This year we welcome 4 new members to the Board of Directors, they are:
Returning Board Members
Cory Lemos – Business Member
Current Board Member and Heritage Group Lead
Louis Selmeci – Residential Member
Current Board Member and Corktown News Editor
Interested Community Members (alphabetical)
Andre Bermon – Resident
Publisher of The Bridge Community News
A resident of Queen Street East since 2011, Andre Bermon is the Publisher/Editor of the bridge community newspaper for Toronto’s downtown east neighbourhoods. Noteworthy interests are heritage/development, community affairs and small business advocacy. Andre’s goals for the CRBA include driving membership/participation, helping with committee work (development and or heritage) and establishing working relationships with other RA organizations.
Kristin Halliwell – Resident
Publisher of Dogs of Corktown
Kiel Hassanali – Resident
Bees of Corktown Project Lead
I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to Canada in 2005. I spent 12 years in engineering living and working in a number of places. Finally settled in Corktown in 2017 and instantly fell in love with the neighbourhood. Now my focus is on doing as much as I can to create and restore natural habitat with the goal of supporting native wildlife. I believe that green and wild spaces are also essential for physical and mental well being and my vision for Corktown is a garden.
Diandra Mohammed – Resident
Marketing and Advocacy Professional
As a proud resident of Corktown I have had the pleasure of watching the community grow and develop since 2011. By profession, I am a marketer with over 10 years’ experience creating memorable consumer experiences, and building iconic global brands in Canada. My leadership style is rooted in strategic thinking, collaboration, and encouraging diversity of thought and I hope to leverage my Marketing expertise to support the vision of the CRBA and drive positive change in the Corktown Community.
Cristina Rizzuto – Resident
Current Corktown Social Media Manager
Cristina is a marketing and communications professional, with experience in the publishing, hospitality, live music, and arts and culture industries. She has served as a Director for the Vaughan Public Libraries board, and currently sits on the Toronto Dance Theatre board and Women’s Art Council at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Cristina is the Marketing Manager, Performing Arts at the City of Brampton. She has lived in Corktown for 6 years.
Alexandra Sadler – Business Owner
Foundation Physiotherapy and Helping w/ Corktown Social Media
Alexandra is one of the owners of Foundation Physiotherapy in Corktown. Her experience helping people gain physical confidence shone through during the first few months of the Pandemic. During that period, her team was using social media to keep people active in their own homes to great results. She hopes to emphasize mental + physical health and wellness as Corktown continues to grow.
CRBA updated Bylaws passed by public vote on March 2, 2021. CRBA Draft By-Laws March 2021_Final.