Community

 “ShowLoveTO”

 Sept 14 – Mayor John Tory and Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee, launched ShowLoveTO in association with Founding Sponsor American Express and in partnership with Destination Toronto, to encourage local tourism and foster community engagement and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic..

explore all the ShowLoveTO activities

St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA (Business Improvement Area)

Proposal for expansion documents available: Click here

 

St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre

416-392-1347

Adjacent to Berkeley Castle, the “Rec. Centre” has squash courts, a small weight room, swimming pool, meeting rooms, and a wide variety of fitness, swimming and recreational programs.

226 The Esplanade

Toronto, ON

www.toronto.ca/parks/recreation_facilities/community-centres/Toronto-EastYork.htm

Berkeley Street Theatre

416-367-8243

As Canada’s largest not-for-profit contemporary theatre company, CanStage is committed to the creation and production of the best contemporary theatre in the English-speaking world, attracting the best artists and plays in Canada, and promoting Canadian productions in international markets.

26 Berkeley Street

Toronto, ON M5A 2W3

www.canstage.com

St. Lawrence Market

416-392-7219

Over 50 specialty vendors await you in the centre of the historic St. Lawrence neighborhood.

92 Front Street East

Toronto, M5E 1C4

www.stlawrencemarket.com

Staples – Business Depot

416-368-3331

Canada’s largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, computers, office furniture and business services for the small business and home office customer.

250 Front St. East

Toronto, ON M5A 1E9

www.staples.ca 

The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre

416-363-6671

Home of COC’s administrative offices, rehearsal spaces and the Imperial Oil Opera Theatre. The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Under its General Director Alexander Neef, the company enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation.

227 Front Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 1E8

www.coc.ca

Toronto Police Service 51 Division

416-808-5100

Non Emergency 416-808-222

Built in 1899, the former West Gas Purifying House at 296 Front Street East, is a heritage designated structure. The main west house building, plus two ventilation shafts on the north side, were retained and fully restored to provide a unique setting for this modern community oriented police facility. The schematic design of the station features the main public entrance to the heritage building on Parliament Street. A public space (community room and amenities) is on the Parliament Street side. The interior of the public access area is highlighted by the spaciously open ”West Bays” and south elevation celebrating their full height for public enjoyment. The second floor within this structure is pulled well back from the south and west elevations so the windows remain unaffected.

51 Parliament Street

Toronto, ON M5A 2Y5.

/www.torontopolice.on.ca/d51/

The Distillery District

Local developers have embarked on an ambitious experiment, building a downtown neighbourhood from scratch. In December 2001 Cityscape bought the 44 vacant buildings (and the cobblestone private roads that run between them) that once made up the Gooderham & Worts distillery and have since set about creating a pedestrian village out of the 13 acre complex bounded by Mill, Parliament, Cherry and Lakeshore. The distillery is now also the proud home of the Mill Street brewery and of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts and the acclaimed Soulpepper Theatre.

www.thedistillerydistrict.com

www.millstreetbrewery.com

www.soulpepper.ca

TIFF 2020 – Berkeley Castle Courtyard Screenings

Next Screening:  Wed. Sept 16th 8pm (sharp)

Seating is limited, please RSVP

Digital film screening of “Trickster”.

Directed by Michelle Latimer and based on Eden Robinson’s bestselling novel, this series follows an Indigenous teen struggling to support his dysfunctional family as myth, magic, and monsters slowly infiltrate his life.  https://tiff.net/events/trickster

TIFF 2020: September 10 – 19

Join us Friday at 6pm for a digital film screening in the courtyard.

Please RSVP as numbers will be limited.

TIFF has given us the AOK for a big screen digital viewing in the courtyard.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on and dress warmly.

No Ordinary Man

An in-depth look at the life of musician Billy Tipton

Watch Clip

No Ordinary Man is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt and written by Aisling Chin-Yee and Amos Mac. The film is a portrait of Billy Tipton, the influential jazz musician who was revealed after his death to have been transgender.

TIFF is learning how to switch it up.  There will be socially distanced indoor screenings, drive-in movies, outdoor experiences and digital opportunities.  If you have another TIFF  film you’d like to see in the courtyard, message me, and I’ll try to set that up as well.

https://tiff.net/about-tiff-20

… On Thursday evening, with patience, we’re going to set things up, and make sure we have it all working with a viewing of Enemies of the State. 

Art for kids in the

Berkeley Castle Courtyard:

To celebrate the end of a strange summer, we  hosted  the“WAYO” children’s festival presented by Jamii (a local arts based charity) and in cooperation with Canstage.   Our Courtyard was the perfect place to ensure the safety and security to all the participants.   There was live music with a singalong, story telling, and a hoops acrobatics performance.  The children also participated in variety of multidisciplinary arts and craft.

If it weren’t for COVID, we would have never been asked to host.  We had the perfect location, and the event was a huge success.   We now hope to be able to make it an annual event.

All photos courtesy of:  @delphyphotoz