Category Archives: Kingmeadow

Closings and Clean-Ups at Kingmeadow

On Friday, May 13, 2016, we celebrated another important milestone at Kingmeadow with our 500th Closing! When our purchasers Herbert and Grysel drove up to their new home, they were greeted by a large group of the Minto team welcoming them to the neighbourhood. The team congratulated our purchasers and celebrated our successes with a champagne toast. Congratulations to Herbert and Grysel on their new home, and to our entire Kingmeadow team on this momentous milestone!

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Also on that day, the Minto team got down and dirty at Kingmeadow, as staff from Minto Communities volunteered their time to clean up the Kingmeadow site and get it prepped and ready for spring! Equipped with hard hats, construction boots, gloves and garbage bags, the team set out to clear out any garbage or debris that’s been uncovered on site after the winter thaw and to clean up the pond’s shoreline. It was a beautiful sunny day to be out in the Kingmeadow community, and we’re happy to say that the  neighbourhood is looking fantastic!

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Following the clean up everyone enjoyed a BBQ with the Kingmeadow trades to celebrate our 500th Closing and show our appreciation for our trades at Kingmeadow. Thank you to everyone who helped out and congratulations to the team on all their hard work!

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Minto’s Hat Trick at the DRHBA Awards!

We are excited to announce that Minto got a hat trick at the DRHBA Awards last night, winning all 3 of the Outstanding Achievement Awards! Each year, the Durham Region Home Builders Association (DRHBA) holds the Awards of Excellence Gala to celebrate and honour creative achievement in architectural design, outstanding construction and customer service.

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At the Awards Presentation Gala last night, Minto took home 3 prestigious awards: Community of the Year – Kingmeadow, Green Builder of the Year, and Builder of the Year – Large Volume.  We are so happy with this recognition! Thank you to our entire Minto team, our purchasers, and our trades for making this possible.

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Founded in 1953, the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association represents approximately 160 member companies in Durham, comprised of builder, developer, supplier, contractor and professional members representing more than 4,500 employees.

Special thanks to the DRHBA team for the exceptional honour, and for hosting such a memorable event last night!

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Farm Boy Has Made Its Way to the GTA in Whitby!

Ottawa based grocery store, Farm Boy has made its way to the GTA in Whitby!

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Farm Boy in Whitby is a 28,000 square foot store located in the Taunton Gardens Power Centre. Their unique approach of calling themselves a “fresh market” vs. a “supermarket” has the Durham region raving with excitement! The grocery chain aims to offer fresh products with ingredients that you can pronounce, and provide their customers with an extraordinary shopping experience. Say goodbye to self-checkouts; at Farm Boy the staff is there to assist you the entire way and make your overall shopping experience as pleasant as possible.

Farm Boy promises to carry fresh, organic, seasonal, Ontario grown and gluten-free options to suit every lifestyle. In addition to carrying high quality seafood and hormone-free meat, they also have a variety of over 300 cheeses and a bulk section for nuts and grains.

There is also a substantial prepared food section with sushi, hand-carved sandwiches, stir-fry and an artisan pizza counter where your personalized pie is cooked in a custom-built brick oven. Yum! Come on in for something tasty and get inspired by all the goodness at Oshawa’s latest fresh market! www.farmboy.ca

Farm Boy is Conveniently located near our  Minto Kingmeadow community! Register online now for our new Saddle Towns at Berkshire Abbey today!

Wow! Kingmeadow Celebrates its’ 400th Move-in!

We’ve had a busy Fall in the Kingmeadow neighbourhood, not only with construction but also with moving homeowners into their new homes. We celebrated  yet another milestone a few weeks ago when we had our 400th move-in at Kingmeadow!

When our 400th home owners, Angleo and Lorena, arrived at their new home after picking up their keys, they were enthusiastically greeted with champagne, yummy treats, and an entire welcoming committee of Minto MasterCare, Construction, and Sales!IMG_20151105_152539

Angelo, Lorena as well as their adorable little son, are all very excited to start this exciting new journey! We were lucky to have a chance to catch up with these new proud home owners and have them tell us everything we wanted to know about them, and their experience so far!

Hi Angelo and Lorena! Nice to meet you, can you tell us a bit about yourselves?

I’m a Toronto Paramedic and in my spare time I love to be outdoors! Some of my other hobbies include hunting and riding my mountain bike and road bike.

Lorena has a background in Interior Design and is a Project Manager for commercial construction projects. Her hobbies include opera singing and reading.

When did you move into your Kingmeadow home?

We took possession on October 30, 2015

Why did you choose to live to Oshawa? What drew you to the Kingmeadow community?

We decided to move to this community from Whitby as it felt like it was up-and-coming area with lots of opportunity for growth potential. We were also drawn to the fact that new homes usually draw new families with children, which was really important for us because we wanted to have our son be able to socialize with other kids!

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What type of Kingmeadow home do you live in and why did you choose it?

We chose the Windfield R from the ravine collection. Having a view of trees was important to us and the layout of the house was very appealing due to its’ open concept living and dining room. This design layout made it perfect to sprawl out for our larger dinner parties!

What has your experience been with Minto?

We have been so impressed with Minto and staff. Special shout out to Emma from the Sales Office, Sarah from the Decor Centre and last, but definitely not least, Vince on site. Our encounter with each of these staff members was always met with patience, understanding and kindness.

 Have you had a chance to explore the area? Do you have any favorite spots in the city that you like to visit?

We love taking our dog Toby for walks around the pond at Britannia & Bridle. With all the surrounding trees we have seen some beautiful wildlife.

Thank you for Sharing Angelo and Lorena!  The Kingmeadow community is lucky to have such talented, creative, and out-going enthusiasts to join the community! Congratulations and welcome to the neighborhood!

Interested in living in the Kingmeadow community? We still have homes available at Kingmeadow! Check out our website or come visit us at our sales centre today to learn more and choose your dream home!

Did you know….Fun facts about Oshawa

Filled with parks, arts, and history, Oshawa is a fantastic place to live! There is so much to see and do in this city where our Kingmeadow community is situated. Here are some of our favourite facts about Oshawa:

 

Oshawa has an abundance of parks, trails and natural areas

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With over 410 hectares of parkland and more than 27 kilometers of paved trails, there is lots of space to explore in Oshawa! The parks and trails are a great place to enjoy with friends and family, but also a great place to bike, run, rollerblade or workout. Everyone loves working out in the great outdoors, and in Oshawa there’s over 130 parks for you to choose from! During the summer and fall, these parks can be a nice quiet setting for reading a book or having a picnic.

 

 

 

General Motors Canada was founded in Oshawa

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Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada’s main headquarters and major assembly plants are located in Oshawa. In 2011, Oshawa was named the “Automotive Capital of Canada.” You can also visit the Canadian Automotive Museum located in Downtown Oshawa. The museum holds a significant collection of Canadian cars from the 19th century to the present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many movies were filmed in Oshawa

 leblanc-parkwood09re01The home of Samuel McLaughlin, founder of General Motors of Canada has been the backdrop of many known films. The Parkwood Estate was officially designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1989. Tours are given year-round at the estate. Movies that were filmed here or used the estate as a backdrop are Studio 54, Billy Madison, Chicago and X-Men. The estate is a great place to learn the history of Oshawa’s founding family and see how they live. The surrounding grounds and gardens are perfect for photos.

 

 

 

Farmers’ Markets are a big thing in Oshawa

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With over 6 different farmers’ markets to choose from, Oshawa has your organic grocery needs covered all throughout summer until fall. Durham Farm Fresh has all the latest information about farms, markets, chefs and restaurants in the area. If you’re interested in buying local and fresh ingredients you can check out their farm food directory here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You too can live in beautiful North Oshawa. We have brand new single family homes and townhomes available at our award winning Minto Kingmeadow communtiy! Visit our website or contact us today for more information.

 

Kenya Bruce

 

300th Move-In at Kingmeadow

We’ve had a busy summer in the Kingmeadow neighbourhood, not only with construction but also with moving homeowners into their new homes. We celebrated a milestone a few weeks ago when we had our 300th move-in at Kingmeadow!

 
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When our 300th home owners, Jessica and Nicholas, arrived at their new home after picking up their keys, they were greeted with champagne, cupcakes, and an entire welcoming committee made up of the Minto MasterCare, Construction, and Sales Teams.

Jessica and Nicholas grew up in Whitby and so they chose to buy a home in Kingmeadow to be close to their families. The area is ideal for them because of the location, with the 407 coming through and the new RioCan shopping mall coming to the community. Jessica is a nurse who works nearby at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, and Nicholas is a steel stud framer who has worked on Minto projects such as Minto775 and Minto WaterGarden.

 
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The two are high school sweethearts and Kingmeadow is their first home together. They both went to school at UOIT down the street, so they’re familiar with the area. “We’ll probably be at the St. Louis Wings down the street a lot!” Nicholas told us.

Jessica and Nicholas are excited to start their new chapter of their lives together at Kingmeadow, and they’re looking forward to seeing the community develop. Congratulations and welcome to the neighbourhood!

 

Interested in living in the Kingmeadow community? We still have homes available at Kingmeadow! Check out our website or come visit us at our sales centre today to learn more and choose your dream home!

 
 

Summer Fun in Oshawa  

This summer fall in love with your neighbourhood all over again! Whether you are currently living at Kingmeadow or making the move to the Oshawa area, there are many fun activities and beautiful areas for you to enough this summer. So grab your sunglasses (and sunscreen) and head outside for some good summer fun.

 

Lakeview Park

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Grab your family, pack some snacks and head over to the beach at Lakeview Park. On a nice sunny day during the summer, the east beach at Lakeview Park is a perfect place to have fun with your family or friends. Parents can have some relaxation time while their kids build sandcastles. Or you can always work on that summer tan.

 

Concerts in the Park

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Enjoy free outdoor concerts all summer long in Oshawa with Concerts in the Park. The concert series is located at Memorial Park Bandshell, the heart of downtown Oshawa. Live performances include opera, rock, pop and jazz music, as well as performances by the Oshawa Civic Band. Concerts are every other Wednesday from June 17th to August 27th.

 

Waterfront Trail

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The Waterfront Trail is a highly recommended trail in Oshawa. The trail stretches along the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Niagara Rivers. This trail has some beautiful scenic views you will enjoy. Along the trail you can also visit a few parks and natural areas such as Lakeview Park and Stone Street Park. This trail is perfect for a nice evening stroll, or a great place to ride your bike through.

 

Pan Am 2015

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The Pan Am Games will be held in Toronto this summer, but you can catch a few of the events and games happening in Oshawa! The City of Oshawa will host boxing preliminaries and medal sessions, weightlifting medal sessions and over 38, 500 spectators. All athletic events will be held at the Oshawa Sports Centre, Oshawa’s premier sports and entertainment facility. Check out the Toronto Pan Am 2015 Games website for more information!

 

If you want to find out more about Oshawa’s surrounding areas and more fun activities to do this summer, visit the City of Oshawa’s website. Make the most out of this summer without having to leave your own neighbourhood.

Want to live in beautiful North Oshawa? We still have homes available at Kingmeadow! Check out our website or come visit us at our sales centre today to learn more and choose your dream home!

 

 

Kenya Bruce