A call for development

The City of Toronto has issued a call for development in its search for a partner to redevelop the Ontario Place lands.  We can only hope that creative minds come up with a revitalization plan that will treat this beautiful lakefront acreage with dignity.  Green space is imperative in the downtown core, and we must fight to preserve this historic space.  Find out more here.

A museum by the people, for the people.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not immerse yourself in some beautiful art.   The Dundas West Open Air Museum, located in Little Portugal, showcases the work of local as well as international artists in an eclectic neighbourhood setting.  It is a great day out whether on your own, or with the family.

Mirror, mirror

The House of Mirrors display at Harbourfront Centre  is just one portion of what this year’s Luminato Festival has to offer.  This installation is quickly becoming one of the festival’s most talked about, so don’t miss your chance to get down to the waterfront and check it out for yourself.  Luminato wraps up another year on June 23rd.



Wonderful by the waterfront

Despite all the condo growth along our waterfront, Toronto still boasts a great array of parks and beaches to enjoy on any given summer afternoon.  The Toronto Music Garden is one such place and so often overlooked for more frequented spaces.  Find out more about this inspiring park.



Get thee to the beach!

Whether you take the TTC, bike, car or any other mode of transport, you might want to get to the beach this weekend.  The official start to Toronto’s short beach season officially gets underway this weekend and the weather looks as though it might even cooperate.  Check out where to go here.


Out with the Old and in with the New

There is no argument that the Galleria Mall at Dupont and Dufferin has long passed its youth and usefulness.  Enter  Freed Developments and ELAD who are going full steam ahead with  an impressive mixed use development which will be home to retail spaces,  a community centre, sprawling outdoor living areas in addition to residential towers.  Architects Hariri Pontarini have presented a master plan for the revitalization of this piece of land and if all goes as promised, the end result will be worth the wait.  Read about the plans in blog.to

Eye candy

It is said you eat first with your eyes and then with your mouth.  In the case of this restaurant, Quetzal  featured in contemporist.com, truer words were never spoken.  The unique design is a feast for the eyes, and hopefully the palate as well.



Brushing up on the rules

Now that the King Street Pilot Project is no longer a “pilot” project and is here to stay, maybe it is time to brush up on the rules surrounding this controversial plan.  Check it out here



The Fabulous Fold

A unique home in the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood is a standout in design and architecture.  The interior space is as thoughtfully put together as is the copper clad facade.  Don’t miss a chance to check it out here.



A slice of the pie for Toronto


Toronto is set to receive $87 million of the Federal Government’s $40 billion budget set aside for their 10 year National Housing Strategy.  The program is committed to increasing the supply of affordable rental units through this funding.  The funding has been slated to fund a 16 storey  building in Toronto’s west ends.  Find out more about this initiative here.