Monthly Archives: November 2013

Make the most of fall in Guelph

apartments for rent in Guelph, local hotspots, events, autumnFall is a beautiful time of year to watch the leaves change as the season transitions into winter. During this breathtaking time, residents and guests may be looking for new and exciting things to do and explore in the vibrant community around their apartment in Guelph. For those who are looking for activities and events in Guelph this fall, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel has put together some attractions and functions that you will not want to miss.


Festival of Trees

Every year over 15,000 people visit the Guelph River Run Centre’s Christmas Tree Forest also referred to as the Festival of Trees. Volunteers and professional designers partner together to decorate more than 50 trees, which have been sponsored by local businesses, individuals and clubs. All of the proceeds from this event go towards supporting the residents and programs at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, so you can feel good about giving back while enjoying some stunningly lit trees. The Festival runs from November 20th to December 30th and for those who would like to join the team of tree decorators, call (519) 824-6000 x4289. Located on 35 Woolwich Street, the Centre is less than a 10-minute drive from the Driftwood apartments, the Diplomat apartments, the Pioneer apartments and the Inverness apartments.


Santa Clause Parade

Taking place on Sunday November 17 is Guelph’s annual Santa Clause Parade. The Guelph Food Bank will kick off the parade at 1:30 p.m., so make sure you get there early so you can drop off your donations. The food bank located on 100 Crimea Street is less than a 20-minute walk away from the Belle Ayre apartments and the Sovereign apartments and is less than 30 minutes away from the Regency Court Speedvale apartments and the Regency Court Kathleen apartments. The fun stuff and floats will begin shortly before 1:45 p.m., which gives you time to donate your nonperishable items and find a great seat. For those who are driving, parking is free in all downtown Guelph parking lots and if you’re curious about the parade’s route click here for the complete layout.


Downtown Guelph Holiday Open House 2013

During the downtown Holiday Open House, businesses in downtown Guelph create in-store promotions, discounts and specials that you’ll want to take advantage of. For customers, this is an opportune time to pick up those last minute holiday gifts and treats for family, friends or yourself.  Shoppers can enjoy local shopping, which helps to support the downtown community and offers a chance to walk away with some amazing steals. This event runs from November 15th to November 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Walk through stores like Coriander, Creative Edge, The Soccer Fanatic, Millennium Clothing Company Ltd. and Grey Rock Clothing Co. These stores are less than a 10-minute drive away from the Park Tower apartments, the Terrace Towers, Kortright apartments and Sienna apartments.



Festival of Moving Media

Guelph’s Festival of Moving Media is an annual event that runs on the first weekend of November. Featuring films and videos, this festival provides a large assortment of artistic and diverse works by international artists and activists. From November 7th to November 10th, you can enjoy this documentary based film festival, which aims to bring dynamic and thought-provoking films to audiences. For tickets, visit the Festival of Moving Media’s official site by clicking here.


Whether you’re looking to explore nature, the arts, sales or looking to get out for an afternoon or an entire day, there is always something to do in Guelph. For those who are looking to rent, Williams and McDaniel’s Cherryblossom apartments, Maplewood apartments, Juniper apartments and Executive Suites are ideal options that provide an escape from the big city and access to new and exciting destinations.




Where to go apple picking in and around Guelph

apartments for rent in Guelph, autumn, activitiesFor families and friends who want to spend a fall afternoon outdoors, apple picking is a great option. Guelph has a variety of farms and orchards that also offer wagon rides and country shops filled with baked goodies and homemade preserves and jams. Whether you’re looking to make apple pies for Thanksgiving, want to have fresh healthy produce on hand or are simply looking for something to do this weekend, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel has compiled some places near their Guelph apartments where you can enjoy some apple-picking activities.


Chudleigh’s Apple Farm

Since 1957, Chudleigh’s Apple Farm has offered guests fresh nutritious fruit and delicious baked goods to bring home including the world famous Apple Blossom and an array of entertainment experiences including a straw maze and tractor wagon rides. The farm is open from June 29th to October 31st and patrons have the option to pick their own apples or to buy them pre-bagged. For more information on what kinds of apples are currently available for picking, the Chudleigh’s site features a seasonal chart that shows when your favourite variety of apple is available. McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious are just of the few varieties of apples available for you to enjoy and savour. Located in Halton Hills, this farm is less than 35 minutes away from the Pioneer apartments, Kortright apartments, Park Towers apartments and Terrace Towers apartments.


Birtch Farms and Estate Winery

Birtch Farms is one of the region’s most popular fall destinations. Located on 655515 15th Line, the farm is less than an hour away from the Inverness apartments, the Sienna apartments, the Belle Ayre apartments and the Diplomat apartments.  This establishment runs with the mission of educating, entertaining and promoting the value of local communities. Check the farm’s Apple Varieties Chart to make sure your favourite type of apple is currently available. Birtch also features a bakery open on weekends with freshly baked pies and during the week they have frozen pies for you to bake at home. If you call ahead, the friendly and helpful bakery staff will bake it for you, so all you have to do is pick it up. Open daily, you’ll also find Farmer Bob’s Barnyard Adventure and Wagon Rides as additional activities that you and the kids can do when you visit the farm.


The Big’r Apple Farm

The Big’r Apple Farm is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop by the farm with your family and friends for an afternoon of apple picking. Currently, the farm offers a wide selection of apple types including Cortland, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Royal Gala, Honey Crisp, Red and Golden Delicious and McIntosh. Located on 8674 Heritage Road, the farm is 45 minutes away from the Regency Court apartments – Kathleen, the Regency Court apartments – Speedvale, the Sovereign apartments and the Cherry Blossom apartments.


If you are looking for additional information on Ontario apples and apple farming, visit the Ontario Apple Growers Association site at for details.


These apple-picking options will keep you busy over the weekend and ensure that you have enough apples to enjoy and possibly infuse into tasty dessert items. For those who are looking to rent, Williams and McDaniel offers an assortment of apartments in Guelph including the Executive Suites, the Maplewood apartments and the Driftwood apartments.