• Brighten up your apartment with these DIY accent pieces

    Jul 29, 2016

    When a full home makeover isn’t in the budget, try a few well-placed decorative accent pieces. For little to no money, you can give your Mississauga apartment a fresh new feel fit for the rest of the summer.

    DIY Pillow


    Creating a DIY Mirror

    It doesn’t require an arts and crafts pro to create a DIY mirror for your apartment. A DIY mirror project like this one can be completed in little to no time. Besides adding a new beautiful decoration to your space, mirrors double the light by reflecting lamps or natural window light, enhancing the brightness of a room.

    Showcase your personality

    Is your phone and computer full of pictures that go generally unused and unappreciated? Use these colourful summer snapshots to add both personality and brightness to your bedroom, living room or office area. Put your Instagram pics to use by transferring them to canvas in this DIY summer photo project.

    Welcome your Guests

    Greet your guests with your personal styled DIY Painted Welcome Mat. Use your entry way to personalize and add some conversation when welcoming your guests with this simple DIY Mat. Using a few supplies, you can simply add character to your front door with this DIY!

    Upgrade your pillows

    Throw pillows are an easy bet for a budget-friendly apartment makeover. With a bold new no-sew slipcover, you can transform a cozy winter pillow into a summery accent piece. For arts and crafts supplies, start your search at the nearest Michael’s (170 North Queen Street), less than a 10-minute drive from Dixie Square Apartments (1750 Bloor Street & 3315 Fieldgate Drive) or the brand-new Bridgewood Suites (1855 Bloor Street).

    Timbercreek Communities hopes today’s ideas help you create a space you love to live in. For more information about spacious and clean Mississauga apartments, simply visit our website today. 

  • The Art of Mastering the Grill

    Jul 28, 2016

    Grilling On The Long WeekendSummer long weekends are made for grilling.  Why not grill something more impressive than burgers and hot dogs this year? This Civic Holiday long weekend, take the opportunity to brush up on your grill skills. The Timbercreek Communities blog team has a few helpful suggestions for taking your grilling to the next level.

    Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri

    If this is your first time grilling tofu or making chimichurri, don’t worry -- this recipe makes it easy. The sauce is a mixture of toasted cumin seeds blended with oregano, parsley, cilantro and olive oil. It adds a ton of flavour to any dish! This is one vegetarian dish that everyone will love. If you have any chimichurri left over, it also pairs well with steak.

    Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Sriracha Slaw

    It seems like Sriracha is everywhere these days! Why wouldn’t it be -- it tastes amazing! This spicy slaw takes these smoky grilled shrimp tacos to another level.

    Peruvian Chicken

    The strong influence of Japanese and Chinese communities in Peru comes through in the flavour of this Peruvian chicken dish. Soy sauce, garlic and lime juice are used in the marinade and create a chicken dish with a zesty, savoury flavour. This is one recipe you’ll make again and again!

    Peppered Beef Tenderloin

    Grilled beef --  for serious grillers, this is what it is all about. This peppered beef tenderloin is a decidedly gourmet take on plain old steak. This recipe will make you feel like a grill master, and put smiles on the faces of your friends and family.

    Here’s wishing you and your family a happy and delicious Civic Holiday long weekend. Timbercreek Communities hopes this post inspires you to try something a little different on the grill this year. You can find the gourmet ingredients you need for these great recipes at David’s Gourmet (10 Wyman Road, Waterloo) just an 8 minute drive from Richmond Square Apartments (300 Regina Road).

    For more information on
    Timbercreek rental properties in Waterloo, please visit our website.


  • Start Cycling Today

    Jul 27, 2016

    BikingCycling is great. It’s a great form of exercise and it’s a great eco-friendly way to get around Winnipeg. It’s also just a lot of fun! If you want to get on a bike this summer, the Timbercreek Communities has some suggestions for nearby places you may like to visit on two wheels.

    Bishop Grandin Greenway

    The longest multi-use trail in Winnipeg is The Bishop Grandin Greenway. The east trail (7 km) and the west trails (5 km) connect several communities -- from Sage Creek to Charleswood. Along the path there are a network of natural areas and retention ponds that support local wildlife communities. The trail is just a 3 minute bike ride from your home at Arden Hollows Apartments (15 Arden Avenue, Winnipeg).

    Sunday and Holiday Bicycle Routes

    The city of Winnipeg designates 4 streets as Sunday and Holiday bicycle routes. From 8 am to 8 pm, motor vehicle traffic on these streets is limited to one block -- making cycling easier and safer. One of these bicycle routes is Lyndale Drive (from Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street) that’s about a 5 minute bike ride away from Hargrave Place (26, 45 Hargrave Street). Also Wolseley Street at Maryland Street (just a 7 minute bike ride from Hargrave Place at 33 Hargrave Street). These routes are great for anyone new to cycling looking to get some road experience.

    Assiniboine Riverwalk

    One of the best and most beautiful places to bike is the Riverwalk and it’s less than 5 minutes away from Hargrave Place, Fort Garry Tower (70 Garry Street) or 160 Smith. This path that runs along the Assiniboine River also connects to other paths along Assiniboine Ave, (dedicated bike lane) St. Boniface and The Forks.

    Remember the freedom you felt as a child when you got on your bike? You can rekindle that feeling as an adult. These convenient and beautiful bike routes will make you feel like a kid again -- just remember to wear your helmet! Find more information here on Timbercreek rental properties, including Winnipeg


  • Our Favourite Ways to Workout Outdoors

    Jul 21, 2016

    Mix up your workout routine this week by taking it outside. It’s easy and fun to work up a sweat under the summer sun. Discover the Timbercreek Communities blog team’s favourite ways to workout outdoors in today’s post for Burlington apartments residents.

    Bike Burlington

    Burlington’s lakeside destination makes it a dream location for bike enthusiasts. After fine-tuning your bike at nearby Bent Rim Cycle (816 Miriam Crescent), a nine-minute bike ride from Barkley Towers Apartments (955 Warwick Court), head to the Waterfront Trail for your workout (less than a 10-minute bike ride away). For fun bike-related events, keep an eye on the Ontario By Bike online activities calendar.

    Yoga in the Park

    Another favourite outdoor workout is yoga. With a mat, sand or soft grass, you can easily transform any outdoor venue into a personal yoga studio. Join Yoga in the Park or gather your own group of friends for a self-taught morning session at your own pace.

    Hiking Outdoors


    Hike nearby

    Tone your legs and arms by hiking on a regular basis this summer. Start your adventure at Rattlesnake Point (7200 Appleby Line), considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Ontario. Once here, make your way to the Buffalo Crag lookout for incredible views. This park is a 20-minute drive from Barkley Towers Apartments. Plan another hike at Kerncliff Park (2198 Kerns Road).This park is just a 10-minute drive away, and connects with multiple trails, making it easy to add some beautiful scenery to your workout routine.

    Whether hiking, biking, running or doing yoga, there are countless ways to enjoy the great outdoors while working out. The Timbercreek Communities blog team hopes one of today’s ideas adds a fresh burst of energy to your summer routine. For more information about Burlington apartments, visit our website today. 

  • 4 Campsite or Cottage Rentals for Your Summer Vacation

    Jul 20, 2016

    Ottawa CampingSpend a little time in nature in Ottawa this summer! Whether you prefer a luxurious lakefront cottage, roughing it in a tent, or catching your dinner from the lake -- the Timbercreek Communities blog team is here to help you find the perfect campsite or cottage rental for your summer vacation.

    Wesley Clover

    Wesley Clover is the perfect spot to unplug and look at the stars just beyond the city lights. Whether you’re looking to park a trailer or RV, pitch a tent or rent a full service cabin, The Wesley Clover Campground is just an 8 minute drive from Sunset Heights or Sunview Apartments (2880/2900 Carling Avenue, Ottawa). Even without a car, the campground can be reached by public transportation in under an hour!

    Camp Hither Hills

    With camping options to suit everyone’s taste, Camp Hither Hills is less than a 20 minute drive from 2805,2865 and 2889 Cedarwood Drive or 2898 Baycrest Drive, Ottawa. This full service campground is perfect for your next trip. All camping spots include a picnic table and fire pit. Even if you’ve never camped before, their friendly staff are available to provide helpful advice.

    Lone Wolf

    Nestled in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec on 230 acres of forest, lake, pond, stream and rolling hills. Lone Wolf Cabin Rental feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere but is only half an hour from York Towers at 135-145 York Street, Ottawa. They rent secluded log cabins and yurts -- some with their own log-fired sauna!

    Peaksview Chalets

    Kick back and relax with your family in a luxurious chalet at Peaksview Chalets in beautiful Calabogie, Ontario this summer. This property targets family renters so rest assured that your little ones are welcome too. Enjoy private lake access, golfing, fishing and more in this secluded spot that’s just over an hour away (by car) from Stewart Apartments (146 Stewart Street, Ottawa).

    Nothing beats the simple pleasures of a summer vacation. The sunshine, the swimming, the sounds of nature. Living in Ottawa means having all the comforts and conveniences of city living, with nature just around the corner. For more information on Timbercreek rental properties, please visit our website.






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