LIVE greener | Sustainability

Articles related to how to save energy and reduce waste, net zero, greening your commute and all things sustainability.

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22 pet friendly plants perfect for your apartment

Looking to spruce up your place with a little greenery? If you’re a cat or dog parent, you’ll want to make sure it jives well with your furry friends. Take a look at this list of pet friendly plants that are perfect for your apartment […]

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10 green gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to show them how much they mean to us! But if you’ve ever found yourself searching “best Mother’s Day gifts” on Google (guilty!) only to find the same old ideas, we’ve got a list of 10 eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts that are good for her wellbeing and the environment too [...]

LIVE healthier | Health + wellbeing

Articles related to spring cleaning, better sleep, managing stress, staying active and living a healthier lifestyle.

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Purging your closet for a fresh perspective

With spring upon us, it’s a great time to sort through your clothes and prepare for the warmer weather ahead. We have lots of great suggestions on how to purge your small space closet for a tidier room and stress-free mind [...]

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Checklist of essential home workout equipment

Having a home gym is all the rage these days, and while it may seem like a costly addition to any home, it doesn’t have to be. Check out our list of essential home workout equipment to build your very own gym at home [...]

LIVE smarter | Education + innovation

Articles related to education, innovation, finance and living smarter.

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How to place and style a dog crate in a small space

We love our four legged friends, but their crates can be large and not the most visually appealing. We’re here to tell you it doesn’t need to be that way. Check out our tips on how to place and style a crate in a small space […]

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6 reasons we love 1VALET

Have you heard of 1VALET? We're excited to be partnering with them and bringing their innovative technology to our properties, both new and old. Take a look at 6 reasons why we love 1VALET at our properties [...]

LIVE together | Community + giving

Articles related to giving back, getting involved in your community and how you can change it for the better, and events and initiatives that bring us together.

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18 fun things to do as a family this long weekend

All that together time as a family can be a blast when you have a list of things to do. Turn boredom into fundom with these 15 activities you can do at home – from watching nature-inspired documentaries to painting birdhouses and camping in your own backyard. Check them out [...]

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A list of sustainable and local businesses we love in Calgary

When you live in the city it’s easy to get caught up with the busyness of it all. But that doesn’t mean we can forget about our community and how to support them by shopping locally. We’ve pulled together a list of sustainable, local businesses that we’re loving in Calgary right now […]

LIVE brighter | Design + decor

Articles on design trends, DIY projects and hacks, tips on how to organize your space and all things design and décor.

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6 ways to create a private outdoor space

Unless you live in the country surrounded by acres and acres of land, there’s a pretty good chance you have neighbours all around you. Urban and suburban living means space can be limited, fences and balconies are often shared and “next door” is within arm’s reach. If you feel like your privacy is lacking these days, we’ve got 6 great ways to help you take back some of your personal space. […]

A nursery for a little girl

How to set up a nursery

When it comes to making space for your new arrival, there are so many things to think about and decisions to make. Follow our tips to create a special place the entire family will love and enjoy [...]

Apartment LIVING

Colourful apartment balconies

10 great reasons to rent right now

Looking to change up where you live and wondering if renting is right for your lifestyle? Check out this list we’ve pulled together with 10 great reasons why renting is a good idea right now […]

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Small balcony decor ideas and inspiration

This year more than ever, we think it’s worth it to invest in transforming your outdoor area into a cute and cozy oasis. Here’s the thing – you don’t need a big balcony or backyard to create a space you love, even the smallest nooks have huge potential! Read on for 10 steps to create the outdoor space of your dreams […]

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Calgary skyline

A list of sustainable and local businesses we love in Calgary

When you live in the city it’s easy to get caught up with the busyness of it all. But that doesn’t mean we can forget about our community and how to support them by shopping locally. We’ve pulled together a list of sustainable, local businesses that we’re loving in Calgary right now […]

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Ottawa LIVING | Homes + condos

Find out what's near our new community, Brookline

Find out more about what's surrounding Brookline, Kanata, including Ottawa's largest technology park, schools, and more.

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Meet the Designers of the Bohemian

Introducing the power team designers behind the 2020 Minto Dream Home for CHEO. Get to know their perspective on the design and what inspired their choices.

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The 10 Best Things About Quinn’s Pointe

Thinking of calling Quinn’s Pointe home? Here are 10 of the best things about this growing Barrhaven community.

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GTA LIVING | Homes + condos

Spring cleaning tips

Spring is here! This is the perfect time to breathe new life into your home. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips for you! These spring cleaning tips and tricks will help you break down your housework into smaller, more manageable tasks so you can easily have a spotless home to welcome in spring in no time [...]

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A low-carbon Oakville community is releasing new units

The latest phase in the master-planned North Oak at Oakvillage has an outdoorsy spirit. The 20-storey, 207-unit building called North Oak is part of Oakvillage, a 93.5-acre master-planned community taking shape at Trafalgar Road and Dundas Street East in Oakville by Minto Communities [...]

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Minto Communities 123 Portland Advancing Through Construction Milestones

Minto Communities 123 Portland has reached another construction milestone with the start of below-grade forming on the lowest level, and most recently the start of forming for the P2 level above [...]

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Calgary LIVING | Homes + condos

Welcome to Kensington

There's always something new to discover in Kensington, whether you’re new to the City or have lived in Calgary for years.

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Vendome Café

The Annex is located in vibrant Kensington, steps away from the neighbourhood’s walkable hub of retail shops, restaurants, professional services and speciality stores. Keep checking back for more local business features.

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Get to Know The Annex

Welcome to The Annex in Kensington! We're thrilled that you are considering calling The Annex home and have taken the first step towards finding The Next You.

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