Friday, 12 April 2013

Spring Showers

Hello Friends of Cabbagetown! Welcome to another week of updates, events, and specials coming your way.

This week has seen the many faces of Spring and although many of us are ready to pack up and move to a tropical climate, do not despair, Spring is here!

"Though April showers
May come your way,
They bring the flowers
That bloom in May;
And if it's raining,
Have no regrets;
Because, it isn't raining rain, you know,
It's raining violets."

In order to be ready for a festive Spring season, the Cabbagetown BIA is hosting a Community Clean-Up Day on SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2013.
Here are the details:


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.

Please bring your gloves, maybe a small shovel, broom or dust pan if you have one. And your good humour. We'll make our neighbourhood sparkle for spring! 

The goal is to clean up litter in our neighbourhood streets, lane ways and public green spaces. 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:    The City will come to our designated pick up locations, but will only take litter, not old unwanted furniture, tires, excess 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.      

Getting rid of Electronics: 

Getting rid of Hazardous Waste:

Getting rid of Oversized Items:

If you have unwanted paint tins you can return them to the local Home Depot or take them to one of the City's Environmental Days.  


The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St.
Tonight - Friday, April 12th, 2013
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Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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Spring Cleaning at Kendall & Co., 227 Carlton St.
Come clean us out with our 40% OFF Home Accessories, Vases, Servingware, Fine Stationery, Art Posters, Room Fragrances and select Lighting at KENDALL & Co.
Take advantage of our Clearance while we make room for exciting new arrivals. Visit our shop and residential design studio weekdays 10-6pm and Saturdays 11-5pm. 227 Carlton St.

QiGong at Sundara Yoga, 492 Parliament St. (side door)
QiGong is a Chinese form of yoga that combines breath, movement and visualization to promote vibrant health and emotional balance. Radiant Lotus QiGong (RLWQ) is designed especially for women and our unique needs throughout all cycles of our lives.
It is gentle, and accessible to all ages and abilities. Most of all it is fun! Because RLWQ focuses on optimizing women’s health, many practitioners experience smoother periods and menopause, as well as better sleep, fertility, digestion and stress management.

The practice emphasizes breast, hormonal and reproductive health, and has been shown to shrink tumors in these areas. In a typical RLWQ session you will experience gentle movements and self-massage synchronized with slow, rhythmic breathing, as well as sound healing and emotional release techniques.

April 20, 27 & May 4th from 3 - 5pm
$100 + HST

MJG Gallery at the Art Expo, 555 Parliament St.
Don't forget to visit Mark at Booth #619 at the Art Expo (Metro Toronto Convention Centre) this weekend.
MJG Gallery Website

Brunch at The Pear Tree, 507 Parliament St.
Join us for brunch every Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm and indulge in our NEW Brunch Menu!
Click here to view our menu.
Enjoy anything from Omelette's, Pancakes, French Toast, Steak and eggs and SO much more!

Sale on at The Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament St.
Tyrell's Chips straight from Britain are now on Special 2 for $6!
With five flavours to choose from, you will surely enjoy this Gluten-Free, Vegan Friendly treat.
The playful packaging showcases vintage Brits and if you have British ancestry, send them a photo from way back when and you may have a chance to have your photo on a chip bag!
 Also on special this week, Dutch Cantenaar for only $2.99/100g. It's low fat, tastes great in sandwiches or as pairing with wine.
This low fat cheese won't ruin your diet this weekend.
Also, check out Patty's website for even more deals!

We will be publishing more posts during the week so make sure to come back during the week to read more Cabbagetown News :)