You all know how much we love to talk about our projects' neighbourhoods. 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.
The second annual NXT City Night could not have been a bigger hit. Hundreds of urban planning aficionados flocked to the old St. Andrew’s Market Hall to find out what the winning idea would be this year. The ideas this year were even more innovative, detailed, and creative than they were last year, so we were really excited to find out who would be named the winner.
If there was a place in Toronto that was made for Instagram, it’s the Toronto Islands. Made up of a chain of smaller islands, heading to the Toronto Islands in the summer is the easiest way to feel like you’ve escaped the city without actually having to leave. The islands also contain multitudes: beaches, an airport, restaurants and cafes, a beautiful boardwalk, an amusement park, a small residential community, multiple boat clubs, and so much more to explore. It’s no wonder that there’s always a line for to get on the ferry in the summer, but it’s well worth the wait.
Market Street is the not-so-hidden gem of the St. Lawrence Market 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 the 158 Front neighbourhood, which is of course the St. Lawrence Market.
It’s such a blessing to have the Billy Bishop Airport so close to home. Sure, we’d love to make use of the beautiful new Union Pearson Express, but with the Island airport so close to come, why would we head all the way to Pearson?
Not only is St. Lawrence Market the first neighbourhood in Toronto, it’s also one of the most accessible. 158 Front just steps away from Union Station, our city’s transportation hub, and is both pedestrian and bike-friendly with Market Street right around the corner. Our area has made the space to accommodate all forms of transportation, and that’s one of the reasons we love it so much.
We can’t believe it’s that time again, but the CNE is opening this Friday and we just can’t wait. Toronto’s signature fair will draw the regular crowds with new attractions and old favourites.
As usual, attendees of the CNE will be able to roam the food tent and see what’s on the cutting edge of interesting, albeit unhealthy, local faire; check out the many exhibits; and of course, catch the air show, win some cash at the casino, and go on all the rides. Here are some of the attractions we’re most looking forward to.