Why have a typical staircase when you can make it incredible?
The staircase is one of the oldest architectural elements in history and continues to be one of the most fascinating design aspects in architecture, particularly when designers think outside the box. Stunning and innovative staircases can be found all over the world - in homes, in monuments, outdoors, and more. Essentially anywhere you need to go up, there one is. Some of the earliest stairs come from places like Egypt and China where they were built to get around infrastructure, or by the Romans in places like the Coliseum. The infamous spiral staircase can be dated back almost 3000 years, the oldest of which that is still in tact residing in Rome - pretty cool right?
Some of the world’s most famous architects have also taken a dabble in the world of home decor design, and you can only imagine how impressive and out of the box these pieces would be compared to your typical IKEA furniture purchases. We’ve chosen a few of our favourite pieces from five architects whose work we love: Daniel Libeskind, Frank Lloyd Wright, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Antoni Gaudi.
Transit has been and probably always will be a hot topic in Toronto. Whether we’re praising upgrades or demanding them, transit is something everyone in this city uses and has an opinion on. This summer there has been even more transit talk surrounding progress on the Union Pearson Express, new bike lanes, the second Union Station platform opening, new streetcars rolling out and of course, it has been a hot topic for the candidates in the current mayoral election.
Great bike shops aren’t few and far between throughout the city but there are definitely a few who are known for their variety and great service that we’d recommend checking out if you’re thinking of purchasing or are in need of a tune-up:
Since we opened Garrison Point’s sales centre just about 6 months ago, our latest downtown development has garnered a lot of attention. Whether it be from the Toronto Star, Urban Toronto, BlogTO or our communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Torontonians have taken notice of what’s going on at Fort York and they’re really excited about it.
With the warm weather season winding down, it’s time to make sure you’ve taken advantage of all the events in the city. Also, since it’s the last long weekend of the summer you’re obligated to make it a good one! As usual, lots of things are happening over the weekend and we’ve got a roundup of your best choices.
Earlier this summer we introduced you to Open Streets TO, an initiative that was finally brought to life in Toronto last Sunday and completely changed the dynamic of the Yonge and Bloor streets. Open Streets TO is a type of street festival Toronto has never seen before - no vendors were present, only the pedestrians and the businesses that reside there.