Where to find summer camps in North York

Looking for fun, interesting and interactive summer camps for your kids this summer? In the following article Greenrock Property Management will provide you with our top picks for summer camps in North York, where our Wingreen Court Community is located.

 

Canlan Ice Sports Camps

 

Canlan Ice Sports Camps offers some of the best hockey and ice-related camps in North America. If your little one is a budding hockey star, this is the perfect place to send them for a couple of weeks during the school holidays. Their hockey camps focus on a number of key areas of the game, including speed, agility, skating, shooting and scoring clinics. They also offer their Hockey Tips for Tots Camp, which is designed to focus on the fundamental skills of the game for your little ones under the age of five.

 

Kidnetix Yorkdale

 

Kidnetix Yorkdale offers indoor amusement, sports and summer day camps for kids aged five to 12. This facility is one of Toronto’s premier indoor play centres that offers a clean, safe and comfortable place for your kids to play, learn and meet new friends. Kidnetix offers multi-sport and recreation camps that provide a fun, interactive and educational environment consisting of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Each week is based on a theme, filled with related sports, crafts, guest speakers, trips, games and activities.

 

Mad Science of Toronto

 

For your future little scientist, be sure to check out the Mad Science of Toronto camps. This educational yet fun camp offers sensational hands-on science along with a mixture of indoor and outdoor recreational activities for kids aged five to 12. They offer eight different themed camp weeks to choose from and aim to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining and educational activities surrounding the topic of science.

 

4Cats Arts Studio

 

For your creative little genius be sure to check out 4Cats Arts Studio’s summer day camps this year. They are a professional art studio for children aged two to 15 and provide a place where kids can learn about the weird and wonderful lives of famous artists and use professional quality materials to create their very own masterpieces. All of the summer day camps also involve mini art history lessons, so your kids will be creating and learning at the same time. 4Cats Arts Studio is less than a ten-minute drive from Greenrock’s Wingreen Court Community in Toronto.

 

Keep your little one busy this summer with a variety of fun, educational and interactive summer camps in Toronto’s North York. For more information, visit us at greenrockpm.ca.

Making the most of the Don River

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.

 

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Nearby Access

 

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.

Play Dates in North York

After the winter that we’ve had, we suspect that there are more than a few parents with cabin fever this spring. We’ve pulled together a few great spots and ideas for fun play dates in North York.  Being part of this family-friendly community means that there are lots of fun options to keep you and the kiddos busy. Here are the Greenrock Property Management team’s picks for favourites in the area.

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Squeeze Fruits and Vegetables into your Diet with Smoothies and Juices

With the spring we’ve had so far, can you blame us for looking towards sunnier skies and warmer days? Today on the blog we’ll cover some refreshing smoothie and juice recipes; whenever possible, we’ve tried to include locally grown and produced products.

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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.

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Exploring 2013’s Fitness Trends in North York

Like many folks out there, the team at Greenrock Property Management has resolved to get more active in 2013. Now this resolution doesn’t require a drastic change, but the holiday aftermath has us feeling a bit sluggish. As a way to inspire some positive fitness changes this year, we have the scoop on a few fitness trends in the North York area.

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Unique New Year’s Ideas for Toronto & Wingreen Court

In yesterday’s post, we covered some traditional New Year’s Eve party options. In today’s blog Greenrock Property Management will focus on some unique ideas to ring in 2013. To all our tenants across Toronto – Happy New Year’s from Greenrock Property Management! Best Wishes in 2013!

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