News: CRBA Meeting, New Ideas Festival, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre & more

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PORTAL THROUGH TIME: From the City of Toronto archives, the junction of Queen Street East and King Street East as it looked almost 100 years ago in 1915. For more historic shots of Queen Street East, check out BlogTO’s retrospectivePhoto via City of Toronto Archives.

This week’s top story: all are invited to come to the monthly public meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association on Tuesday, March 5 at the Dominion on Queen. We’ll start at 7 p.m. I’ll be real sad if you miss it. Click here for details and agenda.

Debuting on stage this week at the Alumnae Theatre, check out the 25th anniversary of the New Ideas Festival. Starting on Wednesday, March 6, the Alumnae will play host to three weeks of “new writing, works-in-progress, and experimental theatre.” They’ve got a great line-up of works this year, so grab your tickets online.

This weekend, head to the Distillery District to check out Older and Reckless, a performance by dancer Claudia Moore, Artistic Director at MOonhORsE Dance Theatre. She’ll be on stage at Dancemakers Studio (9 Trinity Street, Studio 313) for 8 p.m. performances on March 8 and 9, and for a 2 p.m. performance on March 10. Read all about the performance here, then grab your tickets online via the MOonhORsE website.

On Thursday, March 7, the Berkeley Street Church will play host to Women STRUT for Women, a fun — and just for women — fashion event. They promise an evening of “tasty tapas, STRUT wine, a fabulous fashion show, Bollywood dancing and lively lessons, fun group photos, great give-aways and much much more.” The event will raise money for the Fred Victor Women’s Shelter. Buy your tickets online.

Waterfront Toronto has just released their newsletter for February 2013. Once again, they’ve got details on a variety of construction projects, including several notes on the Canary District project in the West Don Lands.  Neighbours near Sumach Street will want to note this section in particular:

Construction to install underground services on Sumach Street between Eastern Avenue and King Street will begin on March 4 on the west side of the street. The work includes the installation of the new stormwater system and will take approximately four weeks to complete. North/south access to the street will be maintained throughout the project, however, while the work is underway street parking will not be available.

We’ll keep you updated as work progresses.

Got a story about an event in Corktown? Email website@corktown.ca.

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