Corktown News & Events for the week of March 30, 2014
EASTER FUN: The Easter Bunny will be stopping by our own Corktown Common this Sunday, April 5. Come by at 10:15 a.m. (rain or shine) for a FREE easter egg hunt with chocolate treats, cider, coffee from Redline Coffee & Espresso Bar and a visit from the bunny himself! All children welcome.
GWNA MEETING: The Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association, who represent the Distillery District, are holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 30. In addition to electing their Board of Directors, attendees will also hear from representatives from the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games Organizing Committee and local MPP Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment & Climate Chnage. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Details are available on the GWNA website.
77 RIVER PLANNING MEETING: A reminder that the community consultation for the proposed development at 77 River Street and 7 Labatt Avenue will take place on Monday, March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica. (83 Power Street.) You can find the details here.
EXTENSION ROOM SALE: Our friends at the Extension Room (30 Eastern Ave) have a can’t-miss APRIL FOOLS DAY SALE, running April 1 through April 3. You’ll be able to get 15% off all class cards and one month unlimited memberships. Visit their website for details.
EASTER AT LITTLE TRINITY: On Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m., Little Trinity Church (425 King East) will host a performance of Haydn’s Seven Words of Christ, with narration and live music from a string quartet. Entry is pay-what-you-can, with a $20 suggested donation. Visit Little Trinity’s website for details.
PERCY STREET B&B: With the weather getting warmer and friends and family planning summer visits to Corktown, a reminder about the Percy Street Bed & Breakfast (6 Percy Street), which continues to be #1 (or #2, depending on the day) on Trip Advisor’s Specialty Lodgings. It’s an amazing space with great amenities — they even recently started making handmade beeswax products, including lip balm and hand salve. Visit their website for all the details.
B&B owners David & Kali also continue to do Cat Rescue. Through the spay-neuter clinic run out of the Toronto Humane Society with Toronto Street Cats, they’ve fixed all the feral cats on Percy Street and also run a shelter build program, where a crew of volunteers build shelters that have saved the lives of many feral cats. This winter the group reached their milestone of the 3,000th shelter built! You can learn about their important work with local cats here.
MADE IN CORKTOWN: BlogTO has a photo tour of MADE Design’s new Corktown digs at 394 King Street East. A welcome addition to the neighbourhood.
CHERRY STREET Y GREEN ROOF: A reminder that the Cherry Street YMCA is looking for volunteers to help build their green roof between April 27 and May 22. Inside Toronto has some details on the project and how you can help.
CORE-TOWN: BlogTO has some details on a development proposed for 93 Berkeley Street. Check out the details here.
- The April public meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Little Trinity Church (425 King East). On the agenda this month will be a presentation from thinc design on their plans for Corktown parks improvements, some news from the St. Lawrence Library about their programming and an introduction to the community liaison at the Good Shepherd Centre, in addition to a whole bunch of other local updates. All are welcome!
- A planning meeting for the proposed development at 1-25 Defries Street will be held on Thursday, April 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nelson Mandela Park Public School. (440 Shuter Street.) See the flyer for details.
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