5 Favourite things about Toronto
RED Academy is coming to Toronto this May!
Vancouver’s leading tech school will be launching in Toronto with classes set to start May 9th. Courses being introduced include: UX Design, Digital Marketing, and Web Development. We wanted to share our love for Toronto and some of our favourite things!
1. Drake aka Aubrey Graham aka Champagnepapi
Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He is better recognized in his early days as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He is now a rapper in full force reppin’ the six. He reps Toronto every chance he gets from his lyrics, to his next album titled Views from the Six, and is the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Drake is not only a Toronto favourite but a RED Academy favourite.
2. Blue Jays
Not only is the Toronto Blue Jays Canada’s only MLB team, they made it to the playoffs last year, and have red jerseys. We can’t wait for the season to begin April 3rd.
3. Queen Street
Queen Street is an extremely popular area situated west of Yonge Street in downtown Toronto. Queen Street has rave reviews from locals and tourists, it is a street not to be missed! It is known as the best street in Toronto, there are a ton of shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars that everyone can enjoy. This is a great place to go for a walk and has a vibrant street scene for blocks.
Fun fact: RED Academy Toronto is a 10 minute walk from Queen Street West.
4. CN Tower
The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower located in downtown Toronto. The CN Tower which opened in 1976 holds the record for the 3rd tallest building in the world and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The public have access to oversee Toronto from the viewing deck and most recently can participate in the Edge Walk. The CN Tower is light up different colours for special occasions and even have fireworks shoot out of it.
5. Niagara Falls
We couldn’t forget about Niagara Falls on our favourite things in Toronto. Although it is not in Toronto, and is a 90-minute drive away, Niagara Falls is a iconic experience where you can watch the waterfall hurtle down. There are various viewing points, but the best seats in town are the falls boat tours.
Advisory: We intentionally excluded the Maple Leafs off the list because the Vancouver Canucks are still the best
Creative Director / Lead Instructor, UI & Communication Design
Julie is a Designer with expertise in crafting highly engaging digital experiences for organizations like TELUS, YYoga, Escents, and Rutgers University at digital agency Pound & Grain. Originally from New-Caledonia, she joined the RED team where she uses her well-rounded set of skills and her background in fine arts & coding to fuel her strong enthusiasm for teaching UI & Communication Design.
Julie is passionate about thinking of innovative ways to leverage user-centric design at every possible moment - whether it's through her teaching, her design work, or while contributing to the betterment of her surroundings.