• Property Highlight - Loft on First

    Dec 19, 2019

    If you're on the hunt for a fabulous place to call home in Calgary, Lofts on First (1010 First Street SW) is calling your name. It's the perfect property for someone who wants to be located in a vibrant and lively neighbourhood and is ideal for anyone looking for a great community, pristine location and a little touch of luxury.

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    Your Home

    Located in the Beltline district, this brand new building has luxurious and loft style suites that you will love. Enjoy the chic and elegant decor, modern suites and a top notch fitness centre. The building also has a basketball and volleyball court, a multimedia party room and a billiards room!

    Your Neighbourhood

    Loft on First is located in downtown Calgary, in the Beltline district -- which is close to everything! You’re minutes away from shopping, dining, transit and all sorts of entertainment.

    If you enjoy being in the centre of the city,  this is the place for you. Just a few minutes away you can check out restaurants such as Koi, Sukiyaki House and Yellow Door Bistro. Additionally, you can get your caffeine fix at several great coffee shops in the area including Starbucks and Deville Coffee. If you need a grocery store, you can find several just a short walk away. You can also check out CORE Shopping Centre, or the Elbow Casino, for more fun and entertainment.

    Your Calgary apartment search stops here! Lofts on First is the place for you. 

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    For more information, please visit our website or call 587.355.9273 to request a viewing appointment.

  • Top Winter Jackets To Invest In ​

    Dec 17, 2019

    As temperatures drop across Canada, you’re going to need a serious winter jacket. Timbercreek Communities has rounded up some of the best and warmest winter coats to invest in this season.

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    Puffer Jackets

    Thank god puffer jackets are back in style! It's a miracle that one piece of clothing can be so warm, practical and in fashion. Whether you want to make a fashion statement or just be cozy and warm, the puffer jacket is for you. You have the option to choose from sustainable coats, down-filled and technical. Prices range wildly, depending on the brand and functionality. Everlane has amazing and sustainable puffer coats, so does Eddie Bauer -- the creator of the original.

    Shearling Coats

    A shearling coat is the perfect winter coat if style is important to you. Because they are made from sheepskin, or pelts, they are very warm and soft. They can be worn by men or women and if treated with proper care, they can last forever. Keep them away from direct sunlight and never store them away in plastic bags as they need to breathe.

    Sherpa Or Wool Coats

    Sherpa and wool coats are great for fall and winter. A sherpa coat is usually lightweight, fast-drying and often has a polyester lining. A great option for vegans! They are comfortable and cozy and if you layer up, you can be warm all winter long. When it comes to wool coats, there are so many options. Real wool will keep you super warm, but you don’t want to get it wet because it can take forever to dry. Check out Aritzia, Hudson’s Bay and Simon’s for a good selection.

    Down-Filled Parka

    If you’re someone who’s always cold, a down-filled park is probably for you. They come in a variety of lengths, prices and fills. For example, a lightweight, down-filled jacket is great if you like to layer. It’s a great option for frequent travellers because they fold up into a small bag. Many stores sell them -- Uniqlo, Lululemon and Eddie Bauer sell them, just to name a few. For a more heavy-duty jacket, look for coats that have 500-900 fill power, since they will be the warmest and use the best quality down. As a result, they tend to be more expensive. 

    Bundle up and stay warm this winter! We hope these suggestions from Timbercreek help you find the perfect winter jacket for you! 

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

  • Decorating For The Holidays ​

    Dec 12, 2019

    The Holidays are just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Get into the holiday spirit with Timbercreek Communities and deck out your apartment in festive decor -- no matter which holiday you celebrate.

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    Choose A Few Larger Pieces

    If you’re not someone who likes to go all out on decorations, consider picking a few large items to display in your home. You could have a big snowman or a large Christmas tree in a corner, or a beautiful centerpiece on your table. This is a great way to create a point of focus in a room and also avoid clutter.

    Decorate For The Season

    If you’re not sure where to start, don’t focus too much on holiday-specific decor. Think about the winter season and you will have more options to work with. For example, twinkle lights always look great on a wall -- whether it’s a holiday or not. Pinecones, a wintery wreath, white winter signs and ribbons are a great way to decorate without putting too much focus on the holidays.

    Anchor Smaller Decor Items

    If you have a bunch of small decor items to display, find a placemat or tray to put them on. This is a great way to have everything anchored in one place and a good way to keep things organized. A beautiful gold tray with several festive decor pieces will look better on a table than random items scattered on the table. With a tray, basket or placemat, all the pieces will look like they belong together.

    Pick An Area To Decorate

    Designate an area of your apartment that you want to decorate -- preferably a spot that’s very visible. Whether you decide to go with your front hallway, living room or dining table, selecting one area will be easier to manage. Plus, you won’t have to worry about spending extra money on decorating another area of your home.

    When it comes to holiday season decorating, we’ve got you covered! We hope these tips from Timbercreek help you set the perfect mood for the holidays in your home! 

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

  • Unique Winter Activities in Ontario

    Dec 05, 2019

    It never hurts to try to make the most out of winter -- even if it’s not your favourite season. Timbercreek Communities has a list of fun and unique activities in Ontario that you should try this winter.

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    Niagara Helicopter Tour

    Have you dreamed of going on a helicopter ride? Well, in Niagara Falls you can do just that! Take a 20 minute ride to take in all the incredible natural beauty of the area from above. Observe the majestic falls, historic landmarks and vineyards. You can also take a private romantic tour or a honeymoon flight. Prices start at $225 per person with National Helicopter Inc.

    Arrowhead Skating Trail

    You won’t find a skating experience like this anywhere else! At Arrowhead Provincial Park, you can actually skate through a forest. And if that’s not fun enough, check out their Fire and Ice Nights which happen on select Saturdays throughout the winter. Tiki torches are placed along the 1.3km trail to light the way as you skate.

    Algonquin Dogsledding

    This winter, enjoy the snowy landscape like never before! About 3 hours north of Toronto, you can go dogsledding. It's a very unique experience. There are many trails in the area and quite a few service providers. With Algonquin Eco Lodge, you can have an interactive experience where you get to harness the dogs and learn how to issue commands. If you’ve never done it before, this is the winter to try!

    Snowkites at Rice Lake 

    Snowkiting is becoming more popular every year, and this is your chance to try it out. From January 18th 20th, 2020, you can check out the Kiteboarding Snowkite Weekend where you can take lessons and check out demos. Day passes are available for $20 and include access to all events and facilities. For more info, check out Kiteboarding Snowkite Weekend.

    Winter in Elora Gorge

    Who said ziplining was only a summer activity? Check out Elora Gorge this winter for some zip-lining and ice climbing fun! Just 90 minutes from Toronto, you can try this awesome activity without having to travel to Costa Rica or Mount Everest. You can ice climb, hack waterfalls and reach the top of a waterfall. How cool is that? To book your adventure, check out One Axe Pursuits.

    Beat the winter blues this year by trying at least one of these unique winter activities from Timbercreek

     

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

  • Winter Festivals Across Canada

    Dec 02, 2019

    There are so many reasons to be excited about winter! Timbercreek Communities wants you to love every season, so we've rounded up these awesome winter festivals happening across Canada for you to discover.

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    Winter Festival of Lights

    Enjoy holiday lights like never before! Every year, Niagara Falls hosts its Winter Festival of Lights where an 8km route is transformed into a winter wonderland. From the world’s largest Canadian-American flag to Noah’s Ark and huge Canadian wildlife displays, this is a spectacle not to be missed! The festival is on from November 16th, 2019 to January 12th, 2020.

    Winterlude

    Celebrate winter at this unique festival in Ottawa. Winterlude celebrates Canada’s culture and climate with curling competitions, singalongs, sleigh rides, sledding, ice sculptures and other awesome winter activities. You can enjoy delicious comfort food, skate along the Rideau Canal or check out Jacques Cartier Park -- which becomes one giant winter playground. The festival is on from January 30th to February 17th, 2019.

    Montréal en Lumière

    One of the most highly-anticipated festivals in Quebec is Montréal en Lumière. This annual event celebrates winter and everything it has to offer. There will be a ton of winter outdoor activities, performances, gastronomy and incredible light installations. The festival is also known for its fine dining program which attracts renowned wine producers and chefs from all over. Dress warmly and don’t miss all the fun from February 20th to March 1st, 2020.

    Carnaval de Québec

    Plan a visit to Québec City and check out Carnaval de Québec which runs from February 7th to February 16th, 2020. Bring your family and enjoy outdoor concerts, games, snow and ice sculptures and eat all the Beaver Tails! You can also explore the historic part of the city or watch athletes brave the ice in canoe races! Just make sure to bundle up -- it’s going to be chilly!

    Ice on Whyte

    If you live in Edmonton, you won’t want to miss Ice on Whyte. This annual, family-friendly festival has everything to keep both you and your kids entertained! Take ice carving lessons or sample yummy food. Have a cocktail at the Ice Bar or check out the ice carving competition. Whether it’s a girlfriend getaway, a family trip or a solo visit, there’s something for everyone. Ice on Whyte runs from January 23rd to February 2nd, 2020.

    Timbercreek hopes you will make the most of the winter season at these 5 festivals happening across Canada! 

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

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