Minto Communities wins big at the DRHBA Awards
Minto Communities, one of Ontario’s leading real estate development companies, was recognized with a series of wins at the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association Awards, hosted remotely via YouTube last week. Not only was their Ivy Ridge development crowned with three awards in New Home Design Production, Minto Communities also received an Outstanding Achievement Award in Corporate Citizenship, and was named “Green Builder of the Year.”
“We pride ourselves on not just building great homes, but great relationships with homeowners and thriving communities,” said Troy Dosman, Vice-President, Construction Operations, Minto Communities. “That’s why we are so honoured to be recognized by the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association Awards for our Ivy Ridge community in Whitby, as the Green Builder of the Year, and as an outstanding Corporate Citizen.”
Located in Whitby, Minto Communities’ Ivy Ridge development backs onto the beautiful Pringle Creek. The DRHBA awards recognized the development for its excellence in New Home Design, with honours in the following categories:
- Excellence in Back-to-back Townhomes: Windsor Corner, Ivy Ridge
- Excellence in Single home from 2001 – 3000 sq. ft.: Winchester, Ivy Ridge
- Excellence in Single 3001 – 4000 sq. ft.: Wentworth, Ivy Ridge
As a winner in the Outstanding Achievement, Corporate Citizenship category, Minto Communities demonstrated excellence in community involvement, charitable giving, community partnerships, and work-life balance for employees. To achieve recognition in the Green Builder of the Year category, Minto Communities met and exceeded criteria surrounding consumer education, environmentally friendly building designs and techniques, leadership in advancing green building awareness, leading-edge waste management strategies, community service, and support of industry.
Alongside Minto Communities’ wins at the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association Awards, the developer has also been tapped for eight BILD award nominations. Nominations include Best Customer Care and Green Builder of the Year, as well as several nods for two downtown projects, 123 Portland and The Saint. Both projects received nominations for Best Suite Design, Best Short Video, and Best Sales Team. 123 Portland also received a nomination for Best Mid/High Rise Brochure.
“No matter where we build, we pursue the same principles,” said David Robins, Division President,Minto Communities. “It’s about delivering quality, sustainable homes and communities where our environmental impact and the customer experience are always top of mind. It’s rewarding to see our hard work and efforts recognized across the GTA. It doesn’t matter if it’s townhomes in Whitby, or residences in downtown Toronto, each project is held to the highest standards. It’s our job to support and improve the communities in which we build.”
As part of corporate social responsibility efforts, Minto Communities has consistently strived to support local organizations making a positive impact in their communities. The onset of COVID-19 has made this need all the more acute. Since March, Minto Communities has contributed by:
Donating to non-profit agencies providing invaluable services to vulnerable populations with a focus on access to food, including: Parkdale Food Bank, the Community Food Table, the Daily Bread Food Bank, and the Yonge Street Mission via the #YSMRelay
Provided PPE equipment and lunches for frontline workers at the Unionville Home Society, a long-term care facility in Markham
Supported small businesses throughout the GTA where Minto Communities builds with gift card purchases for homeowners closing on their properties within the next few months
Championed local journalism by sponsoring the summer edition of the West End Phoenix, a grassroots community newspaper in Parkdale, Toronto
Through their charitable giving, Minto Communities intentionally directed support to impact different organizations and groups who have all struggled as a result of social distancing guidelines, closure of nonessential services, have lost jobs or income, and have been on the frontlines responding to the pandemic.
Minto Communities 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 85,000 residential and commercial properties. An industry leader, Minto Communities is known for high-quality and sustainable urban developments. A testament to its outstanding leadership, Minto Communities was recognized by the Ontario Home Builders Association as Home Builder of the Year in both 2014 and 2012.