Neighbourhood News: Ice Cream, Yoga & Real Jerks

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

Groundbreaking at Little Trinity Church
Pictured above: The scene at the groundbreaking ceremony at Little Trinity Church on April 29. The church plans to renovate the three historic georgian-style houses at 399 King Street East. Learn more at Little Trinity’s Facebook page. Photo by Andrea D’Silva


It’s getting warm outside, which means only one thing: time to eat a bunch of ice cream. Greg’s Ice Cream, a longtime purveyor of cold treats in the Annex, has moved their production facility to the Distillery District and opened a counter serving cones, shakes and more. BlogTO’s Robyn Urback recently reviewed the new location and gave it high marks. Find them near that giant spidery sculpture.

After eating a bunch of ice cream, you may want to get some exercise. Which could be a lot easier come September. Equilibre Fitness has their sights set on Corktown and is in negotiations to open a “green” fitness facility with cardio equipment, free weights and yoga classes at the corner of Queen & River. Visit their Facebook page and let them know you think it’s a good idea.

The Real Jerk, the beloved Caribbean restaurant, has announced that they’ll be leaving their iconic location at Queen & Broadview at the end of the month. But have no fear: they’re set to announce their new location on May 23. Follow them on Twitter for all the updates.

In addition to last week’s news about the new LCBO located near Front & Berkeley – it opened on Friday; I got a free tote bag – it’s worth noting that a new Dollarama has opened in the storefront next door.

In Pan-Am Games news, the organizing committee announced new details about event locations on Friday, along with news that the Athletes’ Village located in the West Don Lands will be sponsored and supported by CIBC. Prince Charles will be making a visit to the Athletes’ Village site on May 22. Be sure to wave.

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