Corktown Common to CLOSE June 1

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Corktown Common will close on June 1 for this summer’s Pan Am / ParaPan Am Games. The park will be fenced off until after the games end. The park is expected to re-open in the fall.

This closure was always part of the park’s development. We will keep you updated as things progress. Have a great summer!

October 19: Support the Corktown/Regent Park Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Cheer Station

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On Sunday, October 19, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will run through Corktown, passing Corktown Common. Friends of Corktown Common, in partnership with 40 Oaks and the Corktown Residents and Business Association, will be hosting a cheer station to support all the runners!

There are two ways to support the Corktown/Regent Park Cheer Station

1) Come out on October 19!

From 9am-2pm, there will be entertainment, snacks and more as you cheer for the runners. Come out and show your support and experience Corktown’s biggest party of the year!

2) Support our neighbourhood champion runners!

jill-julieWe have a team of runners running on behalf of the cheer station! Jill & Julie are running the half-marathon to represent 40 Oaks. 40 Oaks, located in the newly redeveloped Regent Park, consists of 87 units of affordable, safe housing, and a 5,000 square foot community hub where people can gather, develop, and participate in activities geared to their needs. During the day, 40 Oaks hosts a meal program as well a community living room. Workshops, classes, and meetings take place in our program rooms throughout the day, and a quiet worship space is home to a weekly gathering. Want to support them? You can do so here.

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Image: TorontoWaterfrontMarathon.com

September 17: A Tour of Corktown Common

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Join The Civic Salon for a walking tour of Corktown Common! The walk will look at the park’s watershed, design and the overall development of the community. It will be led by John Wilson, former Chair of the Task Force to Bring Back the Don. He has sat on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Environmental Assessment of the West Don Lands Flood Protection and is a member of the West Don Lands Committee, CodeBlueTO and the Friends of Corktown Common.

When: Wednesday, September 17 @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: West Side of River Street just South of Queen (near the 501 streetcar stop)

Questions: email friendsofcorktowncommon@gmail.com.

For more details, check out the Civic Salon Facebook page.

July 10: Corktown Common official opening and a PARTY

Thanks to everyone who came out to the official park opening and party on July 10th – and thanks to Waterfront Toronto for putting on a great party!

The Toronto Star wrote up a great article about the park and its opening. Read that here.

Urban Toronto did too. Read that here.

Thanks to everyone who came out!