Let’s face it, people tend to get out-and-about more often at this time of year than during the winter, but no matter the season, residents of Vivid Condominiums will always be in a great location to make the most of area amenities. Now 70 per cent sold with move-ins still available this winter, Vivid by Pemberton Group is conveniently situated at Bloor and Islington.

The neighbourhood is rich in colourful experiences and top-performing schools. Transit is easily accessible — the Islington Subway Station and Kipling GO Station are just a short walk away, and the on-ramp to Highway 427 is conveniently close. The surrounding community boasts libraries, parks, shops, recreation facilities and sports clubs. Attractions such as Bloor West Village, The Kingsway, Sherway Gardens and Lake Ontario are also nearby.

Looking to explore the area further? Check out these great sweater-weather activities throughout Etobicoke:

Heritage Bus Tour of North Etobicoke: On Sunday, October 5th from 1 to 4pm, take a historic guided bus tour of North Etobicoke led by Denise Harris of the Etobicoke York Community Preservation Panel. Get to know your hometown like never before — highlights will include stops at Etobicoke’s oldest house, the former “country” branch of SickKids Hospital, a hand-carved marble temple, an art gallery hidden in the woods and a former tollhouse in a ghost town. After the tour, participants will enjoy afternoon tea at Montgomery’s Inn. The cost is $40, or $35 for Heritage Toronto members, and pre-registration is required. Tickets can be purchased online.

Carve a pumpkin from the Etobicoke Civic Centre Farmers Market: Thanksgiving is traditionally ‘decorative gourd season’ — so head to the Etobicoke Civic Centre Farmers Market to find yourself the perfect pumpkin. On every Saturday from early June to early November, Torontonians flock to this outdoor market between 8am and 2pm to stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and other specialty goods. Get into the festive spirit with an array of harvest decor items purchased from the market.

Fall foliage at the Humber Arboretum: Go leaf hunting at the Humber Arboretum, which features over 1,700 species of plants and animals. Covering 250 acres, the arboretum includes over six kilometres of walking trails. Maples typically reach their peak toward the end of September or early October. Aspens, tamaracks and red oaks are most colourful during the middle or end of October.


Image via Humber Arboretum

Catch a flick at Kingsway Theatre: When the temperature dips, be sure to check out a film at the historic Kingsway Theatre. This 700-seat theatre first opened its doors way back in 1939. The vintage marquee advertises first-run films that rotate weekly. General admission is $13 on weekdays and $15 on weekends. If you’re feeling nostalgic, take the kids to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” this Saturday or go out for dinner and a movie to see the critically acclaimed “Boyhood,” which was filmed over the course of 12 years with the same cast.

Back at home, take the time to stroll through Pemberton’s completed community park with a splash pad, playground and gazebo. Residents will appreciate the 24-hour concierge service provided from the stylish lobby. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool with men’s and women’s change rooms, fully equipped fitness centre and a chic lounge with a fireplace, bar and a servery and caterer’s kitchen.

Available designs include, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, one-bedroom plus media, two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den units. Suites range in size from from 580 to 1,120 square feet and are affordably priced from the $260,000s, including current incentives. Buy now and purchase with just 10 per cent down and take advantage of the extended deposit program, plus receive up to $17,500 off the purchase price where applicable. Stop by the Vivid Condominiums sales centre to speak with a representative for full details.

For more information, call 416 239 8200 or visit 

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