News & Events: Escape from Happiness at Alumnae Theatre, new King East retail & Regent Park Farmers Market!

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Corktown News & Events for the week of September 22, 2014

The Toronto Star’s Christopher Hume had a recent column about the brand new woonerf built as part of the River City / TCHC building developments on King East. He calls it Toronto’s first complete street.

The King East Design District got a lot of press over the past week. Here’s a Globe & Mail article talking about how the area has seen rapid change over the last few years.

Speaking of change, it looks like the former Jilly’s will be evolving into a hotel and restaurant. BlogTO has some details on Streetcar Developments’ plan for the Broadview Hotel located just across the river from Corktown.

Closer to home, Subway has now opened a new location in Corktown at 514 King East.

In other retail news, we’ve been able to confirm that the Wine Rack has leased retail space in the condo at 510 King East. They’ve applied for a permit to do interior renovations. We’ll keep you posted as the work continues.

Our friends in Regent Park are holding their final Regent Park Farmers Market of the season this Wednesday, September 24 between 3:30 and 7 p.m, located just to the east of the Daniels Spectrum building at 585 Dundas Street East. This week foodies will be able to take advantage of Farm Drop, where you can order a box of fresh Ontario chicken breasts at wholesale prices and pick up your order at the market. See here for details, and click here for general information about the market.

On Thursday, September 25, the Parliament Interpretive Centre at 265 Front Street East will be hosting a reception for its newest exhibition, THE PAST IS NEVER FAR at 6:30 p.m. It’s a photographic series that explores the extraordinary changes Toronto has experienced since its founding in the 18th century. The exhibit will be on display through November 1. For reception and exhibit details, click here

Friday, September 26 is the big opening day for our friends at Alumnae Theatre as they premiere their newest production ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS. It runs through to October 11. You can learn more about the play and get your tickets online by clicking here.

Tickets remain available for the Cooking with Canadian Craft Beer event, set to take place at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for all the details.

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