eNewsletter: Cherry Street Y survey, Sumach Espresso hype is brewing & Light Up Riverside


SNEAK PEEK: A glimpse at the interior of the new Dominion on Queen. Under new ownership, the pub is set to re-open in December. Photo by John Downs, via Facebook.

Corktown, Toronto eNewsletter for the week of November 23, 2015

CHERRY STREET Y: The new Cherry Street YMCA — set to open in Spring 2016 — is collecting feedback on their programming via an online survey. Click here to fill it out.

Reps from the Y will also be attending the next CRBA public meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at Little Trinity Church at 7 p.m.

SUMACH ESPRESSO: BlogTO has a review of new Corktown coffee shop Sumach Espresso, located right on the corner of Shuter & Sumach across from the Regent Park ice rink. It’s a delightful spot to check out. Our own Dennis Kucherawy took an in-depth look at the place a month back.

FREE THE CHILDREN: Not-for-profit organization Free the Children is set to take over the building that until recently housed the legendary Marty Millionaire. Inside Toronto has some details on their plans for the site — they’re looking at a Summer 2017 opening.

CHRISTMAS MARKET: The Toronto Christmas Market continues this week in the Distillery District. Admission on weekdays is free, while getting in on the busier weekend festivity will cost you five bucks. To get there, follow the sound of Christmas music or, um, check the website.

ON STAGE: Speaking of holiday cheer, our friends at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts are set to debut a tale of how a grumpy old man found his Christmas spirit with their production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. You can get tickets online. The show runs from December 3 through to January 3.

LIGHT UP RIVERSIDE: Our friends across the river in Riverside are also getting in on the yuletide action this week. On Saturday, November 28 check out their LIGHT UP RIVERSIDE event. It kicks off at 5 p.m. in the Mustard Seed Courtyard (791 Queen East) with music, food and the lighting of the tree. Visit the Riverside BIA website for details.


  • The next public meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association is set for Tuesday, December 1 at Little Trinity Church. (In the basement of the main church building.) We’ll run from 7 to 9 p.m., with a bunch of special guests including reps from the Cherry Street Y and a new Corktown business. All are welcome to attend!
  • The Corktown Chamber Orchestra is tuning up for their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 10 at Little Trinity Church at 8 p.m. Tickets are just ten dollars at the door, with kids getting in free. Check the event page for details.
  • The CRBA Holiday party will be at Odin Cafe + Bar (514 King East) on Sunday, December 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music, a silent auction, free appetizers and a cash bar. Come out and celebrate with us! RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming!

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