Monthly Archives: November 2013

Make the most of the Cambridge Farmer’s Market

 apartments for rent in Cambridge, local hotspots, shopping Purchasing and using fresh, local produce in your daily meals is a great way to keep dishes deliciously healthy, while also supporting the region’s community of farmers and producers. Whether you want to pick up a snack on the way home or ingredients for dinner, farmer’s markets are always loaded with the freshest, juiciest and sweetest produce in the area. Luckily, the residents of Williams and McDaniel’s Cambridge apartments are within walking distance of one of the oldest markets in the country. To ensure you get the most of Cambridge’s Farmer’s Market, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has some things to keep in mind when you visit.


Since first opening in 1830, Cambridge’s Farmer’s Market has been offering locals and visitors a large selection of fresh, local produce to enjoy and cook, while supporting local growers and farmers. Almost 100 years later, this market remains in the very same location and continues to maintain its reputation as a true farmer’s market. Every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. wander through the stalks and stalls and feast your eyes on vendors who sell everything from fresh baked goods, cheese, cold cuts, sausage, European breads, farm fresh eggs, maple syrup to homemade crafts and one-of-a-kind items. There are also freshly made jams and chutneys you can purchase to spice up your morning toast and dinner dishes. The summer alone yields more than 50 vendors and their mouth-watering selection of produce. Ranked as one of the Top Markets in the Country, Cambridge’s Farmer’s Market has something for everyone to enjoy.


The main appeal of this farmer’s market stems from the farmers and their fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, some of which are organic. Those who are environmentally conscious can rest easy knowing that the vendors all come from within a 100km radius of the Market, which helps significantly cut down on pollution. Located at 40 Dickson Street, on the corner of Ainslie and Dickson Street in downtown Cambridge, this weekend market is always bustling with activity and is a stone’s throw away from Williams and McDaniel’s Cambridge apartments. The Cedar Towers apartments are a mere four-minute drive and 11-minute walk away, while the Olympia Court apartments are a five-minute drive and 24-minute walk away. For those who would prefer to drive or are visiting from out of town, free parking is provided behind Cambridge City Hall next door. This parking lot offers direct pedestrian access and handicap access to the market.


Whether you’re a local or are simply visiting the Cambridge area, come enjoy the atmosphere of one of Canada’s oldest Farmers’ Markets and stock up on local fruits, vegetables and experience a true and historical agricultural experience. Located on 10 George Street South and 72 Alison Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Cambridge apartments are an ideal option for those who are currently looking to rent in the area. For additional details on Cambridge’s Farmer’s Market, visit their Facebook page for updates.




DIY Hallowe’en costume ideas and shopping tips

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Halloween is a great time of year to show off your creativity, and this is especially true when it comes to costumes. Some of the best and most unique costumes are made right at home in your 
Cambridge apartment. Making your own costume is a great way to enhance your experience during this spooky season and you can also feel good about re-purposing materials in an eco-friendly fashion. For those looking for inspiration, the ‘Creating Really Awesome Free Thing’s’ 29 Homemade Halloween Costumes for Adults article is a great place to start. Today, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for the whole family and some shopping tips to ensure your costume is a success.


Cave Man 

Go back in time to the Stone Age by dressing up like a cave man. For this costume you’ll need a leopard print sheet, fabric or dress and a black wig, black facial hair and a club or bat. Fabricland located on 1352 Weber Street East, which is a 20-minute drive from both the Cedar Towers apartments and Olympia Court apartments, has a large selection of fabrics to choose from. It is best to cut or rip the fabric, so that it looks tattered and mangled for a more barbaric look. Tease and mess up the wig to look as if you just woke up and simply draw on the facial hair if you haven’t grown your own. You can also add a shark tooth or bone necklace and club as accessories. The ‘Train to Crazy’ blog features a DIY Caveman tutorial that you can use for the whole family.


Rosie the Riveter

For an easy-to-make, inexpensive costume that also shows off your can-do attitude, this Rosie the Riveter costume is the perfect fit. Dress as the symbol of true Girl Power by using blue denim jeans, a blue denim work shirt and a red and white polka dot bandana. You can easily find all of these items at Value Village located on 480 Hespeler Road, which is less than 15 minutes away from the Cambridge apartments. Tuck your shirt into your jeans and roll up the sleeves to show off your muscle armed Rosie pose. Pull your hair into a loose bun of medium height, secure with bobby pins and tie your bandana around your head. The ‘Jane Dear Girls’s’ YouTube hair tutorial is a great resource to look at. Finish the look off by putting on ruby red lipstick and following ‘Makeup University’s’ make up tutorial.




Pick a princess costume for your little girl and watch her whirl and twirl to her heart’s desire. Use a fancy, shimmery dress from a thrift store or choose a fancy dress that hasn’t been worn in a long time. It’s important not to forget accessories including a tiara, a wand and shoes. The ‘Cutesy Crafts’ blog features DIY Felt Princess Crowns has instructions on how to create a crown worthy of a princess for substantially less money. If your little one wants to channel a Disney princess, the Gurl’s’ 7 DIY Disney Princess Halloween Costumes is worth taking a look at. For a more unorthodox approach to costumes, you can use ordinary household and grocery store supplies as outfit ingredients. This ‘Martha Stewart’ Grocery Getups: Princess costume uses plastic kitchen bags, pleated paper placemats and plastic tablecloths and doilies. Located on 95 Water North, Food Basics will have all the materials you’ll need and a lot more. The apartments on 10 George Street South and 72 Alison Avenue are less than 10 minutes away by car and less than 25 minutes for those who prefer to walk.



Pirate costumes are a great way to make use of old or damaged clothes in your closet and can even be constructed using thrift store supplies. To complete this outfit, you’ll also need a black vest, a pirate hat, a red scarf and a sword or a hook, some of which you may find at Value Village. If you want to make child-friendly pirate accessories on your own, the ‘Glue to My Crafts’s’ blog offers advice on how to create an eye patch, gold coins and a sword. Drop by Michaels on Pinebush Road for felt, sewing needles, paint and scissors or whatever else you need to create your pirate loot. The apartments are less than a 15-minute car ride away.


Get inspired this Halloween season and try your hand at these creative DIY costumes. Williams and McDaniel’s Cambridge apartments are settled into a beautiful residential area that offers great service, the highest-quality amenities and a safe atmosphere where you and your kids can go trick or treating.