3 Bike Rides That Will Make You Love Toronto

It’s hard to beat summer in Toronto. There’s so much to do and so many places to explore, the city comes to life in the summer. We can’t think of a better way to get around the city when the weather is just right than by bike. A good bike ride can make you fall back in love with the city again. We’ve picked out three of our favourite routes to take around some of our communities.

Grab your bike and hit the trails with us!

1. The Martin Goodman Trail at Bathurst to the Humber Bay Bridge

One of the most beautiful bike rides that you can take in Toronto is along the waterfront. Hop on the Martin Goodman Trail at Bathurst (near our 150 Dan Leckie Way and Library District developments!) and cruise west. You’ll pass by our Tip Top Lofts and through a few parks. Keep going until you reach the iconic Humber Bay Bridge. This beautiful arch bridge also has some great views of the Toronto skyline so be sure to take a peek.

2. The Martin Goodman Trail at Bathurst to Cherry Beach

Starting at the same point as our first ride, this one goes in the other direction. Head east along the waterfront for some different views of the city. Head over to Cherry Street and over the bridge so you can enjoy the skyline of the city from a different vantage point. Loop on over to Cherry Beach – it’s a great place to spend a summer afternoon before biking on home.

3. The Martin Goodman Trail at Jarvis to Riverdale Park

If you’re near our Market Wharf development in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, you’re not far from the bike path along the waterfront. Just head down Jarvis to the Martin Goodman Trail! Head east and then follow the trail north that goes along the DVP and the Don River. It’s a beautiful ride and it’ll take you right on up to Riverdale Park. It’s a bit more challenging than our first two rides, but it’s worth it for the views along the way.

Do you bike around Toronto? What’s your favourite route for a ride? Tell us over on Twitter.

It was a beautiful day in the Market Wharf neighbourhood and we felt like it was finally time to check out the much-talked about Market Street Catch. It opened up shop not too long ago on, well … Market Street and it’s the sister of Buster’s Sea Cove, which you know we love.  It’s right across from the St. Lawrence Market, where we may or may not have stopped for dessert after, but that’s another post for another day.

Anyway, back to Market Street.

We like being nominated for things and were really happy when we were nominated for the much-acclaimed Pug Awards, which celebrates the best in Toronto architecture and planning. Founded in 2004, the Pug Awards invite the regular folk of Toronto to vote on the best, the middling and the worst of Toronto’s new real estate developments.

To qualify for a Pug Award, the building must have been completed last year in 2013, be located in the city of Toronto, and have an area equal to or greater than 50,000 square feet.

We’d totally love your support and vote – positive vote only please, none of that ‘LIKE IT or ‘HATE IT’ stuff.

Siiigh – you need more convincing as to why you should vote for us? What, our good looks and charm didn’t do it for you?

So last week we mentioned that Market Wharf was all sold out and we were both equal parts sad and proud, like a parent sending their kid off to university. But, it appears as that farewell was in vain because we totally have more Market Wharf news.

We told you we had BIG news to share and we’re pretty sure that Market Wharf being sold out qualifies as pretty big news. Don’t you think so?

Listen, we know you’re sad because you may have missed out, but you had your chance and now we must bid Market Wharf farewell.

But first … a quick trip down memory lane!

We know we gave you a real treat with pictures of one of Market Wharf’s Water Suites last week, but guess what?

What’s that? No, we aren’t going to petition to bring back the cronut burger sans weird maple bacon jelly.

We have another suite to show off!

In the past few weeks we’ve been piling on the Library District updates and indulging in Cronuts and Nutella fries, but in reality we were just waiting for the perfect time.

The perfect time to unveil our secret plan to take over the world.

Just kidding. We just wanted to show off our last 2 remaining suites over at Market Wharf.

Psst. We’re about to give you some juicy info about 2 penthouses that are being completely customized for Market Wharf.

Are you ready? Follow the jump for 5 cool facts about our new penthouses!

We had a bit of a case of the midweek blahs, then we had an earth-shattering idea — Cupcakes.  We thought cupcakes would cheer us up, and so we went to Market Street with hopes to devour some of the sweet sweet nectar of the chocolate gods and to share with you our adventure. We’re so lucky that St. Lawrence Market is just a hop, jump and a skip away from Market Wharf!

Here are some lovely pictures of our morning in the world’s best food market (as awarded by National Geographic).

Last week, we shared some pictures from our swanky party that we hosted at Market Wharf to celebrate the new Amenities Centre – located on the 6th and 7th floor of the building.

Well, we decided it was time to unveil some pictures – please try to hold your applause until the end of the post! Drumroll please!