Cabbagetown is a vibrant, multicultural neighborhood in the heart of Toronto’s downtown. In this edition of Cabbagetown Living we highlight some fun upcoming events, celebrate a well deserved award and squeeze in an entertaining video, which will leave you craving Taiwanese street food. Enjoy!
CABBAGETOWN BIKE TUNE UP
On Sunday June 11th, 12pm – 2pm you are invited to join us at the corner of Carlton & Parliament for the Cabbagetown Bike Tune Up. This two hour event is FREE! (RSVP on facebook here to help us gauge numbers.)
Cycle Solutions will be on site providing bike checks and simple tune ups. El Charro Restaurant will have some tasty crunchy munchies while our community partners at Green Thumbs and Cycle Toronto Ward 28 will have activities for the kids and info on how to get involved in the bicycle community in Toronto.
‘WHAT WE DIG TODAY’ FELL FOR KANPAI SNACK BAR
LIVE THEATRE IN THE PARK
Join Red Dress Productions as they present a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory, 3-day, outdoor theatrical production which will descend on Winchester Park in Cabbagetown, Toronto. Over 100 musicians, dancers, actors, singers, puppeteers, visual artists and production volunteers of all ages from diverse communities including hearing artists, deaf artists, blind and sighted artists, wheelchair users, and LGBTQ & 2 spirited artists, have infused this creative process to shape the aesthetic of this extra-live, ambitious, community creation.
Dates: Fri. June 9th, 7-9pm, Sat. June 10th, 7-9pm, Sun. June 11th 1-3pm. Info: 647-937-1470.
RENOVATE – REBUILD: FROM PLANNING TO FINANCING
UPDATE June 14th, 2017: This seminar has been cancelled. Please contact the organizers listed below to learn about other opportunities.
Renovating or rebuilding your home can feel like a daunting task. Let our member friends at Meridian Credit Union help you start your planning and understand the ins and outs of renovating from planning to financing. Their upcoming seminar is aimed to help residents who are looking to renovate their homes, yet are unsure where to start and what they need to consider.
When: Thursday June 15th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Merryberry on 559 Parliament St.
Please RSVP to Steven.Ahn@meridiancu.ca seats are limited, light snacks and food will be provided.
FUNDRAISING FOR FARLEY
Many Cabbagetowners know that every year Cabbagetown Pet Clinic does fundraising for an incredible charity called The Farley Foundation. The Farley Foundation is a registered charity that assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.
Since opening their doors in 2002 The Farley Foundation has helped save the lives of 8000 pets. Cabbagetown Pet Clinic and the people who access the foundation are truly grateful for this assistance and have accessed it every year!
In May they had a great turnout at their yard sale at the Central Neighborhood House. Thanks to everyone who helped raise funds this way!
Make sure to follow their Facebook (facebook.com/CabbagetownPetClinic) or Twitter (@CabbagetownPet) for ongoing fundraising campaigns or you can help via donation at www.ovma.info/farleyfoundation/donations.
GET ON THIS CABBAGETOWN LIST
You must like newsletters… you’re reading this one right? Another awesome Cabbagetown based newsletter is the one produced by our member friends at The Labour of Love! Subscribers will receive updates on community events, (such as their packed Street Art Walk which brought people from as far as Munich!), special trunk shows and more! To top it off, subscribers also receive a birthday discount and news about what products and new designers are arriving in store. To sign up visit: http://eepurl.com/bEZZiL.
THE EPICURE SHOP WINS AWARD
The Epicure Shop would like to thank the Cabbagetown Preservation Association for the Peggy Kurtis award for facade improvement, as well as the entire Cabbagetown community for their continued support!
Stop in to see the award winning shop and try their new for the summer Ice Coffee! Just in time for the warm weather, their ice coffee comes in two sizes with the option to add flavoured shots. Stay cool and caffeinated at The Epicure Shop!
BEAT THE FRIZZ IN CABBAGETOWN
Ladies are you dreading the humidity of the warmer months and the increased frizz the summer weather will bring to your locks? If you are wanting to save time and ditch the hair straightener, Nano at Hair Spa (440 Parliament) has a solution for you. Call her today at 416.920.5643 to learn about a new chemical free treatment that lasts up to 6 months and leaves your hair with a natural shine.
VOTE NOW FOR YOUR MOVIE IN THE PARK
The Cabbagetown BIA is excited to present Cabbagetown’s Movie In The Park again this year. As we get ready for this fun, FREE, family event we need your help selecting the movie. Please visit surveymonkey.com/r/S7J3CD9 to cast your vote and mark the evening of Wednesday July 19th in your calendar.
This year’s event will include some local food vendors and a live band starting at 7pm. Bring a blanket and arrive early to claim your spot in Riverdale Park West, just steps west of Riverdale Farm.
DANCE CAMP IN CABBAGETOWN
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre offers a week-long Summer Dance Camp for kids ages 5 and up right in the heart of Cabbagetown – the best neighbhourhood for dance in town! Sign up your young’uns for a week of movement, creation, and fun from July 17-21, 2017.
The Summer Dance Camp dance classes are set to vibrant live music from some of the city’s most gifted accompanists. The schedule is jam-packed with dance and music, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities, all fostering self-expression and collaboration.Young artists will create their own dances, characters, instruments, sets, and costumes while learning the fundamentals of contemporary dance in a fun and safe environment.
The week will culminate in a showing for the dancers’ families in the historic Winchester Street Theatre. For more info visit: schooloftdt.org/summer-dance-camp/.
Try A&Z GOURMET BURGERS IN CABBAGETOWN
Looking for somewhere new to dine this summer in Cabbagetown? Our newest burger joint is A & Z Gourmet Burgers at 568 Parliament, where the burgers are made fresh daily. The A&Z Famous Burger has two 8oz patties and the Banquet Burger comes with strip bacon and cheese. Sweeten things with one of their desserts made with St.Clair Ice Cream, such as the Banana Split or Hot Fudge Sundae with brownie or cheesecake.
The environment is friendly and a great place to go and unwind. Stop in and welcome the crew at A&Z Gourmet Burgers!
KEEPING CABBAGETOWN IN MOTION
Furniture that just sits there? BORING! KENDALL & Co. has debuted a brand new line of upholstered furniture that includes gliders, recliners and swivels! This line is made in Toronto, with the fabric of your choice and priced well! Head over to their shop and have a seat on floor models now featuring select styles in sofas and armchairs. Their décor associates can take you through their collections for living room, dining room and bedroom. Visit their website for a preview: kendallandco.ca/fyi/retail/furniture.
KENDALL & Co is your one-stop-shop for furnishings, lighting and decorating at 514 Parliament St. 10-6 Weekdays and 11-5 Saturdays.
THE CABBAGETOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (CRA) TURNS 50!
Members are invited to celebrate at the Cabbagetown Residents Association (CRA) Annual General Meeting, taking place at Stout Irish Pub at 221 Carlton Street Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m to 9 p.m. The association represents the 2,000 households bounded by Gerrard, Parliament, St. James Cemetery and the Don Valley. Current and new members are welcome to attend. There will be food, beverage, a short business meeting, and time to socialize and reminisce about the association’s history of supporting residents and making the neighbourhood a better place to live. There were will be prizes for attendees who have lived the longest (and shortest) times in Cabbagetown!
MONTHLY GIVING CLUB AT CENTRAL NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
Central Neighbourhood House, part of The Neighbourhood Group, invites you to make a difference by joining their ‘Neighbours Helping Neighbours’ Monthly Giving Club. For over 105 years, Central Neighbourhood House has helped children, youth, seniors, newcomers and people who are homeless or marginally housed. They provide after-school care, summer camps, women’s groups, meals-on-wheels, employment programs, housing and much more.
By joining the Monthly Giving club, you’ll be helping deliver sustainable, quality care to people in need. Plus there are other great benefits too! It is easy to do, you’ll receive a charitable receipt at year-end and, for businesses, there’s recognition on our website and social media, as well as a framed thank-you certificate and decal for your store window.
For more information, please contact Laina Gibson at 416.691.7407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPORT FOR MANCHESTER
Last month’s events at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester shocked and saddened people around the world. Here at home in Cabbagetown, Andrew at London Calling is encouraging his clients and all Cabbagetowners to consider donating to a crowdfunding program set up by the Manchester Evening News. The program will be administered by the British Red Cross to help the victims and families of victims. You can make your donation by visiting: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/westandtogethermanchester
CABBAGETOWN FARMER’S MARKET
The Cabbagetown Farmer’s Market is back Tuesdays this Summer in Riverdale Park West. Head on over 3pm-7pm for this weekly attraction to find all sorts of goodies. Keep up to date with the market on instagram (@CabbagetownMarket), twitter (@Cabbagetownmkt) or on facebook (/CabbagetownFarmersMarket.) If you are not from Cabbagetown and are visiting the area for the first time, make sure to take time to stroll the streets of Carlton and Parliament to find more places to shop and dine all year round.