News & Events: Corktown Printing Co, Regent Park Farmers’ Market, Jazz Fest continues at Dominion + more!

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Corktown News for the week of June 22, 2014

Print Preview Ltd, a great Corktown business for so many years — and the printers that allow us to bring issues of the Corktowner to your door four times a year — have rebranded and renamed themselves as Corktown Printing Company. Check out their snazzy new website. They’re conveniently located at 30 Eastern Avenue.

Speaking of Eastern Avenue, STACKLAB just opened up a showroom at 28 Eastern Avenue. They’re a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio. Check out their website for examples of their fabulous work.

Staff at city hall are looking for resident feedback on which Toronto street should be ceremonially renamed to honour Nelson Mandela. One of the option is Shuter Street between River and Parliament. Check out the rationale, and have your say by filling out the survey.

Waterfront Toronto has published their June 2014 newsletter, with lots of detail on construction progress. Give it a read online here.

BlogTO’s Natalia Manzocco recently paid a visit to Gilding The Lily, a new fine jewelry and accessory boutique that recently opened its doors in the Distillery District. Learn more at this link.

The winners (and losers) of the 2014 Pug Awards — Toronto’s people’s choice awards for architecture — were unveiled last week. Taking the award for Best Residential Building was Corktown’s own River City Phase One. It’s great to have such impressive architecture in the neighbourhood. To read the press release and view the complete list of awards, click here.

Councillor Pam McConnell has issued an alert about potentially misleading communications by an independent contractor that are made to look like official notices from the city about its downspout disconnection program or basement flooding subsidy protection program. You can read about it here. Basically: don’t trust anyone who comes to your door trying to get you to sign anything having to do with your water bill. The same goes for your gas bill. Just tell them to go away.

Speaking of water, there has been some news recently about the potential for lead in tap water across the city. It’s worth taking a look at the Toronto Star’s interactive map of testing results to check out if any homes have tested positive for lead in your immediate area.

Events for the week of June 22, 2014

On Monday, June 23, the West Don Lands Committee is set to hold their monthly public meeting at 39 Parliament Street on the 11th floor. (Entry code #182.) This month there will be a guest presentation from two new facilities coming to the West Don Lands: Anishnawbe Health Toronto and YMCA of Greater Toronto. All are welcome to attend the meeting which will run between 7 and 9 p.m.

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival continues all around the city this week. Here’s the jam-packed schedule of events for you to check out at Corktown’s own Dominion on Queen (500 Queen Street East, at Sumach):

jazzfest schedule week two

For more details check out Dominion on Queen’s website.

The other big news this week: The Regent Park Farmers’ Market is BACK, starting this Wednesday, June 25 — and then every Wednesday this summer.  In their own words: “in addition to offering fresh produce and products from Ontario farmers, the defining feature of the Regent Park Farmers’ Market is the inclusion of resident gardeners, growers and chefs from the Regent Park community as vendors. Enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, great music and artistic activities by local talents.” It’s open between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Check out the website for more details.

On stage this week, starting Friday, June 27, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts will play host to Rare Theatre Company’s production of BORNE. It’s a “piece of theatre created by award-winning playwright Judith Thompson (RARE, Young Centre 2013) in collaboration with nine performers who use wheelchairs. Watch as they share their own hilarious and heart-breaking stories in their own words and explore the myths and preconceptions about living with a disability.” You can get tickets online for performances through July 19.

Speaking of great theatre at the Young Centre, Soulpepper’s production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN continues until July 19. The Grid recently gave the show a strong review. You can get tickets online.

On Sunday, June 29, the Distillery Sunday Market will once again take up residence at 28 Gristmill Lane between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Immediately afterward, check out the Sunday Summer Music Series in Trinity Square between 3 and 5 p.m. as the band EH 440 takes the stage. The details are online.

Finally, there’s a whole lot going on across the city this week, with lots of World Cup action, a huge array of World Pride events, North by North East music plus more. Get out there and enjoy all Toronto has to offer.

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