News & Events: Pan Am Info Sessions, Neighbourhood Openings, Corktown Chamber Orchesta + more!

Corktown video of the week

Corktown News & Events for the week of February 9, 2015

WDL HAPPENINGS: Lots in the news over the past week about the almost-complete West Don Lands developments. Urban Toronto took a tour of the site and produced the above video — you can read more about their impressions here. Meanwhile, the Globe & Mail’s Dakshana Bascaramurty looks at the history of the development.

NEW BUSINESS: New Corktown businesses have opened their doors recently! A big welcome to Odin, located at 514 King East. They’ll be serving delicious caffeinated treats and other treats from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends — the hours will change once they’re issued their liquor license.

A few doors down, the Wine Rack at King & St Lawrence has also opened to customers in need of, well, wine. They’ve got a great space ready for you to check out. You can find their hours and other details here.

PERFORMER WANTED: Corktown’s Cahoots Theatre Company is currently seeking one male performer to play a role in a coming production. For details, visit their website.

PAN AM INFO SESSIONS: Representatives from the TORONTO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee, Ministry of Transportation, Integrated Security Unit and City of Toronto are holding sessions on Wednesday, February 11  to provide tips, tools, and information to help you get around during the Games this summer.

The details:

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Location: St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, 230 The Esplanade

Business Session

Start Time: 3:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm

Resident Session

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

If you have any questions or accessibility requirements please contact .

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: The famous Corktown Chamber Orchestra performs this week! Catch them at their home base of Little Trinity Church (425 King East) on Thursday, February 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are just ten dollars at the door, with kids getting in for free. Check the flyer for details.

SALE AT ADORNMENTS ON QUEEN: In time for Valentine’s Day, our friends at Adornments on Queen have got a STORE-WIDE WINTER CLEARANCE sale! Between Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 28, get 25% off all regular-priced products, including newly-arrived merchandise. Visit the store at 338 Queen Street East, near Parliament.

VALENTINE’S BREW: If you’re in the mood for romance and also beer, the Mill Street Beer Hall is hosting a Brew Lovers Ball this Saturday, February 14. Check out the details here.

ON STAGE: Don’t forget to grab your tickets for THE DINING ROOM, Soulpepper’s latest production at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. It’s on now through March 7. You can get info and tickets online.

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