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5 Things to Love About Lawrence

Toronto is an incredible city, in part due to the many different neighbourhoods that make this the city that we know and love. Wherever you travel in the city you’ll find different communities, each special in their own right. What really makes a neighbourhood amazing though, is the people. The people living and working in their community are what give the area its personality. We’re bringing a contemporary touch to the vibrant Lawrence neighbourhood, with our new Oasis townhomes, which are coming soon. Here are 5 reasons to love Lawrence!  Continue reading

A Look At The World’s Greenest Cities

Making the personal choice to lead a greener life is not as simple as it may sound. It’s a big commitment and if done correctly should effect the majority of decisions you make. Now imagine what a commitment it is for an entire city to vow greener efforts! Not only does it require changes in policy and government, but it requires the inhabitants to share in the responsibility. While our fair city certainly makes a valiant effort in being eco-friendly, we could certainly do better. Thankfully there are amazingly green cities around the globe that offer inspiration and lifestyles to live up to. Here’s a look at some of the world’s greenest cities. Continue reading

Bring your appetite to this year’s Summerlicious 2016!

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If you live in the Yonge and Eglinton area – you’re in for a treat! Summerlicious is here again, gathering over 220 restaurants together to serve Torontonians some of their best dishes. The two week event begins July 8th and runs until July 24th, and will be located at various areas in the GTA. There will be both lunch and dinner services available at prix fixe prices. So grab a friend and head to a restaurant you’ve never heard of, and eat as much food as you can!

 

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Winterlicious 2015: Where To Dine Around Yonge & Eglinton

It’s back for another delicious year, and we couldn’t be more excited to get out and explore some of the amazing local restaurants around our active communities. Whether you’re headed out for a weekend lunch or a special dinner, below are some of our favourite options around the E Condos site.

1. Union Social Eatery

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This relaxed but upscale destination is a great place to go with a laid-back group or with a family – their approachable menu is great for everyone, and compliments their extensive selection of wine, draft beer and delicious cocktails. If you want to get out and enjoy Winterlicious, but aren’t up for a fine dining experience, this is the spot for you. They also recently celebrated a 2 year anniversary in the area, and we see a long and happy future at their location in Midtown. See their menu here.  (image via unionsocial.ca)

2. Copacabana Steakhouse

If you’re dining with a meat lover, a Brazilian steakhouse is a must-visit. Half buffet, half grillhouse, it’s a dining experience unlike any other. First, you’ll choose salads and sides from a buffet-style bar. When you sit, waiters with freshly-skewered, grilled-to-perfection meats carve slices off enormous stakes right onto your plate, tableside. There are 16 varieties on order during Winterlicious – check them all out here. Light eating it’s not, but you’ll definitely leave satisfied.  One of 4 Copacabana locations in Ontario.

3. Cibo Winebar

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One of Toronto’s 3 locations, this enormous space is now Midtown’s biggest Italian destination. Famous for their enormous wine selection, this location even has an incredible 2-storey wine cellar which staff scale on a wire harness to fetch orders. It’s a sight to be seen, and the food is delicious. If you’re looking for a modern take on Italian, Cibo is it. See the menu here.

4. Quince

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This modern Mediterranean spot is the perfect destination for those in search of lighter fare that’s still inventive and fresh.  Casual but memorable, the fare here is also local and sustainable whenever possible. The dinner menu also boasts five options per course, more than most other Winterlicious options, so you’ll find something for everyone and lots to sample. Check out the menu here. (image via quincetoronto.com)

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Partners in Sustainability: Other Sustainable Residential Buildings from Around the World

Building green and sustainable buildings is definitely a trend that’s here to stay. We pride ourselves on developing residential buildings that are not only easy on the eyes but also great for the environment and future generations. We’re not the only ones who believe this is important – in fact, there are several residential buildings around the world that also have many sustainable features.

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How Bazis Builds Sustainable Buildings

We’ve been so enamoured with talks about condo design, wooden buildings and the ever-popular transit versus debate, that we’ve almost forgotten to talk about our own projects! Well, in case you’re wondering – everything is right on track at our various sites, but we are definitely excited for spring! This isn’t going to be a construction-based post, but rather a post highlighting how we build sustainable buildings and why we do it. Continue reading

Bazis’ 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! CONTEST CLOSED

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Between the Holt Renfrew holiday windows and the twinkling lights lining Bloor St., the future home of our 1 Yorkville project is already in the holiday spirit, and now we are too!

So for 12 days, we’re giving away a different prize each day from attractions, shops and restaurants around the Yorkville neighbourhood.

Be sure to check back every day to see the prize that’s up for grabs, and how you can win it!

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, Bazis gave to me …

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