Neighbourhood News: Dry Cleaning, Brunch & Buskers

Queen Street Bridge
BRIDGING: A shot of the Queen Street bridge, Corktown’s eastern gateway. Photo by Beaulawrence.

Local dry cleaning! According to some new signage, the western retail space at 569 King Street East will soon be home to Platis Cleaners, who provide dry cleaning and related services. We don’t have an opening date yet, but the sign promises a 50%-off sale as part of their grand opening.

At BlogTO, a good review of Figs, the oft-renamed brunch place at Queen & Parliament. They’ve got a great space and a delicious menu.

News from Councillor Pam McConnell’s office: the signage designating the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal has been posted down by the water’s edge. The councillor also notes that she’s “currently organizing a working group of City staff and community stakeholders to create lasting improvements to the terminal.”

As a prelude to their opening next month, the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre has released a series of mini-documentaries that explore the importance of art, music and other artistic endeavours.

Just down the road from Corktown, Scotiabank Buskerfest returns on Thursday, running through the weekend in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood. Lots going on at this family-friendly event.

On Saturday, nature lovers should head down to Tommy Thompson Park at the Leslie Street Spit for the Butterfly Festival. Returning for its fourth year, the festival is likely your only opportunity to celebrate monarch migration.

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