News & Events: CRBA monthly public meeting with Councillor McConnell, Distillery Sunday Market, Eats & Beats Riverside + more!

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OPEN: King Street East on Friday, May 30, hours after major construction ended and the street was reopened to two-way traffic. Photo by Matt Elliott.

Corktown news for the week of June 1, 2014

As we hope everybody has already noticed, the intersection at King Street East and Sumach Street was re-opened to two way traffic on Friday, May 30, after several weeks of construction closures to allow for the construction of a new streetcar track connection. Thanks to Dundee-Kilmer and the TTC for keeping us informed as the construction process unfolded.

The City of Toronto has announced that artist Paul Raff has been selected to design a 1.7-kilometre art fence along the Lower Don Valley trail. Design for the art fence will be finalized by the end of this summer, with construction kicking off in the fall. We’ll keep you posted as the project moves forward — until then,visit the City’s website for details and links to some examples of Paul’s work.

At BlogTO, Chris Bateman has details on two condo projects planned for Parliament & Adelaide. Check it out for links to updated renders and specifics on the plans.

Events for the week of June 1, 2014

Councillor Pam McConnell will be the special guest for the Corktown Residents and Business Association’s June Public Meeting on Tuesday, June 3 at Dominion on Queen (500 Queen East, at Sumach). The meeting will take place between 7 and 9 p.m. In addition to an update from Pam and a chance for you to ask questions, we’ll also bring news about local issues and projects. All are welcome — we hope to see you there!

On Wednesday, June 4, the Corkin Gallery in the Distillery District will celebrate 35 years with their “Better with Age” reception and exhibition in the gallery space at 7 Tank House Lane. The exhibit will include important photographs from history. Things get started at 6 p.m. See the Distillery events calendar for details.

Also on Wednesday, June 4, the world famous Corktown Ukelele Jam is set to once again get strumming at Dominion on Queen with their monthly theme night. Follow their website for details. The jam session will run between 8 and 11 p.m.

On Saturday, June 7, don’t miss EATS AND BEATS IN RIVERSIDE, an annual favourite put on by our good friends just across the Don River. Between 1 and 6 p.m., Queen East between the DVP and De Grassi Street will offer all kinds of fun for kids and adults alike. Highly recommended. Visit the Riverside BIA website for all the information.

Finally, we’re excited to announce that the Distillery Sunday Market has launched. It’ll run each and every Sunday this summer at 28 Gristmill Lane. The curated market features local, fresh, unique and artisanal products — all sourced from within 100 miles. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The details are online.

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

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