363.9914

KENDALL & Co introduces their brand new Flatweave Rug series. Geometric patterns in 6 colour combinations. Available in 2' x 3' | 3' x 5' | 4' x 6' | 6' x 9' | 8' x 11', starting from $102 to $1,494. Hand made from New Zealand Wool. 
See them online as part of their Wool Rug Collection or visit their showroom to feel them in person.

Spring  Gardening is a Breeze at Labour of Love
Plants in a can and an entire book on Apartment Gardening is just what you need in this concrete jungle.
It'll still be awhile before we see blossoms in the street, but if you start now, you can see some inside your home sooner than that.
More Pics HERE

Peter Donato Back By Popular Demand at The Flying Beaver Pubaret
The resilient cantautore entertains with original material and song stylings.

Tickets $10 advance; $15 door

Advance tix available at The Pubaret™ or online at The Flying Beaver online ticket sales

Dinner is available before during or after the show. Dinner patrons get priority seating. 
For dinner reservations e-mail or call 647.347.6567
488 Parliament Street

Easter Treats at The Epicure Shop
Patty has officially welcomed Spring to her shop with great decorations and festive treats.
Pick up your favourites for this weekend as she's CLOSED Friday, March 29th and Easter Sunday, March 31st.
Chocolate Bunny Lollipops
Traditional Hot Cross Buns

Shortbread Cookies
Exclusive Chocolate Clare Treats

Dessert Ideas from Absolute Bakery
Enjoy delicious French Custard Pies for the entire family. 

Located at 589 Parliament, Absolute Bakery has become a quiet favourite for everyone that's been lured through their doors by the amazing treats in their window.
French Custard Pie
Traditional Fruit Pie
Absolute Bakery

 Smells Like Spring at Barracuda
Barracuda participated in the Home Show this last weekend and coinciding with the exhibit was Canada Blooms - the result: fabulous fixtures that immediately warm up the space.
Forsythia Trees in Bloom inside Barracuda

Black Ceramics

Every style & size to satisfy your needs!

Postcards to help improve Riverdale Park West

A Message from the Cabbagetown Residents Association:
The 42nd Annual Forsythia Festival needs your help. On Sunday, May 5th hundreds of people will fill Wellesley Park for Cabbagetown’s Annual Welcome of Spring event. This year there are many new activities such as a beer garden, live jazz, a plant sale and more. In addition to the new activities, there will be many of the activities you have enjoyed in years past such as face painting, a bouncy castle, delicious food from Cabbagetown merchants and a lot more.
To find out more about the Forsythia Festival, please visit:
We are looking for volunteers to help make the 42nd Festival a great success.  It’s a fun filled day and a wonderful chance to catch up with old neighbourhood friends and meet new ones.  If you can contribute just one hour (though we wouldn’t say no to two!) of your time on Sunday, May 5th between 10:00am and 3:00pm we would be very grateful. 
This Festival is for everyone who loves Cabbagetown and wants to celebrate the beginning of spring. Please email to volunteer and be a part of this fabulous spring tradition 
The planning committee for this year's Forsythia Festival (Sunday, May 5th)  is requesting nominations for the Forsythia Queen, Forsythia King and Parade Marshall. We hope that Association members will nominate people that are outstanding neighbours, or whose contribution to our community has made a difference.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 19. We will announce the Queen, King and Parade Marshall in the April 26 edition of the Cabbagetown Review.

For more information about the Forsythia Festival, please visit:

Please send your nomination along with a brief description of your nominee's contributions to

The planning committee wishes to thank the following Cabbagetown businesses for their generosity and help to make this year's Forsythia Festival bigger and better.

Coming to Cabbagetown This Week!

At the beginning and at the end of yoga class students with tight hips struggle in seated meditation because they are so uncomfortable sitting on the floor with their legs crossed.   Having tight hips can also be at the root of chronic back pain and over time lack of mobility in the hips can lead to more serious problems like arthritis.

Come and join Alan Gensho Florence this weekend on Saturday, March 23rd, from 2:30-5:00 PM at Sundara Yoga Studio for his Lotus Hips Workshop and learn techniques to release tension from even the tightest of hips.  If you are already comfy on the floor and would like to get comfortable in padmasana (lotus posture), this workshop will certainly help you to blossom your lotus.

Sundara Yoga Studio
492 Parliament St. side door
647 345-7877 studio
416 828-7247 cell

Friday, 22 March 2013

Tax Season in Cabbagetown

Tax Season is upon us again.

To help you file your taxes in the upcoming weeks we've compiled a list of financial service providers in Cabbagetown:

AAA Accounting & Tax Consultants, 438 Parliament St. Suite 100
CANN Accounting Services, 607B Parliament St.
H&R Block, 428 Parliament St.
Happy Tax Services, 252 Carlton St. Suite 201
Liberty Tax Service, 245 Gerrard St. East
Homestar Business Centre, 476 Parliament St. Suite 301
McDiarmid and Associates, 238 Gerrard St. East Suite 301
Softron Tax, 475 Parliament St.
Speedy & Associates, 476 Parliament St.

Click on their names to be taken to our directory listing page for more information.

For deadlines visit this informative website:

Canada Revenue Agency gives you some quick tips for an easy visit to your accountant:

Being prepared will make filing a smooth and easy process. Review these steps for ways to make sure you're ready.
1.          Gather all your income tax information: T4 and T5 slips, receipts, a copy of last year's return for reference, etc.
2.          You don't need My Account to file online. However, registering for this service has many benefits. Don't delay – register for My Account now to make sure you can access it when you need it.
3.          If you need to change your address or direct deposit information, do so before you file.
4.          Discover all the ways to reduce your taxes this year. Check out the various tax credits you may be entitled to.
5.          See more tax information for people just like you:
·   Seniors
·   Homeowners
·   Students

Nature in the News

Join in on the fun tomorrow night with a candlelight walk through Victorian Cabbagetown South.
And for more fun activities to do at home, take a look at these great suggestions:

A message from the Cabbagetown Residents Association

The 42nd Forsythia Festival is quickly looking to be a big hit this year. On Sunday, May 5, 2013 hundreds of people will fill Wellesley Park for Cabbagetown's Annual welcome of Spring event. With a new Beer Garden feature this year, live jazz, a plant sale and more... we are expecting you all to come out and celebrate Spring with us.

Some local businesses and BIA Members have generously contributed funds and donations to the Cabbagetown Residents Association for this year’s festival.

We congratulate each of you for your generosity and commitment to the community.

Also, for more updates and pictures, check their Blog


We are looking for volunteers to help make the 42nd Festival a great success.  It’s a fun filled day and a wonderful chance to catch up with old neighbourhood friends and meet new ones.  If you can contribute just one hour (though we wouldn't say no to two!) of your time on Sunday, May 5th between 10:00am and 3:00pm we would be very grateful.  This Festival is for everyone who loves Cabbagetown and wants to celebrate the beginning of spring.  Please email to volunteer and be a part of this fabulous spring tradition.