eNewsletter: ParaPan Am Games come to a close, Ward Boundary Options report released, live music + more

A NEW DAWN: The Toronto 2015 ParaPan Am Games have come to a close, marking the end of Corktown’s Pan Am summer. Photo by Dan Philips.

PAN AM END:  The ParaPan Am Games have come to a close, which means the athletes are currently vacating the Athletes’ Village. We should slowly start to see things return to normal in our cozy corner of Toronto. We’ll provide information about the re-opening of Corktown Common and major roadways (like Cherry Street) once we get the official word.

If you’re looking for some merchandise to remember Corktown’s Pan Am Summer, the Pan Am Store is offering a clearance sale. Get yourself a stuffed Pachi doll.

CRBA SEPTEMBER MEETING: We have officially scheduled the next public meeting of the CRBA for Tuesday, September 8. This is a change from the previously posted date. Please adjust your calendars accordingly. We’ll have details on venue and agenda posted shortly.

DRAW THE LINES: The City of Toronto is currently in the process of redrawing its ward boundaries to account for population growth. A report with five options has been released for public consideration. You can view the report here and look at the options here. Public consultation sessions will be held this fall — we’ll have the details posted at corktown.ca.

A BRIGHT STREET: The Globe & Mail had a neat article this weekend about the tight-knight community that calls Corktown’s Bright Street home. You can read it here.

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC: There’s lots of music happening in the neighbourhood this week.

On Wednesday, August 19, Melissa Payne plays Trinity Square in the Distillery District at 6 p.m. Get the details here.

On Thursday, August 20, Music in the Park returns to Little Trinity Church with a performance by the Conor Hall Trio with KIN. The show gets started at 7 p.m. Information is available online.

And on Friday, August 21, our pals at White Elephant have Ryan Carr playing between 7 and 10 p.m. You can view White Elephant’s live music calendar here.

RUN CLUB: Several tenacious Corktowners recently connected on Twitter to start a Corktown Run Club. The next run will take place this Thursday, August 20. There’s usually beer afterwards. Follow the #CorktownRunClub hashtag on Twitter to get involved.

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

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