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

National Post: How to squeeze a new condo development in to the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood

Did you catch us in the National Post this week?

Cityzen’s CEO Sam Crignano and architect Peter Clewes gave them the inside scoop on why our project will be a great addition to the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, and will complement its historical importance. Clewes also shed some light on how he approached designing both the interior and exterior of the two towers, and goes into more detail on our 10-storey amenities podium.

Here’s a small glimpse of the article: Continue reading

Welcome to Toronto’s First City Hall

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It may be Toronto’s best kept secret that the real ‘Old City Hall’ here is actually the South St. Lawrence Market. That’s right – the first official City Hall in Toronto was right in our neighbourhood in what is now our favourite place to buy groceries. Want to know more? Continue reading

Neighbourhood Eats: Front Street Foods

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We may have just found our favourite new food market in the city.

Front Street Foods has been taking over the front courtyard at Union Station this summer and if you haven’t gone for a stroll by it yet, we highly recommend you do so soon. This bustling food market is literally just down the street from where we’ll be located. Continue reading

Spending the Summer at Sugar Beach

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How sweet is it to have such a great beach so close to home? Sugar Beach is by far the most popular urban beach in the city, if not for its signature pink umbrellas then for its close proximity to downtown and most importantly, our neighbourhood.

The beach officially opened in 2010 after landscape architect (and friend of Cityzen) Claude Cormier’s design was complete. At the foot of Lower Jarvis Street you’ll find 36 cotton candy-coloured umbrellas and 150 white Muskoka chairs on the sand, a splash pad, the iconic striped rocks, and a tree-lined promenade. If you haven’t made the trip yet, be sure to head there before summer’s over!

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WIN: The #MyFirstChoice Contest

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One thing our developer Cityzen does really, really well is choose great neighbourhoods for their landmark buildings. At 158 Front, you can just look around and see many other buildings built by Cityzen, like L Tower, Backstage, and London on the Esplanade, and we can’t wait to be the newest addition to the ‘hood. We absolutely love spending the day browsing in St. Lawrence Market, shopping for our dinner ingredients, stopping for coffee, and just strolling around the neighbourhood, and we want to prove to you why it’s so great.

We want you to experience a day in the life of a St. Lawrence resident, which is why we’re hosting the #MyFirstChoice contest. To kick off our project launch, we’re giving away a ‘Day in the Life’ Prize Pack* so you can experience all of the best spots in the neighbourhood and tell us why it would be your first choice to live in in Toronto. Continue reading