February 25

This week’s image:  I’m starting to go stir crazy.  I love fried chicken, I love french fries and I love beer.  Mostly, I love sitting around with other people while I’m having all of this.  Someday soon - House on Parliament’s fried chicken sandwich.



CABBAGETOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD 

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FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST


Alan Waterhouse

Alan first started to paint as an architecture student in Manchester when, long before computer-aided design, proposals were often accompanied by fully-rendered watercolour drawings.  Since then, many of his paintings have been rendered on the spot, en plein-air, and enlivened by people and dogs.  Others are recollections, abstractions, or watercoloured monoprints. 


Sandra with adoring dogs

Watercolour on paper.  Cabbagetown porches have a purpose that transcends their role providing shade and shelter.  They’re essential for exposure to and integration with the local community.


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FOUNDRY NEWS 


Foundry demolition updates

By mutual agreement, the parties involved in the February 26 court case have postponed it to a future undecided date.  This gives everyone a chance to sit down and talk about the issues.  At the same time, the interim court order stopping the demolition will continue.  In the meantime, the province has set up a consultation system that expires on March 4 - it’s been rejected by the demolition’s opponents as too one-sided. 


Progress report

By Wednesday February 24, 23,236 people had signed the petition to stop the Foundry demolition and $29,686 had been donated.  The donations cover the cost of court actions so far but they’re far from enough to pay for any future actions.  Sign the petition and make your donations.


LOCAL NEWS


Congrats to Aberdeen sandwiches

The Aberdeen Sandwich Group keeps on going.  They’ve been reliably making their lunches for a year to help residents at Dixon Hall (58 Sumach). Last week, they prepared 100 meals with homemade sandwiches, fruit and baking.  Anyone who wants to contribute is welcome - send an email to Michael Guenther.   


The First Parliament site

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam has announced that Metrolinx will not expropriate land at this site in order to build a subway station here.  In a tweet on February 22, she says Metrolinx will discuss with City officials the access that they need to the site in order to stage construction of the Ontario Line.  “Until those discussions and alternative options have been explored, Metrolinx will NOT be seeking expropriation of the First Parliament site.”  To understand the importance of the site, check out this article.   


Cabbagetown Cares

This weekly lunch program provides healthy meals for 100 people once a week in Allan Gardens.  It helps those who need the lunches and also the restaurants that make them each week.  It’s been organized by the Cabbagetown BIA (239 Carlton) throughout February.  Its grant funding has ended.  Community donations have paid for the project to continue through four weeks in March.  Chew Chew (186 Carlton) will supply the March 4 lunch, Cranberries (601 Parliament) on March 11, Tim Hortons (537 and 581 Parliament) on March 18 and Epicure (473 Parliament) on March 25.  If you’d like to contribute,  click here and use the code “Cabbagetown Cares” in the message box for St Luke’s United Church.   


BIA Art Committee

The Cabbagetown BIA (239 Carlton) has a busy schedule for its arts program.  To handle it, three people have joined the new Art Committee - Michael Cavanaugh from the Bell Box project, Regina Sheung from Labour of Love (223 Carlton) and Sonja Scharf from Akasha Art Projects (204D Carlton).  Public art for the forthcoming Art Walk and for this summer’s CafeTO will be on their agenda.  They’ll also be coordinating public discussion and selection of proposals for any new murals painted within the BIA.


Compost for Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Normally, GTGK collects scraps from the school cafeteria for its compost bins.  Since the cafeteria is closed during COVID lockdowns, local neighbours have set up a collection station for their compost.  Once a week, Micah - a GTGK volunteer - empties the station and aerates the main bin.  It gets hot in there.  Even in mid-winter, temperatures range between 48 and 65 degrees Centigrade.  By the Spring, the compost will be rich and dark and ready to use in the school gardens.  Green Thumbs Growing Kids relies entirely on the generosity of the local community.  Please visit its website and send along a donation.   

 

Dixon Hall needs volunteers

The Meals to Wheels program needs your help.  They’re looking for drivers and runners to take meals to homebound seniors.  During the pandemic lockdowns, its volunteers have slowed - your help will be vital.  Please call Joyce at (416) 863-0499 x 3225 or email her.   


Treasurer wanted

St James Town Community Arts needs a volunteer treasurer.  The organization runs a children’s choir and provides free music lessons for kids living in St James Town.  It also offers drama classes and it’s moving into other areas of the arts. The outgoing treasurer will continue for a while and there will be time to overlap and learn the systems.  Please email Janet Astington.  


Ratna Lane

Toronto and East York Community Council has named a private lane in Regent Park as “Ratna Lane”.  The name honours Ismathara Ratna, a local community activist.  She helped new immigrants seeking social services especially those from the large Bengali community in Regent Park, worked on the Nelson Mandela School parents’ council and was an active member of the Jalalabad Association of Toronto.  Councillor Wong-Tam and Ms Ratna’s family endorse this naming choice.  The lane runs from Sumach to River Streets between Oak and Dundas.


Cabbagetown’s cannabis scene

Cabbagetown’s fifth cannabis store, Little House (307 Wellesley) has received the first of two steps in its approval to sell weed.  In general, it’s deemed to be acceptable despite concerns from the neighbours.  Now, the owners must order their opening inventory from the Ontario Cannabis Store.  Once that’s in place, a further inspection happens and if the store passes that step, then it will be approved for a public opening.  When local neighbours objected strongly to this approval, the AGCO dismissed their concerns In a form letter.


City of Toronto skating rinks 

This week, Regent Park and Sherbourne Common are open from 10 am to 10 pm daily.  The Riverdale Park East rink is closed.  During the COVID restrictions, outdoor rinks are still open with a 25-person limit.  Change rooms and lockers are closed.  You can make a reservation and confirm that the rinks are open at the City’s website.  (Photo: Waterfront Toronto) 


IN THE MEDIA


Dave LeBlanc writes about The Foundry

The Globe & Mail’s architourist visited The Foundry site and writes about its importance, its history and its possibilities. He’s put his usual perceptive insights into a complicated issue. Click here to read his story. (Photo: Dave LeBlanc, Globe & Mail)


The Ontario government is selling the Foundry

On September 22, the Ontario government approved an arrangement to sell The Foundry lands to an undisclosed buyer at an undisclosed price without an open bidding process.  The Premier and provincial Ministers are now refusing to reveal any of these details.  The official line claims that an actual sale has not yet occurred.  Negotiations took place for several months before the agreement was reached.  Later in October, the government issued its Ministerial Zoning Order to speed the demolition of the buildings.  Mike Crawley from CBC News has done a story about these back door dealings.  (Photo:  CBC News)   


Other options for the Foundry

Jeff Gray, the Globe and Mail’s Queens Park reporter, has written about several alternative proposals that have been prepared for the Foundry site.   These alternatives address the need to clean up the soil while still preserving the historic buildings.  Click here for his story.  (Image:  Friends of the Foundry)  


COMING EVENTS


Find out about your home

The Cabbagetown South Residents are offering a Zoom event to show you how to dig into the history of your house.  Robin Burgoyne from Caerwent House Stories will show you how to do your research.  Gilles Huot will talk about the Cabbagetown Preservation Association’s plaques and the interesting people who have lived here.  Wallace Immen and Jordan Allison will give updates on the new conservation district.  Sunday February 28, 2 to 3 pm, click here for the link.  

Annual meetings

Corktown will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday March 2 from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Guest speakers include the CEO of Tiny Mile, Ignacio Tartavull, and City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam.  It’s an online event - register here.   

Gooderham & Worts. Monday March 8, 7 pm.  Guests from Metrolinx will talk about the new Ontario subway line and MPP Chris Glover will give an update about Queens Park.  It’s a Zoom event - members of the GWNA will get an invitation and links by email.


Celebrate International Women’s Day

The St James Town Service Providers Network is celebrating the women who are making a difference during the COVID crisis.  Personal stories, singers, spoken word and dancers.  Monday March 8, 4 to 6 pm.  It’s an online event - register here


BUSINESS NEWS


Businesses on the move

Three locations have been changed in recent weeks.  First, a few weeks ago MHC Vintage Clothing moved next door from 557 into 555 Parliament.   An architects’ firm will open its offices at 557 Parliament.  Second, Blooming Flower Bar (559 Parliament) is moving to 194A Carlton and will share this location with Velvet Lane Cakes. The store where Blooming once worked has been rented by an as-yet-unnamed new tenant. Third, The Framemaker is moving into the store that’s been empty for a year at 527 Parliament. 


DeCiem has been sold

There are two Deciem stores in our area - at 242 Carlton and 18 Distillery Lane in the Distillery.  The company is being sold to Estee Lauder in two steps.  Estee Lauder currently owns 29% and that stake will rise to 76% on June 30.  After a three year waiting period, it’ll purchase the remainder.  Deciem CEO Nicola Kilner says that the company’s headquarters, laboratory and production will stay in Canada.


Blooming Flower Bar

Anji is moving this week from her Parliament Street shop to 194A Carlton.  That’s the home for Velvet Lane Cakes and they’ll be sharing the space.  All her other contact info remains the same.  Watch on Instagram for great savings as Anji clears out her current location - @bloomingflowerbar.


Made Local. Shop Kendall

Kendall & Co’s upholstered furniture - sofas, arm chairs, dining chairs, benches, ottomans, beds, sofa beds - is made here in Toronto.  Available in fabric or leather of your choice, like their latest arrival in tan butterscotch leather.  See other gorgeous new styles by visiting their website.  Take advantage of the sale on select floor models to make room for the new.  Shop local with Kendall & Co for top quality furniture, rugs, drapery, window shades and wallpaper.  Their Design Team is available to meet virtually to assist with your furnishings and decorating.  Noon to 5 pm weekdays. Simply book your appointment by email or call (416) 363-9914.   


RESTAURANT NEWS


CafeTO

Last summer, the City of Toronto closed curbside lanes on Parliament and Carlton to allow local restaurants to open outdoor patios.  The program is scheduled again for 2021.  Last year’s locations are back - Chew Chew, Stout Irish Pub, House on Parliament, Kingyo, Saigon Pai and Peartree.  Three more are also coming - Haldi and Tokyo Ramen together, Shalom and Pho U. Registration opens on Friday February 25 and Rick Matthews at the Cabbagetown BIA is available to help those who are applying - call him at (416) 921-0857.


Congrats to the HoP

Yet another nice endorsement for the House On Parliament (454 Parliament).  NOW Magazine has listed the HoP’s fried chicken among Toronto’s 15 best. “The chicken is brined in pickle juice (the tanginess that is integral to a good fried chicken sandwich starts here), fried and then anointed with chipotle aioli, house-made slaw and jalapeño Monterey jack cheese and wedged between a squishy butter bun.”


Cranberries

Enjoy Cranberries’ specials every day.  Sunday’s takeout menu includes grilled chicken breast, caesar salad and a two-course roast beef dinner.  Each day brings new dishes.  Check out the menu here.  (416) 925-6330.  601 Parliament. 


Cabbagetown Organics

Just what we need in the middle of winter - Cabbagetown Organics (499 Parliament) has a good supply of organic fruit and vegetables.


Join F’Amelia’s list

F’Amelia (12 Amelia) has an awesome selection of daily specials.  They’re telling everybody about them with daily emails.  Find out what’s available - just join the list.  Email them to sign up.  


Paintbox

This week’s vegan special - savoury chickpea and plantain pancakes topped with mango salsa.  (647) 748-0555 and email.  555 Dundas E. 


Stout’s weekly special

For Friday and Saturday, double bone pork chop and sweet Italian sausage with a creamy mushroom sauce.  Served with grilled corn on the cob, coleslaw and a baked potato.  Dinner for two at $75 and single dinner, $40.  Add a bottle of Pinot Grigio or Grenache-Syrah, $25.  Order at (647) 344-7676 or email to Madeleine. 221 Carlton. 


DOVA

Enjoy something beautiful from DOVA .  And check out the cheese shop and the custom-made olive oils on the website.  (416) 901-3501 and email.  243 Carlton.


Cyril's soups


Cyril is still struggling with suppliers.  He’s having trouble getting as many takeout containers as he needs in his various sizes.  He hopes to be back next week.


CONTACT INFO 

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. 

February 18

 This week’s image:  Friends of the Foundry held a Valentine’s Day rally and decorated the fence along Palace Street and Rolling Mills with 500 paper hearts.  (Photo:  Eliot Wright, Friends of the Foundry)





CABBAGETOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD 

REVIEW




FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST 


Alan Waterhouse

Alan first started to paint as an architecture student in Manchester when, long before computer-aided design, proposals were often accompanied by fully-rendered watercolour drawings. Since then, many of his paintings have been rendered on the spot, en plein-air, and enlivened by people and dogs. Others are recollections, abstractions, or watercoloured monoprints. 


Walking south on Metcalfe

Watercolour on paper.  I’m not alone in being attracted to the beautifully restored row of 19th century workmen’s cottages that enclose the north end of Metcalfe. 


LOCAL NEWS


Updates about the Foundry 

Friends of the Foundry held a rally on Valentines Day morning at the corner of Rolling Mill and Palace Street.  Dignitaries included Annamie Paul, Suze Morrison and Kristyn Wong-Tam and according to the YouTube reports, a couple of hundred concerned citizens joined them.    

Take action - stop the demolition

Friends of the Foundry has set up a website and Facebook page.  They’re continuing to pressure the provincial government and to pass along the latest news.  Over 22,800 people have now signed its petitionDonations are welcome to pay for the court costs - by Thursday, almost $30,000 has been raised.  There’s a suggested letter to Premier Doug Ford - it’s on the website and there are photos and updates to use on your personal Facebook and Instagram pages. (Photo:  Friends of the Foundry)

The WINK is open

Weather conditions have been great and the new community skating rink in Winchester Park (Ontario and Prospect) is open for skaters of all ages.  It’s free. Please make your same-day reservation (available at 8 am daily) at the WINK’s Facebook page in its About section and check out the COVID-19 regulations.  The ice is shovelled and flooded every day.  It’s natural ice - the rink is subject to temperature changes.  Don’t forget the skate exchange - donate your skates in the box at St Jamestown Steak & Chops (516 Parliament).  There’s a GoFundMe drive underway to defray costs - click here

Cabbagetown Cares

The lunch campaign is a success.  The Cabbagetown BIA together with Dixon Hall and St Luke’s United Church is providing lunch for our most vulnerable residents.  The BIA recruited six restaurants to supply 100 healthy lunches to be distributed on Thursdays in Allan Gardens until February 25.  A grant paid for this project. The BIA then set up a donation page to extend its life once the grant runs out and they now have over $2,400, enough for an extra four weeks.  If you’d like to contribute,  click here and use the code “Cabbagetown Cares” in the message box for St Luke’s United Church.

Until Further Notice

Tiffany Hsiung created a short film about Luke Donato, a Toronto chef with deep Cabbagetown roots who’s come up with a great way to handle the COVID-19 lockdowns.  He’s offering Zoom cooking classes and in the process, creating a tight community of friends.  Ms Hsiung’s film will debut at 8 pm EST on Thursday February 18 at the Yukon Film Society’s Available Light Festival.  It’s also on CBC Gem.  To celebrate, Chef Donato is hosting an online cooking session (with Canadian salmon teriyaki) - click here for the sign-up llnk. 

Last minute opportunity

Cabbagetown Celebrates Love - spend an evening absorbing twelve romantic short films.  The Cabbagetown Short Film Festival is screening a romantic special.  Streaming continues to February 20.  Once you start viewing, you can see each film at your leisure over three days. Tickets $10.  Click here to buy your ticket and to see the program.   

Carlton and Aberdeen conversions

Next Wednesday, Toronto and East York Community Council will discuss a motion to convert 230 and 232 Carlton and 33 and 39 Aberdeen from Toronto Community Housing properties to other social housing uses.  The conversion will involve the management systems and won’t affect the physical appearance of the buildings or their uses as affordable housing.  This is part of the ongoing Tenants First program that’s spinning off these stand-alone properties out of TCHC to eligible  social service agencies. Staff will be directed to conduct community consultations with nearby residents and owners.  (Photo of 230-232 Carlton, Bob Krawczyk)

Pop-up testing clinic

If you have worrisome symptoms or think you may have been in contact with someone who’s sick, visit the COVID testing clinic. From 1:30 to 4 pm on Wednesday February 24.  40 Oak Street in Regent Park.  Bring an OHIP card (if available) or some other identification.  No appointment needed.  It’s a free service.  

Vaccinations at Fudger House

Fudger House (439 Sherbourne) is one of ten long-term care homes directly operated by the City of Toronto.  The first round of Moderna vaccinations were completed in all of them by January 21 and included the residents, health care workers and essential caregivers.  By Sunday February 14, the second round was completed and over 90% of the residents in the ten homes were covered.  It’s voluntary and clinics are continuing for anyone in the remainder who wants the shots. 

St Lawrence community recreation centre

The Centre (230 Esplanade) is now open for exercise opportunities for people with disabilities.  It has a fitness centre with accessible equipment and a gymnasium walk.  Visits will be limited to 90 minutes and be subject to membership fees or pay-as-you-go fees.  Please also bring a medical certificate.  Call (416) 392-1347 to book an appointment.  Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 7 pm. 

Updates from Suze Morrison

Ms Morrison is our member of the provincial legislature.  She’s made tenants’ rights one of her priority issues. She prepared a private member’s bill to protect tenants facing eviction during the COVID-19 crisis.  Government members voted against it. She has also just been nominated by her local riding association to be the official NDP candidate in the next provincial election.  I asked why she had taken this step so early - almost a year and a half before the election - and she hasn’t replied.

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse panels

Throughout the Fall and early winter, Enoch Turner broadcast online panel discussions about various issues in contemporary education.  These are now available online.  Click here for the topics and links.  

City of Toronto skating rinks 

Riverdale Park East, Regent Park and Sherbourne Common are open from 10 am to 10 pm daily. During the COVID restrictions, outdoor rinks are still open with a 25-person limit. Change rooms and lockers are closed. You can make a reservation and confirm that the rinks are open at the City’s website. (Photo: Waterfront Toronto) 

Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum Historical Tidbit


Image:  No 4 Fire Station,1871. John Ross Robertson, Vol.2.  

By Sally Gibson 

Until 1878 when the fire hall on Dundas east of Parliament was added, fires in our east end of Toronto were serviced by the fire station at Berkeley and Duke (now Adelaide) streets. Built in 1859 and remodeled in 1871, Fire Station No 4 boasted a watch tower, was plugged into the new telegraphic fire alarm system and housed one of the new-fangled steam engines that appeared on the scene around 1862. These marvels of modern technology used steam power to pump water much farther and faster than the old hand pumps. At first, however, the department didn’t have horses to pull the machines. When the alarm sounded, any nearby horse was quickly drafted into service, and the company was off with smoke streaming from the great black steam stack. It was only in 1874-5 that the Chief Engineer persuaded City powers to replace the old volunteer brigade with a full-time, paid brigade. In 1878, an ordinary fireman was paid a princely $480 per annum.

For more Cabbagetown history, photos and videos visit the CRPM Facebook page.  


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Two bedroom apartment needed

“We are looking for a two bedroom, furnished, pet friendly home in Cabbagetown May to October while our home is renovated. We need access to a backyard and are smoke/pot free, no friends over and exceedingly clean.  Please contact fionn@istar.ca


IN THE MEDIA


Low cost rentals in Regent Park

The Daniels Corporation and Sun Life have teamed up to offer 34 two- and three-bedroom units at affordable rents in the new EVOLV building near River and Shuter. The apartments are targetted for single mothers.  The plan is backed up by a 40-year lease agreement with WoodGreen.  Donovan Vincent has written about this unique program in the Toronto Star. (Photo:  Steve Russell, Toronto Star)  

Annamie Paul is back

The federal Green Party leader has announced her plan to run in Toronto Centre riding in the next federal election.  It’s her third try here - once as a regular candidate and once as the Green Party’s leader.  Christopher Reynolds did a story for CBC News.  (Photo:  Adrian Wyld, The Canadian Press)   

The First Parliament site

Rollo Myers and Ron Williamson have written an article for Spacing Magazine about the site.  They detail its importance and the need to save it.  Click here to read their account. 

COVID outbreaks in homeless shelters

Four shelters experienced COVID-19 outbreaks by Wednesday February 10. Three are local facilities. 43 cases were identified at Seaton House (339 George Street), up from 20 a week previously.  Maxwell Meighan and Dixon Hall have also seen outbreaks.  The CBC’s story by Muriel Draasima outlines the steps that the shelters are taking together with Toronto Public Health.    (Photo: Ivan Arsovski/CBC).   

Fatality in fire at Corktown homeless encampment

A man died when his tent and wooden shelter caught fire on Wednesday morning.  Fire crews reached the scene at 6 am.  The encampment is set up in Orphans Green Park at Power and Adelaide.  Click here for the CBC report.  (Photo: Fabian Viani, CBC)  

The Chechen Wolf

The Chechen Wolf, Arthur Biyarslanov, is now a super lightweight professional boxer.  He got his start in the sport at the Cabbagetown Boxing Club at the age of 12.  He went on to win the Gold Medal at the 2015 Pan-American Games in Toronto.  He earned a berth on Canada’s Olympic team and fought in the Rio Games.  He then turned pro.  Click here to read Jamie Rebner’s story about him in The Queensberry Rules.  (Photo:  Instagram)  


BUSINESS NEWS


Thanks for shopping local

Business members in Cabbagetown and the staff at the BIA office have noticed the loyalty shown by area residents.  The “shop local” spirit has taken hold here and it’s appreciated!  To signal their thanks, they’ve created a poster campaign in stores and at the bus stop at Carlton.

SpiritLeaf is open

SpiritLeaf (238 Carlton), Cabbagetown’s fourth cannabis store, is now open for business.  Curbside pickup available - check the website for the cannabis products offered at the store.

Blooming Flower Bar

Blooming is moving from its Parliament Street shop to 194A Carlton.  That’s the home for Velvet Lane Cakes and they’ll be sharing the space.  All her other contact info remains the same.  Watch on Instagram for great savings as Anji clears out her current location - @bloomingflowerbar.


Made local, shop Kendall

Kendall & Co (514 Parliament) has upholstered furniture made right here in Toronto - sofas, arm chairs, dining chairs, benches, ottomans, beds, sofa beds. Available in fabric or leather of your choice like this tan butterscotch leather love seat, the latest arrival. Shop local with Kendall & Co for top quality furniture, rugs, drapery, window shades and wallpaper. The Design Team is available to meet you virtually to assist with your furnishings and decorating. Noon to 5 pm weekdays. Simply book your appointment by email or call (416) 363-9914 or go online.

St James Town Steak & Chops

Mark is closed this week to February 21 for repairs and annual cleanups.  He’s reopening on Monday February 22.  514 Parliament.


RESTAURANT NEWS

Go to the restaurants’ websites and Facebook pages for the menus from your favourite places - click here for the contact list.   


Congrats to The Irv

Regan’s O’Dogs Beef Dip has made blogTO’s top ten list of Toronto’s best comfort foods.  “It’s a very fancy grilled cheese with lashings of roast beef, served with a huge slug of au jus.  It’s the absolute best comfort food.”  Open from 4:30 to 8:30 pm daily for takeout and delivery. 195 Carlton, (647) 350-4787.

Vegan brunch

Paintbox (555 Dundas E) is offering its brunch from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Pick-up and local delivery.  Check out the in-store specials of local products, pantry and essentials.  Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm and weekends from 10 am to 5 pm.  Details online.

Stout’s weekend special

This weekend’s dinner at Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton) features 5 oz New York strip,  Italian sausage and cajun grilled chicken breast with balsamic glazed onions and mushrooms, curried baked beans, dijon mustard champ potatoes and Stout’s house salad.  Available Friday and Saturday.  Two for $80 and one dinner for $40.  Add a bottle of Villa Sandi pinot grigio for $25. Please order by Thursday by email to Madelaine at Stout or call (647) 344-7676.  Pickup after 4 pm. 

DOVA

Custom-made olive oil and cheeses are now in stock at DOVA (229 Carlton). The pantry shop has amazing choices.  Available for pickup or delivery, 5 to 10 pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 5 to 11 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Click here for more info. 

Regular menu and daily features

F’Amelia (12 Amelia) is back in action - daily specials and pizza Wednesdays are available now.  Check it out online at Facebook and on the website.

Cyril’s soups 

Cyril is taking a break.  It’s been forced on him by the closure of his packaging and small equipment supplier.  As a result, he has virtually no containers left.  He expects this to be a short delay - he’ll tell us next week.  Email him to place your order.   


CONTACT INFO 


COVID regulations for retail stores 

There’s a business directory on the Cabbagetown BIA website with the COVID details listed beside each store’s info. 

Food services 

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 to find your favourite.