Saturday, 4 May 2013

Spring has Sprung!

Hello Cabbagetown,
It's so good to see the sunshine out and hear the birds chirping. Riverdale Park is the perfect picnic destination today. Pick up your perfect ingredients from Cabbagetown's finest shops and enjoy life!
This week's update has lots for you to take in. Whether it's watch a new show, eat a delicious meal, or pick out a new luscious carpet you can do it all in Cabbagetown before the sun goes down.

42nd Annual Forsythia Festival happens tomorrow - Sunday, May 5th, 2013 
A friendly reminder that the Forsythia Festival weekend is here!  Come out and enjoy the 42ndannual Forsythia Festival in Wellesley Park, at the East end of Wellesley Street on Sunday, May 5th
The Festival starts with a parade from Riverdale Farm to Wellesley Park at 10:00am.  Wear yellow; decorate your bike, wagon, stroller or even dog! 
Once at the park there will be games for kids, face painting, a bouncy castle, bubbles, entertainment for everyone and much more.  Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, fresh coffee, baked goods and for the first time ever, a beer in the Beer Garden!
This year there 14 amazing raffle prizes to be won, tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, or buy a commemorative Forsythia Festival poster.  Don’t forget your change!
We would like to express thanks to our generous donors and volunteers who make this festival possible.    
Please visit our website for a complete schedule of activities at
See you at the Festival!
Lindsay Whitfield
On behalf of the CRA

100s of Reason to Cut a Rug at Kendall & Co. 227 Carlton St.

Only until May 31st, NO HST on KENDALL & Co RUGS. KENDALL & Co will pay the HST on your purchase of RUGS in their Wool, Flatweave or Outdoor Series. Save on all styles, in all available sizes, from 2ft x 3ft to 10ft x 14ft, including runners and round rugs, in their retail shop. Promo cannot be combined with any other offers and only applies to new orders or in-stock purchases at regular price. 227 Carlton Street. 10-6 Weekdays + 11-5 Saturdays.

The Epicure Shop presents: Barbecue Season, 473 Parliament St. 
Two sales to help keep your meats at their juiciest: Maille Dijon & Drews Salad Dressing and Marinade.
A large 500ml Maille Dijon and Grey Poupon Mustard is only $6.99 while Drews is great on meat or fish.
If burgers are more your style, try the Blue Haze Cheese from Quebec.

Enter for your Chance to WIN a Mother's Day Basket Now Available
Enter to WIN The Epicure Shop's Mother's Day Basket. No purchase necessary, just submit your name and number.
Some Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Patty:

  • Spring Flower Cookies
  • Flower Cupcakes
  • Chocolate from Chocolate Clare
  • Cheese for a Wine + Cheese date
  • Gift Certificate so she can have her choice of favourite gourmet food

A Message from Angela at Sundara Yoga, 492 Parliament St.
"The sun is shining and the weather is sweet! Everybody move your dancing feet!"  Bob really did say it best.
Come on down to the studio and shed the ba hum bug of winter and celebrate.  

It's time for that inner light to beam.  
Illuminate your life from the inside out. 

See you on the mat.

F'Amelia Moves on Up and Gives Back, 12 Amelia St.
·        Chef: James Harrison
·        Sous Chef: Jon Vettraino
·        Cuisine: Italian
·        Cost of dinner for two: $80

Movin’ on up. F’Amelia’s chef decamped and the sous moved up. And up! Warm house-made focaccia with rosemary and reggiano sets the tone — which continues with gnocchi like clouds made complex with porcini and pancetta, and fab farfalle with garlicky house-made lamb sausage, wilted spinach, roasted parsnips and shaved pecorino. Spring announces itself with crazy juicy scallops with translucent pink coins of pickled radish for bite, oranges for sweet, fennel pure and braised endive for depth. From the Neapolitan pizza oven issue fab crispy crusts with impeccable toppings. Even the service has taken a turn for the better, becoming increasingly assured and attentive.

Enjoy Mother's Day at F'Amelia with the restaurant opening at noon May 12th.

Give Back! Pay your bill with cash or debit F'Amelia will donate 1% of your entire bill + tip to the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.

Get your beach body back just in time for Summer at the Cabbagetown Youth Centre, 2 Lancaster Avenue