News: CRBA meeting, New Newsletter & A Reason To Love Toronto

First things first: tonight! (September 4!) 7 p.m.! At the Dominion on Queen! A meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association! You should come—and bring a friend or two. A copy of the agenda is available for download by clicking here. Hope to see you there.

In other CRBA news, residents in the neighbourhood should have received the fall edition of the Corktowner Newsletter. Lots of great items in this issue, including a look at the BIXI bike-sharing program, some great business profiles and a look at Edna Dixon’s historical impact. The newsletter is available as a pdf if you, like me, shun paper.

Every month, Toronto Life magazine picks a Reason To Love Toronto. This month, their pick is Underpass Park. It’s an attraction that seems to have put Corktown on the map for a lot of people.

Urban Toronto takes a tour of the River City development at King & River and brings back some cool pictures. The project is developing fast and has some interesting architectural flourishes.

Also on Urban Toronto: a look at the new Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, which is set to have its official opening on September 22.

Just across the river from us, BlogTO reviews the new Riverside Public House. According to them, the restaurant/music venue offers a great menu, reasonable prices and a cool vibe.

If you’re looking for something musical to do in Corktown this week, be sure to check out this month’s edition of the Corktown Ukelele Jam at Dominion & Queen on Wednesday, September 5. Corktown’s Ukes are, I’m told, world famous. This month’s theme is the music of a little-known British band named after bugs.

On stage and kicking off at the Young Theatre in the Distillery this month for a limited run: Death of a Salesman. Try not to spoil the ending. Tickets are available online.

And, lastly, our east-end neighbours in Cabbagetown are holding their annual Festival this weekend, starting on Friday. You’d be a fool to miss it.

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