Monthly Archives: December 2013

Easy recipes for baking with kids

Enjoy a relaxing weekend baking in your Orillia apartment with the help of your little ones. Let them measure and mix the ingredients and enjoy the mouth-watering baked goods that will result. For those who are looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some easy recipes that you can recreate and savour with your family and friends.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re looking for a dessert that is cool, chewy and sweet, these ‘BBC Good Food’ ice cream sandwiches are the solution. Kids can help create and enjoy these chewy American-style biscuits on their own, or they can squiapartments for rent in Orillia, recipes, holidayssh vanilla ice cream in between two of them for an even better dessert. Keep the kids busy in the kitchen by assigning them to crack the eggs into a separate bowl and sandwich the cookies together with ice cream. Before you start this recipe, you’ll need to drop by Metro located at 70 Front Street North for ingredients that include butter, eggs, vanilla, flour, chocolate chips and vanilla ice cream. The store is a 10-minute drive from both the Noble Tower Apartments and the Executive Suites.

Candy Cane Lollipops

Get festive with your dessert options by making these ‘Artful Parent’s’ Candy Cane Lollipops. Get the kids to help unwrap the mini candy canes, place them together to form a heart shape on a parchment-lined sheet and add lollipop sticks at the bottom. It is suggested that parents melt the chocolate chips, either bittersweet or semi-sweet, and poor the mixture into the candy canes with a spoon. Drop by Foodland located at 80 Fitton Road East to pick up chocolate and any other ingredients you may need to create this sweet and crunchy snack. The apartments at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street are less than 15-minutes away from the store. For the finishing touch, let the kids add some rainbow sprinkles and white chocolate chips to the candy canes. Before you or the kids bite into this sweet snack make sure you let the chocolate harden in the refrigerator for a few hours. Your kids will love making (and eating) these treats and you can always use an extra pair of helpful hands in the kitchen.

Cheerios Christmas Tree

These adorable Cheerio Christmas trees are a great baked good to make with your kids. Be sure to get creative when you decorate them and display them on your dessert table at home or the next holiday dinner party. Food Basics located at 975 West Ridge Boulevard sells all the ingredients you’ll need to make these tasty bite-sized trees. The store is a five-minute drive and 15-minute walk from the Orillia apartments.

Satisfy your cravings for sweets and enjoy a relaxing night at home by baking up a storm in your apartment. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street both of Williams and McDaniel’s Orillia apartments are fitting for first-time renters of all ages.


Keep up with the Arts in Orillia this winter

apartments for rent in Orillia, culture, activities, local hotspotsWhether you enjoy live performances, museums or galleries, it is nice to stay up to date with the arts. Rich in culture and heritage, Orillia is one of Canada’s many art hubs. To ensure that your appetite for art is satisfied, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some places and performances that you won’t want to miss near your Orillia apartment.


Orillia Opera House

While the Orillia Opera House is the current home of professional and amateur performances, it is also one of Orillia’s most iconic historical buildings. Before its days as a basin for the arts, it was a police station, a post office and a jail. With a variety of upcoming performances like the 10th Annual Country Christmas Concert, the Christmas Prelude 2013 and a spectacular performance of The Nutcracker by the Nureyev State Ballet Theatre, there is always exquisite talent being showcased at the Opera House. You can purchase tickets for any of the performances online here or by calling the box office at 705-326-8011. Located on 20 Mississauga Street West, the Opera House is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers apartments and an 11-minute drive from the Executive Suites.


Orillia Museum of Art and History

With local and national exhibitions, the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) showcases the best of Orillia and Lake Country’s culture and history. Located on 30 Peter Street South, OMAH is situated in the heart of the city’s downtown shopping and restaurant district. The Orillia apartments are also both less than 10 minutes away by car. In addition to the local artwork and historical facts showcased, there are a variety of interactive programs and workshops you can try. For those who have little ones, the OMAH’s Discovery Gallery features touchable art and activities fit for all ages. Visit the museum from Monday to Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and learn about Orillia’s great history while viewing some Canadian art.


Leacock Museum

Formerly the award-winning Canadian humourist’s summer home, the Stephen Leacock Museum is now a National Historic Site full of prized literary works. Walk through the property located on Brewery Bay and see the preserved manuscripts, photos and artefacts owned and created by Stephen Leacock. There are always exhibits running and daily tours of the house whose 1900s atmosphere has been expertly preserved. Located on 50 Museum Drive, the museum is less than a 10-minute drive from the Noble Towers apartments and an eight-minute drive from the Executive Suites.


Visit these museums, performance halls and galleries to help you stay up to date with Orillia’s art community. For those who are looking to rent, Williams and McDaniel’s Orillia apartments located on 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street are ideal options.