eNewsletter: Corktown Day Party & Live Art Festival takes over Underpass Park this Saturday

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Corktown eNewsletter for the week of June 16, 2015

PARTY TIME: Love Corktown? Show your neighbourhood pride at the FREE Corktown Day Party & Live Art Festival taking place this Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Underpass Park— right here in Corktown!

The event will be a multi-arts festival celebrating mural, graffiti and street art, with live music, performances, food vendors, fun & games and MORE!

The day-long party will feature a smudge ceremony performed by Elder Duke Redbird, the live painting of the Street Art Toronto underpass mural by artists Labrona and Troy Lovegates, plus FREE arts activities for kids and adults of all ages!

For details, click here – hope to see everyone there!

PANAMANIA & THE POSTMAN: Corktown Correspondent Dennis Kucherawy has another exclusive story this week, talking about the recent illumination of the Queen Street bridge and the bridge’s connection to THE POSTMAN, a stage production that tells the story of Toronto’s first black mail carrier in Toronto.

The show is part of the Panamania cultural festival taking place this summer alongside the Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games. For details, check out Dennis’ story.

REASONS TO LOVE TORONTO – CORKTOWN EDITION: Toronto Life recently published their annual REASONS TO LOVE TORONTO issue, with our ‘hood featured prominently. The magazine pointed to the buzz related to the Pan Am Games, citing great new local businesses like The Healthy Road, Odin & Roselle Bakery. Toronto Life also raved about the city’s public art, highlighting the Underpass murals at King & Sumach.

Great to be noticed, isn’t it?

ATHLETES’ VILLAGE UNVEILED: With the Pan Am Games just 24 days away, media and neighbourhood groups — including your Corktown Residents & Business Association — were recently given an opportunity to tour the athletes’ village. You can check out photos at Urban Toronto and at the National Post. It all looks to be coming together nicely!

PAM MCCONNELL’S COMMUNITY WALKABOUT: Deputy Mayor & local councillor Pam McConnell holds her annual community walkabout this Wednesday, June 17 at 6:15 p.m. This year, the walk will focus on the newly-renovated Queens Quay. Meet at the southwest corner of The Esplanade & Lower Sherbourne. More details are on Pam’s website.

Speaking of Queens Quay, Waterfront Toronto will stage the official grand opening of the redesigned roadway this Friday, June 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. All the info is online.

EXTENSION ROOM OPEN HOUSE: Corktown’s much-loved EXTENSION ROOM has their SUMMER OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They’ll have five dollar classes all day long, plus door prizes and summer smoothies. It’s a great chance to check out Toronto’s premier dance & fitness studio – don’t miss it. The schedule is online.

Got a story about something going on in Corktown? Email website@corktown.ca.

 

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