eNewsletter: ParaPan Am Games are coming, Music in the Park at Little Trinity & Riverside Walks!

OUR “BLOCK PARTY”: The Corktown Kitchen, along with a slew of other great local businesses, got the spotlight in a recent Toronto Life article. Photo by Dave Gillespie / Toronto Life.

Corktown, Toronto eNewsletter for the week of August 4, 2015

PARAPAN AM: The Toronto 2015 ParaPan Am Games are set to kick off this Friday, August 7 with opening ceremonies held at York University. Be on the lookout for athletes in and around Corktown! You can grab tickets for the events online.

CORKTOWN BLOCK PARTY: Mark Pupo’s feature story on Corktown from the August issue of Toronto Life is now available online. Give it a read for his take on our neighbourhood’s recent development with the addition of businesses like The Corktown Kitchen, Roselle Desserts & Cocina Economica.

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MAKING AN IMPACT: Speaking of new additions to the neighbourhood, Impact Kitchen has a “Coming Soon” sign in the window of 573 King East. (That’s the building neighbourhood veterans still refer to as the “Lung Association building.”) They’re set to offer a new restaurant concept, with minimally-processed real food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can sign up for their online newsletter here. We’ll let you know when we hear about a definitive opening date.

MUSIC IN THE DISTILLERY: On Wednesday, August 5, roots/rock outfit The Young Novelists are set to take the stage at Trinity Square in the Distillery District. It’s a completely free event — find ’em there from 6 to 8 p.m.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Let your musical week continue on Thursday, August 6 as Music in the Park returns to Little Trinity Park (just outside Little Trinity Church) with a FREE performance from Common Deer at 7 p.m. The details are online.

RIVERSIDE WALKS: Head across the Queen Street bridge this Saturday, August8 for Riverside Walks, a great day-long event with lots of fun activities. The day will kick off with the unveiling of the new Sports Legacy mural at 1 Munro Street. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., enjoy the sounds of the VocalWorks Children’s Choir. There’s also the Toronto Flower Market at 659 Queen East between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., a special Culinary Adventures walking tour and sidewalk shopping all along Queen East. The details are online!

SUNDAY IN THE PARK: Friends of Regent Park and a gaggle of great local supporters are proud to present Sunday in the Park this Sunday, August 9 in Regent Park’s Big Park (Sackville & Dundas East). They promise to have Yummy Food, Local Talent, Games, Prizes, Music, Activities and Raffle Draws! Swing by between noon and 8 p.m — come one, come all!

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT: In case you missed it, Corktown Correspondent Dennis Kucherawy has been busy lately, sharing his thoughts on a great summer in the city at corktown.ca.

First, we’ve got Dennis’ thoughts on Sergio Mendes’ rocking and rollicking Panamania performance at Nathan Phillips Square. You’re going to want to buy Mendes’ new CD after reading!

And check out Dennis’ scoop on the Panamania show audiences and critics have been raving about, THE POSTMAN. Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson was in the audience on the show’s final day.

Keep checking corktown.ca for more!

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

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