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Alleycatz hosts their second cooking event!

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Explore your taste buds and delve into some of the world’s most flavorful dishes as Chef Matan Volach hosts his second cooking event at Alleycatz! Chef Volach will prepare a 3-course international meal while exploring and teaching new techniques, tips, and tricks to food enthusiasts in a class setting. The exciting menu includes Mediterrean spiced lentil soup, a roasted beet almond arugula salad in a strawberry basil vinaigrette and Indian chickpeas.

Chef Matan has over 10 years of experience in the food industry, teaching cooking classes at Whole Foods and Fortinos while educating audiences on healthy cooking practices.

Don’t miss this fun event that will be sure to educate and broaden your food experience!

When: December 3, 2017

Where: Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7

Price: $50

Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/made-for-jew-tos-second-hands-on-cooking-event-tickets-38988325130?aff=ebapi

 

 

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Get ready for The Toronto Christmas Market!

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The distillery district will once again be transformed into a holiday winter wonderland as the Toronto Christmas market returns for another year of Instagram worthy photos! Ranked one of the world’s best Christmas markets, the distillery district will offer everything from signature Christmas cocktails such as mulled wine and hot toddies to a variety of tasty local and international treats like the Das Kartoffelhaus, a German potato pancake spiraled around a skewer, served with applesauce and sour cream!

Grab a smoked turkey leg and walk through the cobblestone lanes and walkways decorated with bright lights and sparkly canopies, where spectators can gaze at the city’s largest real Christmas tree in the center of the square! From Ferris wheels to a carousel to a life-sized gingerbread house, to outdoor and indoor beer gardens, the distillery district offers Christmas inspired activities for all ages to enjoy!

The Toronto Christmas market runs from November 16th to December 23rd.

For full market details, please go to http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/

 

 

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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day Ceremonies

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On November 11th, Canadians will gather to honor and remember the Canadian men and women who served and sacrificed for this country. Here are some of the ceremonies and events taking place in Toronto, marking this very special day.

Friday, November 10th

University of Toronto – Service of Remembrance

Where: Soldiers Tower, 7 Hart House Circle

Time: 10:15am to 11:00am

https://alumni.utoronto.ca/alumni-networks/shared-interests/soldiers-tower/service-of-remembrance

Saturday, November 11th 

Where: Toronto Old City Hall Cenotaph, 60 Queen Street West

Time: 10:45am

https://web.toronto.ca/city-government/awards-tributes/tributes/toronto-remembers-the-wars/

The Toronto Zoo’s Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony

Where: The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowville Road, Waterside Theatre

Time: 10:55am to 11:15am

https://www.todocanada.ca/city/toronto/event/toronto-zoos-annual-remembrance-day-ceremony/

Fort York National Historic Site

Where: 250 Fort York Boulevard

Time: 10:45am

https://www.fortyork.ca/news-a-events/events.html

 

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Free Admission to Historic Museums all month long

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Thanks to a generous donation by Mackenzie Investments, nine of Toronto’s historic museums will be offering FREE admission until November 30th.

During the upcoming weeks, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Toronto history, free of charge! Take a walk through the house of Toronto’s first mayor William Lyon MacKenzie and see through the politician’s Victorian way of life. Explore 19th-century innovation and creativity at Colborne Lodge, or delve into rural life at the Montgomery Inn where visitors can explore the historical role that the Inn played to Etobicoke’s development.

On November 5th and 6th, six museums will help celebrate Toronto’s culinary history with “Canada Cooks, Toronto Eats.” Food enthusiasts will be delighted to watch live cooking demonstrations, enjoy food and drink samples, and presentations by chefs and special guests in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday.

To learn more about the museums participating, please visit:

https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=956c8be3abc0c510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&WT.rd_id=museums

 

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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.

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/North_America/Canada/Central/Ontario/Toronto/photo1527453.htm

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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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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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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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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“Petiquette”

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Furry friends are welcome in our community! As you walk your dog, please keep them on a leash and always clean up after them with a scooper. We hope your pet enjoys living here as much as you do!

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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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