Illustration by Jeremy Kai, from Torontoist. See full illustration here.
Every year, Torontoist puts together a list of Toronto’s heroes and villains, who either helped or harmed the city in some way. And this year, Corktown Common is a hero! Very cool!
They said the park “demonstrates how aesthetic, environmental, and recreational needs can be realized and met in a space Torontonians can be proud of” and “we imagine the park will become a community gathering place, an oasis amid the desert of concrete and glass.”
We couldn’t agree more. Thanks Torontoist!
Be sure to check out all the other heroes who made the city great — and the villains who made it worse — this year over at Torontoist. They will reveal the superhero and supervillian of the year at 4 p.m. on January 1.
In exactly one week, on October 20, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be running through Corktown and around Corktown Common. We will be having a cheering station in Underpass Park, so come on out to support runners!
Only the full marathon will be making it’s way to Corktown and runners are expected to come through the park between 10:30am and 2:30pm. Come out rain or shine — the underpass will keep you dry! There will be music and good times for all, so bring your best signs and biggest cheers!
Click on the image to see a full-size map.
Never been to Underpass Park, but want to join us? Underpass Park is on River Street, south of King Street.
On Saturday, October 5, we will be hosting our first-ever meeting. If you’re interested in volunteering or want to know more about who we are and what we are trying to do, you should come on out.
We are planning to have a second meeting in the spring to plan activities for 2014. This first meeting is just an informal session to get the group rolling. Hope to see you there!
Never been to the park? It’s on River Street, south of King Strett. The pavilion is the structure on the south end of the park.
This is a brand-new group focused on celebrating and protecting the new park, Corktown Common. We’re also on Facebook, so join us there!
We will be having our first public meeting in October 2013. If you want to get involved before then, email us: friendsofcorktowncommon[at]gmail[dot]com. We’d love to hear from you!