News & Events: Rabbit Hole at Alumnae Theatre, West Don Lands News, Turnout Toronto at Daniels Spectrum + more!

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News for the week of April 7, 2014

Urban Toronto takes a look at the construction work on the West Don Lands. They’ve got some interesting details on the retail plans for the new buildings too. Well worth a read.

Speaking of the West Don Lands, the Government of Ontario announced last week that a section of the land being used for the Pan Am Athletes’ Village will be transferred to Anishnawbe Health Toronto after the games, for use as a Aboriginal community health and cultural centre. Read the press release for details.

Councillor Pam McConnell reminds you that you have until April 11 to fill out a City of Toronto survey on the parks permit process. Click here for details.

Metrolinx and the TTC are running a series of public consultation sessions on the Relief Line subway. This is an important project, and will have impacts on the Corktown neighbourhood. For details, see this Urban Toronto article. The next consultation is set for Thursday, April 10 at Riverdale Collegiate Institute (1094 Gerrard Street East) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Toronto Green Community and Toronto Field Naturalists present a Lost Rivers tour of Corktown Common on Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Friends of Corktown Common has the details on their website.

Corktown mainstay Adornments on Queen has a great sale on for the month of April, with 40% off chandeliers, lamps and candleholders. Don’t miss it — pay ’em a visit at 338 Queen Street East, at Parliament.

Events for the week of April 7, 2014

Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Wine Bar has a cool new promotion on Tuesday nights, with a $0 corkage fee for diners who bring their own bottles of wine, plus a special steak frites menu item. Visit their website for details.

Lots of cool art exhibits opening in the Distillery District this month. First, at Julie M Gallery, catch Susan G. Scott’s THE WATERS OF MARCH, open through April 27. See the website for details. And over at Arta Gallery, April 8 marks the opening of COLOURSHIFT: Perpetual Motion, an exhibition exploring abstraction and visual movement. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Click here for information.

The Corktown Ukelele Jam is set for another jam session on Wednesday, April 9 at Dominion on Queen. (500 Queen Street East, at Sumach.) They start strumming at 8 p.m. The world famous Uke Jam also has a snazzy new website, so be sure to check it out to learn all about this much-loved event.

On Thursday, April 10, get your civic engagement on with TURNOUT TORONTO at the Centre for Social Innovation in Daniels Spectrum. The event, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., is a civic engagement fair, designed to help citizens learn how to get involved in their city. Several Civic Champions are set to attend, including mayoral candidates, MPs and dozens of advocacy groups. Don’t miss it. View the Facebook event for more information.

Alumnae Theatre debuts their latest show on Friday, April 11 as they present their production of RABBIT HOLE, a “moving, honest and surprisingly humorous portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of situations.” It runs through April 26. Don’t you dare miss it — get your tickets online.

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