5 out of the box ways to store your books

If you’re like us, there’s nothing you love more than curling up in your cozy home with a great book. Although there’s nothing more peaceful than reading a great book on a Saturday afternoon, all of those novels can start to stack up (literally). Sometimes it’s hard to find the right way to store all your favourite stories, and they end up on your typical bookshelf or stacked on your coffee or bedside table. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! Continue reading

5 other projects by architectsAlliance we love!


In case you were looking for someone to direct your love for 158 Front to, allow us to assist you. You can send your accolades to Peter Clewes and his incredible team of architects, designers, and technologists at architectsAlliance. The Toronto-based, design-driven studio is known for its innovation, creativity, and progressiveness, and of course, their involvement with 158 Front. This project is just one of many on a long list of impressive designs.

We looked through their portfolio of masterly accomplishments and picked out five of our other favourite architectsAlliance projects.

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Doors Open 2016



Once a year, Toronto opens its doors to the public and city becomes our playground. This event first launched in 2000, after the concept had attracted large crowds globally since the first ever Doors Open event in France in 1984. The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto event offers free and rare access to some of the city’s most interesting buildings. Whether they’re architecturally, historically, culturally, or socially significant, they’re all worth getting a peek into. This year’s event has more than 30 new buildings participating, as well as a speaker series, special programming, exhibits, and walking tours.


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Explore Our Neighbourhood: Patios


I think it’s safe to say that winter is finally over. There were a few false starts, but after the most recent spell of warm weather we think it’s safe to say the best is surely yet to come. When the sun starts shining, the desire to get outside and soak it in is all you can think about. The feeling of sitting in the warmth, among friends, with a cold brew in hand is truly the best part of summer in the city. This certainly explains why Toronto’s patios fill up in the blink of an eye on any given day – specifically the blue-skied ones.

Though you may have to fight for your spot in the sun – here’s a guide to some of the best patios in the neighbourhood. Continue reading

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Sony Centre


Staying in, watching Netflix, and listening to music makes for a very relaxing evening. But sometimes, just sometimes, isn’t it nice to go out and experience the real thing? And by real thing, we don’t mean just the movies – we mean live performances! Toronto is a hub of cultural events that take place on stage – the symphony, theatre, and of course, our favourite bands. Aren’t we lucky that so many of the city’s amenities are located just outside our front door? Let’s get to know one of them up close and see what events we can look forward to in the coming months at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Continue reading

Great Places Nearby: Cabbagetown


With the weather beginning to creep towards manageable (recent snowfall to be ignored), there’s more incentive than ever to get out and explore the neighbourhood. We’re very lucky to be located where we are – adjacent to so many wonderful corners of Toronto that are worth checking out.
One such neighbourhood, Cabbagetown, definitely warrants wandering through – with great design stores, tons of culture, and delicious eats – we recommend taking a stroll. Continue reading

Front Street Food Crawl!


Let’s just be honest with ourselves about something – it’s so much more fun to treat yourself to a meal out rather than make it yourself. Whether you’re getting home from work and too tired to cook, or getting together with friends and just wanting to relax over a bite to eat – going out for a meal is just the better option. Whatever the reason – our neighbourhood is bursting with great food options. From pub food to fine Italian cuisine – we’ve got it all!

Next time you’re looking for some sustenance, check out one of these great spots in our neighbourhood: Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Pantry Edition!

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Spring is a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, and (don’t think you can ignore it) Spring cleaning! Last Spring you did an amazing job during the cleaning season – your home was gleaming. Summer was way too much fun to take the time to do a good clean – fair enough. And the Winter, well as we all know, Winter is about hibernation – not cleaning, we completely understand. But now the cobwebs need to be swept away, and things need to get organized. Why not start with one of the most cluttered spaces in your home – your pantry!  Just follow these easy steps and tricks! Continue reading

Our Historical Neighbourhood: St. James Cathedral

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Amidst the hustle and bustle of the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood is so much history and heritage, and we love to dig deep into what things used to be like here many years ago. Our area is home to a lot of special buildings, one of the earliest being St. James Cathedral. There is so much to admire about this building and there is nothing we love more than strolling through St. James Park and taking in the beautiful exterior of the Cathedral.

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Feast on Fish at Buster’s Sea Cove


Seafood aficionados in Toronto know that there’s only one place to go for some killer fish and chips or lobster bisque around here, and that’s at Buster’s Sea Cove. This St. Lawrence Market staple has been a crowd favourite since they opened their stall in 1992, and for the past 24 years they’ve made a name for themselves in the Toronto restaurant scene. Not only do they have their stall at the market, but they recently launched the Buster’s Sea Cove food truck too. Yum!  Continue reading