• Where to spend Mother's Day in Montreal

    Apr 28, 2016

    You are in the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Find the ideal spot for you and Mom near our Downtown Montreal apartments in today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    Maison Boulud

    For an elegant meal that you and your Mom won’t soon forget, Maison Boulud (1228 TC Montreal MothersDayRue Sherbrooke Ouest) is the place to go. This French eatery, located within the Ritz-Carlton, features upscale cuisine alongside stunning views of the gardens and is an excellent place for a Mother’s Day brunch. Mosaique Apartments (345 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest) are a 20-minute walk or 15-minute ride using public transit from this hotel and restaurant.

    Le Montréalais

    If fresh Mediterranean flavours are more your style, Le Montréalais (900 Rene Levesque Boulevard) is a 15-minute walk from Beau Chateau Apartments (2085 rue Guy). The Mother’s Day brunch here is sure to impress, with delectable options like bass ceviche, crab claws, marinated salmon and an assortment of smoked fish.

    Dyad Cycles

    Work off your amazing Mother’s Day meal in Downtown Montreal with a fun bike ride around the city. Rent a bicycle for you and your mom at Dyad Cycles (80 Rue Prince Arthur Est). A simple five-minute walk from Tour Sherbrooke Apartments (450 Rue Sherbrooke Est), affordable rentals are available for a minimum of four hours or for an entire day.

    Spa St. James

    You and your mom both deserve a chance to relax. This Mother’s Day, unwind and reconnect with a fun and laid-back trip to a day spa. Near Tour D’Auteuil Apartments (2150 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest), consider Spa St. James (1228 Sherbrooke Ouest), now located within the elegant Ritz-Carlton, a 15-minute walk away.

    Happy Mother’s Day from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities! We hope you have a special day with your mom close to home. For more information about our premium Downtown Montreal apartments, visit our website today.

  • Brantford's best parks

    Apr 25, 2016

    This spring, savour the scenery nearby. Use today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team to find the best parks near our Brantford apartments.

    Start close to home

    You do not have to travel far to experience the beauty of Brantford’s many public parks. Residents at Graham Bell Apartments (24, 26 & 28 Helen Avenue), for example, are just across the street from scenic Princess Anne Park. From Centennial Towers Apartments (150 Darling Street & 129 Wellington Street), walk just five minutes to historic Victoria Park (65 Market Street), a quaint spot for an afternoon stroll.

    Access the trails

    A great way to explore Brantford’s best parks is to ride the trails. Jump on the Fordview Trail via Dogford Park (189 Gilkison Street), a simple five-minute bike ride from Graham Bell Apartments. The pathway runs all the way up to Fordview Park and down to Gilkison Flats, where you can connect with the Gilkison Trail to lengthen your ride. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of the Grand River as you traverse through many of Brantford’s finest parks.

    Mohawk Park Pavilion

    Whether for your next family gathering, an evening concert or a quiet afternoon to yourself, Mohawk Park Pavilion (51 Lynnwood Drive) is one of the city’s most popular parks and a great place to get to know this spring. From Centennial Towers Apartments, plan on an easy 10-minute bike ride to get to this green space.

    Lorne Park

    Garden enthusiasts will want to add Lorne Park (Ballantyne Drive) to their list of TC Brantford Parksmust-visit destinations in Brantford. Only a five-minute bike ride from Graham Bell Apartments, located next to Fordview Park, the flowers here create a serene environment, ideal for de-stressing after a long week or taking photos for special events.

    Which park will you visit first? The blog team at Timbercreek Communities hopes one of today’s recommendations becomes a new favourite. For more information about our Brantford apartments and nearby amenities, visit our website today.

  • Simple spring cleaning solutions

    Apr 20, 2016

    Spring cleaning is here, which means you’re likely looking for simple and effective ways to freshen up your Brampton apartments. For today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team has assembled a list of cleaning solutions, without the potentially dangerous chemical ingredients.

    DIY dusting spray

    It’s likely you’ll notice an immediate difference after you dust your apartment. Wiping TC Brampton Cleaningaway the thin layer of dust that built up over winter will leave your furniture and decor looking like new. Make your own citrus dusting spray to add extra shine without adding extra chemicals that could be harmful for your family or your pets.

    DIY window cleaner

    Another hack for seeing major cleaning improvement in little time is to start with the interior windows in your rooms at Rambler Towers Apartments (25 Rambler Drive). Use a homemade window cleaner that’s better for the environment. Start by finding a spray bottle to hold your mixture. Then combine white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, corn starch and water. If you want to add a fresh scent to your spray, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.

    Health Planet Brampton

    For a variety of organic and natural cleaners that are ready-made on the shelf, visit Health Planet Brampton (150 West Drive). This local spot is just over a five-minute drive from Rambler Towers Apartments. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? The Whole Foods Market (155 Square One Drive) in neighbouring Mississauga is another good bet for finding natural cleaners. This store is a 15-minute drive away.

    Timbercreek Communities wants to make spring cleaning as simple and efficient as possible. The blog team hopes today’s post gave you a few new ideas of how you can green clean by using all-natural cleaners or visiting a store that specializes in organic products. For more information about our Brampton apartments, visit our website today.

  • Don't miss The Ha!ifax ComedyFest

    Apr 18, 2016

    Ha!ifax ComedyFest is coming soon near Halifax apartments. Don’t miss out on your chance for four days of great laughs with friends and family. Learn more about the event in today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    11 years and counting

    Ha!ifax ComedyFest first kicked off in 1995. Now, 11 years later, the festival is one of three in the nation that is broadcast nationally on prime time television. Mark your calendars today for this spring’s event, April 27 through 30th.

    Laughter citywide

    Participating comedians perform at various venues throughout Halifax. Locations include the Schooner Showroom at Casino Nova Scotia (198TC Halifax Festival3 Upper Water Street), a 10-minute drive from Woburn Manor Apartments (238 Bedford Highway) and Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club at The Westin Nova Scotian (1181 Hollis Street), a 15-minute drive from Clayton Park Towers Apartments (210 Willett Street). Finally, don’t miss the hilarious events happening at the Spatz Theatre at Citadel High (1855 Trollope Street), under a 10-minute drive from Terrace View Apartments (41 Cowie Hill Road).

    Pick your date night

    Shows are already beginning to sell out for this end-of-the-month festival. Go online today to learn more about each of the featured comedians, who have travelled from across Canada and around the world to participate in this extraordinary affair. Compare your favourite performers and the performance dates with your schedule to decide which shows you would like to buy tickets for in this year’s lineup.

    Connect online

    Once you have your tickets, you are ready to connect with other festival-goers online. Follow the Ha!ifax ComedyFest Facebook page and the festival’s Twitter account for the latest news and updates regarding the festival. Share with your friends and encourage them to join the fun.

    Timbercreek Communities knows you’ll have a blast at the upcoming Ha!ifax ComedyFest. For more information about our Halifax apartments, many of which are located just a short drive from this spectacular event, visit our website today.

  • Last-minute tax help in Windsor

    Apr 15, 2016

    Get the help you need to complete your taxes now. Today’s post from Timbercreek Communities has a handful of places near our Windsor apartments that can help you successfully file this spring.

    Windsor Public Library

    On April 12th the Windsor Public Library’s Central branch (850 Ouellette Avenue) will host a tax preparation clinic. The clinic will go from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and can be attended without any appointment. Mintz River Apartments (1400 Ouellette Avenue) is less than a 15-minute walk from this local library.

    Place du Partage

    Place du Partage (7515 Forest Glade Drive) provides tax filing help in both English and French to anyone in the community. These services are offered through April 22nd, every Tuesday and Friday evening. An appointment is required. Call 226-773-2950 to reserve your spot today. Place du Partage is a short five-minute drive from Trinity Apartments (1170 Lauzon Road, 1145 & 1175 Adair Court).

    The Downtown Mission of Windsor

    In addition to providing thousands of meals, overnight accommodations, clothing and job training to those in need, The Downtown Mission of Windsor (664 Victoria Avenue) also gives assistance to anyone struggling to file their annual tax return. Year-round services are provided on weekday afternoons. The Mission is a 15-minute walk from King Edward Apartments (1333 Ouellette Avenue).

    Life After Fifty

    Adults age 50 and above can get free tax assistance from Life After Fifty (635 McEwan Avenue), a senior recreation centre in the Windsor-Essex area. This service is offered through mid-April, and appointments must be made in advance by calling 519-254-1108, extension 201. The East Side branch, where the clinTC Windsor taxesic is offered, is around a 10-minute drive from Alexander Park Apartments (3445 Riverside Drive East).

    Timbercreek Communities hopes you or a friend or family member who needs help can find the assistance to successfully file your taxes by the April deadline. For more information about our Windsor apartments, visit our website today.

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