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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Plants that thrive in low light

Are you a plant lover living in a north-facing apartment? Are you struggling during the darker winter months to keep your plants looking spry? Look no further! We’ve pulled together the ultimate list of plants that thrive in low light environments – so your apartment is Insta-ready all year long [...]

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21 sustainability resolutions for 2021

Have you chosen your New Year’s resolutions yet? Turns out, a lot of people are focusing on environmental sustainability this year. We think it’s amazing, so we’ve pulled together 21 eco-friendly resolution ideas for you to follow in 2021 […]

LIVE healthier | Health + wellbeing

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

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Checklist of essential home workout equipment (Guest Post)

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 [...]

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5 ways to create a calm and restorative space (Guest Post)

We’ve all been affected by the pandemic and have dealt with COVID-related stress, so there's no denying it’s time to focus on our health. Let’s start at home by taking a look at the best ways to add neutrals to your home to create a calm and restorative space [...]

LIVE smarter | Education + innovation

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

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

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 [...]

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Moving this winter? Here are 15 tips to help you out

Moving this winter? Here are 15 tips to help you move like a pro. It may not be ideal to lug boxes in the cold and snow, but taking a few precautions will make your move free of any unnecessary headaches […]

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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Virtual museums and exhibits to visit during Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a national recognition of black communities, culture and people in our country. Read on for some virtual black history museums and online resources that are educational and worth exploring [...]

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10 fun things to do at home this family day

Family Day gives families the chance to connect and spend quality time together. This year most of us will be spending Family Day indoors, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of great options to choose from to keep the whole family entertained. Check out our list on how you can safely celebrate Family Day this year with your loved ones [...]

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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4 tips to incorporate music into your apartment

Incorporating your musical interests into the décor of your apartment could be just the thing to brighten your mood. Whether you’re dedicated to playing a specific instrument or just love playing and collecting albums, you’ll want to take a look at these 4 tips to create the ultimate playing and listening experience.

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15 unique places to store books in small spaces

Are you an avid reader who struggles to find enough space for your books? We can help! When you don’t have the wall or floor space to store your library (big or small), try out these unique places to store books in your apartment instead […]

Apartment LIVING

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A guide to the Glebe in Ottawa

The Glebe, located just south of downtown Ottawa, is a historic, vibrant, charming neighbourhood with no shortage of things to see and do. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to the Glebe so you can explore everything it has to offer (and possibly live there, too) [...]

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15 unique places to store books in small spaces

Are you an avid reader who struggles to find enough space for your books? We can help! When you don’t have the wall or floor space to store your library (big or small), try out these unique places to store books in your apartment instead […]

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15 apartment kitchen space-saving hacks

If your apartment kitchen is lacking the space you need to just get organized, this post is for you. We share our 15 best space-saving hacks – so you can organize, save space, and love your cute, little kitchen all day long […]

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Ottawa LIVING | Homes + condos

A New Minto Community is Coming to Kanata North

Learn about our latest west-end community, coming in 2021.

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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

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10 fun things to do at home this family day

Family Day gives families the chance to connect and spend quality time together. This year most of us will be spending Family Day indoors, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of great options to choose from to keep the whole family entertained. Check out our list on how you can safely celebrate Family Day this year with your loved ones [...]

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Ivy Ridge debuts new model homes in Whitby

Experience all of the beauty and sophistication that Ivy Ridge has to offer in the award-winning community’s newly opened model homes.

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Excavation Begins at 123 Portland

Minto Communities much anticipated King West condo 123 Portland has begun the excavation process. The team has plans to dig 10 metres below street level, as the construction process begins to ramp up

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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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