News & Events: Music in the Park at Little Trinity, Tandem Coffee gets the spotlight & Artfest returns to Distillery District


MUSIC IN THE PARK: The music gets going at Little Trinity Park. Head down to their next outdoor concert this Thursday, July 31 as the Thomas Williams Jazz Combo takes the stage at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy Little Trinity Church.


Corktown news for the week of July 28, 2014

Some good news on the transit front: the construction work at Queen & Broadview was completed ahead of schedule, which means streetcars have returned to service on Queen East in Corktown. But be warned: track work at Broadview & Danforth have caused further diversions. View the TTC’s diversion page for details. Here’s their map of how streetcar service will work until construction finishes on August 31:


BlogTO has got a good review of new Corktown coffee spot Tandem Coffee, which just opened at 368 King East. Give it a read — and be sure to stop by and grab yourself a cup of joe.

Waterfront Toronto has published their July newsletter. As always, it contains detailed information about development updates. Always worth your time.

Speaking of development, Urban Toronto has some information about a 57-storey tower proposed for the Distillery District.

Mark your calendars! Friends of Corktown Common is planning a potluck picnic in Corktown Common for August 9. Check out their post and stay tuned for more details as the event date approaches.

You have until Thursday, July 31 to fill out the Toronto Police Service Quality Service survey. TPS is looking for feedback on your experiences interacting with police in the community. Click here to give them your two cents.

Corktown events for the week of July 28, 2014

The West Don Lands Committee is set to hold their monthly public meeting on Monday, July 28. This month’s agenda includes a presentation from Derek Goring, VP of Development for First Gulf on the Korex Site Redevelopment at Lake Shore and Don Road. The meeting will take place in the 11th floor amenity room at 39 Parliament Street (Entry Code: 182) between 7 and 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 30, the Corktown Ukelele Jam returns once again to the Dominion on Queen (500 Queen East, at Sumach). If you’ve never been to a Uke Jam before, now is a great time to check it out. Visit their website and event calendar for details. Things get jamming at 8 p.m.

The music continues on Thursday, July 31 as Music in the Park returns to Little Trinity Park. Put on by our friends at Little Trinity Church, this week park-goers will get to hear from the Thomas Williams Jazz Combo. Click here to download the flyer. The music starts at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Finally, head to the Distillery District this long weekend to check out the return of the Artfest Summer Arts & Crafts Show. Running between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Artfest is a free event featuring artisans from across Canada. Check out the website for details — and hope to see you there.

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