Saturday, 20 April 2013

Clean-Up Cabbagetown

Hello Friends of Cabbagetown,


Three locations have been identified for our community clean-up day happening on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

1. The Cabbagetown BIA will be distributing garbage bags to all our member businesses on Friday, April 19th so that you can clean your back areas, as well as store fronts in the evening or Saturday morning.

DROP-OFF your filled garbage bags at:

A) The Beer Store parking lot at 227 Gerrard St. East (at the corner of Gerrard/ Seaton)


B) 491 Parliament St. (at the South-East corner of Parliament/Carlton).

Volunteers will meet at the Cabbagetown BIA Office (237 Carlton St.) at noon on Saturday, April 20th, 2013.

2. Cabbagetown South Residents Association is also hosting a clean-up crew, meeting at 349 Ontario St. (Central Neighbourhood House) at 10am on Saturday, April 20, 2013

3. The Winchester Community Garden Team is meeting at Winchester Square Park, from noon-2pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013 to clean-up the green space and do some Spring planting.
If you wish to volunteer for any of the organizations hosting the community clean-up day, please email us with your contact information and time availability.

Aberdeen Avenue Residents Group (AARG) is hosting a street clean up day from 10 AM - 12 Noon. We'll have litter bags from the city (kindly picked up from City Hall by Steve Noble) so please bring your gloves, broom, dust pan or small shovel to tidy up the lane ways and public spaces and  make our newly paved street sparkle.

AARG's clean up is registered with the city and our designated drop off spot is Winchester Square with a deadline of 2 PM. This is also the day we will be preparing the boxes and doing early planting in the Winchester Square Community Garden from 12 Noon - 2 PM. All are welcome to join in the fun.

Councillor Pam McConnell's Environment Day is Saturday April 27 from 10 AM - 2 PM in Lower Sherbourne Park - see the attached flyer for more information. It's a great opportunity to get rid of batteries, unused paint, computer equipment, etc. If you don't have a vehicle or just have a small amount, let me know and we'll plan a drop together.

PS: Keep in Mind the City will only take litter from our designated pick up location, not old unwanted furniture, tires, old building materials etc.  If you have items like this please check the links below. Some items can be placed next to your garbage bin for regular pick-up while others require a 311 call to schedule a pick-up time. Here's your best reference:
 How to Properly Dispose of Your Garbage  

Some updates for your local businesses:

Time for New Arrivals at Kendall & Co, 227 Carlton St.
Back by popular demand, these hand made clocks just came in at KENDALL & Co with whole new designs. 
See all the different styles online at or visit their shop at 227 Carlton Street. 
10-6pm weekdays and 11-5pm Saturdays.

Stout Irish Pub needs your VOTES! 221 Carlton St.
It's that time of year that Now picks it's BEST OF TORONTO nominees.  Vote from your phone, and home, and work computer.  
Every IP address counts!  Please confirm once you've voted   

We really want to win "BEST PUB" this year.

Please go to the following link;

And enter the following information as requested;

Stout Irish Pub
221 Carlton St
(and they request for you to tell them why you think we should win!)

Thank you so much for taking the time out to vote for us and don't forget to stop by Friday nights for a new beer tasting every week.

Flower Sales all throughout Parliament St. 
Fairway Market brightens up the corner at Winchester/Parliament with an array of flower choices. Planting pots were temporarily put away during those few cold days but are now BACK!

Parliament Smoke & Gift welcomes Spring at the corner of Parliament and Wellesley with fabulous blooms. Lots of selection to choose from and with Mother's Day around the corner, you'll want to stop by and see what's in-store.

Upcoming Shows at The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St.



e-mail or call 647.347.6567 to reserve a table

St. Peter's Anglican Church, 188 Carlton St.

Rev Jeanette Lewis, Priest-in-Charge, is in the office at the church Mon-Thurs 9am-noon.
Please call or drop by any time, I would love to visit with you.
This year St. Peter’s is celebrating 150 yrs of holding worship services in Cabbagetown. We are celebrating our past and looking forward, with hope, to the future. This Sunday, April 21st at our 10:30 service we will be baptizing three new members to the family of God as well as celebrating Earth Day with special readings and prayers. Come and join us.
Services: Sunday mornings at 10:30 & Wednesday at 12:15pm

Items from St Peter’s past 1950-2: 

  • Isobel Allen is appointed St Peter’s Vestry Clerk, the first female to hold the position in the Dominion.
  • The Vestry Clerk takes the minutes of the annual Vestry meeting for the parish.
  • St. Peter’s purchases a TV set for Strachan House so the residents can see the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

WELCOME!  Furry Tales Doggy Daycare, 540 Parliament St.
Visit Furry Tales Doggy Daycare right below Cafe Olya. They offer a variety of services such as daily services as well as extended stays.
Owner Carlos' two dogs.

The Beer Store, 534 Parliament St.
The Beer Store on Parliament St. recently got a nice new wall with a nice new logo. Check out their new inviting interior with a separate Returns Section for faster service.

Green's Antiques, 529 Parliament St. 
Looking for some unique finds to spruce up your home this Spring? Head on over to Green's Antiques for the best in one-of-a-kind furniture and fixtures.

WELCOME! Lotus Palm: School of Thai Yoga Massage, 517 Parliament St.
Now Open, Lotus Palm offers a different type of relaxation. Located above Unistar Computers, they are hosting an OPEN HOUSE April 21st, from 1 - 5pm.

The Pear Tree Restaurant is Hiring! 507 Parliament St.
Smart Serve Certified Wait-Staff sought at The Pear Tree, eligible applicants please drop-off your resume inside.

Home Hardware is Hiring! 485 Parliament St.
Home Hardware seeks a Sales Associate experienced in Hardware and Plumbing, eligible candidates are encouraged to drop-off their resume in-store.

Great DEALS at My Mark, 425 Parliament St.
We're sad to see them go, with discounts from 20%-50% make sure you visit soon to take advantage of these great deals.

The Hair Lift is HIRING! 503 Parliament St.
The Hair Lift Group
Kiki is looking for a Hair Stylist that wants to work full-time/part-time with her team at the Hair Lift Group. A beautiful salon in the heart of Cabbagetown, it's a great place to work.
Interested Applicants call: 416 924 7891 or come into the salon.

SALE at Menagerie Pet Shop, 549 Parliament St.
Enjoy 50% off Winter Accessories, check out the deals in-store.

Lunch Specials at Cranberries, 601 Parliament St.
Delicious lunch specials are available at Red Cranberries Restaurant from Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm So take your time for a proper lunch break and sit down & relax.

Opening Weekend at Toronto Dance Theatre for Brussels/Toronto Project, 80 Winchester Street
After five weeks of creation with the TDT company of dancers, our guests from Brussels are ready to share their fascinating new works with you. Etienne Guilloteau and Thomas Hauert bring a wealth of experience to their contrasting points of view on the partnership of movement and music and the potential of set choreography vs. improvisation. Not to be missed! 

April 18-20 & 24-27 at 8pm
April 21 at 2pm (PWYC)
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street

Co-productions with Action Scénique and ZOO/Thomas Hauert.

Tickets: $20 Student/Senior/CADA | $26 General

Coming up later this month
Cabbagetown BIA will be participating at the Volunteer Fair hosted by CYCTO in honour of Global Youth Service Day.
We will be seeking Volunteers for our Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts this summer. You may sign your organization up to participate or attend to sign-up to volunteer for numerous events and organizations.

A message from Solomon, a great volunteer helping organize the event:
The City Youth Council of Toronto (CYCTO) is a chapter of the City Youth Councils of Canada which is an organization focused on empowering youth to influence public policy, facilitate in community development, and learn more about the municipal government through participation. The CYCTO helps youth develop a greater sense of purpose and responsibility, informs them about what is happening in their city, and promotes the valuable contributions they make to the vitality of Toronto’s communities.

City of Toronto Youth Council is proud to host Global Youth Service Day- Volunteer Fair. 
The CYCTO is the first ever elected youth council in North America. We have our roots at City Hall, we have an elected representative in every ward, and our mandate is to serve the 330,000 youth in the GTA. 
We are proud to host the first ever Global Youth Service Day in North America. 

A message from Cabbagetown South Residents Association

Start organizing NOW! Community Yard Sale 2013

Another year … another box of unwanted treasures that someone else is bound to adore.
Start now, gathering all your unwanted treasures, and join us on May 25th 2013 for our Annual COMMUNITY YARD SALE!!!
This is a MULTI Family event with thousands of items and everyone is welcome to participate.
This event runs at the same time as the Canadian Breast Cancer "Yard Sale for the Cure".
Advertising will be posted on Craigs list and Kijji.
Place: Cabbagetown South area, bordered by Sherbourne to Parliament, Carlton to Shuter.  See map below.
Cost:  FREE.  There is no charge, but please REGISTER on the site so we know how many there will be.  (If you are reading this by email, please click here to REGISTER.  We really appreciate it.)
Questions for the organizer?  email Jennifer at   (
In the event of rain, check the website for updates.