News & Events: Corktown Parks meeting, Candelight Yoga, Leslieville Flea + more!


CORKTOWN CLEAN-UP CREW: Some of the dedicated Corktowners who volunteered at Friends of Corktown Common’s park clean-up on Saturday, April 18. Thanks to all who came out! Photo courtesy Environment Ontario.

Corktown news and events for the week of April 20, 2015


CORKTOWN PARKS MEETING: Don’t forget that there will be a public presentation and feedback session on the Corktown Parks Master Plan on Monday, April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the basement of St. Paul’s Basilica at 83 Power Street. This is your opportunity to get detailed information on the revitalization plans for Sumach-Shuter Parkette, Sackville Playground, Little Trinity Church Lands, the Power Street dog park, Percy Park and Bright Street Playground. See the flyer for information.

CANDLELIGHT YOGA: The Extension Room at 30 Eastern Avenue is offering Candlelight Yoga with instructor Tyler Gledhill this Wednesday, April 22 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. The class costs just $20. Visit the Extension Room’s website for details.

LESLIEVILLE FLEA: This Sunday, April 26 is your last opportunity to visit the Leslieville Flea at its winter home in the Distillery District. Check it out in the Fermenting Cellar at 28 Distillery Lane from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit their website for details.

DEALERSHIPS ON THE MOVE: You may have noticed over the weekend that the Nissan and Infiniti car dealerships on King Street East packed up and moved to their new temporary home at 265 Front Street East. Hopefully we’ll see some new retailers in those spaces real quick. We’ll keep you posted.

FAR AWAY EYES BECOMES CLARA OBSCURA: The former FAR AWAY EYES at 295 Queen East has re-opened as CLARA OBSCURA. Toronto Life has all the details on the shop’s “whimsical merch.”

GLOBE & MAIL CENTRE UPDATE: The new Globe & Mail Centre on Front Street East has started to rise up as above-ground construction begins on the project. Urban Toronto has some updates and pictures.


  • A special lecture on the Lost Breweries of Toronto will be held at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse (106 Trinity Street) on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. Click here for registration details.
  • Councillor Pam McConnell’s environment day is set for Thursday, April 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lower Sherbourne Park. (Esplanade & Frederick.) Click here for details.
  • Our friends at Little Trinity Church are hosting an album release concert for Award-winning Canadian Jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. It’s part of their Spring Concert Series. Tickets are $25 general admission, or $20 for seniors/students. You can get ’em online.
  • Save the date! The next Corktown Residents & Business Association meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 5. We’ll have representatives from the Pan Am Games present to give details on what to expect this summer. Details will be posted on shortly.

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