eNewsletter: Corktown’s marathon cheer station, free yoga from the Y, Impact Kitchen makes an impact & more!

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SUN WORSHIP: Corktowners come out for free yoga at Corktown Common presented by the Cherry Street Y and the CRBA on Sunday. Another free class will be offered this Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Photo courtesy Cherry Street Y.

Corktown eNewsletter for the week of October 13, 2015 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

MARATHON CHEER STATION: Friends of Corktown Common and 40 Oaks are asking neighbours to come out in force this Sunday, October 18. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come by and cheer on the participants of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon as they run through Corktown!

WHERE: Lawren Harris Square (Lower River & Bayview)

WHEN: Sun. Oct 18, 2015, begins at 10 a.m. Will run until about 1 p.m.

WHAT: It’s a festival, a celebration and a fundraiser for a fundraiser for 40 Oaks in Regent Park. The best cheer stations will win prizes so the more people who come out the better!

There will be A BAND! LIVE MUSIC! NOISEMAKERS! GOOD TIMES!

MARATHON ROAD CLOSURES: Speaking of the marathon, there will be a few road closures to keep in mind this Sunday.

  • Bayview will be closed from Rosedale Valley Road to Lower River.
  • Old Eastern Avenue will be closed.
  • Cherry Street will be closed from Eastern to Lake Shore Blvd.

A full list of closures and a course map can be found on the STWM website.

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FREE YOGA – AGAIN!: If you missed the free yoga class offered in Corktown Common by the Cherry Street Y and the CRBA on Sunday, fear not — you still have a chance to yoga it up this Wednesday, October 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. The class is, once again, totally free. Email CooperKoo.CherryStreet@ymcagta.org to reserve your spot. 

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IMPACT KITCHEN’S IMPACT: A big shout-out to the staff at Impact Kitchen for a very successful opening last week. Corktown correspondent Dennis Kucherawy talked to co-founders Josh Broun and Frank Toskan and got the scoop on our neighbourhood’s new healthy eatery. Click here to learn all about your new local breakfast, lunch and dinner spot.

ODIN IN THE SPOTLIGHT: In other great business news, Corktown favourite Odin Cafe + Bar got some well-deserved attention from Canadian Interiors recently, with some beautiful photos of a beautiful space.

QUEEN STREET CLOSURES: The City of Toronto announced last week that Queen East between Jarvis and Sherbourne will be reduced to one lane each way for watermain and sidewalk work from now through May 2016. 501 Queen streetcar service will be maintained, but will likely run slower than usual. You can read about the construction work here.

ON STAGE: Interview with a Demon debuts at Alumnae Theatre on November 11, with a preview showing on November 10. You can get tickets online.

OK BLUE JAYS: With the Toronto Blue Jays finally (finally!) back in the postseason and a very important game tomorrow, we thought it’d be timely if Corktown resident Dennis Kucherawy finally revealed the story of how his nephew won the ’93 series for our Jays. He calls it the Miracle on Sumach Street. You can read it here.

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

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