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Mother's Day 2022: 15 Ways to Celebrate Mom This Year

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re celebrating the person you call mom, your grandmother, or a mother figure in your life, we’ve got you covered. Show them how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication this year with these unique ideas that go above and beyond your average bouquet of flowers [...]


5 May, 2022

Ottawa LIVING | New Homes

Detached Homes, Townhomes & Condos

Designers of the Caraway

Meet the Designers of the Caraway

Our power team designers are back for the 2021 Minto Dream Home for CHEO. See what they've dreamt up this year.

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2021 Minto Dream Home for CHEO Rendering

Giving Hope a Home Since 2001

With over 20 years of partnership, we're proud to give back to our community and build the grand prize for the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery again.

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Meet the Designers Behind Our New Model Homes

From splashes of colour and eclectic artwork to perfectly furnished spaces on every floor, here's a peek into what you can expect.

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International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in Sustainability

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the many achievements of women. It’s also a day to bring awareness to the progress made, and the work still to be done. Joanna Jackson and Agnieszka Wloch from Minto’s Sustainability team share their message for International Women’s Day on creating a more sustainable future [...]

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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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 [...]

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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Turning a Minto home into a dream home with @ThisHouseHere

For interior décor enthusiast Nicole Kennedy, choosing a Minto home to bring her Pinterest board to life was a no-brainer. Sharing her decorating journey on Instagram (@ThisHouseHere) came just as naturally, with almost 2,500 following along as she makes her builder dream home anything but basic. Read on

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7 kitchen pantry organization tips and ideas

Those dream pantries you’ve been seeing in magazines and pinning online aren’t as far out of reach as they might seem. Here are seven kitchen pantry organization tips and ideas you can implement in your pantry, no matter how small [...]

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

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6 tips for creating a fun and functional playroom

A playroom is a great way to keep toys out of sight and mind, and encourage independence. Here are 6 tips for creating a fun and functional playroom.

6 questions to ask before starting a home renovation

A home improvement or renovation project can be incredibly exciting! But, before you start knocking down walls and choosing flooring, there are lots of important questions to ask yourself about what you’re hoping to achieve. After all, it’s a big investment and mistakes can be costly [...]

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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4 creative ways to celebrate your birthday while self-isolating

Are you a Taurus, Gemini or Cancer? Celebrating a birthday in self-quarantine doesn’t sound like much fun, but with a little imagination, some creativity, and a positive attitude, it can still be a memorable affair. Here’s a list of four creative ways to celebrate your birthday while in self-isolation [...]

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

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Plants that clean the air in your home

On average, Canadians spend about 90% of their time indoors. Along with using scent-free products and keeping your home well-ventilated, plants are a helpful tool for improving indoor air quality. Here’s 10 plants that clean the air in your home […]

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Infusing your space with essential oils

Essential oils are concentrated, natural oils extracted from plants like mint or eucalyptus, that have been used for thousands of years for medicinal and health purposes. With us all staying home a lot more these days, we wanted to dig into some of the benefits and ways you can infuse them into your space. Read on […]