Neighbourhood News: Ethel moves in, Local theatre comes Home & Comedy returns to Corktown

Corktown Sunrise by Dan PhillipsCorktown Sunrise: An early morning look at a neighbourhood under construction. Photo by Dan Philips


Welcome to Corktown, Ethel. The much-loved design shop has uprooted from Leslieville and moved into fancy new Corktown digs at 327 Queen St. E, just west of Parliament. Check out how they renovated the place in this recent blog post. And be sure to stop by and say hello.

It’s not quite Corktown, but it’s pretty darn close. Popular Carribbean restaurant The Real Jerk has announced that they’ll be moving to 625 Queen St. E, just down the street from their current location at Queen & Broadview. They’ll re-open at the new location shortly.

The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse & the Ontario Heritage Trust are leading a walking tour on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tour promises to “trace the footsteps of 19th century residents and uncover the history of Corktown.” Tickets are $10 for adults or $8 for students and seniors. Call 416-327-6997 to sign up.

Waterfront Toronto is holding an open house on the West Don Lands this Tuesday, May 29 at St. Lawrence Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. They promise a variety of short presentations that will give an overview of current projects. Worth checking out if you’re curious about all those cranes and trucks south of Eastern Ave.

Also from Waterfront Toronto: the CEO’s report from their most recent board meeting reveals that the east side of Underpass Park is on track for a July opening. They’ve posted some pretty pictures.

Writing for the National Post, Christine Sismondo has a profile on the Keating Channel Pub, located just south of our neighbourhood. It sounds like a great place for a drink on a summer day.

In local theatre news, BlogTO gives Home, a new Soupepper production at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, a strong review. It plays until June 20. The very well-reviewed Kim’s Convenience is also back at the theatre this month.

Coming this Saturday, June 2 at the Dominion on Queen (Queen & Sumach) comes the East End Comedy Revue. The very funny Sean Cullen is headlining, along with Jen Grant and Jeff Elliot. Tickets are $20.

The Bulletin’s Joshua Bailie has a summary of the most recent meeting of the Corktown Residents and Business Association. Yes, there are church pews. Come see them for yourself at the next CRBA meeting on Tuesday, June 5.

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