• Escape the cold at Winnipeg's museums this winter

    Jan 29, 2016

    Unpleasant winter weather is the perfect excuse to explore Winnipeg’s many museums. For today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team has compiled a list of some of the city’s finest centres. Spend a day indoors at one of these world-renowned destinations, located not far from our Winnipeg apartments.

    Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    If you have yet to visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Waterfront Drive), TC Winnipeg Musuemsconsider this your official invitation. Since opening in 2014, the museum has been a hotspot in Winnipeg. In February, two new exhibits will be open to the public. The first, Sight Unseen, invites museumgoers to reconsider their perception of blindness. The second requires a little time outside. Let Them Howl is designed to mark the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Canada. It is the museum’s first outdoor exhibition. To check out either of these exhibits, walk just 15 minutes from Hargrave Place Apartments (26 & 33 Hargrave Street).

    Children’s Museum

    For almost 30 years, the Children’s Museum (45 Forks Market Road) has served families in Winnipeg by providing fun, educational exhibits designed for all ages. February is I Love To Read Month at the museum. There will be special storytimes, literacy-focused activities and even prizes to celebrate the month. An easy five-minute drive from Colony Square Apartments (525-555 St. Mary Avenue), plan a day of fun with the family here this winter.

    Manitoba Museum

    A 20-minute walk from 160 Smith Apartments, the Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue,) is a remarkable mix of heritage and science. It is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in the province. Skip the cold weather this season and opt instead to explore the Planetarium and discover hands-on exhibits in the Science Gallery at this local museum.

    Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

    Another great museum in town is the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (958 Ferry Road). This museum is around a 20-minute drive from Arden Hollows Apartments (15 Arden Avenue). Mark your calendars for February 27th, when the museum will host a Saturday Rocket Workshop Extravaganza that the entire family will not want to miss.

    Timbercreek Communities hopes you will take time to explore one of these museums nearby. For more information about our Winnipeg apartments, visit our website today.
  • Don't miss the Savour Food and Wine Festival

    Jan 28, 2016

    The Savour Food and Wine Festival is happening near our Halifax apartments this season. Ward off winter weather by celebrating Nova Scotia’s finest in dining, wine and beverages during this upcoming festival. Find more information in today’s post, compiled by the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    A treat for the taste buds

    If you have never attended the Savour Food and Wine Festival, you won’t want to miss this year’s event. The festival includes a series of culinary celebrations, many of which take place near our Halifax apartments. In addition, a handful of local restaurants offer irresistible three-course prix-fixe menus at affordable prices, giving you the perfect excuse for a night out this winter.

    Coming up first

    Jump into this year’s celebration by attending the first major event of the festival. Decadence, which will be held on January 28th at the World Trade and Convention Centre (1800 Argyle Street,), a 10-minute drive from Terrace View Apartments (41 Cowie Hill Road). The affair will feature the very finest in chocolate, wine, beer and cheese.

    The best restaurants in town 

    Which restaurant will you go to first? The new Chi Bistro (5687 Charles Street) is a 10-minute drive from Wilshire Apartments (214 Willett Street). This eatery specializes in small and large plates designed for sharing with family and frienTC Halifax FoodandWineds. Food will be prepared with a delicious Chinese twist. TEMPO Food and Drink (1875 Barrington Street) is also joining the festival fun. Woburn Manor Apartments (238 Bedford Highway) are a 10-minute drive from this downtown restaurant, serving fresh regional cuisine. Another great option is Harbour City Bar and Grill (1990 Barrington Street), a 12-minute drive from Clayton Park Towers Apartments (210 Willett Street). With a pledge to support local cuisine, expect innovative takes on your favourite foods here.

    Order your tickets today for the Savour Food and Wine Festival, featured in this blog post by Timbercreek Communities. For more information about our Halifax apartments, visit our website.
  • Coming up at Igloofest

    Jan 21, 2016

    Igloofest is coming soon to Montreal. In today’s post from Timbercreek Communities, find out what you can expect at this wintertime festival, happening not far from our Montreal apartments.

    Igloofest 101

    Igloofest is an electronic music festival that runs for four weekends, forTC Montreal Igloofest a total of 12 nights. This year, Igloofest is celebrating its 10th birthday. The festival is anticipated to mark this special date with over 100,000 guests. Mark your calendar today for January 14th through 16th, 21st through 23rd, 29th through 31st, and finally, February 4th through 6th.

    Catch a great concert

    The main attraction at Igloofest is the incredible lineup of electronic musicians. Performers change from day to day, but a complete schedule of who is going to be performing at this year’s event can be easily found online.

    So much more

    The fun doesn't stop with great music, though. Igloofest transforms Montreal’s Old Port (333 Rue de la Commune Ouest), a 15-minute walk from Mosaïque Apartments (345 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest), into a wintertime playground. The nighttime scene is complete with the popular Iglooswag winter-wear competition, outlandish themes for each weekend, international DJs, must-hear concerts under the stars and breathtaking architectural projections in a stunning historic setting. 

    How to take part

    Save your spot for this late-night festival by reserving your tickets today. Many different pass options are offered, from individual days to complete weekends, or even unlimited access to each night of the 12-night affair. After you order your tickets, stay up to date on the latest news and information about the event by liking the festival’s Facebook page.

    Timbercreek Communities encourages you to check out Igloofest 2016, happening nearby, and to be sure to dress warmly whenever you decide to go!
  • Don't miss the High Performance Rodeo

    Jan 19, 2016

    One of Calgary’s biggest and best cultural events is happening now near our Calgary apartments. Don’t miss your chance to experience the High Performance Rodeo, featured today by the blog team at Timbercreek Communities.

    High Performance Rodeo 101

    High Performance Rodeo is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. The festival brings together the very finest in theatre, music, dance, comedy and interdisciplinary art. It is the largest event of its kind in the province, and the festival showcases incredible talent from local, national and international stages.

    Mark your calendar

    You’re not too late to add High Performance Rodeo to your January calendar. The event runs from January 7th through the 31st, meaning there are countless more opportunities to catch a show or concert happening nearby. Participating companies include Improv Everywhere, Volcano Theatre, reWork Productions, One Yellow Rabbit Ensemble, Theatre Replacement and countless other artists. A complete schedule can be found online.

    A city of venues

    Where to go to see a show depends on what you want to see. PerfoTC Calgary HPRrmances are held at various venues in and around Calgary. This includes the Martha Cohen Theatre (220 9 Avenue Southeast), just a five-minute walk from First on Tenth Apartments (123 10 Avenue Southwest), the Boyce Theatre (1410 Olympic Way Southeast), an easy 10-minute bus ride from Lofts on First Apartments (1010 First Street Southwest), and many, many more.

    How to save your seat

    The best way to guarantee a seat at an upcoming show is to order your tickets online or over the phone today. After you have your tickets, be sure to like the event’s Facebook page for the latest news and updates about the festivities.

    Timbercreek Communities hopes you have fun exploring and experiencing High Performance Rodeo 2016!

  • Best bets for Winterlicious 2016

    Jan 14, 2016

    Prepare your palate for one of Toronto’s finest culinary events. Winterlicious is a celebration of creative, high-quality cuisine. More than 200 of Toronto’s best restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus at affordable prices. In today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team has selected a few of the best bets near our Toronto apartments.

    Il Mulino

    Located in Forest Hill Village, Il Mulino (1060 Eglinton Avenue West) is an Italian restaurant that promises classic cuisine created with market fresh ingredients. For traditional Italian food in a relaxed yet classy environment, visit this eatery during Winterlicious 2016. This area restaurant is just over a five-minute drive from Dufferin Heights Apartments (65 Dynevor Road).

    Auberge du Pommier

    Fantastic ambience, excellent service and an irresistible menu make Auberge du Pommier (4150 Yonge Street) an obvious best bet for Winterlicious 2016. This French restaurant is less than a five-minute drive from Metropolitan Apartments (2837 Yonge Street). Often used for weddings and special events, this is a great choice for a date night or special outing with close friends or family.


    Lee (601 King Street West) is just over a five-minute walk from 165 Bathurst Street Apartments. This extraordinary downtown restaurant offers an array of small-plate dishes featuring modern Asian and French influences. Enjoy a low-lit hipster atmosphere amidst one of Toronto’s most prominent culinary destinations.

    Rally Sports Bar & Smokehouse

    Winterlicious includes more than formal dining experiences. ForTC Toronto Winterlicious a laidback evening in a casual eatery that serves some of the best BBQ in town, go to Rally Sports Bar & Smokehouse (1660 O'Connor Drive), located in North York. Choose from favourites like smoked chicken wings, pulled pork, brisket sandwiches or smoked spare ribs here, around a five-minute drive from Helen Towers Apartments (833 Kennedy Road).

    Timbercreek Communities hopes you set aside time to enjoy Winterlicious, happening this January 29th through February 11th. A complete lineup of the hundreds of restaurants that are participating in this year’s Winterlicious can be easily found online. For more information about our Toronto apartments, visit our website today.

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