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New on the street: Minto's UpperWest condo model tour 2016-10-20

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 Urge Ottawa to Gradually Implement Net-zero Building Code 2016-10-19

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.


DRHBA: Building beautiful homes has its rewards 2016-09-29

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.


Jeff Hunt's room with a view at TD Place 2016-09-27

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.


Hydro holiday: Minto unveils net-zero energy townhouses in Kanata 2016-09-23

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 unveils province's first Net Zero Energy townhome models 2016-09-23

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.


Potter's Key looks to the future with an eye on the past 2016-09-16

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.


Housing consulting group pursues a mass-market net-zero home 2016-09-15

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.


Minto CEO Michael Waters BNN interview: Why developers are building new rental apartments 2016-09-13

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.


CHEO Foundation lottery home worth dreaming about 2016-09-12

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.