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Long Weekend Winter Activities in Stouffville!

With winter in full swing, now is the perfect time to enjoy all that the season has to offer in Stouffville. The long weekend has arrived and it’s going to be a very cold one! We still managed to find some fun things to do around Stouffville with family or a loved one!


Enjoy A Performance Or Film Screening At The Lebovic Centre For Arts & Entertainment

The revitalized Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment, located at Nineteen on the Park, is a multi-purpose event centre featuring  both professional performances and community-based activities. There are a number of shows scheduled throughout the winter, so take a cozy, warm seat, and be entertained!


Take In An Exhibit At The Latcham Gallery

Named after local philanthropist Arthur Latcham, The Latcham Gallery was created in 1979 by a group of local artists who saw the need for an arts facility in Whitchurch- Stouffville. Since then, it has encouraged several local artists and art devotee’s to continue their work. There are monthly shows and exhibitions to be appreciated by all Stouffville community members.


Shop And Dine In Stouffville’s Historic Downtown Area

Stouffville’s Main Street is beautiful during the summertime but the crisp trees hovering over the village shops and savory eateries, make strolling along the chilled lanes a scenic and pleasant outing in the winter as well. Stouffville’s Main Street is surrounded with historic architecture. You will be sure to get a taste of its rich history and a unique blend of it’s quaint atmosphere and growing urban flare. Search for that something unique in the picturesque gift shops or galleries, or feed your wintery hunger at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops.


Stouffville in winter, Ontario, Canada ©Tatiana Parmeeva www.tatianaphotography.com-37

Learn Local History At The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum And Community Centre

Are you a history buff and love learning about the culture geography and community that you are now a part of? Then come down to the Whitchurch- Stouffville Museum to take a stroll through your community’s history! Located in the historic hamlet of Vandorf adjacent to the Holland River and scenic Vandorf Park, the Museum was established in 1971 and the site now covers about 2 acres and includes 5 historic structures. A great activity to do with friends, family, or on your own if you’re truly interest in learning fun facts about the wonderful town you live in!



Hortons Home Farm

Great news! Horton’s farm isn’t only open during the summer; it also has a number of winter activities suited for the whole family!  Friendly tour guides will have you happily trekking the cold but exciting trail that wraps around the sugar bush. Visitors enjoy the laid-back atmosphere without any line-ups and can ample fresh syrup and warm apple cider. In addition to a charming trail and warm drinks, the farm lets children climb up the 450-year-old maple tree that is also known as the “Monkey Tree” . If you are one of those early risers and make you way over for breakfast, waiters dressed in pioneer outfits serve up some delicious pancakes!  If you have not yet had a chance to visit Hortons Home Farm, be sure to make your way over shortly for a great outdoor escapade for the whole family to enjoy!




Dagmar Ski Resort 

Dagmar Resort is a 25 minute drive away from Stouffville, and a more deluxe ski resort than skiers might be used to finding in Ontario. Featuring excellent ski facilities, Dagmar stands out for their elegant buildings & location, occupying over 100 acres of land in the GTA. Dagmar includes ski areas for downhill skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, 4 Terrain Parks and ski lessons for all skill levels. With 4 chairlifts & 2 magic carpets, guests can take their pick of slopes from beginner to pro. And a charming chalet with beautiful views and an excellent selection of food lets you après -ski in style.


Happy Long weekend everyone! We hope this inspired you fight the cold and get outdoors for one of these great adventures in Stouffville!

Getting the Essentials: Orchard Park’s Essentials Evening

A few weeks ago we celebrated the upcoming move-ins for our residents at Orchard Park at the Orchard Park Essentials Evening. Home owners were invited to meet their neighbours, speak with the Minto experts and learn all the essentials about moving in to their new community.  Plus guests enjoyed the always-entertaining music of Steve Hunter’s Jazz Trio and some delicious dishes served by Encore Catering.

We know that moving into a newly built home in a new community can be overwhelming, so Minto does everything they can to advise resident about what to expect. The evening was centered around informing our residents on the move-in process.  Our Minto experts from Construction, MasterCare, Land Development, Sales and the Green Team were there to give new home owners all the details they need to know about moving in to their new home. We can’t wait for our home owners to step through their freshly painted front doors!

Check out some photos below from the evening:

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Thank you to everyone who came out and made it a fantastic evening!

Meet Your Neighbours at Orchard Park

 Meet Domenic and Maria, soon-to-be residents of Orchard Park! They are a newly engaged couple who, along with peparing for their destination wedding this summer, are eagerly counting down the days until they can move into their Orchard Park home. The couple enjoys travelling and the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Neighbour Profile - Dom and Maria


Domenic and Maria chose to live in Stouffville because they love the community and the people. “It’s a small town but it has so much to offer” Maria explained to us. “The town is growing, so there is a lot to look forward to and it’s full of other young families just like us.” They also appreciate that it’s close to their own families who live in nearby Markham. Dom and Maria can’t wait to enjoy walks in Bruces Mill Conservation Area, golfing at the Timber Creek mini golf, and grabbing a delicious meal at the Corner House Restaurant.

What do they love about Orchard Park? The fresh designs. “Dom and I didn’t like the idea of a town home until we visited the Orchard Park Sales Centre. We fell in love with the layout and the terrace,” Maria explains. They found the location of Orchard Park ideal because it’s right on main street. “Its country meets urban” says Maria. They were also drawn to the uniqueness of the community plan.  “We love how every townhome in the Orchard park community looks different from one another. Most town homes are the same colour brick or siding. But with Orchard Park you have a selection of finishes.”

Domenic and Maria chose the Juniper Terrace floorplan for their home. They loved the flex layout that allowed them to choose the rooftop terrace and spacious design. “The open space concept really appealed to us. Dom and I think this house is perfect for hosting and entertaining, whether it be inside in the kitchen/living area or outside on the terrace” Maria says.

Terrace Corner

We’re glad their experience has been wonderful thus far, and we’re excited to have them move into the Orchard Park neighbourhood in the near future!

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Orchard Park Construction Update

With spring officially here, construction is ramping up at Orchard Park! Led by our fearless leader and Project Manager, Dominic Damar, the team on site is busily working away on all aspects of construction to get your homes completed!

There is a lot of activity going on on-site, as each block is in various phases of construction. In Block 19 and 13, we have reached roof level, so these blocks are really starting to take shape! On Block 14 we are framing the third wall. Framing is what gives the homes their shape and structure, so we’re starting to see what this block will look like when complete.

On Block 15 and 6, the team is pouring the foundation walls, and they will start framing once the foundation is finished. On Block 34, excavation has begun, digging out the hole that will provide the foundation for this block. Excavation normally takes about 2 weeks depending on the ground conditions. Finally, in Block 31, which are Back to Back Townhomes, the footings are being poured. The footings are what your foundation wall sits on, so this the first step towards getting the structure off the ground.


Minto Orchard Park in Stouffville

Minto Orchard Park in Stouffville

Orchard Park’s site team is lead by Project Manager, Dominic Damar. Dominic’s been with Minto for a number of years now, celebrating his 7th milestone with us this past February. Before working as a Project Manager, he was an Architectural Coordinator at Minto. Orchard Park is his second project as Project Manager, his first being Credit Ridge in Brampton. Dominic is excited to be working on Orchard Park because he loves the designs of the homes. “The elevations, especially the Terrace Towns, are very unique and will definitely define the look and feel of the community,” he explains. We’re excited to see the community take shape!


Get to know Stouffville

Image via Flickr (Rob Pringle)
Image via Flickr (Rob Pringle)

Orchard Park is one of our developments just north of Markham in the quaint town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. We love going to visit Orchard Park because it’s like our own little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stouffville is just a short drive away and super accessible by the 404, 407 and public transportation.

Here’s a few things that you can do in Stouffville:

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