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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.