News & Events: Cool Corktown Swag, Corktown Chamber Orchestra plays Little Trinity, Valentine’s Day at Magic Oven + more!

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THIS IS CORKTOWN: Some homespun chalkboard art hanging at Magic Oven. Photo by Arthur Sinclair.

Local news for the week of February 10, 2014

Our friends at Adornments on Queen (338 Queen Street East & Parliament) have started stocking some great Corktown swag. Craft-made in Elora, Ontario by custom order, you can now get your hands on custom 5″x2″ magnets that hail King Street East, Queen Street East and Corktown, along with other downtown streets and neighbourhoods, streetcars and subway stations. Here’s a sneak peak at what they look like. The magnets run just $11.50, and CRBA members can take advantage of a sweet 10% discount.

If you’re in the market for some flowers this Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out local florists eco stems and Linden Grove, both located conveniently on King Street East.

Corktown favourite Body Blitz Spa is is offering a Valentine’s Special. For the month of February, when you book any 60 or 90 minute scrub or body glow, they’ll include one of their 12oz scrubs for an additional $15. Click here for details.

Events for the week of February 10, 2014

On Monday, February 10, the Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association is hosting their regular monthly public meeting. It’ll be held at 80 Mill Street in the Community Room, with special guest Zenia Wadhwani, the Director of Community Outreach for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am & ParaPan Am Games. Things will get started at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details.

Be sure to take a look at Dominion on Queen‘s line-up of events this week. They’ve got a packed calendar, starting with the Good Neighbours Open Mic night on Monday, February 10. Other highlights include the Corktown Ukelele Jam on Wednesday, February 12, a Valentine’s Day show presented by Pamalot and a Toronto Blues Society Harmonica Workshop on Saturday, February 15. And that’s just scratching the surface. Check out the complete calendar here.

On Thursday, February 13, the ridiculously talented and very famous Corktown Chamber Orchestra plays up another concert at Little Trinity Church. Beginning at 8 p.m., the orchestra will be playing a show titled “the sum of our parts” which will feature a diverse program of performances by Corktown Chamber Orchestra members. It’s always a great time. Tickets run just ten bucks at the door, with kids getting in for free. Click here to check out the event flyer.

Also on Thursday, February 13, Waterfront Toronto is hosting a public consultation meeting to discuss the Port Lands Planning Framework & Transportation and Servicing Master Plan. It’s an important opportunity to learn about plans to develop the lands to our south and to give your two cents. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the EMS Training Centre located at 895 Eastern Avenue. Click here for more information.

For those looking for something a little different for Valentine’s Day, Corktown mainstay the Magic Oven is hosting a showcase that’ll feature spoken word, music and play excerpts, all of which will seek to capture THE GOOD AND BAD OF LOVE. The event will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Click here for more details.

Finally, if you’re in the mood for something a little bit daring, the Extension Room — Corktown’s favourite yoga/fitness/dance studio — is offering a workshop on Aerial Silks on Saturday, February 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. You can book a spot for just $25 — sign up online.

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