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Bloor St. Culture Corridor App

Friday, 05 December 2014 17:12

All of us have sent out that Facebook post that asks where we should take our friends/parents/sundry out for dinner in our own neighbourhood this weekend. It’s easy to feel disconnected, especially if you live in a high-density area in which store facades and cinema marquees seem to be constantly in flux. And flipping through newspapers or magazines for what to do that night can get a little unwieldy.

Enter, for one neighbourhood, the app to sort you out. Partnered with (among others) the Bloor Annex BIA, Bloor St. Culture Corridor has created this app (available for various smartphones) that not only lists 14 requisite stops to satisfy a tourist, but provides essential information for fulltime residents of the area.

Key features of the app include:

•    culturally diverse information from, among others, the Aboriginal, Jewish, and Japanese communities
•    a news feed that plays host to Twitter feeds of some of the app’s members
•    an events calendar that will tell you everything from what exhibition is at the ROM or Bata Shoe Museum to what’s playing at the Bloor Cinema
•    and special offers from businesses and services in the area that are tailored for users of the app.

It’s an easy way to stay in touch with the changes in your area – what’s moving in, what’s moving out, and how you might best spend an evening or Saturday afternoon taking advantage of the Bloor Street Corridor that stretches from Bathurst to Bay. And other neighbourhoods of Toronto, take note! All of the GTA’s pockets can use help like this.

My only warning: please, look up from your phone. Unfortunately, the Bloor Street Corridor app doesn’t map light posts or other pedestrians, and it also will not protect your noggin if you walk into said objects while perusing it.

Find out more at, or check it out on the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

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