After a long and dreary winter, you owe it to yourself to make the most of the beautiful weather and awesome events that go on in Toronto. To help you stay connected to the city, Greenrock Property Management has compiled the best smartphone and tablet apps for summer.
Davisville, the home of our Balliol Townhouses, was once a small settlement north of Toronto named for John Davis, a British immigrant who settled the area in 1840. Today, the Davisville Village area is known for its shopping and nightlife balanced with a family-friendly setting. At Greenrock Property Management, we’re happy to be part of the Davisville Village community in the heart of midtown Toronto.
The Don Valley and the Don River span over 30 kms from the Oak Ridges Moraine in the north, down south to Lake Ontario. This important watershed for the city of Toronto is also a platform for recreational and environmental conservation in the city. All too often, the Don Valley and River go overlooked so today we’ll look at great ways to enjoy the Don from your apartment at Wingreen Court.
There are a number of parks and paths that follow the winding river including: Binscarth Swamp, Helliwell’s Hill, Riverdale Park East, Glen Cedar and Lonsdale Wet Meadow in Cedarvale Park, Glen Edyth and Roycroft Wetlands in Nordheimer Ravine, and the Beltline Pond. The newest wetland site Beechwood Wetland was founded in 2002. There are many more wetland sites including Riverdale Farm Ponds and Ever Green Brickworks.
Don Valley Task Force
Get involved with local conservation efforts and consider joining the Don Valley Task Force or their Community Stewardship Programs. Teams of volunteers visit various sites in the area and work to control the spread of invasive plants. Other volunteer opportunities include monitoring animal activity, vegetation surveys and water quality testing. Visit the Don River Task Force’s Summer Volunteers page for more information.
Sun Valley Trail Planting
This Saturday, May 25, an annual Tree Planting Day is planned to celebrate the completion of the new Sun Valley trail. Volunteers are encouraged to participate and should meet the on Don River at Beechwood Drive (Beechwood and O’Connor). The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until noon.
For more info visit: Green Toronto
Bike the Don River Valley Trails
You don’t have to trek outside of the city to find amazing mountain bike trails that connect to Toronto’s Waterfront. The Don Valley system features numerous trails including paved and cycling-only trails that provide access to city streets and additional parks.
For more info visit:
- Don River Valley Cycling and Walking Trails
- Mountain Biking Trails in Don Valley
- Bike Train – Don River Valley Trails
Located in North York in the Don Mills area, the Wingreen Court apartments offer easy access to the Don. There are a number of even closer options that allow you and your family to enjoy the Don Valley and the river. Visit the Woodcliff Green Belt for a stroll or spend an afternoon at the Moccasin Trail Park. With its walking trails, picnic benches and original forest, this park is truly a hidden gem. You can follow the trails further south to the Charles Sauriol Conservation Area. For an inspiring take on the beauty of the Moccasin Trail. visit Don Mills – Rediscovering the Urban Dream.
For more information on the Don Valley and the Don River visit the City of Toronto’s website.
Explore the Don River from your home in the nearby community of Don Mills. Greenrock Property Management’s Wingreen Court is set on a quiet cul-de-sac in a prime location. Not only does this Toronto apartment community offer easy access to nature and the Don River, it’s also a mere five-minute walk to the Shops at Don Mills. For the balance of nearby nature and urban living, contact Greenrock Property Management for further details.
Have you ever wanted to know the story behind a building? Who called it home, its general history? The Doors Open Toronto event gives everyone access to spaces that are often off limits to the general public. 2013 marks the 14th annual event that features 150 buildings all throughout the city that are architecturally, historically and culturally significant. Doors Open Toronto is held over two days: Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Admission to all the sites is free, and may sites include a guided walking tour, activities and displays. To get you ready for the weekend, the Greenrock Property Management blog has covered a few picks close to our downtown apartment community at Village Green.
Just because we’re heading into summer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t finish off some spring cleaning. Greenrock Property Management is here to help you get the motivation to clean out your closets. A purge can make you feel free and easy heading into the summer months. Here are some ways to efficiently donate and repurpose items from your closet.
No matter how warm it gets, nothing spells summer like the Victoria Day long weekend. Do you have any plans to head to the cottage for your extra day off? To stretch out your holidays and make the most of your time in the car, it’s important to have the right snacks packed for your road trip. Today, the Greenrock blog has some tips to keep your belly full when spending hours on the road. Best of all, these eats are easy to prep at your Toronto apartment.
Transforming an apartment space into your own takes time. Whether you’re putting up pictures or assembling furniture, it’s important to have all the right tools to help it all come together. Tools are a relatively cheap investment that will pay off for years to come. Greenrock Property Management has pulled together a list of all the handy items you’ll need to assemble a basic tool kit for the small projects around your Davisville Apartment.
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12 this year. Do you have something planned for your mom on this special day? A brunch date is a great way to spend some time with Mom and thank her for all those times she’s gone above and beyond the call of duty. Here are our top picks for Mother’s Day brunch nearby to Greenrock’s Toronto apartment communities in Davisville Village, Village Green and Wingreen Court.
What makes an apartment home? Spacious closets and parquet flooring certainly helps but we think it’s the personal touches like décor and wall art that truly make a difference. Make your mark on your Toronto apartment and make your new space truly feel like home. Here are a few easy and affordable tips for wall art.
Do you want to know more about Toronto and the neighbouring communities that make up this diverse city? Get outside and explore the city during one of the many free guided walking tours offered over Jane’s Walk weekend (May 3-5). The Jane’s Walks events are named in honour of urban planner, writer and activist, Jane Jacobs. The vision of the weekend is to encourage city dwellers to explore their city and neighbourhoods all while connecting with neighbours.