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Making Your New Years Resolution and Actually Keeping It

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It’s that time of year where most of us will make a New Year’s resolution. Maybe you want to lose weight, learn a new language, quit smoking or move into a new apartment – but only 1 out of 10 will actually achieve a New Year’s resolution. Psychologists have found that we are more likely to achieve a goal if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based. With that being said, we are giving you tips on how to actually achieve and succeed at your New Year’s resolution.

Bad examples:

  • Read more.
  • Exercise more.
  • Eat healthier.
  • Learn to swim.
  • Speak Chinese better.

These are bad examples because you won’t know if you have actually achieved these goals. If you worked out once a week in 2015 and work out 1-2 times a week in January, are you really exercising more? You won’t have the answers until you set a goal that you can measure.

Tip 1: Create resolutions that are specific and measurable

Turn your resolution into a goal – which is something that can be reached, measured and achieved. If you set a goal at, “Read 60 books by the end of the year,” then it is clear what you have to do in order to achieve it. “Read more,” is useless.

Tip 1: Don’t let setbacks derail your resolution

If you have cheat days, here and there, don’t throw your resolution out of the window. If something comes up that temporarily stops you from achieving your goal, get through it and jump back into the habits that will help you get you where you need to be. One small failure is just another push to bring you to success.

Tip 3: Motivate yourself

As each week that goes by brings you closer and closer to your goal, give yourself a pat on the back. Even the smallest of achievements should be looked at as small successes to a bigger one. By doing this, you’ll be able to be self-motivated and feel good about the direction you’re going in.


Are you setting New Year’s Resolutions? Ours is to use our gym facility in 305 Roehampton 4 times a week at 1 hour each by 2017. What’s your goal? Drop a comment below!

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3 Places to Find Wine Around 305 Roehampton

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This one’s for all you WINE lovers out there – because wine not? There’s nothing like walking through your entrance after a long day at work, throwing the keys on the counter, pouring yourself a nice cup of wine and relaxing on the couch. Except you’re missing the most important part – the wine. With two wine spots and one LCBO around the corner, your perfect night awaits you.

Wine Rack

A store? Just for wine? Yes it exists. For people who want to enjoy wine as part of everyday life, not worship it, Wine Rack is the easy place to find an excellent selection of quality Ontario and International Canadian Blended wines for any occasion. The store carries over 150 different wines. WOW! They carry many different brands including Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Naked Grape, etc. The closest Wine Rack to 305 Roehampton is just on the East side of Yonge Street and South of Erskine Ave. 

SIP Wine Bar

For those who like to have some pizza with their wine, this is a place you have to check out. Located just at Broadway and Yonge, SIP Wine Bar is an all Italian restaurant. They have many Italian dishes that goes hand in hand with their wines. The wine bar offers rotating selections from fine Italian and selected international vineyards.

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If you’re not happy with Wine Rack or SIP Wine Bar, there’s always the good old Liquor Control Board of Ontario. The closest one to 305 Roehampton is just one block away at Yonge Street and Manor Road E.


 

If you’re a fellow wine lover, you should keep these locations in mind. What’s your favorite wine? Drop a comment below.

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Pumpkin Soup, Anyone?

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Guess what day it is? It’s National Pumpkin Day! And to celebrate, we want to give you a little something. We love pumpkins, especially around this time of year. Instead of showing you artsy and awesome designs of pumpkins, we thought we’d give you a delicious recipe of pumpkin soup to warm you up on a typical Fall, crisp day. Although there are many variations on this classic Fall meal, give our favorite recipe a try. All it takes is a few ingredients and steps and you’ll look at pumpkins in a whole new way!

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 medium onion, grated on box grater
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 (29 oz.) can of pure pumpkin
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) of canned chicken broth
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt (a pinch!)

 

What you’ll have to do:

  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes or until it’s soft.
  • Stir in the pumpkin, chicken broth, cream, pumpkin pie spice and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until soup simmers.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top as desired – roasted pumpkin seeds, croutons and bacon crumbles are all delicious choices.

 

And there you have it! This recipe serves 4. You can store any leftovers, for lunch tomorrow, in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and it’ll last up to 3 days.


 

Did you try it? Take a picture and drop a comment below! Tell us if you enjoyed your Pumpkin Soup! Enjoy 🙂

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KG Better living: How to change your Thermostat

Welcome to the KG Roehampton Better Living Guide! This is the first of a series of How-to videos we have put together to make sure you experience the KG Roehampton Better Living Lifestyle guarantee.

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Nothing is worse than being too hot or too cold while at home. All of our brand new Roehampton suites are equipped with an adjustable and programmable heating and air conditioning unit. This unit can be controlled by an easy-to-use touch screen panel located on a main wall in each suite.

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In this video, one of our 305 Roehampton superintendents, Aaron, shows you how to change the temperature of your suite with your thermostat.

 

For additional assistance, with any of your suite maintenance needs, please do not hesitate to visit or call our management office  416-487-3050 . Make sure to follow us on Twitter & Instagram and Like us on Facebook for daily KG Roehampton updates!

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ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS

Re: Lounge Reservation

We are excited to inform you that Residents are now able to reserve the Lounge for private events.

Please follow these instructions to make any reservations:

1.Log onto Building Link
2.Under the tab “Manage”, click “Reservations”
3.Make your reservation request with the appropriate information
4.Please visit Tina at the Front Desk during office hours to complete the Lounge Reservation Rental Agreement
5.Reservation is not confirmed until you have received and email from management

Please come and join us in the Gym between 11:00am and 12:00pm on the following dates:

Saturday July 4, 2015
Saturday July 11, 2015

Hope to see you there!!

Sincerely,

KG Roehampton Management

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Fitness at Roehampton

Staying on top of a daily fitness routine can sometimes get in the way of a hectic schedule! Roehampton offers the convenience of 2 on site fitness facilities, with one located on the main floor of the building!

The Roehampton Fitness Center is equipped with the industry’s top fitness equipment to ensure you get the most out of your workout!

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Last Saturday we had our first of many complimentary personal training sessions! Here are some pictures with our trainer!

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To stay in the loop with all of our upcoming classes and events, make sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

FEATURE: THE LOUNGE

One of our favourite amenities at Roehampton is our beautiful main level lounge. The lounge is more than just a place to hangout and enjoy complimentary wifi and Netflix. Our lounge is about bringing our Roehampton residents together and offering new and unique community events.

Residents of Roehampton can book out the lounge space for small parties and private events. The ability to host a football night or birthday party right in the building is a convenient way to entertain more often!

Some features of the lounge include;

1. Wet Bar

2. Comfortable Plush Seating

3. Complimentary Wifi

4. Multiple Television Screen

5. Private Event Bookings
We are so excited for our lounge to be fully open and accessible for all of your event needs! Some of the events we will be holding include wine and cheese, guest speakers and more! If you have any suggestions on events or opportunities you would like Roehampton to consider please share your ideas with us!

SUITE FEATURE: THE KITCHEN

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Having a beautiful kitchen is an important feature to food lovers and home cooks! Roehampton has really taken into consideration the need for not only a functional kitchen space but a beautiful and enjoyable space.

1. Caesarstone Quartz Countertops

These beautiful counter tops really add a special touch to our Roehampton suites. The high quality materials add a special touch to a standard kitchen counter.

2. Stainless Steel Appliances

Each of the Roehampton suites comes equipped with a stainless steel fridge, microwave, dishwasher and stove. All of the appliances are optimized for energy efficiency.

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3. Designer Cabinetry

Roehampton kitchens are beautifully designed with brand new designer cabinetry finished with brushed metal hardware. Neutral tones are sure to compliment your design and decor plans!

4. Variety of kitchen layouts

Most Roehampton kitchens are open concept with an island countertop feature which in some suites may be used as a breakfast bar or communal kitchen space when entertaining guests. This additional counter space is also perfect for additional appliances and larger cookie batches!

The kitchens of our Roehampton Rental suites are beautifully made and designed for The Better Living Lifestyle. Too see the other features and amenities at Roehampton, please click here.

Best Picnic Spots near Roehampton

It is finally THAT time of year! Being able to pick up a few delicious snacks pack them up in a pretty basket and find your perfect picnic spot is a highlight for the Roehampton area. For those who have just moved into Roehampton or would like to move into Roehampton, here are a few of our favourite parks in the area, perfect for hosting your spring and summer picnics!

1. Sherwood Park 190 Sherwood Ave, Toronto, ON M4P 2A8

If you love a good nature trail Sherwood Park is a great choice for some fresh air, and exciting trails!

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2. Charlotte Maher Park550 Roehampton Ave, Toronto, ON

Beautiful and quiet spot just down the block from Roehampton! Get a group of friends to meet you at your place and take a short walk to this beautiful picnic location.


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3. June Rowlands Park220 Davisville Avenue, Toronto, ON

June Rowlands is on Davisville and about a 15 minute walk, but it is so worth the walk! Your young puppy or active dog will love this park for running while you enjoy a picnic in the sun.

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Being just a short walk away from some of Toronto’s top parks is just one of the many perks Roehampton offers. Don’t forget that if you are not a picnic person but enjoy being outside in warm weather you should consider one of our brand new rental suites. A select amount have beautiful comfortable sized balconies, perfect for enjoying an afternoon bevvie and cheese plate! Our presentation centre is open from 10am-7pm Monday- Thursday, give us a call or stop by and take a tour !

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Toronto Hotspot: Yonge & Eglinton

Known as “Yonge and Eligible” to many, the Yonge and Eglinton area has really become a hotspot for Young professionals in the GTA.

Being just one block north, Roehampton allows you to be right in the heart of Yonge and Eglinton. Living in such a convenient location is perfect for an active and socially engaged lifestyle. Here are 6 reasons the Yonge and Eglinton area is perfect for you:

1. Location

The location is ideal for those looking to be close to the downtown core but also make an easy commute via the highway. The Midtown Toronto area is a perfect midtown location, less than 30 minutes to downtown and 30 minutes to Toronto Pearson International Airport (convenient for frequent travellers!)

2. Great spots for brunch

Some of our favourite spots to go for brunch in Toronto are less than a 10 minute walk from Roehampton. Like these two:

Boom Breakfast Co. – http://www.boombreakfast.com/

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Sunset Grill – http://www.sunsetgrill.ca/

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3. Active neighbourhood

With multiple yoga studios and the freedom to ride your bike, rollerblade or just walk to  pretty much anywhere you need to go! Grocery stores like Sobeys and Loblaws are right near by. There are some beautiful parks in the area – check out our favourites!


4. Foodie Friendly Restaurants

If you are a fan of finding new and unique places to eat, Yonge and Eglinton has some perfect spots! From Vietnamese to Italian, Greek and Lebanese, you will have no trouble finding new and exciting dishes! Check out our top Sushi spots.

5. Commuting is easy

Being so close to the 401 and 400 highways, and less than a 30 minute drive to downtown commuting in and out of the city is a breeze! Roehampton is located in central, midtown Toronto which connects you to greater parts of the GTA. Even a basic commute to work is convenient, with local bus stops and Eglinton Subway station just a short walk away

6. Great Nightlife

Single or in a relationship, you will find some great spots to enjoy your weekends off work! With a variety of local spots for young professionals and established residents in the area. One of our favourite spots to hangout is Granite Brewery, just a short walk up on Eglinton! They have great food and cold beer! What’s more to love?

 

Granite Brewery- http://www.granitebrewery.ca/

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There is so much more to living at Roehampton than what is inside. The Roehampton Better Living Lifestyle is about connecting a comfortable and upscale living experience with the convenience of a downtown location. For more information and to book a tour of one of our brand new rental suites please call 416-487-3050 now or visit our website. 

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