News & Events: Tour of Corktown Common, King East Design District Festival & Pan Am games tickets

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Corktown News & Events for the Week of September 15, 2014

On Wednesday, September 17, join the Civic Salon for a walking tour of Corktown Common — Corktown’s world famous new park. The walk will look at the park’s watershed, design and the overall development of the community. It will be led by John Wilson, former Chair of the Task Force to Bring Back the Don. Meet on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m., on the west side of River Street, just south of Queen Street East. The details are on the Friends of Corktown Common website.

The Toronto Star had an article recently about Streetcar Developments’ Riverside Square proposal, a plan that seeks to transform Queen East just across the river from Corktown — and could include a grocery store. There’s lots of info to dig into here so check it out.

Tickets for the many events that will part of this coming summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games go on sale today. You can find all the information you need online.

Speaking of tickets, don’t forget that Alumnae Theatre’s new show ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS debuts next week on Friday, September 26. You can find tickets and more information on Alumnae’s website.

Beer aficionados and would-be chefs may also be interested in an upcoming event at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. On Wednesday, October 15, the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse foundation will host a Cooking with Canadian Craft Beer event with David Ort, author of The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook, and Jordan St. John, Canada’s only nationally syndicated beer columnist. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available online and cost $40.

Don’t forget that the King East Design District festival is set for this Saturday, September 20. KEDD is Toronto’s largest public festival celebrating contemporary design, curated for charity with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Installations curated by top local and international designers and artists will span the neighbourhood, transforming the streets, starting in St. James Park, running along King from Church to east of Parliament, and running along Adelaide from Church to Parliament. Find out more information at the KDD website.

Finally, the Dominion on Queen’s Facebook page gives a hint at their ongoing renovation work. That’s a nice looking tin ceiling.

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