News & Events: Regent Park & Gardiner consultations, Party of Five at Gallery 402, Enoch Turner history lecture + more!

969563_10151655018271083_329840210_nHOLY SNAP: A summer-time shot of St. Paul’s Basilica at the corner of Queen Street East & Power Street. The historic church is the oldest Catholic congregation in Toronto. Photo by Dan Philips.

A busy week in and around Corktown. Here’s some things to do!

Monday, June 10 – Regent Park Community Consultation: Head up to the Daniels Spectrum for a community consultation by Toronto Planning relating to phase three of the Regent Park revitalization. The session runs from 7 to 9 p.m. TCHC is offering childcare for those with kids. We’ve posted more details at corktown.ca here.

Tuesday, June 11 – Party of Five art exhibit at Gallery 402: Corktown’s favourite boutique art gallery and cafe opens a new a fine art exhibit featuring five great local talents. The exhibit runs through to June 27, but stop by on Tuesday between 5:30 and 9 p.m. for a special wine and cheese event to celebrate the opening. Details have been posted here.

Tuesday, June 11 – Gooderham & Worts Special History Lecture at Enoch Turner: Our friends at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse are hosting a special lecture on Gooderham & Worts: The Family, the Business & the Community following their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 11. Kicking off with a reception at 6:30 p.m., admission is free. Download the flyer for details.

Wednesday, June 12 – Regent Park Farmers’ Market: Running every Wednesday all summer long, our friends at Regent Park are hosting a farmers’ market just south of Dundas Street East on Regent Park Boulevard. The market is open from 3 to 8 p.m. They’ve got a fancy new website with location details but info on vendors. Check it out.

Thursday, June 13 – Wild Dream Theatre presents ‘Crave’ at Alumnae Theatre: At the Alumnae for a limited time through to June 22, CRAVE opens on June 13 and is described as a “a love story caught in a whirlwind of miscommunication.” Visit the Wild Dream Theatre website for more details on the show and ticket info.

Thursday, June 13 – Gardiner Expressway East Consultation: Have some thoughts on the future of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don Valley Parkway? Head down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between 6 and 8 p.m. for the first public consultation on the Gardiner Expressway EA. They’ll be considering several options as part of the EA. RSVP to confirm your spot at this link.

Friday, June 14 – Gilead Wine Bar: Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Cafe opens up their special wine bar once again this Friday, with special drink deals from 6 to 10 p.m. at the cafe located at Gilead and King Street East. No reservations required. Check Gilead’s event calendar for details.

Saturday, June 15 – Ward 27/28 Cycle the Community: As part of Toronto Bike Month, meet at Allan Gardens starting at noon for an afternoon of bike-based merriment plus guided tours of local bike infrastructure run by the Ward 27 and Ward 28 Cycle Toronto Advocacy Groups. We’ve posted more detail here.

Saturday, June 15 – Extension Room Open House with $5 classes: All day on Saturday, June 15, our friends at the Extension Room are offering $5 classes all day as an incentive to leap into summer. There will also be special class card and membership sales, JUICE BARRE treats, mini massages and more. Open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for drop-in classes. View the newsletter for details.

Weekend – Luminato: Future Tastes of Toronto: at the Kids’ Table: A fun and tasty event hits the Distillery District this weekend, as local Toronto chefs have teamed up with six classes of grade 4-6 students to craft culinary delights that will be available for just $5. Open for grazing on both Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 7 p.m. Find the details on Luminato’s website.

Got some info about a local Corktown news item or coming event? Email website@corktown.ca.

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