CRBA Monthly Meeting, Organic Food Baskets, YMCA Free Kids Day and more…

It must be heading into summer because there are so many events coming up!  Get out there and enjoy everything Toronto has to offer!

CRBA Monthly Public Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00pm
Where:  Cooper Koo Family YMCA, 461 Cherry St

Organic Food Basket Program coming to Corktown!

Starting in June receive a weekly share of organically-grown local produce, delivered right to a pickup hub in your neighbourhood!  Join Clearwater Farms and Mike at Sumach Espresso in their mission to bring farm fresh healthy food to the community.  Pickups start Wednesday June 7th from 3:30 until close at Sumach Espresso.  Home delivery is also an option.  For full program details and to sign up please visit Space is limited so don’t hesitate!

YMCA Free Kids Day – April 30th

Jane’s Walk in Corktown

Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods.  There are a myriad of walks scheduled for the weekend of May 5th – 7th in Toronto and we are lucky enough to have several in close proximity to Corktown.  Here is the schedule so you can plan out your weekend!

The “Can’t-believe-this-is-Toronto!” Art Walk
This particular walk will be led by author and local resident Nathalie Prézeau. This walk will introduce you to a few well-hidden nooks and crannies in Corktown. It will then take you to some of the best public art in Toronto before leading you through one of the best (and newest) parks in the city.
Time & Meeting Place: 
Saturday, May 6, 1:30pm (2 hours)
Odin Café and Bar – 514 King St E

Contact Photography Festival

The Contact Photography Festival starts today, April 28 and runs through the month of May.
There are many places in Corktown and close by that will be taking in this Festival.
Reception this week..

The Unsung S/heroes – May 2 – 31
Alexis MacDonald, Stephen Lewis Foundation

This is a story about AIDS and the women so rarely seen. Through stunning large-scale photographic portraits and installations, this exhibition offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of African grandmothers on the frontlines of the global AIDS crisis.
Opening Reception: May 2, 6pm – 9pm;
Where: Daniels Spectrum – 585 Dundas St E

Corktown Galleries/locations to check out – Arta Gallery, Corkin Gallery, PROOF Studio Gallery, Nook Space Art Gallery, Queen Gallery, Urban Gallery, Vistek, Front St E Promenade

Coming Soon:

  • Making Peace Grand Opening – The Nelson Mandela streetcar will roll in and the festivities will begin!  Please join in and celebrate this great exhibition coming to our neighbourhood.
    • When: Saturday, May 13 at 2pm
    • Where: Pop Up Gallery at NE corner of Front St E and Tannery Rd (in same block as Souk Tabule and Gears)
  • Regent Park Artisan Market on the Mews – There will be an array of incredible vendors ranging from food, entertainment, fashion, art and more.
    • When: Sunday, May 14 from 11am – 3pm
    • Where: Regent Park Blvd – South of Dundas, West of River
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The event at Enoch Turner mentioned in last week’s newsletter was actually held on April 25th not today, April 28th.  We hope that no one missed it!  So sorry!

Passing the Torch…

I have been doing the Corktown  eNewsletter and posting it to for the last year or so (thanks to Kara Isert for her excellent editing assistance!) and it has been such a great way to stay in touch with the goings on in Corktown.  However, I have moved to another part of the city so it is time to pass on the torch! Trevor McLeod who is on the board of the CRBA and a West Don Lands resident will be taking over.  As always, if you know of something going on in the ‘hood that you think would be of interest, email and depending on the volume for the week, he will try to include it. Thanks to all of the newsletter readers .. especially those who made it to the end of this extra-long edition!

Signing off..
Michele Cummings

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