• Mark your calendars for the Halifax International Busker Fest

    Jul 31, 2015

    Prepare to be entertained this summer at the Halifax International Busker Fest. Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities will be giving you an overview of this fun festival, including can’t-miss performers and shows. Timbercreek’s Halifax Apartments are located in the most vibrant and bustling areas of the city. TC Halifax Busker 2

    Halifax International Busker Festival

    The hilarious, wacky and fun Halifax International Busker Festival is back for another year of entertainment. Crowds will be treated to free performances and mind-blowing shows from the world's top street performance artists. There will be acrobatics, music, visual arts, comedy, a fire show and much more. The International Busker Festival runs from July 29th until August 3rd from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. daily. All of the performances will be taking place along the scenic Halifax Waterfront, only minutes’ walking distance from Timbercreek’s Halifax communities.

    Top Picks

    Here are some of the Halifax International Busker Festival’s most highly anticipated performances. The full performance schedule is available here.

    Aerial Manx

    Aerial Manx is an Australian performer who has circled the globe with his breathtaking performances. He is an acrobat, sword swallower and world-class contortionist. He was awarded the Guinness World Record for one of his incredible stunts, where he performs multiple back flips while swallowing a sword.

    Patrick Drake

    Patrick Drake is a Canadian performer who is back for his 7th Halifax Busker Festival. He is a multi-award winning comedy magician, who brings a unique blend of sleight of hand skill, originality and standup comedy.

    The Third Wind

    The Third Wind is a collaboration of internationally acclaimed circus artists who bring death-defying tricks to amazed audiences. They specialize in the dangerous art of Russian Bar – balancing and throwing each other 20 feet into the air, all from a 10 cm wide bar.

    Chalky

    Chalky is a Canadian performer who recreates classical works of art with chalk. Come and watch him skillfully recreate some of the most recognizable and famous paintings from history.

    Enjoy some free and fun entertainment in Halifax this summer at the Halifax International Busker Festival.

  • Campgrounds near Cambridge

    Jul 29, 2015

    Looking to camp out this summer and enjoy a fun-filled adventure that the whole family will love? Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities has compiled a few of our favourite campgrounds in Ontario, all within an hour of our Cambridge Apartments.

    Guelph Lake Conservation Area

    The Guelph Lake Conservation Area is a stunning natural area that offers plenty of TC Cambridge Campingopportunity for camping, swimming, fishing and more. Guelph Lake offers 104 service sites with electricity and water and about 190 un-serviced sites in a variety of locations, including riverfront and forest. Daily, monthly and seasonal rates are available. Click here for fee information. Rates range from $35 to $42 per night and the season runs from May until October. The Guelph Lake Conservation area is a 30-minute drive from Timbercreek’s 204 Hespeler Road Community.

    Milton Heights Campground Ltd.

    Milton Heights offers a camping experience for everyone, with their basic tenting, water and electricity and sewer, water and electricity camping options. Basic tenting if for people who are looking to “rough it”, while the latter two option are designated for tenters or smaller pop-up trailers. Campground facilities include an outdoor heated pool, coin-operated laundry facilities, modern washrooms, free WiFi, a playground, a basketball court, horseshoe pits and more. Rates range from $34 to $41 and the campground is open year-round.

    Valens Conservation Area

    Valens Lake is a popular family campground area with 225 campsites, including 125 with electrical and water hookups. Up to six people are permitted per campsite and one vehicle is free with your permit. Reservations are accepted year round for camping during the season, which runs from May Long Weekend until Thanksgiving. Rates range from $33 to $36 per night. Recreational facilities include Valens Lake, boat rentals, a playground, modern bathrooms, showers and more. Valens Conservation area is a 20-minute drive from Timbercreek’s Cambridge community.

    Brant Conservation Area

    Brant Conservation Area is a popular spot for camping just outside of Timbercreek’s Cambridge communities in Brantford. This conservation area has 401 camping sites, including 126 with electricity and water. Daily rates range from $35 to $50 during the season from May until October. Recreational facilities include an on-site pool, access to the Grand River, a playground, swimming, fishing, modern restrooms and more.

    Enjoy a camping adventure without having to stray too far from the City of Cambridge.

  • Best beverages for a night on the balcony

    Jul 27, 2015

    This summer, take full advantage of your beautiful Burlington apartment balcony. After a long day at work, enjoy one of these summer beverages recommended by the blog team at Timbercreek Communities

    Iced tea

    Iced tea is a seasonal favourite that is easy to prepare in your kitchen at 995 Warwick Court Apartments. Make your own version of this summertime fTC Burlington Beveragesavourite to enjoy on your balcony.

    Simple peach ice tea

    Jazz up your traditional summer tea recipe by incorporating in-season fruits. Simple peach ice tea is a fruity and refreshing beverage. If you are looking for a sweet treat to finish your evening, try this peachy recipe today.



    Raspberry lemonade

    Beat the heat with a glass of lemonade on the balcony. Use fresh raspberries, lemons and simple syrup to make a tart, cold raspberry lemonade drink that the entire family will love.

    Perfect homemade iced coffee

    Is a cup of decaf coffee your preferred way to end an evening? If so, try this homemade iced coffee recipe. This iced rendition of your favourite warm beverage is a cool and tasty option that better fits the summer season.

    Summer in a Cup Smoothie

    A smoothie is a great way to cool off after a long day. It’s also a great way to get a healthy dose of energizing nutrients. Fill your smoothies with summer flavours using fresh, in-season fruits. Use this Summer in a Cup Smoothie recipe to help you start exploring what smoothie fruit mixes you love best. Enjoy your beverage on your balcony at 995 Warwick Court Apartments.

    Use today’s post from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities to find new summertime beverage recipes and enjoy your seasonal drink on your balcony to conclude a long summer day. For more information about our Burlington apartments, simply visit our website today.

  • Enjoy Brantford's summer culture series

    Jul 23, 2015

    Get a little more culture in Brantford this summer with the following live events happening in your city. Today on the blog Timbercreek Communities gives you a roundup of a few of our top picks for theatre, music and fun events happening in Brantford this summer.

    Outdoor Summer Concert at Burtch Baptist Church

    Enjoy a wonderful evening of music, inspiration and fun at the Outdoor Summer Concerts at Burtch Baptist Church. This family-friendly event offers guestTC Brantford Cultures a night of moving music, hymns and entertainment. The event takes place on Sunday July 26th at 7 p.m. and features Gospel Music by The Torchmen. Parking is free.

    Brantford International Jazz Festival presents Gino Vannelli

    The Brantford International Jazz Festival will be presenting a special performance by legendary artist Gino Vannelli. This event takes place on Saturday, September 19th and begins at 8 p.m. Gino Vannelli is the recipient of multiple Canadian Juno awards, has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has sold over 10 million records worldwide. This is a can’t-miss performance that is sure to be one of the highlights of the Brantford International Jazz Festival.

    Symphony Under the Stars

    Symphony Under the Stars takes place on August 20th from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Bell Homestead National Historic Site. The Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra will perform beautiful classical compositions under the stars, where guests can bring their favourite blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this free outdoor performance. The Bell Homestead National Historic Site was the home of inventor Alexander Graham Bell and is only a 30-minute walk from Timbercreek’s Brantford Community at 150 Darling Street.

    James Hillier Foundation presents Commander Chris Hadfield

    On Thursday, September 10th starting at 7 p.m. at the Sanderson Centre, guests can enjoy this highly anticipated public appearance and talk by Commander Chris Hadfield. With three spaceflights and over 21 years of experience as a renowned astronaut, Colonel Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation. As a keynote speaker, Chris Hadfield will share his life experiences with videos, photos, a question and answer period and book signing. The Sanderson Centre is a 25-minute walk from our 28 Helen Avenue Apartments.

    Enjoy some of Brantford’s most anticipated cultural events this summer with these suggestions from Timbercreek Communities.
  • Check out Guelph's Hillside Festival

    Jul 21, 2015

    The Hillside Festival is back for another year of great music and good times in Guelph. Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities will give you a breakdown of the festival, including our top picks for can’t-miss performances. Timbercreek’s Guelph apartments at 27 and 40 Vanier Drive are located in the heart of central Guelph, close to all of life’s necessities including public transit, entertainment options, shopping and much more.

    The Hillside Festival

    The Hillside Festival in Guelph is a three-day, five-stage event that emphasizes diversity in modern music. This year’s lineup embraces a variety of TC Guelph Festivalstyles and influences including indie, rock, folk, hip-hop, blues, jazz, world, electronic and reggae music with bands like the Great Lake Swimmers, Cold Specks, The Arkells, The Durants, Kathleen Edwards, The Be Good Tanyas and many more. The Hillside Festival has been taking place in Guelph for over 30 years now and is the recipient of the Best Greening of a Festival Award for its environmental initiatives. The Hillside Festival will be taking place at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area, a 20-minute drive from Timbercreek’s 27 and 40 Vanier Drive Apartments.

    Where to Buy Tickets?

    Tickets for the Hillside Festival can be purchased online from ticketbreak.com or at some regional outlets including:

    Both weekend and day passes are available and children 12 and under are admitted for free. E-tickets must be printed before admission.

    Best Bets:

    Constantines

    The Constantines are an influential post-punk rock band that has recently gotten back together after four years apart. This popular and world-renowned group is known for their beautiful lyrics, powerful singers and sophisticated musicianship.

    The Once

    The Once is a Newfoundland-based trio that has collected numerous Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned a Juno nomination for best Roots/Traditional album.

    Great Lake Swimmers

    The Great Lake Swimmers are one of Canada’s most beloved indie/folk bands with their surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin solos and stunning banjo and guitar sounds. Most of their set will include songs from their dynamic sixth album, A Forest of Arms.

    Enjoy great music in Guelph this summer at the Hillside Festival.

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