• Property Highlight: 100 Tyndall Avenue

    Mar 19, 2020

    Are you on the hunt for a fabulous new apartment in Toronto? 100 Tyndall Avenue is calling your name! This pet-friendly community --located near High Park and Parkdale-- is perfect for young professionals, working couples, and families. This is your opportunity to live in one of Toronto's hottest neighbourhoods. Don't miss your chance!


    About your new neighbourhood 

    Wait till you see your new hood! 100 Tyndall Avenue is located in one of Toronto's most sought-after neighbourhoods -- Parkdale, near Liberty Village. The area is bursting at the seams with fine shops, bars, boutiques, and restaurants. We are just a short walk from amazing King Street West and Queen Street West -- where you can enjoy even more fabulous bars, restaurants, art galleries, shops and boutiques. If you're into vintage stores, hip bars, and independent shops, you'll love living only 10 minutes from Roncesvalles Village. If you have children, you'll be pleased to see that the area boasts fine schools and many high-quality recreational facilities. Sports fans will celebrate being located close to BMO Field and Allan Lamport Stadium. There's also a vibrant nightlife scene in the area and you'll be within easy walking distance of entertainment landmarks like The Great Hall, The Drake Hotel and The Gladstone Hotel. We are close to some of Toronto's best parks, including High Park, Trinity Bellwoods, and the waterfront spaces at Marilyn Bell Park and Budapest Park.

    Getting around 

    The streetcars on King and Queen Street will make zipping across town an absolute breeze. If you're a night owl, you'll be pleased to learn that the Queen 501 streetcar runs 24/7. If you're a commuter, rest assured that we are located mere minutes from the Gardiner Expressway and a 10-minute streetcar ride from the center of downtown Toronto. 

    About the apartment community 

    This fabulous apartment community is located in a quiet pocket of a lively area -- on a residential street with an abundance of mature trees, surrounded by lovely Victorian homes. It is designed for convenience. It features a welcoming lobby, on-site laundry facilities, underground parking, and onsite property management for speedy and reliable assistance. Our freshly-renovated, open-concept suites will impress you. All units have balconies (some with stunning views of Lake Ontario), energy-efficient lighting, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and vinyl plank flooring. 

    Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to call 100 Tyndall Avenue! Contact Timbercreek Communities today to arrange a viewing. Call 647-490-9170, or click here to email us.



  • How to get pet odours out of your furniture and apartment

    Mar 12, 2020

    Are you a proud pet owner? We adore pets! They make life so much more fun and their unconditional love is truly remarkable. But let's be real -- not everything about pet ownership is a bed of roses. Pet odour, for example, is rather unpleasant. If you dislike the smell of your pet-filled apartment, there's hope! Here are some pro tips for getting pesky pet odours out of your home.


    Wash your pet's bed

    Does your pet curl up somewhere cozy in your home? Whether that's a pet bed or a select area of your couch, you're going to want to clean that area as thoroughly as possible. It's likely the most concentrated source of the bad pet odours you're enduring. If the area or bed has a removable fabric cover, take it off and wash it. Try to do this once a week or so for optimal freshness.

    Sweep and mop your hardwood or laminate floors

    Your pet leaves a lot of unwanted hair, dirt and dander behind. A lot of that winds up on your flooring. If you have hardwood or laminate, it's key to mop and sweep your floors on the regular. This will be key in your efforts to keep your home smelling clean. We recommend sweeping or swiffering first, mopping second. Be sure to use a non-toxic cleaning solution when you mop to protect your furry friend. Even diluted dish soap works!


    If you have rugs or carpeting in your home, vacuuming often is key. Dander and pet hair get trapped in the fibers of your carpets and rugs. They also live on your furniture, so be sure to vacuum your couch etc. as well. If your pet can't handle vacuuming, put them in a bedroom and shut the door while you get to work.

    Try an air filter

    It never hurts to have a good air filter when you have pets. It can suck up some of the hair and dander your pet leaves behind. Be careful to regularly change the filters and run it at all times for maximum efficiency. 

    Try an enzyme cleaner 

    If you have a cat, you probably already know how potent the smell of cat urine can be. If you can't get rid of urine smell, it might be time to try an enzyme cleaner. Clean the area with vinegar and then apply the enzyme cleaner to the area and let it sit for hours to dry. Put an upside down bowl or a laundry basket over the area while it sits to keep your cat away.

    Keep your litter box clean

    It's critical to clean your litter box regularly to stay on top of odours. A good trick is to add baking soda to help absorb the smell. 

    Wash pillow and cushion covers

    If you have removable fabric furniture covers, wash them often. A lot of dander and pet hair winds up on your furniture so it's important to keep it as clean as you can.

    Open up

    When it's not 10 below zero outside (ie. spring, summer and fall), opening up your windows and doors can make a big difference. Let in some fresh air to air out your less-than-fresh apartment. 

    We hope you try these great methods for keeping your home pet-odour free! Timbercreek hopes that these tips help you enjoy a breath of fresh air.

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

  • Hearty meal ideas for vegans and vegetarians

    Mar 04, 2020

    A lot of people won't try eating vegetarian or vegan because they fear they'll be starving all the time, will become protein deficient, and will have to live off salads. This couldn't be further from the truth! There are countless vegan and vegetarian recipes for hearty meals that are just as filling and enjoyable as omnivore meals. Try these hearty vegan and vegetarian recipes.

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    Burrito or Burrito Bowl

    When you're vegan or vegetarian and looking for something filling, healthy and hearty, you can't go wrong with a burrito or burrito bowl. It's a great way to pack in a ton of veggies, protein and carbohydrates. Try this hearty vegan burrito recipe that's loaded with black beans, corn, shredded lettuce, sundried tomato rice, guacamole, pico de gallo salsa, and vegan sour cream. Not everyone wants to load up on carbs, so a burrito bowl can be a great, lower-carb alternative. Check out this delicious, vegan and gluten free Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl recipe. It's loaded with flavourful riced cauliflower, seasoned black beans, grilled peppers and onions, and guacamole. 

    Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta 

    Is there anything more hearty and comforting than a big bowl of creamy pasta? We think not! Traditionally it's not the healthiest dinner option though. Luckily for you, food bloggers the world over have taken the case and developed tons of healthier takes on creamy pasta sauces. If you love Fettuccine Alfredo, you owe it to yourself to try its healthy cousin, Cauliflower Alfredo! It's the creamy white sauce you love, but loaded with pureed cauliflower for extra fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Here's a vegetarian recipe to try, and here's a vegan one.

    Vegan Fish and Chips

    You might be surprised to learn that you can veganize fish and chips! When you're craving something deep fried, crispy and savoury, this delicious vegan fish and chips recipe won't let you down. You'll be blown away by the convincing beer-battered deep fried tofu "fish" fillets served with crispy baked fries.

    Chickpea Tuna Salad Sandwich 

    One of the easiest and most delicious things to veganize is a tuna salad sandwich because mashed chickpeas are a convincing stand in for canned tuna fish. If you're up to trying it, you don't need a recipe. Just mash some chickpeas in a bowl with a fork. Mix in your favourite tuna salad add ins like mayo, pickles, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and you've got a fabulous sandwich filling. If you want to make the flavour extra convincing, toss in some dulse flakes or kelp flakes for a fishier flavour without the fish. If you don't want to risk making a disappointing sandwich, try this recipe.

    We hope you give one of these delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes a try! Timbercreek hopes that they fill you up and crush your cravings. 


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

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these green recipes

    Mar 03, 2020

    It's finally March, which means spring is just around the corner and St. Patrick's Day is here! Celebrate with these festive green recipes that are perfect for the holiday.


    Shamrock Shake 

    Have you ever had a shamrock shake? You might have tried one at McDonald's. They're kind of hard to forget -- bright green and taste like mint! They're a delicious drink that's a perfect dessert or snack for a festive St. Patrick's Day. You can even make one healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast by following this Keto, Paleo and Vegan recipe.

    Green Goddess Salad Dressing

    If you've never tried a Green Goddess Salad dressing, you're missing out! It's wonderfully herbal, creamy and savoury. You can put it on just about anything! For a festive St. Patrick's Day lunch, try it on a bed of mixed greens and sliced cucumbers. 

    Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge 

    It doesn't get much more green or delicious than this decadent Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge! It's easy to make, tasty and delightfully reminiscent of mint chocolate chip ice cream. It's the perfect thing to bring to a St. Patrick's Day party or get together. 

    Matcha Macarons

    For a sophisticated and stunning St. Patrick's Day dessert, try this recipe for these gorgeous Matcha Macarons with Mango Buttercream. They're dainty, elegant and taste divine. The perfect bite to pair with a green cocktail or a pretty matcha latte.

    We hope you give one of these fabulous green recipes a go this St. Patrick's Day! Timbercreek hopes that you enjoy the holiday to the fullest.

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

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