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E Condos Construction Update

The mild winter weather so far has really helped the pace of construction at E Condos. Both towers are well underway to redefining the Yonge and Eglinton skyline.

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Helping You Make and Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the year draws to a close we realize what that nagging thing in the back of our mind was reminding us to do. No, it wasn’t to buy a gift for the neighbour (we already did that), or to get the turkey ahead of time (did that too and it’s organic!). It was setting New Year’s resolutions! While resolutions can be a bit of an annoying or daunting task, it doesn’t hurt to set out some goals before the new year begins, in the hopes of making the most of the next 365 days. In case you’re stumped, here are some ideas for making New Year’s resolutions, and how to stick to them!  Continue reading

Where to Find the Perfect Hostess Gifts

The holiday season is packed full with events. Whether it’s an office party, a festive brunch, or a holiday dinner, your calendar is probably booked solid with seasonal events. Being a guest at one of these events is a nice position to be in. You don’t have to worry about the guest list, or the meal planning, or getting your home ready, that’s the job of the hostess. It’s especially nice to arrive with a hostess gift in hand, as a token of your appreciation for the invite. If you’re wondering where to find these types of gifts, here are some ideas for where to get the perfect hostess gifts.  Continue reading

Celebrating the Holidays Around Yonge and Eg

Toronto is an amazing city to be in over the holidays with lots of different opportunities to celebrate the season. We’ve got the Santa Claus parade in November to get us started, the many holiday markets to ease us into the season, and tons of New Year’s Eve parties to end the year in style! But as a neighbourhood on its own, Yonge and Eglinton has lots to offer in terms of holiday celebrations as well. If you’re looking to enjoy the holiday season in the area, we have some festive suggestions!  Continue reading

Construction Update: Fall Edition

As we enter the month of December we’re struck with one overwhelming thought: where has the time gone?! 2016 has been a big year for our on-the-go projects. Lots of changes and progress has been made on both our E Condo and 1 Yorkville sites. If you’ve walked past either in the past 365 days you can attest to the activity and great work being done. Both sites have required extensive excavation, but lots has happened since breaking ground.  Continue reading

5 Hot Spots to Grab a Drink at Yonge and Eglinton

They say you learn something new everyday. Today we learned that another nickname for Yonge and Eglinton, is Yonge and Eligible, due to the soaring numbers of hip (and single) young professionals flocking to the area. Perhaps this explains the ever-expanding list of cool new spots opening up in the area. Whether you’re on the hunt for an after work drink, a spot to share a bottle with the girls, or perhaps a hip bar to take your next Tinder date to, Yonge and Eg has tons of places to wet your whistle.  Continue reading

5 Best Coffee Shops Around Yonge and Eg

Coffee is a must for many people starting their day and also for fuelling them throughout. If you need some caffeine in your veins and share an appreciation for a good cup of joe then you know how sweet it is to find a cafe that serves up some great quality coffee. Toronto has a plethora of cafes in every area and that includes Yonge and Eglinton where we’re working on E Condos! We’ve picked out a few of our favourites so you can find the perfect cup of coffee, whether your prefer lattes or americanos, around Yonge and Eg. Continue reading

Yonge & Eglinton Through The Years

There’s something about the summer that just makes you feel nostalgic. Perhaps it’s all the fresh, warm air, or maybe the fact that our minds relax enough this time of year to take an extra moment to think back on what was. We’re feeling a little nostalgic this week about one of our favourite neighbourhoods in the city – Yonge and Eglinton. We don’t have an attic with old photos and artifacts of this beloved area, but luckily the Toronto Archives provide plenty of pics to peruse from way back when.

If you know the area well, you’ll surely spot some changes. And if Yonge and Eg is new to you, we’re happy to help in your journey to getting to know the neighbourhood.

From 1907 – 1931

Road repairs on north Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue. - [between 1907 and 1912] Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue. - 1912 Eglinton Avenue West, looking west from Yonge Street. - 1922f1231_it0736 f1231_it0855 f1231_it1630

From 1950 – 1963

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From 1977 – 1996

Streets - Yonge Street/1978 study. - 1977-1983

Streets - Elm/Eglinton. - 1982-1986

North Toronto. - [198-]

 

Yonge Street , Bloor Street to Rosedale. - 1990

Issues - streetwall/corner buildings and street proportions. - [199?]-1996

Photos via the City of Toronto Archives. 

Healthy Living At Yonge and Eglinton

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There’s something about that hint of Spring in the air that just makes you want to be a better person. Now that the snow has melted, and your parka has been packed away until next winter, the opportunities to get outside and explore have arisen. Why not make a healthy living pledge this Spring – there’s really no excuse not to. Especially if you live in the Yonge and Eglinton area. With plenty of juice bars, healthy eats, and places to get active, your new healthy life is just a few steps away.

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