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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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 [...]

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How to prepare your garden for spring planting

Spring has officially sprung – and you know what that means! Remove all traces of winter from your outdoor space and get ready for spring gardening by following some of our clean-up tips [...]

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 setup a litter box in an apartment

We love our furry feline friends, but their litter boxes? Not so much. So we’ve pulled together a few creative ways to keep them out of sight, no matter what size your apartment is [...]

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Looking to buy your first home? Here’s how to save for a down payment

Home ownership is something many people dream of. When you own a home, you’re not just paying for shelter, you're paying for an asset that has real value. Read on for some tips on how you can start saving for a down payment [...]

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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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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Get to know the Yorkville neighbourhood

Living in Yorkville is kind of amazing. This is where you’ll find some of Toronto’s top shops, poshest hotels and finest restaurants, fancy grocery stores and most expensive real estate. We wanted to explore this charming neighbourhood and share some of our favourite spots. Read on […]

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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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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What's a “Jack and Jill” bathroom?

What's a Jack and Jill bathroom? From benefits and bathroom layout options to Jack and Jill bathroom design ideas, we’re diving into what they are – and why we’re seeing this trend come back more and more in homebuilding […]

Apartment LIVING

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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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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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