• Fun Canada Day activities nearby

    Jun 30, 2016

    Canada Day is just around the corner, which means there’s no day like today to make plans to celebrate near Windsor apartments. Find a few activities happening nearby featured in today’s helpful post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team.

    Windsor’s Canada Day Celebration

    July 1st is the annual Windsor’s Canada Day Celebration & Parade. The event includes Depositphotos_77004323_s-2015Midway rides, a parade, children’s entertainment and an incredible 5000-piece birthday cake! The grand finale to Windsor’s 17-day Summer Fest, this is a free family-friendly event not to be missed. The parade kicks off at Wyandotte Street East & Devonshire Road, about a 10-minute bicycle ride from Carnegie Apartments (450 Victoria Avenue).

    Fort Malden National Historic Site

    History will come alive at the Fort Malden National Historic Site’s Canada Day celebration, slated for July 1st. A full day of family-friendly activities will end with a spectacular fireworks show over the Detroit River. Fort Malden is an easy day trip from Alexander Park Apartments (3445 Riverside Drive East), about a 30-minute drive.

    Ice Cream Festival

    Love ice cream? Do your kids love playing in the water on a hot summer day? The Ice Cream Festival in Amherstburg has all the ingredients for a perfect Canada Day party. The fun kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on July 1st and ends with fireworks at 10:00 p.m. Admission is free. To get to Toddy Jones Park (100 Laird Street), plan on just under a 30 minute drive from Spanish Trio Apartments (8950/8955/9150 Wyandotte Street East).

    Stoney Point Park

    Family baseball, soccer, a skateboard competition and live music makes Stoney Point Park (880 Comber Sideroad) the place to be this holiday. The park, a half-hour drive from King Edward Apartments (1333 Ouellette Avenue), is perfectly located along the water. Enjoy a parade at 4:00 p.m. and stay for the flag raising ceremony shortly thereafter.

    Happy Canada Day from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities! For more information about Windsor apartments, simply visit our website today.
  • Red and white recipes for Canada Day

    Jun 28, 2016

    Add a touch of patriotism to your Canada Day celebration with these red-and-white recipes. Delicious and easy to make, these dishes are bound to be a hit. Find a few tasty options to make at Winnipeg apartments in today’s holiday-themed post from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities.

    Grilled Panzanella Bites

    These Grilled Panzanella Bites are the perfect addition to your Canada Day menu. Use fresh tomatoes for this easy appetizer. While the recipe is simple to prepare, be sure to start prepping in advance -- the dressing needs at least two hours to refrigerate.

    Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

    Cool off this Canada Day with sweet Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles. Fresh fruit takes this recipe to the next level, ensuring a crowd favourite at your holiday picnic. This is also a great recipe to prepare the day before, saving time and stress on July 3rd.

    Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

    Don’t reinvent the wheel this Canada Day. Strawberry shortcake is a beloved summer classic, and its colour scheme is perfect for the July celebration. Whip up this timeless favourite as a finale to your day-long party. Use strawberries from your local farmers market for extra flavour. Near Arden Hollows Apartments (15 Arden Avenue), shop the selection of fresh produce at St. Norbert Farmers Market (3514 Pembina Highway), a 10-minute drive away.

    Gin Rum Shandy

    What about a red-and-white adult beverage? Kick off your holiday celebration with a Gin Rum Shandy, featuring apple juice, lime and fresh ginger with a kick of gin and rum.

    Happy Canada Day from Timbercreek Communities! The blog team hopes today’s post gave you a few ideas on how to create a colorful, creative meal, snack or picnic for the holiday. For more information about Winnipeg apartments, simply visit our website today.

  • Summer patios to check out nearby

    Jun 22, 2016

    Summer is patio season, and there’s no better place to be than Guelph apartments if you love dining outdoors. Today’s post from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities rounds up a great list of patios to visit nearby this summer.

    Symposium Cafe

    If you’re searching for a gorgeous patio where you can enjoy morning brunch, afternoonDepositphotos_109913140_s-2015 coffee or a laid-back evening meal with friends, Symposium Cafe (304 Stone Road West) is the perfect spot. Plan on a 20-minute walk, or five-minute bike ride, from Vanier Court Apartments (27 and 40 Vanier Drive) to visit this patio.

    Earth To Table

    Earth To Table: A Bread Bar (105 Gordon Street) celebrates Guelph’s finest, freshest produce and ingredients. Stop by this summer to experience both the summertime menu and the large outdoor patio. Vanier Court Apartments is a five-minute drive from this local eatery.

    Albion Hotel

    A two-storey patio earns Albion Hotel (49 Norfolk Street) a place on Guelph’s list of best patios. This patio is located in a heritage building. Visit for live music, whole and hearty modern cuisine and superior outdoor dining. This historic spot is a five-minute drive from Vanier Court Apartments.

    Baker Street Public House

    If you are looking for a patio to check out for drinks after work, Baker Street Public House (76 Baker Street) is the place to go. This great local dive is the perfect spot to sip on craft beer and devour some delicious pub fare. Patio seating is on a first come, first serve basis, meaning you should go early to beat the crowds. Take your pick of upstairs and downstairs outdoor seating. Best of all, Vanier Court Apartments is less than a 10-minute drive from this downtown watering hole.

    Guelph is home to many fantastic patios. We hope you enjoy our picks for excellent patios in the area featured in today’s post by the Timbercreek Communities blog team. For more information about Guelph apartments, including restaurants and amenities nearby, simply visit our website today.

  • Explore these nearby trails in and around Kitchener

    Jun 20, 2016

    Kitchener’s finest trails await! This summer, get outdoors and explore the nature trails in and around Kitchener apartments. Today’s post from the Timbercreek Communities blog team features a few of our favourite trails to visit while the sun is shining.

    Begin close to home

    Did you know that you can access the Iron Horse Trail in just a few minutes? Located Depositphotos_35710683_s-2015within walking distance of Mooregate Apartments (50, 66 & 80 Mooregate Crescent), the Iron Horse connects Waterloo and Kitchener and is one of Kitchener’s most beloved trails. Use the Henry Sturm Greenway to access the Iron Horse, which is a segment of the larger Trans Canada Trail.

    Plan for a picnic

    One of the stops along the Iron Horse Trail is Victoria Park (80 Schneider), just a 15-minute bike ride if you’re heading there directly from Mooregate Apartments. Treat yourself to a picnic in this scenic spot to fuel your adventure or to celebrate a successful day on the trails. Flower gardens, sculptures, a pond and pavilion make this a fun spot for a beautiful summer day.

    Escape the city

    If you are looking to swap the city for a local nature sanctuary, the Walter Bean Trail has you covered. Boasting incredible access to the Grand River watershed, the trail passes through the communities of Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Woolwich and North Dumfries. You can access this trail at a couple of nearby spots, including Bingemans (425 Bingemans Centre Drive), just over a 10-minute drive from Mooregate Apartments.

    Outside Kitchener

    See for yourself the incredible transformation of an abandoned quarry into a blossoming wetland by hiking the trails at Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve (Concession Road 7). Located just outside Kitchener, a 30-minute drive from Mooregate Apartments, this scenic preserve is home to one of the rarest types of wetland in the province.

    The blog team at Timbercreek Communities encourages you to celebrate the season by exploring these nearby trails. For more information about Kitchener apartments simply visit our website today.

  • The perfect Father's Day menu

    Jun 15, 2016

    Dad’s day is just around the corner. Celebrate with a homemade meal that you will both love. Use today’s post from the blog team at Timbercreek Communities to plan the perfect Father’s Day menu at Burlington apartments.

    Maple Old Fashioned

    Kick-off dinner with a mixed drink. Nothing says Father’s Day like a Maple Old Fashioned. This recipe uses brown sugar to muddle the fruit, upping the flavour of your choice whiskey.

    Vegetable Skewers

    Fresh, locally-grown produce from a local farmers market can make an ordinary meal extraordinary. Luckily for Burlington residents, the Burlington Mall Farmers Market (777 Guelph Line) is already up and running for the season, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. Use veggies from this nearby market to make Moroccan Vegetable Skewers, a healthy flavourful recipe that can stand alone or be served as a side. To get to the market, drive just five minutes from Barkley Towers Apartments (955 Warwick Court).

    Moroccan Chicken

    Looking for a meaty dish? This Moroccan chicken recipe is packed with North African flavour, making it a delicious pairing that may just become a new family favourite. While the recipe is fairly easy to make, you will want to save plenty of time to let the meat marinade for at least four hours, plus an additional 30 minutes to cook.

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

    No matter what you choose as a main course, you cannot go wrong with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. This scrumptious recipe is the perfect sweet finish to a special Father’s Day. Avoid stress the day-of by Depositphotos_4765838_s-2015preparing this dessert the day before and refrigerating it until ready to serve.

    Happy Father’s Day! The Timbercreek Communities blog team hopes today’s post helps you plan an awesome homemade meal for dad. For more information about Burlington apartments, visit our website today.

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