News: Winterlicious, Film Noir Syndicate & Art

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OLD CROSS: From the City of Toronto Archives, a photo of the church at the corner of King Street East & Bright Street in Corktown, circa 1899. Photo via Urban Toronto’s “Then & Now” photo series.

Things are a big quieter in Toronto during the winter months, but there’s still a bunch of things for Corktowners to check out this week.

Reservations for Winterlicious are now open. Running from January 25 to February 7, the culinary event offers prix fixe meals at some of the city’s best restaurants. A number of local eateries in the Distillery District are taking part, including Archeo, Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, and Tappo. A bit further afield, there’s also The Chef’s House on King Street East, and Prohibition in Riverside.

Vintage design store Ethel got a bit of profile via the Toronto Star this week. Shopping guru Vicky Sanderson described the recent Corktown favourite as a “fave [with] the bloggers who responded when I asked for top spots in Toronto for mid-century modern.” Visit Ethel at 327 Queen Street East.

The Distillery District is a fantastic spot to stretch your artistic muscles. Opening January 17, art lovers should check out an exhibit by artist Laurence Nerbonne. It runs until February 10 in the Cooperage Space of the Thompson Landry Gallery. Visit the website for more details.

Councillor Pam McConnell has put her latest newsletter up for download. Check it out at this link.

On Friday, January 18, the back room of the Dominion on Queen is playing host to another screening by the Toronto Film Noir Syndicate. This month, they’re showing the hard-to-find 1948 film “Raw Deal.” The doors open at 8 p.m., with tickets going for just five bucks – learn more at their website.

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