Where to Go Skating in the City

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Despite many of us being fearful of leaving the comfort of our warm homes during the winter months, it must be said that the activities of the season are top notch. All you have to do is bundle up and you could be hopping from one Christmas Market to another, or soaring down a ski slope having the time of your life. Another fun winter activity (and a classic) is ice skating! Thankfully skating doesn’t require much of its participants, just a bit of balance and access to skates! Toronto is home to many outdoor rinks, but these are our top picks nearby.  Continue reading

Places to Shop for Gifts in the Area

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At this point in December, any remaining gift shopping you have to do would actually be considered ‘last minute’. Well, not literally last minute, but considering Christmas is this upcoming weekend, you’ve left it a little late. But that’s okay! Luckily, this isn’t a problem if you live in our neighbourhood! There are tons of different places to grab those ‘last minute’ gifts, and still have them be special and thoughtful. These are some spots you should check out to help you finish up your Christmas shopping!  Continue reading

The Nutcracker is Back in Town!

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The holiday season is made up of many annual traditions. For some it’s skating at Nathan Phillips Square, for others it’s enjoying a hot chocolate at the Toronto Christmas Market, and for many, it’s taking in a show of the Nutcracker. Since 2008 the Toronto International Ballet Theatre has been putting on a whimsical production of the classic tale for theatre-goers. This year’s one night performance will be taking place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and it will be nothing short of mystical.  Continue reading

Top Things to Eat at the Toronto Christmas Market

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Holiday traditions are different for everyone. If you were to ask a group of Torontonians what their classic holiday traditions are, it’s unlikely you’ll get the same answer twice. For some it’s skating at Nathan Phillips Square, for others, it’s taking in a Nutcracker performance, and for others, it’s going to the Toronto Christmas Market. The market is a great place to start a holiday tradition. Here you can start your holiday shopping, warm up with some mulled wine, and most importantly indulge in one of the many tasty treats. Here are our top picks for things to eat at the market.  Continue reading

Holiday Decor Ideas for Your Condo

2q-copySnow has officially fallen – the flurries have flown people, this is not a drill. With the new ‘festive’ weather upon us, we’re sent into the depths of our closets to retrieve our winter necessities. While piling on our parkas and knits isn’t necessarily our favourite task, getting ready for the holidays makes it all worth it. No matter the size of your space, you can transform your home into a seasonal spectacle. Here are some ideas to help you get your condo ready for the holidays.
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The Union Station Holiday Market is On Its Way!

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Despite reports of incoming snow falling short, the holiday season is still on its way. Whether the snow starts to fall or not, the holidays are coming. For some, this is great news – it means their favourite holiday traditions are about to begin. For others the season causes the ‘I hate holiday shopping’ panic to set in. Luckily the markets that come to Toronto during this time of year work for both types: they serve as the perfect holiday activity, while also making gift shopping super easy and fun. One such market is the Union Station Holiday Market. Here’s an overview of what to expect!  Continue reading

Everything You Can Do at St. Lawrence Market this Month

st-law-classesOur neighbourhood is constantly on the go. Whether it’s in the shops, at home, or on the street, things are bustling at St. Lawrence. This is especially true of the market. It never rests! If you’ve ever been there on a Saturday morning then you definitely know what we’re talking about. The sights, smells, and sounds are overwhelming in the best way possible. But St. Lawrence Market has lots going on aside from the market itself. The calendar for November is full with great events and classes to take part in! Here’s what you can look forward to this month!  Continue reading

5 Haunted Sites in Toronto And Their Stories

3814013686_4b3cd19aa1_bWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: our area is rich with history and so is much of Toronto. We love being surrounded by so many interesting historical buildings. There are also many historical buildings that have some interesting folklore around them. Now that it’s October, it’s the perfect time to take a peek at some of these allegedly haunted places. Continue reading

Our Favourite Condo-Friendly Greenery

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Condo living is the ultimate when it comes to the urban experience. A vertical community of like-minded city-dwellers all experiencing their chosen metropolitan in different ways. While this city life is an obvious bonus for those who love to live in condos, those with green thumbs can miss out on the gardens found outside the city limits. The good news is that condos are an ideal place for some plant species! Continue reading

Get Your Tickets for Evening at the Market

evening-at-market-headerThe St. Lawrence Market has long been the go-to spot to get delicious eats in the city. Early weekend risers are treated to first pick of the best and freshest produce out there, while those who visit the market throughout the week are likely to get their hands on satisfying nosh on their way to work or for lunch. No matter when you visit, tasty treats are plentiful. But what about at night time? Thankfully, this year’s Evening at the Market event will give you an after hours experience you won’t forget.  Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading