• Coming up at the TIFF Kids Film Festival

    Mar 31, 2016

    The TIFF Kids Film Festival is an extraordinary opportunity for children to learn and engage through film, and it’s being held not far from our Toronto apartments. For more information about the upcoming event, refer to today’s post by the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    The fun begins this spring

    One of the largest film festivals in the world, the incredible TIFF Kids Film Festival, TC Toronto TiffKidskicks off this spring, April 8th through 24th. The festival is held at the downtown Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), a 15-minute walk from 165 Bathurst Apartments, or less than a 10-minute drive from Garden View Apartments (321 Sherbourne Street) or Sherwood Apartments (392 Sherbourne Street).

    What’s on for 2016

    Dozens of films from around the world will come together in Toronto to create a kid-friendly festival experience. Parents can browse the lineup of movies for 2016 on the event website, with options to filter by age or by the country the film is from. Find your movie picks on the complete schedule to add the time and date of the showing to your family calendar.

    digiPlaySpace 2016

    Another component of the festival that is already underway is digiPlaySpace 2016. 25 installations from nine different countries put technology to use to offer kids hands-on experimentation, exploration and creativity. Stop by the Bell Lightbox today to experience this innovative learning centre before it’s gone for the year.

    Join the fun

    Ready to take part in the 2016 installment of the TIFF Kids Film Festival? For questions and inquiries, call 416-599-8433. To participate in the opening night party, scheduled for April 8th, reserve your free tickets online today.

    The blog team at Timbercreek Communities is excited that the TIFF Kids Film Festival is returning to Toronto this spring. We hope today’s post inspires you to add this fantastic event to your family calendar. For more information about our Toronto apartments, visit our website today.

  • Kickstart your spring cleaning

    Mar 30, 2016

    Spring cleaning season is here. Make major headway in your Cote St-Luc apartment in no time at all using today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team as your guide.

    Start with decluttering

    Your Le Monteverdi apartment can feel instantly cleaner without picking up a spray TC CSL SpringCleaningbottle or broom. Simply start your spring by decluttering. Go room-by-room to determine what things you no longer use or want. This process can instantly cause a crowded space to feel more vibrant and welcoming, no deep-clean required.

    Dusting makes a difference

    Another project that makes the biggest impact in home cleaning is dusting. Removing dust can quickly and easily return surfaces of all types throughout Le Monteverdi Apartments (5500 Borden Avenue) to their natural, shiny state. You will likely see a visible difference right away. Use a homemade, all-natural dusting cleaner that will safely clean while simultaneously leaving behind a fresh citrus fragrance.

    Use one cleaner for multiple tasks

    What if you had one single homemade, all-natural cleaner that could give your windows, mirrors and stainless steel appliances their original sparkle? Don’t waste time buying, mixing or making gobs of different cleaners. Instead, choose one reliable DIY cleaning solution that can help you make major headway right off the bat with its multi-cleaning capabilities.

    Freshen a room

    One last way to kickstart your spring cleaning is to inspire yourself with a little Le Monteverdi Apartment transformation. Ask a friend or roommate to help you safely move your furniture into a new configuration. Add a touch of colour with bright new pillows. Rearrange the books on your bookshelf or display a new work of art. These simple steps will give your space a new feel, likely inspiring you to continue spring cleaning to finish the job.

    The blog team at Timbercreek Communities wishes you good luck as you embark on spring cleaning. For more information about our Cote St-Luc apartments, visit our website today.

  • Get outside in Oshawa this spring

    Mar 28, 2016

    Spring has sprung! Use today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather ahead near our Oshawa apartments.

    Dust off your bicycle

    One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Oshawa during the springtime is toTC Oshawa Outside go for a bike ride. Start by ensuring your bike is road ready with a trip to Bicycles Plus (843 King Street West, #11). This locally-owned-and-operated business is only a three-minute drive from 380 Gibb Street Apartments.

    Best trails nearby

    380 Gibb Street Apartments is only about a five-minute bike ride from the Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path. This paved trail is seven kilometres long and surrounded by green plant life. Follow the creek this spring to visit Lakeview Park or stop by the Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden. The trail will open for the season beginning April 1st.

    A day at the park

    Grab a book and a blanket and head to Lakeview Park (Lakeview Park Avenue), about a 15-minute bike ride or five-minute drive from 380 Gibb Street Apartments. One of Oshawa’s most popular picnic spots, this local park also connects with the Waterfront Trail. The trail is over 1,600 kilometres long, connecting over 70 communities and 400 parks.

    Visit a farmers’ market

    Farmers’ market season is just around the corner. Treat yourself to fresh local produce this spring. Take your pick of one of the farmers’ markets in Oshawa near 380 Gibb Street Apartments or visit them all throughout the spring and summer months.

    How will you get outside in Oshawa this spring? Timbercreek Communities hopes that today’s blog post gave you a few ideas for how to savour the season nearby. For more information about our scenic Oshawa apartments, visit our website.
  • Sugar-free Easter treats to make at home

    Mar 24, 2016

    Easter treats without the sugar? Is it possible? Timbercreek Communities thinks so! For today’s post, the blog team has put together a mouthwatering list of treats you can make at Lower Sackville apartments that are not loaded with sugar.

    Chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs

    Chocolate peanut butter Easter eggs might sound like something typically packed with TC Sackville EasterTreatssugar, but in this easy recipe no-sugar added peanut butter, vanilla extract, coconut oil and stevia come together for a natural and delicious sweetness.

    No bake coconut butter Easter bunnies

    Put your adorable Easter bunny mold to good use with a better-for-you sugar-free variation. This recipe only requires four ingredients, including the stevia you used for your chocolate peanut butter eggs.

    Mint meltaways with avocado

    Mint is extra delightful during the spring months, as it offers a fresh and bold flavour to any homemade dessert or snack. In this recipe, avocado is the secret ingredient for a creamy, dreamy Easter treat.

    Lemon lime coconut candies

    If you are really craving warmer weather, lemon lime coconut candies are the zesty, springtime treat you need to complete your Easter baking. Use a mold to create the perfect candy shape, or simply pour into a bowl and cut as desired after chilling the candies in the freezer.

    Prepare to start baking

    Now that you have a few ideas for irresistible sweet treats you can make that are not loaded with processed sugars, it is time to pick up the ingredients you don’t already have on hand. Luckily, Lower Sackville apartments are surrounded by quality grocery stores. For example, residents at Quinella Condos (38 Quinella Court) only have to walk five minutes to get to the nearby Sobey’s (752 Sackville Drive).

    Timbercreek Communities wishes you a healthy and happy Easter holiday. For more information about Lower Sackville apartments, visit our website today.

  • Honouring Earth Hour in London

    Mar 18, 2016

    Join the global movement to reduce energy consumption by participating in Earth Hour 2016. Coming up on March 19 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., there are lots of great ways to turn this sustainable act into a fun Saturday night in your London Apartment or around town.

    Western Fair District

    Spend the day at this local entertainment venue checking out classic cars during the TC London EarthHourSpeed and Custom Car Show, then head over to OLG Slots where the Western Fair District will dim the lights for you. During Earth Hour, they will be shutting off all non-essential lights and monitoring the change in energy consumption to share with guests. This is a fun way to get out of the house and learn about the collective impact we can make by conserving energy in unexpected places. Western Fair District (316 Rectory Street) is a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk from Sunset Manor (498 Queens Avenue).

    Cozy night in

    Settle in for a candlelit night at home in your apartment at Regency Place (520-560 Mornington Avenue). Break out a deck of cards, pick up some ready-to-eat snacks, and enjoy the company of your family and friends without high-tech distractions. If you’d prefer to unwind alone, you can prepare your own Earth Hour station with candles, a journal, book or puzzle, and your comfiest blanket.

    Take a walk

    Get out and see Woodfield and downtown London in a new light by walking around the neighbourhood near Four Seasons Apartments (396 Queens Avenue). Keep your cell phone or a flashlight handy in case the city really does go dark, and keep your eyes open for special Earth Hour activities at the many restaurants along Dundas Street.

    Power down this March 19 and join the global movement for a more sustainable future. Whether you decide to stay home or hit the town, we hope you see London in a new light this Earth Hour!

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