Friday, 21 June 2013

Summer in the City: Cabbagetown Edition

Hello Cabbagetown!

Welcome to our Summer in the City: Cabbagetown Edition of the Blog

Every couple of days we will be posting pictures and info of how our local businesses celebrate summer - along with events, shows and much more.

Today (June 21st) is the Summer Solstice which means that we are now in what some may call the best season of the year.
Cabbagetown is a great place to spend your Summer as there is no shortage of fun things going on all the time.
Many of our restaurants have patios for you to enjoy great food while in the sun (or shade), while other shops have the perfect accessories for you to spruce up your own patio for the season.
With so much Summer goodness to take in, we know it can be difficult to visit all our shops at once so we're starting with shops on Carlton St. from Parliament to Berkeley St.
We want to be your guide to make this Summer in Cabbagetown one in which you can discover your neighbourhood with family and friends.

Carlton St. Shops Celebrate Summer

Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton St.

With enough beer selections to try one-a-day for the rest of the Summer, Stout keeps the vibe alive outside.
Come enjoy their great patio space today.

Kendall & Co., 227 Carlton St.

Kendall & Co. has you covered when it comes to hosting the best patio party. One-of-a-kind items that are as pretty as they are functional, you will definitely find something to take home today.
Check out their website for design inspiration:

Ice bucket with glass bottle
Summer weather approved placemats
Mosaic inspired coasters for your refreshing patio drinks

Labour of Love, 242 Carlton St.

Unlimited creativity is what you'll find at Labour of Love. They have great conversation pieces that will keep you dinner guests entertained and intrigued.
Outdoor cooking essentials
How do you like your beef?
Handmade maple and walnut cutting boards and care products by Swaine Street Woodworking from Halifax
Whiskey Stones are cubes of solid Soapstone that will chill your liquor without diluting it, unlike ice. These hand-crafted Whiskey Stone are non-porous, odorless and tasteless. Adding Whiskey Stones to your beverage will chill the spirit without affecting its taste!
Fox Drinking Glasses (set of 4) $25
Endless inspiration
Garden tea party anyone?

Mi Casa Toronto, 238 Carlton St.

Mi Casa is the perfect spot for making your home more unique.
New inventory arrives on a constant basis.
Whether you’re a new condo owner,  homeowner or interior designer searching for new ideas, or just looking for that special item, Mi Casa is the spot! 

Operating Hours: 
Mon. - Fri. 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sundays CLOSED

Patio items on SALE on the Patio!
Decorative vase
Horse garden figurine
Insect votives 
Patio chairs, your choice
Herb garden anyone?

Me to We Store, 223 Carlton St.

The Me to We store isn’t just a retail space; it’s a place to chat with Me to We team members, exchange travel stories and more. Stop by their interactive “Be The Change” bar, sip a complimentary hot chocolate and go on a virtual journey to Kenya, India, Ecuador, China, Arizona, Nicaragua or Ghana before booking the volunteer trip of a lifetime.
At Me to We, we believe in business that is ethical, environmentally responsible and sustainable. Half of the profit from Me to We products and experiences go directly to our charity partner, Free The Children, with the other half reinvested into the social enterprise.
Visit us at this exciting new international marketplace and gathering place, and join us in promoting better choices for a better world. 
Check out some items that just might become your accessory for the Summer.
Intricately carved decorative wooden block

Events not to be missed this upcoming week:

Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (CCAC), 422 Parliament St.

Cafune , 194A Carlton St.

Cafune offers live Brazilian music on Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Stay tuned, they may have Reg Schwager playing here in July :)
Coming Soon:
June 27: Maestro Fran├žois Comeau (Piano), Henrique Matulis (Guitar) (TBC)
July 04: Kyla Charter (Vocals), Chris Adriaanse (Bass), & Henrique Matulis (Guitar) (TBC)

And every Wednesday, 7:30 - 8:30pm, join them for Reading Night. A bit of Brazilian literature read in English to follow with local writers reading their work.  
Submissions can be sent to For more info/questions call 647 748 7884.

The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St.

Thank you Canadian Living for ranking The Flying Beaver Pubaret in their TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO!  WOW!  They're number eight in a pretty impressive list!
Speaking of impressive, check out our events their this week:
Click on the Show Title for more details and to Purchase Tickets.

JUNE 30 (Sun.) HAPPY PRIDE DAY!  We're open to feed and water you.

Advance tix available at The Pubaret™ or online at
Dinner is available before during or after the show.Dinner patrons get priority seating.
For dinner reservations e-mail or call 647.347.6567
Looking forward to seeing you!

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

Welcome summer – it’s finally here and we at St. Peter’s are pleased to be moving forward into the season in celebration of our 150th Anniversary. We have a lot to celebrate and a lot of new ministry happening in our church. We have welcomed 7 new folks into the family of God through baptism so far this year, and we celebrate their faith. We are enjoying new music from sources other than the piano & organ, as well as a Youth Choir that is practising hard for their first participation in a service.
Start your day off with prayerSt. Peter’s Anglican Church will be celebrating with Morning Prayer service from the Book of Common Prayer on Thursday mornings at 8am until at least Labour day. Short said service will get you on your way to work by 8:25am
Come and join us for a prayerful start to energise and begin your day
June 23rd we will be marking our Anniversary by having Archbishop Colin Johnson come and celebrate in worship with us. The service will be followed by a luncheon so come and join us. We welcome past members, and friends as well as anyone interested in coming to help us celebrate this milestone at our 10:30am worship service.
The Holy Spirit is alive and moving here at St Peter’s, come and join us and catch the feeling along with us as we celebrate our faith together.
The Rev Jeanette Lewis, St Peter’s Anglican Church 188 Carlton St. 

Rexall Pharmacy, 572 Parliament St.

Rexall is having a big event this coming Saturday June 22, 2013 at Parliament and Winchester. 
We will have a Hemocode Clinic from 11am to 3pm where customers can talk to a Naturopathic Doctor in the pharmacy about any related medical condition such as: 
  • Migraine Headaches 
  • Chronic constipation 
  • Diarrhea 
  • IBS 
  • Chron's Disease 
  • Arthritis 
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Eczema 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Acne 
  • Obesity 
  • Sinusitis 
In addition customers will also be able to try our Gluten free products and sweets. There is also a raffle on the weekend to win a basket of Gluten free products that is worth ~ $150!