Cabbagetown Living [February 2019] - Cabbagetown

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Cabbagetown Living [February 2019]

Get out of the cold and explore everything Cabbagetown has to offer. There is a new exhibition on at Akasha Art Projects, cupcakes to munch on, and oh yes, Style Democracy has declared Cabbagetown one of Toronto’s top seven underrated shopping destinations you need to explore now!

Scroll on to discover where and why you should shop, dine and explore Cabbagetown during the month of February.

First 2019 Exhibition

Akasha Art Projects Inc., 204-D Carlton Street Suite 200, 647-348-0104

In their gallery space, Akasha Art Projets Inc. are featuring fine art photographer and world traveller, Tony Koukos and his series STEEL. All the images are printed directly onto metal and are beautiful for their texture and luminosity. Exhibition runs to Feb. 16th.

Akasha Art Projects Inc

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Us

Kanpai Snack Bar, 252 Carlton St., 416-968-6888

Kanpai Snack Bar will be featuring food & drink specials to celebrate the Year of the Pig during the week of Lunar New Year. Ask your servers for these specials during the week of February 4-9th.

Kanpai Snack Bar

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night at The Children’s Book Bank!

The Children’s Book Bank, 350 Berkeley St., 416-922-7323

All are welcome to join us for Harry Potter Book Night at The Children’s Book Bank! Thursday, February 7th, 5-7pm. Our second annual event will feature trivia, edible potions, and magical crafts! Come wearing your best wizard costume, or make your own Harry Potter glasses and wand at the party! Free – No registration required – adults must be accompanied by a child

The Children’s Book Bank

blogTO reviews Cabbagetown’s Velvet Lane Cakes

Velvet Lane Cakes, 194 Carlton St., 416-262-4159

Cabbagetown’s newly opened Velvet Lane Cakes was recently featured on blogTO. Check out the full write up to learn about their custom cakes, cafe treats and insta-worthy velvet hideaway for those snowy Toronto days.

blogTO feature review of Velvet Lane Cakes

March Break Camp

Buds & Blossoms, 517 Parliament St., 416-655-0695

Sit back, and get ready to explore the festivals of the world! In this one-week March Break camp, “campers” will explore the many traditions and celebrations bouncing continent to continent. They will learn about the history of worldly festivals, all while making crafts, singing songs, exploring different cuisines and playing games. There will never be an opportunity to get bored this March Break!

Camps at Buds & Blossoms

Wings Special

Wing House & Sports Bar, 420 Parliament St., 416-270-5988

Like wings? Check out the “Amazing Chicken Wings Special” for only $7.99/Lb at Wing House & Sports Bar. With 88 flavours to choose from you are sure to be licking your fingers.

Wing House & Sports Bar

Free Money

Meridian Credit Union, 486 Parliament Street, 416-963-9839

Get a 1% cash bonus now, plus earn 3.25% for 4 months on your first registered HISA. – Transfer your RRSP or TFSA to Meridian and we’ll give you free money. Meet with an Advisor to talk about your financial goals and that chat could earn you a 1% cash bonus. Plus, earn 3.25% for 4 months on your first registered HISA or 3.25% with our 18 month GIC. The RRSP contribution deadline is March 1st. Speak with an Advisor today or visit to learn more.

Meridian Credit Union

Artists/Creators/Makers: Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day!

The Hub TO, 208 Gerrard Sttreet East, 416-910-2003

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day and get yourself into the creative space you’ve been dreaming about! The Hub TO is a two-storey co-working space located in an industrial building in Cabbagetown where you can make things, (including a mess 😉 )  The Hub TO currently has two units available for rent and are looking for all kinds of creatives and makers to join the community. More info, pricing, and availability at

The Hub TO

Cabbagetown Declared As One Of Seven Underrated Toronto Shopping Destinations

As featured in Style Democracy:

Online publication Style Democracy recently dubbed Cabbagetown as one of Toronto’s seven underrated shopping destinations. Check out their full post to find out why they feel Toronto needs to shop Cabbagetown now!

View Style Democracy Post


Early Bird Call For Cabbagetown Festival Vendors

SAVE NOW! Cabbagetown BIA has released the discounted Early Bird application forms for non-BIA vendors to exhibit at the Cabbagetown Festival on Sept. 7th and 8th, 2019. Those who apply now will save with special Early Bird pricing until March 31st. For more information on booth types and fees, visit

Vendor Early Bird Application

Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

Bill Morneau’s Constituency Office, 430 Parliament St., 416-972-9749

Homelessness is a reality for far too many people in our Toronto Centre community, and across Canada. That’s why our government is making ambitious investments to reduce chronic homelessness by 50% by 2030.

As your MP, Bill is focused on ensuring every member of our community has a fair chance at success, and with new measures like the Canada Child Benefit, and Canada Workers Benefit, our Government is expect to help lift over 650,000 Canadians out of poverty. 

Bill Morneau’s Constituency Office

Slip Dress

Hilary MacMillan, 224 Carlton St. *Shop online or by appointment only, 647-748-5286

Toronto designer Hilary MacMillan has the perfect slip dress for Valentines or “Galentines Day!” This super soft, stretch slip dress is available in red, sky blue, or both. Discover all this local designer has to offer and shop online at

Hilary MacMillian

New Website – Shop Online Now!

Cycle Solutions, 444 Parliament St., 416-972-6948

Cycle Solutions is now able to better service you with their new website! With the new site you can shop online pay and pick up in shop or have it mailed to your house. Check the new website out at

Cycle Solutions

Holiday Closing

St Jamestown Steak & Chops, 516 Parliament St., 416-925-7665

St Jamestown Steak & Chops will be closed for holidays Feb. 18 to 24. They can vacuum pack any size or quantity so you have something in the freezer when they’re gone.

St Jamestown Steak & Chops

KENDALL & Co. Winter Sale

KENDALL & Co., 514 Parliament St., 416-363-9914

Hot deals on sofas, armchairs, throws and table lamps. A range of wool rugs and outdoor rugs now also on sale. Final Clearance on select home accessories and accent pillows. For limited time at KENDALL & Co – Toronto’s One Stop Shop for your home. Mon-Fri 10-6, Saturdays 11-5 & Sundays Noon-4.

Kendall & Co.

Looking for Work?

Centre for Education and Training, 595 Parliament Street, 416-964-9797

On the east side of Parliament Street, just south of Wellesley, is a busy Career Centre funded by Employment Ontario, which is truly one of Cabbagetown’s gems. Job seekers from all over the GTA find their way there to get the best career advice in Toronto! A team of career professionals help with basics such as resumes, cover letters and interview skills. However, there is a whole lot more! They also provide advice on LinkedIn, the value of becoming a Virtual Volunteer, how to use Social Media for job search and how to identity new career goals.

If you are unemployed or working part-time, stop by 595 Parliament Street to see what is available and if you meet the criteria to use these free services. If you, or a member of your family, are looking for employment, one of the best Valentine’s gift you could give them this year is information and inspiration to find a Career Expert who can help them prepare for their job search.

Centre for Education and Training

February is Dental Month

Cabbagetown Pet Clinic, 239 Gerrard St E., 4169286761 

Did you know: 80% of dogs and cats will have some sort of dental disease by age 3! For the month of February Cabbagetown Pet Clinic will be offering 20% off dental cleanings.

Cabbagetown Pet Clinic 


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