Minto Communities GTA Wins Eight Durham Region Home Builders Association Awards
Minto Communities GTA received eight awards at last month’s 2022 Durham Region Home Builders Association (DRHBA) Awards of Excellence for the 90-acre planned community it is building in Oshawa, named The Heights of Harmony.
Launched in June 2020, The Heights of Harmony introduced Net Zero upgrades to select single-detached homes in the development in the Kedron neighborhood of Oshawa. Upgrades can reduce a home’s emissions by up to 85%, and all homes in the community have roofs designed to allow easy installation of solar panels in the future.
A new modern farmhouse-style home has debuted at this Minto site, in the architectural mix of traditional and contemporary townhouses and single-family homes designed by RN Design, and featuring lush landscaping by NAK Design Strategies.
The awards were for home production and marketing, with Harmony Heights winning the following categories:
- Excellence in the design of 3,001 to 4,000 sq. ft. production built homes
- Excellence in production House built under 2,000 sq. ft.
- Excellence in production built kitchen design
- Excellence in the design of bathrooms built in production
- Excellence in Web Design
- Excellence in logo design
- Excellence in designing sales brochures
- Signaling Excellence
In addition to the award-winning homes, a new 28-acre park is planned for the community which will include a sports field as well as trails that will connect the community to a 6 km trail network.
Minto’s Heights of Harmony project is expected to be completed in 2023. A second phase the community is expected to launch this fall as Minto prepares to expand its presence in Durham Region.
“We are especially proud of our awards in the design categories, as we always strive to create homes that will meet the needs of diverse residents,” said Mike LaPlante, Vice President of Land Development, Minto Communities GTA . “These awards are a fantastic milestone as we continue to conceptualize the first plans for our upcoming projects at Brooklyn and Courtice.”
Minto announced the acquisition of four new GTA sites last February, including two located in the Durham Region communities of Brooklin and Courtice. The Brooklin site is located on the northwest corner of Columbus Road and Baldwin Street North in Whitby and covers 27 acres. Plans for the site include 190 residences in a mix of detached houses, traditional townhouses and rear townhouses.
The Courtice site is located in Clarington and will span 100 acres, with plans to follow a mix of residences similar to that of the Brooklin community. Both are still in the early conceptual stages, and Minto says the focus will be on making each community pedestrian-friendly and walkable, with expansive parks and lush green spaces, while keeping sustainability in mind. in mind.
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