Our Top IKEA Picks for Condo Living

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A few weeks ago, something very exciting may have arrived on your doorstep – and no, we’re not talking about that delicious pizza you ordered – we’re talking about the new, much-anticipated 2017 IKEA Catalogue! For lovers of affordable, stylish, Scandinavian design, this is always something worth celebrating, and a bit of a big deal. Looking through the catalogue you’ll see that after 40 years, Ikea Canada has still got it. Here are our top picks that are perfect for condo living!  Continue reading

The Architect’s Picks: Favourite Cultural Landmarks in the Neighbourhood

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When it comes to the design of The St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, we have architectsAlliance and the brilliant mind of Peter Clewes and his team to thank for that. aA has tackled many notable projects throughout the city have certainly made their mark on Toronto. Naturally, this makes them an expert when it comes to our area and the city in general. We took some time to chat with Peter, their principal architect, about some of his favourite cultural hotspots in our neighbourhood and went ahead and mapped them out. See what his top picks are and what he has to say about each of them below!

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Get Ready to Laugh at JFL42!

12065778_896332787068968_8569664028338109019_nThere is no better feeling than laughing so hard your sides hurt. Better yet – laughing so hard you’re weeping. Thankfully there are plenty of TV shows, movies, and YouTube videos that keep us in stitches year round. But nothing beats live comedy from the greats themselves. Live comedy is the best because it perfectly combines excitement, laughter, and fear – fear of being singled out in the crowd – together to create an amazing evening. This Fall marks the return of Toronto’s JFL42 Comedy Festival. Here’s everything you need to know. Continue reading

5 food blogs that will inspire your St. Lawrence Market grocery shop

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We’re constantly counting our blessings for having such an amazing place to shop for local produce and other products, so close to home. The St. Lawrence Market is a staple in the community and one of the best places to spend your Saturday morning buying groceries! That being said, with all these amazing and unique products at your fingertips, sometimes it can be hard to think of what to cook them up with. That’s why this week we’re going to share some of our favourite food blogs with you – to make it easier to put those St. Lawrence Market purchases to good use! Continue reading

Toronto Farmers’ Markets To Put On Your Bucket List

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The list of reasons summer in Toronto is incredible seems to be never ending. The plethora of patios, the endless ice cream options, and best of all, the farmers’ markets! Summer is a great time to take advantage of all the fresh, seasonal produce and eat well. The city of Toronto is incredible in terms of farmers’ markets, boasting well over 20 different options, that can be found in all corners of the city. Here’s a list of 5 of our favourites, that are just a hop, skip, and a streetcar away.  Continue reading

Celebrate the Neighbourhood at the St. Lawrence Market Summer Series

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The food event of the summer is right around the corner – literally and figuratively! The famous St. Lawrence Market is throwing a huge party in our neighbourhood that you absolutely won’t want to miss. Summer Series Season One will be bringing together some of Toronto’s best restaurateurs and foodies to enjoy an evening of libations, music, performance, and of course, delicious eats! Continue reading

12 delicious dishes to try at Front Street Foods

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We can’t believe Front Street Foods is back already! It seems like just yesterday when we moseyed on over to grab a bite at the inaugural food event in front of the newly renovated Union Station last year. The Front Street Foods market brings together some of the best restaurants, chefs, and foodies to give Torontonians a taste of their talent. Although the market has moved to a new location this year – on the second floor terrace of Adelaide Place – the food is just as delicious and the venue is just as packed!

If you haven’t had the chance to pop by yet, head there tomorrow for lunch! Here are a few dishes you’ll be able to try: Continue reading

Eat, Drink, and Watch Movies at Union Station This Summer

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Union Station is the place to be this summer!

Ever since construction on the public plaza out front of the station was finished up last year, Union Station has been a hub for some awesome summertime events. Last year, Front Street Foods took over the space for an awesome food festival-esque event where people who lived or worked nearby could grab a bite to eat and look around. This year they’ve moved to University and Adelaide, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another market taking its place! The Union Summer Market can now be found right outside Union Station’s front doors, and will be open 7 days a week until the first week of September. Continue reading

Claude Cormier Talks Berczy Park

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Berczy Park has a special place in the hearts of everyone who lives in our neighbourhood. It could be because of its proximity to the iconic Flatiron Building, or maybe people just love having a greenspace so close to home where they can sit and enjoy the day. You’ve probably noticed that the park has been under construction recently, and that’s because our good friend Claude Cormier and his team have designed a new park that will completely revitalize the space.

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Great Places Nearby: Corktown

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So far the weather in Toronto this summer has been more than perfect. It’s a time where weekends are full of activities, trying to soak in every minute of summer before it’s over (we have a few months left – nobody panic!). Downtown Toronto is one of the best places to be during the summer, full of events and festivals nearly every weekend. Toronto also has a few hidden gems in the city, such as the Corktown neighbourhood. Corktown is located near our own neighbourhood – north of the Gardiner Expressway, between Berkeley Street and Don River Street. It is an area full of history, and worth going to see this summer.

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