Oben Flats – Leslieville Celebrates First Birthday with Summer Rooftop Party

Our Leslieville location is turning one this year so we hosted a party on its rooftop this past Sunday to celebrate. Back dropped by the iconic Toronto skyline and CN Tower, many of our residents, colleagues and friends came out and joined us to celebrate Oben Flats – Leslieville’s first birthday. With a live DJ set from Bellosound, hand-crafted eats from Food Dudes and the cosmic cocktails of BarChef, the party was in full swing and extended the weekend a little longer before we hung it up for the week.

To start it couldn’t have been a better day to host a party, clear sunny sky that offered incredible views of the city that we call home. Atop the building designed by the award-winning architects of Superkül, guests mingled and sipped signature cocktails, danced and enjoyed the festivities until the sun set. Getting the opportunity to celebrate this milestone was truly special for us, and we’re thankful that photographer and filmmaker Darid Barouti was there to capture the whole soiree. Have a look at some of the pics from the party and relive it if you were there, or be jealous that you weren’t.

We’ll see you at the next one.

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The Bowery Project at Oben Flats

The Bowery Project has taken over our vacant lot on Sherbourne and Gerrard for the second year in a row to their great success! These mobile pop-up farms grow food that is then given away to the community. Each year, a big urban garden site like ours can produce over 400 pounds of produce to help feed hungry people in Toronto.

In a recent interview with Global News, The Bowery Project, co-founder Rachel Kimel explained that "Oben Flats wanted to do something that gave back to the community and that transformed [the] site."

Our lot at Sherbourne and Gerrard had previously been vacant for over two decades. We're happy to see how The Bowery Project at Oben Flats at directly benefitted the local Toronto community with 1500 milk crates, many volunteers, and educational programming.

Image by @theboweryproject