While there’s so much to do in the city, sometimes you just need to escape and take a day trip. Winter is a great time to get outside and we’ve rounded up some of the best spots that are just a short drive from Toronto. Find out what made our list!
If you’ve been staying on top of our blog, you probably know that we recently caught up with Claude Cormier to chat about his amazing work and career in landscape architecture. Last time we dug deep into his vision for Garrison Point, where his inspiration came from, and how his landscape design will complement our surrounding neighbourhoods. In case you didn’t know, our Garrison Point project will not be the first time that Claude Cormier has made his mark on Toronto. His other projects like Sugar Beach and Evergreen Brickworks are two of every Torontonian’s favourite spots in the city, and that’s all thanks to him! We hope that one day the park at Garrison Point will be the same.
Twice a year, Toronto restaurants come together to offer people who live, work, or are visiting the city to enjoy some of their best dishes at a discounted, prix fixe price. This event is a little something we like to call Winterlicious (and it’s Summerlicious is in the summer, of course). Winterlicious is the perfect time to try a restaurant you’ve been thinking about checking out, or picking somewhere random to be pleasantly surprised for a great price.
Toronto has become really good at two things: celebrating our artistic talents and celebrating our waterfront. In its second year, the Winter Stations Design Competition aims to combine the those things once again while also attempting to make our cold winters a bit more bearable.
With a new year comes a whole slew of new architecture projects we look forward to seeing completed this year. Some of our favourite architects like Daniel Libeskind and Ma Yansong have some amazing buildings that have a 2016 finish date, in addition to a number of other innovative and game-changing projects in different cities around the world. We love that architecture is getting more and more unique, sustainable, and inventive with each passing year - it gives us high hopes for the future! For now, here are five buildings that are on our radar to see completed this year:
It may not feel like winter in Toronto just yet, but that doesn’t mean that all the winter activity time needs to go to waste! As of a few weeks ago skating rinks all over the city opened to the public and we can’t wait to get out on the ice for the first time this year. Our Pier 27 community is really lucky to have some of the city’s best and most notable skating rinks within a short walk too.
Claude Cormier is one of Canada's most famous landscape architects, so when our idea for Garrison Point first came to fruition there was no questioning that we would have him design the greenspace. He has done so much amazing work in Toronto, including projects like Sugar Beach and Evergreen Brickworks, and we wanted to see what he would do with this site to turn it into as successful of a public space as his other projects here.
We were lucky enough to catch up with Cormier recently to talk about why he is excited about working on Garrison Point, where his design inspiration for the site came from, what he predicts the future use of this space to be like, plus more. Take a look:
If you frequent the Toronto waterfront like we do, you’ll know the Martin Goodman Trail well. The trail is over 50 kilometres, spans the majority of our city’s waterfront, and provides a dedicated cycling and pedestrian trail for Torontonians to enjoy. You’d think a trail like this would only be useful in the summer months, but because of the awesome waterfront revitalization that’s just not true! The Martin Goodman Trail is in full force during the winter and we spoke to our friends at Waterfront Toronto to learn more about it.