Monthly Media Roundup: October Edition
Just like that another month has passed. As the leaves changed colour, the theme of this month was transformation, and we were fortunate that many media outlets recognized Streetcar’s role in helping to revitalize some of Toronto’s hottest up-and-coming areas.
Urban Toronto wrote about how the Southwood is contributing to Kingston Road’s transformation. The article notes how the Southwood’s “subtle but contemporary aesthetic” complements the neighbourhood’s leafy environment, noting the proximity to Glen Stewart Park and the ravine.
Then Metro News took us over to Riverside Square, and named the development a part of the “Queen East Renaissance.” Writer Duncan McAllister focused on amenities of the project, including the infinity pool and rooftop. He noted the greenscaped cabana terrace, as well as the community features Riverside Square will bring to the neighbourhood, such as an onsite grocery store, retail space, cafes and more. He also concentrated on the loft’s proximity to the Don River, making access to the Don Valley Parkway a breeze for drivers, and highlighted how the Lower Don Trails will surely become a playground for cyclists and hikers.
Urban Toronto once again wrote about Streetcar, this time focusing on how Riverside Square’s revamped design will make it a focal point in this growing community: “The current design brings a more lively presence by introducing a public park while simultaneously celebrating the brick east wall of the existing century-old building immediately to the west on Queen,” Stefan Novakovic writes.
He also focused on one of the features we’re most excited about: the central street known as Baseball Place, which “strives to become a vibrant centre for the community, with cafes and restaurants lining the intimate, pedestrian-oriented gateway to the new community beyond.”
Riverside Square, and more specifically the launch of The City Collection, also caught the attention of Buzz Buzz Home. The publication shared the others’ enthusiasm for outdoor features such as the infinity pool, dramatic glass window walls, and dynamic angles, as well as indoor features, including the 9-foot ceilings, premium appliances, and luxurious soaker tubs.
Riverside Square again received praise for its location, which Buzz Buzz Home notes is “ideally located steps from the culinary delights, cultural hotspots, and convenient amenities along Queen Street.”
And while there was a lot of attention paid to what’s to come this month, there was also some appreciation for what’s already here.
BizBash took a different approach, featuring SYNC loft’s Streetcar Studio as one of Toronto’s top 10 venues for winter meetings and events, noting the 1,200 sq. ft. studio’s “unique architectural elements and modern lighting” and the direct proximity to Dark Horse Espresso Bar.