Thursday, 9 January 2014

Happy New Year Cabbagetown!

Welcome to our first 2014 edition of Cabbagetown Living. I am so happy to be sharing updates with you all from our local businesses. This week we offer a whole new set of businesses and upcoming events to browse through. 

It just goes to show that you can find everything you need and more right here in Cabbagetown, so Shop Local everyone! And enjoy our latest post. 

Experience Cabbagetown: Breakfast at It's Jenny Espresso Boutique & Catering 
253 Gerrard Street East 
Beyond the pretty blue storefront and froster windows, there is a cozy and bright seating area. Their menu serves gourmet food, with organic, vegan and gluten-free alternatives. There are too many good things here to list! So take a peak at their menu, They also offer a special weekday breakfast in store. 

Cabbagetown Pet Clinic 
239 Gerrard Street East 

New at the Cabbagetown Pet Clinic: their web store and website is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, where you can buy all your pet's food and products online, and check out great articles and upcoming events.

Product can either be picked up at the clinic or delivered right to your house. 

For the web store, click on the Shopping icon

The Cabbagetown Pet Clinic is now open late every Tuesday, until 8pm

Treat your furry friends: Save 20% with the purchase of any 2 bags of treats of the same type and size (excluding pill pockets) 

Sales on now at the Healthy Whey 
See in store for more details ~ 250 Carlton Street 

Spruce Home Decor, Top 3 New Design Shops in Toronto (2013)
We are proud to announce that Spruce Home Decor Inc. (455 Parliament St.) has been voted as one of Toronto's top new design shops in 2013 by BlogTO
read more: 

Make sure you check out their blog (and their store, of course) for fresh new home design themes. One of my personal favourites: These hats featured in the store's window


F'Amelia named a Neighbourhood Gem for Toronto 
"Thank-you to all of our patrons and to Open Table for again naming us number one in their of category Neighborhood Gem Restaurants !!!
Here are the top five picks...

1. F'Amelia Ristorante
Downtown/ Financial District | Italian

2. Batifole Restaurant
Riverdale / Leslieville | French

3. La Veranda Osteria
Etobicoke | Italian

4. Trio Ristorante & Pizzeria
Midtown / Uptown | Italian

5. Zee Grill
Midtown / Uptown | Seafood"

Seasons Greetings from RE:Print 
I was so happy to receive this gift from our friendly BIA neighbours at RE: Print!

News & Events: 

Thursday, January 9th, 2014: 

Movie and Dinner Night at Under the Table Restaurant

Tonight at 7:30pm is Dinner and A Movie Night at Under the Table Restaurant (568 Parliament St). Don’t miss out! Special appetizer menu includes fresh garlic aioli, nachos, fully loaded potatoes, fish bites, bruschetta & more.

See you tonight!

Music Night at the Local Gest 
Noah Zach with Adam Warner - Guitar and Drums!
Thursday Jan, 09, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

The Flavourful Colours of Jazz at the Paintbox Bistro

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Leslieville Flea Market
Good news Cabbagetown! Starting in January, The Leslieville Flea will be moving to The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District, located at 28 Distillery Lane. 

Visit one of Toronto's most beautiful and historic venues and shop from over 70 vendors selling vintage, salvage, antiques, furniture, art, handcrafted items and more. It's the thrill of the find and it never gets old! 

Admission is always FREE.  
Plenty of public parking available.
For more information go to

January 19th, February 23rd, March 16th, April 20th

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 7:30 pm 
Peter Donato
Tibian Blues redux
New songs and stylings highlight the return of the cantautore for this end of year offering.
Tickets $10 advance; $15 door.
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 email

As always some new songs and stylings, a great way to pass a winter night in the city.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 
DRAGONS’ DEN will be holding open auditions in Toronto on Saturday, January 18, 2014 looking for the next big thing for the hit series on CBC Television.

DRAGONS’ DEN gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of wealthy Canadian business moguls - the Dragons. Successful pitchers will have a chance to earn real investment - from the Dragons’ own pockets!

This is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to come down and pitch their business concept for the chance to appear on national television. We would love to see as many people audition as we can!

I’ve attached a press release which has more details, or visit our website for a complete list of cities and dates,

Let all those aspiring entrepreneurs know about the upcoming auditions and their chance to get the investment of a lifetime!