Thursday, October 1, 2015

Get Your Caffeine Fix at Zavida Coffee

You don’t have to go far to get a good cup of joe around here.

This year Zavida Coffee opened up shop on the ground floor of our building, which we know has made everyone’s morning a lot brighter as you make your way to work and school. The coffee company itself has been around for over 35 years, and is trusted to make some of the best coffee you’ve ever had. Move over, Starbucks!

They serve locally roasted fresh coffee, a variety of teas, and have an assortment of pastries in case you’re feeling hungry. One thing we love about their business is that for every ten cups purchased from their shop, they plant one tree somewhere around the world, so it’s like you’re saving the world while you get your caffeine fix.

All things caffeine aside, the shop itself is really beautiful. With beautiful details on the floor, twinkly lights hanging from the ceiling, and cozy seats hanging all around the store, we highly recommend you enjoy your coffee in the shop every now and then. It’s a great place to get some work done or catch up with a friend.

Zavida is located on street level on the north side of our building, and they’re open 7 days a week!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Buildings casting light on their city’s skyline around the world

One thing we love is pairing great architecture with vibrant lighting displays - they have a major impact to city skylines. At Aura, you may have noticed the lights at the top of our tower that make a statement on the Toronto skyline. Our light feature consists of a series of LED strips, which illuminate the top portion of our building every evening between 8pm and 10pm.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Story of... The Gherkin

Who would have thought one of the most iconic building in the London skyline would be strikingly similar to the shape of a pickle?

The Gherkin is arguably the city’s most distinctive skyscraper and we’re not mad about it.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Drink Up at the Toronto Cider Festival

Move over, beer! There’s a new festival in town.

For those of you who aren’t a big fan of beer (or are gluten-free), the Toronto Cider Festival is coming to Yonge-Dundas Square on September 26th and we highly recommend you take advantage of it. It’s the perfect way to cap off the summer, and since we’ve been having a hot September it will be extra refreshing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It's all in the Details: Trinket Shopping in Toronto

Pulling together the perfect space takes some time. You need to pick the kind of vibe you want, what you want to hang on your walls, and what kind of furniture would suit the room. You may think once you’ve got all these basics down pat your place will feel like home, but you’re not finished yet. The key to pulling a room together is in the details - the trinkets.