• Celebrate summer in the Beaches

    May 29, 2015

    600 Kingston Apartments give you easy access to the Beaches, one of Toronto’s favourite summertime destinations. How can you celebrate summer in this part of the city? Find out in today’s post put together by the blog team at Timbercreek Communities. TC Toronto Beaches

    Beaches Jazz Festival StreetFest

    One of the highlights of the summer is the annual Beaches Jazz Festival StreetFest. This July will mark the 27th year of this international music event. The festivities will take place on the nights of July 23rd through the 25th on Queen Street East, from Woodbine Avenue to Beech Avenue. This location is only about a five-minute bike ride away from 600 Kingston Apartments. Streets in this area will be closed from 6:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. during the festival. Check out the complete lineup of bands online. In addition to great music, the event also has a charity run and walk, perfect for beginner and experienced athletes alike, in addition to many other activities, food and more.

    Canada Day Fireworks

    Celebrate one of summer’s biggest holidays at Ashbridges Bay Park (1675 Lake Shore Boulevard). Canada Day Fireworks will be happening at this popular park on July 1st. To get to this section of the Beaches, take public transportation just 15 minutes from 600 Kingston Apartments. This event is free to attend.

    Heatwave Toronto 2015

    Don’t miss Heatwave Toronto 2015 on July 11th and 12th. This event raises money for SickKids, an organization that helps support children fighting cancer. It is the largest beach volleyball and beach soccer event of its kind in the city. There will also be lots of shopping opportunities, giveaways, food, beverages and more as a part of this fun-filled summer festival. Are you interested in playing in the games? Sign up online today. Festivities will happen at Ashbridges Bay Park, an 11-minute bike ride from 600 Kingston Apartments.

    Celebrating summer is easy at the Beaches. Go for a stroll down the Boardwalk or attend one of these great upcoming events highlighted by Timbercreek Communities. For more information about 600 Kingston Apartments and their vibrant surrounding neighbourhood, visit our website today.

  • Where to find student discounts in London

    May 27, 2015

    Save money while living at 498 Queens Apartments. Timbercreek Communities has been on the lookout for student discounts nearby. Check out today’s post from the blog team to learn about a few great deals in the neighbourhood.

    A night out on the town

    Going to a concert, play or musical is a fun way to spend an evening with friends. So how can you enjoy an awesome show without spending too much? The Grand Theatre (471 Richmond Street) is a 12-minute bus ride or 15-minute walk from 498 Queens Apartments. This performance venue offers some great student discounts, including the 30 Under 30 program. Order tickets today for an upcoming must-see show. If you need additional info, simply call 519-672-8800.

    Reach your fitness goals

    Student discounts arTC London Studente available at many gyms and fitness studios around town. For example, give yoga a try. The Yoga Shack (154 Bruce Street) has two locations, including one that is only a 15-minute bike ride from 498 Queens Apartments. This studio offers special student discounts. Be sure to take your ID with you when you go to purchase your pass before you attend class. There are many different classes to choose from, from Hot Hatha to Power Flow. This studio also offers an affordable five-dollar community class. 

    Half-price fun

    Did you know that you could go bowling or play billiards just a short walk from 498 Queens Apartments? Palasad North (775 Adelaide Street North) is only a 20-minute walk or five-minute bike ride away. On Tuesday nights, this is a great outing for students because both bowling and billiards are half-price.

    Find more discounts

    One of the best ways to find student discounts is to start on your university website. Many schools offer tips and suggestions for off-campus places where you can find a great steal. For example, don’t miss this list put together with University of Western Ontario (1151 Richmond Street) students in mind. This campus is only about a five-minute drive from 498 Queens Apartments.

    Living in London is affordable, especially when you have a student ID. Timbercreek Communities hopes today’s post helps you get started saving money. Anytime you are eating out, shopping or using a local service, be sure to ask whether the business offers a discount for students. For more information about 498 Queens Apartments, visit our website today.
  • Make the most of our fitness facilities with these workout apps

    May 25, 2015

    Looking to lose weight, tone up or simply keep healthy and happy? Try the following fitness apps that will help you on your fitness journey. Timbercreek Communities Townhomes on Walkey and Cedarwood offer stunning in-suite and building amenities including a newly renovated gym and indoor swimming pool at the on-site recreation centre.

    Carrot Fit

    Sometimes tough love is the only way to get motivated. Carrot Fit uses a snarky TC Ottawa Appsfemale-voiced artificial intelligence who will cheer you on when you're losing weight or hitting your fitness goals and berate you when you pack on the pounds. Users simply enter their weight manually and then watch the app track it on a graph along with their body mass index (BMI). Carrot Fit is currently only available for iOS and is now available with i0S 8’s new HealthKit framework.

    Pact

    Pact asks users to put their money where their mouth is with a financial incentive in order to get and stay fit. Users of this application pledge a set number of days they plant to work out that week, along with an amount of money they must put up. Users must pay for each day they miss, but get paid every time they complete their weekly goal. This app features the option to connect with other tracking applications and to use a nutritional option that is now available. Pact is available free for iOS and Android.

    Hot5 Fitness

    Hot5 Fitness app offers high quality step-by-step workouts led by the top trainers in the industry. These workouts include cardio, abs, strength-training, flexibility and everything in between. There are pages of five-minute video workouts of every variety and difficulty level. It is incredibly simple to use with a beautifully designed interface. No WiFi is needed and the application is available for i0S and Android. Take the app with you to Timbercreek’s on-site fitness centre at the Townhomes on Walkley and Cedarwood in Ottawa.

    Fitbit

    Fitbit offers one of the most popular fitness devices and accompanying applications for people looking to improve their fitness level. If users have a Fitbit device, the app helps users to accurately track all-day activity including steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and active minutes. This app can also help users set goals, view progress and even track their sleeping patterns. The Fitbit app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Future Shop is a 30-minute transit ride from Timbercreek’s Townhomes on Walkley and Cedarwood in Ottawa and is a great place to pick up a Fitbit for your fitness journey.

    Keep your health in check this year with the following fitness apps that can be used while at the gym at Timbercreek’s Townhomes on Walkley and Cedarwood in Ottawa.

  • Contemporary design stores in Montreal

    May 22, 2015

    Whether you are looking to purchase a new piece of modern furniture or are simply after some design inspiration, be sure to check out the following contemporary design stores in Montreal. Timbercreek Communities’ 345 Rue De La Gauchetiere Apartment is located only minutes from Victoria Square in Montreal, within one of the city’s hottest areas.

    Triede

    For over 20 years Triede has been one of Montreal’s hottest design stores. Triede’s TC Montreal Designrange of products is always personally selected to assure both a winning combination of form and function. This local design emporium offers a wide selection of modern furniture and décor pieces that are sure to enhance any space in the home. Triede is a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 345 Rue De La Gauchetiere Community in Montreal.

    Stacaro

    Add some modern European style and flare to your home with Stacaro Fine Furniture Stores. This design emporium offers showrooms in both the heart of Montreal and downtown Toronto. They provide a wide variety of furniture, lighting and accessory options. The Montreal showroom showcases an eclectic mix of classical and modern styles, as well as contemporary looks with unique touches. Each piece of Stacaro furniture has been carefully chosen with an eye for quality, design and European style.

    Aventscene

    Aventscene is a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 345 Rue De La Gauchetiere Community and has been a design favourite in Montreal since 1995. They specialize in high-end furnishings, luxury objects and lighting solutions. Passion, design and sophistication are the core principles of the business, along with detail-oriented and personalized service. Aventscene carries a selection of internationally renowned brands including Maxalto, Fritz Hansen, Knoll, David Weeks and more.

    Mobilia

    Mobilia is all about quality, style and affordability. They provide an exceptional range of new and exciting home furnishings -- some of which have been custom-designed -- while keeping the client’s budget in mind. Mobilia is one of the world leaders in contemporary home furnishing choices and is about to celebrate 50 years of design excellence.

    Visit our suggestions for some of the best contemporary design stores in Montreal for beautiful, modern furniture and decor that will enhance any space in the home.

  • Hamilton Get to know Hamilton Harbour

    May 20, 2015

    Get to know the Hamilton Harbour a little better this spring and summer with today’s post from Timbercreek Communities. Timbercreek’s 175 Hunter Street Community is nestled into a quiet residential neighbourhood full of beautiful tree-lined streets and parks, and is just minutes from the bustling Hess Village.

    About the Harbour

    Hamilton Harbour lies at the western tip of Lake Ontario and is separated naturally from the lake by a sandbar. This naturally protected harbour offers 45 kilometres of stunning shoreline that is home to many commercial, industrial and residential areas. The Hamilton Harbour is a 20-minute transit ride from Timbercreek’s 175/205 Hunter Street Community.

    Hamilton Waterfront Trolley Tour

    The Hamilton Waterfront Trolley is 37-passenger rubber tired trackless trolley that gives people the opportunity to travel the Hamilton Waterfront Trail and explore the area. This 12-kilometre trail follows the shoreline of the western portion of the harbour. Along the way you will see active marine and rail operations, marinas and sailing, children’s play facilities, historic bridges and stunning shoreline views. The conductor of the trolley will provide narrated commentary as you explore the Hamilton Harbour.

    Hamilton Tour Boar

    The Hamilton Tour Boat is a 15-passenger tour boat that offers a narrated 60-minute tour of the Hamilton Harbour. Along the way the captain of the boat will provide guests with interesting stories and the history of one of North America’s most noteworthy harbours. The tour provides unique views of the natural, recreational and industrial faces of Hamilton.

    The Waterfront TrailTC Hamilton Harbour

    Explore the Waterfront Trail on foot or by bicycle to get some exercise and to enjoy some of the best views in the city. The Waterfront Trail is a 3.4-kilometre multi-use trail that makes its way along the shore from Bayfront Park to Princess Point. Enjoy a hike, leisurely walk with your pooch or family picnic along the Waterfront Trail in Hamilton. This trail connects to the Trans Canada Trail and the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail in Burlington.

    Enjoying the Hamilton Harbour is easy with Timbercreek’s guide to this beautiful attraction.

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