eNewsletter for the week of October 24, 2016

CRBA Monthly Public Meeting

When: Tuesday, November 1
Where:  Cooper Koo Family YMCA, 461 Cherry St, 2nd Floor Community Room
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Everyone is welcome – come out and hear what’s going on in Corktown.

Corktown Design Competition
deadline 11:30pm October 31st!


Do you have an eye for design? A way with logos?
Then we want you to enter the Corktown Design Competition to create a design for some Corktown swag!

The Corktown Residents & Business Association (CRBA) invites students, designers, and members of our community to submit their logo designs to be considered for use on a new Corktown t-Shirt and button.

Design guidelines are on the Corktown.ca website. But get a move on, the deadline is October 31st!

Toronto Pumpkin Parades

The tradition of Pumpkin Parades started in Sorauren Park over 10 years ago.  This year there are 34 Pumpkin Parades in Toronto. If you want to join in the fun, there are 2 Pumpkin Parades close to Corktown. Just bring your pumpkin along and share with the community! See this Park People blog post for more information.

Where: St. James Park
When:  November 1, 2016 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Leslie Grove Park, 1158 Queen St E
When:  November 1, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cooper Koo Family Y Employment Opportunities

Our new YMCA has just posted several part time job opportunities. They welcome and encourage applications from the neighbourhood. They are in need of lifeguards and swimming instructors, personal trainers, individual conditioning reps, membership sales and service staff, pilates instructors and housekeeping staff. For details go to this link and look for Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA Centre.

StopGap Needs our Help!

Luke Anderson and the StopGap Foundation team are looking for your support to win the Community Development Category for the Aviva Community Fund. If they win, they will receive $50,000 in funding to launch the Changemakers School Ramp Project. Help StopGap bring ramps to school groups and communities across the Greater Toronto Area! Let’s help them continue to make our communities more accessible!

To vote follow these 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Visit Aviva Community Fund
Step 2: Click “Register”
Step 3: Cast UP TO 18 VOTES
Step 4: Share with your network!

The deadline to vote is October 28th!

To learn more about StopGap, read the cover story in the Winter 2015 Corktown News.

New Businesses OPEN in the Canary District

Dark Horse Espresso Bar – 416 Front St E.
Our newest spot to stop for coffee and freshly baked goods.

Fuel+ – 469 Front St E.
Enjoy some healthy shakes, cold pressed juices and a fuel ball or other healthy snack.

Distillery District Community Consultation

Distillery District & Triangle Land Official Plan Amendment
Community Consultation Meeting on November 7, 2016 at 7PM