Taylor Farm Blog

Taylor Farm’s commitment to Earth Day is every day

Qualico Communities understands that a neighbourhood is an organic living thing, which is why Taylor Farm is thoughtfully designed to retain the area’s lush and tranquil riverbank forest by utilizing several sustainable features such as constructed wetlands and native plantings.

What’s the scoop on dog poop?

Spring can be a smelly time of year for dog owners, especially when turds can no longer freeze into poopsicles. It’s one thing to become lenient in picking up the poop in your own backyard but imagine seeing and smelling everyone else’s soggy dog poop when you’re out on a walk.

Preparing your home before a vacation

When the bitter, cold prairie winter hits, so does the desire to pack your bags and jet-off to a warmer destination. A place where the parkas and snow boots can be swapped for shorts and sandals as a wardrobe staple. Whether you choose to escape the cold with a short weekend getaway or a week-long vacation with family and friends, it’s important to prepare your home for when you are away to ensure you stay stress-free from take-off to landing. Here are some tips to keep in mind prior to your departure:

A home to love for years to come

Building your dream home is a thoughtful process that is so much more than just choosing the square footage and number of rooms that your new place will have. It’s an exploration of where you and your family want to be, and how you want to live. Your new build is a customized space that will be more than just a house; it will be a place for you and your family to call home. Here are some things to consider when building your new home:

Preparing your home for the holidays

The holiday season is upon us and preparing your home for family and friends can be a daunting task. If you’re prepared and plan ahead, you’ll have plenty of time to create enjoyable memories with loved ones rather than stressing out.

Lighting up the holidays

With the holiday season upon us many people are getting out their ladders and extension cords and turning the exterior of their homes into a winter wonderland. While you may be inspired to do the same, before you begin, it’s best to develop a plan instead of winging it.

Safety tips for trick-or-treating in Taylor Farm

Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress-up, stay-up late and eat candy. With all of this excitement and distractions, it’s easy for a pleasantly spooky night to turn into a scary one. These quick safety tips will help ensure a safe evening of trick-or-treating in Taylor Farm.

Preparing your garden in autumn

Colourful foliage marks the end of gardening season which can be bittersweet. As temperatures begin to shift and sunlight conditions decline, this is the time to start planning your autumn to-do list. Doing so will ensure your plants stay healthy over the winter and into the spring. Here are some tasks to do before the ground freezes:

Dazzling snow sculpture

Winnipeg winters are notorious for being cold, dark and seemingly everlasting. However, one doesn’t need to look far to find a local event, attraction or activity that embraces the coldest season and all that comes with it. One such popular event is, of course, Festival du Voyageur. As a long-standing sponsor of Festival du Voyageur, Qualico Communities annually selects a prominent location to place one of the event’s famous snow sculptures. This year, because of their popularity, we decided to collaborate with local artists to offer not only one but five snow sculptures in our communities. View Taylor Farm's sculpture here.

Backyard winter activities

In the spirit of being hardy Winnipeggers, here are some activities to get you and your family outside this winter to get active, create new memories and have fun in the comfort of your own backyard.

10 ways to winterize your home and save money!

With Winnipeg typically covered in snow for one-third of the year, Winnipeggers are well known for their resiliency in winter. But, have you considered how your home is handling the frigid temperatures?

Taylor Farm’s public art

Public art is interwoven throughout Taylor Farm to create a lasting impact to both its visitors and residents. It will be used to enrich the streetscapes and is a powerful tool that can make a space exciting by creating new experiences.

An inside look with Hearth Homes – 51 Curry Drive

Today, we’re taking a deeper look into 51 Curry Drive as Hearth Homes gives us the answers to some of the most sought-after questions pertaining to designing new homes.

Scavenger hunt on the trails

Get on the trails this summer to enjoy the natural beauty that is woven throughout Taylor Farm. Trails wind along our naturalized wetlands, which provide homes for a variety of prairie wildlife while creating serene settings where residents can slow down to escape the bustle of the city.

Blow the whistle on thistle

Canada thistle is a perennial, noxious weed that has spear-like leaves with sharp barbs. This species has a deep and extensive root system that can rapidly grow back from even a small piece of root.

Home safety checklist

Begin the New Year by ensuring that your home is safe for you and your family going forward. Whether you’ve lived in your home for a while or have recently just moved in, safeguarding your family by maintaining your home’s safety is of the utmost importance. This way, you can prevent dangerous situations from occurring and if an accident does arise, you’ll have the proper tools nearby to address the situation.

Explore the beauty of Beaudry Provincial Park

Residents of Taylor Farm are less than a 10 minute drive away from enjoying the tranquil beauty of Beaudry Provincial Park. This local gem is nestled along the Assiniboine River, just west of Headingley.

Sleighs & Skates

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Sleighs & Skates event in Taylor Farm on March 7!

Staying active in Taylor Farm

The New Year is upon us and many people use this as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf by becoming more active. Regular exercise has incredible health benefits that can improve your mood, lessen the risks of chronic diseases and improve sleep quality. We’ve all heard of the many advantages of exercise but it can be difficult to know where to begin; especially during the harsh winter months where many outdoor activities are out of the question.

Celebrate the holidays near Taylor Farm

The holidays are all about spending time with your friends and family. It’s when our dark winter nights are transformed into a winter wonderland with colourful lights, cheerful music and plenty of festivities – no wonder it’s called the most wonderful time of the year!

Top three show home trends of this year

The Manitoba Home Builders' Association (MHBA), has put on another fantastic Fall Parade of Homes! This annual exhibition displays 137 show homes from a variety of 38 builders to showcase the best in home design and construction throughout our province.

Living next to the Assiniboine River

Taylor Farm offers an array of lot styles and settings throughout the community for your new home. Whether you prefer to live amongst a prairie landscape with naturalized wetlands or closer to the basswood forest, Taylor Farm has lots to accommodate a variety of lifestyles. For those who love being near water and have always dreamed of owning a home that backs onto the Assiniboine River, Curry Drive may be the street for you. Here are some advantages of owning a river lot:

Top 7 Picks for Spending Canada Day Close to Home

If you’re planning on staying close to Taylor Farm this Canada Day, fear not because there are a ton of nearby festivities celebrating Canada’s 152nd anniversary.

Taylor Farm Sleighs & Skates

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Taylor Farm last month for our Sleighs & Skates event! This free family-friendly event was packed with winter fun starting with a 15 minute horse drawn sleigh ride by Unique Corral Sleigh Rides.

Lower Taxes Means You Get More in Taylor Farm

Homeowners who are feeling maxed and taxed out in Winnipeg have some attractive options available to them in Taylor Farm. Learn more about how living in the RM of Headingly means lower taxes– for both homeowners and those looking to establish a business in the community.

Convenient amenities

Taylor Farm offers homeowners the perfect balance of city reach and country ease. As Headingley’s newest community, Taylor Farm is just minutes away from Winnipeg. Residents have easy access to all of the advantages of modern life, yet can still experience the simple and quiet beauty of country living.

New Home Trends In Taylor Farm

The 2018 Fall Parade of homes was a big success! With 138 show homes on display, this Winnipeg event, hosted by the Manitoba Home Builder’s Association (MHBA), continues to be the largest Parade of Homes in Canada.

The Basswood Forest

In Taylor Farm, there is a beautiful preserved basswood forest located along the perimeter of the community. These particular trees can be seen across the province, however, a natural basswood grove is certainly a rarity. This preserved space is incorporated into Taylor Farm through the use of neighbourhood paths and trails leading down to its location.

Fall Programs Coming To Headingley!

The Macdonald Headingley Recreation District has some exciting programs and activities coming this fall!

August 18 Open House

Join us this Saturday, August 18th, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm for an Open House in Taylor Farm. The beautiful homes and landscape will not disappoint!

What is Upstream Living?

When Taylor Farm was in the planning stages, the goal was to create not just a community, but a lifestyle that we’ve come to know as upstream living.

RM of Headingley App

The RM of Headingley has a handy must-have app for all residents in the area. Found in the Play Store and Apple Store under ‘RM of Headingley’, this free app offers a handful of features to help people navigate life in the area.

Taylor Farm: It’s Closer than You Think

Taylor Farm, Headingley’s newest community, is closer to the city than one might think. Existing on the edge of Winnipeg, it has the best of rural living paired with the amenities of the city.

John Taylor: The Politician

Like any good politician, everyone knew John Taylor. His merry personality made him a popular representative for Headingley in the First Legislature of Manitoba from 1875 to 1879.

John Taylor: The Farmer and Merchant

He began farming the in 1857, and over time, continued to amass large tracts of land in and around Headingley. Starting in the late 1800s, Taylor offered a variety of goods for sale to families in the expanding Headingley community.

John Taylor: The Family Man and Teacher

John Taylor's upbringing was happy by all accounts, and he passed on the same convivial, loving home to his family that included 22 children. Taylor was also the first teacher who taught in the Headingley District until 1856.

Builder Profile: Artista Homes

Artista Homes is a family owned company led by Frank Cotroneo, his three brothers and his brother-in-law. Known for their breathtaking custom home designs, you'll see no two builds are the same.

Builder Profile: Gino's Homes

From the company's modest roots building a handful of homes each year for friends and family, Gino's Homes has grown to become one of Winnipeg's most sought-after builders and starts construction on 50 to 75 new homes each year.

The Stories Behind Taylor Farm Street Names

When creating a community, street names are of utmost importance and play a unique role in shaping the tone of the area. Learn about the rich history of Taylor Farm and the stories behind each street name.

Builder Profile: Arlt Homes

Started in 1976, Arlt Homes is a proud family-owned and run business. Arlt Homes has set themselves apart based on their personal service and responsiveness.

Builder Profile: Avanti Custom Homes

While a fairly new kid on the block, Avanti Custom Homes builds on the 30+ years of expertise, creativity, reputation and buying power of its partner company Randall Homes.

Builder Profile: Sterling Homes

Sterling Homes long-standing record of success rests on its commitment to providing a variety of exclusive plans that continuously evolve to meet the needs of Manitoba homeowners and families.An approach that’s proving popular is providing larger footprints on bigger lots at an affordable price.

Builder Profile: Hearth Homes

Hearth Homes has been building quality custom homes for almost 40 years, 32 of those in the Winnipeg area. Early on, the company determined that a focal point for its homes would be the location of the fireplace, somewhere in the heart of the home and visible from as many rooms as possible on the ground floor. “Hearth” refers to that spot ...

Taylor Farm Rural Roots Run Deep

Taylor Farm, one of the newest Qualico Communities, already has a special place in the hearts of many Manitobans. Set on the sprawling shores of the Assiniboine River in Headingly, it bears the name of one of the province’s founding fathers.

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