• 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.

    Ariel view of Montreal

    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.

  • The best holiday markets in Canada

    Dec 07, 2018

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Timbercreek Communities wants to help you get into the holiday spirit, while helping you get your holiday shopping out of the way. Here are some of the best holiday markets in Canada to visit this year.

    Toronto Christmas Market

    Calgary: Calgary Expo Holiday Market

    ‘Tis the season to geek-out! The Calgary Expo Holiday Market is part pop-culture comic show and part holiday market. The result is an incredibly festive shopping extravaganza. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed nerd looking to treat yourself to the best comics and collectibles, or you’ve got some self-proclaimed geeks on your shopping list, the Expo Holiday Market is where to go to shop for the geek who has everything.

    Edmonton: St Albert Indoor Christmas Market

    The Indoor Christmas Market is a fun and festive way to find gifts for everyone on your list this year. It takes place every Saturday from November 24th to December 15th, from 10 am to 3 pm, at St. Albert Place (71 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert). Find everything from crafts and clothes, to artwork, home décor and more!

    Toronto: Toronto Christmas Market

    The Toronto Christmas Market is back from November 15th to December 23rd. It's a great way to fill yourself with the warmth of the holidays while getting your shopping done. There will be daily carolers and entertainment, great food vendors selling holiday delicacies like enormous smoked turkey legs, warm lounge areas and firepits, luminous light displays and much more along the quaint and beautiful cobblestone streets of the Distillery Historic District (1 Mill Street). Admission is free on weekdays and $6 on weekends.

    Ottawa: Christmas Craft Market

    Get crafty this Christmas at the Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Market. It's on from December 6th to 16th at the EY Centre. You’ll find one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from over 200 of the most talented artists and artisans in the nation. Perfect for those one-of-a-kind, but hard-to-shop-for folks on your list.

    Montréal: Le Grand Marche de Noel

    Le Grand Marche de Noel is a must-see event in Montréal. The magical setting is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Shop for gifts and treats in traditional log cabins. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a magical little village tucked away in the heart of bustling Montréal.

    Halifax: Halifax Lights Festival

    Your heart will light up at the Halifax Lights Festival and holiday market. Find gifts for everyone on your list, enjoy warm drinks and tasty treats while you soak up the warm glow of the holiday season and the stunning display of lights.

    Happy Holidays from Timbercreek! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities across Canada, please visit our website.

  • Property HIghlight -- 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest

    Nov 15, 2018

    Montréal is not only one of the most vibrant, beautiful and exciting cities in Canada -- but anywhere. We dare you to find a more dynamic area than the downtown core. Timbercreek Communities wants to give you a taste of life at 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest.

    Living room Montreal

    Your Building

    Beyond the controlled-access lobby doors of 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, you’ll find the concierge, as well as some of the most sought-after amenities anywhere. Take advantage of the fully-equipped fitness centre. Indoor parking is available and professional building management is on site to handle any questions or concerns you may have. There are stores and restaurants conveniently located on the street level of the building -- perfect for cold winter nights when you don’t want to stray far from home.

    Inside Your Suite

    The condo-style rental suites at 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest are loaded with high end features and fixtures. You’ll know that you’ve arrived somewhere special as soon as you set foot on the gleaming hardwood floors or the sparkling ceramic tile of the well-appointed kitchen. The contemporary granite countertops and stainless steel appliances provide a luxurious, stylish yet practical space to create your favourite meal. The luxury continues as you step into updated bathrooms. Ensuite laundry is also included. Relax in comfort and style in your climate-controlled suite as you enjoy the panoramic views of your city.

    Outside Your Home

    Located near the intersection of Viger Avenue West and Bleury Street, 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest is the definition of “in the heart of it all”. Step outside the peaceful sanctuary of your front door and you’re right in the middle of the action. The complex is located near Victoria Square, Old Port, Chinatown, Concordia University, McGill University and much more. All of the shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife Montréal has to offer is easily available to you. When you don’t want to walk, Place-d'Armes metro station is minutes away, connecting you to all parts of the city.

    Why settle for an ordinary apartment when you can live the upscale life at 345 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest?

     

    For more information on Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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