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Minto mural commemorates contribution to Ottawa mental health

Minto donates $250,000 as a formal Building Partner to support the development of the Mental Health and Wellness program at the new Orléans Health Hub in Ottawa [...] [...]


14 June, 2022

Calgary LIVING | New Homes

Detached Homes, Townhomes & Condos

Creating a Balanced Live/Work Space

Some tips on how you can create a well-adjusted, well-appointed space that caters to your needs, while nurturing a sense of wellness.

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How A Sustainably-Designed Home/Community Is Not Only Good for the Environment But Saves You Money

Sustainability isn't just about being environmentally conscious. It's about the actions we take to invest in building a future by consuming fewer natural resources, minimizing waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while providing customers with modern spaces to live, work and play in.

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10 Best Outdoor Skating Rinks In Calgary

One upside to having below 0 weather more than half of the year is the ability to strap on a pair of skates, bundle up, and hit one of Calgary Park's Adopt-A-Rink many outdoor skating rinks. With a variety of rinks scattered around the city, your options are wide open. From small community rinks to a frozen lagoon, it’s definitely a favourite pastime for locals.

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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.

How A Sustainably-Designed Home/Community Is Not Only Good for the Environment But Saves You Money

Sustainability isn't just about being environmentally conscious. It's about the actions we take to invest in building a future by consuming fewer natural resources, minimizing waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while providing customers with modern spaces to live, work and play in.

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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 [...]

Articles on design trends, DIY projects and hacks, tips on how to organize your space and all things design and décor.

Pantry organization

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 [...]

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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. […]

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

Playroom

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.

Creating a Balanced Live/Work Space

Some tips on how you can create a well-adjusted, well-appointed space that caters to your needs, while nurturing a sense of wellness.

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 […]