• Property Highlight - The Crossing

    Sep 30, 2019

    The Crossing (830 Idylwyld Drive) is the perfect property for anyone looking for urban comfort and a sleek living space in Saskatoon. It's ideal for those who appreciate a diverse community as well as a lively downtown.

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    Your Home

    Located in the Caswell Hill neighbourhood, between 33rd Street and the downtown core, this beautiful heritage building has a good mix of everything. The units are big, bright and perfect if you love loft-style living. You have access to a beautiful common area patio with a BBQ, parking and on-site professional management. The building is also pet-friendly! Be sure to take advantage of our hot summer deal to save $250/month on your lease!

    Your Neighbourhood

    The Crossing is located in the heart of Saskatoon. If you appreciate nearby transit, great shopping and good restaurants then this is the place for you! Parks, libraries and all sorts of entertainment options are within walking distance, including Ashworth Holmes Park, Caswell Community Garden and the Caswell Dog Park. No matter where you want to go, The Crossing is close to everything including public transit. If you’re looking for good food, you can find places like Citizen Cafe and Bakery, Cactus Club and Leyda’s Cafe, all within a 15-minute walk. In less than 10 minutes you can reach two nearby fitness clubs, Fitness Focus and Synergy Strength, as well as a number of other restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

    Be sure to check out this amazing property before it’s too late! We know you’ll love The Crossing! For more information, please visit our website or call 587.355.9273 to request a viewing appointment.
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  • 5 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Rental Bathroom On A Budget

    Sep 25, 2019

    If you’d like to give your bathroom a mini makeover, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, we have some suggestions for you! Give these 5 easy tips a try.

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    Update your walls

    If you want to make a big change in your bathroom, start by updating your walls. A bold shower curtain can make a statement. Choose wisely and it might become the centerpiece of the room. Another great idea is to add temporary wallpaper. This is such an easy way to give your bathroom a new look, plus it’s affordable and easy to stick on. Plus, if you get bored of it quickly, you can take it off just as easily.

    Update ugly flooring with a rug or peel-and-stick tiles

    It’s not so easy to change the floor in your rental unit. So instead of dreaming of a brand new floor, you can get an awesome rug! Check out Wayfair or Ikea for a great selection. You can also try peel and stick tiles to give your floor a quick update. This is yet another easy way to craft a new bathroom without any gutting. We love it because it’s inexpensive and isn't permanent.

    Maximize Space with Shelving

    If you don’t have a lot of counter space or storage in your bathroom, you might want to install a couple of shelves. Examine the space and look for an empty spot. Above the toilet usually works. A three tier wall shelf might fit perfectly. You can also try an over-the-toilet shelf which looks stylish and gives you more storage space.

    Frame your mirror

    Give your boring bathroom mirror a facelift by adding a nice frame. Since most rental units have plain mirrors that look cheap, this is the best trick which you can do on your own. With a handful of supplies and a few easy steps, you can make a beautiful frame. This will not only make your washroom feel new, but also more luxurious and inviting.

    Update the lighting

    Lighting in any room is key, especially in the bathroom. If you don’t have any natural light, you should invest in good lighting which will make the space feel bigger and brighter. If you plan on applying your makeup in the bathroom, this is yet another good reason to invest in bright lights. If you want to go the extra mile, consider light dimmers. They let you adjust the lighting to your needs and create your desired ambiance. If you like to unwind in a relaxing bath, light dimmers can set the perfect mood.

    Decorating your bathroom has never been so easy or affordable! We hope these tips help you with your bathroom makeover.

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

  • Canadian Wine and Food Expos to discover this Fall Season

    Sep 20, 2019

    There’s so much to be excited for this fall season -- especially if you’re passionate about food and wine. We've found the top four wine and food expos across Canada for you to check out this fall!

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    Gourmet Food & Wine Expo (Ontario)

    If you live in Ontario, you have to check out the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. This is your chance to interact with some of the best Canadian chefs, winemakers, brewmasters and mixologists. You can watch live cooking demonstrations on the main stage, sample gourmet food and socialize with friends and fellow foodies. The event is on from November 21st to 24th and tickets start at just $20.

    Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Calgary

    This epic event is not to be missed! On October 18th and 19th, be sure to check out the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival in Calgary. Taste a wide range of wines, beers, savoury food items and delicious desserts. It’s the perfect weekend outing with friends or a date! The event will be held at Stampede Park BMO Centre. Get your tickets now!

    Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival Edmonton

    If you’re in Edmonton, block off your calendar from November 8th to 9th because the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival is coming your way! This is your chance to taste premium spirits, dynamic wines and amazing beers from around the world. Be sure to come hungry because the food is going to be to die for! Come alone, with friends or mingle with other professionals. The festival will be held at the Edmonton Convention Centre!

    Ottawa Wine and Food Festival

    Ottawa's Wine and Food Festival is back! This year, the event will be held at The Ottawa Convention Centre from November 1st to 3rd. The festival will feature some of the best beer, wine and spirits from Canada and the world, so don’t miss this exciting event. Indulge in gourmet food, yummy snacks and meet industry experts. We hope to see you there!

    Cheers from Timbercreek Communities! We hope to see you at one of these fabulous wine and food expos happening across Canada this fall season!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website
  • Dog-friendly Parks and Beaches in Toronto

    Sep 17, 2019

    There’s nothing worse than exploring the city and coming across a park that doesn’t allow dogs. It sucks to have to leave your furry friends at home! Fortunately for you, we've found 5 parks and beaches in Toronto that are dog-friendly!

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    Cherry Beach

    Head over to Cherry Beach where you can enjoy the view and your dogs can run around in a huge off-leash area. You can get there by car, bus or subway. It’s located in the Port Lands, just south of Lakeshore and Don Roadway Street. Cherry Beach is a great place to spend the day with your dog without any worries. Just sit back, relax and let them roam free!

    Silver Birch Park

    Silver Birch Park is another popular park for dog owners. It is beautiful and spacious, with lots of land for your dogs to enjoy and discover -- especially on a gorgeous summer day. It’s located in the east end of the city, just south of Queen Street and Nursewood Street. There’s parking in the area, too. You can get there easily by car or public transportation.

    Earl Bales leash free dog park

    Earl Bales is a large park located in North York. There is a large off-leash area for dogs as well as playgrounds, splashpads, walking trails and picnic sites. The off-leash area is fenced off -- so you don’t have to worry about your canine friend running away. Earl Bales Park is a great place to spend the day with friends, family and your dogs!

    Trinity Bellwoods Park

    Trinity Bellwoods is a local favourite. Located just east of Ossington Street, between Dundas and Queen, this park is the best hang out spot in the city. Head over to the park on a weekend and spend the day lounging, playing games or let your dog run wild in the dog pit. If they need a drink, they get one at the dog fountain. Maybe they’ll meet a few furry friends along the way, too!

    Monarch Park

    If you’re looking for a park near the Danforth, check out Monarch Park. This beautiful and clean 12-acre community park is easily accessible by subway and offers an off-leash area. You can get some exercise with your dog by exploring the rolling hills and going for a hike. Once your pooch gets tired of running around, head over to Black Lab Brewing. It's a brewery that allows dogs! Enjoy your favourite ale alongside your dog, but make sure they are on a leash at all times.

    It’s time to go on an adventure with your pooch! We hope you found these five suggestions for dog-friendly parks and beaches helpful. To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Montreal In September: Things To Do

    Sep 12, 2019

    Autumn is a great time in Montreal because there's always so much to do! From scenic hikes to exploring unique bars and restaurants, you won’t run out of activities. Timbercreek Communities has a few suggestions for you to try this September.

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    Hike up Mont Royal

    If you want to enjoy an incredible view and get some exercise, hike up Mont Royal! The locals love it just as much as the tourists. The walk is about 45 minutes (depending on how fast you walk), and you can start at McGill University’s Campus. There are a few decent lookouts along the way to the top, but when you reach the summit you’ll enjoy the best view of downtown Montreal there is! Before heading back down, take a break, have a snack and enjoy the views!

    Spa Getaway at Bota Bota

    Everyone loves a good spa day, but if you want a truly unique experience you must check out Bota Bota Spa. Escape the city and pamper yourself at this special spa facility located right on the water. You can enjoy a variety of spa treatments, massages, water circuits and the sauna -- all on a boat! Spoil yourself at the spa's top-notch restaurant, Les Traversée, while you're there. This is one experience you won’t want to miss!

    Walk St. Paul Street

    Step back in time when you walk along Rue St. Paul! This historic street attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and it’s no surprise why. You can check out unique art galleries and boutiques, picturesque cafes like Tommy Cafe, or have a fabulous meal at one of the restaurants along the cobblestone street. Rue St-Paul does get busy, so if you don’t like the crowds try to avoid it on weekends.

    Visit Unique Bars and Lounges

    Montreal is definitely the place for unique bars! It’s also home to Canada’s smallest bar, El Pequeño Bar, located in the heart of Old Montreal on Rue St-Vincent. The bar is hopping even though it's only 150 square feet and fits up to 11 people. It's known for its delicious Cuban sandwiches and classic cocktails, especially their mojitos. But if you’re feeling a bit too claustrophobic, head over to Canal Lounge. This floating bar is definitely more spacious! Float on the Lachine Canal as you enjoy a glass of wine, or enjoy a bite or two from their menu. Canal Lounge is only open until October, so be sure to check it out soon!

    Go Shopping

    Montreal has something for everyone when it comes to shopping. It really depends on what you’re looking for, but chances are you’ll be able to find it in this city. If you’re looking for big department stores and big-name brands, head over to St. Catherine’s Street. You’ll find anything from Zara and Simons to Apple. For high-end luxury stores, check out Sherbrooke Street. Visit Old Montreal and St.Laurent Street in Mile End for boutique shops carrying anything from trendy apparel to vintage items.

    Even though summer is slowly coming to an end, there’s so much to be excited about this September!

    Timbercreek Communities hopes you enjoyed these fun Montreal suggestions. To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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