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OHBA Nominations for Minto Communities!

We’re very excited for this year’s OHBA Awards of Distinction Gala – because we’ve been nominated for 7 awards here in Toronto!

Every year the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) celebrates excellence in home building and residential renovation across Ontario. The OHBA invites companies to submit entries in their 39 categories. Each entry is judged by a panel made up of individuals from the home building industry, with experience in new home construction, design, and marketing.

This year, winners of the OHBA awards will be announced on Monday, September 28th at the OHBA gala ceremony at Deerhurst. Of all the awards given out at the OHBA’s, the most coveted one is the Home Builder of the Year Award. Not only did Minto Communities win this last year, but we’ve been nominated for it again this year!

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Here’s the list of awards that we’ve been nominated for here in Toronto:

Category: 10. Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 sq. ft.)

Project: Minto Yorkville Park – Grant

 

Category: 19. Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen

Project: Minto Yorkville Park

 

Category: 22. Best Video High or Mid-Rise Project (4+ storeys)

Project: Minto Westside

 

Category: 29. Best New Home Sales Office (1501 sq. ft. and over)

Project: Minto Westside

 

Category: 33. Best Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure (1-3 Storeys)

Project: Minto Oakvillage

 

Category: 34. Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ storeys)

Project: Minto Westside

 

Category: 39. OHBA Ontario Home Builder of the Year

 

We’re honored to have received so much recognition so far, and we can’t wait to see what the OHBA’s have in store for us! We are anxiously awaiting the awards gala on September 28th where we can get dressed up, mingle with the best builders in the province, and hopefully win some awards!

 

Minto named OHBA Green Builder of the year for the second year running

From left: Serge Desjardins, Alison Minato, Jessica Huddleston, Adrian Wang, Kyle Rainbow, Derek Hickson

We at Minto are extremely proud to announce that for the second year in a row, and three times in total, we have been recognized as Ontario’s Green Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders Association.
 
Alison Minato, VP of sustainability, was quite delighted with the win. “It means so much to be recognized by the OHBA for our green initiatives. We’re one of few developers that have a dedicated in-house green team and it’s terrific to know that our strategies are paying off.

“We’ve been working hard for over a decade now and we’ve made huge strides in quality and sustainability. With strategies like individual suite meters and “all-off” switches being just some of the initiatives we’ve rolled out,” she explained. It’s great to win this award for the third time, and it just shows that our dedication to green pays off. It allows us to discover more opportunities and we have the processes in place to make these improvements happen.”

So what does Alison see happening to the green condo scene over the next few years? Right now, for example, they’re researching the potential of LED lighting. It’s more efficient than fluorescent lighting and it produces significantly less heat than halogen lights. Plus, the team is looking at wireless thermostat & lighting control. It has potential in the area of home automation and remote monitoring, which is something you’re likely to see more of in the future. Super-insulated windows are another great feature. “This is a very exciting time to be developing new, green condominiums,” Alison says.

Do you have a green question for our team? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages and we promise you’ll get an answer!