November 10

This week’s image:  Merryberry’s cooking class

CABBAGETOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD 
REVIEW


OPEN HOUSES
There's a home on Amelia Street that's open this weekend.  Click here to read about it.

CABBAGETOWN CLASSIFIEDS
Check out this new section below.  We’re learning that these classifieds are working - stuff is selling, being rented and getting attention.  Send your announcements by Wednesday evening to cabbagetownreview@gmail.com   

SAVE YOUR MONEY
Check out our new page - Cabbagetown Coupons.  This week, we have new coupons from WOW and Hair Spa, along with a very good deal from Cycle Solutions.  Click on this link or go to the box in the sidebar and “Save Your Money”.   

LOCAL NEWS

New ward boundaries
City Council has approved new ward boundaries to accommodate population growth in downtown Toronto.  Three new wards will be created to bring the total to 47 - two of these affect us.  
The new Ward RW23 will include Cabbagetown, St Jamestown and Regent Park along with the eastern portion of the Church Street Village with a population of 55,299 in 2018.  The new RW21 includes Corktown, the Distillery and the new condo developments along the lake for a total 2018 population of 40,098.  
The eastern boundary of both wards is the Don Valley.  Bloor Street is the northern edge of RW23.  The two wards are separated at Shuter Street.  Both go west to Jarvis.  RW21 then jogs along Adelaide to Yonge, south to the lake.
This decision now goes to the OMB for consultations and further discussion and approval.  The plan is on track for implementation in time for the 2018 election.
The complete file is here.  Go to page 26 for the map and page 27 and 28 for population figures.  

Remembrance Day ceremony
Corktown’s War Memorial in Little Trinity Park (425 King W).  Friday, November 11, 10:55 am.

Meet Dayna Gedney
Dayna displayed her work at the Arts & Craft show in Riverdale Park during the 2016 Cabbagetown Festival.  She won Richard Silver’s Special Award during the show for the high calibre of her work. Click here to see the details.   Richard caught up with her recently and they talked about her work - you can read their discussion here.  

Garden Fall cleanup
The garden boxes in Winchester Square Park (Ontario at Aberdeen) will be cleaned and new Spring bulbs will be planted on Sunday November 13 at 11 am.  Everyone is welcome. 

Fall walking favourites
Photo: Nicola Betts, Waterfront Toronto
Waterfront Toronto’s latest blog lists places along the waterfront where a pleasant stroll reveals the last of the Fall’s brilliant colours - Corktown Common, the East Bayfront waterfront and Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Street Spit. Click here for the list and stunning photos.  

Cabbagetown walking group
Maureen is organizing Monday morning walking groups.  Meet at the gates at Riverdale Park (Sumach and Winchester) at 9 am and walk for about an hour through the neighbourhood and beyond.  It’s a drop-in group and everyone is welcome.

Line dancing at CNH
Central Neighbourhood House (349 Ontario) in partnership with Toronto Wranglers is offering line dancing sessions.  Beginners and Improver levels are held on Mondays and Improvers and Intermediates on Wednesdays.  7 to 10 pm.  It’s more than a workout - it’s fun, fitness and friendship with an urban flair.  Drop-ins are welcome or call Bobbie Chong for more info at (647) 222-2032. Suggested fee is $5/session.  

Step class and Tai chi
Blend them together.  Steve Kwan starts the day at the CYC (2 Lancaster) on Sunday mornings with his Tai Chi class from 9 to 10:30 am.  There’s a fee - $10/month - and it goes to the CYC.  After that, Brenda Brown McNee’s step classes take place from 11 am.  Please note that Brenda is away on Sunday November 13 and Sunday December 4 so step classes for those days are cancelled.  If Sunday isn’t convenient, drop by the CYC every  Wednesday at 9:15 am for step class.  

Regent Park Film Festival
Save the dates - Wednesday November 23 to Saturday November 26.  It’s free and online reservations are available.  There’s a jam-packed program.  Childcare is available on site. Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas E). Click here to see the Festival’s short video and to find out dates and details.  

Lookin’ good in Vancouver
Victoria and her friend Catherine climbed up Vancouver’s Little Mountain and then showed off their Cabbagetown Tees.  It’s the highest point inside Vancouver so they should have been seen from far and wide - good work ladies!

CABBAGETOWN CLASSIFIEDS
Make your announcement.  Ask for help finding your lost cat and dog.  Offer up your apartment rentals.  Alert the world to the goodies in your garage sales. Deadline each week is Wednesday evening.  To place your announcement, contact cabbagetownreview@gmail.com

Apartment needed
Semi-retired woman needs a main floor, one or two bedroom apartment in Cabbagetown.  Must be dog friendly - she has a non-shedding, gentle English sheep dog.  francinebzelsman@gmail.com

Apartment needed
Michael is looking for a simple studio or bachelor apartment in the Cabbagetown area for mid-December.  Contact cavanaugh.michael@gmail.com 

Parking spot needed
Seeking a parking spot for rent near Metcalfe and Carlton. Please call 647 272 8691 or 289 839 0554.

Parking spot available
46 Amelia Street.  Contact Richard at (416) 400-1733

Home for sale
358 Sumach St. $2,199,000. Restoration of a beautiful Cabbagetown Victorian home located across the street from Riverdale Park. Ryan Barnes is the agent.  Click here for more info. https://www.facebook.com/pg/RyanBarnesrealestatepage/videos/

IN THE MEDIA

New Ward boundaries
Jennifer Pagliaro has written about the City’s new Ward boundaries in the Toronto Star.  Click here to see a map and read her story.  

Citizen Forester program
Photo:  Inside Toronto
David Grant from Cabbagetown’s ReLeaf and U of T’s Forestry department have formed a partnership to recruit ordinary Torontoians to protect and care for the city’s trees.  Justin Skinner has written about the program in Inside Toronto - click here to see his story.  

Streetcar noise in Corktown
Photo: Mehrdad Nazarahari, CBC News 
The new Cherry 514 streetcar makes a lot of noise as it turns from King to Sumach.  The CBC’s Shannon Martin describes the problem and the TTC’s efforts to fix it.  Click here.  
There’ll be a public meeting about the noise on Wednesday November 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA (461 Cherry), second floor.  TTC officials will discuss actions taken so far and their plans for future abatement.

Animated
Toronto Dance Theatre presented Christopher House’s Animated at the Fleck Dance Theatre last weekend.  The Globe & Mail’s Martha Schabas gave it a strong review - click here.  

ON STAGE
Scroll down for the full Theatre & Dance Calendar

Whiskey Jack
Duncan Fremlin and his friends are returning to the Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen W) at 4 pm on Sunday November 13. The band has been touring Ontario over the summer and they’ve got new music and even some new jokes.  Seniors, juniors and fuddy-duddy’s are all welcome.  No cover charge.

A Brimful of Asha
Soulpepper (50 Tank House Lane, Distillery) has scheduled more performances of this popular play.  Ravi Jain shares the stage with his mother Asha and the two tell the same story from their different angles.  On stage Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 8 pm.  Click here for info and tickets.  

Soulpepper Cabarets
Saturdays at 8:30 pm in the Young Centre (50 Tank House Lane, Distillery).
Saturday November 12, Andrew Penner’s Songs of Dirt & Class. Tickets and program details are online here. $20 and $25  
Saturday November 19, Judith Lander, On The Carousel of Life.  Tickets and program info are online here, $20 and $25.  

BUSINESS NEWS 

Two new coupons
Enjoy special offers from WOW (574 Parliament) and from Hair Spa by Nano (440 Parliament).  Click here or click on the Save Your Money box in the right hand column.

The holiday season starts
Save the date. The Cabbagetown BIA will hold its holiday kick-off on Saturday November 26 from noon to 2 pm at the corner of Carlton and Parliament.  There’s be treats, Santa selfies, music, wagon rides and more.  

Distillery Christmas Market
One of the season’s biggest Christmas events starts in the Distillery on Friday November 18 and runs to Thursday December 22.  The decorations are going up already.  The tree arrived last week and it’s been decorated.  Details about music and events will come next week.

Tasso
Fans of great pastries will have to wait a week to be resupplied.  Tasso (540 Parliament) will be closed until Friday November 18.  

RESTAURANT NEWS

Remembrance Day lunch
The Irv (195 Carlton) invites all soldiers and veterans to visit for a free soup and sandwich on Friday November 11 from 11 am to 2 pm.  Please come in uniform or provide military ID. 

Mill St Brewmaster’s Dinner
Mill Street Brew Pub (21 Tank House Lane). The festive edition in the Brewmaster’s series.  Five course dinner - baked brie, parsnip soup, cider salad, sausage and bacon stuffed turket breast and white chocolate cheesecake.  Each course served with a matching brew.  $69.99.  Thursday November 17, 6:30 pm.  To reserve your tickets - call (416) 681-0338, ext 2 or online, click here.  

Psychic brunch
The Psychics are back at Cranberries (601 Parliament) on Sunday November 20 from 11 am to 3 pm.  $40 - your fee includes two readings (15 minutes each) plus a $5 brunch voucher.  Proceeds support the Rainbow Association of Canadian Artists.  

Peartree’s anniversary
November is Peartree’s anniversary month - 23 years in Cabbagetown.   To celebrate, there’s a special prix-fixe menu - dinner for two people is $50 and dinner with wine or beer for two is $60.  Your meal includes an appetizer, entree and dessert.  Click here to read the menu details. 507 Parliament.  

Merryberry’s cooking classes
Cyril has announced the topic for his next class in two weeks. 
He wants to think “outside the fries” with a whole class on recipes to enjoy the mundane potato.  Tuesday November 22, 5:30 pm.
To reserve your spot, drop in to Merryberry (559 Parliament) or call directly (647) 348-0411. $45.

Murgatroid’s classes
Caleb will put together your own hands-on session about home pickling for groups of 4 to 6 people.  He’ll show you the secrets of many of his recipes for his own successful pickles served in his restaurant.  Your evening will include nibblies, a group class and a jar of your own pickles to take home.  Cash bar.  Contact him at info@murgatroid.to to make your arrangements.  $50 per person.  568 Parliament.

HOLIDAY PARTIES

Paintbox
Paintbox (555 Dundas E) is offering a four-hour seasonal party for 25 people for only $600.  This special runs through to December 1.  It includes three hors d’oeuvres and two drinks per person, staffing and space rentals.  

Peartree
Holiday events are unforgettable in the main room (up to 70 guests) or solarium (25 guests).  A holiday prix-fixe menu is available or you can book a special menu for your evening. For info and reservations, call (416) 962-8190.  507 Parliament.

THEATRE & DANCE CALENDARS

Alumnae Theatre
70 Berkeley Street

2016 Fireworks Festival - November 9 to 27.
Online info and tickets here.  
  • The Creases in My Sari - November 9 to 13
  • Inked Heart - November 16 to 20
  • Motherland - November 23 to 27

Canadian Stage
Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street

Up next -
Dollhouse - November 16 to November 20
Online info and tickets here.

Soulpepper
50 Tank House Lane, Distillery District

A Brimful of Asha
Extra performances, Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12 at 8 pm.

Chasse-Galerie - November 11 to November 26
Online tickets and info here.

Native Earth Performing Arts
Aki Studio Theatre, Daniels Spectrum,  585 Dundas St E

Weesageechak 29 - Now to November 19, 7:30 pm
  • Festival of Indigenous Work
  • 2-Spirit Cabaret - November 11 (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)
Online tickets and info here. 


CLUBS & PUBS – DAILY LISTINGS

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3 TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13

  • For contact info about these clubs and restaurants, see the list at the bottom of this page.  
  • If there's a cover charge or tickets are sold, the prices are listed.


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10

Dominion
8 pm, Katey Gatta
The Irv
7:30 pm, live music with Geoff Willingham
The Local GEST
8:30 pm, Cabbage Head comedy

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11

Alice’s Place
10 pm, Karaoke 
Dominion
8 pm, DJ Wizdome
Fuse
5 to 7 pm, Fuse Fridays with Wade O Brown Trio.  Live bands from 8 to 10:30 pm.
The Irv
11 am to 2 pm, special Remembrance Day lunch for soldiers and veterans
Mill Street Beer Hall
8 pm, Friday Nights with DJ Humble Mike

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12

Dominion
8 pm, Synsonic Duo 
Fuse
8 to 10:30 pm, live bands.  
11 pm, Fuse Lounge Saturdays, the best of the 80s and 90s - jazz, blues, soul and R&B.
Soulpepper
8:30 pm, Andrew Penner, Songs of Dirt & Class, $20 and $25.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13

Alice’s Place
4 pm, Karaoke with Vee
Corktown Kitchen
11 am, Live jazz and brunch
FUSE
11 am, Jazz brunch
Local GEST
4:30 pm, Sunday afternoon jazz featuring Laura Marks and Adrean Farrugia


MONDAY NOVEMBER 14

Fuse 
Free Karaoke
Stout Irish Pub
7:30 pm, Headscratchers Trivia

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15

Stout Irish Pub
7:30 pm, Headscratchers Trivia

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16

Alice’s Place
9 pm, Karaoke
Local GEST
7:30 pm, Wednesday Night Trivia
Paintbox Bistro
7:30 pm, Corktown Ukulele Jam

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17

Dominion
8 pm, Live music with Don Campbell
The Irv
7:30 pm, live music with Geoff Willingham
Local GEST
8:30 pm, open mic with Porter
Mill Street Brew Pub
6:30 pm, Festive Brewmaster’s Dinner, $69.99

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18

Alice’s Place
10 pm, Karaoke 
Dominion
8 pm, DJ Tyco
Fuse
5 to 7 pm, Fuse Fridays with Wade O Brown Trio.  Live bands from 8 to 10:30 pm.
Mill Street Beer Hall
8 pm, Friday Nights with DJ Humble Mike

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19

Dominion
8 pm, Candice Sands Trio
Fuse
8 to 10:30 pm, live bands.  
11 pm, Fuse Lounge Saturdays, the best of the 80s and 90s - jazz, blues, soul and R&B.
Mill Street Beer Hall
5 pm, Saturday Nights with DJ Humble Mike
Soulpepper
8:30 pm, Cabaret - Judith Lander On the Carousel of Life, $20 and $25. 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20

Alice’s Place
4 pm, Karaoke with Vee
Corktown Kitchen
11 am, Live jazz and brunch 
FUSE
11 am, Jazz brunch
Local GEST
4:30 pm, Sunday afternoon jazz with Ilana Waldston

CONTACT INFO

ALICE'S PLACE
554 Parliament St, (647) 931-9088, https://www.facebook.com/alicesplacetoronto
CORKTOWN KITCHEN
354 King St E, (46) 901-1188,  https://www.facebook.com/CorktownKitchen 
CRANBERRIES
DOMINION PUB & KITCHEN
500 Queen St E, (416) 366-5555, https://www.facebook.com/DominionTO/
EL CATRIN
18 Tank House Lane, Distillery, (416) 203-2121, https://www.facebook.com/elcatrin.ca
FUSE
366 Queen St E, http://fusedining.com 
HOUSE ON PARLIAMENT
IMPACT KITCHEN
THE IRV
95 Carlton Street, (647) 350-4787, https://www.facebook.com/theirvpub/
THE LOCAL GEST
424 Parliament St, (416) 961-9425, http://www.thelocalgest.com/
MERRYBERRY CAFE
MILL STREET BEER HALL
21 Tank House Ln, Distillery, (416) 681-0338, http://millstreetbrewery.com/toronto-beer-hall/
MILL STREET BREW PUB
21 Tank House Ln, Distillery, http://millstreetbrewery.com/toronto-brew-pub/
MURGATROID
568 Parliament, (416) 323-9381, https://www.facebook.com/MurgatroidTO
ODIN
514 King E, (647) 350-6346, https://www.facebook.com/odinhus
PAINTBOX BISTRO
555 Dundas St E, (647) 748-0555, https://www.facebook.com/PaintboxBistro/
SOULPEPPER
Young Centre, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery, (416) 866-8666,
STOUT IRISH PUB
UNDER THE TABLE

568 Parliament St, (647) 351-1533, https://www.facebook.com/underthetabletoronto