News & Events: Doors Open 2014, Little Trinity Re-opening, Corktown Chamber Orchestra, Pam McConnell’s walkabout + more!

OFFICIAL RE-OPENING: Little Trinity Church is inviting everyone to come out and celebrate the official re-oepning of their restored property at 399 King East. Photo by drum118.

Corktown in the news

The Bulletin has a quick story on the new Anishnawbe aboriginal health centre, set to open in the West Don Lands following the Pan Am Games.

Urban Toronto has some details on the beginning of demolition work for Regent Park Phase Three. It includes a snazzy new render of the Regent Park Athletic Grounds.

News from across the river: Streetcar Developments has purchased the old Broadview Hotel, which has long housed Jilly’s, which I guess could be described as a gentlemen’s club. They plan to refurbish the building — though not for residential use. We’ll keep you posted as their plans come together.

The Extension Room, Corktown’s favourite dance/fitness studio, has published their May newsletter with tons of details on upcoming classes and events. Check it out!

Events for the week of May 19, 2014

It’s a big week for events, so get your calendars ready!

On Thursday, May 22, Councillor Pam McConnell is holding her annual community walkabout. This year, she’ll be leading a group through the changing downtown core. Planning staff will be on hand to highlight both new and planned developments. Meet at City Hall — near the new stage in Nathan Phillips Square — at 6 p.m. Visit Councillor McConnell’s website for details.

Also on Thursday, May 22, the renowned Corktown Chamber Orchestra will be performing for the final time this season at their home base in Little Trinity Church, as music director Paul McCullough presents “Land of the Midnight Sun.” The event starts at 8 p.m., with tickets running just $10 at the door — kids get in free. View the flyer for details.

On Saturday, May 24, our friends in South Cabbagetown are hosting their annual community yard sale. Hit up the area bounded by Sherbourne to Parliament, Carlton to Shuter for great deals on all kinds of items. It’ll go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association website for details.

Also on Saturday, May 24, the 51 Division Community Policing Liaison Committee is hosting an open house barbecue, featuring live music from the Coppertones, guided tours of the station, free hot dogs and pop, plus visits from the mounted unit, police dog services and the emergency task force. Everyone’s welcome to attend between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Check out the flyer for further information.

Then, on Sunday May 25, a part of Corktown’s history gets rightfully celebrated as Little Trinity Church hosts the official re-opening of the Georgian storefronts at 399 King Street East. (Before the renovation project, remember, the storefronts used to look like this.) To celebrate the end of this monumental heritage project, the church is inviting all community members to come out at 12 p.m. for lunch in the park followed by an official opening ceremony at 1 p.m. Little Trinity has all the details on their website.

Finally, don’t forget that this weekend marks Doors Open Toronto 2014, with a whole range of cool buildings opening their doors for tours. It’s always a fantastic time. Here’s a quick list of buildings you can check out in and around Corktown:

You can check out a map of all the participating buildings by clicking here.

Got a story about something going on in Corktown? Email website@corktown.ca.

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