News & Events: Corktown Common praise, local art on display, Adornments on Queen summer clear-out

LOOKING FAMILIAR: BBC America’s Orphan Black made a police station out of this Corktown building on King East next to the overpass. Screen capture via Torontoist.

Corktown in the News

Corktown Common continues to win high praise as probably the best new park to come to Toronto in recent memory. In a super positive review, BlogTO’s Rick McGinnis writes that the Common “sets the standard for Toronto parks.”

At Torontoist, David Fleischer turns his Reel Toronto lens toward BBC America’s Orphan Black, which I have yet to watch but have heard many good things about. Turns out a lot of the show is shot in Corktown. See if you can spot your house.

Corktown fave Adornments on Queen has just released its August newsletter. The big news this month: a summer clear-out sale that will see all items marked down by at least 25%. For outdoor/gardening items like pots and patio furniture, you can save 35%. An offer too good to miss. Visit the store this month at 338 Queen Street East.

Stop by C’est What in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood this month and enjoy more than just their great beer list. Local artist — and ace photog — Dan Philips has several paintings on display at the bar. Learn about Dan’s work here.

Events for the week of August 6, 2013

On Wednesday, August 7, the world famous Corktown Ukelele Jam returns to the Dominion on Queen for a special theme night with a great line-up of performers singing your favourite ONE HIT WONDERS. I sure hope someone does Fastball’s “The Way.” Find the details online.

Also on Wednesday, August 7, a special one night art event comes to the Arta Gallery. The Emanate Gallery Exhibit will feature “explosive works from 19 incredible artists.” Tickets are $20 at the door. Learn about the vent on Facebook.

On Friday, August 8, Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead is once again your burger hook-up as Back Door Burgers returns. Five bucks gets you a burger. Fries available too. Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Find ’em at 4 Gilead Place, off King Street East.

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