News: Cheer on the marathon, Brewery Studios plans & spooky Toronto walks

THE LONG VIEW: A panoramic shot of Corktown—rising in the fall. Click the image to see it bigger. Photo by Laurence Lui.

Let’s start with the big news for arts and culture lovers in Corktown. Brewery Studios is coming to the neighbourhood on November 1. Having leased 13,000 square feet across two storeys in the Dominion Building at 468 Queen East, the Brewery will house up to 40 artists alongside exhibition and performance space. Read all about it on their website for more on what looks to be a fantastic initiative—one that could further define our neighbourhood as an arts and culture mecca.

More good news from the Toronto Observer, the student newspaper at Centennial College: skateboarders are really digging the new Underpass Park.

Urban Toronto had a look at the newly built lofthouses at 510 King Street East, located around the back of the building and currently on the market – continuing the long tradition of laneway housing in Corktown!

Body Blitz Spa, set to open at 497 King Street East, has pushed back their planned opening date to November 12. They note that their renovation has been “bigger (and sometimes wilder) than we imagined.” While you wait, check out an interview with CEO Laura Polley and Senior VP Rena Polley where they discuss their new east end addition.

Two things to remember this weekend. First, the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon is this Sunday and the route includes a jaunt down Eastern Avenue. If you park on a street near there, be on the lookout for notices – you may be asked to move your car. (If you forget, like I always do, they’ll tow it to a mystery location nearby.) Second, be sure and join the local cheering section for Corktown and Cabbagetown at the corner of Trinity & Eastern. There will be live music and lots of enthusiasm from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Starting this Friday and running through Halloween, be sure and check out the Haunted Walk of Old Toronto, starting in the Distillery District and ending near the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are even special walks on October 20, 26, 27 and 30, which end at Mackenzie House, described as “one of the most haunted houses in Toronto.” Tickets are available online—if you dare.

There are too many great looking events at the new Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park for me to list here, so don’t forget to check their handy events calendar each week. Amongst other great offerings, film buffs may want to check out the Regent Park Film Festival’s Fabulous Fundraiser Screening this Thursday, Oct 11. They’re showing a documentary called “We Are Wisconsin” and also offering a meet-and-greet with the filmmakers. Tickets are available online.

Lastly, check out the custom sign added to the streetcar stop at King & Parliament. Designed by the CRBA’s own Laurence Lui, it’s a helpful (and TTC-approved) way for transit riders to learn about the current King streetcar diversion and find out about local Corktown shops and businesses.

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