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Summer date night at home

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Start the night right

 

The perfect summer date night at your Orillia apartment starts with a refreshing summer drink on the balcony. Go for the classic pick with iced tea. Add a seasonal fruit, such as peaches, for a sweet treat. You can also combine all of your favourite seasonal fruits in this tempting Summer Berry Sangria. Serve your beverage with a light, easy-to-make appetizer.

 

Dinner for two

 

Cooking dinner does not have to be stressful. If you use locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, you are practically guaranteed a flavourful, healthier meal. Before date night, visit the Orillia Farmers’ Market held at the Orillia Public Library (36 Mississaga Street West,). The market is only an eight-minute bike ride from Noble Towers Apartments. Market hours are on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Incorporate your seasonal produce into your choice of delicious date night recipes.

 

Get to know your sweetheart

 

Spend your date night enjoying the warmer weather on the balcony. Show your date how much they mean to you by making an effort to get to know them better. Use this fun questionnaire to get started. Another simple but fun activity is to enjoy a game of cards. Play your favourite game for two, or learn a new game together.
A memorable date night might be easier to plan than you think. Take advantage of your apartment balcony, plan a meal filled with irresistible summer flavours and enjoy an evening focused on the person you care about most. Williams and McDaniel hopes that today’s post helps you start planning. For more information about their Orillia apartments, visit their website.

 

 

 

Summer theatre is here

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at the Orillia Opera House. Williams and McDaniel Property Management has put together an overview of Orillia’s upcoming plays in anticipation of the 2015 summer season.

This summer, the season runs from June 25th to August 29th and features four live theatre shows, including Outlaw and The Ladies Foursome, both written by Norm Foster and directed by Jesse Collins, as well as On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson and The Vaudevillians by Peter Colley.

Noble Towers (391 Barrie Road) is just 2.5 kilometres from the Orillia Opera House (20 Mississaga Street West), so you’re only a 20-minute walk from the doorstep of professional live theatre.

The first show of the season, Outlaw, runs from June 25th to July 4th, and is followed by On Golden Pond, running from July 9th-25th. The Ladies Foursome opens on July 30th and runs until August 8th, and, the last play of the season, The Vaudevillians, runs from August 13th-29th. All shows include Thursday matinees and evening shows, as well as weekend evening shows on Fridays and Saturdays.

If you’re walking to the Orillia Opera House from Noble Towers, Era 67 (64 Mississauga Street West) is a great spot to stop for a bite before or after the show. Located less than a block away from the venue, this five-star restaurant offers patrons a classy dining experience rooted in the versatile heritage of Canada, hence its name, referring to 1867 — the year of Confederation.

Whether you’re a diehard play-lover, or a first-timer for live theatre, the summer lineup at the Orillia Opera House is sure to have you coming back for more. Different ticket pricing options (flex packages, single or group) are available for purchase here.

Williams and McDaniel is excited about this year’s summer theatre, and hopes you are too. For more information about Noble Towers, you can visit their website.

 

 

 

 

 

Tap into Maple Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country

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Created to support and showcase local maple syrup, maple products and producers, Tap into Maple will give you a taste of history and a memorable helping of maple. If you’re looking to stay in Orillia for a while, take advantage of Tap into Maple packages that are perfect for families, couples or individuals. This event doesn’t just showcase maple syrup, it also gives locals and visitors a chance to explore and learn about the rich history and maple-creation process.

 

In addition to the 29 maple route stops, Tap into Maple incorporates a variety of different events and mini festivals into this month-long event, including Orillia Farmers’ Market Maple Syrup Festival, Mother’s Day Tea at Coldwater Canadiana and Ramara’s Historical Society’s Maple Celebration.

 

Make sure to pick up a passport to plan a maple route or visit Ontario’s Lake Country interactive maple map. Each passport has information about the 29 participating businesses and upcoming events. This map will provide directions from your location to the participating businesses and will ensure you see everything you want to. Participating businesses include Apple Annie’s – Shop, Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, Chelsea Chocolates, Concord Candle, Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival, Era 67 Restaurant and Lounge, Hewitts Farm Market and Bakery, Mariposa Market, Orillia Farmers’ Market and many more.

 

Be sure to bring the passport with you to get discounts, complimentary treats and a stamp at each participating store. Collect at least three stamps and submit your passport for a chance to win an overnight stay at Forks in the Trail Bed and Breakfast and a basket filled with local maple products (approximate value $500).

 

Experience Ontario’s Lake Country and Tap into Maple this year by visiting the 2015 event. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 114 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers Apartments and Executive Suites at 114 Creighton Street offer residents ideal rental options located in Orillia.

 

 

Coming up at Casino Rama

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Visitors to the casino can enjoy over 2,500 of the latest slot machines and more than 110 gaming tables, including a 12-table Poker room. By joining the free Players Passport™ Club, individuals can earn access to hot concert tickets, all-suite hotel stays and mouthwatering meals at the Casino’s eight restaurants.

 

If gambling isn’t your thing, watch famous musical talents perform live in the casino’s 5,000-seat Entertainment Centre, equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Weekly concerts are scheduled year round and have included big names like KISS, Sheryl Crow, Weezer, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Jerry Seinfeld and many more.

 

Upcoming acts at the casino’s Entertainment Centre include:

  • Michael Bolton (March 13th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Terry Fator (March 14th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (March 27th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Celtic Thunder  (March 28th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Kenny Rogers (April 10th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (May 1st at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Russell Peters (May 8th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons (May 9th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Jason Bonham/Led Zeppelin (May 21 at 8:00 p.m)
  • Gordon Lightfoot (May 30th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Julianne & Derek Hough (July 16th/17th at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Weird Al Yankovic (July 18th at 9:00 p.m.)

 

The casino also offers live entertainment in the Simcoe Yard House Pub. Scheduled set times are 10 p.m. – 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1 a.m. – 1:45 a.m. Upcoming performances at the pub include Tony Paglia on March 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th, multi-award winning guitarist and contemporary pop/jazz/world/fusion instrumental music by Rob Tardik on April 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th and The Dan Clancy Band, featuring the lead singer of the four-time Juno award-winning band Lighthouse on April 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th.

Located at 5899 Rama Road, Casino Rama Resort is a 14-minute drive from the Noble Tower Apartments and a 10-minute drive from the Executive Suites at 114 Creighton Street, making it a convenient destination for Orillia apartment residents. Be sure to check out all the upcoming shows and acts that will be gracing the Casino Rama stage in the upcoming months.

 

 

 

 

Coming soon to the Orillia Opera House…

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Renowned for its fine acoustics and housed in a historic building in downtown Orillia, the Opera House has hosted the talents of the Marx Brothers, k.d. lang, Mickey Rooney, Blue Rodeo, Lighthouse, Serena Ryder and Gordon Lightfoot. Located at 20 Mississauga Street, the Opera House is a four-minute drive, 27-minute transit commute and 28-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 10-minute drive and 46-minute transit commute from the Executive Suites at 114 Creighton Street.

 

Opera House Shows

When you attend one of the OOH’s shows and events you’re not just enjoying an evening of theatre, you’re also contributing to the success of a culturally and economically sound community. Residents and visitors can contribute by becoming members, donating assets, purchasing seat plaques, volunteering or purchasing tickets to a number of performances. The OOH offers a variety of programs and performances that are divided into sections including: Summer Theatre, School Programming, 2015 Dance Festival, Additional Shows and the Take Your Seat Campaign.

 

Summer Theatre

Four performances are coming to the OOH for the 2015 Summer Theatre Season. Each performance will run for a little more than two weeks with the first performance starting on June 25and the last ending on August 29. Comedies, romance and vaudeville performances are what you can expect from OOH’s performances titled Outlaw, On Golden Pond, God of Carnage and The Vaudevillians.

 

School Programming

The OOH is also responsible for providing programming specifically for schools and students. Upcoming school programming performances in 2015 include two-time Juno nominee Gregg Le Rock on May 12, 2015 and TorQ on March 11, 2015. TorQ explores the musical potential that exists in unconventional object such as kitchen utensils, wooden planks, keys and old car parts.

 

2015 Dance Festival

From April 23 to 26, the OOH will host the 2015 Orillia Dance Festival and provide a venue where students of dance can collaborate and perform.

 

Additional Shows

Produced by the Orillia Wind Ensemble, OWE Goes to the Movies! and OWE Goes Boom are two live musical performances for audiences to enjoy. OWE Goes to the Movies features show and movie-themed music performed by a full-piece band on February 21. Experience a lively concert full of percussion instruments and a great soloist at the OOH’s performance of OWE Goes Boom on May 30.

 

Box Office

The Opera House Box Office is open daily Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or until Curtain time on performance days. The Box Office can be reached by phone at 705-326-8011 or 705-326-8012 and tickets can be purchased online. Be sure to check out Orillia Opera House’s Facebook page for recent announcements, performance updates and additional information.
Explore Orillia’s Opera House and the incredible talent it hosts time and time again. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 114 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers Apartments and Executive Suites are two great properties that offer exceptional amenities and unparalleled customer service.

 

 

Tips for planning the perfect summer picnic in Orillia.

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Organization is Essential

Eliminate unnecessary stress and spend more time enjoying the picnic and your guests by getting organized. One way to do so is to make a list of everything you need to take with you.  Keep the list on the fridge or in plain sight, so you can keep track of items and check them off as you pack them away. For those impromptu picnics or to be proactive, pack all your picnic gear in a basket or tote, so all you have to do is add in those last-minute items and perishable goodies before you leave. Pick up buns, burgers, chips and veggies at Zehrs Markets located at 289 Coldwater Road, which is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites.

 

Have the Proper Equipment

With the proper ingredients, both food and functional items, you can elevate your gathering from plain to perfect. Picnic baskets or durable totes bags are ideal for carrying your non-perishable food items and coolers or an ice chest will ensure your thirst-quenching beverages stay ice cold. Other items will include blankets, tablecloths, containers for food, plates, cups, paper towels and napkins. When it comes time to clean up, be prepared with plastic bags for used dishes. While you may not use them it is always a good idea to have bug repellent, a first-aid kit and matches or lighters on hand. Canadian Tire located at 1017 Brodie Drive, which is a six-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and 14-minute drive from the Executive Suites, sells all these items and anything else you might need for your summer gathering.

 

Stick With Simple

Reduce the amount of work you have to do and avoid frustration when it comes to selecting foods by choosing foods that everyone likes. Sticking with finger food options, like sandwiches, veggies, dip or wraps can minimize not only the dishes that you have to take with you, but also the ones that need to be taken home and cleaned. While you’ll probably want to stick with homemade dishes, ready-made items from the bakery or deli offer up a selection worth every penny. Located at 70 Front Street North, Metro has a large food selection that is guaranteed to enhance your picnic experience. The store is less than a 10-minute drive from the Orillia Apartments.

 

Pack and Serve Like a Professional

Make sure all your picnic essentials arrive safely and undamaged to your destination by taking care when packing them away. Soft, easily damaged foods, like fruit, veggies and cakes should be placed in Tupperware containers with lids. In addition to their large selection of food, Food Basics located at 975 West Ridge Boulevard also has storage options and containers that will get your food items to the picnic in one piece. The Orillia Apartments are a four-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites. Get strategic when you’re packing food in your cooler or tote bags by packing them in the order they will be eaten. Placing the first courses high on top and the last courses on the bottom will save you from having to unpack everything at once.

 

Safety First

All uncooked meat, dairy products and eggs should be kept in a cooler or ice chest until they are ready to be served or cooked. Before leaving for your picnic, pack these foods away and make sure to keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. Food that is partially cooked should never be transported and should either be cooked before leaving your apartment or cooked at the picnic.

 

Have the perfect picnic without all the hassle by following these easy and fuss-free tips. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers Apartments and Executive Suites offer up an exceptional rental option for those who are currently looking.



 

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.