• Property Highlight - 1420 rue Crescent - Le 1420 Crescent

    Aug 26, 2019

    Look no further! Le 1420 Crescent (1420 rue Crescent) is the ideal rental property for anyone looking for a place in the center of downtown Montreal. The location is perfect if you like to be where the action is and close to the metro. 

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    Your Home

    Le 1420 Crescent is located in the trendy downtown Montreal on Crescent Street between St-Catherine Street and De Maisonneuve West. The suites are bright, renovated with new appliances and have a truly relaxing feel. You’ll love coming home after a long day at work! Each apartment has its own balcony with beautiful views of the city, making it the perfect spot to unwind in the summer. There is also free WIFI in the common areas, as well as shared laundry facilities and indoor parking.

    Your Neighbourhood

    Le 1420 Crescent is located in downtown Montreal, walking distance from Mount-Royal Mountain, McGill and Concordia Universities. There are many nearby restaurants and cafes to dine in including Warehouse, Kinton Ramen, Starbucks and many more. The building is also steps away from some of the best shopping and nightlife in the city. You can find stores such as Apple, Forever 21 and Structube, right around the corner! In addition, you can easily walk to art galleries and museums including The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Le 1420 Crescent is also near Guy-Concordia and Peel metro stations, so you can get across the city in no time. But one of the best reasons to live here is that you don’t need to drive or take the metro to get around. You can do everything on foot! This neighbourhood is so exciting, you’ll fall in love with it instantly!

    Does this sound like the place for you? Be sure to check out Le 1420 Crescent. For more information, please visit our website or call 587.355.9273 to request a viewing appointment.

  • Top Pet Accessories For Apartment Dwellers

    Aug 20, 2019

    Living with pets often means having a bunch of accessories and toys laying around. Some items work well with your home decor and others do not. To help you strike a balance of practical and stylish, Timbercreek Communities has narrowed down this list of the top pet accessories for every apartment dweller.

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    Get Creative And Create A Comfortable Space

    Your home should be a comfortable space for you and your pet. By incorporating some of your pet’s accessories into your furniture, you can achieve that comfort. You can create a pet bed underneath your coffee table or side table, which works perfectly because it doesn’t take up any extra room. Another great idea is to incorporate a bed underneath your kitchen island. This would also work well if you have a bigger dog. When it comes to food and water bowls, consider creating a water bowl planter. This is a nice way to add some greenery to your space and also make your cat happy!

    A Lint Roller

    No one wants to find pet hair all over the house. To make your life a little easier, invest in a good lint roller. They are great for removing hair from clothes and furniture and should be a staple item in every pet owners’ home. Try the Evercare Pet Extreme Stick  or the Evercare Mega Cleaning Roller which is perfect for large surfaces.

    Furniture Protectant

    If you have pets, try to avoid any light-coloured furniture. Stains will show up easily and will likely be a pain to clean. If you can’t part with your beige sofa, consider buying a sofa cover. This way, you don’t have to worry about scratches, hair and spills because you can wash it in the machine anytime. Go a step further and buy a furniture spray! This will help block stains and works on most fabrics.

    Food and toy storage

    One of the best ways to store your pet’s food and toys is to get a bin or basket that works well with your home decor. If you’re style is laid-back and rustic, a wooden basket will fit in perfectly. For a more modern look, a fabric basket or a metallic bin are great options. They tend to be relatively inexpensive and available almost anywhere.

    Having these items in your home will not only make your life easier, but it will make both you and your pets happy! Timbercreek hopes you found these suggestions helpful.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • The Top Restaurants in Canada You Have To Try This Summer

    Aug 13, 2019

    There are plenty of great restaurants to check out no matter where you are in Canada. To help you dig in across the country, Timbercreek Communities has 5 top picks for you to try this summer.

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    Sand and Pearl Oyster Bar

    If you love oysters, you have to stop by Sand and Pearl Oyster Bar. Located in Picton, this roadside seafood restaurant will exceed your expectations in so many ways. From fresh oysters, lobster rolls and Fogo Island crab to beef burgers and farm-fresh vegetables, you’ll have one of the best meals of your life here! The laid-back vibe is the perfect place to hang out with friends, eat, enjoy live music and even enjoy yoga on the weekends. Plus, it’s located right next to Sandbanks Provincial Park!

    Aloette

    For a really unique experience, in a room decked out like a passenger train car, check out Aloette. Located in Toronto, this small gem on Spadina and Queen has a great atmosphere and delicious food. The restaurant seats only 38 people and doesn’t take reservations, so try to get there early in order to get a spot. You can find anything from cheeseburgers and beef tartar to lemon meringue pie and an apple pie sundae on the menu. Aloette is open every day for lunch and dinner.

    Mon Lapin

    If you like wine, you’re going to fall in love with Mon Lapin in Montreal. This small and bright space offers organic and biodynamic wine, as well as delicious and local food. Not only is the food flavourful but the presentation is fantastic. Located in Little Italy, Mon Lapin is a hotspot at the moment. They don’t take reservations, so make sure to get there early since it fills up fast. They are open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner.

    Avenue

    For a place with great ambiance, good service and mouth-watering food, don’t miss Avenue. Located in Regina, this spot is perfect for a special occasion or an everyday dinner. The restaurant space is quite beautiful, with industrial, art deco and rustic elements. When it comes to food, you can expect dishes like tacos, perogies, pastas, burgers and pretty much anything else your heart desires. They serve full-size meals as well as small plates and shareables.

    Bündok

    Look out for this hidden gem in downtown Edmonton. Bundock has a concise but fantastic menu which changes seasonally. Two items worth mentioning include their decadent deep fried chicken skins and indulgent beef tartar. They also have a great selection of wine, sourced from Canada and France, and are known for their exemplary service. If you’re looking for a great spot in Edmonton, this is it!

    Timbercreek hopes you enjoyed discovering a few new-to-you restaurants across Canada. We hope you have the chance to check one, or all, of them out in your city! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • How to Work in 30 minutes of Cardio During your Busy Work Day

    Aug 09, 2019

    Some of us have really hectic schedules and the idea of fitting in a workout can feel impossible. But there are a few ways that you can sneak in some exercise, even on the busiest day. Timbercreek Communities has five tips for how you can pack in 30 minutes of cardio during your busy work day.

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    Get out of bed and stretch

    One of the first things you can do when you get out of bed is stretch. Start with just 5 minutes and work your way up to 10 minutes. It’s easy because you don’t need to go anywhere or put on gym clothes. All you have to do is set your alarm 5-10 minutes earlier. Everything is tight after a night of sleep, so stretching is the perfect way to elongate your spine and muscles and also improve your circulation.

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    This is a pretty simple and fun exercise that you can do anywhere! The best part is that you will barely feel like you’re exercising because it will become a part of your brushing routine. It doesn’t have to be done while you're brushing your teeth. You can do it when you’re boiling water, microwaving food and brushing your hair.

    10 sit-ups and 10 Russian twists before your shower

    You might have a busy schedule, but everyone has 20 seconds to spare. Right before you jump in the shower, work your abs with 10 sit-ups and Russian twists. These exercises are good for your obliques and lower abdomen. And if you have a little more time to spare, do 3 sets of 10!

    Stretch throughout your day

    Take breaks during the day as much as you can -- especially if you sit at a desk all day. Movement is important for circulation, muscle health and mental health -- so don’t sit in a chair for more than an hour at a time. In fact, you should stand up every 20-30 minutes and take at least a few minutes to stretch.

    Switch up your commute (take the stairs)

    One of the easiest ways to increase your exercise is to take the stairs whenever you have the chance. It might not seem like much, but at the end of the day it will add up! This will increase your heart rate and burn more calories.

    So what are you waiting for? Get moving! Timbercreek hopes you enjoyed these 5 tips for how you get in some cardio throughout your busy work day.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • How To Host A Dinner Party In A Small Space

    Aug 08, 2019

    Just because you have a small apartment doesn’t mean you can’t throw a great party. Timbercreek Communities has a few suggestions for how to host a successful dinner party in a small space.

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    Use Floor Cushions Instead of Chairs

    Who said you need a dining room set for a great dinner party? You can have an informal, Asian-themed dinner party with pillows. Instead of using chairs, have everyone sit on floor cushions around a coffee table. You can also buy a couple of wooden crates and use them as tables where you can place decorations, food and drinks.

    Choose Buffet Style Over Sit-Down

    When space is limited, a buffet style dinner is a better option than a sit-down dinner. Some people can stand, while others can stand and mingle -- which means that you won’t need a seat for everyone. Use your coffee table, side table and kitchen counter to display the food and drinks and maybe throw a few floor pillows on the ground for extra seating if you think you’ll need it.

    Have A Dedicated Glass For Everyone

    Dirty cups and glasses can really add up at a party. They either end up filling up your sink or wind up in the garbage. To minimize this, you can dedicate a glass for each person. This will save a ton of space, cleaning and waste (if you’re using paper or plastic cups). You can do so by using wine glass charms or a metallic pen.

    Prepare Food Ahead of Time

    If you want your dinner party to go smoothly in your small apartment, you have to be organized and plan ahead. The easiest way to do this is to prepare all your food ahead of time. Make a few things the night before or the morning of, but don’t leave anything for when you’re guests arrive. The last thing you want is the hot oven to be on, with a bunch of people in your living room, dying of heat! This is why finger food is the best option. You could make anything from pizza to sliders, or countess other things!

    Don’t let your small apartment discourage you from hosting a great dinner party. It’s totally doable! Timbercreek hopes you found these tips helpful and that you enjoy planning your first party in your small space!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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