eNewsletter: September CRBA meeting set for Sept 8, Artfest comes to the Distillery & more

ZOOMING OUT OF SUMMER: The days are going by pretty quickly. Labour Day long weekend will mark the end of Corktown’s summer. Photo by Dan Philips.

Corktown, Toronto eNewsletter for the week of August 31, 2015

CRBA MEETING: In very exciting news, we’ve confirmed the details for the September public meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8 at the Little Trinity Church Annex at 403 King East. That’s the renovated historic storefront on King just east of Parliament Street. Find us upstairs.

The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. All Corktown residents and friends are welcome – it’s a great opportunity for neighbourhood newbies to get to know what’s going on.

On the agenda this month, in addition to a host of local updates on important issues, will be a presentation from the StopGap Foundation. With their Community Ramp Project, StopGap provides a great service to local businesses, helping them become more accessible. We’re excited to hear about how StopGap can help local businesses.

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CORKTOWN NEWS: A PDF copy of the new issue of The Corktown News is now available on Corktown.ca. The Corktown News is the new name for the Corktowner, with a brand new format and layout. The issue includes a great profile of Corktown photographer Dan Philips, a first-hand account of the volunteer experience at the Pan Am Games, and the story behind the recent documentary about 90 Sumach. Plus so much more!

Download the issue here.

BIKE LANES ON THE GROW: The City of Toronto has announced that the project extending the “cycle tracks” — protected bike lanes — on Richmond and Adelaide will begin this week. Once the project is complete by the end of September, the bike lanes will run all the way to Parliament Street. You can find more details about the project and the construction impact here.

EXTENSION ROOM FALL SALE: If you’re looking for some fitness fun this fall, the Extension Room is set to launch their fall sale this week. Buy 10 & 20 class passes or an unlimited class card anytime between September 1-8 and you’ll receive 10% off. The details are online.

ARTFEST IN DISTILLERY: With the long Labour Day weekend comes the return of Artfest in the Distillery District. Running from September 4 to September 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, the festival celebrates painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Visit the Artfest website for all the details.

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

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