News & Events: Holiday season comes to Corktown with Christmas Market, Adornments on Queen Sale & more!

HI, LOWE’S: Workers in the Distillery District put up the sign for the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. It kicks off on Friday, November 29. Photo by Dan Philips.

Local news for the week of November 25, 2013

The holiday season is coming, whether you’re ready for it or not. But even grinches will want to check out the Holiday Treat sale going on at Corktown favourite Adornments on Queen from now through December 24. If you spend up to $150, you’ll enjoy 15% off your total purchase. Spend up to $200 and receive 20%. $300? 30%! And for purchases above $300, the savings jump to 35%. The deal just keeps getting better. Don’t miss out — Adornments on Queen is located in the heart of Corktown at 338 Queen East (at Parliament). Click here for the sale details, or click here to go to the Adornments on Queen website.

The Daily Commercial News has an update on West Don Lands construction, and the news looks good: the project is on schedule and on budget. Read the full article here.

We want to thank everybody who came out to the Toronto Centre By-Election Debate last week. We ended up with a great list of questions submitted by members of the community. You can read a summary of the debate in Metro. The CRBA would also like to extend thanks to all the other community associations who helped organize.

Don’t forget to vote today (Monday, November 25!) – you can find your voting location here.

Local Events for the week of November 25, 2013

The Fire Works festival wraps up at Alumnae Theatre this week. Be sure to check out the line-up of shows and grab tickets if you haven’t already. It’s a great chance to experience great local theatre.

Also on stage this week: a pair of debuts at the Young Centre for Performing Arts in the Distillery District, both with a holiday bent. First, Soulepper presents Parfumerie, an “uproarious comedy for the whole family” that served as the basis for the film You’ve Got Mail. It runs through December 28, and you can get tickets online.

Meanwhile, the George Brown Theatre presents Munsched! based on the work of famous children’s author Robert Munsch. There’s limited availability — so grab your tickets fast.

Corktown’s Gilead Bistro again celebrates the Local Food Movement this week with a dinner featuring the wines of Exultet Estates. Food will be served this Thursday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. Find reservation details by viewing the Gilead Event Calendar.

An annual favourite, the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market returns to the Distillery District this week, starting on Friday, November 29. Once again, the market has a great line-up of vendors and musical performances. View the website for all the details, and be sure to stop by. The market will run daily through December 15.

On Saturday, November 30, the Toronto Film Noir Syndicate is spooling up yet another moody film at the Dominion on Queen. Come by at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of the 1954 film Human Desire. Tickets are just $5 at the door. View the Film Noir Syndicate’s website for all the details.

Finally, our friends across the bridge will Light up the Riverside this Saturday, November 30. Come by at 5 p.m. for Riverside’s annual tree lighting ceremony, complete with a late night shopping event. Click here for details.

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