Farmer’s Market @ Underpass Park Every Thursday Starting July 20th!

The Corktown Residents & Business Association and Living Toronto is thrilled to announce the launch of the 1st Annual Underpass Park Farmers’ Market! The beautiful bounties of Ontario are coming to Corktown every Thursday this summer!

Every Thursday 3pm -7pm / July 20th – October 19th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/141303653096958/

VENDOR LIST!
CLEARWATER FARMS
DURHAM HONEY FARM
EVELYN’S CRACKERS
FIELD SPARROW FARMS
MONFORTE DAIRY
SPARKPLUG COFFEE
ST. JOHN’S BAKERY
STANNERS VINEYARDS
SUNRAY ORCHARDS FARM
WAYMAC FARMS

In at Corktown Common Park!

JULY 20TH, 2017 at DUSK

Weather-Permitting, keep on eye on the official Facebook event page below for updates!

https://www.facebook.com/events/242073729607006

 

Eats & Treats @ 7pm.
Films @ sundown.
Free
BYOBlanket & Chairs
Accessible venue
Films will be screened with captioning when available
Scheduled rain date: Thursday, July 27
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We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

Don’t forget that tomorrow July 13th’s movie on the Common in Corktown Common Park (Weather permitting) will be the 1988 Version of HAIRSPRAY!

https://www.topictureshow.com/corktown-common-park-1

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Eats & Treats @ 7pm. Films @ sundown!
Free
BYOBlanket & Chairs
Accessible venue
Films will be screened with captioning when available

THURSDAY, JULY 27 SCHEDULED RAIN DATE

 

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And stay tuned for more details on the upcoming farmers market at Underpass Park!

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The TTC will be updating local residents in the King Sumach area about noise reduction measures.

Date:  Tuesday, June 27. 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA, 2nd Floor

Meeting Notice - King and Sumach - June 2017

 

Be sure to come out and hear what our local councillor has to say!

June Mtg

 

 

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Making Peace Exhibit Opens Saturday May 13th!

Making Peace TORONTO 2017 is a major outdoor exhibit, gallery, and performance event. Presenting the work of over 100 photographers and artists, Making Peace pays tribute to people all over the planet, including Toronto’s very own Nobel Peace Laureate Lester B. Pearson, who devote their time, energy, and resources to the cause of peace.

Opening day: May 13, 2PM

Making Peace outdoor exhibit is FREE and open everyday 24/7
The Gallery hours are: Mon – Sun 11am – 7pm

See website for information : toronto.makingpeace.org or on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/1363094453746591/

501 Queen Streetcar Route – Important Service Changes

Starting May 7 until September 3, the entire 501 Queen route will be operated with buses due to a number of planned construction projects on Queen Street. A full bus replacement will maintain service along the route, providing the most efficient travel during construction (avoiding major streetcar diversions in the process).

·         501L/301L Queen shuttle buses will provide service between Long Branch Loop and Neville Park Loop running via Lake Shore Boulevard, Windermere Avenue, The Queensway and Queen Street.
·         501P/301P Queen shuttle buses will provide service between Park Lawn Loop and Neville Park Loop running via Park Lawn Road, The Queensway and Queen Street.
See TTC’s transit pole card which will be installed along the route.

Additional information can be found here

 

CRBA Monthly Public Meeting – TONIGHT May 2, 2017

When: Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00pm
Where:  Cooper Koo Family YMCA, 461 Cherry St

Business Intro – Montessori Regent Park

Evergreen Brickworks to discuss The Don River Valley Park Project – Art Program
Join Evergreen’s Curator Kari Cwynar and Project Manager Liz Lecky to learn about plans for Toronto’s largest Urban Park, the Don River Valley Park Project.  We’ll highlight plans for the Project’s upcoming Art Program scheduled to launch this July with a special focus on the live art performances by Maria Hassabi in the Corktown Common area.  Get a sneak preview of the sulptures being installed and some information around live art performances, guided walks and more all to take place on the trails this year and beyond.  Get ready to see the Valley in a new and moving way!

Making Peace – Gallery Sneak Peek!
After the Evergreen presentation, the CRBA meeting will go for a walk! Join curator Ashley Woods on a walk down to the Gallery on Front St E (just east of the YMCA) for a tour and sneak peak of the Making Peace Exhibition.  All attendees will receive a Making Peace t-shirt and an invitation to the Opening Ceremonies.

Community Environment Day – Corktown

Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Bring your unused and unwanted household items to the Community Environment Day. Check here for more details on what can be dropped off or picked up!

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Along the Esplanade near Lower Sherbourne

501 Queen Streetcar Route

Starting May 7 until September 3, the entire 501 Queen route will be operated with buses due to a number of planned construction projects on Queen Street.  A full bus replacement will maintain service along the route, providing the most efficient travel during construction (avoiding major streetcar diversions in the process).
Additional information can be found here

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon – Sunday, May 7

The annual GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The course route will be passing through Corktown and will require the closure of some roads for a period of time. The roads will reopen as soon as possible.

Here are the road closures and times in our area:

For more information, regarding road closures, see here.

 

It must be heading into summer because there are so many events coming up!  Get out there and enjoy everything Toronto has to offer!

CRBA Monthly Public Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00pm
Where:  Cooper Koo Family YMCA, 461 Cherry St

Organic Food Basket Program coming to Corktown!

Starting in June receive a weekly share of organically-grown local produce, delivered right to a pickup hub in your neighbourhood!  Join Clearwater Farms and Mike at Sumach Espresso in their mission to bring farm fresh healthy food to the community.  Pickups start Wednesday June 7th from 3:30 until close at Sumach Espresso.  Home delivery is also an option.  For full program details and to sign up please visit www.clearwaterfarms.ca/weekly-basket-program/. Space is limited so don’t hesitate!

YMCA Free Kids Day – April 30th

Jane’s Walk in Corktown

Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods.  There are a myriad of walks scheduled for the weekend of May 5th – 7th in Toronto and we are lucky enough to have several in close proximity to Corktown.  Here is the schedule so you can plan out your weekend!

The “Can’t-believe-this-is-Toronto!” Art Walk
This particular walk will be led by author and local resident Nathalie Prézeau. This walk will introduce you to a few well-hidden nooks and crannies in Corktown. It will then take you to some of the best public art in Toronto before leading you through one of the best (and newest) parks in the city.
Time & Meeting Place: 
Saturday, May 6, 1:30pm (2 hours)
Odin Café and Bar – 514 King St E

Contact Photography Festival

The Contact Photography Festival starts today, April 28 and runs through the month of May.
There are many places in Corktown and close by that will be taking in this Festival.
Reception this week..

The Unsung S/heroes – May 2 – 31
Alexis MacDonald, Stephen Lewis Foundation

This is a story about AIDS and the women so rarely seen. Through stunning large-scale photographic portraits and installations, this exhibition offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of African grandmothers on the frontlines of the global AIDS crisis.
Opening Reception: May 2, 6pm – 9pm;
Where: Daniels Spectrum – 585 Dundas St E

Corktown Galleries/locations to check out – Arta Gallery, Corkin Gallery, PROOF Studio Gallery, Nook Space Art Gallery, Queen Gallery, Urban Gallery, Vistek, Front St E Promenade

Coming Soon:

  • Making Peace Grand Opening – The Nelson Mandela streetcar will roll in and the festivities will begin!  Please join in and celebrate this great exhibition coming to our neighbourhood.
    • When: Saturday, May 13 at 2pm
    • Where: Pop Up Gallery at NE corner of Front St E and Tannery Rd (in same block as Souk Tabule and Gears)
  • Regent Park Artisan Market on the Mews – There will be an array of incredible vendors ranging from food, entertainment, fashion, art and more.
    • When: Sunday, May 14 from 11am – 3pm
    • Where: Regent Park Blvd – South of Dundas, West of River
    • Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377616002299630/

Correction

The event at Enoch Turner mentioned in last week’s newsletter was actually held on April 25th not today, April 28th.  We hope that no one missed it!  So sorry!

Passing the Torch…

I have been doing the Corktown  eNewsletter and posting it to corktown.ca for the last year or so (thanks to Kara Isert for her excellent editing assistance!) and it has been such a great way to stay in touch with the goings on in Corktown.  However, I have moved to another part of the city so it is time to pass on the torch! Trevor McLeod who is on the board of the CRBA and a West Don Lands resident will be taking over.  As always, if you know of something going on in the ‘hood that you think would be of interest, email website@corktown.ca and depending on the volume for the week, he will try to include it. Thanks to all of the newsletter readers .. especially those who made it to the end of this extra-long edition!

Signing off..
Michele Cummings