30 reasons to spend your #summerincanary - Canary District

30 reasons to spend your #summerincanary

Canary District a family-friendly, thriving community with beautiful green space and and peaceful, tree – lined main throughfare built for summer days and nights. This summer, escape the city without ever leaving the city, your staycation awaits at Canary District. Here are 30 reasons you should spend your #summerincanary:

  1. Walk through the beautiful 18-acre Corktown Common and enjoy over 700 native trees and thousands of species of shrubs, groundcovers and aquatic plants.
  2. Canary District is a dog friendly neighbourhood, bring your dog and mingle.
  3. Access the Don River Trail through the Bala Underpass in Corktown Common Park. Get on your bike and ride all the way to Evergreen Brickworks!
  4. With a teeter-totter, hopscotch, 4-square, swings and playful climbing structures, the playground at Underpass Park offers something for all ages.
  5. Corktown Common has endless perfect picnic spots, try to guess our favourite. We will reveal it on our Instagram @canarydistrict at the end of the summer!
  6. RockOn Climbing Gym has indoor bouldering perfect for a workout or party. Look out for a mural by Toronto’s own Leslie Phelan.
  7. Voted runner up for best Thai restaurant in Toronto by NOW Toronto, you can now enjoy Sukhothai on their summer patio.
  8. Underpass Park is the most extensive park ever to be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first one in Toronto, to learn more visit waterfronttoronto.ca.
  9. The Water Guardians art installation on Front Street incorporates a child-friendly rubberized play surface made from recycled materials. Learn more at artworxto.ca.
  10. The Splash Pads at Corktown Common and on the Front Street Promenade are great for kids and also recycle water to be used for park irrigation and maintenance at Corktown Common.
  11. The patio at the Aviary Brewpub features romantic lighting and award-winning beers from their brewery right next door.
  12. Corktown Common park is an integral part of the flood protection system for the Don Watershed, you can learn more at Waterfronttoronto.ca.
  13. Visit the Underpass Park Farmer’s Market on Thursdays from 4-7:30pm for local produce and treats. Learn more at underpassparkmarket.com.
  14. The view of the CN tower from Front Street East is beautiful, stop and take a second to enjoy.
  15. No shoes, the sculpture at the entrance of Corktown Common park was commissioned for the International Sculpture Symposium in Toronto in 1967 by Internationally renowned sculptor Mark di Suvero. Learn more at artworxto.ca.
  16. The playground at Corktown Common features conventional slides, swings and seesaws but is built into the natural landscape and is balanced by natural features such as rock outcrops and woodlands.
  17. Visit Multipli’city, a series of murals at Underpass Park featuring Chief Lady Bird, an Anishinaabe artist currently based in Toronto, Carlos Delgado, a Columbian visual artist currently living in Toronto, and many more. To see the full list of participating artists visit muralroutes.ca.
  18. While you’re at Underpass Park, look up to see Mirage, a public art piece designed by award-winning Toronto artist and architect Paul Raff.
  19. Did you know that the sidewalks in Canary District are even wider than the streets? This neighbourhood takes pedestrian-friendly to a new level!
  20. Hit the patio at Souk Tabule for delicious and unique food and drinks you won’t find anywhere else.
  21. Vegan? Copper Branch has many incredible vegan food options including cashew-based ice cream.
  22. The Cooper Koo Family YMCA has exercise classes on the roof. This beautiful green space doubles as the most beautiful workout space in the city!
  23. After your workout, grab a protein bowl or ball at Fuel+, the perfect after workout snack.
  24. Heading to the Distillery? Canary District is just a 5 minute walk away.
  25. Grab a coffee and a snack at Dark Horse Espresso Bar and bring a bottle of wine home for dinner, no need to go to the LCBO.
  26. In partnership with the Bowery Project, check out the community garden at Front Street East and Bayview.
  27. Tadashi Kawamata’s Untitled (Toronto Lamp Posts) is a twelve metre high sculptural tower on the Front Street Promenade, learn more at artworxto.ca.
  28. The paved pathways at Corktown Common are perfect for roller skating, pick up a pair at Shoptask on Front Street East and you’re ready to roll!
  29. It’s so easy to get here. The 504 streetcar’s Distillery Loop takes you right to the entrance of Canary District at Front and Cherry Streets.
  30. Canary District is a LEED Gold certified community, satisfying the city’s highest sustainability standards. To learn more about the LEED certification system and what it takes to achieve it, visit cagbc.org

The best part about this amazing district? It’s growing! With a grocery store set to open in 2022 and the first purpose-built Indigenous Hub dedicated to the Aboriginal people of Toronto going up at it’s entrance, Canary District promises to continue to become one of Toronto’s iconic destinations. We’ll see you there soon!