Have you heard of Bytemark? They’re the company behind the mobile ticketing service we’ll all soon be using for the Union Pearson Express. That’s right, for the first time ever in Toronto there will be a mobile ticketing option for transit!
One of our go-to sources for news in Canada is Spacing Magazine. They always seem to have an interesting take on urban infrastructure, events, and politics going on in our country, which is why we love reading their articles. For the past year they’ve been working on a expansion project that we’ve been really excited about. Ever since we heard the news that the magazine was opening its first store, we knew we were going to be regulars! The Spacing Store opened today in Toronto and of course we were some of the first customers through the door at the grand opening.
It’s that time of the year again! The annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade always seems to come a bit early in the holiday season, but it’s a great excuse to get excited for Christmas in mid-November. This year will be the 110th year the parade is running in our city too! How awesome is that? Over the last 110 years the parade has grown bigger and bigger and has added lots of additional elements to make the experience fun for everyone attending.
One of our favourite places to spend time outdoors in the winter is Evergreen Brick Works. Actually, it’s one of our favourite places to spend time outdoors anytime of the year, but it just looks that much better with all of the greenery covered in snow. Lucky for us, this winter they have a ton of activities and events going on throughout the season to make the cold a bit more bearable for everyone.
When you think of London you may think of the Royal Family, The Beatles, or even Harry Potter, but if you’ve ever visited the bustling city you’d know it is one of the most culturally thriving places in the world. Aside from the incredible amount of history that comes from London, there are a number of other great things about the city that we think Toronto could learn a thing or two from.
bKL is well known in the architecture world to pump out unique buildings in cities all over the world. Adding to their diverse portfolio, we’re extremely lucky to have them involved in the creation of both Garrison Point and The Selby, two projects that will bring something new to Toronto in true bKL style.
As many of you already know, our new neighbourhood is in the east end of the city. The Selby is taking us into a new area and we couldn’t be more excited. As much as we love our central location for L Tower, Backstage, and Pier 27, and our west end neighbourhood at Garrison Point, we’ve had a great time exploring a whole new neighbourhood and community.
If you haven’t already noticed, how people move around this city is really important to us. We generally choose to develop in some of the most walkable neighbourhoods in Toronto and aim to improve their walkability with components of our developments. With so many initiatives in the works right now to make Toronto better for pedestrians, it’s obvious our city will be moving in a different way in the near future.