FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST
Marilyn is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. She’s been living and working in Cabbagetown since 2005. She's also well-known here as the owner of Diggity Dog Grooming (239 Gerrard E). You can see more of her work on Instagram @marilynwilputte
Three Swimmers This was my first attempt at acrylic on birchwood. From this piece, I learned that I need to sand and seal the boards before I start. I do love seeing the grain of the wood in the background. Acrylic on birch, 52 cm x 40 cm.
A PERSONAL VIEW
Marci Ien has been appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau to be the Liberal candidate in the by-election that’s just started in Toronto Centre.
Two by-elections are happening at the same time and Mr Trudeau has selected strong women to run in these ridings. Popular wisdom puts both ridings in the Liberals’ win column so it’s notable that these two candidates won’t just be token women whose efforts add to statistical totals but little else.
Ms Ien has the same problem that faced her predecessor, Bill Morneau. The appointment robs her of an opportunity to learn the rough and tumble art of street-level politics. It’s a vital skill that’s learned, not inherited. It involves sensitivities to a lot of subtle issues that can explode if ignored or mishandled.
Both the federal and provincial Toronto Centre riding associations benefited from the hard organizational work done by Bill Graham, George Smitherman and Bob Rae. These benefits started with vigorous nomination campaigns that generated local loyalties and permanent memberships. On the other hand, appointments weaken local organizations and both the elected officials and the local activists are poorer as a result.
Thanks to the BIA
41st annual Blair’s Run
Queen Street subway
The proposed Ontario Line subway under Queen Street will include two local stops. The first at Moss Park is just one block west of Sherbourne near the arena and the park at George Street. The second one at King and Berkeley will serve Corktown, the Distillery and George Brown College. Metrolinx has a news release online to explain these new developments.
Classes at CCDT
Graffiti fighters at the BIA
New development proposals
Local by-election news
Plants for the lanes
Community environment days
This year’s Environment Day has been rescheduled. It’s a drive-through event with health and safety protocols. Our local Drop-Off Depot is 400 Commissioner Street and it happens on Sunday October 4 from 9 am to 1 pm. The City of Toronto organizes these days to receive hazardous waste and to recycle used clothing, household goods, books and more. To learn more about it, read the CBC’s story about the 2019 events. For more info and for the locations of the other Drop-Off Depots, go to the website. (Photo: James Morrison-Collalto/CBC)
Local farmers markets
IN THE MEDIA
Elvis lives at Fairway
The Toronto Christmas Market
Green townhomes in Regent Park
Spruce is having a warehouse rummage sale
Classes at Parliament Street Fitness
Cabbagetown and Toronto coasters
Thanksgiving at home
Congrats to the HoP
Mill Street’s organic festival
Cyril’s soups and juices
CLUBS & PUBS – DAILY LISTINGS
Life is slowly returning at our pubs. It’s fun to have this list active again.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24 TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 4
For contact info about these clubs and restaurants, click on the link at the bottom of this page.
If there's a cover charge or tickets are sold, the prices are listed.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29
Cabbagetown Farmers Market
3 to 7 pm, Riverdale Park West (Sumach at Winchester)
Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton)
7:30 pm, Headscratchers Trivia
THURSDAY OCTOBER 1
Underpass Park Farmers Market
4 to 7:30 pm, 29 Lower River Street
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.