This week’s image: Opening up - diners showed up at F’Amelia (12 Amelia) and kept their distances on Wednesday.
FEATURED LOCAL ARTISTS
Every week, a new image in the right hand column highlights the work of a local artist.
This week’s picture marks the final showing for Rosie Shephard, our featured artist for June. Rosie’s lovely images depict Cabbagetown homes beautifully. Thanks and congratulations to her for submitting her work for us.
You can reach her online at her website.
A PERSONAL VIEW
This week’s Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review marks its official eighth anniversary with 406 editions and 1,636,000 page views under its belt. The June 2012 edition included stories about a fundraising picnic in Riverdale Farm, new decorations in St James Town and Chalo Barruetta who hosted Prince Charles’ royal visit to Cabbagetown. In a typical C’town controversy, both protesters and supporters came to Winchester Square parkette to complain or praise the new community gardens!
Then - as now - it was fun putting it all together. Thanks to everyone reading it now for your interest and your support.
online story and links. If you want one (or more!), email her - $10 each.
She picks up groceries and pharmacy items and delivers them at no charge. She leaves the delivery on the doorstep and collects payment from the mailbox. For details, email her.
COVID-19 contact info
Toronto has a useful website with the latest information, resources and facts.
Contact Public Health at the City of Toronto by telephone (416-338-7600) and email.
Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000).
A comprehensive listing of our local food services is now available in our new Cabbagetown Directory.
The list includes bakeries, coffee shops, delis, restaurants and pubs. Each entry gives the name, address, phone number and a link to a Facebook page or website.
Click here to find your favourite.
Sandwiches from Aberdeen
It’s a great project. If you’d like to join this effort, send Michael an email.
He was widely known and enjoyed by friends and neighbours in Cabbagetown. He was proud of his business career at Heron Technology. He loved the House on Parliament, his Acadian heritage, a good laugh with a friend and a party over a drink with Janice in his back yard. We’ll miss his cheery smile and good humour on Wellesley Street. Our sympathies go to Janice and his family.
Drovers Lane improvements
Cherry Beach lifeguards
Cabbagetown Farmer’s Market
Click here to visit the Market shop.
Rain barrel fundraiser
The sale runs until June 30. If you choose home delivery, add an extra $10 for the delivery charge. The date for pick-ups is Tuesday June 30 from 4 to 7 pm at 182 Seaton (in the lane).
For additional info about the barrels and to place an order, go to the website.
Streetscapes in Bloom
To learn more, go to the CPA’s website.
Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum Historical Tidbit
Watercolourist Colleyna Mary Russell Morgan captured Lady Mary Pellatt in an informal moment, fishing somewhere along the Don River.
In 1906, shortly after her husband, Henry Mill Pellatt, had been knighted and she became “Lady” Pellatt, the Pellatts lived on fashionable Sherbourne Street, just south of Bloor, across from the C H Gooderham family. They summered on Davenport Hill before Pellatt built his monumental Casa Loma.
Lady Pellatt was at the centre of Toronto society and forever in the public eye. Retreating to the river must have been a rare occasion, but perhaps appropriate for the woman who became the first Chief Commissioner of the outdoor-loving Girl Guides in 1912 and received the Silver Fish award for her dedication in 1922. After she died in 1924, she was even buried in her Girl Guide uniform.
Free to a good home
Please email Linda if you’re interested.
Furnished apartment to rent
Spacious one-bedroom basement apartment in Cabbagetown, steps from streetcar and Parliament St. yet startlingly tranquil. Private entrance through a beautiful garden, high-ceilinged living room with dining space and kitchen, dressing room, bathroom with huge shower, washer/dryer, bedroom. Fully furnished.
$1650 a month, including utilities and high-speed wifi. Someone quiet and reliable with references, please; prefer longterm but short-term also possible, one month minimum. Photographs available on request. For more info, email Beth.
Fight pests in your garden
Zoom link where you can register for the event.
Celebrate PRIDE with Daniel et Daniel
Check out the menu and place your order online - click here. If you want a personal contact, call (416) 968-9275, ext 10.
Canada Day celebrations from Daniel et Daniel
ale and red cabbage, grilled Mexican corn, sweet and smoky BBQ baby back ribs, 1/4 spatchcocked chicken, pimento macaroni and cheese, crispy potato wedges and vanilla cake with buttercream icing and Canada Day bonbons.
For more information and to place your order online, click here.
Tai Chi in Wellesley Park
Michael Smith and his friends have returned to Wellesley Park for their weekly gentle Tai Chi classes. The members respect social distancing. It’s a small group in the summer, usually less than ten people. Monday at 10 am and Thursday at 10 and 11 am at the end of Wellesley Street. Interested Cabbagetowners are welcome to join - just show up or call Michael White at (416) 926-9553 for more information.
IN THE MEDIA
Green Party leadership campaign
Glen Murray, the former provincial Liberal and cabinet minister in Kathleen Wynne’s government is back into active politics and declared himself a candidate in this race.
Annamie Paul ran as our local Green candidate in the 2019 federal election. She did a good job. She collected over 3,800 votes and increased the Green percentage by over 4.5%.
The Toronto Star’s Alex Ballingall has written an introduction to each candidate. Click here for his story.
COVID-19 and tourism
The Children’s Book Bank
Email the store to take part in the summer reading program.
The City of Toronto has announced that its summer camp program will open in July. For more info and links, go to the City’s website.
Eric Morse reports that Hastings (251 Gerrard E) has booked him for 5 pm on Tuesday June 30. They are, apparently, booked solid before then. You can book online with them - click here.
Beaming with Pride
The Lansdowne Cone Ice Cream Parlour
Patio at PearTree
website for the full list. As usual, yummy stuff.
Odin Coffee Roasters
Stout Irish Pub
Cyril’s soups and juices
JUNE & JULY
THEATRE & DANCE PRODUCTIONS
Listed by starting dates.
Our theatres are now closed following directives from the City’s Public Health staff - Aki Studio, Alumni Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Canadian Stage, Citadel, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Soulpepper, Toronto Dance Theatre.
CLUBS & PUBS – DAILY LISTINGS
THURSDAY JUNE 25 TO SUNDAY JULY 5
Our restaurants and pubs are opening partially with service available on outdoor patios as well as takeout and delivery services. Entertainment and special events have been cancelled until the COVID-19 shutdowns are over.
For a complete list of area restaurants, pubs, bakeries, delis and coffee shops, click here.