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Corktown— See it before it's gone!

By Coralina Lemos.

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Sunday, May 7

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Language: English 

Theme: Advocacy and Politics, Arts and Culture, Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Community.

Accessibility: Uneven terrain, Fast-paced walk, Busy sidewalks, Indoor stops, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification.


Today’s urban development is transforming the look and feel of Toronto’s streetscape and historic Corktown is no exception. Once referred to as a village, this blue-collar neighbourhood served the needs of early century immigrants. Among its workers’ cottages and rowhouses the area has three historic churches.


The reality of a post-Covid era is that many neighbourhoods are being reshaped by modern expressions like Ministers Zoning Orders (MZO), Bill 23, and Land Assembly.


Join us in this walk and see where the next glass tower reiteration is expected to affix itself to Corktown’s built heritage. Throughout this ramble participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on some of Jane Jacob’s famous quotes.


This walk will go on if it rains. Led by a Corktown resident and book author.

  • Walk Start Location: Corktown Neighbourhood: Meet at the southeast intersection of Parliament and Adelaide Streets.
    Holding an orange and white “Walk With Us” sign

  • Walk End Location: 461 King Street East.

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