• Winter outings in Ottawa

    Dec 31, 2015

    Ottawa is turning up the heat with a fun lineup of winter festivals and events happening near Parkdale Apartments (131 Parkdale Avenue). Learn more in today’s blog post from Timbercreek Communities.


    Considered one of the main winter attractions in Ottawa, Winterlude is not to be TC Winter Ottawamissed. This three-weekend event kicks off January 29th and includes wintertime fun for the entire family. Dance under the stars at night, eat free pancakes at dawn and don’t forget to check out the glittering ice carvings at Crystal Garden, located at Confederation Park (Elgin & Laurier), a 10-minute drive from Parkdale Apartments. For the latest news and info, follow this festival’s Facebook page.

    Rideau Hall

    Rideau Hall (1 Sussex Drive), around a 10-minute drive from Parkdale Apartments, is a great place to get to know during the winter. In addition to a skating rink that is open on the weekends, Rideau Hall will host its annual Winter Celebration on January 16th from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event is an excellent way to experience Nordic sports and traditions with friends and family alike.

    Winter Brewfest

    After a successful first year, Winter Brewfest is returning to Ottawa. This adult festival features beers from across Ontario and Quebec, as well as food prepared by some of the area’s top chefs. Brewfest will run from February 12th through the 13th in the Horticulture building and Lansdowne Park (450 Queen Elizabeth Drive), less than a 15-minute drive from Parkdale Apartments.

    Winter Frolic

    Discover what a Pioneer winter was like at Winter Frolic, happening this season at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (901 Prince of Wales Drive). Winter Frolic is a family-friendly experience that includes demonstrations, hands-on crafts and an educational tour of the ins and outs of a Pioneer homestead. Activities run from December 26th through January 3rd. Parkdale Apartments are a 15-minute drive from this Ottawa museum.

    Timbercreek Communities hopes you have fun exploring these wonderful wintertime opportunities happening nearby. For more information about Parkdale Apartments in Ottawa, visit our website today.
  • Free things to try in Longueuil

    Dec 29, 2015

    You don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to try new things in Longueuil. For today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team wants to help you start brainstorming ways to experience the city surrounding Port de Mer Apartments (99 & 101 Place Charles-LeMoyne) without draining your wallet.

    Discover the Longueuil Public Library

    With over half a dozen locations in Longueuil, accessing the local library is easy. For TC Free Longueuilexample, Bibliothèque Claude-Henri-Grignon (1660 Rue Bourassa) is a simple five-minute drive from Port de Mer Apartments. In addition your choice of books, magazines, scholarly journals and more, the library system often hosts workshops, book clubs and other opportunities so that you can try new things for free.

    Explore Meetup

    Meetup is a fun online option to help you find new things to try within your own neighbourhood. You can join a meetup that someone else has created, or you may want to start your very own. The website assists you in organizing your event and then inviting others to attend. Current Meetups include a photo tech group, an entrepreneur group and a few language-focused groups.

    Give back to your community

    Have you ever volunteered in Longueuil? Whether you are a newbie or a longtime enthusiast, there are options for everyone and anyone to give back to the community. By volunteering you can gain lifelong skills and relationships, in addition to meeting and serving new people in a way that truly makes a difference. Hundreds of volunteer positions within Longueuil can be found online. 

    Experience the Great Outdoors

    Did you know that one of Longueuil’s number one attractions is within a 10-minute drive of Port de Mer Apartments? Parc Michel-Chartrand (1895 Rue Adoncour) is a year-round destination that’s just a short trip away. You can try a number of activities here, depending on the time of year. In the winter, go ice skating, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Any time of year you can enjoy a walk, a jog or going bird watching at this scenic city spot.

    Timbercreek Communities encourages you to get out and try new things in Longueuil this season. For more information about Port de Mer Apartments, visit our website today.

  • Local shopping spots for your holiday meal

    Dec 25, 2015

    By shopping locally you not only support your community, you also guarantee a mouthwatering meal your friends and family will remember for holidays to come. For today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team has compiled a list of local shopping spots near First on Tenth Apartments (123 10th Avenue Southwest).

    Crossroad Market

    Did you know that Calgary’s largest year-round market is only a five-minute drive from TC Calgary MealShoppingFirst on Tenth Apartments? Crossroads Market (1235 26 Avenue Southeast) is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The market features a wealth of local foods, from baked goods to fresh produce. Note that the market has special holiday hours around Christmas, posted online.

    Grumans and L’Epicerie

    For fresh meats and cheese, there are two delis nearby worth visiting this holiday season. Grumans Catering and Delicatessen (230 11 Avenue Southeast) is an award-winning eatery that is just a five-minute walk from First on Tenth Apartments. Also nearby is L’Epicerie (1 Street Southeast), a quaint, French-inspired deli that is a five-minute drive from First on Tenth Apartments.

    Manuel Latruwe and Brulee Patisserie

    When it comes to dessert, your neighbourhood has you covered. There are multiple bakeries conveniently located nearby, many of which are offering special sweet treats in honour of the holiday season. Start your search for the perfect finishing touch to your holiday meal at Manuel Latruwe (1333 1 Street Southeast), a Belgian bakery that is a five-minute walk from First on Tenth Apartments. This is also an excellent place to get fresh bread for your meal. Brulee Patisserie (722 11 Avenue Southwest) specializes in tempting desserts. This patisserie is a 10-minute walk from First on Tenth Apartments.

    Happy holidays from Timbercreek Communities! The blog team is confident you will have a sensational meal when you take advantage of these local shopping spots. For more information about First on Tenth Apartments, visit our website today.
  • Learn something new in Hamilton

    Dec 23, 2015

    Get ready for your best year yet. In 2016, the Timbercreek Communities blog team is encouraging you to learn something new. Without traveling far from Mainwell Apartments (23 Spring Street), you can master a new art form, try a new sport or condition your mind.

    The power of art

    Dundas Valley School of Art (21 Ogilvie Street) offers the resources andTC Hamilton LearnSomething expertise you need to learn a new art form or to build on the skills you already have. Programs include a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, drawing, and more. Classes are available for both adults and children. This local arts hub is a 15-minute drive from Mainwell Apartments.

    Explore your local library

    Everyone knows that the library has plenty of books to choose from. Did you know that the Hamilton Public Library also has dozens of different classes and workshops that are free with your library membership? From book clubs to computer classes, language classes and DIY craft workshops, there is something for everyone. Fortunately, there are many library branches near Mainwell Apartments. Start at the Barton branch (571 Barton St E), a five-minute drive away.

    Get ready to move

    Recreational dance classes are offered at Not Just Another Dance Studio (14 Vespari Place), a 10-minute drive from Mainwell Apartments. A fun choice for a couple or group of friends, this welcoming studio promises to get you moving towards a new skill in 2016.

    Enhance your career

    Learn something new in 2016 that helps you take your career to the next level. St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education has been voted best in Hamilton for over five years. A long list of class offerings and both day and nighttime course schedules make this an easy choice for even the busiest resident. The Downtown Campus is a 10-minute drive from Mainwell Apartments.

    Timbercreek Communities wishes you well as you take a step towards learning something new. We hope today’s blog post provided you with the encouragement you need to commit to a class or workshop nearby. For more information about Mainwell Apartments in Hamilton, visit our website.
  • It's skating season in Toronto

    Dec 21, 2015

    Skating season has returned to Toronto. Newbies and experienced skaters alike can join in the fun this winter near Metropolitan Apartments (2837 Yonge Street) with today’s blog post from Timbercreek Communities as a guide.

    Lace up

    Be sure you have the gear you need to feel safe and comfortable while on the ice this TC Toronto Skatingwinter. Find skates, hats, helmets, mittens and more at a nearby sports shop. There are a number in the neighbourhood to choose from. You may want to start at the nearest Sporting Life (2454 Yonge Street), just a 10-minute walk from Metropolitan Apartments.

    A place to skate

    Which outdoor skating rink in Toronto will you explore first? Otter Creek Centre (140 Cheritan Avenue) is an easy pick. Just a 10-minute walk or an easy two-minute drive from Metropolitan Apartments, this nearby rink is home to two outdoor ice rinks, a change room and parking.

    Take your skills to the next level

    Being part of a skating club is not only a great way to improve your skating skills, it is also a fun opportunity to make new friends. Silver Blades Skating Club (50 Montgomery Road) is one club in the area that offers the resources and expertise you need to increase your confidence on the ice. The club is only a 15-minute walk from Metropolitan Apartments.

    A sweet finish

    Following an afternoon on the ice, finish your day with a delectable cup of hot chocolate from a local bakery. Bobbette and Belle (3347 Yonge Street), a 15-minute walk or five-minute train ride from Metropolitan Apartments, has a reputation for serving some of the finest hot chocolate in Toronto. Decide for yourself by ordering a cup this winter.

    It’s a known fact that Toronto loves to skate. The blog team at Timbercreek Communities hopes today’s post helps you join in the fun this winter. For more information about the exquisite Metropolitan Apartments, visit our website today.

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