Friday, 31 January 2014

Café Olya: Treats to keep you warm 
540 Parliament Street 

Find Café Olya on Facebook:

Every day via Facebook, the café updates us with their sweet and savoury selection of treats, ranging from raspberry coconut galettes, paprika goat cheese biscuits, croissants, canneles, spiced nut raisin cookies, french apple tarts, galettes, and the classic tarte au sucre.é-olya


Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre's 2014 Auditions Begin
509 Parliament Street 
"Each spring the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre invites young dancers, ages 8-20,  to audition for the upcoming season. CCDT dancers come from a variety of backgrounds though all share a passion for the expressive power and range of modern dance choreography that is created on them, for them."
Visit for further info

Daniel et Daniel Event Creation & Catering 
248 Carlton Street 
Daniel et Daniel catered fresh menu ideas for the Grand Opening at Ripley's Aquarium.  Read about their under water adventure on the D&D blog:

Speaking of fresh menu ideas, this week D&D also stared taste testing their newest hors d'oeuvre 
They'll be showcasing all new menu items for Spring and Summer very soon!

The Epicure Shop's SuperBowl Weekend Specials 
478 Parliament Street 
Having a get together this weekend? We have great specials in store now. 

Tyrell Chips from England are back in stock and on special, now 2 for $6 

Purchase any Neal Bros. Tortilla Chips + Salsa, both for $6.99 

This Friday: All brownies, date squares, nanimo bars are Buy One Get One Free

Superbowl Sunday - Purchase any Summerfresh Dip and get the second one 1/2 price

Kendall & Co.'s Seasonal Clearance Continues 
227 Carlton Street 
Seasonal Clearance
Take home some fantastic deals so they can make room for exciting new arrivals.  Further mark downs and more items now on sale at KENDALL & Co's Seasonal Winter Clearance. Home Accessories, Servingware, Lighting, Rugs and Furniture are now up to 40% OFF!! Check out just some of what they have got on sale:  
In the news: 
Chinese New Year starts today. Here's a National Post story featuring one item in store now at K&Co.'s:

KENDALL & Co Interior Design + Décor. 
227 Carlton St. 
Open 10-6 Weekdays and 11-5 Saturdays. 

Spruce on Parliament: 1rst Annual Winter Sale starts Saturday

455 Parliament Street 
Spruce is holding a winter clearance sale to make room for all the new and nifty items coming in store soon. As they continue to showcase new and local artists, I hope you get a change to enjoy their unique local and handmade products 

Superbowl Sunday at Stout
221 Carlton Street 

Superbowl party this Sunday. Activities and prizes at 5pm, kick-off 6:30!

Big News around town (around Cabbagetown, that is)... 

Toronto Birth Centre opens up in Regent Park 
Toronto's first ever midwife-led birth centre opens it's doors at 525 Dundas Street East, just east of Parliament Street, giving more women easy access to midwife care

St. Jamestown Community Corner offers Computer Courses & Seniors Programs/Workshops

NEW!! We now offer one on one computer training every Wednesday and Saturday. Call us or come in to register for a FREE 30 minute training session. We also still have our weekly Computer Basics Class.

There is still TIME to come in or call to register for our new Seniors Programs/workshops starting tomorrow! We look forward to seeing you!

On January 29, 2014, Cabbagetown ReLEAF, was given the honour of being the Featured Blog of the week on Everything Typepad by the Typepad Team. This honour is much appreciated by Cabbagetown ReLEAF's Founding Team, James Steenberg, Cathryn MacFarlane, and David Grant, and our Steering Committee and Tree Stewards.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: A free city tree planting program, Cabbagetown ReLEAF's mission is to promote a larger, healthier Urban Forest as part of a green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, tree protection, education, and advocacy. The project is volunteer driven, training about 25 volunteers each year as Tree Stewards who get involved and speak with people in their community about local Urban Forest issues and help community members access new trees. 

Community Events:

February 1st, 2014:

Black History Month Exhibition at Daniels Spectrum 
585 Dundas Street East

Daniels Spectrum is celebrating Black History Month by mounting three exhibitions that explore past, present and future narratives of black consciousness.

Opening Reception

February 1, 2014 | 6pm – 11pm

The exhibitions are open to the public daily (Mon–Fri 8 am – 9pm, Sat–Sun 10am – 6pm) from February 1 – February 28, 2014.

February 12th, 2014: 

ACCEPT WELLNESS: Bring Out Your Inner Best 
120 Carlton Street, Suite #210 
For a little trailer:

Naturopathic Medicine - Acupuncture - CranioSacral Therapy

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

February 13th, 2014: 

Greenpeace Presents Top 10 Events 

Ten Celebrated Canadians. Ten minutes each on stage. Ten stories of courage you should hear before you die. 

 It's all happening on Thursday, February 13th at the legendary Winter Garden Theatre from 730pm to10pm.  Speakers such as Juno Award Winner Jully Black, Acclaimed Author Sally Armstrong, Award Winning Filmmaker Jennifer Podemski and many more will be sharing ten minutes each of inspiration and courageous stories. 

This event is creating awareness of the oil drilling projects in the Arctic and the environmental devastation that comes along with it.  It's an important night and one that I'm sure your readers within your Cabbagetown community would thoroughly enjoy. I'm sure we could all agree that your readers would enjoy an inspiring evening, listening to how other fellow Canadians are making those positive and courageous changes in this world. 

People can get their complimentary ticket and can learn more about the event, by clicking here.

Friday, 24 January 2014


Winter Menu at the Peartree Restaurant
507 Parliament Street
Enjoy The Peartree's Prix Fixe Menu ($21 dinner for one or $42 dinner for two) which includes a soup or salad appetizer, an entree and a dessert. 

For your main, chose from a Classic Peppercorn Steak, Baked Fillet of Red Snapper, or, Breast of Pomegranate Chicken. 

And for dessert , chocolate truffle cake, carrot cake, or lemon coconut layer cake.

Customer Appreciation at The Epicure Shop
473 Parliament Street
On Sunday, purchase any Summerfresh Dip and receive the second one at 1/2 price

Mexican Burrito introduces Loyalty Cards
296 Gerrard Street East

 Buy 5 tacos, burritos or quesedillas and receive your 6th purchase for FREE! You're in luck - the first spot is already stamped. 


Happy Birthday Stout! On Wednesday, January 22nd, Stout Irish Pub celebrated their 3rd anniversary with a wing-eating contest and a bingo night. 

Follow Stout on Facebook and stay up-to-date with their events:

Cafuné is under new management and is now renovating the space. 


Sale on NOW at Parliament Optical
418 Parliament Street
Right now, purchase one pair of glasses for $99 or two pairs for only $158 - offer excludes designer frames. 

Winter Sale at Eclectisaurus
249 Gerrard Street East
From now until January 31st, enjoy 25% off everything in store at Eclectisaurus 

Store Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday: Closed 
Wednesday - Friday: 3pm to 8pm 
Saturday: 12pm - 7pm 
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

New at Nettleships
576 Parliament Street
Nettleships is rolling out the carpet this winter - that is, sisal runners. They come in 27in or 36in wide. These are great for slippery porches 

Introducing the latest design by Injeanius Jackets - "The Fox & Tweed": designed right here in Cabbagetown! 

Now taking orders for Spring 2014.
This beauty is of course spoken for; as they are all ‘custom designed & hand sewn’.

Sarah Cook


Lounge at Alice’s Place
554 Parliament Street
Every Wednesday starting at 8pm, and Sundays from 4pm, Alice's Place hosts a guilt-free Karaoke night. 

Tuesdays from 3-6pm, enjoy Domestic Beers for only $4

And on Thursdays, enjoy a Pint and Pound of wings for only $12.50 

Thai Yoga Massage at The Lotus Palm Toronto

Lotus Palm school, located at 517 Parliament Street (Unit 2), offers Thai Yoga Massage classes in different formats to accommodate everyone!

For those of you interested in learning what Thai Yoga Massage is all about, we host several introductory courses.

Interested in a fitness or well-being class? We have 3 new evening classes coming up!

Finally, for individuals interested in beginning their own Thai Yoga Massage practice, we offer a complete practitioners program.

Our classes are taught in a beautiful, serene studio space by extremely knowledgeable instructors who are passionate about teaching you about Thai Yoga Massage.

Check out our website or contact us directly for more information:

Telephone: 647 352 7256

Movie Nights and More at Under the Table 
568 Parliament Street
This week marks Under the Table's 3rd movie night! A great way to bring family and friends together during the week. Enjoy the full menu, or choose from their great selection of appetizers for only $4. Tonight's feature film is "12 Years A Slave" (and don't forget: free popcorn) 

Today, they're featuring an Appetizer Special and a Crab and Salmon Special for dinner. Don't forget their daily specials, and WEEKEND BRUNCH SPECIAL -- open at 9am 

Sunday Jazz at the Local Gest
424 Parliament Street
Every Sunday from 4:30 to 7:30pm, enjoy traditional jazz at The Local. This week, Callum Mackenzie is on the sax and Kyle MacDonald on the guitar. 

You don't want to miss this:

420 SMOKEHOUSE – Coming Soon 
420 Parliament Street
The wait is almost over! The 420 Smokehouse will be opening its doors on Wednesday, January 29th. 

"Nothing is etched in stone yet," store owner Virginia tells me. "We're working on the menu, everything is trial and error, and we want to make sure everything is right"

I can't wait to try their featured 420 Smoked Meat Sandwich - a twist on the Montreal smoked meat.