In this edition of the Review …

Open House Listings –Neighbourhood real estate listings.  Click here.

Barbara`s Garden – a Cabbagetown gardener brings the latest news and lots of gardening tips.  Click here.


Helen’s sale – 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday September 7.  In Magic Lane (south off Salisbury, west of Sackville) Lots of neat stuff, especially for teachers.

Karl’s sale – 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 399 Carlton.  Original art, home accessories and linens
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.
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.

There’s always too much to do.  Yard sales pop up everywhere through the neighbourhood.  Dancers from CCDT (509 Parliament) perform flash dances in front of the theatre through Saturday afternoon.  Kidz Korner (Parliament & Gerrard) features a travelling zoo for kids, an interactive display from the Museum, Pizza Pizza’s bouncy castle, a bbq and games with the Yonge Street Mission, face painting and a fire truck to climb. The St James Town Artists Network has murals, banners and painted Bell boxes on display. 
Here’s a list of the big items.  Click on the titles to go to each website for program details.

A fun evening “crawling” through ten restaurants and sampling their best.
Thursday evening, 7 pm onwards.  Parliament and Carlton Streets.  Tickets $10 for samples from four restaurants (available at participating restaurants.)

Short Film & Video Festival
Thirteen short films and videos from Canada, the USA and across the world.
Friday evening, box office opens at 7 pm, screening at 8 pm.  Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St, tickets $15.

The Reluctant Dragon, a short play for the whole family.  Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm in the Chapel at the Necropolis (200 Winchester).  Tickets $5

Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale
180 artists display their work in tents lining the pathways in Riverdale Park.  Friday from noon to 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.  Riverdale Park, Carlton & Sumach

Blair’s Run
As you can see, this is a rain-or-shine event.  Photo: Eric Morse
A 3-km marathon through the neighbourhood in support of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.  Runners get a Tee shirt, refreshments and prizes. Saturday registration at 8:30 and race at 9:30 am,  Carlton & Parliament.  Registration fee $20.  Neighbourhood fundraising also happens to support the Run and the CYC.

Entertainers, pubs, patios and artisan vendors along Parliament and Carlton Streets.  Kidz Korner at Parliament & Gerrard, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.  TD Main Stage at Carlton & Berkeley 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 6:45 pm on Sunday.  Community Stage featuring Cabbagetown’s outstanding talent at the Esso Station from noon to 7 pm on Saturday & noon to 6 pm on Sunday. 

A day long corn roast and a big-city barn dance, all in the Farm beside the Art & Crafts Sale.  Saturday & Sunday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Pancake breakfast from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Sunday.  Riverdale Farm, east end of Winchester Street.  Various fees.

Short tours through the streets of Don Vale with a guide from the Cabbagetown Preservation Association.  Saturday & Sunday from 1, 2 and 3 pm. CPA Booth at Sumach & Winchester.


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.
Go Freddy Go is back at the HOP for the Festival on Saturday afternoon. 

Patios and people watching
People watching during the Festival is at its best in Peartree’s patio (507 Parliament) – open all day during the Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

F’Amelia’s (12 Amelia) wonderful patio will open all day on Saturday & Sunday.

The Local GEST’s (424 Parliament) landlord is featured with his band on Saturday. 

Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton) hosts the Back Alley Beer Fest on Saturday from 2 to 8 pm with ten breweries pouring twenty brands.

The Scullery (200 Carlton) cracks open its doors for the first time on Saturday at 8 am.  Watch as well for a special promotions card in your mailbox.

Cafune (194A Carlton) continues its Brazilian jazz evenings on Saturday from 6:30 to 9 pm with Henrique Matalis (guitar) Bill Prouten (sax), Chris Adriaanse (bass) and Kyla Charter (vocals). 

The Flying Beaver (488 Parliament) has two great shows on Saturday night – Heather Bambrick, Julie Michels and Diane Leah at 7 pm and Carla Collins at 9 pm. 

Merryberry (559 Parliament) is celebrating the best of the summer highlighting the favourites from Cyril’s picnic themes. He’s serving in the front patio on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51A Winchester) is hosting its annual Festival bbq on its street patio.


403 Toronto Scout Group

Scouts Toronto 403 is Cabbagetown’s own Scout troupe.  New members and new leaders are welcome. The 403rd Toronto is an open, diverse and welcoming group. Meetings are held at St. Peters Anglican Church (188 Carlton.) This year’s first meeting nights are: Beavers (6 & 7 yr olds) Wednesday September 11​, 6 to 7 pm; Scouts (11 to 14 yr olds) Wednesday September 11​, 7 to 9:00 pm​; and Cubs (8 to 10 yrs old) Thursday September 12​, 7 to 8:30 pm​. Meeting schedules for the Venturer Company (14+) still have to be decided.  Volunteers are needed for fundraising, committee memberships, camping support and translation services.  Donations for equipment and events are really welcome.  There’s a great website for the 403 Scouts showing what the kids do and giving lots of information about registration and times. You can email or call 416-363-7923.

CYC Exercise Classes
It's September!  Exercise classes at the CYC (2 Lancaster) will resume next week.
Wednesday evenings starting September 11, 7:30 p.m - step class (40 minutes of step aerobics followed by 20 minutes of strength and stretch)
Sundays at 11:00 am - either step class or Zumba (led by Aiya when available). Please note that Sunday classes will not happen on long weekends.
Brenda has commented that “after 15 years of leading morning step classes at the CYC, my schedule no longer permits me to do so.  I hope that many of the regulars and also those who have been hoping to start in the Fall will re-jig their schedules… The summer evenings were a welcome surprise to those of us who went, including Sally, who is back as enthusiastically as ever after her recovery from a broken hip and wrist.  She is the poster person for diligence and determination and it is an inspiration to see her back at class.”
New September schedules at Sundara
Angela has announced several new classes at Sundara Yoga Studio (492 Parliament, side door.)
New Classes
Power up your morning with Monica's dynamic vinyasa classes.  Monica's enthusiasm is infectious! Tuesday, 9 to 10:15 am and Thursday 8:30 to 9:45 am. 
Unwind from your busy week with a Restorative and Yoga Nidra class on Friday night. Michalina's soothing voice will send you into another world. Friday 7:15 to 8:45 pm. 
New Class Time
Margo's Hatha yoga class on Tuesday morning will now start at 10:30 AM
New Teacher
Alan Florence will now be teaching Hatha Yoga on Friday mornings, 9 to 10:15 am, starting on September 20th.

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
Sunday September 15, noon to 4 pm.  The Tour of Homes is always one of Cabbagetown’s most popular events.  Hundreds of people tour through half-a-dozen homes.  Tickets are $30 and the income is used by the Cabbagetown Preservation Association to fund its community programs. Tickets are available at several local retailers and also on Paypal. For tickets and more info, click here.

Winemaker’s Dinner at F’Amelia
Tickets for the event at F'Amelia (12 Amelia) are selling fast.  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.

Art at Cranberries
Watercolours by Alan Breeze.  His show takes place at Cranberries in Room 601 (601 Parliament) on September 18 from 7 to 9 pm.

BNI at the Centre for Education & Training
Duncan Fremlin is now well in command at the Cabbagetown BNI (he’s the new president) and he called on his brother Jim for a breakfast briefing about the Centre’s activities. 
Located at 595 Parliament, the Centre provides services for employers by recruiting, screening and training potential new employees.  For job seekers, there’s help with career planning and searches, interviewing and resumes.  BNI is an association focused on mutual help and networking for business people and professionals in a range of activities.  They meet weekly and can be reached at

The Morris dancers are back
The Local GEST (424 {Parliament) has picked up a marvellous tradition from The Ben Wicks.  It’s the Cabbagetown home for the Morris Dancers, a group who celebrate this ancient form of English folk dancing.  They stopped by last weekend for their annual visit and gave the patrons a lively demonstration.

Sinate Creations
Sharon and Ilias are having a blowout at the Festival this weekend.  They’re planning a big outdoor sale and their store will have more clothing and accessories stocked up inside.  You can see Sharon’s creations on her website.  480 Parliament

Kendall & Co
Kendall & Co's Vintage Film Reel Lamp is picked by NOW Magazine for its Special TIFF Issue out this week - another good reason why Kendall & Co is on NOW’s short list of Best Design Company and Best Design Shop.  There’s still time to vote.  Let's show all of Toronto that Cabbagetown has one of the our city's Very Best!
Vote here for Kendall & Co as the Best Design Firm and here for Kendall & Co as the Best Design Shop.
Kendall & Co is having a special sale this weekend only, both outside and inside the shop at 227 Carlton St. Come by and find out what the big deal is all about.



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) & 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
7 pm, One Night in Cabbagetown, tickets $10 at participating restaurants
9:30 pm, Jeff Barnes


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
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
10 pm, Thunderfunk


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
Winchester Kitchen & Bar
11 am, Cabbagetown 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