Cabbagetown Talks

Cabbagetown Talks is an initiative designed to support the Cabbagetown Preservation Association (CPA)’s goals of advocacy, education and community engagement. The Talks Committee includes CPA board members Gilles Huot, Rick Merrill and Gale Moore. Going forward, in line with the CPA principle of collaborative advocacy, we hope to partner with other local associations on topics of mutual interest.

Please contact cpa@cabbagetownpa.ca if you wish to discuss ideas for future talks with us.

So far, we held two Cabbagetown Talks:

October 25, 2016: Imagining our Main Street (Parliament Street)

February 27, 2017: Imagining Cabbagetown - Our Place in the City: TOcore 

You can read a summary of our Talks in recent issues of the CPA newsletter

We will post on this page up to date information about future Cabbagetown Talks, come back often. Our next Talk is planned for the fall of 2017.

Our New Home!
Over the years, the CPA has held its public meetings in several different venues in the neighbourhood. With the advent of our Cabbagetown Talks series, we’ve increased the number of public meetings we organize and attendance has been higher than room capacity. Good news, but we needed a new home.

St. Peter’s Church, at Bleecker and Carlton streets, was recently decommisonned as a church and the congregation amalgamated with St. Simon’s on Bloor Street.

The building on Carlton Street is still owned by the diocese but is now being rented to Dixon Hall. Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services offers a diverse range of integrated services for residents of the neighbourhood, often to the most vulnerable and the most at-risk members in our community.

We are happy that Dixon Hall has agreed to lease us the former sanctuary from time to time so we can hold our events in a larger space.