• Canada Day in Toronto

    Jun 26, 2015
    Looking for ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday this July? Today on the blog Timbercreek Communities has some of our top picks for celebrating Canada Day in Toronto and the surrounding area for 2015.

    Toronto Harbourfront

    Enjoy the Toronto Harbourfront Canada Day Extravaganza brought to you by OLG. ThisTC Toronto CanadaDay family event features stunning fireworks on “Canada Eve” or June 30th with a 20-minute two-barge fireworks display set to music on Toronto’s central waterfront. Fireworks start at 10:40pm, but there will be plenty of family-friendly games and activities starting earlier in the evening.

    Toronto Ribfest

    The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is bringing you another delicious year of the Toronto Ribfest on Canada’s birthday. This huge festival is hosted in Centennial Park and includes live music, rides, carnival games and a massive selection of the best ribs and barbeque sauces from across Canada and the United States. The Toronto Ribfest runs from Saturday June 27th until Wednesday July 1st.

    Canada Day at Queen’s Park

    Bring the whole family down to Queen’s Park this Canada Day for a massive birthday celebration. Take part in a free rocket-making workshop, listen to live performances by top Canadian artists and a variety of crafts, midway rides and much more. This celebration takes place on July 1st from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m at the Ontario Legislature Building in Queen’s Park.

    Mel Lastman Square

    Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday with an evening of live music, dance performances, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto. This event takes place on July 1st from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Timbercreek’s 6020 Bathurst Street Community is less than a 30-minute transit ride from Mel Lastman Square.

    It’s easy and fun to celebrate Canada Day in Toronto with Timbercreek Communities’ top picks. For more information, visit us at timbercreekcommunities.com.
  • Give disc golf a try this summer

    Jun 24, 2015

    Looking to try a fun, active and social new sport this summer? Today Timbercreek Communities has pulled together a brief introduction to the game of disc golf, including what it is, why you should play and where you can play near our 470 Scenic Drive Community in London.

    What is disc golf?

    Disc golf is a social sport that is played much like traditional golf, but with a Frisbee TC London DiscGolfinstead of a ball and clubs. The sport was formalized in the 1970s, with the goal of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or throws) possible. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the “hole.” As a player progresses down the fairways, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The game is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities and is a great activity for family and friends.

    Why should you play?

    Disc golf is a fun, social and physical game that is a great way to meet people and improve your health and level of fitness. The game provides both upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities. One of the greatest attributes of the game is also the expense, or lack thereof. A professional quality disc costs less than $15 and it only takes one for basic play.

    Where to play

    River’s Edge Disc Golf Course is a 27-hole course located in London, Ontario and is only a 20-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 470 Scenic Drive Community. This course features a good mix of open and wooded holes, ranging from 150 to 600 yards, depending on the layout. In addition to River’s Edge Disc Golf Course, many city parks also have courses set up. Most are free to play and combine wooded and open terrains for great variety.

    It’s fun and easy to learn how to play disc golf. This sport is perfect for people of all ages and abilities who are looking to get out and active this summer. For more information, visit us at timbercreekcommunities.com.

  • Day trips with Dad

    Jun 19, 2015

    Looking for local Father’s Day suggestions that the whole family can do with Dad? Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities gives you our top picks for Lower Sackville activities that are perfect for Father’s Day this June 21st and are easily accessible from our Lower Sackville apartments.

    Movie TimeTC Sackville Dad

    Cineplex Odeon Theatre is only a five-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 30 Touchstone Court Community and is a great place to take in a movie in honour of dad’s special day. Enjoy special Father’s Day meal deals and ticket specials. Upcoming releases your dad might enjoy include Jurassic World, Ted 2, and the Entourage movie.

    Grab a bite to eat

    Treat your dad to a local feast at one of Lower Sackville’s many restaurants. Two of our top picks for Dad’s day include The Battered Fish and Il Mercato.  The Battered Fish is a local hotspot for the freshest and most delicious fish and chips. If you are looking for something a little more upscale,  Il Mercato offers a fine dining Italian experience with authentic food, wine and great service. Il Mercato’s menu uses only the finest, freshest ingredients from Italian and local producers.

    Go Golfing

    The Glen Arbour Golf Course is one of Atlantic Canada’s and Halifax’s premier golf destinations and a perfect spot to spend Father’s Day. This public course welcomes golfers of all abilities and features an onsite driving range, practice facilities, pro shop and restaurant. Gift cards and certificates are available for this course and make the perfect Father’s Day treat.

    Get outside

    Spend Father’s Day enjoying the great outdoors at the Sackville Lakes Provincial Park. This park is full of scenic hiking trails, beautiful rolling terrain, and stunning natural plant and wildlife. This park offers the perfect opportunity for an afternoon picnic or hike with dad on Father’s Day. Sackville Lakes Provincial Park is less than a ten-minute drive from Timbercreek’s 38 Quinella Court Community.

    Enjoy Father’s Day in Lower Sackville with these suggestions from Timbercreek Communities.

  • Your guide to Toronto pride

    Jun 17, 2015
    The Toronto Pride Festival is back for another year of entertainment, activities and celebrations in honour of our city’s diverse community. Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities will provide you with a brief guide to Pride Week, including festival information, highlights and events. Our 34-42 Maitland Street Apartments are located within the vibrant Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, the central hub of activity for Toronto Pride 2015.


    About the Festival

    The City of Toronto celebrates Pride for ten exciting days in June, spanning from JuneTC Toronto Pride19th until the 28th. Toronto throws one of the world’s biggest Pride celebrations which has been observed annually since 1981. The most prominent days of the festival are the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the week (June 26-28), which draw more than 1.2 million spectators and participants.

    Key Events

    The official Toronto Pride Week comprises a series of parties, events and activities from the Official Pride Launch Party to the main event, the Pride Parade. Here are a few of our can’t-miss picks for Pride Week:

    The Pride Community Street Fair and Marketplace

    The Pride Community Street Fair and Marketplace runs throughout Pride Weekend from June 26th until the 28th and is a huge showcase for local artisans, retailers, food vendors, community organizations and more. It takes place right in the heart of the Village, along Church Street and intersecting Wellesley Street East. The Marketplace runs from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

    Family Pride

    Family Pride takes place on the grounds of Church Street Junior Public School over the Saturday and Sunday of Pride Weekend. This is a family-friendly event and includes crafts, games, live children’s entertainment, a family picnic on Saturday and a family brunch on Sunday.

    Toronto Dyke March

    The Toronto Dyke March is held on Saturday, June 27th and begins on Church and Hayden Streets, continuing west along Bloor, south down Yonge and then proceeds to the rally at Allan Gardens. The March runs from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and is a political demonstration of critical mass, where women and trans* communities take over the streets of Toronto to promote equality and awareness.

    Toronto Pride Parade

    Toronto Pride Week culminates on Sunday, June 28th at 2 p.m. with the Toronto Pride Parade. This hugely attended procession commences at the intersection of Bloor Street East and Church Street, then heads west to Yonge Street and all the way through Yonge-Dundas Square. Spectators and supporters can expect to see extravagant floats, costumes, live performances and plenty of Pride spirit. Yonge-Dundas Square is only a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 34 Maitland Street Community.

    Embrace the spirit of Pride this summer during Toronto’s annual Pride Week.
  • Meatless Montreal: Where to find great Vegan and Vegetarian dining

    Jun 15, 2015
    Montreal is a cultural hub full of great restaurants, entertainment, shopping and more. Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities will highlight a few of our favourite vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants within close distance of our 2125 Rue St. Marc Community.

    Aux Vivres

    Aux Vivres serves fresh, innovative and delicious vegan food using nothing but the best TC Montreal Vegetarianingredients. All of the food is flavourful and inspired, drawing on the ingredients of the season. Aux Vivres offers a menu with choices that are healthier, tastier and more eco-friendly than conventionally farmed or imported food. The restaurant features an on-site juice bar, banquet style seating and an outdoor terrace for the summer months. Aux Vivres is a 20-minute transit ride from Timbercreek’s 2125 Rue St. Marc Community in Montreal.

    The Green Panther

    The Green Panther is a vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant that serves certified organic healthy meal options. All of the food is prepared fresh on site and using local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a healthy lunch during work or as a quick and casual nutritious dinner option.

    Crudessence

    Crudessence offers a menu full of surprises, colour and freshness. This local vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant offers an amazing assortment of breakfasts, main courses and desserts to top it all off. There is even a fresh smoothie and juice bar on site.

    Yuan Vegetarian

    Yuan Vegetarian offers a meat-free Asian dining experience with delicious food, a great atmosphere and amazing service. This revolutionary concept of Asian dining offers vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals, including favourites such as Eggplant Stew, Stewed Pumpkin Curry, Sauteed Ginger Tofu and much more. Put down the deep fried spring rolls and try a new, fresh take on Asian cuisine at Yuan Vegetarian. Yuan Vegetarian is a 30-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 2125 Rue St. Marc Community in Montreal.

    Eating healthfully is easy with these delicious local vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in Montreal.

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