Awards & Accolades
Minto Communities Ottawa honoured at GOHBA 36th Annual Housing Design Awards
Minto Communities Ottawa wins four awards at the 2019 Housing Design Awards by the Greater Ottawa Housing Association (GOHBA). In addition to being recognized for the ‘Special Achievement Award of Production Builder of the Year’, Minto Communities Ottawa was awarded for their 2018 Creekside Minto Dream Home grand prize design for CHEO’s Dream of a Lifetime Lottery in the categories of ‘Production Kitchen’, ‘Production Bathroom (176 sq. ft. or more)’, and ‘Production Home: Single Detached (3,500 sq. ft. or more)’ with Tanya Collins Design and Laurysen Kitchens.
2019 Minto Group recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers
Minto Group Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019) for regularly exceeding a formal waste diversion target of 80 per cent (achieving a 84 per cent rate last year) through recycling beyond municipally mandated minimums, ensuring the capture of batteries, electronic waste, light bulbs, clothing, organics, yard waste, brick, cement/concrete, unpainted drywall, steel, unpainted and untreated wood.
2018 BILD Calgary Region Awards
Communities Calgary wins two awards including 'Best New Multi Family Home Design up to 600sqft' and 'Best New Multi Family Home Design 900sqft to 1299 sqft.' for two floorplans at The Annex – a nine-storey condo project in Calgary’s Kensington neighbourhood
2019 Durham Region Home Builder's Association Awards of Excellence
Communities Toronto wins four awards including 'Community of the Year - Ivy Ridge', a Corporate Citizenship award and two 'Excellence in Production Built Home' awards
2019 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards
Minto Communities USA President Mike Belmont announces that Minto Communities USA was presented with eight 2019 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards at Eliant’s 23rd annual awards banquet held in Newport Beach, California. Homebuyers’ Choice Awards are presented each year to homebuilders judged by their own homebuyers to have provided the best customer experience. Winning homebuilders are selected based on results from 125,000 surveys administered by Eliant to all recent homeowners of more than 150 major homebuilders throughout the U.S.
2019 Volusia Builders Industry Association's Parade of Homes
Communities USA and Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach win five awards including two 'Prestigious Grand Awards', two 'Reserve Grand Awards', and an honourable mention for the Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Sales Centre
2019 EnerQuality Awards
Project Manager, Sustainability, Roya Khaleeli named 'EnerQuality's Leader of the Year' and Communities Canada wins 'ENERGY STAR® for New Homes: Large Volume Builder 2018'
2019 International Builders Show
Communities USA takes home seven gold awards including ‘Builder of the Year – Minto Communities’, ‘Best Sales Centre – Westlake’, ‘55+ Community of the Year – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach’, ‘Integrated Marketing Strategy – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach’, ‘Attached Home up to 1,700 sq. ft.’, and ‘For Sale Community over 200 homes’ along with 11 silver awards.
2018 GOHBA Awards
Communities Canada takes home 6 awards including: Production home, single detached, 2,000 sq. ft. or less (The Butternut), Production home, single detached, 3,501 sq. ft. or more (The Red Maple, 2017 Dream Home for CHEO), Custom bathroom, 100 sq. ft. or less, contemporary (with Laurysen Kitchens), Custom bathroom, 101 sq. ft. or more, traditional (with Laurysen Kitchens), Mid-rise building, 5-9 storeys (Minto Beechwood), High-rise building, 10 storeys or more (UpperWest).
2018 OHBA Project of the Year – Low-Rise
Minto Communities Canada wins “Project of the Year – Low-Rise” for Glen Agar community in Etobicoke, at the 2018 Awards of Distinction held by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA). This year, there was a record 511 entries submitted and Glen Agar was chosen as one of the Prestige Award winners.
2018 Southeast Building Conference (Aurora and Excel Awards)
Minto Communities USA recognized with 16 awards, including two prestigious Grand Aurora Awards, at the 2018 Southeast Building Conference presented by the SEBC in Orlando. Our awarded communities include Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, One Particular Harbour by Margaritaville and Westlake.
2018 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA wins the Merit award in the 'Multi-Family Production' category for the 'Elation' model at Festival and first place in the 'Multi-Family Production' category for the 'Brenner' model at Laureate Park at Lake Nona which also took home the overall 'Grand Award'.
2018 Eliant Homebuyers Choice Awards
Minto Communities USA wins seven 2018 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards, including a First Place award for Overall First-Year Quality in the high volume builder category for customer construction experience, purchase experience, design selection experience and first year quality, as well as three awards based on individual performance.
2018 Canadian Home Builders Association Awards (CHBA)
Minto Communities Canada wins the New Home Award - Detached Home - Production for their one-storey bungalow model, "The Butternut", at the 2018 CHBA Awards. "The Butternut" is one of Minto Communities Canada's most affordable models available in the Mahogany development in Manotick.
2018 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Minto Communities Canada wins five CHBA awards, including best mid to high rise condominium project for UpperWest in Ottawa, for The Butternut bungalow model and The Red Maple model in Ottawa, and best sales office – low-rise for Glen Agar and Ivy Ridge in Toronto.
2017 Marketing, Achievement and Construction (MAC) Awards
Minto Properties Inc. honoured with the Amenities Award of Excellence and the Customer Service Award of Excellence for Minto one80five, presented by FRPO MAC. The Amenities Award calls out the company’s commitment to creating and improving common areas and amenities within the building.
2017 Treasure Coast Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA receives multiple awards for their villa model homes in LakePark, presented by the Treasure Coast Builders Association. They took home the Grand Award and Platinum Award for Magnolia, and the Gold Award for Mahogany. The awards are designed to recognize exceptional design and merchandising by local home builders.
2017 37th Annual BILD Awards
Minto Communities Canada honoured at the 37th Annual BILD Awards winning Green Builder of the Year, Low-Rise, Best High-Rise Building Design (Pinnacle) for Minto Westside and Best Marketing Team. The BILD Awards recognizes excellence and innovation in the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) new home building industry.
2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Awards
Minto Communities USA awarded two silver awards - a Nationals Award and a Best in American Living Award - for Best Clubhouse and Community Facility, respectively, for The Isles Club at The Isles of Collier Preserve.
2017 Durham Region Home Builder Awards
Minto Communities Canada's Ivy ridge wins 5 awards in the 'Company Image and Advertising' category including excellence in signage, logo design, sales brochure design, print ad/direct mail, and digital marketing.
2016 Marketing, Achievement and Construction (MAC) Awards
Minto Properties receives the Community Service Award of Excellence for their efforts in giving back to the local communities in which they operate, and the award for Certified Rental Building Member Company of the Year, which honours a residential rental company that best demonstrates commitment to the CRB program’s values.
2016 OHBA Awards
Minto Communities Canada awarded with Project of the Year (Best High Rise), Most Outstanding High-Rise Building (11 plus storeys), Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign, and Best High- or Mid-Rise Sales Brochure.
2016 Clean50 Top 15 Award
Minto Communities Canada recognized on Canada’s Clean50 list for their innovation in new home and community design with five Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) in its Arcadia community in Ottawa, Ontario. Minto is well down the path of bringing better, higher performing homes to more and more people.
2016 36th Annual Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Awards
Minto Communities Canada wins Best Marketing Innovation for Bside, Best Semi-detached or townhome design for Oakvillage, Best Salesperson or Team - low-rise and Best Marketing Person or Team.
2016 Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) Parade of Homes Awards
Minto Communities USA receives Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA) Parade of Homes awards for two models. The Montecito single-family model at Sun City Center won an award in the $451,000-$475,000 category, and the Banyan paired villa model at Sun City Center won an award in the $301,000-$325,000 category.
2016 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA receives a GOBA Parade of Homes GOBA award for the Jubilee model at Festival in Orlando. The Jubilee includes four bedrooms, four baths, great room and game room. It is 2,598 square feet with 2,007 square feet under air, priced from $276,900.
2016 Treasure Coast Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA's LakePark at Tradition, receives six awards for its brand new models, including Grand Awards for Coral Reef and Spruce, Platinum Awards for Coral Reef and Spruce, a Gold Award for Isle, and a Silver Award for Buttonwood. The awards event is designed to promote local builders and showcase their products.
2016 Durham Region Home Builders Association (DRHBA) Awards of Excellence
Minto Communities Canada honoured as Builder of the Year large volume and small volume respectively, for their high standards of excellence in everything from sales to construction and for increasing the industry’s overall image in the community. Minto additionally claimed the Green Builder of the Year award.
2016 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
The Minto Group's Minto Place complex achieves LEED® Canada for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB) Silver Certification, as recognized by the Canada Green Building Council. Built in 1988, Minto Place spans a city block, extending west from Kent Street to Lyon Street and south from Slater Street to Laurier Avenue.
2016 Southeast Building Conference (Aurora and Excel Awards)
Minto Communities USA recognized with ten awards, including two prestigious Grand Aurora Awards, at the 2016 Southeast Building Conference presented by the SEBC in Orlando. Minto’s Awards include Best Single Family home for the Mansfield model, and Best Interior Merchandising Condominium for the Mariner model.
2016 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association’s (MSBIA) 2016 Parade of Homes Awards
For the fifth straight year, Minto Communities USA wins “Best Overall Community” and “Best Amenities” awards for their Harbour Isle Community. Harbour Isle is a 220-acre island living community located directly across from Anna Maria Island on Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton, Florida. Harbour Isle has been developed without utilizing CDD funding.
2016 Aurora and Excel Awards
Minto Communities USA recognized with ten awards, including Best Single Family home in the 2,500-2,999-square-foot category for the Mansfield model at Laureate Park at Lake Nona in Orlando, and Best Interior Merchandising Condominium in the under $1 million category for the Mariner model at Marina Walk at Harbour Isle in Bradenton.
2016 BOMA Certification
The Minto Group receives GOLD Certification at Canada Building, 344 Slater Street and 180 Kent in Ottawa and PLATINUM Certification at Enterprise Building, 344 Slater Street in Ottawa.
2016 EnerQuality EQ Awards
The Minto Group honoured with the Energy Star® award for New Homes Builder of the Year (Large Volume). This is their third consecutive year taking home hardware at the EnerQuality Awards.
2016 LEED Silver Certification
The Minto Group's Minto Place complex achieves LEED® Canada for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB) Silver Certification, as recognized by the Canada Green Building Council. Minto Place spans a city block, extending west from Kent Street to Lyon Street and south from Slater Street to Laurier Avenue.
2015 GOHBA Annual Sales and Marketing Awards
Minto Communities Canada awarded with "Best Builder Marketing Campaign," for Quinn's Pointe in Barrhaven, at the 32nd annual Sales and Marketing Awards (formerly known as the Sammy awards) in Ottawa, Ontario.
2015 Florida Green Building Coalition
Minto Communities USA honored by the FGBC as one of Florida’s Top 15 Green Home Builders. FGBC is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida. Its certification programs are the only standards developed with climate-specific criteria to address issues caused by Florida’s hot and humid environment.
2015 Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario’s (FRPO) MAC Awards
The Minto Group’s Alan and Roger Greenberg honoured for their contributions to the Ontario rental industry with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario’s (FRPO) MAC Awards Gala on Thursday, December 3rd. The gala celebrates business leadership in the residential housing industry.
2015 Ontario Home Builders' Association's Housing Design Awards
Minto Communities Canada wins Best Low-Rise Advertising Campaign for Minto Oakvillage, Most Outstanding Condo Suite for Minto @ Lansdowne, and Best Video Low-Rise Project for Quinn's Pointe.
2015 Sand Dollar Awards
Minto Communities USA receives nine Sand Dollar Award for The Isles of Collier Preserve, including Best Brochure by a Builder, Product Design of the Year in the Single Family Homes $700,000- $799,999 category, Best Outdoor Living Area in the $30,000-$50,000 category, and Best Sales Center By a Developer/Community.
2015 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA has received a GOBA first place award for the Laureate Park Mansfield model at Lake Nona in Orlando. The Mansfield includes four bedrooms, plus den, three-and-a-half baths and two-car garage, and features a unique private guest retreat above the garage.
2015 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Premier Awards
Minto Communities USA receives five awards in the high volume builder category for customer purchase experience, design selection experience, construction experience, overall first-year quality and first-year customer service experience. Minto has received consistently high rankings from Customer Service Surveys.
2015 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association's (MSBIA)
Minto Communities USA's Harbour Isle wins nine awards including two Best Overall awards at the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association’s (MSBIA) 2015 Parade of Homes Awards banquet. Harbour Isle won Best Overall Community in the 100 to 200 home sites category as well as awards for best entranceway and amenities.
2015 EnerQuality Awards
The Minto Group honoured for its commitment to energy efficiency and creating better places through its sustainability practices at the 2015 EnerQuality Awards. Consistent dedication to designing and building high performing, comfortable and efficient new homes for its customers earned Minto the Ontario Green Builder of the Year award.
2015 Best in American Living Awards (BALA)
The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities USA receives a prestigious Silver Award at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) for “Best Mixed Community.” The Best in American Living Awards is the nation's premier award program continually redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry.
2015 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Minto Communities Canada receives 19 awards at the NAHB 2015 National Sales and Marketing Awards. Minto was awarded Best Advertising Campaign, Best Digital Marketing Campaign and Best Marketing of a Green/Sustainable Program for several high-rise condominium developments.
2015 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) National Sales & Marketing Council
The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities USA receives a prestigious Silver Award from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) National Sales & Marketing Council. The Silver Award for “Best Welcome Center” recognized Minto’s Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida.
2014 EnerQuality Awards
The Minto Group honoured for energy efficiency and sustainability at the 2014 EnerQuality Awards Gala. Minto is proud to have received a total of 3 awards, including ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder of the Year (large volume), Best Green Marketing Campaign, and Ontario Green Builder of the Year - for the third time.
2014 Great Ottawa Home Builder’s Association SAMMY awards
Minto Communities Canada receives the "Best Project Logo/Identity" and "Best Builder Sales Centre" marketing awards, and the "Most Environmentally Friendly Builder" model homes award.
2014 Sand Dollar Awards
Minto Communities USA recognized in three categories at the 2014 Sand Dollar Awards. They won ""Best Green Home"" ($800,000-$899,999), for their Hibiscus Grande Retreat, ""Best Kitchen Design – By a Builder"" ($50,000 - $100,000), for the Jasmine Grande Model, and ""Best Logo - By a Builder,"" for The Isles of Collier Preserve.
2014 Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Annual Awards of Distinction
The Minto Group recognized with the Ontario Home Builder of the Year Award at the OHBA Annual Awards of Distinction dinner. Minto was recognized for the outstanding efforts in meeting market demands for sustainably built, energy efficient, 3rd party certified homes.
2014 Lee Building Industry Association Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA wins the Superior Home Award for Best Landscape Design, Best Bathroom, Best Livability, Best Interior Design, Best Outdoor Living, and Best Pool for the Salerno Model at Bonita Isles.
2014 Collier Building Association Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA recognized with Overall Excellence in Construction and Design for the Jasmine Grande Model at The Isles of Collier Preserve.
2014 Treasure Coast Builders Association Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA wins the Grand Award for Development of Excellence, the Grand Award, and the Platinum Award for the Coral Reef Model at Town Park at Tradition.
2014 Manatee-Sarasota Building Association Parade of Homes
Minto Communities USA wins Best Overall Multi-Family, Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Floorplan and Best Architectural Detail for the Habour Grand Retreat.
2014 Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) of the Greater Toronto Area
Minto Communities Canada wins Best Direct Mail Piece, Best Website and Best Brochure for Longbranch; and Best Logo for Orchard Park.
2014 Durham Region Home Builders' Association
Minto Communities Canada's Kingmeadow receives three awards from the Durham Region Home Builders Association, including the 2014 Community of the Year, Best Sales Centre and Best New Home Design – Production Built under 1,600 square feet. The family-focused neighbourhood offers everything from nearby schools, to shops and lots of open green space.
2014 Excel Marketing Awards
Minto Communities USA wins eleven Southeast Building Council (SEBC) Aurora Awards and four Florida Sales & Marketing Council Excel Awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve. Awards include Best Logo, Best Direct Mail Piece, Best Magazine Ad, and Best Sales Office Information Center for the Discovery Sales Center.
2014 Aurora Awards
Minto Communities USA wins awards for Detached Single Family Home (Jasmine Grande), Pool Design Residential Development (Isles of Collier), Green Construction (Hibiscus Grande Retreat), Best Community Site Plan (Isles of Collier), and Recreational Facility Special Am.
2013 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Minto Properties' Richgrove Affordable Seniors Housing, at 620 Martin Grove Road in Toronto, achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The innovative rental property supports environmentally-friendly living in a dynamic community setting.
2013 Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII)
The Minto Group selected as a building partner in Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative, as a result of Minto Communities Canada's long history of sustainable building. They will work with leading residential experts in building science and energy efficiency to plan, design, and construct five zero energy homes.
2013 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence
The Minto Group named the 2012 Leader of the Year and Ontario Green Builder of the Year for the second year in a row by EnerQuality, Canada’s foremost provider of green building services. The awards were announced as part of the 2013 Builder and Renovator Forum – the residential construction industry's premier educational event.
2013 BILD GTA
The Minto Group named Green Builder of the Year (Low-Rise) by the BILD Association of the Greater Toronto Area at their 33rd annual awards. Each year, BILD presents the local home building industry's most prestigious awards to those organizations who demonstrate home building excellence.
2012 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes
The Parade of Homes – presented by The Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando – awarded Minto Communities USA's Brenner Courtyard model home in Lake Nona First Place in the Multi-Family, Under $300,000 category. Starting in the low $200s, the spacious design features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage and an extensive list of premium features.
2012 Hotel Association Green Key Eco-Rating Program
The Minto Group's Minto Suite Hotel receives the highest 5 Key Eco-Rating from the Hotel Association’s Green Key Eco-Rating program. To earn its 5 Key rating, Minto Suite Hotel increased staff training in environmental awareness and behaviour and participated in government energy reduction programs, such as Save-on-Energy.
2012 BOMA Canada
The Minto Group’s 180 Kent Street office tower became the first and only building in Ottawa to receive the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA) Building Environmental Standards Level 4 certification – BOMA’s highest level of recognition for excellence in environmental best practices within the commercial building industry.
2012 Avid Gold Award
Minto Communities Canada awarded the 2012 Avid Gold Award Best Customer Experience in Ontario. Minto’s Toronto division topped all Ontario builders with an Avid Index Score of 267 points (out of a total 300) as rated by their customers. Over 93% of their home buyers said they would recommend Minto Communities Canada to family and friends.
2012 Ontario Home Builders Association
Minto Communities Canada named 2012 Ontario Home Builder of the Year at the OHBA Annual Awards of Distinction dinner. Minto was also awarded Most Outstanding High or Mid Rise Condo Suite (up to 800 square feet) for 88 Sheppard’s “Bamboo Suite.” The award is decided on by a panel of industry professionals.
2012 Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) MAC - Marketing, Achievement and Construction Awards
Minto Properties recognized with the award for 'Rental Development of the Year' award for 620 Martin Grove
2011 Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) MAC (Marketing, Achievement and Construction) Awards
Minto Properties earns two prestigious industry accolades at the 2011 FRPO MAC Awards. Corporate Branding won the Property Management Website Award, and Richgrove Village won the Environmental Award of Excellence.
2011 Ontario Home Builders Association (OHBA)
The Minto Group awarded with the prestigious GREEN Builder of the Year award. The award is presented to a company that continuously exhibits environmentally-friendly building designs and techniques, leading-edge waste management strategies, an exemplary internal green culture and support of the sustainable building industry.
2011 Maclean's Magazine
The Minto Group Inc. earns a place in Aon Hewitt’s “Green 30” rankings, which identifies Canadian organizations that have received high scores from their employees on their company’s environmental stewardship.
2011 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence
Minto Communities Canada named as leader in two prestigious categories by EnerQuality, including 2011 Green Builder of the Year and 2011 Leader of the Year. The organization congratulated Minto’s vast achievements in green building – specifically the company’s ability to demonstrate innovation and sustainability.
The Minto Group's Minto Suite Hotel awarded with the CAA-AAA Four-Diamond Award, for being refined and stylish, providing upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.
2010 Ontario Home Builders Association (OHBA)
The Minto Group is named Ontario GREEN Builder of the Year by the OHBA. The award is presented to a company that continuously exhibits environmentally-friendly building designs and techniques, leading-edge waste management strategies, an exemplary internal green culture and support of the sustainable building industry.