Community Easter Egg Hunt

Be sure to come out to Corktown Common this Sunday for the Third Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt!

Photography for Kids

Project Kids & Cameras is a free program for kids in grades 3-6. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn more about digital photography as well as document what’s important to them in their family and community life. Digital cameras will provided to students for use during the program.

When: April 29-June 10, 10am – 12:30pm
Where: ArtHeart Community Art Centre, 585 Dundas St. East (Studio 210, in the Daniels Spectrum building).

To find out more about the program, read the article on page 6 of the Spring 2016 issue of the Corktown News.
Any parents interested in registering their kids can do so by sending us an email at photographer@artheart.ca

Events at the St. Lawrence Library 

The St. Lawrence Branch of the Toronto Public Library at 171 Front St E is hosting several events this spring.

  • Our Oceans and Us
    • Marine biologist and visual artist Andrea Seibt describes the profound effect the oceans have on us and how we affect the health of our oceans.
    • When: Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00pm
  • Peter Edwards – Crime Reporter
    • Toronto Star Crime Reporter and author of several books on organized crime talks about his book Business or Blood and the new TV serries “Bad Blood” coming this Fall
    • When: Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00pm

Call 416-383-7655 for more information.

York-Bay-Yonge Ramp Closure Begins on Monday!

Although not in Corktown, this is sure to affect those of you who drive home from the west end of the city!

Making Peace Opening

MAKING PEACE, the largest and perhaps most important outdoor photographic exhibit of its kind in the world, will open in Toronto on Saturday May 13th along Front St East, Canary District/Corktown Common.

To date Making Peace has been presented in 12 major cities including, Basel, Geneva, Ieper, Strasbourg, Sarajevo, Utrecht, Tunis, and Stockholm at the prestigious Nobel Museum. This will be the 1st ever North American showing of Making Peace.

Presenting over a century of photography (124 photographes / 111 photographers), the exhibit pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace, including Toronto’s very own Peace Laureate Lester B.Pearson who was awarded the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize.

In the words of Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, President of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace and former Director-General of UNESCO: “this is an extraordinarily powerful exhibition that pays tribute to a century of peace making and a wide range of peacemakers across the globe. At the same time it serves as a call to action for ordinary citizens to become involved in peace activities of all kinds, and in so doing to promote a global culture of peace”

Keep an eye out for the MANDELA STREETCAR (514 Cherry St) that goes into service on May 6th.

See our website for more information.

Soulpepper in NYC

Tickets are now on sale for Soulpepper on 42nd ST, a month of programming with a full company of 65 artists at The Pershing Square Signature Centre Off-Broadway in New York this July. For full details including ticket prices and travel offers, visit  Soulpepper.org or call 416.866.8666 or 1.888.898.1188. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the NYC Festival programming begins on July 1 and runs to July 29, 2017.