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Smart condos give lessons in green living 2020-01-13

At 123 Portland, a new 14-storey condo planned for the corner of Adelaide and Portland by Minto Communities, another energy-saver is in the works. Called VRF (for variant refrigerant flow), this ductless system uses copper refrigerant lines carrying either gas or liquid rather than air to move heat around the building.


WINNER! CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery winner announced 2020-01-09

Sandra and Richard Rahn-Munhall are the lucky grand prize winners of the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery. The pair have won a fully furnished Minto Communities Dream Home, $100,000 in cash, a 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus SL from Myers Automotive Group, a $5,000 Farm Boy gift card, a $5,000 Canadian Tire gift card, Ottawa Redblacks 2020 season tickets for two, and much more.


Canadian Real Estate Leaders Call for Public Disclosure of Building Energy and Carbon Data 2019-12-03

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released the results of its Disclosure Challenge, an initiative designed to champion the importance of energy benchmarking and data transparency in the Canadian commercial real estate market. The results have CaGBC and initiative participants, including QuadReal, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc., Concert Properties Ltd., Colliers International, and the Minto Group calling on federal and provincial governments to implement consistent building data disclosure regulations and requirements.


Sanctuary of dreams 2019-12-02

For the past 19 years, Minto Communities Ottawa has partnered with the CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery to supply the grand prize for a fundraising endeavour in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The 2019 Dream Homes sits in the Potter's Key community in Stittsville and was decorated by Ottawa designer Tanya Collins, who chose a relaxed coastal-inspired décor to dress the home.


Minto Apartment REIT's Q3 revenue up 31 per cent on new properties 2019-11-12

Minto Apartment REIT recorded third-quarter revenues of $27.6 million, representing a year-over-year gain of 31 per cent. Much of this reflected a series of property acquisitions over the past year. Revenues were up 5.1 per cent excluding the impact of the properties that were added.


Renting the good life: Apartments no longer need be a temporary stop on the way to bigger and better things 2019-11-05

Gone are the days of bleak, cookie-cutter buildings with tiny units and zero amenities. Instead, there are a growing number of units with high-end finishes and perks such as urban gardens and soundproof music studios. In the downtown core, at King and Bathurst, Minto Apartments' Niagara West is home to a “rooftop playground” that includes a swimming pool, lush greenery, a dog run and fire pits.


Toronto leads the way for the global urban mixed-use trend 2019-10-31

Minto Communities is doubling down on the effects of mixed-use with plans for two new projects - Minto Westside, near Front Street and Bathurst Street, and Oakvillage, a 200-townhome development at Dundas Street and Trafalgar Road in Oakville, Ontario.


Minto Communities announces two condominium projects in Toronto 2019-10-31

Minto Communities has announced the launch of two condominium projects on Adelaide Street West in Toronto. The Saint will be a 47-storey tower while 123 Portland will have 114 units in a 14-storey building, stated an October 2nd release.


Minto Communities to Launch Two Residential Condos Downtown 2019-10-18

Minto Communities will launch two residential condominiums on the east and west ends of downtown Toronto that address historic supply constraints in the core. The Saint is a 47-storey tower located at 89 Church Street and 123 Portland, a 14-storey building that brings sophisticated, spacious residences in the heart of the Fashion District at Adelaide Street West and Portland Street.


5 surprising facts about the Minto Communities Dream Home 2019-10-10

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.