Explore Our Neighbourhood: The Best Home Decor and Design Spots

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When it comes to styling your condo, we’ve got everything you need within a 15 minute walk of us. We love being so close to the King East Design District! If you’re not familiar with the area, it’s one of the hottest design districts Toronto has to offer. There are so many stores that stock the latest furniture and decor items.

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Explore Our Neighbourhood: The Best Breakfast Spots

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We’re sure you already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also a lot of people’s favourite meal of the day, which doesn’t surprise us. It’s no wonder the breakfast and brunch scene is totally out of control in this city – it’s the perfect weekend activity! Continue reading

Hit the Books in our Library

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Ever feel like it’s hard to sit down with a great book at home? Sometimes it’s impossible not to be distracted by chores or choosing to watch the television, which is why you’ll love that we have a library in our building.

Not only will you not have to trek to Indigo to pick up a new novel, but there will be lots of space to curl up and cross a few chapters off your to-do list. If you have some work you need to finish up at home, there will also be tables and chairs where you can set up a work station. It’s the perfect place to escape, have some peace and quiet, and enjoy a great book.

Our building will have ten entire floors of amenities, the library being just one of them! You’ll also have the pool, theatre, games room, plus more to look forward to when you live in 158 Front.

Inside Balzac’s: An Interview with Diana Olsen

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Located on Market Street, Balzac’s is your best bet if you’re looking for a great cup of coffee in our neighbourhood. There are a handful of locations all over Southern Ontario, and the St. Lawrence Market is lucky enough to have one of them! We were really excited to speak with Diana Olsen, the founder of Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, about how her dream of making the perfect cup of joe came to life. After all, it’s not every day you get to chat with the owner of your favourite coffee shop. Continue reading

Step Inside: The St. Lawrence Hall

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Built in 1850, the St. Lawrence Hall is one of our favourite historical buildings in the neighbourhood. It was originally built to serve the crème de la crème of Toronto for social gatherings and special events, and is considered to be the city’s first official cultural centre. Fast forward over 150 years later, and it’s still used for a number of different events all year round. Continue reading

Great Places Nearby: Leslieville

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Leslieville is a hidden gem in Toronto. The area is quaint, quiet, and the epitome of a hip east end neighbourhood. It’s now known as being the coolest place to hang out in the city thanks to the amazing lineup of spots to live, eat, drink, and shop. It’s part of the larger South Riverdale neighbourhood in Toronto, but it’s bound by the Canadian National Railway line to the north and the DVP to the west. Continue reading

Our Neighbourhood By The Numbers

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You all know how much we love to talk about our neighbourhood. We could talk about the overall vibe, great shopping, restaurants, and events all day long but sometimes it’s a good idea to just let the facts speak for themselves.

For instance, did you know the walk score in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood is 99? Or how about the fact that it only takes 13 minutes to walk to the city’s most loved urban beach?

There are a lot of important things that go into making our neighbourhood a great place to live, so we pulled together a few numbers that detail just why 158 Front is in the best neighbourhood in Toronto. So, here you have it – our neighbourhood by the numbers. Continue reading

Your Guide to Market Street

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Market Street is the not-so-hidden gem of our neighbourhood.

It’s a small street that’s jam-packed with some of the city’s best places to eat and shop. The cobblestone roads make you feel like you’re in a European city, while the surrounding heritage buildings make you appreciate Toronto’s rich history. It also just so happens to run alongside the centrepiece of our neighbourhood, which is of course the St. Lawrence Market.

If you haven’t yet experienced everything that Market Street has to offer, don’t worry. This handy guide will help you better understand the area and gives you a glimpse into what the best spots to explore are. Continue reading

Bike Lanes Around The St. Lawrence Market

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Not only is St. Lawrence Market the first neighbourhood in Toronto, it’s also one of the most accessible. 158 Front just steps away from Union Station, our city’s transportation hub, and is both pedestrian and bike-friendly with Market Street right around the corner. Our area has made the space to accommodate all forms of transportation, and that’s one of the reasons we love it so much. Continue reading

Meet the Architect: Peter Clewes & architectsAlliance

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We’re beyond excited to have Peter Clewes and his team at architectsAlliance working on our project. Clewes has been a leading architect through Toronto’s condo boom over the last decade or so, is an innovative creator, and knows our city well, so there was no question that our developer Cityzen wanted to work with him on this contemporary addition to our city’s oldest neighbourhood. Continue reading