Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Sony Centre

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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

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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!

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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

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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

The New Berczy Park: An Oasis For All

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Claude Cormier has already graced Toronto with some amazing outdoor spaces, two of our favourites being Sugar Beach and Evergreen Brick Works. The Montreal-based landscape architect is now back in our city with the redesign and redevelopment of one of the most prized green spaces in our neighbourhood: Berczy Park. Continue reading

Cheers! Here’s where to grab a drink in our neighbourhood

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Whether you’re catching up with friends and family or need a treat after a long work week, grabbing a drink or two is always a good bet. In our neighbourhood – actually, in most of Toronto – finding a fun bar isn’t that difficult. Whether you prefer beer, a fancy cocktail, or a glass of wine, there are many good options nearby.

Next time it’s your turn to choose where to grab your after work drinks, check out one of these awesome spots in our neighbourhood: Continue reading

The King Edward Hotel: Through The Years

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Most of you are already well aware that our neighbourhood is filled with some of the city’s most amazing and notable historical buildings. We love highlighting them on our blog to pay respect to their greatness as well as inform Torontonians just how important they are to the history of our city.

We’ve already taken you on a journey through the history of the St. Lawrence Hall, Union Station, and the city’s first post office, and now it’s time to take a look at the famous King Edward Hotel. Continue reading