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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LIVE greener | 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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7 small changes you can make at home to help the environment this Earth Day

Earth day is on April 22nd! It’s a day to celebrate the planet and show your support for protecting the environment. Here are some suggestions for small changes you can make right at home to help the environment and show your love for Mother Earth this Earth Day [...]

LIVE healthier | Health + wellbeing

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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 […]

LIVE smarter | Education + innovation

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 [...]

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 [...]

LIVE together | Community + giving

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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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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

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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. […]

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How to make the most out of your backyard on a budget

A backyard oasis sounds perfect right about now! Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to read, a sunny spot to do some work, or an area to entertain your guests, turning your empty outdoor space into a beautiful extension of your home can add square footage without the price tag of a complete renovation [...]