The History Behind Toronto’s First Post Office

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One of the many things to love about our neighbourhood is how rich it is with history. There’s really no shortage, with both the St. Lawrence Market and The Distillery District nearby. On top of those things, Toronto’s first post office is also so close to us. Take a closer look at its history with us! Continue reading

Taste Your Way Through Winterlicious 2016

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It’s baaaack!

Twice a year, Toronto restaurants come together to offer people who live, work, or are visiting the city to enjoy some of their best dishes at a discounted, prix fixe price. This event is a little something we like to call Winterlicious (and it’s Summerlicious is in the summer, of course). Winterlicious is the perfect time to try a restaurant you’ve been thinking about checking out, or picking somewhere random to be pleasantly surprised for a great price.

Winterlicious 2016 is running from January 29th to February 11th and reservations are already open! There are a handful of stellar restaurants around our area that are participating this year, so if you want to get a little taste of our neighbourhood we highly recommend booking a reservation ASAP.

Here’s what’s on the docket for 2016:

Bindia Indian Bistro – 16 Market Street
This Market Street favourite has some of the best Indian food in the city. For Winterlicious this year they’re offering lunch ($18) and dinner ($25) and featuring lots of interesting Indian dishes, many of which are vegetarian. Located right across from the St. Lawrence Market, once you try this place it will become a staple in your life.

Far Niente – 187 Bay Street
In the heart of downtown Toronto is Far Niente. They offer some of the best Mediterranean food  out there and pay much attention to detail in their dishes. On their Winterlicious menu this year you’ll find things like Oatmeal Crusted Trout, Pomegranate Glazed Duck Confit, and Ricotta Ravioli. You can go there for lunch ($28) or dinner ($45).

Biagio Ristorante – 155 King Street E
Italian food lovers will want to check Biagio out at Winterlicious this year. This upscale restaurant has been open since 1989 and is located in the historic St. Lawrence Hall. For Winterlicious they’re offering lunch ($28) and dinner ($45) with a menu full of your favourite Italian dishes!

Harlem – 67 Richmond Street E
This Southern-style restaurant is inspired by the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. They aim to celebrate Toronto’s cultural diversity through the items on their menu. For Winterlicious this year you can eat lunch ($18) or dinner ($25) there and choose from items like Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles, Caribbean Curried Vegetable Stew, and Candied Plantain for dessert!

O Resto Lounge – 7 King Street E
If you like going to restaurants that care about their drink menu as much as they do their food menu, O Resto Lounge is a good choice. Their lunch menu ($18) and dinner menu ($25) feature completely different dishes for Winterlicious this year, so why not go twice?!

Rosewater – 19 Toronto Street
Rosewater is known for their delicious contemporary cuisine. The two-level restaurant has an elegant atmosphere and is the perfect choice for a Winterlicious dinner ($35), although they do serve lunch ($23) too. This year’s menu includes a number of duck and prawn options, as well as lamb and a goat cheese tart.

Great Places Nearby: The Distillery District

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The Distillery District is tucked away not far from where we are. It’s a treasure trove of things to discover, food to enjoy, art to see, amongst the brick streets and historic buildings. The existing buildings were originally constructed between 1859 and 1927 and have since be converted into shops, galleries, studio spaces, restaurants, and more. Continue reading

Explore Our Neighbourhood: Great Nearby Cafés

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If you love coffee as much as we do then you need to come to our neighbourhood. We’re lucky to have some of the best cafés in the city located a short walk away from our site. They’re the perfect spot to meet up with a friend, do some studying, or settle in with a good book. There’s certainly no shortage of good coffee nearby and we’re buzzing with excitement about that – or maybe that’s the coffee talking. Continue reading

Union Station: The history of our transit hub

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Union Station is what many people would call the centrepiece of Toronto. The century-old building has always played a large role in our cityscape, being used by tourists and Torontonians alike. It’s the central hub for all things transportation in our city and with a few changes over the last couple of years, it has quickly become one of our favourite places to spend time. Continue reading

Classes You Can Take at St. Lawrence Market This Winter

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Ready to step up your game in the kitchen? There’s no better place to take a food class than the St. Lawrence Market. You’re close to all of the freshest ingredients and one could say that it’s a foodie’s paradise! One thing that you should know about taking classes at St. Lawrence Market: they fill up fast. If you see something that you want to take, jump on it and get your tickets now. You’ll regret it when the tickets sell out – and they will.
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St. Lawrence Market: Our Neighbourhood at Night

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Walking around the St. Lawrence Market at night is something that every Torontonian should experience. Although the market itself isn’t open into the evening hours, there is still so much going on to explore. With the holiday season underway, our neighbourhood has been even more lit up than usual. We’ve been loving all the Christmas lights on buildings and trees around us! Continue reading

Host Your Friends & Family in our Party Room

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Everyone’s favourite condo amenity is always the party room! It’s convenient to have access to a party room in your condo for a number of reasons, primarily because it provides you with an event space at the drop of a hat, can accommodate way more people than your condo can, and keeps the mess out of your own space.

That being said, the party room in our building is not only convenient for those reasons but is super stylish, well designed, and will have your friends and family wishing they lived at 158 Front too.

The party room is equipped with a fridge and freezer where you can store food and drinks for your party, an oven, sink, and lots of counter space for prep. The extra long island leaves room for your guests to sit, but there is also a large dining table in the kitchen area if you’re hosting a full meal. Before or after dinner, you and your guests can hang out in the party room seating area which is well-equipped with comfortable couches and seating. There’s even a fireplace to make it feel extra cozy.

The party room is available for all of our owners to use, but if you’re planning a party around a holiday be sure to check if it’s available and book early!

Explore Our Neighbourhood: The Best Restaurants for Dinner

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We’re pretty lucky to have so many amazing restaurants nearby. Between all of them and St. Lawrence Market so close to us, we’re basically in a foodie’s paradise. There’s certainly no shortage of amazing tastes to be experienced in the neighbourhood and new restaurants are opening every month!

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Ping-Pong & Pool in our Games Room

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We love hearing that people are excited for our ten floors of amenities! We’ve already taken you inside a few of our different offerings, like the private movie theatre where you can bring your own popcorn and marathon your favourite flicks, the library where you can curl up and enjoy your newest book or get some work done in peace and quiet, and of course the pool which will have plenty of space for you to lounge, soak up the sun, and enjoy the views of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Market. The amazing amenities don’t stop there – now it’s time to explore the games room! Continue reading