Corktown eNewsletter: Corktown PRIDE at Odin, Father’s Day reflections & Distillery gets jazzy

LIVING ART: Underpass Park got a facelift this past Saturday at the Corktown Day Party & Live Art Festival.  If you missed it, head down to Underpass Park and check out the new art! Photo by Dan Philips.

ARTY PARK: If you missed the Corktown Day Party and Live Art Festival on Saturday, run — don’t walk — to Underpass Park this week to check out the freshly-painted pillars. Thanks to all who helped make the event such a colourful success, including Mural Routes,  Street Art Toronto, the Pan Am Path, the great array of vendors and the army of volunteers! We’ve collected some photos on the CRBA Twitter account, and local shutterbug Dan Philips has an album of shots on Flickr.

CORKTOWN PRIDE: On Friday, June 26, Odin Cafe + Bar (514 King East) is the place to show off your true colours at the FIRST ANNUAL CORKTOWN PRIDE PARTY. Come on down to King East Toronto as Corktown shows it’s Pride! LGBT and allies – all are welcome. 2015 marks 35 years of Toronto Pride – one of the world’s largest and most important LGBT events of the year! Award Winning House / Nu-Disco DJ Chiclet will be in the house. 19+, no cover. Check out the Facebook event.

ALL THAT JAZZ: The TD Toronto Jazz Fest continues this week with live music all over the city. Close to home, the Trinity Square stage in the Distillery District will see music from acts like Suzie Vinick and Jay Douglas & the All Star band. The full schedule is here.

REGENT PARK BAZAAR: The Regent Park International Bazaar returns this Friday, June 26 featuring one-of-a-kind cultural fashion items, henna and spa stations, art activities, sewing workshops and food from more than 15 different countries. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Regent Park Boulevard & Dundas Street East, the street just east of Daniels Spectrum. Details are here.

ELEPHANT MUSIC: If you’re looking for even more music this week, White Elephant (366 Queen East) has Sean Pinchin on stage from 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. On Saturday, June 27, catch Toastr at 9:30 p.m. Check the White Elephant live music event calendar for all the details.

A FATHER’S DAY REFLECTION: On this week, Corktown correspondent Dennis Kucherawy has a timely message about fatherhood — and what it all means.


  • Starting Friday, July 10, Studio Visuals at 503 Queen East will host a Corktown Collective of Creatives Pop-up Shop. Check out the details in the flyer above — don’t miss it!
  • Our friends at Little Trinity Church will kick of their Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. with a performance by The Young Novelists. The details are online.
  • And just as a reminder: there will be no monthly CRBA meeting in July or August. We’ll see everybody in September.

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