• Property HIghlight -- 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest

    Nov 15, 2018

    Montréal is not only one of the most vibrant, beautiful and exciting cities in Canada -- but anywhere. We dare you to find a more dynamic area than the downtown core. Timbercreek Communities wants to give you a taste of life at 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest.

    Living room Montreal

    Your Building

    Beyond the controlled-access lobby doors of 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, you’ll find the concierge, as well as some of the most sought-after amenities anywhere. Take advantage of the fully-equipped fitness centre. Indoor parking is available and professional building management is on site to handle any questions or concerns you may have. There are stores and restaurants conveniently located on the street level of the building -- perfect for cold winter nights when you don’t want to stray far from home.

    Inside Your Suite

    The condo-style rental suites at 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest are loaded with high end features and fixtures. You’ll know that you’ve arrived somewhere special as soon as you set foot on the gleaming hardwood floors or the sparkling ceramic tile of the well-appointed kitchen. The contemporary granite countertops and stainless steel appliances provide a luxurious, stylish yet practical space to create your favourite meal. The luxury continues as you step into updated bathrooms. Ensuite laundry is also included. Relax in comfort and style in your climate-controlled suite as you enjoy the panoramic views of your city.

    Outside Your Home

    Located near the intersection of Viger Avenue West and Bleury Street, 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest is the definition of “in the heart of it all”. Step outside the peaceful sanctuary of your front door and you’re right in the middle of the action. The complex is located near Victoria Square, Old Port, Chinatown, Concordia University, McGill University and much more. All of the shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife Montréal has to offer is easily available to you. When you don’t want to walk, Place-d'Armes metro station is minutes away, connecting you to all parts of the city.

    Why settle for an ordinary apartment when you can live the upscale life at 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest?

     

    For more information on Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • How to make your apartment more fun for your cat

    Nov 13, 2018

    Cats are often thought of as low-maintenance pets. This can be true if all their needs are being met. Cats are also often thought of as, well, jerks. This reputation may or may not be deserved. The truth is, a cat that is under-stimulated may act out, become aggressive, or obsessed with food. To help keep your cat (and you) happy, Timbercreek Communities wants to share some ideas for how to make your apartment more fun for your cat.

    Cat playing in apartment

    Rise Up

    To help prevent your feline friend from rising up in revolt against the tyranny of boredom, you need to get on their level. A cat’s need to be up high is instinctual. This is where they can best survey their territory and improve their chances of survival in the wild. At home, in your apartment, their urge to climb remains. Cat trees and towers are available, but if you think they will clash with your aesthetic, try a simpler solution -- shelves. Strategically-placed shelves will allow your kitty to keep watch on their kingdom and cut down on their anxiety. If you don’t have room for shelving, try keeping the top of the fridge free and clear. They will love their designated cat cliff, especially when you’re in there cooking.

    State of the Art Entertainment Centre

    You don’t need any electronics to create a state-of-the-art cat entertainment centre. The window is their favourite high definition screen. What you can do is make the seating (window sill) comfy and stimulating. In the cooler months, your kitty may like the window sill decked out with a cozy blanket. If you don’t have a suitable window sill, you can try a DIY hanging cat basket. Hanging a toy or two from the curtain rod won’t hurt, either. Make sure the rod is firmly anchored to the wall, though.

    King of the Jungle

    Let your kitty feel like the king or queen of the jungle by adding a cat-friendly plant or two for them to hide behind, or even munch on. Choose your plants carefully. Some plants can be toxic to cats, causing indigestion or serious illness. Check out this petsafe plant list from the ASPCA. Growing a small container of catnip is always a welcome addition to your cat’s world.

    Break out the Toys

    Cats love their toys. You don’t have to spoil them, but keeping a few of their favourite toys around will keep your kitty-cat entertained, even when you can’t be there to play with him/her.

    Timbercreek hopes these tips help improve the day-to-day lives of your cat, and you.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities across Canada, please visit our website.

  • Apps that make meditation easier

    Nov 06, 2018

    Meditation has been shown to have real scientific benefits. It can help you sleep better and even become a kinder person. Sounds great, right? But then you sit down, close your eyes and you’re lost. How do you even know if you’re doing it ‘right’? Timbercreek Communities wants to help you calm your mind and focus on the present with these apps that make meditation easier.

    Woman doing yoga at home

    The Mindfulness App

    To help keep you on track, The Mindfulness App includes a five-day guided meditation practice, as well as reminders to relax, and other features based on your individual meditation habits. This free trial app offers more features with a premium subscription. It's available for iPhone and Android.

    Headspace

    If you are brand new to meditation, Headspace can help you work it into your routine and guide you along the path. The free trial offers 10 exercises to help newbies learn the ropes and how to incorporate it into your life. There’s even a reward system for continued practice. The interface is light-hearted and accessible. Additional features are available with a premium subscription for iPhone or Android.

    Calm

    Calm offers guided meditations ranging from 3 to 25 minutes sessions, including one called Daily Calm. This 10-minute practice can be worked into the beginning or end of your day to get you into the habit. The free app includes breathing exercises, sleep stories, and soothing sounds to help you relax and sleep. A premium subscription is available for iPhone and Android.

    Insight Timer

    You can check out thousands of free guided meditations, and hundreds of meditation music tracks, with Insight Timer. The app is free, but to listen offline you’ll need a subscription. It's available for iPhone or Android devices.

    Smiling Mind

    Smiling mind can be custom tailored to different age groups, including kids as young as 7. Every member of the family can create their own account. It's available for iPhone or Android.

    Timbercreek Communities hopes this post helps you experience all the benefits of meditation, easily.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Classic Canadian foods you have to try, and where to find them

    Nov 02, 2018

    Anyone who says there’s no such thing as Canadian Cuisine hasn’t eaten at these places! Timbercreek Communities wants to share some classic Canadian foods you have to try, and where to find them across this great land!

    Interior of Bagel-Shop in Montreal

    Edmonton: Bannock at Native Delights

    Native Delights Aboriginal Cuisine likes to put its own spin on the traditional Native Canadian bread known as Bannock. Their bannock is baked fresh daily and is featured in pretty much everything they serve – from tasty bannock burgers, to hot dogs and tacos, and their signature Native Delights Salad ($7.79). Find out where this fantastic food truck is serving up its specialities, here.

    Calgary: Ginger Beef at the Silver Inn

    The Silver Inn (2702 Centre Street North, Calgary) has a reputation for serving some of the best Peking-style Chinese food since 1975. Back in the day, when Chinese food was a new thing in Calgary, the Crispy Ginger Beef from the Silver Inn was legendary. Sadly, it no longer appears on their menu, but we found the recipe so you can make it at home! You can still enjoy Ginger Beef at Calgary restaurants that specialize in the dish including Ginger Beef Bistro, Ginger Beef Peking House, and Ginger Beef Express.

    Saskatoon: Saskatoon Berry Baked Goods at The Berry Barn

    To feel like a full-fledged Saskatooner, you’ve got to try the Saskatoon Berry treats at The Berry Barn. This farm store (at 830 Valley Road, Saskatoon) features an on-site bakery that serves up an array of fresh-baked treats like Saskatoon Berry Jelly Rolls, Muffins and even Saskatoon Berry Cannolis!

    Winnipeg: Bannock Pizza at Feast

    Feast Cafe Bistro is the place to go in Winnipeg for a traditional twist on a classic Canadian dish. You have to try their Bannock crust pizza! It’s available with red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, smoked bacon and Manitoba grass-fed bison sausage ($10.95), OR white sauce with roasted butternut squash, mozzarella, cheddar, pine nuts, green onion and chipotle sour cream drizzle ($9.25).

    Toronto: Peameal Bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery

    Historic St Lawrence Market (93 Front St East) in Toronto is a food lover’s paradise. There’s a lot to taste here. Check out the incredible Peameal Bacon Sandwich from the Carousel Bakery stand. This world-famous sandwich has inspired Celebrity Chefs Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay to come back for more!

    Ottawa: Beaver Tails at BeaverTails Byward Market

    Pam and Grant Hooker began serving the classic deep fried Canadian pastries known as Beaver Tails back in 1978 at the Killaloe Fair, west of Ottawa. Today, the famous tradition continues at the equally famous ByWard Market (69 George St, Ottawa).

    Montreal: Montreal-style bagels at St Viateur Bagel

    There is nothing like a fresh, Montréal bagel from St Viateur Bagel (263 rue St Viateur). They’ve made bagels the same way since 1957. Their bagels are hand rolled and boiled in honey water, then cooked in a wood-fired oven. They are slightly sweet and chewy when compared to the NYC variety. These bagels are delicious enough to be eaten plain, right out of the oven.

    Halifax: Lobster Roll at Fredie’s Fantastic Fishhouse

    Lobster lovers know a good lobster roll when they taste it. Fredie’s Fantastic Fishhouse (8 Oland Cres, Halifax) makes the lobster rolls of your dreams! Their rolls are homemade and  loaded with luscious chunks of fresh lobster, just the right amount of dressing, and are not full of celery or fillers. Order your roll with chips for just $18.99.

    Timbercreek hopes this post helps you dig into the best Canadian eats, no matter where you are in this great country!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities across Canada, please visit our website.

  • Movember Contest - Grow Your Mo!

    Oct 29, 2018

    The Movember Foundation

    The Movember Foundation has one simple, yet profound mission. To stop men from dying before their time.

    Men are facing a health crisis that it isn’t being talked about nearly enough. The mustache serves as the foundation’s ribbon. It’s meant to start conversations, raise money, and ultimately, save lives. The Movember Foundation is the leading charity dedicated to tackling the biggest health issues that men face:

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer kills an average of 45 men every hour.  It’s one of the most common forms of cancer in men and rates are on the rise. It’s estimated that by 2030 there will be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. Presently this disease takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of men each year, and survivors often live with serious side effects from treatment.

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer can feel particularly tragic as it often strikes young. Most cases are men between 15 and 40 years old. There is a 95% survival rate, but that still leaves 1 in 20 that won’t live through it.

    Mental Health

    All over the world, suicide rates are alarmingly high, yet there is still a stigma attached to talking about Mental Health. Three quarters of all suicides are men. That’s an average of one man a minute lost. That's every minute of every day. Far too many men are struggling in silence and isolation.

    The Movember Foundation aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by at least 25% by 2030.

    The Foundation does not take government funding, freeing it to challenge the status quo and invest time and money where it will work most effectively for men. In 15 years they have funded over 1,200 men’s health projects across the globe.

    You can join the Movember movement. Register to grow your mo, or donate directly, today.

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