If you’re a bookworm, then you know, there’s no better feeling than curling up with a good book. Whether it’s a classic, a favourite that you keep picking up, or a new novel that’s set the literary world abuzz, reading brings about a specific type of bliss. While enjoying a good is often a solitary activity, when you instead open yourself up to the literary community the celebration of the written word reaches new heights. Toronto is lucky enough to have a one day spectacular event that does just this – The Word on the Street Festival. Continue reading
Just because September has arrived doesn’t mean you have to stop the summer activities. Torontonians tend to be blessed with beautiful fall weather, which serves those of us still trying to check things off our summer bucket list. One such activity that hopefully made it onto your summer agenda is a visit to Toronto Island. With its many trails, beaches, and summer events the island is an ideal spot to venture to. Not only is it a unique place in the city to escape to, but it has a vast history. We decided to do a little research and find out how the Island we know and love today came to be. Continue reading
For many, eating vegetarian is a scary thought. You hear stories of kale for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (sometimes in liquid form) and may opt against it. But it can be incredibly delicious, and often is even better than non-vegetarian offerings – not to mention a great choice for your health and the environment! If you’re thinking of giving vegetarian a try this Fall, why not check out the 32nd Annual Veg Food Fest? Continue reading
The Toronto Waterfront covers quite a bit of space on a Google map. Technically it’s a 46 km area running between Etobicoke Creek in the west and the Rouge River in the east. For our purposes, we’re confining the Waterfront to the area near Pier 27, and most accessible by transit and biking – we’re talking Spadina in the west and Yonge Street in the east. As you can imagine, there are endless things to do along the Waterfront – do, see, eat and enjoy. The area is bustling with Torontonians and visitors alike, as well as the spot of a major revitalization. Here’s our guide to how to have your own perfect day on the Toronto Waterfront. Continue reading
It’s already begun and it’s just going to get bigger and better.
What are we talking about? Toronto’s Waterfront Development of course!
Plans have been in motion for years now, and changes can already be seen. No longer a post-industrial, forgotten area of the city – the Toronto waterfront has transformed into a vibrant community, whose new architectural and public space developments are gaining international attention. Among the revitalization projects (including all three phases of Pier 27!) are a pedestrian and cyclist bridge, a visitor’s centre, and a park beneath the Gardiner. While all of this new development is under way in our city – let’s take a look at five waterfront developments from around the world that we love right now. Continue reading
Corktown Common has raised the bar for public parks within Toronto. This area has seen a huge transformation in the past few years. Since construction wrapped up and the park opened in 2013, it has established itself as a stunning green space for Toronto and brings together the community east end and along the waterfront.
You may have heard about Corktown Common, but how much do you really know about this park? Continue reading
If you’ve walked along the Toronto waterfront in recent years, there’s no doubt that you’ve noticed the various WaveDecks along it. These wooden structures along the waterfront serve more of a purpose than simply looking good. They appear in various places along the waterfront in the areas between Bathurst Street and Parliament Street, and while they look great along the water, they also help to provide a naturalized environment for the aquatic life in our waters. Continue reading
We were so happy to attend and have our developer, Cityzen, be a sponsor of the first annual Sugar Shack Toronto event!
The cabane à sucre was hosted by Waterfront Toronto and took place all weekend long at Sugar Beach. Close to 8,000 visitors came out to get a dose of traditional Québécois food, music, and fun activities like ice sculpting. There’s no question that the hit of the event was the maple taffy stand – people were lined up on both Saturday and Sunday to get a taste of the sweet treat! It was the perfect way to take in the beautiful spring weather we had this past weekend and spend some time on the waterfront.
If you didn’t get a chance to pop by Sugar Shack Toronto this year, here’s a sneak peek at what you missed:
Thank you to Waterfront Toronto for hosting this awesome event! See you all next year.
A brand new winter festival is coming to Toronto this month and we promise that it’s going to be an extra sweet deal!
On March 12th and 13th you can head to Sugar Beach to check out the first ever Sugar Shack Toronto festival. Originating in Québec, the official name for this type of event is cabane à sucre, which translates to ‘sugar shack.’ Hosted by Waterfront Toronto, we’re really excited to be one of the sponsors for this awesome new winter festival (and as an added bonus, it’s being held at one of our favourite spots in the city!). Continue reading
Many areas of Toronto have seen a lot of change over the years. There’s been so much development throughout the city that diving into historical photos is so interesting! You can always pick out a few familiar things but so much has been added to our skyline. Queens Quay is one area where there has definitely been a lot of change. From the development of the Corus complex to Sugar Beach, there has been many improvements to the area. Continue reading