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How to spend Earth Hour in Waterloo

apartments for rent in Waterloo, green living, Earth Hour, Waterloo Apartments, Apartments Waterloo, Apartments for Rent in Waterloo, Waterloo apartment rentals, Apartments in Waterloo, Apartment rentals in Waterloo, Waterloo Apartments for RentIn 2007, Earth Hour was launched as part of a campaign to raise awareness about global issues and create a sustainable world. The global community was tasked with sacrificing one hour of electricity. In the first year alone, more than 2.2 million people made the pledge and turned off their lights for 60 minutes. On March 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., people around the world will participate in Earth Hour 2015. To keep residents of the Pinegrove Apartments occupied during their hour of darkness, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together a few ideas and events that are running around Waterloo.


Gaze at the Stars or Go for a Walk

You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous nighttime stars once all the lights from homes, stores and buildings are turned off. Do a little astronomy research, grab your binoculars and go stargazing with a group of friends or your family. If stargazing doesn’t appeal to you, simply go for a walk around the neighbourhood. Make sure to wear reflective clothing and give the kids some glow sticks for added fun.


Scavenger Hunt

If you would prefer to stay in your house, set up an “energy-saving” scavenger hunt for the kids. Mark off areas in your apartment where energy can be saved and slightly reduced. This will keep the kids entertained and give them a good idea of how their energy-saving actions can make a difference and reduce their impact.


Join a Community Celebration

Learn about Earth Hour 2015 events happening in Waterloo or post your own plans and activities on Timescape.com. For additional information about events in the neighbouring area, visit EarthHourCanada.org.


Prepare a No-Cook Meal

Prepare a no-cook meal in advance using local ingredients you already have in your fridge. This will ensure your tummy isn’t grumbling during Earth Hour. Serve your meal by candlelight and follow it up with some board games.


Host a Games Night

Look at Earth Hour as an opportunity to unplug and catch up with neighbours, friends and family. Host a candlelit games night or casual hang out with people you haven’t seen in a while

Shut off the lights and celebrate Earth Hour this year by enjoying and participating in some fun and unconventional activities. You’l be having so much fun that you’ll forget that Earth Hour is only one hour. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents an ideal rental option located a short distance from an assortment of amenities.



Start walking to get healthy

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Save On Gym Costs

Stretching your legs during a relaxing stroll or a more brisk power walk can save you on the monthly or annual cost of a gym membership. It is important to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week and to aim for 10,000 steps per day. To keep track of your steps, you can download a variety of apps and programs, including Step Counter, Free Pedometer & Step Counter and Runtastic Pedometer.


Disease and Condition Prevention


Increase Energy and Alertness

A brisk walk is an easy, natural way to boost energy levels by increasing oxygen supply cells in the body and boosting circulation. Take time during the workday to step away from your desk and enjoy a mid-afternoon walk. Being active can have both a positive and protective effect on the brain’s processing power. Maintaining an active lifestyle and regular exercise has the potential to reduce the risk of dementia and increase blood flow to the brain.


Reduces Risk of Stroke and Strengthen Heart

Regular walking for just 30 minutes, five days a week has been shown to significantly lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Walking lowers the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and keeps blood pressure within a normal range.



Walking helps strengthen and stimulate bones and their density. Avoid fragile bones and conditions like arthritis in the future by maintaining and promoting healthy joints and movement.



Research has shown that regular walking can reduce the risk of breast, bowel and other cancers by a significant rate.


Mood Booster

Studies have shown that moderate-intensity exercises, which release “feel-good endorphins,” can be just as effective as antidepressants in some cases. Walking can be done both alone or with a group as a social activity that is relaxing and healthy.


Walk On Strong Program

Waterloo’s Walk On Strong Program is devoted to getting people walking. Walks, which range in length from 5KM to 14KM, are held every Tuesday night and Saturday morning and are free of charge. The walks are suitable for almost everybody and instruction is available if you’re interested. The 5KM walking group meets in the Waterloo Public Square near the mall’s main entrance at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday all year long. The 14KM walking group meets in the Waterloo Public Square at 8:00 a.m. every Saturday and the 6KM walking group meets on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Located at 75 King Street South, Waterloo Public Square is a 13-minute drive and 32-minute transit commute from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Give your body the exercise it deserves by integrating walking into your daily routine. Located at 550 Strasburg Road, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Towers Apartments offer residents an ideal rental option in the city of Waterloo.



How to meet new people in Waterloo

Waterloo Apartments, Apartments Waterloo, Apartments for Rent in Waterloo, Waterloo apartment rentals, Apartments in Waterloo, Apartment rentals in Waterloo, Waterloo Apartments for RentFor new residents of a city, meeting new people can seem like an impossible task. Classes, online services and workshops running near the Waterloo apartments provide residents with an opportunity to branch out and form new friendships. To help residents of the Pinegrove Apartments explore the city and meet new people, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has compiled some ways to make new connections.



Meetup boasts the world’s largest network of local groups and makes it easy to interact with new people in your community. Users can organize a local group or join one of the many already in existence. You can decide where you want to meet up and which groups you want to join and attend events with. Group and event searches can also be tailored based on location. Meetup’s Calendar/Events page is a great resource to check out for information on events in Waterloo.


The Culinary Studio

Whether you have a passion for food and cooking or are simply looking for something new to experience, The Culinary Studio’s classes and dinner events offer an abundance of both. In addition to cooking, those attending programming put on by the studio will also have the opportunity to tantalize their taste buds with a variety of meal options created with fresh, local ingredients. Learn about food, cooking and presentation from expert chefs in a studio with state-of-the-art equipment and workstations. Hands-On Cooking Classes, Farmer’s Dinner Events, and Wine and Beer Dinner Events are programs currently offered by the studio. Consult the studio’s calendar for upcoming events and new classes. Located at 740 Belmont Avenue West, The Culinary Studio is a three-minute drive, eight-minute transit commute and a 15-minute walk from the Waterloo apartments.


Button Factory Arts

For over 20 years, Button Factory Arts has been providing individuals in the Waterloo Region with art programs, events and interactive classes. Drop by their location at 25 Regina Street South and take a class, visit an exhibit or attend an event. Button Factory’s winter guide includes drop-in programs, painting, print making and drawing. Classes are available for both adults and youth. The facility is a three-minute drive, 13-minute transit commute and a 12-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Waterloo Potters’ Workshop

Operating as a non-profit co-operative organization, Waterloo Potters’ Workshop is a place where each of its members are expected to share in the day-to-day responsibilities. Members can even be found running the Workshop and demonstrating at centres in the community. Spaces are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis and are known to fill up fast. Download and fill out the Adult Classes Information and Registration Form to secure your spot. Classes are geared toward beginners, but experienced students are always welcome. Located at 75 King Street South, Waterloo Potters’ Workshop is a four-minute drive, 12-minute transit commute and 14-minute walk from the Waterloo apartments.
Get started meeting new people in Waterloo by exploring these fantastic and fun opportunities. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents an ideal rental option in the City of Waterloo.


Welcoming 2015 in Waterloo

apartments for rent in Waterloo, holidays activities, Waterloo Apartments, Apartments Waterloo, Apartments for Rent in Waterloo, Waterloo apartment rentals, Apartments in Waterloo, Apartment rentals in Waterloo, Waterloo Apartments for RentCelebrate the New Year in style by planning an extravagant night of activities and parties. Whether you’re with the kids, your significant other or friends, there are countless public events that cater to all ages and interests. With so many festivities running, you’ll be hard pressed to choose just one. To help Pinegrove Apartment residents get their New Year’s plans in order, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched some fun, public events where you can ring in the New Year. 
City of Waterloo New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
For a family-friendly New Year’s celebration drop by the City of Waterloo’s New Year’s Eve Family Celebration. Kids and adults can enjoy outdoor activities like free skating at the city’s recreational complexes, mad science demonstrations, puppet shows and FX Worx Inc fireworks. Tim Horton’s is also providing free hot chocolate, which is sure to keep you warm and toasty. A family celebration in Waterloo Public Square will run from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on December 31st. The Square at 75 King Street South is an 11-minute transit commute and a three-minute drive from the Pinegrove Apartments. For little ones who can’t stay up until the clock strikes midnight, there will be an early countdown at 9:00 p.m. with a free ginger ale “champagne” toast and a stunning fireworks display.

Rogers’ Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Victoria Park
Drop by Rogers’ Rockin’ New Year’s Eve at Victoria Park and enjoy family skating, balloon creations, fireworks, a princess party and delicious drinks. Join Kevin Gordon, Sarah LaGrove and Bob FM’s Chris McKeown from 5:00 p.m. to midnight for a night full of festivities. Located in Victoria Park, this free family event is a seven-minute drive; 26-minute transit ride and 36-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.

Flashback To The Future for New Year’s Eve
Whether you’re interested in live entertainment, 80s throwback parties or Toy Con, Kitchener’s It’s a Flashback To The Future for New Year’s Eve bash is sure to keep you interested. Activities that are suitable for both kids and adults will start at 7:00 p.m. on Civic Square. Children’s programming will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with adult programming taking over at 9:00 p.m. This celebration in downtown Kitchener is a five-minute drive; 14-minute transit ride and 28-minute walk from the Waterloo apartments.

Kingpin’s Ball
For those who would prefer an indoor 19+ New Year’s celebration, check out the Kingpin’s Ball at Bingemans. Here you’ll be able to dance, party and bowl in the New Year, all while staying toasty warm. The festivities start at 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and include a Boston Pizza food station, DJ and dance party and bowling with shoes. Located at 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, the bowling lounge is a 10-minute drive from the apartments.

Free Indoor Skating
A free indoor public skate will be held at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex located at 101 Father David Bauer Drive and RIM Park’s Manulife Financial Sportsplex located at 2001 University Avenue East from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Pinegrove Apartments are a six-minute drive and 23-minute transit commute from the Memorial Recreation Complex and a 10-minute drive and 39-minute transit commute from the Manulife Financial Sportsplex.

Usher in the New Year by attending and participating in all the activities the City of Waterloo has to offer. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents a great rental option and unparalleled customer service.



Easy ways to hang any piece of art

Man Hanging FrameWall accents are subtle way to add a personalized touch to your Waterloo apartment. While you might think that setting up and hanging home décor is a daunting task, it can be easier than you think. To help residents of the Pinegrove Apartments display their pieces with ease, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some alternative hanging methods and helpful techniques to try out.


Decorative Ribbon & Vintage Hooks

If you’re interesting in hanging up lighter, more delicate items, ribbons are a great method. You can also match the colour of the item you’re hanging with the ribbon to achieve a more disguised means of displaying. There are even times when the hanging mechanism(s) used, such as hooks, can be incorporated into the display. Put those vintage hooks to good use and incorporate them into a visually appealing accent. For those who don’t have vintage hooks on hand, Home Depot has an impressive selection of faux vintage hooks that will proudly display your pieces of art. Located at 600 King Street North, the store is a 12-minute drive and 33-minute transit ride from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Disc Hangers

Disc hangers were originally intended to display plates, but they can also be used to display other items. This option works especially well on wood items, trays and any other objects that have a clean, smooth surface. Different hanger sizes are available for purchase at Michaels and are built to accommodate and support different weights. Simply wet the back of the disc, wait a few minutes and apply it to the back of the item. These hangers are also a great option for those who love to update their walls every so often as they can be easily removed and reused. The craft store at 50 Westmount Road North is a seven-minute drive and 25-minute transit commute from the Waterloo Apartments.


3M Command Hooks

Hang your works of art without damaging walls by taking advantage of 3M Command’s inventive products. Some of their products feature Velcro to secure items to walls or other smooth surfaces and others use double-sided adhesive to ensure a strong hold. Be sure to check the packaging on the hooks, hangers and adhesives to see how much weight they can hold and what items they are best suited for. 3M Products are ideal for renters since they leave no marks behind when removed and make hanging art a fuss-free task.


Framed Picture

Despite the presence of hanging alternatives, many individuals remain loyal to the traditional process involving a tape measure, wire, nails and a hammer. All of these supplies are available at Canadian Tire located at 400 Weber Street North, which is a seven-minute drive and 24-minute walk from the apartments. The BrightNest blog outlines the proper method involved when hanging a framed picture. Before you start hammering make sure that the picture is positioned how you want it and level. Use a piece of chalk or a digital level like iHandy, which is compatible with Apple and Android products, to ensure that the frame is exactly where you want it to be.


With these smart tips in hand, you’ll be motivated to start decorating and redecorating your apartment’s walls. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents an option that is conveniently surrounded by grocery stores, restaurants and a variety of other amenities.




Best of Halloween Waterloo

Waterloo Apartments, Apartments Waterloo, Apartments for Rent in Waterloo, Waterloo apartment rentals, Apartments in Waterloo, Apartment rentals in Waterloo, Waterloo Apartments for RentHalloween is an exciting and fun occasion for people of all ages. During this time of year, there plenty of seasonal events and activities that are ideal for kids, adults and families. Whether it’s a local haunted house, a Halloween party or a spooky visit to the local pumpkin patch, Waterloo has no shortage of offerings to keep you and your family occupied around Halloween. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some events and attractions to ensure residents of the Pinegrove Apartments have the best Halloween experience in Waterloo.


Tap Dancing

If you’re looking for an unconventional way to celebrate Halloween, drop by Bringing Tap Back dance studio to take advantage of their free Thriller workshop. On Friday October 24th, you can join friends and family to learn Michael Jackson’s Thriller routine. The event is open to both dancers and non-dancers and you can indulge in peanut-free candy during the festivities. Two workshops are running, the first one at 6:00 p.m. and the second one at 8:00 p.m. Feel free to dress up for the occasion and wear your Halloween costume. Located at 405 Nyberg Street, the studio is a nine-minute drive, 34-minute transit commute and 55-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Fear Farm

Kitchener-Waterloo’s most exciting and terrifying destination is Fear Farm which boasts 100 acres of farm, a haunted hayride and haunted house. If you’re feeling brave enough, drop by and see why thousands of people visit Dr. Fear’s Hayride, Condemned Farmstead and Hiller House. Admission for these three haunted attractions is $26 + HST. Fear Farm is open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on every weekend until Sunday November 2nd. It is best to purchase haunted house tickets in advance and arrive early to avoid any lines. Located at 936685 Blenheim Road, Fear Farm is a 24-minute drive from the Waterloo Apartments.


Skaralee Manor

Skaralee Manor is the scariest home haunt you’ll find in Cambridge this year. Experience a terrifying 400-square foot walk through a haunted house filled with live actors, zombies, and professional animatronics and effects. While there is no admission charge, the Haunted House of Horrors is asking for cash donations that will be given to the local Humane Society. Located at Karalee Crescent, this hair-rising haunt is a 22-minute drive from the apartments.


Dyments Pumpkin Patch & Country Harvest

For more family and kid-oriented Halloween celebrations Dyments Pumpkin Patch and Country Harvest is the ideal spot. Enjoy wagon rides, wander around their pumpkin patch and participate in a variety of fun, Halloween-themed activities perfect for little ones and adults. A Corn Maze, Spook Hut and Spookley Theatre, Wagon Ride, Bouncing Ball Track, Straw Fort and Animal Farm are among the offerings you can enjoy. Visit for the activities or to select that perfect pumpkin for your Halloween décor or dishes. Located at 416 Fallsview Road East in Dundas, the pumpkin patch is a 49-minute drive from the Waterloo Apartments.


Shantzholm Pumpkins

Shantzholm Pumpkins also offers an array of activities suitable for all ages. A straw maze, farm animals, corn maze, pumpkin picking and assorted fall produce available for purchase are among the goodies you can enjoy. Best of all, admission is free. Located at 1544 Bleams Road in Petersburg, this local farm is a 15-minute drive from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Celebrate Halloween no matter what your age by attending one or a few of these festive celebrations. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue in Waterloo, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents an ideal rental options and excellent amenities within each property and in the surrounding areas.



How to clean your apartment without chemicals

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To keep apartments and living spaces clean, most people flock to store-bought cleaners that are often rife with toxins, chemicals and harsh cleaning agents that can have harmful effects. With a little extra effort you can create your own cleaning supplies in the comfort of your Waterloo Apartment. These products will keep your home free of chemicals, save you money in the long run and you will know what you’re using, which is great for people with sensitivity to smells or allergies. To get Pinegrove Apartment residents started on their DIY, chemical-free cleaners, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some homemade recipes that you can use in and around your apartment.



Homemade Oven Cleaner

Make grime-filled ovens a thing of the past with Rooted Blessing’ DIY Homemade Oven Cleaner. With simple ingredients that include baking soda, sea salt, washing soda, water, white vinegar and essential oils, you’ll be on your way to enjoying a sparkling clean kitchen. It doesn’t hurt that this cleaner also smells delicious.

Drain Cleaner

Avoid the mess of a clogged drain with Tidy Mom’s Baking Soda and Vinegar solution. Simply create the mixture, apply to the area and rinse away with warm water. This solution will also freshen the drain and remove any unpleasant odours that may accumulate over time. Sobeys at 94 Brideport, which is a four-minute drive, 15-transit commute and 15-minute walk from the Waterloo apartments, has all the ingredients you’ll need for this cleaner.


Dishwasher Tablets

You eat food off your dishes, so you’ll definitely want to avoid washing them with harmful or harsh chemicals. A great solution to this dilemma is My Kitchen Escapades’ DIY Dishwasher Tablets made from Borax, Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, Epsom salt and lemon juice. If you’re on a budget, these tablets are especially great because they cost only three cents each to make.


Stainless Steel

Remove sticky and greasy fingerprints from kitchen appliances with the assistance of One Good Thing’s Stainless Steel Solution. With a few simple ingredients you probably have around your apartment, those appliances will sparkle as if they were brand new. Giant Tiger has a large selection of sponges, gloves, towels and any other cleaning supplies you may need. The store is located at 351 Margaret Avenue, which is a three-minute drive; 10-minute transit ride and 18-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.



Homemade Air Freshener

For a sweet smelling bathroom without overpowering floral and citrus scents, try using Living On The Cheap’s Homemade Air Freshener. You’ll need baking soda, essential or fragrance oil, fabric and a canning jar of any size to complete this DIY. Waterloo Square’s Valu-Mart located at 75 King Street South will have most of the ingredients you need for your homemade air freshener. The apartments are a four-minute drive; 11-minute transit commute and 15-minute walk from the store.


Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Clean and unclog your toilet with the help of Camp Wander’s all-powerful Great Lemon Bomb Toilet Cleaner. While this recipe doesn’t require doTERRA Lemon EO, it will add a delicious lemony scent to this thick and foamy toilet bowl cleaner. Combine all the ingredients into a larger pitcher or bowl, drop the contents into the toilet and let it sit. Once you flush it, this chemical-free cleaner will also remove the impossible-to-reach grime within pipes. This mixture almost looks like a magic trick because of how all the ingredients react and will make your kids want to get involved in the cleaning process.


Homemade Shower Cleaner

Skip the scrubbing when removing soap scum with this popular Homemade Shower Cleaner recipe by Geek Mom. All you have to do is add equal parts vinegar and blue Dawn and get ready for a shower that glimmers and sparkles.


DIY Bar Soap

Add a personal touch to your guest bathroom or every bathroom in your apartment with DIY Bar Soaps. Use essential oils, shape them however you like and enjoy these delicious treats on a daily basis. The Idea Room’s Handmade Soap Recipes offer a variety of tutorials to try including fresh lemon soap, peppermint soap, lime soap and pink lemonade soap just to name a few.



Linen Spray

Essential oils are known to enhance your physical, emotional and mental well-being and DIY Natural’s Aromatherapy Linen Spray does just that. These deliciously scented sprays can be created with a variety of smells in mind and will instantly refresh your room and your spirit.


Lemon Dust cloths

Remove dust and polish your furniture without pungent smells and chemicals with Lemon Dustcloths by Growing Home. Olive oil, vinegar, lemon rind, dust rags, water and a glass jar with a lid are all you need for this DIY cleaner.
Window Cleaner

Keep those windows streak free without the help of store-bought brands with Little Ms Robinson’s ‘Blessing in a Bottle’ Window Cleaner. This cleaner can also be used for sinks and showers. However, make sure you test out a small portion of each to see how they react to this solution.



Laundry Soap

Save on your grocery bills and create a customized scent by following Liz Marie Blog’s DIY Laundry Soap tutorial. This recipe will have you abandoning the store-bought selection and using the DIY stuff from now on.


DIY Dryer Sheets

Stop using a new dryer sheet for each load and make these reusable Dryer Sheets by One Good Thing by Jillee. Clothes will be soft, smell great and you won’t have to buy a box of dryer sheets for a long time to come.


DIY Laundry Softener

Achieve fluffy fragrant towels and linens with another tutorial by Liz Marie Blog. Take advantage of this DIY Laundry Softener recipe, which costs around $1.54/batch to make.


Homemade Stain Remover

Get those pesky stains out of your favorite shirt or pair of jeans with this Homemade Shout Recipe by My Kitchen Escapades. Drop by Zehrs located at Glenridge Plaza to pick up supplies for this cost-effective stain remover. The Pinegrove Apartments are an eight-minute drive; 33-minute transit commute and 37-minute walk from the store.


Homemade Febreze

Enjoy the effects of Febreze without spending a large chunk of change with Coupons With Q’s tutorial.  Fabric softener, baking soda and water are all you need to create this homemade spray that is effective and chemical free.


Embrace the bliss of a clean apartment without the use of harsh agents by using these affordable and effective DIY cleaning solutions. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments are a fitting rental alternative for those who are currently searching.


Get outside in Waterloo this weekend

Waterloo Apartments, Apartments Waterloo, Apartments for Rent in Waterloo, Waterloo apartment rentals, Apartments in Waterloo, Apartment rentals in Waterloo, Waterloo Apartments for RentTake full advantage of your weekends this summer by spending as much time as you can outdoors. Waterloo residents have a wide range of activities that are available to them on the weekends and the toughest decisions they’ll have to make will be which one to choose first. To give residents of the Pinegrove Apartments an idea of what’s happening around the city, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some things that will get you out of the Waterloo apartments and exploring the city.


Music and Movies in the Park

Pack up the blankets, snacks, family and friends and head to Music and Movies in the Park. On July 24th, August 7th, 14th and 28th enjoy either music or a great movie in the park. Scheduled movies include the LEGO Movie, Rio 2, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which make this a kid-friendly event.  In the event that it rains, the particular movie will be rescheduled for a later date at Princess Twin Cinemas. Just to be safe, bring a chair, umbrella and blanket. Located at 50 Young Street, Waterloo Park is a five-minute drive, 22-minute transit commute and 27-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Summer Concert Series

Every Monday throughout the summer, everyone at Waterloo Public Square can enjoy live music as part of the city’s Summer Concert Series. Enjoy an evening of incredible live music performed by local artists. On July 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Elsa Jayne will perform. Located at 75 King Street South, the square is a three-minute drive, 11-minute transit commute and 15-walk from the 145 Lucan Avenue Apartments. For additional questions about this event contact Tracy Suerich at 519-747-6125 or by emailing tracy.suerich@waterloo.ca.


Busker Carnival

You won’t want to miss this annual summer festival featuring some of the best street performers around. This year’s Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival takes place from August 21st to 24th on King Street N between Erb Street and William Street. With nine first-time acts from around the world and many returning fan favourites, the entertainment is sure to be non-stop.


Explore all the wonders that Waterloo has to offer both residents and visitors. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments are a wonderful rental option for those who are currently looking to rent in Waterloo.


Celebrating Canada Day in Waterloo

Apartments for rent in Waterloo, activities, holidays, family friendly, Waterloo Apartments, Apartments Waterloo, Apartments for Rent in Waterloo, Waterloo apartment rentals, Apartments in Waterloo, Apartment rentals in Waterloo, Waterloo Apartments for RentOn July 1st, join the festivities and celebrate Canada’s birthday in Waterloo. Whether you’re a resident of the Waterloo Apartments or simply a visitor, make sure you take advantage of all the events and festivals around the city. To ensure everyone has an exciting and event-filled Canada Day, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has pulled together some places you’ll want to visit to celebrate this holiday.


University of Waterloo’s Canada Day Celebration

For the largest and most breath-taking fireworks display in the Waterloo Region look no further than the University of Waterloo’s Canada Day Celebration. Starting at 10:00 p.m. (weather permitting) this 18-minute firework display will leave you speechless so get there early for the best seats in the house. In addition to the fireworks, there are also a variety of musicians and singers that are set to grace the university’s Canada Day Stage. Enjoy the musical talents of 2014 JUNO nominated Indie rockers Born Ruffians at 7:00 p.m. and Barenaked Ladies singer, songwriter and musician Steven Page at 8:30 p.m. Located at 200 University Avenue West, this celebration is an eight-minute drive and 35-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Waterloo Region Museum

If you’re looking for Canada Day festivities the whole family will enjoy, the Waterloo Region Museum is throwing the perfect celebration. Located at 10 Huron Road, the museum is an 18-minute drive from the Waterloo Apartments. Enjoy free admission to the museum and Doon Heritage Village, as well as live musical entertainment and outdoor games. Pack your picnic basket full of tasty homemade goodies or purchase a mouth-watering BBQ lunch onsite. The museum and village open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. and provide the perfect place to spend Canada Day until the fireworks start.


Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

Prepare for a full day of free activities, events and friendly competition at Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kids can enjoy a catch-and-release fishing derby at 8:30 a.m. and a band and float-filled parade that starts from Bishop and King Street at 1:00 p.m. More adult-oriented entertainment includes live music, a beer garden and vendors with food and merchandise. Make sure to stay around for the firework display that will be set to music. Located in Riverside Park at 49 King Street West, this exciting celebration is a six-minute drive and 30-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Commemorate Canada’s birthday in style by attending one or maybe a few of these celebrations. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments are an ideal rental option with exceptional amenities and customer service.




Planning the perfect summer picnic in Waterloo

Waterloo Apartments, Apartments Waterloo, Apartments for Rent in Waterloo, Waterloo apartment rentals, Apartments in Waterloo, Apartment rentals in Waterloo, Waterloo Apartments for RentA great way to enjoy the summer heat, the company of family and friends and to get out of your Waterloo Apartment is by planning a picnic. It doesn’t matter if you’re eating, playing or catching up with people you haven’t seen in a while, picnics are always a good time. Sometimes planning and preparing for a picnic can be hard work, but with proper planning and ideas about what activities and recipes you’ll be serving can make things easier. If you’re looking to plan the perfect picnic this summer, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some tips, activities, recipes and even locations in the Waterloo area where Pinegrove Apartment residents can enjoy a relaxing sun-filled day with family, friends and great food.


Simplify Your Food Selection
Avoid frustration and reduce the amount of food preparation you have to do by choosing foods everyone likes. Finger foods, like sandwiches, wraps, veggies and dips are not only easier to eat, but they will also reduce the amount of dishes you’ll need to do later on. The ‘Cooking Light’ blog has a Top-Rated Picnic Recipes article that includes mouthwatering options like summer crab rolls, grilled veggie and hummus wraps and classic fudge-walnut brownies. You might feel obligated to prepare all the dishes by hand, however, ready-made items from the local bakery and deli can save you when you’re in a time crunch. Located at 760 King West, the Central Fresh Market is a three-minute drive and 16-minute walk from the Waterloo Apartments.

Organize In Advance
Spend more time enjoying the picnic and your guests and less time stressing by planning as much as you can in advance. Make a list of everything you need for the day of the picnic and keep this list in plain sight, like on a fridge or bulletin board. As you pack or purchase these items check them off the list. Keep the kids occupied while the food is being prepared by planning games and activities for them to participate in. The ‘Parents.com’ blog has compiled a list of 6 Olympic Party Idea including Ping-Pong Precision Pitch, Synchronized Snack Toss and Freestyle Shake-a-thon, which are sure to keep them entertained. Pack up all the ingredients you need and head to Waterloo Park located at 50 Young Street West, which is a five-minute drive and 21-minute walk from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Remember Your Picnic Essentials
Whether it’s buns for the hot dogs, Cheetos for one of the game activities or plates and forks, having the proper ingredients will make your picnic gathering run as smoothly as ever. For your non-perishable food items use durable tote bags or weaved picnic baskets, but for items that need to be kept cold coolers or ice chests are the ideal choice. Be prepared for clean up by purchasing large garbage bags, soap and sponges and bringing them with you to the picnic site. The Elora Gorge Conservation Area features a multiuse picnic area with garbage containers and a recycling depot right on site. Located at 7400 Wellington Road 21, the Gorge is a 29-minute drive from the Waterloo apartments and offers visitors a beautiful, natural area to spend their afternoon.


Pack and Serve With Ease
By taking care when packing away your picnic goodies, you can ensure everything arrives to your destination undamaged. For softer foods that can be easily damaged, like cakes, fruits and chips, it is best to place them in Tupperware containers with lids. To keep things organized and to avoid digging through coolers and tote bags, pack food away in the order it will be eaten. The first courses should go high on top, while the last courses should be on the bottom. It is also a good idea to pre-chop and slice burger toppings or salad ingredients in advance. Take advantage of Sobeys’s in-store bakery for fresh snacks and desserts. Located at 94 Bridgeport Road East, the store is a three-minute drive and 13-minute walk from the apartments. If you’re looking for a picnic destination, Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area located at 7200 Appleby Line has five breathtaking lookout spots and areas perfect for picnicking. The Pinegrove Apartments are a 46-minute drive from the conservation area.


No-Fuss Food Safety
Transporting food can sometimes be tricky and anything that needs to be kept cold or hot should remain that way for the duration of your travel time. It is important that you never transport partially cooked food, as bacteria can develop and compromise the food. It should be either fully cooked or cooked at the picnic site.  For all those last-minute ingredients, drop by Vincenzo’s located at 150 Caroline Street South and pick up whatever else you need. The apartments are a three-minute drive and 12-minute walk from the store.


Plan the perfect picnic without stress or struggle by following these tips and tricks so that you can explore the beautiful areas that surround the apartments. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments are a short distance away from medical facilities, restaurants and Highway 401