News & Events: Clean-up Days, Rabbit Hole wraps up at Alumnae Theatre, New Business Coming + more!

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Corktown kids and a well-known bunny at the Corktown Common Easter Egg Hunt held on Sunday, April 20.

Local news for the week of April 21, 2014

West-end favourite THOR Espresso Bar has announced via their Twitter account that they’re all set to open a location in Corktown. They haven’t announced full details yet on their new location, but word is that King East residents will have something to look forward to.

Waterfront Toronto has published their April 2014 newsletter, with lots of detail on current construction projects and an early look at the public art project planned for Sumach Street.

Urban Toronto has some more shots of the rapidly-emerging data centre project at Mill & Parliament.

Events for the week of April 21, 2014

RABBIT HOLE wraps up its run at Alumnae Theatre this week, with the final performance set for Saturday, April 26. Those who have seen this show have come away raving about the performances and production. Don’t miss it — tickets are available online.

Speaking of the stage, Soulpepper has a couple of shows ongoing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss THE GIGLI CONCERT and OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Both are on stage until next month.

At the Arta Gallery in the Distillery District this week, catch the new show COLLECTIVE EXPRESSION, which features the work of 25 artists.  It’s described as “a dynamic art exhibit that embraces a variety of styles and themes, from human figures, and urban explorations contrasting with nature scenes, to captivating abstracted compositions.” It opens on Tuesday, April 22 and closes on Thursday, April 24, so get there fast. The opening reception is set for Tuesday between 6 and 9 p.m. Visit Arta’s website for details.

On Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m., the world famous Corktown Ukelele Jam returns to Dominion on Queen for another night of strumming and singing. If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to check out this local institution. Visit their website for details.

On Saturday, April 26, get a little bit vertical at the Extension Room with an Aerial Silks workshop with Jamie Holmes. It costs just $25 – grab your spot online.

Finally, don’t forget that this week is the time to CLEAN TORONTO TOGETHER. In Corktown, we’ve got two awesome clean-ups planned, with a clean-up of Corktown Common set for Saturday, April 26 and a clean-up of the Richmond Street embankment between Power Street & St Paul Street scheduled for Sunday, April 27. Both events will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to come out and pitch in to make our neighbourhood a little bit cleaner.

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