Minto In The News
Minto Communities has built (and furnished) a home, creating a buzz-worthy fundraiser that sees millions raised for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Here, five things that caught everyone's eye about this year’s house, which is located in Stittsville, Ottawa.
Minto Communities will launch sales for two downtown Toronto condominiums as it focuses significant resources on a major pipeline of development projects in the city. The intimate 123 Portland will be built on the site of a former Para Paints store and three two-storey attached townhouses at 502 Adelaide Street West and 119, 121 and 123 Portland Street. The Saint will be built at 89 Church Street near Adelaide and will occupy the site of a parking lot and a building scheduled for demolition.
Michael McLean and his wife Lisa were introduced to Minto Communities' Latitude Margaritaville by a friend who said she was building a house in Daytona Beach. The former Seminole County Commissioner heard about the beach club in Ormond-by-the-Sea and the idea of having access to a private oceanfront club that provided a shuttle to and from the community was attractive to him.
Two new condos have been announced for Toronto’s downtown core. Minto Communities’ 123 Portland and The Saint will occupy the east and west ends of Adelaide Street West, respectively, offering “contrasting takes on downtown urban living.”
Minto Apartments is taking a unique and innovative approach to one of its properties in Calgary to meet a growing market demand. Minto Apartments has converted the aging International Hotel in the heart of the city, into premium long- and short-term rental apartments now known as The International.
Minto Apartment REIT has named George Van Noten as Chief Operating Officer and Glen MacMullin as Chief Investment Officer. They will take on many of the duties of Rob Pike, President and Chief Operating Officer of Minto Apartment REIT, who will retire November 1st after 38 years in the industry.
This year’s fully furnished Minto Communities Dream Home, which makes up the bulk of the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery $2.55 million grand prize, is a departure from the dream home designed last year, featuring much more traditional styling.
Located on Eaglehead Crescent, the $2-million Minto Communities built home is a Net Zero home, meaning no hydro bills as it produces as much energy as it consumes annually. The CHEO Dream Home is being described as classic, cozy and coastal, as the floor plan makes great use of space and the design includes plenty of light and neutral colours.
This year’s CHEO lottery dream home is a combination of comfort and sustainability. This year’s prize is a net-zero home, meaning it produces at least as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. It comes with solar panels on the roof, helping alleviate any energy bills in the winter time. The house is part of Minto Communities Canada's subdivision called Potter’s Key and adjoins the Feedmill Creek Conservation area.
Minto Apartments has just announced that the Calgary International Hotel has been converted into a 35-story rental building. The building will be home to 252 rental units, a rooftop terrace, lobby bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, and so much more.
Homeownership for 23-year-old Mariah Wilson came early when she visited the show suite of Minto Communities Canada’s The Annex in the heart of Kensington Calgary. She was intrigued by The Annex’s vibrant and walkable inner-city location, the building’s design, including its focus on sustainability and the fact that she would have quick and easy access to transportation.
Minto Communities USA, Margaritaville Holdings and the St. Joe Company are planning to build another active adult community near Panama City Beach. The first phase of Latitude Margaritaville Watersound will bring approximately 3,500 homes, including a sales center and amenities. Panama City Beach’s Margaritaville will be the third latitude Margaritaville community, but the first partnership with St. Joe.
Amenity spaces within a development can elevate the experience, with more opportunities for convenience, recreation, relaxation or to connect with neighbours. There's a growing interest in buildings with community gardens, giving green thumbs a place to continue their love for planting, growing and tending to vegetables. Among the apartment developments with community gardens in Calgary is the Annex by Minto Communities in inner-city Kensington, which will have a 17-bed garden slated for its rooftop patio.
Minto Communities USA’s Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head is one of the country’s most popular 55+ Active Adult communities for retirement. Feel the Jimmy Buffett Parrothead vibe in this exclusive Roger Holloway YouTube real estate video tour and see the COCONUT floor plan.
Minto Communities USA’s Latitude Margaritaville Watersound, a planned active adult community in Bay County, is projected to break ground by the end of the year. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound will likely include 170,000 homes on about 15 miles of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway connecting West Bay with Choctawhatchee Bay.
Minto Communities USA has taken another step towards diversifying the product offering and home prices in Westlake by selling a 63-acre parcel to Label & Co., which is approved by the City of Westlake to build 204 single-family detached homes.
Minto Communities USA’s Latitude Margaritaville was the site of its first wedding! The private ceremony was held at 6 a.m., a few hours before the start of the public grand opening event for the community’s new residents-only Latitude Town Center amenities complex. The couple that got married are Dave Beheler and Deb Dubois, who moved to Latitude Margaritaville in July of last year.
Residents of Minto Communities USA’s Westlake community now have a place to cool off. The $15 million residents-only amenities complex known as the Westlake Adventure Park recently opened its first phase, which includes a 360,000-gallon pool, a three-story waterslide, a splash park, pavilions, a playground and a large lawn for events.
Life at Minto Communities USA’s Latitude Margaritaville looks like one long vacation, interspersed with tennis, pickleball, and bocce; all accessible by golf cart. There's even a dog spa called Barkaritaville. More than 300 people lined up to snag one of the community's original units.
Minto Communities has broken ground on its Annex condo project located in Calgary’s northwest inner-city community of Kensington. The nine-storey building will sit on 9A St., just a block off trendy 10 St. with its cafes, boutiques, Safeway and CTrain line.
Palm Beach County's youngest city, known as Westlake, is now booming as a destination for families moving into hundreds of new homes. Since it became a city in 2016 it has grown, absorbing another 200 acres to become a 4,000-acre city. The land that was once 3,800 acres of orange groves in unincorporated Palm Beach County was purchased in 2013 by Minto Communities USA, which started creating the city from scratch.
Minto Communities Canada launched Era in April, its second multi-family development in Calgary, a 166-suite condo project with adjacent townhomes at 123 4th St. N.E. Prices start at $199,900.
The Rockhill complex of 1004 apartments, spread over six high-rise buildings on Côte-des-Neiges Road, was sold Tuesday for $268 million, or approximately $267,000 per unit, to Minto Apartment REIT and IG Investment Management Company that will share its ownership in equal parts (50% each).
Minto Apartment REIT’s growing portfolio and new leases drove earnings past the forecast it set for this past quarter before going public last summer. Total revenue from the company’s property portfolio was $22.1 million in the quarter, compared with a forecast of $20.4 million.
The Durham Region Home Builders’ Association (DRHBA) has announced the winners of its 2019 Awards of Excellence. Minto Communities Canada's Ivy Ridge community, located in Whitby, was recognized as Community of the Year. Minto Communities Canada was also honoured with the Excellence in Production Built Homes and Corporate Citizenship awards.
Minto Apartment REIT has seen the value of its equity outpace all but marijuana stocks since it began trading, last July, on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It’s been one of the biggest surprises of the capital region’s investment universe.
Minto Communities USA has opened sales for its next neighborhood, called the Meadows, due to the success of Westlake's inaugural neighborhood. The Meadows will offer 388 single-family home sites, most of them with water views. Minto Communities USA is selling one-story and two-story homes from its Cypress Collection on 50-foot lot sizes and is getting ready to introduce 65-foot lot sizes with homes from its Indigo Collection.
Minto Communities Canada returns to Kanata with the launch of not one but two projects: Morgan’s Creek in Kanata North and the re-opening of Arcadia across from the Canadian Tire Centre. Arcadia is an established community of family-friendly towns and singles in the heart of Kanata’s shopping and entertainment district, with 500 homes already built. Morgan’s Creek brings stacked towns and executive towns to Kanata’s high-tech corridor, perfect for first-timers, investors and those seeking maintenance-free living.
Minto Communities USA has unveiled its first fully furnished Sky Villa model at Artesia, an amenity-rich, resort-style community in Sunrise. The four-story Cambria model home showcases the collection’s bright modern interiors and elegant design. It is 3,089 square feet under air with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a 2-car garage, and complete with a sky loft and terrace offering panoramic views of the community and surrounding area.
Minto Communities USA joined representatives from Wellington Regional Medical Center, Universal Health Services (UHS) and the City of Westlake to celebrate the end of construction of the new ER at Westlake with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 10,379-square-foot free-standing emergency medical facility is expected to open to the public on April 9th, 2019.
Minto Communities Canada are finalists for the BILD Sales and Marketing Awards in the Calgary region. Minto Communities Canada is a finalist for the “Best Sales and Information Centre – Detached” award.
Minto Communities Canada are finalists for the BILD Multi-family Homes Awards in the Calgary region. Minto Communities Canada are finalists for two awards: “Best New Design – Established Area – Up to 699 sq. ft.” and “Best New Design – Established Area – 900 sq. ft. to 1299 sq. ft.”
The Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships Powered by Margaritaville have been honored as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, as designated by Sports Destination Management Magazine.
Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach helping propel housing starts in Volusia County last year to the highest level since 2005. The community welcomed its first residents in March 2018, selling an impressive 412 homes in total last year, and is off to a stronger pace this year with 134 permits for new homes in the first two months of 2019 (an average of 17 per week).
Minto Communities won the Energy Star Award for New Homes Builder (Large Volume) and Roya Khaleeli, Project Manager of Sustainability for Minto Communities Canada, won the 2018 Leader of the Year Award on February 28th, 2019 at EnerQuality’s 2018 EQ Awards. These awards honour Ontario’s green home builders and suppliers for investing and placing importance on sustainability initiatives in all that they do.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named Minto Communities USA the Builder of the Year, and Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach the Community of the Year, as part of the 2018 Best of 55+ Housing Awards. The annual awards program, held during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, honors excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing that appeals to the mature market.
Minto Apartment REIT announced that it has waived its conditions under a definitive agreement to purchase two urban multi-residential rental buildings, dubbed “The Quarters” in Calgary, Alberta. The two-building multi-residential rental property is comprised of 199 suites and was constructed in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Situated in Quarry Park, a true live, work and play community within a 20-minute drive of the downtown core, the property also neighbours a 50-acre nature reserve and kilometers of pathways and trails.
Minto Communities Canada in partnership with Metropia, is thrilled to announce the closing of the 1000th home at Kingmeadow – a sold-out, award-winning, master planned community in Oshawa. To celebrate this significant milestone, the team welcomed the homebuyer for a toast to thank and congratulate her family on their new home – one of 60,000 homes built in the company’s 62 year history.
Minto Communities Canada is breaking ground at Glen Agar, a new community of 53 luxury, single-family homes in Etobicoke featuring customizable traditional and modern designs. Already 60% sold out, occupancy is expected to begin in spring 2019, with the model home currently under construction and available for viewing in early 2019.
Popular American game show, Wheel of Fortune, is partnering with Minto Communities USA and Margaritaville Holdings to give away a new home valued at $350,000 as a prize for one lucky viewer for the first time ever. Titled the “Home Sweet Home Giveaway”, this program will air nationwide from October 29th to November 2nd, 2018. The home is located at Latitude Margaritaville in Watersound, Florida, an active adult community projected to open in early 2020. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound will be the third of the communities to be developed.
Communities Canada wins 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), 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 (Beechwood), High-rise building, 10 storeys or more (UpperWest)
On Monday, August 13th, 2018, Chief Executive Officer of The Minto Group and Minto Apartment REIT, Michael Waters, was joined by over 20 Minto executives, as well as Executive Chairman Roger Greenberg, to open the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange in downtown Toronto. Minto Apartment REIT is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates a portfolio of 22 high-quality, multi-residential rental properties in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. Minto Apartment REIT commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on July 3rd, 2018.
For Martin Tovey, working alongside the team at The Minto Group has been a pleasure. Tovey is the vice president of acquisitions for the Ottawa, Ontario-based company, which started operations in 1955 when four brothers built and sold their first home. Today, The Minto Group continues to build single-family homes, as well as multi residential rentals and condominiums, commercial and retail developments.
Located in the trendy downtown west neighbourhood of Toronto, 39 Niagara is a high-end, mixed-use rental development set to open its doors in July, 2019. Comprised of 501 rental units and 22,000 square feet of amenity space, it is the embodiment of a young, hip lifestyle designed for discerning residents who want to stay connected to friends, their neighbourhood and the activities they hold dear.
Buy or rent. Residents of 39 Niagara, a new enclave being constructed in Toronto’s Downtown West District will have both options. The apartment building, located at Bathurst and Front, will consist of 501 rental units, 54,700 square feet of retail space and more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities.
Nearly two years after becoming Palm Beach County’s 39th municipality, the city of Westlake, which lies in the heart of Central Palm Beach County, is taking shape. The city is poised to deliver thousands of high-paying temporary and permanent construction, retail, and professional-service jobs to the area.
The third Latitude Margaritaville residential real estate development for residents 55 and older is coming to Florida’s Panhandle region. Margaritaville Holdings, Minto Communities USA and The St. Joe Company plan to develop Latitude Margaritaville Watersound near Panama City Beach, on a Bay County property owned by St. Joe.
Minto Properties is unveiling its full scale renovation currently underway at 61 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. Boasting thoughtful luxury and full-service concierge, the property provides short and long-term rentals in furnished and unfurnished suites, attractive to local and international residents alike.
After decades of slow or almost no growth in new purpose-built rental construction, the GTA may be in the midst of a mini-surge as different players are finding creative ways to keep some of the region’s land from turning into another new condominium. Urbanation Inc. projects that in 2018 nine projects equalling 2,669 units will be delivered.
A thriving economy in the National Capital Region depends on corporate innovation and creativity in design. In this article, CEO Michael Waters discusses the vein of creativity that runs through Minto, whether it's those who work on the planning of new communities, designing new properties, or interior design and finishes.
Minto Capital announces the acquisition of Radisson Place in Calgary, a 12-storey multi-residential building including 11,400 square feet of commercial space. It was purchased by Minto’s Canadian Real Estate Value-Add Fund LP - an opportunistic private equity fund targeting multi-residential assets and ancillary retail across Canada's major cities.
Minto Capital brings in Investors Real Property Fund as a 50 per cent owner of its iconic Minto Place complex in downtown Ottawa. The transaction includes three Minto Place office towers comprising 945,030 square feet of leasable retail and office space and 1,055 parking stalls along Kent Street, Lyon Street and Laurier Avenue.
The historic village of Manotick is home to a community leading the way with fresh new designs. Mahogany by Minto is a masterfully designed neighbourhood offering larger lots than would typically be found in the suburbs, with a charm that compliments the village of Manotick and a modern aesthetic today’s homebuyers have come to expect.
Tucked away in the village of Manotick, lies a lovely community crafted for families who want city conveniences nearby with the peace and tranquility of the countryside. Mahogany by Minto Communities embraces quiet streetscapes, green spaces and wetland areas to provide an opportunity for families to explore the countryside.
Ten years after first discussing plans to bring the Canadian Football League back to Ottawa, the “Dream Team” is headed into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. The hall of fame announced that Ottawa Sport and Entertainment Group partners Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, and others would be inducted in a ceremony at Lansdowne Park’s Horticultural Building.
Jimmy Buffett has announced plans to develop a string of retirement communities inspired by his classic "Margaritaville" and its themed chain of restaurants and resorts. For adults "55 and better" seeking an active community, the Latitude Margaritaville will open its first branch in Daytona Beach, Florida in partnership with Minto Communities USA.
Margaritaville, the company inspired by Buffett’s laid-back lyrics and relaxed Caribbean-esque lifestyle, runs restaurants, hotels, vacation resorts, and more that offer instant escape, announced a collaboration with real estate company Minto Communities USA to develop new active adult communities in seaside destinations around the country.
In January, builders, developers, designers and marketers were recognized at the National Sales and Marketing Awards. Minto Communities Canada won two silver awards for its work on two Toronto-based developments: Bside, a condo development at Bathurst and Front Streets, and Longbranch, a collection of stacked townhomes in the city’s west end.
Minto Communities USA completed its purchase of nearly 1,600 acres in Daytona, Florida. It plans to build the first phase of a 6,900-home community that would be the largest ever built in the Volusia-Flagler area. The $27.2 million transaction is the biggest-ever land sale in Daytona Beach by Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.
Jack Watt is the grand prize package winner of this year's Dream of a Lifetime lottery. Worth more than $1.6 million, the prize includes a Minto home with all furnishings by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, $100,000 in cash, a 2017 Infiniti from Myers Automotive Group, house cleaning for a year from Molly Maid, and a $5,000 gift card from Farm Boy.
The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities USA recently received Collier Building Industry Association 2016 Sand Dollar Awards for Community of the Year, Best Special Event for Residents for the Isles Club Grand Opening, and Best TV commercial. The ultra-luxurious Tamarind Grande model also won for Best Specialty Feature.
The federal government wants existing homes to be more energy efficient and for developers to build more net zero homes. They are expected to introduce changes to the national building code that will require builders to include more net zero homes - buildings that produce as much energy as they use - in housing developments in the next 15 years.
Depending on which one you’re in and where you look, the three new model suites at Minto’s UpperWest condo in trendy Westboro offer panoramic views of the surrounding neighbourhood, glimpses of the shimmering Ottawa River, a peek at the Peace Tower. It’s enough to make waking up on even the dreariest morning a happy event.
Builders who have constructed "net-zero" houses are urging Ottawa to go slow with any proposal to change the building code to require super-energy-efficient buildings to ensure the rising costs don't add to Canada's housing affordability problems.
This year’s Awards of Distinction for the Ontario Home Builders’ Association honoured builders from across Ontario. Among the winners was Minto Communities who won Most Outstanding High-Rise for Yorkville Park in Toronto, Project of the year High or Mid-Rise and Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure for Bside at Minto Westside in Toronto.
It’s only fitting that Redblacks President Jeff Hunt’s personal “suite” in The Rideau by [email protected] is also his home. If he misses seeing a play on the field, all he has to do is turn around, look through his dining room window, and catch the replay on a giant TV screen mounted on his living room wall.
The four townhouses in Kanata, unveiled by Minto Communities Canada on Thursday, are the first net-zero energy townhouses in the Ottawa area. Derek Hickson, the manager of sustainable developments at Minto, says they’re able to accomplish net-zero energy consumption through a mixture of energy savings and energy production.
Minto Communities Canada continues to fight climate change and the high cost of running a home with its launch of four Net Zero Energy (NZE) townhome models in Arcadia. With roof-mounted solar panels producing the same amount of greenhouse gas-free electricity as a family would consume in a year, the four are the first NZE towns in Ontario.
A new community is about to be stitched into the existing fabric of Stittsville. Its name, Potter’s Key, is inspired by the story of a family that grew up on its edges. The story tells of the path to home ownership taken by the family of long-time area resident who entered a contest put on by Minto Communities Canada.
Among the ideas about housing afloat in official Ottawa these days, few are more potentially significant over the long haul than the dream of the net zero energy home. That’s a house that produces as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year - such as the detached home and four townhouses in Kanata built by Minto Communities Canada.
Michael Waters, CEO of The Minto Group, joins BNN for a look at the health of the Canadian housing market and why developers are building new rental apartments. He discusses Minto's rich history and the thousands of rental apartment units they have steadily built, as well as the recent interest from investors in developing new rental buildings.
The master ensuite walk-through shower in the luxury CHEO Dream Home by Minto in Manotick is more than 12 feet long. It’s one of many “wow” elements aimed at tempting visitors to buy a ticket for a chance to win the $1.65-million home package that’s the top draw in the annual fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Once again many companies that build in Durham have made the Ontario Home Builders’ Association’s finalists list for their incredible workmanship. Take note of these builders when you are looking for a home in Durham: Minto Communities, Fourteen Estates Custom Homes, Mattamy Homes Ltd., Great Gulf, Farsight Homes and Empire Communities.
In a testament to the calibre of their work, five local companies including Minto Communities Canada, have been named finalists for prestigious provincial housing awards, and have earned nominations in multiple categories. The awards are presented annually by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association to builders and renovators throughout the province.
Minto Communities USA on Saturday is launching sales of 123 townhomes at Artesia, the final phase of the 837-home community in Sunrise. The 76-acre project is at Flamingo Road and Panther Parkway, across from the Sawgrass Mills mall. The townhomes, available in three models, are priced from the mid-$300,000s to the $500,000s.
Minto Communities Canada has unveiled a summertime treat for home buyers: Three brand-new executive townhome models at its thriving Avalon Encore development in Orleans. Ranging from 1,655 to 1,917 square feet, the Haven, Monterey and Tahoe are part of the new product line that has launched during the past couple of years.
Minto Communities USA is adding more options at its new 500-home vacation resort near Walt Disney World. They announced construction started on four additional vacation-home buildings in Festival, its new community in ChampionsGate. The new concept is an eight-unit building that will accommodate more homes in its popular Elation floor plan.
A county canvassing board has certified a vote to make the yet-to-be-built 4,500 homes Minto Communities USA development Palm Beach County’s newest municipality, according to a recent statement. Residents within the Seminole Improvement District voted to create the City of Westlake and make it the county’s 39th municipality.
A Kanata subdivision development is abuzz with bees once again. Marianne Gee and her husband Matt Gee, of Gees Bees Honey Company, delivered approximately 80,000 bees to the Kanata Minto Arcadia development Friday morning to replace the two hives stolen from the subdivision at Christmas time a year prior.
After a highly successful model grand opening at LakePark, Minto Communities USA announces a big win in the Treasure Coast Builders Association 2016 Parade of Homes. Four of the six new LakePark models were awarded with the prestigious grand, platinum, gold and silver awards. The Coral Reef, Spruce and Buttonwood model homes also received awards.
Minto Communities USA's Prestwick Grand furnished model residence is now open and available for viewing in TwinEagles' Lockford neighborhood. Lockford showcases 2,600- to 3,800-square-foot one- and two-story floor plans. Each Lockford site has TwinEagles signature golf course, water and preserve views. Just nine homesites remain available.
More than 800 players from 39 states and seven countries will be competing in the first-ever US Open Pickleball Championships this week in Collier Count. Sponsors, including Minto Communities USA, helped build the courts at the East Naples community park, which will be home to the tournament for at least the next years.
The incredible achievements of Durham Region Home Builders were celebrated at the annual Awards of Excellence, held at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility. Outstanding achievement awards were presented to Minto Communities Canada and Jeffery Homes who were honoured as Builder of the Year large volume and small volume respectively.
Minto Communities Canada has released new designs at its upscale Mahogany community in Manotick to appeal to buyers looking for a more affordable family home. Featuring large great rooms open to gourmet kitchens, generous mud rooms and walk-in closets, the contemporary-looking homes are available on 47 and 60-foot lots starting at $461,900.
Technology constantly pushes the boundaries of what’s possible and consumers expect the best. In response, developers like Minto Communities Canada are pulling out all the stops to win prospective homebuyers. Houses and condos are innovatively incorporating new technologies, amenities and upgrades for easier, greener and more connected lifestyles.
Members of the building and development industry are constantly improving and raising the bar when it goes to building green, sustainable communities. Minto Communities Canada, as an example, won Ontario Green Builder of the Year for the second time in two years and is now offering net-zero energy ready homes in one of its new Ottawa communities.
In a stroke of good timing, Minto Communities USA opened an office in Tampa Bay in 2008 and made some shrewd acquisitions at the bottom of the market. It snapped up discounted land in Sun City Center in south Hillsborough County and Perico Island in Bradenton, now called Harbour Isle on Anna Maria Sound.
Minto Communities USA has received seven 2016 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards. Minto earned four Premier Awards and was the second highest ranking builder in North America in the high volume builder category for customer construction experience, purchase experience, design selection experience, and first year quality.
Three new homes and two renovations are among six local projects vying for national honours as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association announced finalists for its annual awards program. Minto Communities Canada grabbed two entries — one for its Hyde model at Arcadia in Kanata and one for a digital marketing campaign.
For the fourth time in five years, Minto Communities Canada was named Ontario Green Builder of the Year for leading the homebuilding industry in energy efficiency and green building at the EnerQuality Awards. Its nomination submission pointed to such achievements as building net zero energy ready homes in its west-end Arcadia community.
There are a number of impressive ceiling treatments on display at the recent Housing Design Awards in Ottawa. Minto Communities Canada's Killarney model at Arcadia in Kanata displays wooden coffered ceilings painted white, which lends elegance to the bedroom. Minto offers various ceiling treatments as either a standard or upgrade feature.
Minto Communities Canada's impressive new model at Avalon Encore in Orléans features nine-foot ceilings on the second-floor living area, a laundry room large enough for side-by-side washer and dryer, an extra-deep garage and a room-sized balcony. The three-storey is one of five models offered in the Avenue Townhome Collection at Avalon Encore.
Minto Communities USA announced that two new homes are available in TwinEagles. Move in ready homes include the Prestwick and Turnberry single-family homes in the Lockford neighborhood. The Prestwick features 3,743 total square feet with 2,642 square feet under air, and the Turnberry has 4,077 total square feet with 3,064 square feet under air.
Minto Communities USA announced that four new move-in ready homes are available at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, which include the Plumeria and Wisteria single family model homes, the Honeysuckle villa, and the Poinciana coach home. The ecofriendly community has more than half of its land dedicated to preserves and natural habitats.
Organized by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association, the SAM awards honour the best in model homes, sales staff and centres, and print and digital marketing programs. Minto Communities Canada won the best builder marketing campaign award for Quinn’s Pointe in Barrhaven. The sales teams were complimented on their various roles.
Minto Communities USA's The Isles of Collier Preserve is an award-winning, world-class and ongoing community that embraces designs to reflect the natural environment it is nestled in. The Isles of Collier Preserve is a multi-year project planned for approximately 1,600 homes at build out, composed of villa, coach, and single family homes.
Minto Communities Canada is giving prospective buyers a free ride. The first 20 purchasers of a condo in the new Bside condo at Minto Westside development in downtown Toronto will get a new Nissan LEAF EV at no extra charge. Minto is building an electrical transformer into its Bside development to handle electric vehicle charging, something most other high-rise buildings haven’t done.
Minto Communities Canada recently unveiled its model home for a net-zero house as part of an energy efficient development in Kanata. When coupled with sufficient solar energy panels, the home will produce enough energy to supply all its owners' needs, through a combination of energy-efficient equipment, well sealed insulation and solar panels.
Committed to building a sustainable future, Minto Communities Canada is launching an offer for the first 20 purchasers of Bside, the second phase of Minto Westside at Front and Bathurst. Those who buy a parking space equipped with an EV charging station along with their condo, will receive a Nissan Leaf S electric car.
Minto Communities Canada's Arcadia is a family friendly community comprised of single family homes and townhomes. Four new models have been opened for viewing and show a cross-section of the singles available. With sounds of nature playing through the homes built in speaker systems, touring these models offers a serene look at life in Arcadia.
The Florida Green Building Coalition has made a list of Florida's top 15 green home builders, and Minto Communities USA made the list for their Coconut Creek Project. The listed builders are being recognized for their conscientious green-building efforts in creating healthier and safer homes and a more sustainable Florida.
Ottawa builders stepped into the winner's circle five times at the Ontario Home Builders' Association Awards of Distinction Monday night. In the architectural design category, Minto Communities Canada took the prize for the most outstanding high or mid-rise condo suite (four or more storeys and 801 square feet and over) for a 20th–floor unit in its Rideau tower at Lansdowne Park.
Across the highway from Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, something new is happening in suburban home building. Minto Communities Canada has just opened model homes in its Arcadia community, among them an uber-energy-efficient single that in the past might only be found in a custom infill project or perhaps a house out in the country.
It’s taken more than three years, but Minto Communities Canada has finally opened a slate of models to showcase single-family homes in its blossoming Arcadia community in west Kanata. This quartet shares similarities with the CHEO dream homes that Minto provides to the lottery fundraiser every year, but is on a more realistic scale.
At the Ritz Carlton Tiburon, a sold-out crowd attended the 2015 Sand Dollar Awards “Vintage Grace and Glamour” presented by the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA)—Sales and Marketing Council (SMC). Minto Communities USA was awarded for their "The Isles of Collier Preserve" community and their "Tamarind Grande" Model.
The Isles Club at The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities USA is nearing completion and is projected to open later this year. The design of the Isles Club was inspired by the coastal cottage style of the original Naples Beach Hotel built in 1888 as a 16-room inn that charged guests $3 per night.
Minto Communities USA will hold a grand opening for the new Harbour Isle Beach Club. Harbour Isle is a 220-acre private island community on Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton. The event will include tours of the Harbour Isle Beach Club, a luxury yacht presented by Galati Yacht Sales, and a luxury car showcase presented by Lamborghini Sarasota.
Minto Communities USA presents Luxury by the Bay — a grand opening celebration for the new Harbour Isle Beach Club. Harbour Isle is an award-winning, 220-acre private island community, located directly across from Anna Maria Island on Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton, Florida. Luxury by the Bay will include tours of the Harbour Isle Beach Club.
Minto Communities USA has opened the Tamarind Grande, at The Isles of Collier Preserve. The two-story model has more than 4,000 square feet under air and a total of almost 6,000 square feet. Including two guest casita bedrooms and baths, the Tamarind Grande has four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths.
Minto Communities USA is pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale. Minto Communities presented a check to Builders Care based on its last quarter sales. Minto donates $100 from each home sale through its Bonita Isles community to Builders Care, providing funding to assist them in helping local homeowners in need of renovations.
The club, which includes a sandy beach, will serve the residents of the development’s Members of the communities. Island and Manatee chambers, local elected officials and guests joined officials from Minto Communities USA to cut the ribbon on the newly completed Beach Club at Harbor Isle. The club features an outdoor pool and much more.
While "mancaves" used to simply be a hidden space for all manner of sporting and automotive paraphernalia, and where he and his pals can watch what they want on TV, men are now creating spaces that rival the rest of the house in both luxury and fun. This evolution is apparent in Minto Communities USA's Turnberry Grand model at TwinEagles.
Minto Communities Canada is building five of Canada’s most energy-efficient homes in its Arcadia community in Kanata. They hope to make these high-performance abodes, which have been typically within reach of wealthy buyers, available to the average homeowner. The homes will produce as much energy from a renewable source as they consume in a year.
Minto Communities USA introduces Festival™ — a unique residential resort just five miles from Walt Disney World®. While at the center of Orlando’s entertainment, shopping and dining offerings, Festival offers residents a private home base of more than 200 acres of natural Florida woodlands and lakes, paths and impressive amenities.
Minto Communities USA announces the grand opening of a the Tamarind Grande, a luxurious, single-family home model at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples. The two-story model includes 5,892 total square feet with 4,037 square feet under air. It includes two guest casitas that open directly onto the 1,100-square-foot interior courtyard.
Minto Communities USA announces the grand opening of a new single-family home model at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples — the Tamarind Grande. The two-story model includes 5,892 square feet with 4,037 square feet under air. The Tamarind Grande’s features include two guest casitas that open directly onto the 1,100-square-foot interior courtyard.
Minto Communities USA has opened its Tamarind Grande model in The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples. The two-story design has 4,000 square feet under air and a total of 5,892 square feet. The model is priced at $1,044,900. Two guest casitas open onto the 1,100-square-foot interior courtyard with pool, spa and fountain.
Minto Communities USA is meeting the demand for more storage space in Southwest Florida not only by building three-car garages and offering flex space, but by building mini-closets under stairwells, putting golf-club cubbies in laundry rooms and elevating garage ceilings so cars can park under overhead storage racks.
Fewer than 10 home sites and only two of four move-in ready models remain available for sale at the award-winning Bonita Isles development by Minto Communities USA. Bonita Isles, located in Bonita Springs, has experienced brisk sales activity since opening in 2013, and is one of Southwest Florida's fastest selling communities.
Minto Communities USA broke ground on a third neighborhood in its Harbour Isle community on Perico Island, according to a June 8 news release. The Marina Walk neighborhood will consist of one-story resort-style homes priced from $500,000. The models are expected to open by January 2016. Living space will range from 1,483 square feet to 1,650.
Minto Communities USA has begun building luxury model homes at Harbour Isle’s Marina Walk, their newest Harbour Isle neighborhood. A 220-acre island-living community, Harbour Isle is on Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton. The first two neighborhoods, Mangrove Walk and Edgewater Walk, feature luxury coach homes that sold out within a year after opening.
Minto Communities USA recently broke ground on the Villas By The Sea Oceanfront North and Oceanside North residences. These new residences are the last of luxury oceanfront living in the vibrant seaside village of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, which has become one of the most successful beachfront enclaves in the greater Ft. Lauderdale area.
Only 10 homes remain available at Minto Communities USA's PortoSol! The furnished models feature three elegant designs: the 2,284 square-foot Portofino, 2,111 square-foot Sydney and the 2,032 square-foot Barcelona model. These decorated models are the only remaining furnished models available before the gated resort community closes out.
Minto Communities USA announces that construction has started on the luxury resort home models at Harbour Isle’s Marina Walk. An award-winning, 220-acre island-living community, Harbour Isle is located directly across from Anna Maria Island on Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton, Florida. Marina Walk models are projected to open in January 2016.
Fewer than 10 homesites and only two of the four move-in ready models remain available for sale at Bonita Isles by Minto Communities USA. Bonita Isles has experienced brisk sales activity since opening in 2013. Popular amenities at Bonita Isles include the Island Club, uniquely situated on an island in the center of the community's lake.
Minto Communities USA has broken ground on the Villas By The Sea Oceanfront North residences. These new residences are the last of luxury oceanfront living in the vibrant seaside village of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, which has become one of the most successful beachfront enclaves in the greater Ft. Lauderdale area.
Minto Communities USA has started construction of model houses at Harbour Isle’s Marina Walk. The 220-acre community is directly across from Anna Maria Island on Anna Maria Sound. Priced starting at above $500,000, the one-story homes range from 1,483 square feet under air to 1,650 square feet under air.
Minto Communities USA has received a Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes™ first place award for the Laureate Park Mansfield model at Lake Nona in Orlando. “Minto is honored to receive GOBA’s first place recognition for the second year in a row for our innovative home designs at Laureate Park,” notes Minto Senior Vice President.
Minto Communities Canada decided to celebrate its 60th with an entire house. Since 1955, the company has become Ottawa’s biggest home builder and expanded into three other Canadian cities plus Florida. To help toast such accomplishments, it furnished one of its early homes in west-end Crystal Beach in mid-1950s style for a corporate shindig.
A long-planned town on rural lands in eastern Collier County might be closer to reality. Collier Enterprises is working with Minto Communities USA on planning and permitting about 4,000 homes and a 150,000-square-foot town center as part of the first phase of development for the 4,000-acre Rural Lands West property in eastern Collier County.
Minto Communities USA announces the release for sale of the four furnished models at Bonita Isles, located in Bonita Springs. The first phase of Bonita Isles sold out within the first year of opening for sales. The four models available for sale are the Salerno and Venecia single family homes, and Barcelona and Roma paired villas.
Minto Communities USA, developer of Harbour Isle in northwest Bradenton, received five Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Premier Awards. Winning homebuilders were selected based on results from more than 72,000 surveys issued by Eliant in 2014 to all recent homebuyers who purchased from more than 128 major U.S. and Canadian home builders.
Minto Communities Canada hasn't needed model homes to sell buyers on its latest low-rise community 30 minutes north of Toronto. The first two blocks of houses released for phase one sold quickly earlier this year. The third block in phase one has prices starting in the low $300,000s for townhouses and mid-$500,000s for detached houses.
The sales transactions processed during April reflected the popularity of TwinEagles' Preferred Builders and different neighborhoods. Minto Communities USA lead the way with five sales, four in the Lockford neighborhood and one in Wisteria. Lockford showcases seven, one- and two-story floor plans, and Wisteria features two-story residences.
Minto Communities USA announces the release for sale of the four furnished models at Bonita Isles, located in Bonita Springs. The first phase of Bonita Isles sold out within the first year of opening for sales. Popular amenities at Bonita Isles include the Island Club, uniquely situated on an island in the center of the community’s expansive lake.
TwinEagles announced it is accepting reservations for residences within the North Naples gated golf course community’s new Dundee single-family home neighborhood to be developed by Minto Communities USA. It is the third new single-family neighborhood to open at TwinEagles since December 2014 and offers some of the community’s most exquisite views.
A Montreal Canadiens-themed condo project is going up next to the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal. Further, Ottawa is reviving its CFL franchise, the RedBlacks, with the help of a new condo project being built by Minto Communities Canada. The condo tower lured buyers with suites looking out over the end zone of the new TD Place stadium.
Minto Communities USA recently opened a model court at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Minto offers 43 home designs in the community. Eleven fully-furnished single-family home and villa models are showcased in the model court. They include seven single-family home models and four one-story villa models from Minto’s new classic coastal home collections.
Minto Communities Canada may be selling off the last of its lots at Chapman Mills after a 15-year run there but the company’s not exactly calling it quits in Barrhaven. On Saturday it launches Quinn’s Pointe, a master-planned community that will eventually see some 2,000 homes built on 250 acres off Greenbank Road not far from Chapman Mills.
When it comes to resale, the best valued upgrades are kitchens, ensuites and main-level flooring. Although he emphasizes the importance of lot size and location, Minto Communities Canada's Anthony Minchella suggests that these are the top three areas that tend to give the best return on investment and what most purchasers tend to invest in.
EnerQuality says energy-efficient adoption has reached 32% of Ontario homes, thanks to builders who believe in it and to buyers who ask for it in their new home. EQ Awards honoured Minto Communities Canada in two categories: Ontario Green Builder of the Year, and the Energy Star for New Homes Builder of the Year in the large volume category.
Westboro is becoming a condo hotspot and those looking for a home in this bustling community will be excited by Minto Communities Canada's new two bedroom floorplan in Upperwest, a 25 storey building in the heart of Westboro, which is now under construction. Upperwest offers breathtaking views of the Gatineau Hills and the Ottawa River Parkway.
Two men camped out by the sales office of Minto’s Queen’s Landing Development in Queensville to earn spots in line to buy a yet-to-be-constructed house. Luckily a representative from Minto Communities Canada told them they didn’t have to stay overnight and that as long as they returned by 7 am the next day, they would be first in line.
An industry leader in standardizing criteria for performance efficiency, EnerQuality launched in 2005 and has been on a firm growth trajectory ever since. Minto Communities Canada was recognized with three awards including Ontario Green Builder of the Year for its Longbranch master-planned community in Etobicoke.
By building sustainable homes and communities that are highly efficient and reduce their carbon footprint. Minto Communities Canada was recently named Ontario Green Builder of the Year at the EnerQuality Awards in February. Not only do they build a very efficient, comfortable home, they also reduce, reuse and recycle on the job site.
As more baby boomers enter retirement, developers throughout the Volusia-Flagler area are stepping up efforts to cater to this growing market segment by creating active adult communities. Minto Communities USA announced in November its intent to buy 1,600 acres west of Interstate 95 in Daytona Beach for a gated community of up to 3,400 homes.
Put on by the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association, the Parade of Homes has opened 93 model homes in the two-county area over three weeks. Homes entered into the event ranged in price from $199,000 to nearly $2.5 million. Minto Communities USA won in the 100 to 200-home category for its Harbor Isle development on Perico Island.
At Minto Communities Canada's latest mixed-use, high-rise development, condo dwellers who want more space to play or impress their guests won't have to choose between staying in their suite or paying for the many costs of a night out. By pushing an elevator button, residents can access indoor and outdoor attractions and activities.
Construction is progressing on Minto Communities USA's Festival community, a 200-acre luxury resort-style residential community near Walt Disney World. Five villa models are scheduled for completion in early April, with plans for 500 two-story luxury vacation villas. The two-story villas range from 1,605 to 2,232 square feet.
Bonita Isles by Minto Communities USA is far ahead of their anticipated schedule for the sell out of their new Bonita Springs community. Bonita Isles has been a major draw for homebuyers looking for a conveniently located resort-style community and luxury home at a competitive price. The Salerno model at Bonita Isles received a plethora of awards.
Minto Communities Canada has once again been recognized for its leadership in energy-efficient home building, taking three awards at the annual EnerQuality Awards in Toronto. They were named Ontario Green Builder of the Year, won the Energy Star award for New Homes Builder of the Year and took the prize for Best Green Marketing Campaign.
More than 500 people attended the grand opening of four new villa models in The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities USA in early February. Guests also took guided electric boat tours of the Cypress Waterway, walked the community’s nature trails and toured its 7,330-square-foot sales center with a re-created cypress wetland.
When naming a development, companies consider the history of the area, address, materials used for construction, marketing strategy and target audience. Minto Communities Canada's The Rideau is an example of a development being named based on its location, as it was chosen in homage to the nearby Rideau Canal.
Minto Communities USA's The Isles of Collier Preserve grand opening event to unveil four new luxury villa models was attended by more than 500. Visitors also took guided electric boat tours of the Cypress Waterway, nature trail tours and tours of the 7,330-squarefoot Discovery Sales Center with its recreated natural cypress wetland.
A Stittsville resident won Minto Communities Canada's community naming competition after seeing a billboard while driving. The community is named "Potter's Key," after a lady who used to live in the community, and was a friend of the woman's family. A first for the home builder, the contest received over 350 entries, of which 194 were unique.
Executive chairman of Minto Group, Roger Greenberg, and others were appointed into the Order of Canada. Greenberg is also recognized for his charity work and for spearheading fundraising campaigns for the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation and numerous organizations in the health and education sectors.
Minto Communities USA unlocked a “gem” when it made the unprecedented move of asking the public for help in naming its first development in Stittsville. Hoping to connect with residents and draw from area history, Minto launched a contest looking for suggestions on what to name a 60-acre chunk of land off Hazeldean Road near Carp Road.
For Minto Communities Canada, what happens in Vegas certainly doesn’t stay in Vegas. The company has been proudly boasting about the 19 awards it won last month at the National Association of Home Builders 2015 National Sales and Marketing Awards in Las Vegas, the event’s 35th year. Minto took home three gold and 16 silver awards.
Minto Communities Canada's new Stittsville development will be called “Potter’s Key”, named after Ethel May Potter who owned the lot at 209 Carp Road almost 60 years ago. The name was suggested by a long-time Stittsville resident. When she found out about Minto’s contest to name the development, she says she instantly knew what it should be called.
Minto Communities Canada's new Stittsville community will be named ‘Potter’s Key’ after resident Debbie Eastop entered the name into their contest. With over 194 submissions to the contest, choosing the right name was no easy task but the story behind ‘Potter’s Key’ struck a chord with Minto and seemed a perfect fit for the new community.
Minto Communities USA is presenting a grand opening event to introduce four new villa models. These new, furnished luxury villa models — the Fresia, Petunia, Mimosa and Dahlia—will be showcased and open to the public. In addition three furnished coach home models and four furnished single-family models will be available for touring.
Now in the pre-construction phase, Minto Communities Canada's condominium project, Minto Westside, at the northeast corner of Bathurst and Front Sts. is scheduled for occupancy in 2018. It will have amenities designed to appeal to millennials, including two floors worth of large, interactive spaces described as an “adult playground”.
South American-influenced sofa throws and Euro-styled kitchens; greens and blues and whites vying to be the über-popular colour of the year; bigger laundry rooms and less condo construction: housing trends are, as always, an unwieldy beast. Even so, we sneak a peek at what’s hot and what’s not for 2015.
A 45-year-old woman from Woodlawn in rural west Ottawa learned Wednesday afternoon she is the winner of the lavish Minto Communities Canada home and other prizes worth than $1.7 million. The grand prize package includes $100,000 cash, a 2015 Cadillac ATS, housecleaning services and $5,000 worth of groceries.
A 45-year-old woman from Woodlawn in rural west Ottawa learned Wednesday afternoon she is the winner of the lavish Minto Communities Canada home and other prizes worth than $1.7 million. The grand prize package includes $100,000 cash, a 2015 Cadillac ATS, housecleaning services and $5,000 worth of groceries. (Video)
The lavishly furnished monster home in Manotick makes up the bulk of the $1.76-million grand prize in the annual Dream of a Lifetime lottery. The attraction of the dream home continues to impress with Minto Communities Canada's 3,625-square-foot home fully outfitted, thanks to a slew of companies donating products and services.
Minto Communities USA Senior Vice President William Bullock announced construction has started on The Isles Club at The Isles of Collier Preserve. The clubhouse is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015. It will be the social focal point of The Isles of Collier Preserve, a 2,400-acre community located just four miles from downtown Naples.
Real estate agent Susan Gauthier, representing a New York couple, has stood in line since Thursday morning to reserve a unit at Minto Communities USA's Villas By The Sea condominium, planned for 4510 El Mar Drive in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. By midday Friday, four other buyers were parked outside Minto's sales office on Commercial Boulevard.
Luke Leslie and his dog have moved into their new 677-square-foot Lansdowne Park condominium unit. This one-bedroom-plus-den is on the 10th floor of Minto Communities Canada's Vibe condominium tower, with a clear view of the red and black seats of TD Place. Leslie says his evening plans include an Ottawa 67’s game at the TD Place arena, mere steps away.
Minto Communities USA's Turnberry Grand furnished model residence is open and available for viewing in TwinEagles' Lockford neighborhood. Lockford showcases seven, one- and two-story floor plans by Minto ranging from 2,642 to 3,811 square feet under air. Homes are on 60-foot home sites and priced from the low-$500s to $1 million.
The Canadian Football League has presented its Commissioner’s Award – for outstanding contributions to football in Canada – to the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. CFL commissioner Mark Cohon cited the work of OSEG partners Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, and others in bringing pro football back to the nation’s capital.
Minto Communities USA announces that sales are open for homes in the next phase of The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples. For a limited time, pre-grand opening pricing is available on the first release of homes in Phase II. Minto also is introducing a new collection of luxury paired villas and single-family home designs.
Minto Communities Canada has broken ground for both its eight-storey Beechwood project in New Edinburgh and the glittering 25-storey UpperWest tower being built with Canderel in Westboro. Significant as it is, though, groundbreaking is just the first stage of the long, complex construction process that ultimately yields a shiny new condo building.
Minto Communities Canada has launched a new residential address in Yorkville, situated at the celebrated intersection of Bellair and Cumberland. The Minto Yorkville condominium residences will redefine an iconic entranceway to Yorkville. The building will be located adjacent to the Landmark Village of Yorkville Park.
The annual Great Ottawa Home Builder’s Association SAMMY awards were held November 5th at the Centurion Event Centre. Minto Communities Canada won marketing awards for "Best Project Logo/Identity" and "Best Builder Sales Centre," and the model homes award for "Most Environmentally Friendly Builder".
Whilst many first-time buyers appreciate the ease and low maintenance of a new build home, high spec communities are often too expensive. Minto Communities Canada has created a new range of affordable homes to appeal to younger, more budget-conscious buyers with the creation of their new Infusion Terrace homes in Chapman Mills.
Minto Communities Canada and and North Drive teamed up to create a condominium development that will combine the best of luxury living, from a smaller building with bigger suites to an urban infill site with a parkside setting in Yorkville. This 25-storey high-rise, called Minto Yorkville Park, will be located at 88 Cumberland St.
Minto Communities Canada launched Avalon Encore, a master-planned community on the west side of Tenth Line Road in Orléans. A mix of singles, bungalows, towns and others, the development will see some 1,600 homes built over the next decade. Minto is betting on a diversity of buyers, including first-time homeowners and families trading up.
For the second time in three years, Minto Communities Canada was named Ontario home builder of the year at the OHBA awards gala in Ottawa. It was said that Minto continues to lead the way, and that despite their success, they’re not satisfied with where they are, and they’re always looking for the next step.
Since sales opened in November 2012 for The Rideau and Vibe, Minto Communities Canada’s condo apartments on the site, the residential portion of the project has been making headlines. A tour of the park and construction progress shows off terrific views from the 20th floor and a great community vibe.
Homebuilder Minto Communities USA has plans in the works for an “attraction unto itself” coming just five miles from the Walt Disney World Resort. The builder — a builder in Lake Nona’s popular Laureate Park community in Medical City — is launching its second Central Florida community after buying a 200-acre site in Polk County near Disney.
To showcase some of the practices that are changing the future of home building, industry delegates took part in the Ontario Home Builders’ Association tour. It visited visited Minto Communities Canada's Southshore, a stacked townhouse project in Long Branch, which an OHBA group saw last year while the site was under construction.
Minto Communities Canada lifted a four-tonne Grill Master Express food truck to the top of the 20-storey Rideau condo tower beside TD Place to feed 200-300 workers. Grill Master CEO Roger Pattison watched nervously from the ground as his $100,000 asset was hoisted off the ground by a construction crane and up to the roof.
To celebrate the “topping off” of the tallest of the condominiums at Lansdowne Park and local caterer Grill’s Master’s 20th anniversary, a 4,000-kilogram, bright-red food truck was hoisted up 21 storeys. The party was held at noon for Minto Communities Canada's staff and construction crew, who have finished pouring all the concrete for the roof.
The first residents have moved in at The Isles of Collier Preserve. A couple closed on their new Minto Communities USA home and moved from Marco Island to The Isles of Collier Preserve. The first thing that drew them to The Isles of Collier Preserve was the nature aspect. They said that Minto homes have personality, quality and character.
Minto Communities Canada is about to introduce a new collection of condominiums called the Urban Collection in its Minto UpperWest project in Westboro. They are repackaging some suites and designs in order to make them more attractive to first-time buyers. The 25-storey condo building in the heart of Westboro is to be built at 485 Richmond Rd.
Minto Communities Canada is set to release a new slate of executive townhomes on Woodroffe Avenue in Barrhaven’s Chapman Mills community. Minto is introducing its redesigned executive townhomes that will front on to both sides of Woodroffe between Serena Way and Cresthaven Drive. There will be 45 units built here.
Minto Communities Canada is launching Minto Beechwood, the nine-storey condominium that will be located at the corner of Beechwood Avenue and MacKay Street. The building, which blends traditional and contemporary styles, will see retail businesses on the ground level and topped by residential units.