This week's image: Art & Crafts in the Park.

Program details about our amazing annual blow-out weekend.  This week, we`ve listed details about special events that need some advance planning.  Scroll down the page.


A free listing for your yard sale!
Are you having a yard sale soon?  Collecting all your good stuff?  Perhaps joining with your neighbours?  If so, include a listing on the Review as part of your publicity. It’s free.
Send us your full name (we’ll only use your first name), address for the sale, dates and times, phone number (we won’t list this on the listing) and a brief sentence about your treasures.  Our deadline every week is Wednesday at 6 pm.  We’ll organize the listings by date and by street names. 

In this edition of the Review …
Open House Listings – after a summer`s relaxed break, we`re back with more neighbourhood real estate listings.  Click here.
Barbara`s Garden – a Cabbagetown gardener brings the latest news and lots of gardening tips.  Click here.


Artfest in the Distillery
Painting, photography, sculpture, fine crafts and live music – all in the beautiful Distillery setting.  Friday to Monday, 11 am to 6 pm.  Free admission.

Cabbagetown South street party
Music, barbeque, yummies and popcorn.  Games for kids of all ages.  Art exhibits and sales.  Sunday September 15 from noon to 6 pm at Central Neighbourhood House (349 Ontario).  If it rains, everyone will move inside.

The 35th Annual Tour of Homes
Save this date:  Sunday September 15, noon to 4 pm.  The Tour of Homes is always one of Cabbagetown’s main events.  Hundreds of people tour through half-a-dozen homes.  Tickets cost $30 and the income is used by the Cabbagetown Preservation Association to fund its community programs. For more information and for Paypal ticket purchases, click here.  Tickets are also available at retailers in Cabbagetown.

The Art of the Sizzle
The Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre has a terrific evening lined up for Wednesday September 25.  The Art of the Sizzle is a tribute roast to Bob Rae and a fundraising benefit for the CCAC.  Featured guests include TVO’s Steve Paikin, the Royal Canadian Air Farce, John Tory, Glen Murray and more.  The evening includes dinner, wine and the comedy roast.  It all happens in the north building at the St Lawrence Market.  Tickets are $199 and tax receipts are provided.  There`s more info and tickets here.


Winemaker’s dinner at F’Amelia
For five generations, the Pio Cesare family has produced outstanding Piedmontese wines.  On Wednesday September 18 at 7 pm, Pio Boffa, one of Piedmont’s premier winemakers, will present his family’s wines paired with a gourmet, multi-course dinner.  Five wines will be served – Pio Cesare Gavi, Pio Cesare Piodilei Chardonnay, Pio Cesare Barbera  d’alba, Pio Cesare Barbera  d’alba “Fides” and Pio Cesare Barolo.  Tickets are $149.  Reservations required – only fifty seats available – (416) 323-0666.  The winery`s website is here. For more information about the evening, click here.  F’Amelia (12 Amelia)

Oysters for kids
On Thursday September 5, House on Parliament (454 Parliament) is serving oysters for $1 each.  All proceeds will go to the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre to support their arts programming for neighbourhood kids.  Congrats to Tania and Beau for their listing in`s ten best pubs.

Music at Cafune
Cafune`s (194A Carlton) regular Thursday evening Brazilian jazz program has been expanded.  It`s now scheduled for both Thursday and Saturday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  As always, it features Henrique Matulis on guitar with a special guest.  Click here to see the latest Facebook announcements.

The Wee Folk Club is back
The Club`s 2013-2014 season kicks off on Thursday September 5 at the Dominion on Queen (500 Queen E).  This week`s performers are the Yukon`s Kate Weekes and a Club favourite Bill Craig.  The Wee Folk Club is a gathering, in a pub, of people who want singers who sing songs with stories in them.  It`s held on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Dominion.  $10 cover charge.  The Club`s website lists the performers for each week.

The Scullery`s coming
Laura is aiming for an opening on the Cabbagetown Festival weekend.  Keep watching – the Scullery promises to be another great venue for hungry Cabbagetowners.  This corner now has plenty of good choices for an evening out – Fare Game (195 Carlton), Cafune (194A Carlton) and Zakkushi (193 Carlton) are all nearby.  Check out The Scullery`s Facebook page and website The Scullery (200 Carlton)


Special at Eclectisaurus
Leslie has a mid-century modern Sven Ellekaur Danish teak coffee table in stock.  Designed for Chr Linneberg Mobelfabrik in Denmark, it`s an elegant 1960s table with a teak base and ebonized corner details that suspend a round glass top.  More details on her website. Store hours: Wednesday to Friday 3 to 8 pm, Saturday noon to 7 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. Eclectisaurus (349 Gerrard E)

Little on price. Big on function
Just in time for back to school and back to work - lunch bags and lunch clutches.  Our insulated tote is a hit with new moms with its easy-access velcro enclosure.  Stylish bags to handle weekend errands and fresh market groceries. Our storage ottomans and carry-all bags are foldable for stow away and expandable with room to spare.  All of them are stain and water resistant and durable in variety of colours and patterns.
Click to see the range of styles.
And don’t forget to vote online for KENDALL & Co in NOW Magazine’s readers poll. Toronto's Best Residential Design Firm, click here and Best Design Shop, click here.
Open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. KENDALL & Co. 227 Carlton Street. 

Long weekend schedule at Sundara Yoga
Sundara Yoga (492 Parliament) has new courses beginning this week and a reduced schedule on Labour Day.  Regular programs are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.  On Labour Day, only Alan Florence’s “Tuning the core (Hatha Yoga)” will be offered at 9:30 am and all other classes are closed for the day.  Starting on Tuesday September 3, several new courses start up.  On Tuesday from 9 to 10:15 am, Intermediate Vinyasa with Monica Chang and from 10:30 to 11:45 am Gentle Yoga with Margo Koekoek (please note the new class time, previously listed at 10 am). On Thursday from 8:30 to 9:45 am, Intermediate Vinyasa with Monica Chang  On Friday from 7:15 to 8:45 pm, Restorative and Yoga Nidra with Michalina Piatkowski. For more information, visit Sundara’s website.
It`s a big, exciting, complicated event.  Some parts of the weekend program are best planned in advance – so they`re being listed here now.  Others are fun and spontaneous – and we`ll list those next week.

Special Festival events - Thursday September 5

One night in Cabbagetown
7 pm to closing.
Ten restaurants are participating in this year’s Festival tasting event.  This is a great way to tour local eateries and find out more about their menus and offerings.
Tickets are $10 and they’re available at participating restaurants. Each ticket entitles you to samples at four restaurants.  If you get really hungry after using your four visits, just buy another ticket at your next stop.
The Local GEST (424 Parliament), Young Thailand (446 Parliament, Flying Beaver (488 Parliament), Alice’s Place (554 Parliament, Butter Chicken Factory (556 Parliament), Under the Table (568 Parliament), Cranberries (601 Parliament), Kingyo  (51B Winchester), Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51A Winchester) and Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton)

Special Festival events - Friday September 6

Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival
7 pm (box office opens) and 8 pm (screening)
Short films from around the world and around the corner.  This is a perennial Festival favourite and it`s always a full house.  This year, thirteen films are being screened – from Canada, Portugal, the USA, Syria and Spain.  There`s comedy, documentaries, biography and animation.  Tickets are $15. They`re available in advance at the BIA Office (237 Carlton) from 10 am to 4 pm daily and at the box office.  Cash bar.  Click here for more details. Winchester St Theatre (80 Winchester)

The Reluctant Dragon by the Cabbagetown Theatre Company
7:30 pm on Friday September 6. Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. 
It`s the story of twins Kiran and Anya who discover that their new neighbour is a chicken-loving, poetry-reading, meditationally-challenged dragon named Horace P.  As always, this performance is great entertainment for kids and the rest of their families.  All shows are 30 minutes.  Tickets are $5.  Check out the website. Necropolis Chapel (22 Winchester)

Special Festival events – Saturday September 7

Blair`s Run
8:30 am (registration) and 9:30am (race start).
This amazing 3 km event features some people who run, some who walk, some who bring their kids and some who cavort with their dogs.  It`s the kick-off for the Festival weekend.  Fundraising is going on now across the neighbourhood and you`re urged to be generous when a canvasser calls at your door.  Registration is $20.  Proceeds go to the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.  Carlton & Parliament

Regular events at the Festival

Art & Crafts in the Park
Noon on Friday to 7 pm and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday in Riverdale Park.  Details on the show`s website.

Cabbagetown Festival of the arts
Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm along Parliament from Wellesley to Gerrard and along Carlton from Parliament to Berkeley.    Details at the Festival website and on Facebook.

Riverdale Farm Fall Festival
Barn dance on Saturday night and corn roast throughout both days at the northeast corner of Riverdale Park beside the Farm. 

Walking tours
Noon to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday.  Enjoy a 45 minute guided tour through Don Vale conducted by volunteers from the Cabbagetown Preservation Association.  In Riverdale Park at the corner of Winchester and Sumach.

Sprucecourt School
All day, Saturday and Sunday.  Artists and vendors set up tents.  Located on the southwest corner of  Carlton and Sumach.

Next week - more details about entertainers and special events along Parliament Street and in the Park.


Contact info
Alice’s Place, 554 Parliament St, (647) 931-9088
The Local GEST, 424 Parliament St, (416) 961-9425,
Cafune, 194A Carlton Street,  (647)748-7884, Facebook and
Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St E, (416) 368-6893,  
Flying Beaver, 488 Parliament St, (647) 347-6567,
Paint Box Bistro, 555 Dundas St E, (647) 748-0555,
Que Supper Club, 364 Queen St E, (647) 748-1783,
Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton St, (647) 344-7676,  
Winchester Kitchen & Bar, 51A Winchester St, (416) 323-0051,

If there's a cover charge or tickets are sold, we’ve listed the prices. Otherwise, the event is free.


6:30 pm, Henrique Matulis (guitar) and Attila Fias (keyboard) -  Brazilian jazz, bossa nova
Flying Beaver
7:30 pm, Melanie Peterson & Blair Packham, $10/advance & $15/door
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
10 pm, Phil Hood, The Human Jukebox


Flying Beaver
9 pm, Minxy’s Country Mixup with Sara Minx.  Pwyc
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
10 pm, The Odd Soul


6:30 to 8:30 pm, Henrique Matulis (guitar) with Bill Prouten (sax), Vince Macc (drums) & Soren Nissan  (bass)  
Dominion on Queen
7 pm, Toronto Film Noir Syndicate screening
10 pm,  Fugginbitch East End LGBTQ dance party
Flying Beaver
9 pm, Gabriel Meagher, “Diva”, $10/advance & $15/door
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
10 pm, Kilowatt


Alice’s Place
4 pm, Karaoke
Dominion on Queen
11 am to 3 pm, Toronto’s only rockabilly brunch with the Cosmotones, no cover
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
9 pm, Beau’s presents Open Mic with Porter


Winchester Kitchen & Bar
9 pm Win-Prov
10 pm,  Industry Night


Stout Irish Pub
7:30 pm, Nerd Night pub quiz
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
10 pm, Epic movie Tuesday


Alice’s Place
9 pm, Karaoke
Dominion on Queen
8 pm, Corktown Ukelele Jam, $5
Flying Beaver
7:30 pm, Jason Palter comic magician, $10/advance & $15/door
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
7:30 pm, Smart Ass Trivia
10 pm, Karaoke at the Winch with Jason Rolland

(See notes above for details about One Night in Cabbagetown)

6:30 pm, Henrique Matulis (guitar) & special guests, Brazilian jazz
Dominion on Queen
7 pm, Wee Folk Club, $10
Flying Beaver
7:30 pm, Ali Hassan, ``From Zero to Hero``, $10/advance & $15/door
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
9:30 pm, Jeff Barnes & Noah Zacharin


Dominion on Queen
9 pm, Havana to Toronto live, Afro-Cuban jazz, $10.
Flying Beaver
7 pm, Heather Bambrick, Julie Michels & Diane Leah, $20/advance & $25/door
10 pm, DJ Night


6:30 pm, Henrique Matulis (guitar) & special guests, Brazilian jazz
Flying Beaver
7 pm, Heather Bambrick, Julie Michels & Diane Leah, $20/advance & $25/door
9 pm, Carla Collins, $20/advance & $25/door
Paintbox Bistro
8 pm, Eliana Cuevas Latin jazz, 3-course prix fixe dinner & performance $45, performance only $20.
10 pm, DJ Night
Stout Irish Pub
2 to 8 pm, Back Alley Beer Festival
Alice’s Place
4 pm, Karaoke
Dominion on Queen
11 am to 3 pm, Rockabilly Brunch with the Cosmotones
4:30 pm, Wintergarten Orchestra, $10
Flying Beaver
7:30 pm, Carla Collins, $20/advance & $25/door
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
9 pm, Beau’s presents Open Mic with Porter