• September’s outdoor festivals

    Aug 31, 2015
    With festival season almost over, make sure to check out these September outdoor festivals near your Toronto apartment.

    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

    The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is a free art exhibit showing some of the best local, national and international talent. This is Canada’s largest juried outdoor exhibition and aims to showcase the cultural and artistic abilities and talent of Toronto. The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition takes place from September 18th until the 20th and is located in Nathan Phillips Square. Admission is free. Timbercreek’s 42 Maitland Street Apartment is a 20-minute walk to Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.

    Poochella TO

    Calling all Toronto and GTA dog lovers. Poochella TO takes place on September 20th in Woodbine Park and is a free event and outdoor party for our four-legged friends. Events and activities at Poochella include a doggy photobooth, awards for best costume, a dog show, adoption fair, live music and food vendors. Poochella is a fun and free event for everyone, including dog lovers that don’t have their own pet.

    Music in the Garden

    Music in the Garden is a summer long festival in Toronto that runs from July until mid-September. This event takes place in the Toronto Music Garden and is free for people of all ages. The Harbourfront Centre (where the Toronto Music Garden is located) will be presenting a new season of free outdoor concerts. Music in the Garden features classical, traditional and even new age music from around the world in a beautiful setting.TC Toronto Festivals

    Toronto Food and Wine Festival

    The Toronto Food and Wine Festival is a popular festival in the city that runs from September 18th until the 20th. This year’s location for the Toronto Food and Wine Festival is Evergreen Brick Works. Over the course of three days, the Toronto Food and Wine Festival will showcase the creative and culinary talents of chefs, artisans, brewers, wineries and more. There will be a tasting pavilion, celebrity chef demonstrations, cooking classes, tutored tastings and other special events.

    Get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Toronto at one of the city’s many September outdoor festivals.

  • Make the most of the Richmond Hill Public Library

    Aug 28, 2015

    The Richmond Hill Public Library offers a wide variety of programs, services and collections that are free to the public and a great resource for people of all ages and backgrounds. Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities will provide you with a brief overview of the Richmond Hill Public Library.

    About the Library

    The Richmond Hill Public Library has beenTC Hamilton Library serving the local community for more than 150 years. There are over 65,000 active users with on average of 20,000 people per week coming into the library and using its services. The library offers an extensive collection of books, DVDs, magazines, academic journals, textbooks and much more. Online services are the fastest growing area of the library, with an extensive collection of e-journals, e-books and other databases. The library offers free and accessible internet and WiFi for all members. The Richmond Hill Library is only a 20-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 278 Cedar Avenue Apartments.


    The Richmond Hill Public Library offers programs, services and events for every group of people, including students, newcomers, kids, adults and more. Let’s take a look at some of these programs:

    For students:

    The library is a fantastic resource for students of all ages, from those just beginning school to those finishing up a secondary or post-secondary education. Whether you are just looking for a quiet place to study or to find resources for a project or paper, the Richmond Hill Public Library is a great community resource. The Gale PowerSearch engineGale PowerSearch engine is great for general academic research needs, including a full range of topics such as business, computers, economics, education, environmental issues, law, literature, art and more. The library also offers subject guides, school assignment guides, research tools, homework help, job seeking resources, used textbooks and more.

    For newcomers:

    Coming to a new country can be a stressful experience. The Richmond Hill Public Library aims to make the transition easier by offering a number of programs, resources and services for newcomers to the area and country. One example of this is the Library Settlement Partnerships Program which offers a unique and innovative Newcomer Information Service, including one-on-one settlement information, community outreach and group information sessions. There are also programs for kids of newcomers and recent immigrants and plenty of practical resources to help make the transition into Canadian life and community easier.


    The Richmond Hill Public Library offers a long list of programs and services for kids and teens. These include targeted book clubs, computer courses, drama programs, teen programs, movie screening sessions, volunteer job fairs, public speaking workshops and more.

    It’s free and easy to get a Richmond Hill Public Library card, so why not benefit from this valuable community resource?

  • Local back-to-school shopping options

    Aug 25, 2015

    With back-to-school season in full swing, Timbercreek Communities has put together a few of your best bets for back to school shopping options. These include local Ottawa stores that offer clothing, school supplies, books and electronics.


    Staples is less than a ten-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 222 Maclaren Street TD Ottawa SchoolApartments in Ottawa and is one of your best bets when it comes to back-to-school shopping. Staples offers a wide and affordable selection of school supplies, electronics and accessories. Whether you are looking for a new binder or a new computer, staples is the perfect place to find back-to-school deals.

    Roadtrip Boutique

    For the latest in girls and boys fashion, Roadtrip Boutique is a great local spot to pick up some back-to-school clothing. This ultimate style destination receives new items every day and showcases a large number of emerging new designers and well established lines. Roadtrip Boutique is situated in Ottawa’s ByWard Market District and is only a 15-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 145 York Street Community.

    Best Buy

    When it comes to purchasing a new laptop, tablet or phone for school, Best Buy is a great place to hunt for deals. They feature a massive selection of personal computers, entertainment software, smartphones, printers, tablets, tech accessories and a 24-hour computer support task force.

    All Books Ottawa

    All Books is an independent Ottawa bookstore that has over 15 years of experience in serving the local community. This is an affordable place to find both new and used textbooks. All Books also offers reference books, scholarly books, academic journals and a huge range of classic literature. All Books is a 35-minute transit ride from Timbercreek’s 145 York Street Community in Ottawa.

    Back-to-school shopping will be a breeze with these easy and affordable local options for clothing, books, electronics and school supplies.

  • Soak up the summer in Oakville's parks

    Aug 21, 2015

    Summer is the season to soak up the summer at a nearby park. Find the perfect park near our Oakville apartments using today’s list compiled by the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    Coronation Park

    Coronation Park (1426 Lakeshore Road West) is located along the scenic shores of TC Oakville ParksLake Ontario. If you are planning an afternoon with the family, there are plenty of activities here for all ages. Cool off at the splash pad, enjoy a match on the volleyball court or explore the playground. The park also has five designated picnic areas. 75 Stewart Street Apartments (1426 Lakeshore Road West) are an eight-minute drive from this popular park in Oakville.

    Lakeside Park

    Discover a little Oakville history during your day in the sun at Lakeside Park (144 Front Street). In addition to its stunning lakeside location, the park is also home to two historic buildings, the Old Post Office and the Thomas House. A playground, washrooms and a bandstand can also be found here. Lakeside Park is around a ten-minute drive from 444 Kerr Street Apartments

    Gairloch Gardens

    Gairloch Gardens (1306 Lakeshore Road East) are a beautiful place to go this summer. Be immersed in nature at this local garden, which features a rose garden and over 15,000 annuals that bloom during the summer season. If you want to spend a summer afternoon here, it is less than a ten-minute drive from 75 Stewart Street Apartments

    Prepare for your day

    Make the most of your visit to the park with the perfect summertime picnic. Fill your picnic basket with fresh produce from the Oakville Farmers’ Market (120 Navy Street), a Saturday stop that’s an easy 15-minute walk from 75 Stewart Street Apartments. For coolers, backpacks, folding chairs and more, visit Oakville Outdoors & Surplus Exchange (130 Speers Road), just a four-minute walk from 444 Kerr Street Apartments

    Soak in the summer at one of today’s parks featured by the Timbercreek Communities blog team. For additional information about our Oakville apartments, visit our website.

  • Mississauga's best patios

    Aug 20, 2015

    Set the mood of the meal by dining out on the patio this summer. Use today’s post from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities to pinpoint the perfect patio near our Mississauga apartments.

    Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub

    For a laidback evening on the patio with friends, go to Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub (158 Queen Street South). This family-owned pub is located in the buzzing Streetsville neighbourhood. To get here, you will need to drive about 15 minutes from 30 Central Parkway West Apartments. Watch the online calendar for live concerts and other fun events scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings this summer.

    The Open Cork Restaurant & Lounge

    The Open Cork Restaurant & Lounge (2101 Dundas Street East) oftenTC Mississauga Patio receives accolades for its buzzing patio that is elegantly adorned with seasonal flowers. This local spot boasts fine dining in a casual atmosphere. To experience the patio for yourself this summer, bike ten minutes from 1867 Bloor Street Apartments.

    Snug Harbour Seafood Bar & Grill

    Looking for a great view of the lake from your patio seat? Then look no further than Snug Harbour (14 Stavebank Road South). A great place to catch a concert, this restaurant offers top quality seafood and an impressive wine list. 30 Central Parkway West Apartments are around a ten-minute drive from this patio overlooking Lake Ontario.

    Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza

    Plan a pizza night with the family this summer. Dine on the Italian-themed patio at Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza (209 Queen Street South), a 20-minute drive from 1750 Bloor Street & 3315 Fieldgate Drive Apartments. This local eatery serves delicious Neapolitan-style pizza. The patio is covered and also heated on cooler evenings. 

    &Company Resto Bar

    For rooftop patio seating, dine at &Company Resto Bar (259 Enfield Place). Located near the Square One Shopping Center, &Company offers a unique fine dining experience with a rooftop view of Mississauga. See the skyline for yourself at this eatery, a ten-minute drive from 1867 Bloor Street Apartments.

    Which patio will you try first? Timbercreek Communities hopes you’ll explore these great patio options nearby. For additional information about our Mississauga apartments, visit our website.

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