News: CRBA meets, Chamber Orchestra and Neighbourhood Remembrance Day

THE VIEW FROM HERE: Corktown’s new mural by local artist Gary Smith, located on the west side of Sackville Park on King Street East. Photo by Matt Elliott.

Your top priority this week should be attending the monthly meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association this Tuesday, November 5. Our special guest will be Councillor Pam McConnell. A full agenda will be posted in advance. As aways, we’ll be meeting at the Dominion on Queen at Queen & Sumach.

And if you’re not planning to rush home to watch the U.S. election results roll in like a giant nerd, attendees may want to stick around the main room at the Dominion for “Working Class Hero,” a night of protest songs.

The official reveal event for the new Corktown Neighbourhood Mural, located just west of Sackville Park, will take place this Thursday, November 8 at 10 a.m. Come out to show your appreciation for this new piece of Corktown by local artist Gary Smith. To get you fired up, here’s a video of the mural and Gary by Walter Zenko.

Also on Thursday, the Corktown Chamber Orchestra presents a new concert with Stravinsky’s Appolon at Little Trinity Anglican Church at 8 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10 while children get in free. Visit the Orchestra’s website for more details about this Corktown institution.

Running from November 7 to November 10, the Regent Park Film Festival will be in full swing this week with a variety of films being presented. Film buffs should check the schedule for details.

An event celebrating the life of the late Michael Comstock, who was very engaged in the community throughout Old Town Toronto, is set for Saturday, November 10 between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Hot House Cafe at Church Street and Front Street East.

On Sunday, November 11, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse and Little Trinity Church are offering Corktown residents an opportunity to pay their respects to the fallen. The service is set to begin at 10:30 outdoors at the cenotaph in Little Trinity Lands Park. A reception will follow.

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