News & Events: CRBA public meeting Tuesday, Corktown’s “Kaleidoscope corner” & downtown east mayoral debate


EYES TO THE FUTURE: The first of Shalak Attack’s murals takes shape on the pillars supporting the Richmond/Adelaide overpass. Photo by Matt Elliott.

Corktown News & Events for the week of October 6, 2014

You and your family and friends are duly invited to attend the October public meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association on Tuesday, October 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. We’ll be meeting this month at the Little Trinity Church Annex at 403 King East. If you’ve never been to a CRBA meeting before, this month is a great month to start. We hope to see you there!


A local mayoral debate will take place this Wednesday, October 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum. Candidates Olivia Chow, John Tory, Doug Ford and Ari Goldkind are expected to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a community reception with light refreshments being offered at 6 p.m.

Corktown got some more press this week, as the Toronto Star’s Vicky Sanderson paid a visit to the “Kaleidoscope Corner” of Queen Street East & Berekeley Street, taking a look at Corktown design store favourites like Ethel and Vintage Fine Objects.

Speaking of Corktown design stores, the much-loved Adornments on Queen has published their October newsletter. You can take a look here. As always, they’ve got some fantastic sales lined up for October. Pay ’em a visit at 338 Queen Street East, near Parliament.

In other news, the Toronto Star’s Christopher Hume has taken a stroll through the Pan Am Village and likes what he sees. The Star also had an update on Cherry Street streetcar service along the new right-of-way, which won’t start until 2016.

Across the river, Urban Toronto has some more details on the ambitious Riverside Square development being advanced by Streetcar Developments. Lots of interesting details.

If you’re in an artistic mood this week, head down to the Arta Gallery in the Distillery for the debut of artist Mike Smalley’s ALTERED SPACES. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit itself will be on display through October 20. Check the website for more details.

In theatre news, Why Not Theatre in association with Soulpepper are set to debut A BRIMFUL OF ASHA at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts this week, with shows running through to October 11. You can check out the details and buy your tickets here.

And don’t forget about the other great theatre taking place in and around Corktown. At Alumnae Theatre, ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS is set to wrap up its on stage run on Saturday, October 11, while over at Daniels Spectrum THE MOUNTAINTOP continues through to October 19.

Lastly, don’t forget about the upcoming Friends of Corktown Common Marathon Cheer Station, set for Sunday, October 19! There are a lot of great ways you can support the community, so head on over to the Friends of Corktown Common website to learn more.

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