• Take a sledding study break in Guelph

    Dec 31, 2014

    Take a fun sledding study break this winter in Guelph. Timbercreek’s Guelph Apartments are located only minutes from the University of Guelph in the heart of downtown.

    Types of Sleds and Toboggans:

    Sleds:

    A sled is a type of lightweight frame that is designed to glide seamlessly over snow andTC Guelph Sledding ice. Sleds with flat bottoms work well on fresh snow, while sleds with runners are faster on hard and icy snow. For greater steering control make sure to choose a sled with handgrips. An easy and inexpensive option that is perfect for students is a snow carpet. These are lightweight, easy-to-carry and have a flat bottom for higher speeds. Snow Carpet Sleds can be bought at Canadian Tire, which is less than a 20-minute walk from Timbercreek’s Guelph Communities.

    Toboggans:

    Toboggans are slightly different from sleds as they are longer, more narrow and curled up at the front. They generally have grooved bottoms that help them slide fast and straight on snow and ice. Some are equipped with side railings, which help keep the crew aboard. Most toboggans are pretty lightweight and easy to carry.

    Snow Tubes and Snow Saucers

    For thrill seekers, snow tubes are designed for sliding, spinning and bouncing down snow-covered hills. A donut shaped tube will have you spiraling down the hill, while rectangular models will hold a straighter line and go very fast. Snow saucers are also circular in shape, tend to go very fast but are not inflatable like snow tubes. Both options will give an exhilarating ride.

    Where to Go in Guelph:

    Guelph has a number of great sledding and tobogganing hills near Timbercreek’s Guelph Community at 27 and 40 Vanier Drive. Eden Mills Memorial Park is a 15-minute transit ride from our Guelph Community. Centennial Park is another great option for sledding as it features well maintained hills that aren’t too busy and is only a seven-minute walk from Timbercreek’s Guelph Apartments.

    Relax and enjoy the beautiful winter weather with some sledding and tobogganing in your area. Remember to have fun and be safe out on the slopes.

  • Where to work out in Cambridge

    Dec 29, 2014

    Don’t let the holiday season get in the way of your fitness goals this winter season. Today Timbercreek Communities has put together a few great options for places to get fit near our Cambridge Apartments.

    Moksha Yoga

    Moksha Yoga is a form of yoga that uses a heated room to stretch, strengthen andTC Cambridge Workout tone your muscles, while detoxifying the body and calming the mind. This type of relaxing yet challenging workout uses a number of stretches and poses to ensure a full body workout. Moksha Yoga is a 30-minute walk to Timbercreek Communities’ Cambridge Apartments at 204 Hespler Road. Classes are offered for people of all skill levels, including complete beginners to advanced yoga practioners. When attending any fitness class for the first time, remember to do your research beforehand, arrive ten to 15 minutes early, talk to your instructor and don’t overextend yourself.

    Cross Fit

    If you are looking for an intense total body workout that is exhilarating and fun, Cross Fit C-Town might just be the place for you. Cross Fit is the principal strength and condition program that many elite and professional athletes use worldwide. It delivers constantly varied, high-intensity movements that build strength and conditioning through challenging workouts. Circuit training is used to achieve your fitness goals, with workouts rarely lasting longer than 40 minutes. Cross Fit C-Town is a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s Cambridge Apartments.

    Goodlife

    For a more traditional style of workout that includes cardio machines, strength training equipment and group classes, check out Goodlife Fitness. This gym franchise has locations in most cities throughout Canada and is only a five-minute walk from 204 Hespler Road. Goodlife offers modern equipment, personal training and a large variety of fitness classes. These include everything from cycling, aerobics, yoga, step, kickboxing, Pilates, Zumba and more.

    Get Fit Now

    If you are looking for a more individualized approach when it comes to getting fit, Get Fit Now specializes in providing in-home and on site personal fitness training and coaching. This Cambridge based company focuses on providing people with the expertise, guidance and motivation they need to achieve positive changes in their life. This is a great option for people who don’t have time to visit the gym or for those who are intimidated by a big gym environment. Get Fit Now’s services are available to people individually and in small groups, from the comfort of your home, office or favourite fitness facility.

    Get in a great workout and help maintain a healthy lifestyle at the many local gyms and fitness studios available in Cambridge.

  • Apartment resolutions for 2015

    Dec 25, 2014

    With New Year’s Eve fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about your personal and apartment resolutions. The following apartment resolutions are easy ways to improve your apartment life and to make the most out of living at Timbercreek Communities’ Burlington Apartments.

    Clear the Clutter

    Start the year off right with a spick and span apartment. Make a resolution to clear upTC Burlington Resolutions any clutter and to enhance your home’s décor and atmosphere. Start by purging old or unused items including clothing, toys, kitchen appliances and other items you no longer use. Donate whatever items you can to your favourite local charity or thrift shop, which is a great way to do some good while also helping to de-clutter your home. Once you have a clean and open space to work with, decorating becomes not only easy but can also be lots of fun.

    Use Apartment Facilities

    Timbercreek’s Burlington Community at 955 Warwick Court has everything you need and more. Why not make a resolution to use the apartment’s fully equipped gym, laundry facilities and social spaces and save some money in the process? All residents can benefit from a better understanding of their apartment’s building policies and procedures and Timbercreek’s on-site management team can help out with any questions or inquiries.

    Be a Good Neighbour

    One of the keys to having a great experience with your apartment neighbours is to be a good neighbour yourself. The first step is to be a good communicator. Make sure to introduce yourself and to be polite and friendly. Keep an eye out for your neighbours, be respectful of their time and space and look for opportunities to lend a hand.

    Check Your Finances

    Take control of your finances this year. Try setting a household budget and sticking to it or make a point of saving a little more money this year for future plans. Creating a budget helps you get your savings in order, pay off debt and expenses and it also helps you make smarter long-term monetary decisions.

    Improve your quality of life as a renter with a few apartment resolutions. Whether you are making a goal to clear your apartment’s clutter, use the on-site facilities more, be a good neighbour or keep your finances in check, these easy resolutions will have a huge impact on your apartment life. Happy New Year from Timbercreek Communities.

  • Happy New Year, Halifax!

    Dec 23, 2014

    Ring in the New Year in Halifax with the following local events and activities that planned for the big night. Timbercreek’s Halifax Apartments are located throughout some of the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods including downtown Halifax, Bayer’s Lake and in the heart of Clayton Park.

    New Year’s Eve at the Grand Parade

    TC Halifax New YearsRing in the New Year at Halifax’s Grand Parade, only a 30-minute transit ride from 41 Cowie Hill Road. This event is a free family event that includes fireworks, live music, activities for the kids and much more. A night of amazing surprises awaits, featuring high-energy entertainers from all around the Maritimes and one of the biggest firework shows in the region. New Year’s Eve at the Grand Parade starts around 10:00 p.m. until midnight.

    Emera Oval

    Spend the hours leading up to midnight and the big countdown at Halifax’s Emera Oval. This family-friendly New Year’s event runs from 5:00 p.m. until midnight. The day and night will be full of skating, musical entertainment, activities for the kids, seasonal drinks and a fireworks spectacle to literally end the night with a bang. The Emera Oval is less than a 30-minute transit ride from Timbercreek’s 238 Bedford Highway Apartments in Halifax. The Emera Oval is the largest artificial outdoor skating rink in Atlantic Canada. Free skate and helmet rentals are available on-site for the event.

    Time Traveller’s Ball at the Halifax Forum

    The Halifax Forum is a two-minute transit ride from Timbercreek’s 214 Willet Street Community and home to one of Halifax’s biggest New Year’s Eve events, the Time Traveller’s Ball. This event features prizes, dancing, costume contests and a variety of games for grownups. Tickets cost $15 and doors open at 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. This is an adults-only event perfect for friends and loved ones to ring in the New Year together.

    Westin Halifax

    Eat, laugh and dance the night away at the Westin Halifax’s New Year’s Eve Events. The Westin Halifax is a 15-minute drive from 76 Fairfax Drive in Halifax. The hotel is offering a number of New Year’s Eve events including a full buffet dinner, comedy show at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club and nighttime drinks and dancing. For those looking to stay at the hotel overnight, the Westin Halifax is offering special New Year’s Eve room rates starting at $189.

    Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 at Halifax’s local New Year’s Eve celebrations. Happy New Year from Timbercreek Communities!
  • Immune boosting foods to try this winter

    Dec 19, 2014

    Fend off the cold and flu this winter with the following super foods that will help keep you healthy and happy all year long. Timbercreek Communities’ Brampton Apartments are located within walking distance of all major amenities, including shopping, schools, recreational facilities, bus routes and restaurants.

    Citrus

    It’s no secret that people turn to vitamin C after they’ve caught a cold, but did you know that it tops the chart of foods that help keep your immune system up and running? Vitamin C helps increase the production of white blood cells, which are key to fending off infections. Almost all citrus fruits are hTC Immune Foodsigh in vitamin C, along with strawberries, raw tomatoes, red peppers and broccoli. 

    Garlic

    Garlic is one of the most potent of all the super foods. It helps to boost your immune system and is laden with antibiotic, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Even the ancient Greeks and Egyptians have been documented using garlic to treat infections and gangrene through history. Garlic can be incorporated into many delicious meals including sauces, soups, salads and even eaten alone once roasted. If you want to avoid dragon breath you can always take one to two garlic capsules daily.

    Yogurt

    Yogurt is full of healthy probiotics that keep your immune system healthy. When selecting a yogurt look for options that contain ‘live and active cultures’ printed on the label. These cultures keep your immune system healthy and help fight diseases. Other benefits of yogurt’s cultures include improved digestion, skeletal benefits and an overall healthier tummy. Food Basics Grocery Store is less than a 20-minute walk from 25 Rambler Drive.

    Tea

    Both green and black teas are packed with flavonoids, which are a type of antioxidant. They also both contain large amounts of L-theanine, an amino acid that is an immune boosting powerhouse. Enjoy at least two cups of green or black tea daily for your optimal dose of flu-fighting power.

    Spices and Herbs

    There are a variety of awesome immune boosting herbs and spices that can help keep you healthy and happy this winter. Immune enhancing spices include cinnamon, turmeric and ginger. Herbs that help keep your health in check include thyme, rosemary, oregano and echinacea.

    Keep your health in check this winter with immune boosting foods, herb and spices this season. Not only do these ingredients taste great, but they also help keep you and your family happy and healthy.

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