Bring Your Appetite to Summerlicious 2016!

cluny_06It’s finallllly here! Summerlicious is back for its 14th year, an event where over 220 Toronto restaurants come together to offer some of their best dishes at a prix fixe prices. This event is held two times a year, and is largely anticipated by Torontonians. With summer’s arrival and everyone itching to get onto a patio, it is a great time to invite friends and try different restaurants you haven’t been to before.  

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Inside St. Lawrence Condos: Our Amenities

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One of the most distinctive aspects to our building is how many floors of amenities we’ll have. We really wanted to go all out when it came to the amenities in St. Lawrence Condos, so that why what’s available to our owners inside the building is just as plentiful as what’s outside. Our amenities offer something for everyone – the fitness guru, the reader, the movie buff, the cook, the entertainer – you name it, we’ve got it. Continue reading

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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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

Explore Our Neighbourhood: Favourite Lunch Spots

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Our neighbourhood is perfect for the aspiring foodie. Not only do we have the St. Lawrence Market nearby for fresh ingredients to whip together a great meal for yourself, but we have so many great restaurants and cafes to grab food at too! If you’ve been following along, we’ve outlined the patios to visit this summer, the best breakfast spots, and more! Continue reading

5 other projects by architectsAlliance we love!

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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

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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

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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