How to Spend a Day in the Distillery District

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Each pocket of the city is unique. Whether it be the bustling downtown core we’re all more or less familiar with, or an up-and-coming spot like the Junction, these corners of the city all boast their own personality. Certain restaurants and landmarks are as familiar to these neighbourhoods as the characters, and business owners everyone knows and loves. No matter the neighbourhood’s size, it’s easy to take a day and get lost discovering things you hadn’t noticed before. Before you venture too far outside our neighbourhood, may we make a suggestion? Get outside and get to know the Distillery District! Here’s how to spend a perfect day there.  Continue reading

Toronto Light Festival is Lighting Up The Distillery District

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No matter the time of year, visiting the Distillery District is a special experience. Not only is it a very beautiful area of the city, but it’s also the largest collection of Victorian industrial buildings in North America, so every square metre is steeped in history. However, once the Toronto Christmas Market comes to a close, people tend to hibernate during the remaining winter months and may not make it out to explore the neighbourhood. A new event coming to the Distillery District, brought to you by the creators of the Toronto Christmas Market, aims to lighten the winter mood. Here’s everything you need to know about Toronto’s Light Festival.  Continue reading

Places to Shop for Gifts in the Area

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At this point in December, any remaining gift shopping you have to do would actually be considered ‘last minute’. Well, not literally last minute, but considering Christmas is this upcoming weekend, you’ve left it a little late. But that’s okay! Luckily, this isn’t a problem if you live in our neighbourhood! There are tons of different places to grab those ‘last minute’ gifts, and still have them be special and thoughtful. These are some spots you should check out to help you finish up your Christmas shopping!  Continue reading

Looking Forward to the Toronto Christmas Market

xmas-headerLiving in this part of Toronto has many perks. There are endless options when it comes to delicious and new dining experiences, the shopping available is top notch, and the calendar of exciting events is always full. One such event, which has become a classic holiday staple, is the Toronto Christmas Market. Returning this season on Friday November 18th through until Thursday December 22nd, this year’s Market promises to be better than ever. Here’s what to look forward to.  Continue reading

5 Haunted Sites in Toronto And Their Stories

3814013686_4b3cd19aa1_bWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: our area is rich with history and so is much of Toronto. We love being surrounded by so many interesting historical buildings. There are also many historical buildings that have some interesting folklore around them. Now that it’s October, it’s the perfect time to take a peek at some of these allegedly haunted places. Continue reading

The Architect’s Picks: Favourite Cultural Landmarks in the Neighbourhood

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When it comes to the design of The St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, we have architectsAlliance and the brilliant mind of Peter Clewes and his team to thank for that. aA has tackled many notable projects throughout the city have certainly made their mark on Toronto. Naturally, this makes them an expert when it comes to our area and the city in general. We took some time to chat with Peter, their principal architect, about some of his favourite cultural hotspots in our neighbourhood and went ahead and mapped them out. See what his top picks are and what he has to say about each of them below!

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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