Inside Balzac’s: An Interview with Diana Olsen

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 12.54.26 PM

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

Our Neighbourhood By The Numbers

SLM Header

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

MarketStreet-body-02

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