Friday, 30 August 2013

Labour Day Long Weekend in Cabbagetown

Hello Cabbagetowners, we're back with a long weekend post and some very important information from the Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts coming up on Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th.

The Festivities start on Thursday, September 5th with One Night in Cabbagetown.
We invite you to come taste the many flavours we have to offer by purchasing a $10 ticket. 
Each ticket entitles you to a "tasting" at your choice of four restaurants (out of 10 participating). 
We have several new restaurants in the neighbourhood - now's your chance to see them in action.

Tickets are only available at participating restaurants and just for a limited time. 
Get yours today before we sell-out.

TD Main Stage Entertainment and Community Stage Entertainment Schedules have been confirmed and are listed on our Festival Blog:
You can find more details including our Sponsors and Affiliate Partners' Events such as Blair's Run on our Festival Blog exclusively so be sure to visit the page often and 'LIKE' us on Facebook ( Follow us on Twitter (

And don't forget to VOTE for Cabbagetown in NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto.
We're nominated in over 16 categories!!! 
Vote today and every day - Click here: Vote for Cabbagetown as Toronto's BEST!

And now, some updates from our BIA Members:

Kendall & Co., 227 Carlton St.

Our Aprons are in Vogue
Ladies with an attitude - Fellas that were in the mood - Don't just stand there, let's get to it - Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.
The KENDALL & Co team got very excited about our New Arrivals and decided to all try one on. 
Click the link to see more of the whole gang strike a pose. Come try yours on at 227 Carlton Street. 

Summer Clearance
Enjoy up to 50% OFF select home accents, lighting and rugs during KENDALL & Co.'s Seasonal Clearance. Excludes New Arrivals and Riverdale Farm Collection. 

Little on price. Big on function.
Just in time for back to school and back to work are these lunch bags and lunch clutches. 
Insulated totes are a hit with new moms with its easy-access velcro enclosure.
Stylish bags to handle weekend errands and fresh market groceries.
Click to see the range of styles, available at KENDALL & Co. 

Storage ottomans and carry-all bags are foldable for stow away and expandable with room to spare. 

All stain/water resistant and durable in variety of colours and patterns.

While you are at it, vote online for KENDALL & Co. in NOW Magazine as Toronto's Best Residential Design Firm, click and Best Design Shop, click

Sundara Yoga, 492 Parliament St.

Special Labour Day Weekend Hours
We will be offering our regularly scheduled classes on Saturday and Sunday
“Tuning the Core” (Hatha Yoga) with Alan Florence at 9:30am is the only class being offered on Labour Day Monday

Also, Tuesday Sept 3rd is the start of some NEW classes; 
Tuesday 9am - 10:15am - Intermediate Vinyasa with Monica Chang
Tuesday 10:30am - 11:45am Gentle Yoga with Margo Koekoek (New class time. Was 10:00am). 
Thursday 8:30am - 9:45 am - Intermediate Vinyasa with Monica Chang
Friday 7:15pm - 8:45pm - Restorative and Yoga Nidra with Michalina Piatkowsk

New Teacher at Sundara Yoga
Do you believe in the healing power of words? Or that metaphors can be medicine to the stories living in the “meat and bones” of our bodies, our breath and our hearts? Anastasia Watson does. 
Her classes offer safe spaces where you can uncover, breathe into and celebrate the stories ‘beneath your skin’, but don't take our word for it, check out one of her classes on Sundays, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. 

Lotus Palm Toronto, 517 Parliament St. 

Starting next week, enjoy Thai for Two.

Vote for CABBAGETOWN as Toronto's BEST!

NOW Magazine Readers have nominated some of Cabbagetown's finest as their favourite.

We already know they're the best but let's show all of Toronto that Cabbagetown has some of the city's VERY BEST!

Exclusive Festival Contest - ENTER NOW!

Online voting is easy and takes just a second.
Click on the Link below the name of the Establishment to vote:

Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts

 Daniel et Daniel

Face Furniture Optical

Nominees for Toronto's Best Optical Store

Fair Trade Jewellery Co.
Nominees for Toronto's Best Jewellery Store

House on Parliament
Nominees for Toronto's Best Pub Grub
Jet Fuel


Kingyo Izakaya
Nominees for Toronto's Best Japanese Restaurant 

Stout Irish Pub
Nominees for Toronto's Best Pub
Nominees for Toronto's Best Pub Grub
Nominees for Toronto's Best Beer Selection

Toronto Dance Theatre

Nominees for Toronto's Best Dance Company

Nominees for Toronto's Best Dance Company

Young Thailand

Riverdale Park

Vote for our Great Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts Sponsors:

Mill Street Brewery
Nominees for Toronto's Best Local Microbrew
Daniels Corp
Nominees for Toronto's Best Condo Developer

Friday, 2 August 2013

August Long Weekend

Cabbagetown! A long weekend approaches once again and we've got great updates from our neighbourhood partners and local businesses.

The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St.
THIS WEEK AT THE FLYING BEAVER PUBARET! No cover fun!  Law & Order Trivia Night, and some seriously amazing live entertainment. Or just come in for dinner!
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


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 DecorRetail 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

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!
OPEN for the Long Weekend:
Sunday 9 to 5pm
Monday 8 to 6:30pm

Cafune, 194A Carlton St.

Live Music Line-up for AUGUST:

August 08 Bill Prouten (Sax), Chris Adriaanse (Bass), Henrique Matulis (guitar)
August 15Paco Luviano (Bass) and Henrique Matulis (Guitar)
August 22Attila Fias (keyboard) and Henrique Matulis (guitar)

Lotus Palm, 517 Parliament St. Unit 2

Community Updates

Bell Box Murals Project

The Bell Box Murals Project has been a great success in our larger community with murals being painted in St. James Town, Regent Park, and Cabbagetown.

Local Toronto artists helped make this project a community affair and a great big THANK YOU to everyone involved:
Read full coverage of the event on Penny's Walking Woman Blog: Iceland Penny's Blog

Riverside Historical Walk

Saturday, August 17th at 2:00pm take a free Historical Walk in Riverside. Join us in exploring the Historic part of Queen Street East between the DVP and just past Degrassi. Riverside Toronto has a rich history dating back to the late 1700s. The Queen Street Bridge over the Don River was one of the few crossings, making Queen Street the main East-West artery of Toronto. Get the details on some of the oldest buildings in Toronto to insider info on local anecdotes that make the Riverside a district steeped in stories. Led by Riverside Aficionado, Ron Fletcher -   former Riverside BIA Chair, one of the original founders of the Riverdale Historical Society, Heritage Toronto guide, Jane’s Walk walk leader, and ‘Over the Don’ author.
Ron Fletcher by the 2nd largest trophy in the world housed in the Royal Canadian Curling Club, in Riverside.
Photo taken by, Riverdale Historical Society.
Meet us at the entrance of the Ralph Thornton Centre - a building celebrating its 100th anniversary this year – space is limited, so please register for a spot. 

For more info, check out:

8th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival

The 8th Annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival celebrates Filipino culture and community through music, dance, theatre, visual arts, food and much more. As part of KULTURA and Toronto Artscape Inc.'s Outdoor Arts Program, Toronto-based Filipino artists, Julius Poncelet Manupul, Kristina Guison, and Tim Manalo will collaborate with Regent Park, Cabbagetown and the surrounding neighbourdhoos to lead in Bayanihan: An Interactive Art Installation at Daniels Spectrum. The interactive art installation will bring these artists together with the local community to create a life-sized woven bahay kubo - a Filipino hut. The project hopes to embody the spirit of community in creating a collective piece, but also in highlighting the universality of the theme of home in different cultural backgrounds. As part of the installation, participants will unearth their personal stories of home through paint and merge with others to discover the power of the community's greater narrative.

Event name: 8th Annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Location: Daniel Spectrum
Address: 585 Dundas St. East
Admission fee: Free
Time: 11 AM - 7 PM
What: Join Toronto-based Filipino artists: Julius Poncelet Manupul, Kristina Guison, and Tim Manalo, and Regent Park, Cabbagetown and the surrounding neighbourhoods as they work together to create a life-sized woven bahay kubo - a Filipino hut. Celebrate the spirit of community and home as you unearth your personal stories of home through paint and merge with others to discover the power of the community's greater narrative.