5 Firsts for Liberty Village

Why be second when we can be first, right? Liberty Village has been first in many unique and innovative ways. Some feats are small and heart warming while others are revolutionary and creative. Here is a list of 5 firsts for Liberty Village (and in no particular order):

Terry Fox Run

Participants warm up for the first ever Terry Fox Run held in Liberty Village. Photo by Goran Petkovski.

In mid September on a beautiful Sunday morning, the community came together to host and participate in the inaugural Terry Fox Run. Mike Layton was on hand to help kick off the event and was joined by many other people and four legged friends. A huge shoutout to Jagger Long of LV Cares for organizing and leading this amazing initiative. Over $26000 was raised and was recognized by the Terry Fox Foundation as one of the most successful first runs ever held. Can’t wait for the community to come together again next year for this event.

Roland’s Inspiration Centre

Jam out and experience some amazing music equipment at Roland’s Inspiration Centre. Photo by Meg Marshall.

Now this is a world first! Roland Canada recently moved their Toronto office into Liberty Village this past summer. After settling in and getting organized, they launched Roland’s first ever Inspiration Centre at the Toronto Carpet Factory. Here, music lovers get to explore the latest and greatest instruments and technology available in the industry. Chat with the awesome staff and find out which bands and artists they have worked with. Vancouver is the next city on the list for an Inspiration Centre.

Toronto Wolf Pack

The pack is coming! The Toronto Wolfpack take over Lamport Stadium starting in May 2017.

Another world first! The Toronto Wolfpack is the first transatlantic professional sports team. They will play half of their season over in England, Wales and France. Home games will be played here in Liberty Village at Lamport Stadium, now referred to as “The Den”. This rugby team is part of the RFL and will enter the Kingston Press League 1. Tickets are now on sale and the first home game is scheduled for May 2017.

Bulk Barn Reuseable Container Program

The Bulk Barn chooses Liberty Village as the test location for a new pilot program. Photo by Goran Petkovski.

As a national first, the Bulk Barn is piloting a reuseable container program at the newly opened Liberty Village location. In an effort to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint, they have developed a simple 4 step program. This neighborhood was picked specifically as a the test market due to the high Millennial demographic who often take a strong interest and adoption to green initiatives. Hopefully this program works out well!


F45 offers a workout unlike others, using techniques from Australia. Photo taken by blogto.

This is a gym not to be missed! With the brand originating from Australia , the owners of the F45 Liberty Village location knew they had to bring the franchise to Canada after loving their workout overseas. The Liberty Village location was the first Canadian market to experience the fun, fast paced and never duplicated routines. The motivational sounds are supplied by streaming live DJ performances from Australia. All workouts and classes are conveniently scheduled for 45 minutes to allow everyone to enjoy the rest of their day, while still feeling great after an effective workout. F45 just celebrated their first anniversary.

What will be the next “first” for Liberty Village?

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A city gal at heart but with a soft spot for the country. If not out shopping for the next coveted fashion piece or checking out one of Toronto's delicious eateries, Meg can be found riding her horses.

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