News & Events: CRBA public meeting on Tuesday, Corktown Chamber Orchestra performs, & learn about coffee with Sparkplug Coffee


SLIDE INTO SPRING: The Easter Bunny (top left, in white, with the ears) visited Corktown Common on Sunday, April 5! Thanks to all who came out and an extra special thanks to Socrates Apallas of #LivingToronto Realty and Redline Coffee & Espresso Bar for organizing and for the coffee! Photo by Alex Bartlett.

News & Events for the week of April 6, 2015

Corktown Meeting Poster - April 2015

CRBA MEETING: The Corktown Residents & Business Association hosts our monthly public meeting on Tuesday, April 7! Join us at Little Trinity Church (425 King Street East, in the basement) from 7 to 9 p.m. On the agenda this month: presentations from thinc design on Corktown Parks Improvement, an update from the St. Lawrence Library, an introduction to the new community liaison at the Good Shepherd Centre and business introductions from Health Shield Pharmacy and Roselle Desserts! It’s a packed agenda and all are welcome!

CORKTOWN CRESCENDO: The renowned Corktown Chamber Orchestra is set to perform their spring concert OUTLIERS this Thursday, April 9 at Little Trinity Church (425 King Street East) at 8 p.m. Tickets for this amazing night of music are just $10 at the door, with kids getting in for free. Don’t miss it! Check out the flyer for details.

DEFRIES STREET PLANNING MEETING: On Thursday, April 9, the City of Toronto is hosting a planning meeting regarding the proposed development for 1-25 Defries Street. The meeting will be held at Nelson Mandela Park Public School (440 Shuter Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. Check out the official notice for more details.

ALUMNAE THEATRICS: On stage this week, don’t miss I AM MARGUERITE, an original play by playwright Shirley Barrie based on a true story from Canadian history. It debuts at Alumnae Theatre this Friday, April 10. You can get tickets online.

COFFEE CLASS: If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a truly great cup of coffee, Corktown biz Sparkplug Coffee can help. Join them at The Healthy Road (518 King Street East) on Saturday, April 11 between 10 and 11 a.m. This first session costs just $10. Bring a friend and you’ll both get in for free. (So, seriously: bring a friend!) Everyone who attends will receive a coupon for $10 off a Sparkplug Coffee order. Space is limited, so jump now — you can learn more online.

RICE & POTATOES & COFFEE: Speaking of great coffee, Rice & Potato Workshop has a display of vintage and upcycled home decor on right now at Redline Coffee & Espresso Bar (354 Queen Street East.) You can learn more about their great designs at their website.


  • A community update meeting on the Regent Park revitalization will be held on Monday, April 13 at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East) from 6:3o to 8 p.m. It’s your opportunity to learn about the ongoing progress of this huge project. View the official notice for details.
  • Health Shield Pharmacy will host their GRAND OPENING on Monday, April 13 at 589-2 King Street East. Come by between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to check out this new Corktown business and enjoy free coffee and 20% off all items. View the details here.
  • Friends of Corktown Common will be hosting a COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park. Come out and help keep the park clean! Visit Friends of Corktown Common’s website for details.

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