News & Events: World Cup, Jazz Fest at Dominion on Queen, Regent Park park opening & more!


RAISE A GLASS FOR THE CUP: Corktown’s Dominion on Queen is decked out in flags from around the world in celebration of the World Cup. Photo Courtesy Dominion on Queen.

Corktown News for the week of June 16, 2014

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be running through Corktown Common this comingOctober, and so the CRBA and Friends of Corktown Common are planning the first-ever Corktown Common Cheer Station. We’re looking for volunteers to help out with entertainment, sponsorship and communications, in addition to runners who want to represent Corktown as they race the course. Visit the Friends of Corktown Common website for the details.

Transit expert Steve Munro has posted a list of TTC service changes taking effect this month. Among them: starting June 30, construction at Broadview & Queen will mean Queen and King streetcars will be diverting up to Gerrard Street to Parliament before resuming their normal routes. This means there will be no streetcar service along Queen or King Street in Corktown until construction finishes on July 25. Replacement bus service will be offered. Click here for specific details.

Corktown favourite The Healthy Road is looking to expand their team, looking for health professionals and part time staff. See their website for more details.

Events for the week of June 16, 2014

In case you haven’t noticed the bevy of flags and the occasional excited horn honking, it’s World Cup season. For Corktowners looking for a great place to enjoy the games, check out Dominion on Queen (500 Queen East, at Sumach), Mill Street Beer Hall (In the Distillery District), and Betty’s on King. (240 King East, at Sherbourne.) All locations offer great beers, giant TVs and a fantastic atmosphere, no matter who you’re rooting for.

Speaking of great beers, it’s Ontario Craft Beer Week. Check out the website for a list of events, including daily happenings at Mill Street Brewery and Mill Street Beer Hall.

Starting Thursday, June 19, the TD Toronto Jazz Fest returns to Dominion on Queen with an incredible line-up of performers playing each and every night right through until the end of the month. Check out the full schedule for all the performance details.

On Thursday, June 19, our friends at Little Trinity Church are hosting their first Music in the Park event at 7 p.m., with singer/songwriter Liam Kinnon. All are invited to come out to Little Trinity Park — bring your blanket or lawn chair. Hope to see everyone there! Check out the flyer for info and for future dates.

On Saturday, June 21, the new central park in Regent Park — which has coincidentally also been named Regent Park — celebrates its grand opening. Come by between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. for music, ice cream trucks and all kinds of entertainment. Councillor Pam McConnell will be officially opening the park at 1:45 p.m. The park is located at Dundas Street East and Sumach Street. See the flyer for details. In addition, the organizers behind the Regent Park Film Festival have scheduled a series of movies in the park running every Wednesday this summer — check out the line-up here.

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