Friday, 26 April 2013

Cabbagetown BIA News

Hello Cabbagetowners! This week we've broken down our Blog Posts into Cabbagetown BIA News, Community News, and Upcoming Shows. Make sure you scroll allllll theee waaayyy doooowwwn to see everything we have in store for you this week.

Cabbagetown BIA, Festival Committee seeking Volunteers
Visit our Table at the City Youth Council of Toronto Volunteer Fair April 27 (1-5pm)
The City Youth Council of Toronto (CYCToronto) is hosting a volunteer fair on April 27 in honor of Global Youth Service Day. (To find out more about GYSD, visit

The event that will be taking place is the first ever in honor of GYSD in Canada. This is an opportunity for youth throughout the city to find out more about different organizations, and to find information about volunteering for these organizations.

Organizations include:
-Ability Online
-Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area -Canadian Cancer Society
-Chinese Cultural Centre Youth Chapter
-City Youth Council of Toronto
-Habitat for Humanity Toronto
-Harbourfront Centre
-Jane's Walk
-Ontario New Democratic Youth
-Ontario Progressive Conservative Youth Association
-Ontario Young Liberals
-Our Horizon
-SchoolMatch Canada
-Spelling Bee Literacy
-The Financial Literacy of Ontario
-Toronto Multicultural Youth Council
-Toronto Youth Environmental Council
-Toronto Youth Food Policy Council
-Virtual Citizen
-Volunteer Toronto
And many more!

Come on out on April 27, anytime from 1 to 5 PM in the Members' Lounge at City Hall to start getting involved in the City!

Number 9 Recording Studios Invites You For a Tour, 222 Gerrard St. East
Here at Number 9, we’re much more than just a recording studio. Here you can record, make duplications and have it all packaged and ready to go under one roof! Needing some artwork and layout done for your DVDs or CDs? No problem! Whether you already have some artwork in mind or want something designed completely from scratch, our in-house graphic designer can provide to suit your needs with all sorts of budgets in mind.

We offer a variety of services, so feel free to come by for a tour of the facility and we can guarantee you’ll like what you see.
Number 9 Studios
Give us a call or book a meeting today, and we’ll see what we can do for you!

Cafe Olya as Profiled by Nick & Hilary, 540 Parliament St.
Cafe Olya Profile

"Honing their skills by running a popular cafe in Newmarket, Mike Tasso and Olyana Zhuk,  owners of CafĂ© Olya, know how to do coffee right. They recently relocated their cafe to Cabbagetown, opening at the end of January 2013 and are a fantastic addition to the neighbourhood."

Read the full profile and find out why Cafe Olya has quickly become a neighbourhood favourite.

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre presents MOMENTUM 2013
May 2 - 4 & 9 - 11
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre presents an ambitious main-stage performance of ensemble works, showcasing dancers from all three years of the Professional Training Program
·  First year students will present two new works: a rigorous and powerful piece by Julia Sasso, as well as a work by Sharon B. Moore which challenges dancers to their dramatic and energetic extremes.
·  Second year students will perform a new work on the shifting nature of relationships entitled Perpetual Dusk, a piece by Montreal-based choreographer and master Bouffon teacher, Massimo Agostinelli. They will also perform in a remount of Coralee McLaren’s colourful, sublimely musical, and uplifting work, Toccata.
·  Dancers of the graduating class will perform in a new creation by Allen Kaeja, incorporating many elements of the demanding discipline of contact improvisation. They will also present a new creation by acknowledged master choreographer and School alumnus, Tedd Robinson, who is the 2013 recipient of the School’s Kathryn Ash Choreographic Commission.

For More Info & Tickets
MOMENTUM 2013 is your chance to see tomorrow’s contemporary dancers today!

WHEN: May 2 - 4 & 9 - 11, 2013.
All performances start at 8:00 pm. Box office opens at 7:15 pm.
WHERE: The Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St., Toronto (See Map)
TICKETS: $19 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors/CADA Members

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please call 416-967-6887 or email

Tickets will also be available online starting Monday, April 15 at

Gala Performance and Fundraiser

May 8, 2013 (Performance starts at 7:30pm - Doors open at 7:00pm).

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online
(attendees will be issued with a charitable receipt for $25)

Trauma Sensitive Yoga - Empowerment Through Movement at Sundara Yoga, 492 Parliament St.
An 8-week yoga program for Trauma Survivors: For More Info, Click HereThis unique yoga program will help participants feel comfortable in their bodies and cultivate the connection between mind and body through gentle restorative movement and breathing practices.  We will work on core elements of breath, movement, strengthening, stretching and resting.  We will offer a safe and supportive space and provide you with tools to help manage stress and relieve body tension.

April 29th - June 24th (with no class on May 20th, Victoria Day)
Mondays 8:30 - 9:30 PM

MJG Gallery's New Show, 555 Parliament St.
Running month-long throughout Toronto, Contact features new and notable photographic-media artists in a number of museums, galleries and other venues."Memory & Context" runs May 1-31with an opening night reception Thursday, May 2nd 6-10pm. Please RSVP.Click here to learn more about Contact here to RSVP 
MJG is looking forward to participating again in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival with "Memory & Context" featuring new and exciting, multi-media photographic-based work by Chris Albert, Mark Gleberzon, Sandy Middleton, Tanja Tiziana & Tommy Vohs. 

Go Postal with Kendall & Co., 227 Carlton St.
Kendall delivers yet another unique design with this Cast Iron Retro Mail Post!! May be set in concrete or bolted down to a wooden surface. Secured lock and key. 15" W x 67" H. $1,120. Available by Special Order Only. Exclusively at KENDALL & Co. 227 Carlton Street. 10-6 weekdays and 11-5 Saturdays.

More Great Finds

Summer Flavours Now Available at The Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament St.
Drews Salad Dressing + Marinade is great for a weekend barbecue. Serves two delicious purposes.

Specials this week: 
Black & White Truffle Oil is $3 OFF/Tin at only $14.99 for a limited time.
Peanut Butter & Co. is an All Natural, No Trans Fat, No Cholesterol treat. With 6 Varieties you'll need more recipes than just a sandwich. For recipe ideas visit