eNewsletter: counting down to the Pan Am Games, Canada Day thoughts, Corktown Coffee Delivery + more!

TRUE COLOURS: Underpass Park gets painted as part of the Live Art Festival held on June 20. Photo by metrix_feet.

Corktown eNewsletter for the week of June 29, 2015

DAY PARTY PHOTOS: BlogTO has a great set of photos from the Corktown Day Party & Live Art Festival held June 20. Check ’em out — and make sure you go to Underpass Park and take in the murals! They really transform the space.

RIVER CITY PHASE TWO: At Urban Toronto, check out the construction update on River City Phase Two as it nears completion. It’s looking great.

CANADA DAY THOUGHTS: To quote Jon Stewart, “I don’t trust any country that looks around a continent and says, ‘Hey, I’ll take the frozen part.’” Corktown Correspondent Dennis Kucherawy has compiled a bunch of famous Canada quotes to inspire you this Canada Day. Check it out here!

ADORNMENTS ON QUEEN’S PAN AM SALE: Our pals at Adornments on Queen (338 Queen East, at Parliament) are offering a special summer sale in celebration of the Pan Am/ParaPan Am Games. For the duration of the PanAm/ParaPan Games, participants and attendees will get 25% off all purchases, on presentation of ID or ticket stubs! That’s a deal worth carrying a torch for.

EXTENSION ROOM SUMMER SALE: Meanwhile, the Extension Room (30 Eastern) has a summer sale on NOW, where you can get two months of UNLIMITED CLASSES for just $150 per month. Details are online.

CORKTOWN COFFEE: Speaking of great deals, don’t forget that Sparkplug Coffee has an amazing promotion on now for Corktown Residents. For a limited time, a portion of sales from every coffee purchase made in the Corktown area will go to the Corktown Residents & Business Association for neighbourhood improvement projects. It’s a win/win proposition — you get to support your community and get fresh coffee delivered right to your door. The details are online.

PAN AM GAMES: In case you somehow missed the memo, the Pan Am Games kick off with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 10. In preparation, the new HOV lanes on major highways started today. See this map for details on affected lanes.

KINKY BOOTS, REVIEWED: Over at SongAndScript.ca, our own Corktown Correspondent Dennis Kucherawy reviews Mirvish’s production of KINKY BOOTS, calling it “absolute fun and joy.” For the sounds of it, you’d be a fool to miss out on seeing this show this summer. Check out Dennis’ in depth review here.

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  • 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.
  • Our friends in Riverside host Riverside Walks on Saturday, July 11, with guided tours and a sidewalk sale. Click here to learn more.
  • With the Pan Am Games comes Panamania, a city-wide art and music festival. Check out the great line-up of concerts and cultural events taking place in the Distillery District — you’ll want to check it out.
  • Remember! No CRBA meetings in July or August. The next meeting will be held in September.

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