Neighbourhood News: Anniversaries, Awards & Ale

Neighbourhood News is your regular round-up of news and tidbits relating to Corktown and its surrounding communities.

Crowd at WDL Jane's WalkPictured above: A big crowd from Sunday’s Jane’s Walk into the West Don Lands. Lots of interest in this new extension of Corktown. Photo by Dan Philips (View the Album).


Time to celebrate. Adornments on Queen, located just west of Parliament Street, is marking its first anniversary this month with a massive 25% off everything sale. If that weren’t enough, there’s also a special Mother’s Day event in store this coming Sunday, with a free cup of tea for all mothers and some very cool prizes.

Just down the road, new neighbourhood design shop Even & Odd received more profile at BlogTO last week. Robyn Urback praised the store’s “personality”, writing that it offers “a mix of rustic and chic, selecting mostly small home decor items sourced locally and from abroad.” It’s well worth a visit.

For those who like a glass of wine, the new LCBO at Front Street East & Berekely (just outside of Corktown) is set to open this Friday, May 11. At nearly 8,000 square feet, the store is sure to be well-stocked. As a special opening day incentive, the first 500 customers on Friday will receive a free tote bag.

Also for fans of libations: in recent months, Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Bistro has started offering a special Cocktail Menu from 3 – 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, featuring 30% off cocktails. A great place to spend an hour or two.

Corktown District, the three-building condo projects by Streetcar Developments on King Street East, is a nominee for the 2012 Pug Awards. Since 2004, the Pugs have honoured notable Toronto architecture. Let them know what you think about this new addition to Corktown.

Lastly, from the rumour department, users on the Urban Toronto forums are speculating about possible new retail tenants at the recently-completed 510 King Street East. One to watch.

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