• 2017 Be Home Free Winner is...

    Nov 01, 2017

    We want to send a big thank you to everyone who signed a lease during our contest and helped make it a success!

    Congratulations to Erich & Alyssa, the winners of the free rent for a year Grand Prize in our ‘Be Home Free’ contest!

    Thank you to all who participated in our Be Home Free contest! Stay tuned for our next contest.


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  • Movember: How to Participate

    Nov 01, 2017

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    Movember has grown from 30 Mo Bros in 2003 to over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to date. It’s the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, addressing not only prostate cancer, but testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Independent of government funding, the Movember organization challenges the status quo and invests quicker in what works. In 13 years Movember has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. Timbercreek wants you to support this worthy cause so here are a few ways you can get involved with Movember this fall.

    Grow a Moustache

    Growing a moustache and collecting donations is the easiest way to show your support. To get started, simply sign up at the Movember website and create your own custom page. Then, start growing. You’ve got 30 days to grow your best Tom Selleck or Lanny McDonald, during which time you can fundraise for donations to support the cause. Learn more here.

    Create Your Own Event

    Can’t grow a stache? No problem. You can still get involved by creating your own fundraiser. How you fundraise is up to you and almost anything is possible. Plan your event, sign up and create a free page on the Movember site, and put the word out. Check out more here.

    Host an Event

    Whether it’s a golf tournament, band night, or a dinner party – this Movember, get friends and colleagues together to raise funds, make some noise, and stop men from dying too young. It doesn’t have to be big -- just make it bold. Find out more here.

    Donate

    If you don’t want to host, think up an event, or grow out your stache, you can always donate. You can also organize an employee matching donation program in your business or office, encouraging your organization to widen its reach. Find out more.

    Join an “Industry Challenge”

    During Movember, join one of many Industry Challenges to compete with other fundraisers in your work sector and around the country. There are prizes and rewards on offer, plus the chance to claim bragging rights for a year. Check out the Industry Challenges that were on offer in 2016 here.

    Timbercreek hopes this article inspires you to support Movember this year. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

  • Eco-friendly Cleaning Product Brands We Love

    Oct 30, 2017

    We all want to live in a clean home, yet many household cleaners can contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and our health. Luckily there are many cleaning products on the market today that do the job without the unwanted harmful ingredients. To help you clean and stay green, Timbercreek Communities created this shortlist of eco-friendly cleaning product brands we love.          

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    Nature Clean

    The Canadian based company Nature Clean offers a full line of products for all your cleaning needs. They are all non-toxic, biodegradable and effective. All of their products are also suitable for households with allergies as they are made without wheat, gluten, dairy or nuts.

    Ecover

    Ecover has been making eco-friendly cleaning products for over 30 years. They are a time-tested and trusted brand for all your household cleaning needs and beyond as they also offer eco-friendly car and boat cleaners. They use the natural process of fermentation to achieve their environmentally safe and effective results. Their products are not tested on animals. Even their packaging is eco-friendly -- it’s derived from plant based plastic and recycled plastic.

    Seventh Generation

    The mission statement for Seventh Generation is “to inspire a revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations.” We think that’s a pretty good goal! Their line of cleaners includes personal hygiene, baby products, laundry detergent and household cleaners -- all made with the same mission in mind.

    DIY Cleaners Made from Common Household Items

    If you’re looking for a completely natural option, and you like to know exactly what goes into your cleaning products, look no further than your own kitchen. You can make your own cleaning products using simple and effective recipes using common household items. White vinegar and water makes a great spray cleaner, baking soda can make your bathtub sparkle, and lemon juice cleans while leaving a fresh scent behind. Give them a try, you may be surprised by the results!

    Timbercreek hopes that you love these eco-friendly cleaning product brands. They provide the effective results that you want, without all the harsh chemicals that you don’t. To find your home in one of Timbercreek’s Communities across Canada, please visit our website.
  • Petiquette 101: Seasonal Pet Health Hazards Associated with Fall

    Oct 24, 2017

    We all want to keep our pets safe. There are many seasonal pet health hazards associated with fall. These dangers can lead to serious injury or worse. Luckily for pet owners, most of these hazards can be easily avoided. To help keep your pet safe this fall, Timbercreek has advice for how to avoid the most common fall pet hazards.

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    Leaf Piles

    Leaf piles offer hours of fun for kids and adults, but the piles can pose hidden dangers to pets and humans. While seemingly soft and delightful, they’re still airy piles of mostly, well, air. And with most of them residing on the street, they often house stones, pieces of metal or broken glass, dirt, and potentially large stones and concrete debris -- not to mention other animals (alive and/or dead!). Though seemingly harmless, keep an eye on your pet as they sniff around leaf piles.

    Cars

    As kids go back to school, university students return to town, and 9-to-5 workers get back to the grind after summer holidays, traffic increases. In addition, the decreasing daylight that comes with fall means lower visibility in the evenings. Cyclists, pedestrians, and cars all have a harder time spotting animals on the road. For your pet, that means increased danger - especially if they’re outdoor cats, dogs that are used to being off-leash, or pets that have a tendency to run away. A quick walk before bed or a cracked door to get the mail can be the ideal opportunity for your pet to dart out into the street. Keep a watchful eye on your pet this season.

    Off-leash Parks

    Off-leash parks are usually safe public zones for dogs, but they still require caution from pet owners. Even the most urban of parks have wildlife like squirrels and raccoons, and parks close to water may have turtles, fish, and potentially even skunks. It’s key to keep a close eye on your pet to avoid canine calamity and/or troublemaking.

    Seasonal Plant Dangers

    The Chrysanthemum is a classic fall flower. It can be toxic if ingested (the flower, stems, or leaves), and may cause Ataxia (stumbling), skin inflammation, Ptyalism (increased salivation), nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. Other plants producing blooms with a toxic potential for dogs and cats include meadow saffron/autumn crocus and clematis. Mushrooms also appear in fall and some varieties are toxic. If you walk close to forested areas with your pet, have a look around the area for fall mushrooms and the other harmful plants we mentioned above. Learn more here.

    Timbercreek hopes that this article helps keep your pets safe and sound this fall. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

  • Fall Boot Trends We Love

    Oct 23, 2017

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    There are a ton of fall boot trends for 2017 and we love them all. From a resurgence in 90s styles, to bold colours, and new takes on timeless classics, fall’s here and boots are hot. If you’re ready to find your perfect pair, Timbercreek has put together this list of what’s trending in boots this fall.

    Combat

    Badass 80s and 90s boots styles are back. Combat boots or army boots, in particular Doc Martens, are lining shelves this fall for women and men alike. Marc Jacobs, Frye Veronica, Alexander Wang, Dr. Martens, Timberlands, and good old legit army surplus boots are all the rage. Best part is: they’re comfortable and they kickass. Learn more about the trend here.

    Sparkle

    Sparkly, glittering boot styles appeared six separate times on Fall 2017 runways throughout New York, Milan and Paris. They came in all manner of colors, heel heights, lengths and silhouettes. Some were '80s-infused, while others came with patent leather toe-caps or dainty bows and detailing. Sparkle is definitely in this fall. Learn more about the trend here.

    Heel Art

    Big heels are hot this fall and they’re available in a range of styles. You can find something unique you love -- like wood or block heels, colored, and even snakeskin-covered (faux, of course) heels. Everything from glitter to velour and custom artwork is making its way onto boot heels in 2017.  Learn more about this trend here.

    Red

    Red is one of the biggest color trends for the year. It has dominated fashion shows this fall, especially when it comes to boots. From high to low, leather to velvet, boots are blazing red this season. Learn more.

    Urban Cowboy

    This iconic fashion (and lifestyle) theme never seems to get old. And for 2017, cowboy boots take on a fresh look with a combination of different variations. From ankle boots to mid-thigh high strutters, vivid colors, and exotic needlework -- urban cowboy is where it’s at this fall. Explore the trend here.

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    Great boots can make a statement. Stay on trend with these fall boot trends Timbercreek loves. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

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