News & Events: YMCA Green Roof Survey, Roselle Desserts Opens, Leslieville Flea + more!

SEEING GREEN: Help the new Cooper Koo Family YMCA plan their green roof design by filling out their survey. Photo Courtesy YMCA.

Corktown News & Events for the week of February 17, 2015

The Cooper Koo Family YMCA — opening in 2016 at Cherry & Front — is seeking input on their green roof, which features 10,000 square feet of accessible, useable space. You can fill out their survey here and let ’em know what you’d like to see.

Speaking of surveys, the City of Toronto is currently conducting a consultation on the future of the Gardiner Expressway, which needs a lot of rehabilitation. You can put in your two cents at this link until February 22.

Another Corktown business opening! Roselle Desserts has opened at 362 King Street East. Stop by at get yourself something sweet. They’re in a soft open phase until Sunday, February 22, when they’ll celebrate their grand opening. Visit them online here.

Just across the river, Italian restaurant Il Ponte has opened at 625 Queen East. They’ve got a full lunch and dinner menu featuring pizzas and pastas. Check out their website here.

We’ve also received word that the former Weezie’s space will be home to the Corktown Kitchen starting next month. Stay tuned for details.

Our friends at White Elephant Restaurant & Bar continue to bring great live music to Corktown. This Friday, they’ve got D’Arcy Good. You can always check out their calendar of upcoming acts on their website here.

On Sunday, February 22, the Leslieville Flea returns to its winter roost in the Distillery District. Find the wide range of vendors in the Fermenting Cellar between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Check the website for details.


  • On Wednesday, February 25, head to the Extension Room for Candlelight Yoga with instructor Tyler Gledhill. The class will run between 7:30 and 8:45 p.m — cost is just $20. You can learn more and sign up here.
  • As is their tradition, on Friday, March 6 the Town of York Historical Society and Toronto’s First Post Office are presenting a stage production to mark Toronto’s 181st birthday.  This year, they’re proud to present THE POSTMAN, the story of Toronto’s first African-Canadian postman, at St. Lawrence Hall. You can learn more and buy tickets here.

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