In accordance with the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, New Year’s day lands on Saturday, January 28th this year. Celebrations typically begin 7 days prior to New Year’s Eve. Chinese New Year’s is meant to signify a rest before the new year, as well as the traditional start of spring. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, which is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. For those born in a previous year of the Rooster, this could mean a year of bad luck lies ahead. If you were born in 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, or 2017 you should seek out luck this year in the form of numbers (5, 7, 8) or colours (gold, brown, and yellow). While there are many different traditional celebrations, such as decorations, lantern lighting, and family dinners, this is how the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. Continue reading
The Union Station Holiday Market is On Its Way!
Despite reports of incoming snow falling short, the holiday season is still on its way. Whether the snow starts to fall or not, the holidays are coming. For some, this is great news – it means their favourite holiday traditions are about to begin. For others the season causes the ‘I hate holiday shopping’ panic to set in. Luckily the markets that come to Toronto during this time of year work for both types: they serve as the perfect holiday activity, while also making gift shopping super easy and fun. One such market is the Union Station Holiday Market. Here’s an overview of what to expect! Continue reading
Front Street Food Crawl!
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
Explore Our Neighbourhood: Great Nearby Cafés
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
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
Our Neighbourhood By The Numbers
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
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
Spending the Summer at Sugar Beach
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!
Here’s a little Instagram glimpse at what you’ve been missing out on: Continue reading
Introducing… 158 Front
We’re extremely excited to announce that we will soon be popping up in one of the city’s most loved neighbourhoods, St. Lawrence. There was no question that our developer, Cityzen, would target this amazing area for their next condo project in Toronto. The St. Lawrence neighbourhood is located in the heart of downtown Toronto which puts residents in close proximity work, restaurants, all kinds of shopping, our beautiful waterfront, and of course the iconic St. Lawrence Market. Our project will also be a 10 minute walk to Union Station and the Union Pearson Express, making it easy to get around the city or to the airport. Continue reading