Cabbagetown’s largest event of the year, the 39th Cabbagetown Festival, will come to the neighbourhood on Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th, 2015. Presented by the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Association, the festival will close down Parliament Street from Wellesley Street south to Gerrard Street East to showcase the magic and spirit of the community. Pedestrians can snack on delicious food prepared by local restaurants, enjoy music by Toronto’s finest talent, watch live theatre performances and buskers, plus peruse several one-of-a-kind artisan vendors – like Spruce Home Decor!
The festival officially begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues until Sunday at 6 p.m. An arts and crafts fair takes over Riverdale Park West all weekend, offering wares by local artists; it operates in conjunction with the vendors of Parliament Street, where wanderers will find treasures like pottery, paintings, jewelry, hand made soap, one-of-a-kind clothing, local food, and more! The festival also includes a 'Tour of Homes' organized by the Cabbagetown Preservation Association, Blair's Run, designated Kid Zones, and Classic Cars on Display. Are you a lover of live music? Performances will be popping up all over the neighbourhood throughout the weekend, and will span the musical gamut, from Jim Heineman and the St. Jamestown Youth Steel Drum Band to Turbo Street Funk and MOKA.
While you're exploring Parliament Street, be sure to stop by Spruce Home Decor on the east side, just south of Carlton Street. Owned by our own multi-talented urbaneer team member Kimberly Alke, Kim's design boutique was born out of her own design talents, along with those of her friends. In fact, we've used many of her one-of-a-kind Spruce pieces in urbaneer's sleek, cost-effective Style Enhancements.
This weekend, Kim will be teaming up with one of her friends, Kari Marshall, whose company The Pop Stand was named by blogTO as one of the top 5 purveyors of home-made, gourmet ice pops in all of Toronto! So bring the family by, browse Kim's vintage wares, and beat the heat with Kari's multitude of delicious pops! Don't have a sweet tooth? Kim is also partnering with STATION Cold Brew, and will be handing out samples of this delicious iced coffee!
Be sure to follow Kim's unique blog series, Kim's Spruce Home Decor, celebrating the intersection of real estate and design! Check out her latest colourful installment, Give Your Space A Colour Refresher!
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~ Steven and the urbaneer team
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