• Our guide to the best dog parks in Guelph

    May 31, 2016

    Treat your pup to some off-leash time outdoors this Spring. For today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team is featuring a few of the best dog parks near Guelph apartments.

    Centennial Park

    For the dog who is unbearably anxious to get outdoors, Centennial Park (377 College Avenue West) is only about a five-minute walk away from Vanier Court Apartments (27 and 40 Vanier Drive). The off-leash zone at this local park is just west of the tennis area and north of the baseball diamond.

    Riverside Park

    Known for being a great place to host events, Riverside Park (709 Woolwich Street) has something for eveDepositphotos_22381129_s-2015ryone -- including your dog. From the scenic Floral Clock and Rock Gardens to a children’s playground, carousel, pedal boats and more, plan a full day with the family and your pet here. The leash-free zone is located on the east side of the scenic Speed River. Riverside Park is a 10-minute drive from Vanier Court Apartments.

    Crane Park

    Crane Park (96 Dovercliffe Road) is scenic and quiet, a beautiful place to take your dog, especially in the Spring. Follow the flowing brook to find the Speed River, which marks the edge of this nature area. This off-leash area at Crane Park is about a 20-minute walk or four-minute drive from Vanier Court Apartments.

    Eramosa River Park

    Vanier Court Apartments is just over a five-minute drive from Eramosa River Park (259 Victoria Road South). The off-leash area at this park is located on the east end, near Victoria Road. After your dog has had some time to run and play, consider leashing up and heading out onto the Eramosa River Trail, which connects here.

    Timbercreek Communities encourages you and your dog to explore one of these dog-friendly spots in the neighbourhood. For more information about Guelph apartments, visit our website today.

  • Windsor Healthy and delicious Spring salads

    May 27, 2016
    Celebrate spring with fresh, hearty salads that match the season. For today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team has assembled three must-try spring salads for residents at Windsor apartments.

    Gingery Thai Kale Salad

    Go from ordinary to extraordinary when you upgrade to this Gingery Thai Kale Salad Depositphotos_72678337_s-2015with Cashew Dressing. Packed with springtime veggies, flavourful ginger and a creamy peanut-free dressing, this easy spring salad is hearty enough to stand by itself as a meal. Keep the dressing separate to avoid soggy greens and then reuse for leftovers the following day.

    Spring Pasta Salad

    Pesto is a wonderful way to use fresh Spring vegetables. This seasonal Asparagus Pesto Pasta recipe makes a great side dish for a last-minute Spring meal. Visit your local market for fresh, locally grown produce. Near Joinville B Apartments (3900 Wyandotte Street East), walk 20 minutes or bike eight minutes to get The City Market (1030 Walker Road).

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad with Mint and Hazelnuts

    Combine all of your Spring favourites in this tasty Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad. The trick to this seasonal salad is the fresh mint on top which offers a cool finish. Give yourself 15 minutes to prep, plus 30 minutes for the rhubarb to soften so that it’s juicy for eating. For all the ingredients you need, check out the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market (215 Chatham Street East), open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. beginning at the end of May. This market is less than a 10-minute walk from Carnegie Apartments (450 Victoria Avenue).

    Start Spring off right with a delicious spring salad that makes the most of in-season flavours and produce. The blog team at Timbercreek Communities hopes one of today’s unique springtime suggestions becomes a new family favourite. For more information about Windsor apartments, visit our website.

  • Kitchener Perfect picnic spots in Kitchener

    May 25, 2016

    Picnic season has finally arrived. Using today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team, find a few perfect picnic spots to try this spring and summer near Kitchener apartments.

    Monarch Woods

    You don’t need to travel far to find the perfect picnic spot. Grab a blanket and your Depositphotos_30636209_s-2015picnic basket and head out to Monarch Woods (Fischer-Hallman Road & Victoria Street South). Hardly a 10-minute walk from Mooregate Apartments (50, 66 & 80 Mooregate Crescent), you can easily get to the centre of the park via the Henry Strum Greenway.

    Victoria Park

    For an urban picnic in a pleasant spot, check out Victoria Park (80 Schneider), under a 15-minute bike ride or five-minute drive from Mooregate Apartments. Considered the jewel of the city, this park is home to a picnic shelter, pavilion, lake, iron bridge and more. As you eat, enjoy watching the wild fowl and taking in the beauty of the flowers, trees and shrubs.

    Huron Natural Area

    Huron Natural Area (801 Trillium Drive) is Kitchener’s largest natural park, encompassing 107 hectares. Located on the south side of the city, the park is home to Strasburg Creek, wetlands, forest, meadows, hiking trails, boardwalks and multiple lookout spots. For a picnic that feels a million kilometres away from the stress of the office, drive 10 minutes from Mooregate Apartments to get here.

    Kiwanis Park  

    It is a 15-minute drive from Mooregate Apartments, but with one of the most popular pools in Kitchener, the kids will thank you for choosing Kiwanis Park (1000 Kiwanis Park Drive) for your summer picnic. The park also has picnic shelters and picnic benches for your convenience. Work off your meal by exploring the nature trails or enjoying a game of volleyball on the sand courts.

    Take advantage of Kitchener’s beautiful parks by planning a picnic for the spring or summer. Start with one of today’s featured picnic spots, chosen by the Timbercreek Communities blog team. For more information about Kitchener apartments, visit our website today.

  • A low-key May 2-4 weekend plan

    May 20, 2016

    The May 2-4 long weekend is nearly here, offering you a much needed extra day off from work. How can you relax and reboot over the holiday? For today’s post, the Timbercreek Communities blog team has put together a few ideas for a low-key weekend near Ottawa apartments.

    A day at the beach

    Celebrate the start of spring with a low-key afternoon at a neighbourhood park or beach. Bring a book, pack a lunch and throw in a frisbee for outdoor fun with friends and family. Near Sunset Heights & Sunview Apartments (2880 & 2900 Carling Avenue), walk just across the street to picturesque Britannia Beach (2805 Carling Avenue), located along the shores of the Ottawa River.

    Visit a farmers market

    Over the May 2-4 long weekend, treat yourself to a laid-back stroll through a local farmers market, grabbing a light lunch to go or fresh produce to enjoy at home. The Ottawa Farmers Market at Landsdowne Park (1000, Exhibition Way) is the city’s only year-round producer-only market. Beginning May 1st, the market transitions to regular Spring and Summer hours (9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) on Sundays. Warren Arms Apartments (222 Maclaren Street) is a 10-minute bike ride from the park.

    Canadian Tulip Festival

    Ottawa’s beloved Canadian Tulip Festival continues through Victoria Day, May 23rd. Depositphotos_4739446_s-2015The festival is one more reason to visit Landsdowne Park, a 10-minute drive or 15-minute bike ride from Castle Towers Apartments (1161 & 1171 Wellington Street West). In addition to the beautiful blossoming flowers, Thursday through Sunday there will be art displays, events and live performances inside the park’s Aberdeen Tulip Pavilion. Festivities run from 9:00 a.m. until midnight.

    The Timbercreek Communities blog team hopes today’s post helps you plan a fun and low-key May 2-4 weekend close to home. For more information about Ottawa apartments, simply visit our website today.

  • Burlington Check out these great May 2-4 events

    May 20, 2016

    The long weekend is the perfect excuse to explore Burlington. Find a great May 2-4 event near our Burlington apartments in today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    Royal Botanical Gardens

    Royal Botanical Gardens (680 Plains Road West) is a beautiful Spring destination. TC Burlington BikeOver the May 2-4 weekend this local attraction is pulling out all the stops with a Biodiversity Celebration the entire family will love. Experience hands-on fun with animals and plants, guided hikes and children’s activities at this weekend festival. Events will be held in the Arboretum, around a five-minute drive from Barkley Towers Apartments (955 Warwick Court).

    David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden

    There is one more reason to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens this month. For the past three years, the grounds crew has been busy renovating the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden. On May 20th, this spectacular garden space will open to the public. Be among the first to see stroll through the Rock Garden this Spring when you visit over the May 2-4 long weekend.

    Burlington Chocolate Trail

    The Burlington Chocolate Trail is up and running through the month of May and is a great option for the holiday weekend. With dozens of chocolatey events planned around town, this local festival is the perfect sweet treat. At 2:00 p.m. on May 21st and 22nd, Victorian tea and chocolate will be served at Spruce Lane Farmhouse. The farmhouse is located at scenic Bronte Creek Provincial Park (1219 Burloak Drive), around a 15-minute drive from Barkley Towers Apartments.

    Art Gallery of Burlington

    Every Sunday, the Art Gallery of Burlington (1219 Burloak Drive) hosts the GWD Foundation for Kids’ Creative Hub, an opportunity for youth to participate in hands-on arts activities. All are welcome at this free event, which runs from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The gallery is a 10-minute bike ride from Barkley Towers Apartments.

    Make the most of the long May 2-4 weekend, starting with these recommendations by the Timbercreek Communities blog team. For more information about Burlington apartments, visit our website today.

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