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The Annual Heddington Halloween Display Returns!

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Every year visitors flock to Heddington Avenue to gaze at the marvelous displays of life-sized pop culture posters, pumpkins and ghoulish exhibits that transform the Heddington community into a one night Halloween spectacle. This annual event led by Barb Gordon, the creative mind behind the project, attracts visitors from all age groups, young and old, which has garnered media attention from BlogTO and NOW Magazine.

In partnership with the residents of Heddington Avenue and The Eglinton BIA, the annual event serves as an official community fundraiser for the Sick Kids Foundation. With over 20 houses set to be decorated for the event, donations will be accepted onsite or through Barb’s personal Sick Kid’s foundation page.

https://www.sickkidsdonations.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=3868569#&panel1-4

Interested to view Barb Gordon’s previous Heddington Avenue displays? Check out her website below to browse through the gallery of photos from past Halloween themes which include Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Indiana Jones and the Simpsons!

http://www.barbgordonsings.com/halloween.html

Just a 30 minute walk from our Roehampton residences, this Halloween event will be well worth the exercise! So grab your costume and head on over to Heddington Avenue to marvel the displays on Halloween night!

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday October 31, 2017

Time: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 2 to 133 Heddington Avenue

 

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Tis the season for picturesque parks!

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Take advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures this Fall and get outside to experience Yonge and Eglinton’s beautiful, picturesque parks!

Charlotte Maher Park

550 Roehampton Avenue

Mere minutes away from Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton Avenue, this small park features a children’s playground surrounded by a tree canopy. Cute and quaint, this park is perfect for toddlers and visitors looking for a small quiet retreat from the bustling Yonge and Eglinton neighborhood.

Sherwood Park

190 Sherwood Avenue

Quoted in BlogTO as “one of Toronto’s underrated valley’s”, Sherwood Park boasts numerous walking trails for pedestrians looking to give their legs and feet a workout. The park offers a large playground for kids of all ages to enjoy and an off-leash fenced in dog area where your four-legged pet can run and roam to their furry paws content! Photographer and Toronto native Barnabas Bozoki captured a beautiful photo of Sherwood Park in the Autumn of 2016 that showcased the gorgeous golden fall foliage enveloping the Sherwood walking trail.

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Eglinton Park

200 Eglinton Avenue West

Situated just west of Yonge Street, this massive 9 hectare park features five sports fields, a large playground, several baseball and softball diamonds and four tennis courts. With lots of open space to walk around and only a few blocks away from the Eglinton subway station, Eglinton Park is a great area to explore.

June Rowlands Park

220 Davisville Avenue

Home to the Davisville Village farmers markets during the Summer months, this 2.6 hectare park is tucked right on the corner of Davisville Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road. Offering tennis and volleyball courts for those looking to swing their racket or hit a ball, the park also pays tribute to Canadian acting and singing trio Sharon, Lois and Bram with their own playground.

Love a park in your community that is not listed? Share your favorite park in the comments below!

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The Return of Tasty Fall Treats!

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Fall is upon us and nothing beats the autumn aesthetic quite like apple and pumpkin flavored treats! Much like busting out your coat and hat and taking a stroll through the fall leaves, the enticing aromas of apples and pumpkin spice will leave a lasting impression on your tastebuds!

Here are just a few of the places in the Yonge and Eglinton area that offer some delicious eats and drinks that will get you in the Fall mood!

Phipps Bakery Cafe

420 Eglinton Avenue West

This Eglinton Avenue bakery serves a variety of cakes, pies, cookies and sweets! With 31 years of baking experience, Phipps has been a staple for regulars with their award winning butter tarts and Chocolate Layer Cake. But don’t let those options fool you, Phipps offers some delectable apple infused treats including an apple divine cake tossed in cinnamon and brown sugar, and a choice of apple infused coffee cake or cheesecake!

Follow phippsbakery on instagram to browse their tasty selection of baked goods and desserts!

http://www.phippsbakerycafe.ca/

Short & Sweet Bakeshop 

2025 Yonge Street

This Yonge Street bakeshop offers cupcakes, shakes, ice cream and cookie sandwiches. For pumpkin enthusiasts, the bakeshop now features a pumpkin spiced flavored shake which is layered with a dollop of whip cream and a donut!

Interested in seeing a photo? Follow the bakeshop’s instagram page at shortandsweetcupcakes to view a plethora of mouthwatering treat photos, including their featured pumpkin spice flavored shake!

http://shortandsweetcupcakes.ca/

David’s Tea

2839 Yonge Street

Looking for a hot beverage to pair with a tasty pastry? David’s Tea offers a robust selection of loose leaf tea including autumn inspired flavors honeycrisp apple, pumpkin chai and spiced apple tea leaves! Conveniently located at the corner of Yonge and Montgomery, David’s Tea is the perfect destination for tea lovers.

https://www.davidstea.com/

Starbucks

The introduction of Fall would not be complete without mentioning Starbucks signature Pumpkin Spiced Latte. With multiple Starbucks locations to choose from, the PSL has been a signature staple for the return of the Autumn season!

https://www.starbucks.ca/

Bar Bativia 

2031 Yonge Street

Interested in an apple infused cocktail? Bar Bativia features an apple pie inspired drink, combining Calvados Apple Brandy, Bénédictine, Fernet Branca Honey, Lemon Juice, Egg Whites and Lemon zest.

Follow barbativiato on instagram to see their tasty selection of food and cocktails!

http://www.barbataviato.com/

 

 

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Uptown Fall Fest

Celebrate the beginning of Fall in style with Uptown’s annual Fall Fest!

Visitors will be able to browse several sidewalk sales for those looking for some good bargains while enjoying live musical performances by the Rob Tardik Trio and Youth Jazz Canada. Test your knowledge of Canada as Markus from Treehouse TV hosts a kid friendly trivia contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th year while watching canine’s put their best fashion paw forward in Pet Value’s Doggie Fashion show.

Mayor John Tory will kick off the festival along with the first official day of Fall on Friday September 22nd.

For more information, visit http://www.uptownyonge.com/

 

 

 

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Surf into Fitness!

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Looking for a unique and challenging twist to your workout routine? SURFSET Toronto, located 7 minutes from the Yonge and Eglinton subway station, combines real surf movements with a variety of fitness classes, all aimed at building your core strength in a full body workout that will physically challenge your body in new ways. Drawing from real movements of surfing, the SURFSET classes are structured to push past your body’s plateau to gain balance, muscle and optimal fat burn to create a lean surfer physique.

Interested to read what other first timers had to say? Girl on the Go blogger Victoria Hui explains her experience with SURFSET Toronto and explains what it is like to be a surf fitness newcomer.

http://destinationfemme.com/girl-on-the-go-why-you-should-getonboard-at-surf-set-toronto/

Grab your surfboard, step outside your comfort zone and challenge your mind and body!

For more information on classes offered, please visit http://www.surfsetto.com/

Interested in trying a SURFSET yoga class for a good cause?

On Friday September 22nd, join the community of Surfset as they strike a vinyasa pose on a surfboard in support of the True Patriot Love Foundation, a national charity supporting military families. Following the class, attendees can stick around for some Panago pizza and a chance to win some cool prizes!

For full event details and ticket information, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surfset-brainwaves-yoga-mindfulness-pizza-for-the-true-patriot-love-foundation-tickets-35972739432#

 

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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.

LCBO

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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