Summer is in full swing in Cabbagetown and many of us are enjoying vacations. In this edition of Cabbagetown Living we look at what a few of our local business owners are doing during their holidays and much more as we prep for Cabbagetown Festival Sept. 9th and 10th!
FOND FAREWELL TO MATT
Yeti Law in Cabbagetown says a fond farewell to Matt who is fulfilling his dreams and going to U of T Law School. They haven’t managed to discourage him with two years of hard work and wish him every success!
BUY 2 SHIRTS – GET A FREE TOTE BAG
Cabbagetown Festival shirts are here! These limited edition shirts, along with our ever popular Cabbagetown Toronto shirts are mix and match BUY 2 – GET A FREE TOTE BAG for a limited time. Find shirts, tote bags and flags at our offices, 237 Carlton weekdays 10am – 5pm. (Note, we are closed Aug. 7th – 11th for summer holidays.)
FILLING GAPS IN TORONTO’S CYCLING NETWORK
Hey Cyclists! The Canadian Urban Institute and the Community Bicycle Network are working together to explore opportunities for using lane ways to fill gaps in Toronto’s cycling network. They would love your help. Check out their survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lanewaysasbikeways
FACT OR FICTION?
Fact or Fiction? Was Kaelo of Pet Menagerie, 549 Parliament, recently in Egypt? This local Cabbagetown business co-owner shared this snap on his Instagram saying he had a great weekend in Egypt… but we are not entirely convinced. Stop into his shop for the full story and to stock up on all your pet supplies.
CABBAGETOWN MOVIE IN THE PARK
Our event, Cabbagetown Movie In The Park, was our way of saying THANK YOU to Cabbagetown for shopping local. The evening was a huge success thanks to our food partners at London Calling, Thai Room, Staij & Co., and Grinning Face Non Dairy Gelato. We hope everyone enjoyed the music before hand and look forward to seeing you at Cabbagetown Festival Sept. 9th and 10th!
CABBAGETOWN STREET MUSIC SNAPD
Our pop up Cabbagetown Street Music was recently featured in SNAPD. You can read the online post here: https://cabbagetownvillage.snapd.com/events/view/1070543. We plan to have two more pop up performances this summer. Stay tuned to our facebook for more details. (@Cabbagetown.TO)
CAN YOU SMELL THE CARBS?
The team at The Scullery, 200 Carlton love baking and making everything in-house! But they know somethings are best left to the experts. They are super excited to announce that starting August 14th they will be carrying croissants and select treats from Charmaine Sweets Studio! Charmaine and her adorable family are Cabbagetowners and regulars at The Scullery.
CLASSICS AND THEIR CREATORS: BOOKS THAT ENDURE
On the shelves of The Children’s Book Bank, 350 Berkeley you will find many beloved classics. Why are some books for the ages? Both Life of Pi, a fable about a boy in a boat with a tiger, and Paris 1919, an account of a peace conference that changed history, seem destined to be read for generations. Do their creators agree? Which books would they place in that category?
Please join The Children’s Book Bank on Wednesday evening, September 13th at Daniels Spectrum Theatre for an engaging conversation with two of Canada’s most celebrated authors, Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, and Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919 – in support of The Children’s Book Bank. Music will be provided by students from the Regent Park School of Music as well as complimentary wine and appetizers. Tickets are $100.00 and a charitable tax receipt is provided.
SAVE THE DATE: #CabbagetownFestival Sept. 9th & 10th
The 41st annual Cabbagetown Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday September 9th and 10th in downtown Toronto. This FREE event is packed with activities for everyone. From live entertainment and a Kid’s Zone to mouthwatering festival foods and a range of vendors, this street festival is not to be missed! SHARE AND JOIN OUR FACEBOOK EVENT AT @CABBAGTOWN.TO on facebook.
URBAN ROOTS YOUTH
Tending tomatoes at Sprucecourt PS school-community garden: Jeremy Lumague, pictured, is a participant in the Green Thumbs after-school program called Urban Roots Youth, and is also hired by Green Thumbs as one of six summer students helping to run children’s and family programs, and take care of the local school gardens at Rose Ave. PS, Winchester PS and Sprucecourt PS. The youth also sell their surplus produce every Wednesday at the Regent Park Good Food Market.
2017 PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE
It’s that time of year again! The 2017 Performing Arts Showcase will be happening on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00pm at Daniels Spectrum
A Walk Down Memory Lane, based on true events, tells the story of an inner city summer camp that works to help bring out the “inner star” of the local children. A celebration of the numerous years of success by the camp; over hundreds of dances, vocal numbers, drama skits, dedicated staff, and passionate students. A Walk Down Memory Lane will be a compelling culmination of over 10 years of showcases in the form of creative flashbacks all put on by a group of this generation’s finest. A night of nostalgia, passion, and fun – a phenomenon you would not want to miss.
Come help support the programs & services in our community with our second fundraiser of the year! Tickets are $7each, or $21 for a family of 4. (5 and under FREE)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PANHANDLERS
Panhandling in busy urban areas such as Toronto is not uncommon. While the act of panhandling can annoy, it is not always illegal. Earlier this year we shared a post regarding panhandling and facts you need to know about it. Check out the original post (http://cabbagetownto.com/panhandling-and-the-law/) to learn how and when it is legal and illegal as well as more info regarding panhandling.
Summer is perfect for getting outdoors and experiencing Canada. Our friends at L’Atelier Style, 546 Parliament, recently went out for a fun zip around the lake. (Looks fun to us!) They are back on dry land now and ready to help you with all your stylish home needs.
SUPPORT THE PATH IN RIVERDALE PARK
Did you know that you can support Friends of Riverdale Park West Pathway Project by purchasing a brick for the path with your name or the name of a loved on on it? Find out more by visiting http://frpw.org/ and be forever part of Cabbagetown.
THIS CABBAGETOWN BUSINESS OWNER KNOWS HOW TO HAVE FUN
We love that many of our local entrepreneurs know how to have fun both in and out of work. Regina from Labour of Love, 223 Carlton, along with her team, do a great job at curating a collection of gift items, plus she also does a FAB job of making us smile with photos like this one ;P
CREATIVE WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE
The Women’s Development Network is proud to have launched their Creative Women’s Collective jewellery, knitting, sewn items and specialty foods at Double Take Store in the show[case] room, 310 Gerrard . They are open Tues, Wed & Sat 2-6pm and Thurs & Fri 2-7pm. Stop by to see their hand-crafted items and meet some of the members of the WDN! See you there!
FROM BUTCHER TO BIKER
Mark from St James Town Steak & Chops, 516 Parliament loves being Cabbagetown’s local butcher. He also loves motorcycles and spent part of his summer vacation biking. Vroom vroom! Hmmm, maybe Mark can start doing delivery with his motorcycle?
UNDER THE STARS: MOVIE IN THE PARK
Under The Stars: Movies in The Park is a free outdoor summer screening series hosted by Regent Park Film Festival every Wednesday from July 12 to August 16 (rain date: August 23). Arrive early for their pre-show at 7pm with free activities for all to enjoy. Movies will start at sundown. Take a blanket to enjoy an evening under the stars!