2022 Minto Communities GTA takes home eight wins at the DRHBA Awards


Master-planned community The Heights of Harmony wins four home production design awards, following the acquisition of two new sites in Brooklin and Courtice earlier this year 

May 16, 2022 (Toronto, ON) Minto Communities GTA is the proud recipient of eight wins at the Durham Region Home Builders Association (DRHBA) 2022 Awards of Excellence, held last month. Successful wins were split across the excellence in home production and marketing categories, with the 90-acre master-planned community The Heights of Harmony receiving top recognition for: 

  • Excellence in Production Built Home 3,001 – 4,000 sq. ft Design
  • Excellence in Production Built Home under 2,000 sq. ft
  • Excellence in Production Built Kitchen Design
  • Excellence in Production Built Bathroom Design
  • Excellence in Website Design 
  • Excellence in Logo Design
  • Excellence in Sales Brochure Design
  • Excellence in Signage

Located in the Kedron neighbourhood, The Heights of Harmony launched in June 2020 and introduced Net Zero upgrades on select single-family homes to the Oshawa region, alongside the debut of a new Modern Farmhouse architectural style. At present, a second phase of release from the award-winning community is slated to launch this fall. The Heights of Harmony’s success-to-date alongside the repeated recognition from the DRHBA Awards of Excellence are positive indicators as Minto Communities GTA prepares to expand their presence in the Durham Region. 

“It is an honour to be recognized by the Durham Region Home Builder’s Association 2022 Awards of Excellence across multiple categories,” says Mike LaPlante, Vice President of Land Development, Minto Communities GTA.“We are especially proud of our award wins in the design categories as we are always striving to craft homes that will support the needs of diverse residents. These awards are a fantastic milestone as we continue to conceptualize early plans for our upcoming projects in Brooklin and Courtice. Durham Region is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and we’re proud to be part of its story.”

In February 2022, Minto Communities GTA announced the acquisition of four new GTA sites, with two located in Durham Region’s Brooklin and Courtice communities. The 27-acre Brooklin site is located at the northwest corner of Columbus Rd and Baldwin St N with tentative plans for 190 residences in a mix of single-family, traditional townhomes, and rear-lane townhomes. The 100-acre Courtice site is in Clarington and will follow a similar residence mix with single-family homes, traditional townhomes, and rear-lane townhomes planned as well. Though both communities are still in early conceptual stages, there will be an emphasis on making each pedestrian-friendly and walkable, featuring parks and green spaces, while incorporating leading sustainability technologies.

For more information on Minto Communities GTA, please visit: www.minto.com


About Minto Communities

Minto Group is a family-owned, fully integrated real estate development, construction and management company with operations in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and South Florida, and has been instrumental in the design and construction of more than 95,000 homes.


An industry leader for over 65 years, Minto Communities is known for high-quality and sustainable developments. A testament to its outstanding leadership, Minto Communities has been recognized by Durham Region Home Builders' Association as Green Builder of The Year, EnerQuality Builder of the Year and more.

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