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!





Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Neighbourhood Challenge is coming to Corktown!

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Friends of Corktown Common and the Corktown Residents and Business Association are teaming up to bring the first-ever Corktown Cheer Station to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! The marathon is taking place on October 19, 2014, and the neighbourhood challenge is a great way to come out and support the runners – while in turn getting support for a local charity and neighbourhood!

We’re looking for a few good men and women to help out in the following areas:

  • Entertainment
  • Sponsorship
  • Communications
  • Runners to run for Corktown!
  • If you are interested in helping out, email friendsofcorktowncommon@gmail.com. We’re also looking for a great local charity to support, so if you have any ideas, send them our way!

    May 4: Goodlife Toronto Corktown Cheer Station

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    Brendan Kelly, winner of the 2012 Goodlife Toronto marathon, hits the 22 kilometre mark in Corktown. Photo by Andrew Badgley.

    Once again, the Goodlife Toronto Marathon will run right through Corktown — and pass by our very own Corktown Common! (Here’s a map!)

    Join us to cheer on all the runners taking part in the Goodlife Toronto Marathon! Remember to bring signs, noisemakers and anything else that will inspire fast feet.

    When: Sunday, May 4 @ 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Where: Underpass Park (just south of the King and River intersection)

    Questions? Email friendsofcorktowncommon@gmail.com.

    Check out the Facebook invitation here. Invite your friends!

    May 3 & 4: Jane’s Walks in Corktown Common

    Jane’s Walks are a great way to explore Toronto! More than 80 walks will happen May 2-4 all throughout the city! You can check them all out at the Jane’s Walk website, but we wanted to highlight the two are that going right through Corktown Commonn.

    May 3: West Don Lands and Pan-Parapan Am Athletes’ Village Walk

    The West Don Lands Committee and Waterfront Toronto invite you to explore new parks, heritage buildings and the Panparapan Athlete’s Village

    For more information can be found on the Jane’s Walk website.

    May 4: Corktown Photo Walk for Kids

    Budding photographers can explore and take pictures of Toronto’s newest urban park.

    More information can be found on the Jane’s Walk website.

    Photo by Andrew Badgley, Creative Commons

    April 3: Join the brand new CRBA Parks, Public Realm & Open Spaces committee!

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    The folks at Corktown Residents & Business Association (CRBA) are starting a brand-new committee and are looking for a few good people!

    The next committee meeting is THIS week!

    Date: Thursday April 3rd

    Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

    Location: Dixon Hall Employment Services (489 Queen St. E., #300)

    There are lots of great ways to get involved, including:

    • City of Toronto Parks Levies: Over the next few years, the City of Toronto will invest hundreds of thousands of dollars from development park levies into local community parks. We need the community’s help to provide input into what these park improvements will look like.
    • Public Art Initiatives: There are numerous opportunities for streetscape improvements through the City’s StreetARToronto program. We need people to help guide these initiatives.
    • Friends of Corktown Common: The Friends of Corktown Common will be looking for ways to animate this new jewel in the City. If you have any ideas or can volunteer for an event, we can use your help.
    • Clean Toronto Together 2014: The CRBA will once again be putting together teams for the City’s annual Clean Toronto Together program. We need all hands on deck on April 26 & 27 to help with spring cleaning.
    • And many more!

    If you want to help with park improvements and streetscape beautifications or you have an idea you want help bringing to life, please join us on April 3rd. Please RSVP by emailing me at home@arthursinclair.ca.

    We hope to see you there!