News & Events: Corktown Common officially opens, Music in the Park at Little Trinity & more!

LIVE LIKE COMMON PEOPLE: The scene at the official opening of Corktown Common on Thursday, July 10. Photo by Dan Philips.

Local News for the week of July 14, 2014

The grand official opening of Corktown Common on Thursday, July 10 was a huge success. Thanks to all Corktowners who came out to mark the occasion. Councillor Pam McConnell has a report from the official opening ceremony, while Metro News has more about all the great features of the park. Meanwhile, local photographer Dan Philips has a great album of photos from the opening party.

A reminder that StreetARToronto is working with the CRBA to get awesome art murals painted on the columns supporting the Richmond/Adelaide overpasses. If you want an opportunity to have your say on this exciting project, check out our post here.

Urban Toronto’s latest Throwback Thursday feature looks at the building at the corner of King East & Berkeley. Give it a look to take a trip down memory lane.

Events for the week of July 14, 2014

Lots going on at Corktown’s renowned Dominion on Queen (500 Queen East, at Sumach) this week! Perfect entertainment for the summer.

  • On Monday, July 14, check out the Good Neighbours Open Mic — a good time whether you want to perform or just watch. Sign-ups open at 7:30 p.m., with the first acts taking the stage at 8 p.m.
  • On Tuesday, July 15, comedian Simon Rakoff holds a release party for his new album SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS at 8 p.m. I am pretty sure you won’t be branded an idiot if you come! Check out Simon’s website for more info.
  • And on Thursday, July 17, the Toronto Blues Society presents The Sinners Choir at 9:30 p.m.

And that’s not all! Check out the Dominion’s full July events calendar for all your entertainment options.

On Thursday, July 17, Music in the Park returns to Little Trinity Park. Put on by our friends at Little Trinity Church, this week you can catch a great outdoor performance from Queen of the Fleet. The music starts at 7 p.m. — bring a blanket or lawn chair. Check out the flyer for full details.

And for more musical entertainment, head down to Trinity Square in the Distillery District this Sunday, July 20 for music from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Conway. He’ll take the stage between 3 and 5 p.m. Check out the Distillery District events calendar for more info.

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