News & Events: Corktown Common wins another award, cooking class at The Healthy Road, CPLC Town Hall Meeting + more!

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Corktown News & Events for the week of November 16, 2014

PARK LIFE: The much-loved Corktown Common was the recipient of another award as Popular Science Magazine put it on their annual Best of What’s New list. We’re starting to think people like this park. Urban Toronto has the details.

FIREWORKS ON STAGE: The FireWorks Festival continues at Alumnae Theatre all this week, with a great line-up of new full-length plays developed at Alumnae, associated workshops, panel discussions and other events. You can find a schedule and ticket details at Alumnae’s website. The festival runs through November 30.

COP TALK: Our 51 Division Community Policing Liaison Committee is holding a town hall meeting on Wednesday, November 19, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m at Wellesley Community Centre (495 Sherbourne). The meeting will work as an opportunity to meet your CPLC reps, learn more about the CPLC’s role in local policing and ask questions. Check out the flyer for more details.

COOKING CLASS: Corktown’s Healthy Road (518 King East) is hosting a pre-natal/family cooking class on Saturday, November 22 at 1 p.m. Come and learn about the how-to’s of nutrition and delicious prenatal cooking with Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert Kate Matthew in this 1.5 hour cooking demo. Only $50.00 per person. Register at —  all participants will receive 10% off all in store purchases that day.


  • On Monday, November 24, local chef Jamie Kennedy is bringing back the Local Food Movement with a dinner event in collaboration with the Ontario Water Sake Company. The evening will include a 6:30 p.m. reception a the Ontario Water Sake Company in the Distillery District, followed by a 7:30 p.m. four course dinner at the Gilead Wine Bar. Cost is $120 per person. Make reservations by calling 647-288-0680. You can learn more at Chef Kennedy’s website.
  • Also on Monday, November 24, our pals at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse are hosting a lecture with John G. Geiger, author, CEO of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and one of the key figures in the recently-in-the-news expedition to find one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 with proceeds going to support Toronto’s First Post Office Museum. Learn more at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse website.
  • Christmas is coming, whether you’re ready for it or not. Some upcoming events to be aware of. The Distillery Christmas Market kicks off on November 28. Our friends in Riverside are set to hold their tree lighting ceremony and shop the neighbourhood event on November 29. And Soulpepper’s production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Young Centre for the Performing Arts on November 30. Ho Ho Ho.
  • And hey, don’t forget. Your Corktown Residents & Business Association will host its next monthly public meeting on Tuesday, December 2 at the Little Trinity Church Annex. Details will be posted soon.

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