Monday, 9 December 2013


Every week, I explore a number of our local shops in search of the perfect holiday gifts and treats
Personally, I love a good sale. 
So look out for special events and promotions I'll be posting for the rest of the December ~ and please, if you see something you like, go and get it! (you deserve it)

for a complete directory listing of Cabbagetown businesses


485 Parliament Street
This year, we bought the battery-operated Christmas lights for our Annual Tree Lighting event at Home Hardware.

Shop at Royal Home Hardware for all you home & Holiday needs 

With everything from steam machines, deep fryers, food slicers, bread makers, kettles, waffle makers, turkey lifters and spice racks. Either gift 'em or use 'em! 


489 Parliament Street 
Who isn't looking to eat healthier this holiday season? Not only does Lennie's stock their usual wholesome foods, this season they're offering clever stocking stuffers!

Variety of bulk food items
Stocking stuffers
Scents like Hawaiian Ruby Guava, California Star Jasmine, Perisian Rose, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, and more. Test them out in store!
 A collection of SIGG water bottles. Sweet swedish design!
Kiss My Face products are on sale now


Kendall & Co. 
227 Carlton St. 
If you haven't been to Kendall & Co. yet, then you really haven't started your holiday shopping! Kendall & Co. was voted as Toronto's 2013 Best Design Shop and Best Interior Design Firm, courtesy of NOW Magazine.

How much is that doggy in the window?

To make things easy, KENDALL & Co. put together many unique options in our fantastic HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE:

 Making Dinner Plans? Check out this unique floor-plan designed Dinnerware Set!:

Check out these Victorian-styled Tea Towels as part of Kendall & Co.'s Gifts That Give Back. Proceeds go to support the Riverdale Farm the Cabbagetown Preservation Association and the 519 Community Centre.

40% off select in-stock rugs, and 20% off the styles shown  above. While quantities last. Limited Time Only Discount!


Starbucks Coffee
492 Parliament Street 
On my daily morning coffee run to any and all our amazing coffee shops in Cabbagetown, I  stumbled upon these cute gifts ideas in store at Starbucks. 

And of course you can never go wrong with a gift card

 Also noteworthy: Stackable mugs! Perfect for any and all caffeine-lovers 

What's for dinner? St. Jamestown Steak & Chops has the answer 


516 Parliament Street 
Place your Holiday Orders today! Specials include Farm Fresh Grain Fed Turkeys, Capons, Honey Glazed Hams, Aged, Grass-Fed Prime Rib Roasts from P.E.I., Bone In Smoked Hams, Smoked Turkeys & Beef Tenderloin.... mmmmm!

Bulk Spices
Confectioneries & More
Gourmet Red & Black Licorice, Truffles, and Olives

While you're there, why not grab a bite at the




473 Parliament Street 
Check out The Epicure Shop's Catering Specials for the holidays! Platters serve 10-15 people

Options include:
- Cheese Platter
- Pate and Olive       Platter
- Vegetable Platter
- Wrapped up
- Pastry Tray
- Charcuterie Tray

Personalized and corporate gift baskets available at any price range 



Gift certificates are also available in store

492 Parliament Street, side door 
(entrance on Aberdeen)

 Morning Classes
We have earlier classes at the studio now Tuesday toThursday mornings.  

Get up early; enjoy the early morning light and set the tone for a peaceful day. 

Tuesdays with Monica - Vinyasa  9:00 - 10:15
Wednesday with Ashley - Yin Yoga 8:00- 9:15
Thursdays with Monica - Vinyasa 8:30-9:45

 Marit Mastad 
Sadly Marit will only be teaching her Hot and Sweet class on Thursday nights starting in the New Year.
If you enjoy her other classes, come out and soak her up for the month of December.

Marit's Schedule for December:
Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00    PM Vinyasa
                    8:30 - 9:45     PM Hot and Sweet
Fridays       5:30 - 7:00     PM Hot and Sweet
Sundays    11:15 - 12:45     AM Yin

 Holiday Hours
December 24th   Open for the morning and noon class. We will close at 1 PM and all  evening classes are cancelled.

December 25th   Closed

December 26th   Closed

December 31st   Open for the morning and noon class. We will close at 1 PM and all evening classes are cancelled.

                                  January 1st         Closed

Gift Certificates 
Give the gift of yoga this holiday with Sundara's easy on-line gift cards

gingerbread ladies garage

Sundara Gift Card: $50
Shanti Gift Card: $75
Namaste Gift Card: $100

Happy Holidays!  Wishing you peace and harmony for the New Year!


424 Parliament Street 
Dinner, Drinks , Entertainment, Done!   

Chef Oscar has created exiting new meals for this Month. If you are planning your Family or Corporate Party, take a look to at the different options at your local.   

Catering packages available


When: Wednesday, December 11th
from 10:30am to 11:30am

Accept Wellness is hosting a workshop for new moms entitled Sleep Baby Sleep. See flyer below for details

Where: Accept Wellness
120 Carlton Street
Suite #210 (at Jarvis)

Accept Wellness - Natural Family Health
120 Carlton Street Suite #210 (at Jarvis)


Naturopathic Medicine
Community Acupuncture
CranioSacral Therapy
Registered Massage Therapy

"Helping families and professionals get the most out of life"


Hello Music Fans!

Its that season of the year once again. Time for my Annual Christmas Concert featuring members of the Cabbagetown Classical Youth Choir alongside adult members of my studio.

Please make time for this wonderful gang of beautiful singers during the years festive season.

We'd love to see you there and please come ready to hear the remarkable improvements in the special singers you've come to know and love. Better still come for the merriment and to toast the season with us!

It all happens Friday, December 13th - 7:30pm at the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto, ON.

For tickets and information, please call 647-701-5033.

Please view the poster below and share this email with your friends and loved ones.

And don't forget to check out our websites -

Best of the season to you all!

- Maestro Daniel Eby

When: Saturday, December 14th, 2013
From 11:00pm to 3:00pm

Pet Value Pet Pics for only $10, courtesy of Wet Noses Photography

Where: Pet Valu, 240 Carlton Street


When: Sunday, December 15th, 2013 
From 4:30pm to 6:30pm 

Relax during this busy holiday season with Tamara Ulisko 

Where: Sundara Yoga Studio 
492 Parliament Street 

Treat yourself to the sukha, or bliss, of restorative yoga, made extra-luxurious with Thai yoga massage. Restorative poses are simple, supported poses that you can relax into for several minutes at a time. The quiet stillness of these poses soothes the nervous system and invites deep healing. Thai yoga massge consists of luxurious touch techniques and assisted stretches (where we do the work for you!) These help to rebalance and revitalize your energy. Recharge your batteries for the holidays! Note: Participants should wear long pants and bring their own mats, which we will use in addition to the studio mats. Double the mats, double the bliss!  Registration is limited to 8 people.
$45.00 + HST


When: Sunday, December 15th, 2013
from 4:30pm - 7:30pm

The Roberto Occhipinti Trio Live at the Local Gest

Where: The Local Gest 
4224 Parliament Street
 Rainforest Yoga Retreat - February 9-16th 2014

All levels of experience welcome.
Join Angela on her journey back to Samasati Retreat Center in sunny Costa Rica.  This eco-yoga center is nestled deep in the rainforest with a beautiful view of the sea. 
Monkeys, toucans, cloud forests and waterfalls make up this magical landscape.  You have the choice of attending 3 classes a day with lots of time in between to explore this wondrous place.



WINTER IS HERE! Have you noticed? The BIA has installed these festive baskets on our main streets, in collaboration with Ranger Greenhouses. They also donated a tree for our annual tree lighting event! See below for pics


Thanks to all of our neighbours and friends for making our Cabbagetown Annual Tree Lighting & Carolling Night last Friday night a success! We saw over 200 friendly faces, decorated all 3 trees, and enjoyed hot chocolate and coffee courtesy of Tim Horton's! 

Those yummy shortbread and gingerbread cookies are available for the rest of the season at The Epicure Shop on Parliament Street 

Special thanks to Ron Farr & Salvation Army's The Warehouse Mission and the David Blackmore & the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre for their awesome and memorable performances. To Menagerie Pet Shop for donating those tasty dog treats and doggie bags! And to Nick & Hilary of Nick And Hilary | Toronto Real Estate Team for lending us a hand as volunteers  

Also, thank you Louise for leading our carolling with your talent. 
Our puppet performance was brought to us by Melissa and Pepper from Kids Boogie Too

See you all next year!