eNewsletter: Project 21 consultation, free West Don Lands tours, mural updates & more!


UNDERPASSING: Artist Rolande Souliere and her team display their work-in-progress public art mural at the Bala Underpass linking Corktown Common and the Don Valley trail. Photo courtesy Waterfront Toronto.

Corktown, Toronto eNewsletter for the week of September 27, 2015

PUBLIC ART UPDATE: Over at Waterfront Toronto’s blog, Rebecca Carbin has an informative post about the new public art mural being painted by artist Rolande Souliere and her team at the Bala Underpass linking Corktown Common and the Don Valley trail. It’s looking good!

If you’re interested in learning more about the artist and her process, Rolande Souliere will be giving a talk at Dorset Fine Arts on Tuesday September 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Click here for the event details.

WHAT’S HAPPENING WHERE KING & QUEEN MEET? We’ve received some questions via Twitter and email about the construction  going on where King and Queen meet — at what was once the entrance to Bayview Avenue. The land is set to become the northern entrance to Corktown Common, with a multipurpose trail connecting to the park and points beyond. We’re told it should be finished by the end of the year.

ATHLETES’ VILLAGE UPDATE: The Beach Mirror had a good article last week about the conversion process for the Pan Am Games’ Athletes’ Village in the West Don Lands. Click here to check it out.

WEST DON LANDS TOUR: Speaking of the West Don Lands, Heritage Toronto will be offering FREE TOURS of the area on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. The tours, sponsored by the Canary District Condos, will run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. both days. Pre-registration is required – click here to reserve your spot.

WDLC MEETING: The West Don Lands Committee is set to hold their monthly public meeting this Monday, September 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 39 Parliament Street, 11th floor amenity room. (Buzzer code 182.)

TEA & BOOKS: If you’re into tea and books, our St. Lawrence Branch of the Toronto Public Library has the perfect event for you this Wednesday, September 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. Librarian Ann Keys will present her list of suggestions for your next read. Click here for details.

PROJECT 21: First Gulf’s planned development just across the river at 21 Don Roadway will have big impacts for Corktowners. To keep informed, attend the next Community Workshop on Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. It’ll be held at the Ralph Thornton Centre at 765 Queen East. Details about the project and the meeting are available at the new Project 21 website.

ON STAGE: Antigone continues for one more week at Alumnae Theatre. You can get your tickets online. Meanwhile, Corktown’s own Cahoots Theatre Company is gearing up for their next co-production, with They Say He Fell debuting at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace on Friday, October 2. Learn more about the show and grab your tickets here.


  • The next public meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association will be held Tuesday, October 6 at Little Trinity Church between 7 and 9 p.m. We’ll have more details posted shortly.

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