News & Events: Regent Park Planning Meeting, Marathon Spectation Station & Jane’s Walks


RAINY RAIN GO AWAY: A springtime shot of Corktown, taken outside the popular opening night reception for photographer Eric Morse at Gallery 402. Photo by Dan Philips.

It’s getting warmed, which means there’s a whole lot going on this week. Let’s get right to it.

In the News

A trio of articles on local subjects from BlogTO last week. First, they named 15 Gilead Place as their House of the Week. Then staff writer Chris Bateman talked to some Percy Street residents about what it’s like to live on a private street. Last, the took a by-the-numbers look at the Canary District development in the West Don Lands, with a piece that includes some great construction photos.

Speaking of construction, Urban Toronto spent some time last week touring One Park Place in Regent Park, located just north of us. Looks like it’s shaping up nicely.

Events for the Week of April 29, 2013

Tonight — on Monday, April 29 — don’t forget that Toronto Community Housing is hosting a special public meeting for Corktown residents on recent amendments to the Regent Park Phase 3 plan. It’ll take place at the Daniels Presentation Centre at 500 Dundas Street East, with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Details are here.

On Tuesday, April 30, our friends at the St. Lawrence Library will play host to novelist Karl Schroeder, author of nine books that blend fiction and futures research. He’ll be visiting the branch to discuss the impact of science and technology on our future. Things get started at 7 p.m. — check the flyer for details.

On Wednesday, May 1, the world famous Corktown Ukelele Jam convenes at the Dominion on Queen for a special REQUESTS NIGHT. Read all about it on their website.

Show ’em how funky strong is your fight at the Extension Room, Corktown’s favourite Yoga/fitness/dance studio, on Friday, May 3, when they present a Michael Jackson Tribute Allegro Theme Class. The class will pay tribute to the late king of pop and also include a video party. Should be a thriller. Tickets are just $16 and you can buy ’em online.

Also on Friday, May 3, the Gilead Wine Bar returns with libations from Somewhereness, an all-Ontario collective. No reservations required — just drop by between 6 and 10 p.m.

Be sure and rest your lungs so you can cheer loudly on Sunday, May 5 as the Goodlife Toronto Marathon passes by our Corktown Spectation Station at King Street East & River Street. Read the details here.

We’ll have more details on this in a post tomorrow, but don’t forget that this weekend is Jane’s Walk in Toronto. Visit the website to check out nearby walks. Wear comfortable shoes!

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