eNewsletter: making an IMPACT, Christmas market kicks off, more waterfront consultations & more!


CORKTOWN NIGHTS: A Corktown skyline shot shows our big and glowing neighbourhood. Photo by Anne Marie Aikins, via Twitter.

Corktown, Toronto eNewsletter for the week of November 16, 2015

IMPACTFUL: Our new friends at Impact Kitchen have earned themselves a slew of good press (have you been yet?) — the latest is a Toronto Star profile on co-owners Josh Broun and Frank Toskan. Our own Dennis Kucherawy profiled Josh and Frank for corktown.ca a few weeks ago — here’s the link in case you missed it.

DATA IS BEAUTIFUL: Over at Torontoist, they take a look at the design and inspiration behind the new Parliament Street Data Centre. It’s meant to look like an old school punchcard.

TOYOTA SITE DEVELOPMENT: Inside Toronto has an update on the development plans for the Toyota dealership site just across the bridge in Riverside. It’s received community council approval.

GWNA MEETING: For Corktowners in the Distillery, the Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association meets tonight — Monday, November 16 — in the 2nd floor community room of 80 Mill Street. The details are on their website.

YOU BETTER NOT CRY: Ready or not, the Distillery District Christmas Market begins this Friday, November 20. As has been reported in the media breathlessly, admission to the market will cost $5 on weekends. (Though kids under 12 get free admission this weekend.) This year will see a jam-packed line up of musical performances, including a show by — and I am not making this up — Dee Snider of the band Twisted Sister. The details are online.

PORT LANDS CONSULTATION: Waterfront Toronto’s consultation meetings on the plan for the city’s port lands — just south of us — continue this week. There’s a session on November 17 at Morse Street Junior Public School and one on November 18 at the EMS Training Centre. View the flyer for details.

ON STAGE: The Fireworks Festival at Alumnae Theatre concludes this week. Don’t miss your last chance to check out the great line-up of stage shows.


  • The Riverside BIA is holding their annual Light Up Riverside event on November 28 with a tree lighting ceremony, a shop the neighbourhood event and other festivities. The details are online.
  • Our flowery friends at Linden Grove are hosting a Wreath Design Class on December 5. Enquire at info@lindengrove.ca or 416-530-2427 for details and to reserve a spot.
  • The next public meeting of the Corktown Residents & Business Association will be held Tuesday, December 1 at Little Trinity Church — in the basement of the church itself — between 7 and 9 p.m. Reps from the new Cherry Street Y are set to attend and share some of their plans for the community programming in the new facility.
  • The official Corktown Holiday Party presented by your CRBA is set for Sunday, December 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. It’ll be hosted by the amazing people at Odin Cafe + Bar at 514 King East. We’ll have live music, a silent auction, free appetizers, a cash bar and more. Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook.

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