Where you can wrap up the holidays and support local this season. - Cabbagetown

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Where you can wrap up the holidays and support local this season.

Ready to celebrate the holidays in Cabbagetown? Need some help knowing where to start? Here are just a few of our local businesses to explore this month. On behalf of our members, happy holidays and thank you for supporting local. 


Pet Photos With Santa!

Pet Valu, 240 Carlton Street,  416-961-0661

On Saturday Dec. 15th, 10am-2pm bring your pet for a professional photo with Santa and capture the joy of the season.  $10.00ea.


Tacos & Tamales

Brun & Fer Coffee559 Parliament Street, 647-804-7653 

If you have not checked out Cabbagetown’s Brun & Fer Coffee, you are missing out! Brun & Fer is more than coffee. Their Mexican treats and eats have everyone talking! For holiday parties they are offering their neighbourhood favorite tamales or tacos in special packages. When you order 25+ pieces pricing starts as low as $2.50 each. Ask about other catering options and get ready to have a very festive holiday.


New Cabbagetown Swag To Stuff Their Stockings With + Holiday Hours

Cabbagetown BIA Office Swag Shop, 237 Carlton Street, 416-921-0857

Love Cabbagetown? Know someone who does? Our Swag Shop is stacked with Cabbagetown gift items and we have two special Shopping Saturdays planned! Be sure to join us Saturday December 15th 11am – 5pm and Saturday December 22nd 11am – 5pm. (Learn about our regular hours and full collection using the button below.)

Our 90’s pink and teal shirts add colour to the drab winter while our brand new hoodies are perfect for getting your snuggle on. 



WINTERSONG – Dances for a sacred season

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre

Presented by Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, WINTERSONG warms the hearts of family audiences with a breathtaking tapestry of seasonal dance inspired by the world’s rich solstice traditions. A world premiere by Dora Award-winning choreographer Hanna Kiel highlights the program, set to an original score by Greg Harrison and Frances Miller.
“…simply breathtaking” – Dance International

Dates: Dec 14 at 8 pm and Dec 15 at 2 pm
Performance location: Fleck Dance Theatre,  Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West
Tickets $22.50 to $38

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Holiday Catering

Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events, 248 Carlton Street, 416-968-9275

Order your Christmas Turkey, Roast Ham, Stuffing, Yule Log, Christmas Cookies and anything else you may need this holiday! The Daniel et Daniel Food shop will be open Monday December 24th from 7:30am to 3:00pm to accommodate deliveries and pickups.

If you’re looking for a more hands-off experience, our Holiday menus are posted online at https://www.danieletdaniel.ca/catering/menus/

To place your order call 416 968-9275 or inquire about our services at Info@danieletdaniel.ca.

On behalf of everyone at Daniel et Daniel, Happy Holidays!


Stout Gift Card

Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton Street, 647-344-7676

Buy your loved one, neighbor or co-worker a Stout Gift Card in any denomination so they can enjoy a cold one on you!

Lucky Mobile Plans

Cellphone Repair (Chatr/Lucky) Mobile457 Parliament Street, 416-568-6019

Lucky Mobile is a Canadian prepaid mobile virtual network operator and a subsidiary of BCE Inc., and operates on the Bell Mobility network alongside fellow subsidiary Virgin Mobile Canada. Lucky Mobile operates as a mobile virtual network operator offering pre-paid calling, texting, and “3G-like” throttled speed data running on Bell Mobility’s 4G network with pre-paid plans in select Canadian markets.

Passport: Shop Local  & Win

If you plan to visit 5 or more Cabbagetown businesses before December 15th, why not gab a shopping passport and enter to win some AMAZING prizes?  Did we spike your interest?  Click the button below to learn more about our Holiday Shopping Passport.

Shopping Passport


West African Drum Classes (plus repair, performances and sales)

Bolokelen Malinke Percussion, 243 Gerrard Street East, 416-268-0852

Learning to play hand drums is a gift that keeps on giving – research has found that drumming enhances the immune system, reduces stress, is effective in treating PTSD and depression, and lowers blood pressure. It also increases left-right brain communication, can reduce ADD and helps prevent onset of dementia. Plus you learn all about another culture, meet new people, and it’s just plain fun!

Joy Drive

Cycle Solutions, 444 Parliament Street, 416-972-6948

Drop off food donatoins at Cycle Solutions for the Joy Drive now through December 21st in support of the People With Aids Foundation (PWA).


Christmas Decorating Needs

Blooming Flower Bar, 559 Parliament Street, 647-350-8076

From fresh greens for outdoor holiday decorating to Christmas trees (ask about their premium Fraser Firs), boughs, wreaths, garlands and beyond, Blooming Flower Bar has everything you need to make your home feel extra special for the holidays. Plus they deliver (even the trees!)


Holiday Special: Copper Social Media Support Package

The Social Smiths, 574 & 1/2 Parliament Street, 647-345-1189

Want to take your business’ social media to the next level in the new year, but dealing with tight budgets? For just $499/month (that’s just $16 per day!) our team of expert content crafters including artists, designers, comedians and professional writers will make your socials sing and help take your business to the next level. We have a limited number of these packages available, so connect soon!


A Holiday Punch

Spruce Home Decor Inc, 455 Parliament Street, 647-748-4060

We love festive cocktails at Spruce! Here is the punch recipe from our recent holiday party!
(Didn’t get the invite? Be sure to sign up for our newsletter online here https://sprucetoronto.com/contact/)

Daniel Webster’s Punch – variation from the Steward & Barkeep’s Manual, 1869
-4 Cups Earl Grey Tea (steeped 10 minutes)
-12oz. Oleo Saccharum: Peels of 6 lemons (peeled in long strips), 1.5 cups sugar. Muddle lemon peel and sugar until clumpy and shiny, press into air-tight ziplock and leave overnight at room temperature.
-8oz. fresh lemon juice
-750ml Oloroso Sherry (dry, nutty, dark amber in colour)
-750ml Black Jamaican Rum
-750ml Bordeaux
-750ml Prosecco or dry Champagne, chilled

Make the tea. Once steeped, add Oleo Saccharum and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Strain out lemon peel or remove with slotted spoon. Add lemon juice, sherry, rum, and wine. Chill for 12-24 hours. To serve, add mixture to punch bowl and add chilled Prosecco. Garnish with orange wheel and star-anise.

Wishing everyone a happy and festive holiday season! 


New Jazz Dance Improvisations at the Winchester Street Theatre

The Parahumans (via Dance Umbrella Ontario), 476 Parliament Street, 2nd floor, 416-504-6429

A unique dance performance based solely on improvisations! New Jazz Dance Improvisations will be performed  at the Winchester Street Theatre on Sunday, 9th December. 

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Cabbagetown Christmas Ornaments

KENDALL & Co514 Parliament Street, 416-363-9914

This special collection of ornaments is a collaboration between a Quebec artist and Kevin, co-owner of KENDALL & Co – your local One-Stop-Shop for Furniture, Décor and everything Christmas! Months in the making, through iterations of drawings and Skype calls to piece together the fabric of our neighbourhood. Let’s put a little magic of Cabbagetown on every tree, everywhere. See more of the series at KENDALL & Co. $20/ea. Shop Local, Shop Small, Shop Hand Made.


Get Reading Over The Holidays

The Children’s Book Bank, 350 Berkeley Street, 416 922 7323 

The magical world of The Children’s Book Bank will be open the second week of the school holiday! Crafts and story times every day during the first week of January. Visit the Book Bank for more information. 


Butcher, Deli, Produce – Get you holiday meal needs in Cabbagetown

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

One stop shopping for all your food needs. St Jamestown Steak & Chops has everything you need for your home cooked holiday meal. Stop in and find out more about their entire selection. If you are hungry while shopping local, be sure to grab a bite in their sit down cafeteria where they offer everything from classic deli sandwiches to special treats.


18 Lost Buildings of Toronto Print

Labour of Love, 223 Carlton Street, 4169238988

This is a 18-point chart showing Toronto buildings of architectural, cultural, or social importance, all of which were bulldozed or burned out of existence between 1904 and 2017. Illustrated and silkscreen printed by Montreal artist Raymond Biesinger. This print was also featured in the Toronto Life Holiday Gift Guide this year, and is fast turning into a customer holiday favourite.

Included in the image: The Regal Constellation Hotel, The Registry of Deeds & Land Titles Building, The Shell Tower, The Bata Building, The Temple Building, The Odeon Carlton, The Shea’s Hippodrome Theatre, Honest Ed’s, The Wyld-Darling Building, The Mutual Street Arena, The O’Keefe Brewery, Old Union Station, Sam the Record Man, The Star Building, The Armouries, The Board of Trade Building, Old Trinity College, and Walnut Hall.

Available framed or unframed.


Smile Enhancement For The Holidays

Dr. P. Shillingford & Assoc., 470 Parliament Street., 2nd Floor, 416-923-7492

Improve your smile! We can economically enhance your smile using simple materials at a very reasonable cost. Either through simple bonding and or whitening. Ask us for more details and get ready to be smiling for all of 2019!



Gift Baskets / Catering

The Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament Street, 416 928-0291

Not sure what to get them? Some people are tricky, that’s for sure. The creative elves at The Epicure Shop are great at crafting gift baskets, (available from $9.99 and up.) They can also personalize your gift baskets for all ages! Orders placed before Dec.15th are TAX FREE. Need help with entertaining? Ask us about our catering so you can enjoy the holidays! Our holidays hours are: Dec. 24th: open 7:30am – 4pm. Closed Dec. 25th, 26th, 27th. Open regular hours starting Dec. 28th – 7:30am – 7pm.


Sunglasses and Eyeglasses

Parliament Optical, 481 Parliament Street, 647-345-8222

See better in 2019 with a new pair of glasses from Parliament Optical. Our store is filled with gifts that give all year 😉 (as long as you remember to wear them!)


Block Party Lego Installation

Akasha Art Projects, 204D Carlton Street, 647-348-0104

Akasha Art Projects is pleased to present Block Party, the art of LEGOmetropolitan the joint creation of Toronto sculptor Raymond Girard and photographer Laird Kay.

This magical site-specific sculptural and photographic installation, made up of over 50,000 LEGOTM bricks, weaves through the entire Akasha Art Projects space. Exhibition runs until Dec. 22, 2018.


Farley Foundation Raffle

Cabbagetown Pet Clinic, 239 Gerrard Street East, 416-928-6761

Every year we hold a fundraiser for The Farley Foundation. This year we are raffling 2 Ipad Mini’s and 2 veterinary wellness packages, which includes vaccines, blood work, flea prevention and toys for your pet. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25
The Farley Foundation assists those who are struggling financially to pay for veterinary care for their pets. Pet owners who cannot afford medical care for their sick or injured pet, and who fall into one of the categories.

Gift Basket Draw

Freshed Right Salad and Juice Bar, 298 Gerrard Street East, 416-788-9993

Freshed Right Salad and Juice Bar now offers many Latin food items and to celebrate the season are hosting a gift basket draw. See above image for details. The gift basket is full of Mexican spices and salsas!



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