Monday, 23 November 2015

5 Tips To Get Your Garden Fall Ready For Migratory Birds

With fall in full swing and winter on the way we’re looking at ways to keep our backyard filled with wildlife. An exhibitor at Canada BloomsToronto Wild Birds Unlimited has provided us with some super useful tips to make sure our feathery friends make a stop in our backyard throughout the season.
1. Clean your birdfeeder
Your birdfeeder has been an active hub over the summer, to get it ready for fall and winter it is always a good idea to give it a little clean. Start by emptying the feeder. Grab a small bucket and combine 1 part water to 10 parts bleach. Using an old rag wash and rinse the bird feeder. You can either let it air dry or use a dry cloth to dry it.
bird seed2. Choose a bird feed that is high in protein and fat.
With temperatures dropping birds begin to grow in winter feathers and start storing energy for the cold weather. Try using a mix of 60% black oil sunflower seed, some roasted no-shell peanuts, a bit of safflower and some white millet. Not only will this feed fill the hungriest birds but it will attract various types of migratory birds.
3. Don’t deadhead your garden
Leave your flowers blooming, it’s less work for you and the birds will love eating the fresh supply of food. The wilder your garden the more lively an ecosystem. Birds love searching for insects as another source of nutrients when preparing for the new season.
bidsinclippings4. Save your pruning clippings
If you have some pruning to take care of in your garden, be sure to save all the clippings in a pile. With hawks and falcons that might be hunting in your backyard the clippings pile will provide a perfect safe spot for smaller birds to fly into and hide. If you are looking for a great pair of pruners be sure to get in touch with David by calling 705-888-1085
birdbath5. Use a heated birdbath
Finding fresh water in the winter is incredibly difficult for birds, and your birdbath will be a great source! Along with using a heated birdbath it’s important to change the water regularly. Find some great heated bird baths at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Now that your garden is ready for the upcoming seasons it’s time to sit back and enjoy the show of migratory birds stopping by for a visit in your very own backyard. If you would like to get more involved, and join others in observing the birds of different seasons, sign up for Project Feeder Watch
Thanks again to Toronto Wild Birds Unlimited for the great tips and photos! Find there shop at 5468 Dundas Street West in Toronto, and for more information about birds and prepping your garden for the fall contact or call (416) 233-3558.
Wild Birds Unlimited

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Festive Celebrations at the Old Mill

Christmas Festivities
Festive Celebrations at the Old Mill Toronto have been a tradition enjoyed for the past 101 years. 

Our glorious Christmas decorations and wood-burning fireplaces radiate a warm and festive atmosphere second to none! What better way to share the spirit of this Christmas withyourfamily, friends and colleagues!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Home Reno Special


Take advantage of our 15% Home Reno Discount*! You do the reno, we do the removal. Simply book a time using our online estimator and enter promo code   81720  and  we do the rest.  Or feel free to call the office for more information.   416-743-6348 and still get your discount.
Our uniformed, fully insured and trained staff will remove, load and dispose of all your unwanted items.  They will even sweep up the space after they/re done!

Book Now !!   Offer Ends November 30,2015

* Valid for loads of 1/4 capacity or more
* Not valid with any other offers or promotion
* Not valid on Bin Rental, full truck service only.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Romantic Winter Weddings at The Old Mill

While winter is not the most popular season for weddings, we are seeing more couples create a romantic wedding during the starkness of winter. A winter wedding can be truly spectacular. Bright colours and twinkling lights add a cozy warmth, that can not be captured the same way at a summer wedding.

Few Toronto wedding venues compare with the casual elegance and timeless style of our unique Old Mill Toronto, creating an unrivalled location for your special Wedding day.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015


Croatian Electric is a family owned and operated business established in 1949 by Marko Yelavich senior the son of a Croatian immigrant to Canada. The Yelavich family has passed down the electric trade from father to son over three generations. Croatian electric over their 60 years in business has maintained the same level of integrity and service by abiding to the below code of conduct and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
As a Contractor Member of the Ontario Electrical League, Croatian Electric abides by the following Code of Conduct and Business Principles:
Commit to excellence in meeting customer expectations
  • Ensure the ethical conduct is recognized, valued and exemplified by all employees
  • Comply with the rules and regulations of all government authorities to ensure good service, quality workmanship and public safety
  • Agree to complete all work in full compliance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
  • Agree to engage in fair business practices, including:
- Maintenance of appropriate Liability Insurance
- Using qualified and/or certified employees
- Avoidance of conflict of interest situations
Recognize the value of education and strive for continuous improvement of best practices and procedures for employees
Provide a safe and healthy workplace
Strive to make a positive contribution to our local community including Toronto and the GTA and contribute as a good corporate citizen