Petitions, Art, Waterfront Tour, Upcoming Meetings…

Help Stop a Mega-Club on our Waterfront!

You may have seen the story in the Globe about the application to increase the licensed capacity of the Rebel  (formerly Dock’s) nightclub to 15,000 patrons.
You can help by signing and circulating the Waterfront For All petition  Please Act now!  The licensing hearing starts on February 9th.


Ice Breakers – Art Installation

This winter, a new series of outdoor art installations will celebrate winter on the waterfront.

When: January 21 to February 26
Where: Harbourfront Centre, HTO Park, Music Garden East, the Rees Street Parkette and the Peter Street Basin

Waterfront Tour – January 22

Over the course of the twentieth century, Toronto’s central urban waterfront transitioned from a thriving industrial port into a place for people to live, work and play. Join Waterfront Toronto for a walking tour that will lead you through the whirlwind of development in the downtown waterfront and explore the challenges, the successes and the lessons we’ve learned for the future of waterfront revitalization.

When: Sunday, January 22 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Tour starts at 60 Harbour Street and moves west to Spadina & Queens Quay West.

Toronto Light Festival

It is dark and cold out and maybe you just want to stay home and drink tea!  Well, there is going to be an awesome Light Festival at the Distillery to chase away the blues.  Who doesn’t like lights?!

When: January 27 – March 12
Sunday – Wednesday: Sundown – 10:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: Sundown – 11:00pm

What would you like to see improved in Corktown?

Section 37 Spending PrioritiesWhen developers build more height or density than is allowed, they give an amount of money to the neighbourhood to compensate.  This money is called Section 37 funds.  This is a one time payment and can be used for updates to the community. So we would like to know what improvements are important to you!  If interested, please fill in the Corktown Section 37 Fund Priority Survey.  This survey will be open until Jan 31, 2017


Coming Soon:

  • January 27 – An evening with Andrew Hyatt at Arvo Coffee
    • 17 Gristmill Lane (in The Distillery)
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • February 6 – Community Consultation for 25 Ontario St (details)
    • George Brown – 290 Adelaide St, Room 302
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • February 7 – Corktown Residents and Business Association – AGM
    • Cooper Koo Family YMCA – 461 Cherry St
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • February 8 – Budget Town Hall with Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell
    • Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter Street
    • 6:30 pm
  • February 9 – Community Consultation for 18-32 Eastern Ave (details)
    • Little Trinity Church, 425 King St E
    • 7:00pm – 9:00pm


What’s Up in Corktown?Corktown Residents and Business Association logo

The Corktown Residents & Business Association is a not-for-profit and non-commercial volunteer neighbourhood organization, open to all local residents and businesses. We hold public meetings at 7PM on the first Tuesday of every month (some exceptions – watch this newsletter and for updates). Join us and add your voice to the community discussion!

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