• Make the most of the Calgary Public Library

    Feb 26, 2016

    The Calgary Public Library is more than a big collection of books. While you are sure to find a new favourite novel here, you can also find fun activities, events and electronic resources that can be helpful for work, play, parenting and more. Make the most of the local library near our Calgary apartments using today’s guide from the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    The second most used library system in Canada

    The Calgary Public Library is comprised of 18 branches. This means that wherever youTC Calgary Library are in the city, it is likely there is a library nearby for you to visit. Nearest to Lofts on First Apartments (1010 First Street Southwest) and First on Tenth Apartments (123 10th Avenue Southwest) is Memorial Park Library (1221 2 Street Southwest), just a five-minute walk away.

    Coming to a library near you

    Memorial Park Library is excited to host a handful of fun events for everyone in the family this season. For example, kids will love the hands-on workshop on dry ice, which is held at this branch on Saturday afternoons, while the littlest ones in your home will appreciate Friday’s family story time.

    Not just for kids

    The library is a great resource for adults, too. For those looking to be more intentional about setting aside time to read, it may be helpful to join a book club here. Want to use the library’s expansive selection of eBooks and apps, but not sure how to start? The eBook and apps coaching class might be the solution you have been looking for.

    How to get started

    To take advantage of all the books, eBooks, movies, music and events that happen at the Calgary Public Library, you will need a library card. Luckily, this card is free for any Calgary resident. To get your card, complete a simple online registration today.

    The Timbercreek Communities blog team hopes that today’s reminder of the Calgary Public Library's many workshops, events and thousands of online resources might be enough to convince you to take a five-minute walk to the library this afternoon or over the weekend. For more information about our centrally located Calgary apartments, visit our website.

  • Coming up at the Burlington Comedy Festival

    Feb 24, 2016

    Get ready to laugh at the Burlington Comedy Festival, coming soon near our Burlington apartments. Find the details you need to make the most of this fun-filled local event in today’s post from Timbercreek Communities.

    Laugh your heart out

    The Burlington Comedy Festival will feature over 10 outstanding comedians at two local venues. The laughter begins on Monday, February 29th and runs through Wednesday, March 2nd.

    The funniest spot in town

    The opening night show will be held at the Water Street Cooker (2084 Old Lakeshore Road), just over a five-minute drive from Barkley Towers (955 Warwick Court). Tuesday night and Wednesday night there will be TC Burlington Comedyshows at both the Water Street Cooker and Joe Dog’s Gas Bar Grill (531 Brant Street). Decide which show to see the first night, and then try the other venue for the following evening. Joe Dog’s Gas Bar Grill is a simple five-minute drive from Barkley Towers.

    An outstanding lineup

    Wondering who is going to be at the festival? This year’s lineup features comedians Pete Zedlacher, Dwayne Perkins, Scoot Herring, John Wing, Chad Daniel, Emily Galati and more. The best way to learn about the performers is to view the complete schedule online.

    Save your seat

    Now that you know the basic details of the event, it’s time to order your tickets online. Choose to save seats for the entire event, or just the shows that interest you most.

    The blog team at Timbercreek Communities thinks laughter is the perfect way to beat the winter blues. We hope today’s post encourages you to check out the Burlington Comedy Festival. For more information about our Burlington apartments, visit our website.
  • Stop by these studios for winter fitness in Brantford

    Feb 23, 2016

    When winter weather makes exercising outdoors miserable, it is time to check out the outstanding fitness studios near your Brantford apartment. Find a few featured suggestions in today’s post from Timbercreek Communities.

    Sacred Lotus Yoga

    Sacred Lotus Yoga (44 Market Street) is a local studio featuring multi-level yoga TC Brantford Fitnessclasses where you can choose a session that fits your preferred speed and difficulty. Classes are offered daily, except Fridays. For a revitalizing workout at this Brantford studio, walk only five minutes from Centennial Towers Apartments (150 Darling Street & 129 Wellington Street).

    Don Warrener’s Martial Arts Academy

    Get your heart pumping with an invigorating martial arts workout this winter. Kids, teen and adult programs are all offered at Don Warrener’s Martial Arts Academy (85 Charing Cross Street). To accommodate adults’ busy schedules, there are weekend, evening and daytime classes to choose from. Membership also includes access to the cardio and weight room. Graham Bell Apartments (24, 26 & 28 Helen Avenue) are a five-minute drive from the academy.

    YMCA of Brantford

    Any easy first stop for an indoor workout is the YMCA of Brantford (143 Wellington Street), just a two-minute walk around the block from Centennial Towers Apartments. The YMCA is home to a number of studio spaces, which host everything from yoga to Zumba, cycling to dancing, and boot camp to cardio class.

    The Fitness Centre

    Ladies, this Brantford studio is specifically for you. The Fitness Centre (177 Paris Road), around a five-minute drive from Graham Bell Apartments, has more classes to choose from that you could imagine. What are your fitness goals for this year? Pick a course that sounds fun and will help you reach your New Year’s workout resolutions.

    Skip the ice and snow and opt instead for a high-energy workout indoors. Timbercreek Communities recommends starting at one of today’s featured studios. For more information about our Brantford apartments, visit our website.
  • Plan a cultural night out in Oakville

    Feb 18, 2016

    Planning a successful night out is more than just picking the right restaurant. The best night out on the town is one that celebrates the local culture by taking in the one-of-a-kind artwork and history of the community. If you want a night out to remember near our Oakville apartments, check out today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    Start at the museum

    Once the residence of Oakville’s founding family, Erchless Estate now contains theTC Oakville Culture Oakville Museum (8 Navy Street), a five-minute drive from 75 Stewart Street Apartments. Viewing the exhibits and collections here is free of cost. However, you will need to start your night out early to catch the museum before its 4:30 p.m. close.

    Visit a local art gallery

    Browse the masterpieces of talented local artists at one of Oakville’s stunning art galleries. Begin by visiting Oakville Galleries (1306 Lakeshore Road East), an eight-minute drive from 444 Kerr Street Apartments. Next, head to Artspace Oakville (128 Reynolds Street), a downtown gallery within a five-minute drive of 75 Stewart Street Apartments.

    Catch a live concert

    There is no better place nearby to catch a live show or concert than at the Oakville Centre (130 Navy Street,), a four-minute drive from 444 Kerr Street Apartments. February highlights include The Cat in the Hat, Georgia the Musical, Eh440, The Lion King, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and more.

    Wind down with evening jazz

    Plan on arriving to J-Bistro (120 Thomas Street), less than a five-minute drive from 75 Stewart Street Apartments, by 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night to hear the best live jazz in town. This is the perfect way to receive both a delicious meal and a delicious cultural experience, featuring the fine musical stylings of Curtis Ray Smith.

    Turn a normal night out into a cultural experience you will never forget. Use today’s post from Timbercreek Communities to uncover the culture in your own community. For more information about our Oakville apartments, visit our website.
  • Weekend adventures near Windsor

    Feb 16, 2016

    Experience the unexpected with a weekend adventure to someplace new. Use today’s post from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities to plan your mini getaway within a short drive of our Windsor apartments.

    A day at the park

    No matter the season, Pelee Island is a beautiful destination. Just a two-hour drive from King Edward Apartments (1333 Ouellette Avenue), here you can find countless shops, restaurants and scenic spots to explore. If you are headed on a walk down the waterfront trail, be sure to dress warmly. During the off-season, it’s also a good idea to call ahead to anywhere you want to go to check business hours. 

    Explore Ann Arbor

    With the proper papers in tow, a quick trip across the border to Ann Arbor could be the TC Windsor Weekendeasy weekend adventure you are looking for. Start your getaway at the lovely Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum (1800 North Dixboro Road), where you can experience the warmth and greenery you have been craving this winter. Next, treat your family to the Hands-on Museum (220 East Ann Street), a fun-filled destination sure to delight all ages. Both attractions are less than a one-hour drive from St. Rose Apartments (7890 Saint Rose Avenue).

    Savour the season

    Celebrate the fun of winter before it disappears for the year. Alpine Valley (6775 Highland Road), located just across the border in southeast Michigan, boasts a breathtaking backdrop, 25 slopes, nine chairlifts, four rope tows, a magic carpet and four terrain parks. As one of the largest ski resorts in the area, prepare for a wintertime adventure like no other. To get here, drive just over 45 minutes from Carnegie Apartments (450 Victoria Avenue).

    An adult retreat

    Plan an overnight getaway in Essex, home to dozens of fine wineries. Start your wine-themed adventure at Oxley Estate Winery (533 County Road 50 East). You won’t be disappointed by this local staple, which is nestled along the Lake Erie North Shore wine route, a 45-minute drive from Alexander Park Apartments (3445 Riverside Drive East).

    Adventure awaits with any one of today’s suggestions from the Timbercreek Communities blog team. For more information about our Windsor apartments, visit our website today.

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