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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6 ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids at home

April 22nd is Earth Day – and while most of the world is still isolating and events have been cancelled, this special occasion can still be celebrated digitally on the official Earth Day website. Check out our list of 6 ways you can celebrate Earth Day every day at home with your kids [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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 [...]

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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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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Kitten playing with toy on floor

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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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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