Living in the heart of a bustling city like Toronto can be a daunting experience as a newcomer, especially if you don’t know anyone in the city. However, the beauty of urban living lies in the opportunities to form connections and build a community. We’ve compiled our best tips on how to discover and cultivate a sense of community from the comfort of one of Medallion’s Toronto properties.
Utilize Communal Spaces and Amenities
Medallion’s Toronto properties offer an array of communal spaces and amenities that foster social connection for their residents. Different properties offer different features, making it easy to find a property that suits your needs. Fitness rooms, multi-purpose areas, party rooms and outdoor terraces are just some of the social areas available for resident use. Hosting a casual get together in one of these areas is a great way to break the ice and get to know your neighbors. Mention the event casually during encounters in the apartment complex or pop up some friendly fliers to spread the word. A simple gathering like this can set the stage for meaningful interactions and lasting connections.
Integrate Yourself in an Established Community
When searching for an apartment to call home, consider areas that already have a vibrant and well-established sense of community. Toronto is home to a multitude of diverse and vibrant communities. Consider the Weston & Finch community which is home to schools, shops, restaurants and community centers. Or perhaps the bustling center of Toronto with its lively social scene and close proximity to the Toronto Community and Culture Center (TCCC). The TCCC has a long history helping newcomers integrate into the Toronto community by offering volunteer opportunities, job assistance and more. Using services such as these, you are bound to find a community to be a part of in Toronto.
Join Local Clubs or Groups
Engaging in activities you’re passionate about is an excellent way to meet like-minded individuals and build connections. Toronto is filled with opportunities to get involved in hobbies and interests. Whether it’s writing, running, cooking or joining a local gym, there’s something for everyone. Toronto Writers offers a monthly writer’s pub night, the Toronto Running Club meets three times a week for social runs and the city is home to plenty of gyms that offer social workout classes. Apps such as Meetup can also be utilized to organize meetings with like-minded people in the area. With all these options you’ll have no trouble finding your people in Toronto.
Explore the Local Community
To foster a sense of belonging, take time to explore the local community surrounding your apartment. Toronto is teeming with cafes, parks and community centers that can be your go-to spots for socializing. For example, Medallion has a selection of apartments in St. James Town, near the Rosedale Ravine Lands, Wellesley Community Centre and an endless selection of cafes. Frequenting such places will provide ample opportunities to meet new people and form connections. Medallion’s Apartment Finder lists key places near each of the Toronto properties, making it easy to select an apartment close to social public spaces.
Volunteer in Your Community
Contributing to the community by volunteering is a fulfilling way to establish roots and make a positive impact. There are so many meaningful causes you can get behind, from environmental conservation to assisting the less fortunate. Explore various causes in your neighborhood to discover opportunities that resonate with you. Volunteering will not only give you a sense of meaning but also allows you to connect with like-minded individuals.
Using these tips, your journey towards finding and building a community in Toronto is an exciting adventure waiting to unfold. Medallion’s Toronto properties provide the perfect canvas for this experience, offering a selection of communal spaces and amenities that facilitate social interaction and connection. Explore Medallion’s range of apartment options using the Apartment Finder tool today. We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto.