News & Events: Regent Park development news & consultation, WDLC meeting & get your tickets for Alumnae’s New Ideas Festival

SKATE FOR PAUL: Torontonians skate on the newly-christened Paul Quarrington Ice Pad, located on the south side of Sherbourne Common. Photo by Dan Philips.

News for the week of February 24, 2014

The Regent Park Construction Liaison Committee has posted materials from their recent public meeting. Lots of updates on their transportation plan and the continued move-in schedule. Click here to check ’em out.

In news from just across the river, The Grid has a great review of Boots ‘N’ Bourbon, a new  restaurant/bar featuring “country music, beer-can chicken and a giant mechanical bull.” It’s located at 725 Queen Street East. Dig out your finest cowboy hat and ride on over.

Corktown’s Alumnae Theatre has unveiled the line-up for the upcoming NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL, which runs from March 12 to March 16. This year there are fifteen new works, ranging in length from ten minutes to one hour: “The plays’ eclectic mix of characters includes dystopian tech-savvy hipsters and a radical physician, an aging film star and teen sleuths, a domestic worker from Ghana and a Canadian patriot, and last but not least, Anne Boleyn and the Queen of Vermin.” Alumnae always puts on work worth seeing. Tickets are available now — get ’em fast.

Events for the week of February 24, 2014

On Monday, February 24, the West Don Lands Committee holds their monthly public meeting. On the agenda this month: the Gardiner East EA, the Pan Am Games, the island airport expansion, and a variety of other important local issues. The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at 39 Parliament Street in the 11th Floor Amenity Room. Entry code is 182.

Speaking of Regent Park, Wednesday, February 26 marks the first community consultation for the planned Regent Park Athletic Grounds. It’s an opportunity to share your thoughts on what will be an important part of the new Regent Park, and an important space for Corktowners to use as well. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East). Click here to view the flyer.

Also on Wednesday, February 26,  HiLo Toronto at 753 Queen Street East is host for Well Preserved Toronto’s Craft Beer Salon. They promise “a fun night celebrating beer and offering you a chance to try something unique and meet a bunch of passionate beer lovers who want to share what they love about beer!” Admission is free. Click here for details. Things get flowing at 8 p.m.

On stage this week, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts is host to the Soulpepper Salon Series, as they preform ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. It’s a special two-night so get your tickets fast. All the details are here.

Finally, for those still in a loving mood, the Extension Room presents AMOUR — The ‘Love’ ballet brunch on Sunday March 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $40. Click here to register.

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