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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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Friday Night Live at the ROM

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Immerse yourself in art and culture while listening to live DJ’s as Friday Night Live at the ROM returns for the months of October and November!

This popular Toronto event allows visitors the rare opportunity to party up close and personal with Trex while divulging in tasty foods and beverages. Each week The ROM will host a new party theme, allowing partygoers the opportunity to dress and dance for the occasion while exploring stunning galleries and featured exhibits.

Friday Night Live runs every Friday from now until November 24.

For ticket information and to view past FNLROM photos, please go to https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/rom-friday-night-live#/gallery/recent

 

 

 

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Restaurant Spotlight – Kūkŭm Kitchen

With an overwhelming selection of restaurants available in the Yonge and Eglinton area, it can be a daunting task to narrow down just one restaurant that will satisfy your palate.

Ku-kum Kitchen: Now Open

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Kūkŭm Kitchen, a recent and welcomed addition to the Mount Pleasant and Davisville neighborhood, has been garnering positive reviews as Toronto’s latest Indigenous food venture. Chef Joseph Shawana, a former partner in the Snakes and Lattes success, transforms this culinary space into a rich blend of Indigenous ingredients inspired by his Manitoulin island upbringing. Using French culinary techniques and sticking to 10 ingredients or less, the dishes featured on Shawana’s menu include pan seared halibut, farmed elk chops, braised venison and foraged pine needle and citrus sorbet.

Touches of First Nations decor and art are scattered throughout the restaurant, including Cree marked bathroom doors, handwoven table runners by Indigo Arrows, and a beautiful colorful mural displayed on the back wall of the restaurant.

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Photo by Vince Talotta/The Toronto Star 

Chef Shawana spoke with the Daily Hive about his personal connection with Indigenous cuisine.

“Growing up my mother would make something out of nothing. She’d teach me how to take one ingredient and make multiple things with it. I’m doing that on this menu.” Jason Finestone, The Daily Hive http://dailyhive.com/toronto/ku-kum-kitchen-toronto-2017

Interested to read more? Check out food blogger Stephanie Dickson’s review of what makes Kūkŭm Kitchen stand out!

http://www.stephaniedickison.com/articles/2017/8/23/kkm-kitchen-celebrating-canadian-indigenous-cuisines

Have you checked out this restaurant? Leave a comment and photo below to let us know what you think!

 

 

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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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“Fall” into Toronto

Just because the warm weather of summer has ended, doesn’t mean the fun has stopped!

Here are just a few of the events we can look forward to for the month of September.

 

Niagara Wine Festival

For those who are looking to escape the big city life and and retreat to wine country, the community of Niagara Falls is hosting a wine festival where you can indulge in over 100 local wines while enjoying live entertainment, food and parades.

The festival runs from now until September 24th.

For more information on the various wineries being showcased please visit http://www.niagarawinefestival.com

JFL42 

Need a comedic distraction from the perils of everyday life? JFL24 will be returning to Toronto the last week of September to get our funny bones tickled! The Toronto comedy festival will cover comedy, art, music and dance with Headliners Ali Wong, John Mulaney and Bill Burr. To see a full list of headliners and ticket information, please visit http://www.jfl42.com

The Festival runs from September 21st to 30th

 

City Cider 2017

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Anyone who is a fan of cider will appreciate this urban harvest festival! Presented by Not Far from the Tree and Spadina Museum, this 7th annual event and fundraiser features freshly pressed cider, live music, and a hard craft cider bar featuring only Ontario brews, all nestled within a Toronto heritage orchard. You can’t get more fall than that!

Date: Sunday September 17th 12:00pm to 5:00pm

http://www.notfarfromthetree.org

 

 

Star Power headed to TIFF

As the Toronto International Film Festival gears up for another jam packed year of press junkets, red carpet galas and film screenings, Toronto will be the center of attraction for A-List stars to be seen and heard. The festival, which has been a platform to showcase international and local filmmakers and talent, has generated buzz worthy attention year after year, attracting movie goers and film buffs alike into theatre seats.

Here are some much-anticipated films to look out for at this year’s festival.

Long Time Running

Canadian directors Jennifer Baichwell and Nicholas de Pencier bring the Man Machine Poem’s tour to life in this documentary about Canadian band The Tragically Hip and their emotional journey with frontman Gord Downie as he battles with brain cancer. TIFF Artistic director Cameron Bailey eloquently summed up the film to CBC news by saying “it is a document of one of the great cultural moments of our time.”

First They Killed My Father

Actor, humanitarian and activisit Angelina Jolie co-produces and directs this adaptation of Luong Ung memoir, which follows her traumatic childhood living in Cambodia under the murderous regime of Rhmer Rouge. Angelina Jolie will be gracing the TIFF stage on Sunday September 10th to discuss First They Killed My Father and The Breadwinner, another film executive produced by Jolie and slated to be screened at the festival.

The Leisure Seeker

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Based on the novel by Michael Zoodorian, acting legends Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland team up to play an elderly couple who decide to have one bittersweet final road trip in lieu of their terminal illnesses. Dame Helen Mirren will be gracing the TIFF stage on Saturday September 9th to take a closer look at the film and share some intimate conversations with the audience.

The Mountain Between Us

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Director Hany Abu-Assad brings Charles Martin’s novel to the big screen with this gripping adventure about a surgeon (Idris Elba) and a journalist (Kate Winslet) who must rely on eachother for survival after their plane crashes in the wilderness. Shot entirely in Western Canada, this powerful drama will premiere at the festival on Saturday September 9th.

Battle of the Sexes

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Steve Carrell and Emma Stone join forces to recreate the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobbie Riggs. Riddled with fun costumes and enjoyable performances by Carrell and Stone, this film also delves into sexism and feminism during the sexual revolution.

For a full list of films, please visit https://www.tiff.net/

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7th to September 17th.

 

 

 

Let’s go the Ex and Eat!

As the last few weeks of summer winds down, The CNE returns for another year of crazy fried food, carnival games and fair rides for everyone to enjoy!

While there are many outrageous food concoctions to try this year, here are some favourites that are creating a mouth watering reaction for visitors.

Fran’s – Southern Slang

This sweet and savory sandwich is the perfect comfort food for mourning the loss of summer. Featuring a deep fried chicken in between two cinnamon sweet buns, topped with coleslaw and drizzled with chocolate Sriracha sauce.

Hotbunzz – The Juicy Oink

Worth the wait in line, this featured bun consists of slow roasted pulled pork and five spice pork belly, longanisa sausage, crispy pork skin, and a pork dumpling layered with okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayo and honey apple slaw.

The King of Curds – The Great Canadian

It wouldn’t be a Canadian fair without a twist on the classic Canadian poutine. The King of Curds presents their twist on the Canadian staple by featuring deep fried cheese curds which are sprinkled with icing sugar and served with maple syrup.

Sugar Mountain – The Cake Shack

The CNE would not be complete without indulging in a sugar fix! Sugar mountain’s creative dessert features a brownie, layered with cheesecake, a chocolate dipped sugar cone and topped with a doughnut and some cotton candy for those who need that extra sugar rush.

To view other notable must try food creations, please visit http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2017/08/outrageous-food-cne-toronto-2017/

The CNE runs from now until September 4th. For more information, please visit http://www.theex.com

 

The Great American Eclipse

On August 21st Torontonians will be able to feast their shaded eyes with a rare partial eclipse. Last seen in 1979, this extraordinary sighting coined “The Great American Eclipse” will allow spectators to experience a substantial partial eclipse, with the moon covering almost 70 percent of the sun.

Toronto will host a bevy of indoor and outdoor viewing parties throughout the city in honour of this event. Mark your calendars, grab your glasses, and join in the “The Great American Eclipse!”

Date: Monday, August 21st

Time: 1:10pm to 3:50pm

Solar Eclipse Viewing at the CNE

Join the University of Toronto at the CNE to view the partial solar eclipse.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Princess Margaret Fountain, Exhibition Grounds.

Solar Eclipse at the Ontario Science Centre

Watch the solar eclipse at the Ontario Science Centre where The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will give viewers a chance to watch the eclipse through specially filtered glasses and telescopes.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TELUSCAPE, outside the main entrance of the Ontario Science Centre.

York University’s Solar Fair

Join in the celestial magic at York University’s Solar fair where the York University Observatory team will have individual solar glasses and solar telescopes to view the solar eclipse, as well as interactive science demonstration.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
York University, Lions Stadium.

Original Post published on Toronto.com (“Where to watch the Solar eclipse.”) Toronto.com. August 14, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Monday with KG Group

It’s #MaintenanceMonday with KG Better Living and we are here to show our residents how to use the dishwasher inside your suite.  Please watch this video to learn about your dishwasher.

Many of our residents want to know how to properly and correctly use the brand new, #energyefficient appliances in their apartments. Our “How To” video series covers many interesting and helpful topics.  They are all posted online on our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/kgrentals/videos. You can also visit our website at http://www.myrental.ca and click on the YouTube icon on the right side of the page.

Please only use the special high efficiency detergents with the special “he” symbol seen below to ensure maximum performance of your appliances.

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All of the appliance manuals are available for download on our resident portal, Building Link.  You can login using the app on your smartphone or tablet.  You can also visit http://www.roehamptonresidents.com and login.  Then go to the Library section to access Roehampton building documents.

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or require any assistance with your appliances.  You can reach us at 305@myrental.ca or call our Front Desk at 416-487-3050.

 

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Binge Watch Free Netflix with KG Group

Get your friends together for a fun night watching your favourite show on our free Netflix available for our residents in the Theatre at 305 Roehampton Avenue. Whether it’s #The Crown or #The Walking Dead you can enjoy catching up on any Netflix series!

Residents can reserve the Theatre very quickly and easily from your smart phone or mobile device using our online resident portal, Building Link.  Please follow these steps below:

  1. Visit http://www.roehamptonresidents.com or use the app on your phone or tablet and login.  If you do not have your login information please see the Front Desk for assistance.
  2. Click on “Amenity Reservations” and select the time that you would like to reserve the Theatre.
  3. Availability will be shown.  Please select the date and time you would like to reserve. Once the reservation request is made then it is confirmed and no one else can double book that time.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation.
  5. Please visit the Front Desk to submit your refundable security deposit and complete the Theatre Room Agreement.  This form is also available to download from the Library section of Building Link.

We hope you enjoy your #NetflixNight soon and experience the benefits of KG Better Living.  Book your reservation now!

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