High-Tech Winter Wear

How are you holding up this winter? Have you been hit by a case of the winter blues or are you invigorated this January? This winter in Toronto has seen a number of frosts and melts since the New Year. Here at Greenrock Property Management our team has been enjoying the highs and lows of winter 2013, so in today’s blog post we’re focusing on some high-tech gadgets for the cooler season.


Even when Toronto is clear of snow, a cool and crisp winter day still requires a pair of gloves. Keeping connected while sliding mitts on and off can be a frustrating process. If you’re an active smartphone user consider a pair of touchscreen-friendly gloves. Designed here in Toronto, Glider Gloves are made specifically for touchscreen devices and allow you to use them without removing your gloves. There’s even a built-in anti-slip grip that allows you to keep your device secure. These items are available at Best Buy, Future Shop or Sporting Life.  Purchase directly from Glider Gloves and qualify for free shipping to your Toronto Apartment.


Hand warmers are great solutions for a cold winter’s day and with new technology, these are a dependable choice to keep warm. Powered by a USB, today’s hand warmers can maintain a temperature around 50 C once heated. This plug and play technology has a short heating time that recharges with your computer’s USB port. Amazon Canada has a number of mini USB hand warmers available for under $25.


We love the trend of blending the functionality of winter classics with tech. Now, there are toques with built in ear buds and winter jackets with pockets for all of your devices. Tooks Hats feature built-in headphones that can be removed. From Greenrock’s Wingreen Court apartment community (2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Wingreen Court), easily add music to your winter walk or jog to the nearby Edwards Gardens. For milder days – like we were having just a few weeks ago – a number of brands feature sweatshirts with built in headphones.


If you prefer low-tech solutions to winter, get some new twists on winter classics. There are the winter biking socks from Cycle Toronto, hearty wool socks perfect for keeping warm while cruising on your wheels. Swing by the Shops at Don Mills, a quick walk from Wingreen Court, to take advantage of the winter end-of-season sales. With prices up to 60 per cent off, Eddie Bauer has men’s and women’s down parkas and jackets appropriate for the cold snap we’ve been experiencing.


Do you have some favourite pieces of tech that help you deal with winter in Toronto? Leave us your comments below. If you’re looking for an apartment for rent in Toronto, Greenrock Property Management has a community that will suit your needs this winter. The conveniently located Wingreen Court rental community is a five-minute stroll to the Shops at Don Mills. Contact our team about availabilities in any of the Greenrock communities.