Our Historical Neighbourhood: The Hockey Hall of Fame

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It seems as though you can’t turn a corner in our beloved city without being met with a little bit of history. Whether it’s a building or an event, Toronto is bursting with stories from the past, and locations that are steeped with history. In our neighbourhood, this is especially true. Not only would it take a great deal of time to write it all up, but it would take more than one day of exploring to take it all in. That’s why we’re just going to focus on one spot at a time, and today’s focus is the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Continue reading

5 Awesome Events Coming Up in September

photo-1422919869950-5fdedb27cde8As summer is drawing to a close, you may be a little sad that the days of summer festivals are behind us. When you think of events happening in Toronto in September, you’re probably well aware of the Toronto International Film Festival. However, there is still plenty of other events happening in the city! Here’s what you can look forward to during September in Toronto.

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Explore Our Neighbourhood: Favourite Lunch Spots

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Our neighbourhood is perfect for the aspiring foodie. Not only do we have the St. Lawrence Market nearby for fresh ingredients to whip together a great meal for yourself, but we have so many great restaurants and cafes to grab food at too! If you’ve been following along, we’ve outlined the patios to visit this summer, the best breakfast spots, and more! Continue reading

Great Places Nearby: Cabbagetown

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With the weather beginning to creep towards manageable (recent snowfall to be ignored), there’s more incentive than ever to get out and explore the neighbourhood. We’re very lucky to be located where we are – adjacent to so many wonderful corners of Toronto that are worth checking out.
One such neighbourhood, Cabbagetown, definitely warrants wandering through – with great design stores, tons of culture, and delicious eats – we recommend taking a stroll. Continue reading

The New Berczy Park: An Oasis For All

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Claude Cormier has already graced Toronto with some amazing outdoor spaces, two of our favourites being Sugar Beach and Evergreen Brick Works. The Montreal-based landscape architect is now back in our city with the redesign and redevelopment of one of the most prized green spaces in our neighbourhood: Berczy Park. Continue reading

Cheers! Here’s where to grab a drink in our neighbourhood

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Whether you’re catching up with friends and family or need a treat after a long work week, grabbing a drink or two is always a good bet. In our neighbourhood – actually, in most of Toronto – finding a fun bar isn’t that difficult. Whether you prefer beer, a fancy cocktail, or a glass of wine, there are many good options nearby.

Next time it’s your turn to choose where to grab your after work drinks, check out one of these awesome spots in our neighbourhood: 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

Explore Our Neighbourhood: The Best Home Decor and Design Spots

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When it comes to styling your condo, we’ve got everything you need within a 15 minute walk of us. We love being so close to the King East Design District! If you’re not familiar with the area, it’s one of the hottest design districts Toronto has to offer. There are so many stores that stock the latest furniture and decor items.

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Inside Balzac’s: An Interview with Diana Olsen

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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

World Press Photo 2015 is on now at Brookfield Place

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We’re so excited to have some of the best photojournalism in the world on display just steps away, at Brookfield Place! World Press Photo is in its 58th year and it celebrates the best in visual storytelling. This is the 15th year that it has been at the Allen Lambert Galleria and it is the only spot in Toronto where it will be shown this year. Continue reading