There’s something about double-digit temperatures and bursts of sunlight peaking through the clouds that rekindles our love for our city, and when you live in the centre of all the action, the next place to explore is never too far away.
Here’s what we love the most about springtime in our community, and where we’ll be hanging out close to King Blue
1. A Change of Scenery is a Ferry Ride Away
Photo by The Toronto Star
Walking 20 min south of King Blue to Queen’s Quay is all you need to do to hop on a ferryboat and escape for a day on Toronto Island
. Here you can enjoy the famous Toronto skyline view from another perspective and check out the amusement park and petting zoo, have a picnic lunch or get on a bike, rollerblades or kayak to explore the area. Ferry service typically runs every half hour
2. Swan Spotting at Coronation Park
Photo by Anne Brokelman
Along the waterfront just before Ontario Place, Coronation Park
’s large maple trees and Lake Ontario breeze is often the place to spot Toronto’s swans. It’s part of the Martin Goodman Trail
and has 3 softball diamonds for you to organize a game with fellow King Blue residents.
3. A Slice of History is in your Backyard
One of the most important historical sites in Canada is just 15 minutes away from King Blue. At Fort York
you can imagine a time when Toronto was at war and the buildings and exhibits that are left behind, and the area often hosts outdoor concerts and festivals through the summer.
4. Explore the Waters’ Edge at Cherry Beach
Photo By Toronto City
Torontonians love Cherry Beach
, and we’re lucky to have this corner of the city to explore when the sun is shining. It’s a 10-minute drive from King Blue, but park spots can be hard to find on weekends, so bike or take transit here. Dog owners will appreciate the off-leash zone for your pet to roam free after a day in the condo, and the water is safe for some shoreline frolicking and sunbathing.
What are your reasons to love springtime in Toronto? Tell us on Facebook and Twitter, #KingBlueCondos.