News & Events: Pan Am Path Call for Artists, Alistair Christl album release, brunch at Morning Glory & more!

CORKTOWN CLOUDS: The sky was doing all kinds of crazy things after the storm last Friday. Here’s how things looked from Corktown. Photo by Andrew Badgley.

Corktown in the news

After a nearly-unanimous vote at Toronto City Council (one councillor accidentally pushed the wrong button), the Pan Am Path project is a go. The path will work to create one continuous multi-purpose trail extending from Brampton all the way to Rouge River in Scarborough. In Corktown, this will mean some work will be done to refurbish the Don River trail. With the project receiving approval, Friends of the Pan Am Path have put out a call for artists who are interested in contributing public art to one of twelve hubs along the path. You can find more details at this link.

Longtime Corktown favourite brunch spot Morning Glory at 457 King Street East is up and running this summer with new air conditioning, a revamped menu and tasty specials. Follow their Facebook page for all the news on what’s cooking.

Don’t be alarmed if you see a porcupine around the neighbourhood over the next couple of years. He’s here for the Pan Am games.

Events for the week of July 22, 2013

On Wednesday, July 24, Waterfront Toronto is holding a public consultation meeting to discuss plans for the Lower Don Lands and Port Lands. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the EMS Training Centre at 895 Eastern Avenue. View Waterfront TO’s full event notice for all the details.

On Friday, July 26, don’t forget to head over to Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Bistro (4 Gilead Place) for another edition of Back Door Burgers. I can’t think of a better way to spend five bucks. The grill will be fired up between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Also on Friday, July 26, our friends at the Dominion on Queen (500 Queen Street East) are celebrating Alistair Christl’s CD release party. Allistair makes frequent appearances at the Rockabilly brunch and is often on stage with Dominion on Queen mainstay Ronnie Hayward. View the Dominion’s July event calendar for details.

Coming to the Daniels Spectrum for two special one-day-only performances this Saturday, July 27, Secrets of a Black Boy is an acclaimed theatrical work by Toronto playwright Darren Anthony. Tickets are $25 for a matinee show and $30 in the evening. Find all the details online.

Coming to the Regent Park Centre for Social Innovation on Saturday, July 27, B. Legère Lifestyle presents “Getting to Know You” — a networking event for professional and entrepreneurial women in the GTA. Speaking at the event will be Community & Organizational Coach Tammy Neilson. Tickets are just $25 and are available online.

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