Friday, 26 July 2013

Summer Living and the Weather is Fine

Hello Cabbagetown!

Welcome to another week of updates from your favourite neighbourhood shops.

Kendall & Co., 227 Carlton St. 
Thanks to your nominations, KENDALL & Co. made it onto the short list of BEST DESIGN COMPANY and BEST DESIGN SHOP in NOW Magazine.

Next comes the important step. Vote us to the Top of the List.
Online voting is easy and takes just a second.
Let's show all of Toronto and beyond that Cabbagetown has one of the our city's Very Best!

To vote for KENDALL & Co as the Best Design Firm (Residential Design), click

To vote for KENDALL & Co as the Best Design Shop (Retail), click

Summer Clearance
Enjoy up to 50% OFF select home accents, lighting and rugs during KENDALL & Co Seasonal Clearance. Excludes New Arrivals and Riverdale Farm Collection. 
KENDALL & Co. Design and Decor
Retail Shop + Design Studio

227 Carlton Street 
Toronto, ON  M5A 2L2
Mon - Fri  10am to 6pm
Sat 11am to 5pm
T: 416.363.9914
F: 416.363.2767

Pinstripe Nutrition, 214 Carlton St. (Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre)
Every Monday at 8:10am as part of Motivational Mondays, Sandy joins Richard & Chris on 103.9 ProudFM to talk health issues and provide a few nutrition and lifestyle tips that people can use in their daily lives.
Read about past topics here:

Sandy welcomes suggestions from listeners regarding topics that they would like her to cover.
Contact Sandy via email or through Facebook: to suggest your topic of choice.

Sandy Badgley, B.A., R.H.N.
214 Carlton Street (Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre), Toronto
First Canadian Place, Suite 5700, Toronto   @PinstripeTO   Facebook: “Pinstripe Nutrition”
Tune in Mondays at 8:10am to 103.9 ProudFM for Nutrition Tips from Pinstripe

Eclectisaurus, 249 Gerrard St. East
A Gran Gala electric cappuccino maker from Italy circa 1980. Featuring bright chrome and cherry red handles, the machine makes lovely cappuccinos, lattes and espressos, all while taking up a tiny amount of space on the counter.

More info; 
Leslie Zysman 
249 Gerrard Street East,
Toronto, Canada M5A 2G1 
Tel: 416 934 9009 
Wednesday to Friday 3pm to 8pm, 
Saturday Noon to 7pm, Sunday Noon to 6pm. 
Other times by appointment, or by chance.

The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St.
Thank you Canadian Living for ranking us in their TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO!  WOW!  We're number eight in a pretty impressive list - click on the link to see our review!

We are located at 488 Parliament Street (N. Carlton W. side)
For dinner rezzos or call 647.347.6567

The Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament St.
Having a picnic or get together this weekend? Why not take advantage of Neal Bros. 25th Anniversary - Purchase any bag of Tortillas & a Salsa or Epicure's Guacamole for just $7!
Try the new tortillas with flax... yum.

Also - try their new ICED COFFEE!!!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Art Transforming Communities

Join Us:
 Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 1pm - 4pm for 
Cultural Collage - an art celebration.

Cultural Collage is a celebration of local art and artists in St. James Town.
There will be a talk about art in St. James Town from the 
Toronto Arts Foundation, a tour of newly painted Bell Boxes in St. James Town and Cabbagetown, exhibits from local artists and lots of hands-on activities for kids!
 Free activities include:

  • an outdoor button mosiac
  • container gardens
  • music & drumming workshops
  • exhibits by local artists
  • a community market
  • and a tour of Bell boxes being painted throughout Cabbagetown and St. James Town

Visit artists in action on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 3pm. Join the tour!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Weekend Living

Exciting news from our BIA Members this week:

The Scullery, 200 Carlton Street
Opening Soon
Enjoy fresh baked goods in a cool ambience coming soon to the corner of Carlton St. and Ontario St.

Labour of Love, 242 Carlton Street
Join us on Sunday, July 28th for a Summer Craftacular Workshop - only $20, all supplies included.
Check out these great products in store:
The Labour of Love
The Labour of Love
The Labour of Love
The Labour of Love

St. Peter's Anglican Church, 188 Carlton St.
We are having an outdoor service on July 21st at 10:30am with the band Caygeon Spice who play gospel style music. 
It will be held on the Rectory lawn and we would love everyone to come and stop by and join in the singing. Immediately following the service we will be holding a BBQ for anyone who wants to enjoy Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Veggie burgers, pop & water, for a nominal charge of $1 for each item. 
Come join us as we celebrate.

Number 9 Audio Group, 222 Gerrard St. East
Summer has officially begun! To celebrate, today will mark the start of our "Five For 75" Summer Studio Special! 
Book five hours or more and get a special rate of $75/hour!
Call us, 416-348-8718, and book some studio time with us today! 
This is a limited time offer, so be sure to take advantage of this great deal.

Kendall & Co., 227 Carlton St.
Make Love, Not War!
The new arrivals at KENDALL & Co are da bomb, like their ceramic Torpedo Vases! Come check out what else is new at their residential design showroom.
227 Carlton Street
Mon-Fri 10-6pm + Sat 11-5pm 

Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton St.

Cafune, 194A Carlton St.
Live Brazilian Jazz/Bossa Nova @ Cafune - July Line Up

July 18: Reg Schwager (guitar, four -time winner of the National Jazz Award as Guitarist of the Year) and Henrique Matulis (guitar)
July 25: Tony Zorzi (guitar) and Henrique Matulis (guitar

The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St.
Summer's here.  The patio's open.  The shows are happening!  Come in and enjoy it all inside, outside, while treating your inside to some yummy food!

This Week's Events:
JULY 10 - Post-pride thank you get together.  Specials for all those who helped us make it special and for anyone else who wants to join in.

July 19 (Fri.) 9pm - TBA
Thank you Canadian Living for ranking us in their TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO!  WOW!  We're number eight in a pretty impressive list - click on the link to see our review!

We are located at 488 Parliament Street (N. Carlton W. side)
For dinner rezzos or call 647.347.6567

MJG Gallery, 555 Parliament St.
Thank you Cabbagetown -
See you soon, Leslieville!
MJG Moving & Art Sale
It's official. MJG Gallery is moving to 1028 Queen St East in Leslieville! After two years in Cabbagetown, it's time to move forward and settle into one of Toronto's continually evolving districts. Barely several minutes from my current location by car, I'm really looking forward to this new step for the gallery.
In the meantime, to make my transition easier and hopefully lighter, ALL current artwork in inventory will be discounted 5-75%. BUT please keep in mind the discount will be coming off MY commission and will not at all affect the artist's livelihoods. There is still a marketplace to maintain.
If there's a painting or two you've been eyeing here, now may be the time to finally buy. And yes, I still offer layaway plans while (of course) you can still try any artwork on approval in your home, without the obligation to buy.
The sale will run until my move, some time in August.
Many thanks
Mark Gleberzon @ MJG
MJG's Moving Sale

Through July, poss. part of August

555 Parliament St
Toronto, ON
"MJG Gallery" on Facebook

MJG Gallery is an artist-owned and operated space since August 2011, carrying the work of over 25 artists!
MJG Gallery / 555 Parliament St / Toronto, ON / M4X 2X8 / 416.923.4031 / Tues-Sun, 11-6

Friday, 12 July 2013

Riverdale Farm Mid-Summer Mixer Fundraiser

Riverdale Farm, Toronto’s “Oasis in the City,” is hosting a ‘Mid-Summer Mixer’ 
$25K fundraising event at the farm on 
Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm  
Tickets for admission are $30 per adult and $5 per child when accompanied by an adult  – 
kids under 3 years are free! 
A tasty variety of delicious foods, sweet treats and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event – with the food provided by local chefs and restaurants that include:
  • Joshna Maharaj
  • FeasTo
  • The Pop Stand
  • Mr. Corn
  • PaintBox CafĂ©
  • St. Jamestown Steak & Chops
  • Sultan of Samosas
  • Mill St. Brewery
  • Black Oak Brewery Company
  • Steam Whistle Brewery
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Peller Estates Winery
  • Kiju Organic Fruit Juices
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey

(No outside food or beverages will be permitted.)
Special musical guest and CBC celebrity, Jian Ghomeshi will kick off Riverdale Farm’s Mid-Summer Mixer Fundraising Event to help raise $25,000 on Thursday, July 18th at 5:30 p.m
Entertainment provided by:
The Coppertones
Shakespeare in the Ruff
Devin Cuddy
Sam Cash

Sponsors of the Riverdale Farm’s Mid-Summer Mixer event are:
  • Cabbagetown Residents Association
  • House on Parliament
  • Addy Saeed, Real Estate Sales Representative, Re/Max Active Realty Inc., Brokerage

Proceeds from the Mid-Summer Mixer event will go towards the fundraising goal of $25,000 to help enhance the experience for the visitors to Riverdale Farm.

Like us on Facebook and watch for more updates at: 
We hope to see you there and please share with your neighbours and friends. 
Thank you for supporting Riverdale Farm.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Summer Rain - Cabbagetown Edition

Our fun in the sun has temporarily been interrupted by some very refreshing rainy weather. But rain doesn't mean you have to stay indoors, especially not in Cabbagetown where the rain is a welcome visitor that hydrates our luscious greenery.

We continue our Summer in the City: Cabbagetown Edition with shops on Parliament St. north of Carlton St. to Winchester St.

This weekend enjoy Cabbagetown Living to its fullest by exploring our neighbourhood. We want to be your guide to make this Summer in Cabbagetown one in which you can discover all that Cabbagetown has to offer with family and friends.

Royal Home Hardware, 485 Parliament St.
Visit Royal Home Hardware this weekend for all your home improvements needs. They are the experts in almost everything that pertains to your Cabbagetown home's needs with the friendliest service on the block.

Lennie's Health Foods, 489 Parliament St.

Lennie's Health Foods has the best variety of all the health food stores in Cabbagetown. They stock the usual mix of natural/organic cereals, bulk products, goat milk, eco-friendly products and more. 
Lennie's Health Foods Contact Info
Give yourself and others the gift of nutrition and health with raw food equipment.
To visit their Lennie's online store that offers raw food prep equipment, visit

Raw food preparation and eating has many benefits:
  • absorb maximum nutrients
  • shop local for fresh food
  • have more energy
  • get more fibre
  • detoxify

Plus, new machines that are easy to clean give you all the health benefits without the mess.
Visit Juicers 4 Life - Click Here

Visit Juicers 4 Life - Click Here

Ginger, 252 Carlton St.
Ginger Contact Info
Ginger offers sit down dining and quick take-out options for lunch and dinner. Sit by their open windows and enjoy people watching in Cabbagetown. Located at the corner of Parliament St. and Carlton St. you're at the heart of Cabbagetown.

Johnny G's, 478 Parliament St.
Johnny G's Contact Info
Enjoy the best brunch in Cabbagetown while enjoying the fresh air and free Wi-Fi.

Sinate Creations, 480 Parliament St.
Sinate Creations Contact Info
All of our unique clothing are designed and created by hand, by Sharon Sinate in Toronto, Canada.  We consider them artwork. We come up with new ideas and designs all the time and our line now includes unique tops and skirts.
You will never have trouble finding a style that suits you at Sinate Creations.
Do you like something versatile that you could wear to the beach in the morning and to a fine dining restaurant at night?

Are you looking for one of a kind dresses for your bridesmaids that they can wear again and again?

Planning to go to a wedding or special occasion?
Wearing one of our unique dresses, coats, shirts, or accessories -- one thing is for sure, 
you will NOT go unnoticed!
the cutest key chains - not just for kids
handmade clutch
Beautiful Silk Dresses that are as versatile as they are fancy

Starbucks, 492 Parliament St.

Enjoy your venti latte on the patio then head to a yoga class next door.
Starbucks Contact Info

Sundara Yoga, 492 Parliament St. (side door on Aberdeen St. beside the Starbucks patio)

New at Sundara Yoga Studio!
Deep Dive Sessions with David Gluck
Thursdays 7:00-8:15 PM
This class will start with some movement to prepare the body to sit still and then various ways to explore our layers of consciousness will be presented.
We will end each class with a 30 minute seated meditation to practise what you have learned.  
Leave this class feeling grounded and refreshed. 

Sundara Yoga Studio

492 Parliament St. side door
Toronto, Ontario
M4X 1P2
647 345-7877 studio

The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St.

Well happy short week!  It's not short for us as we have shows Wed-Sunday and a great summer menu so come on in!
This Week's Events:

Thank you Canadian Living for ranking us in their TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO!  WOW!  We're number eight in a pretty impressive list - click on the link to see our review!

We are located at 488 Parliament Street (N. Carlton W. side)
For dinner rezzos or call 647.347.6567

Lotus Palm, 517 Parliament St.

Calling all students! Come to Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage to transfer your fingers into massage machines.
 Lotus Palm in Montreal is North America's largest school of Thai Yoga Massage with the most comprehensive program of its kind.
 On the back of the growing popularity of Thai Yoga Massage and the school's developing international reputation, they have officially opened a school here in Cabbagetown.
Courses include the following:

  • Professional Series of six levels of Thai Yoga Massage and the integration of Ayurveda and Sen energy lines
  • Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage
  • Table Thai Yoga Massage Levels 1 and 2
  • Chair Thai Massage
  • Thai Massage for Prenatal & Elderly
  • Assisted Yoga with Adjustments
  • Thai Foot Reflexology
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga and Thai Practitioners
  • Thai Style Head Massage
  • Invigorating Thai Yoga Massage
  • Senashi
  • Ashiatsu
  • Lomi Lomi

Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility.
New Location above Unistar Computers

Jet Fuel, 519 Parliament St.
Jet Fuel is coffee at its BEST! Enjoy your brew on their patio - larger than it looks.

Barracuda, 527 Parliament St.
Barracuda Inc was established in 2002. We had been previously operating under the umbrella of Here & Now Picture Framing and Gallery founded in 1978. 
Barracuda began its inception as the Ontario Distributor of Crescent Garden Products, a line of resistant resin garden planters.

We service Garden Centers, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. We also retail the garden planters online and out of our location at 527 Parliament St.

Our planter line features over 50 different designs all available in 18 colours backed by a 10 year warranty against freeze cracking and UV colour fading.