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Minto Communities celebrate LEED™ for homes certification and ENERGY STAR for New Homes

Monday, September 22nd 2008 12:49:00pm

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Minto Communities celebrate LEED™ for homes certification and ENERGY STAR for New Homes

Harvest Hills will combine energy efficient, quality designed homes with the privacy of nature

(Toronto, Ontario, September 22, 2008) Minto Communities Inc. will host an official grand opening celebration on Wednesday, September 24 to announce that its Saunders single-family showhome in East Gwillimbury is the first of the company’s LEEDTM certified homes in Canada. It was achieved through the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) national case study program to develop a formal rating system for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) homes in Canada.

His worship, James Young, Mayor of East Gwillimbury will gather with Peter Love, Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation and Andrew Pride, Vice President of Minto’s Green division to help celebrate this milestone for Minto. The group will participate in an official tree planting ceremony outside of the LEED™ Silver model showhome in East Gwillimbury to symbolize the occasion.

James Young, Mayor of East Gwillimbury
Peter Love, Ontario Chief Energy Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority
Andrew Pride, Vice President, Minto Green Division

Wednesday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m.

1 Lady Gwillim Ave., East Gwillimbury, ON (Green Lane West and Yonge Street – see map)

Minto Communities Announcement of LEED®-Canada for Homes Certification and Photo Opportunity

Speakers will be on hand to answer questions regarding LEED®-Canada for Homes and sustainable development following the tree planning ceremony.


For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:

Samantha Sampson, Minto Communities Inc. 905-709-6158 ext. 230, ssampson@minto.com

Minto Group Inc.
is a family owned real estate development, construction and management company with operations in Ottawa, Toronto, and Florida. The company currently manages more than 15,000 residential rental homes and apartments in Ottawa and Toronto and carries a commercial portfolio of more than 2 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space. Minto provides quality residential and commercial accommodations to satisfy the needs of the marketplace as well support and enhance the growth and well being of the communities in which it operates. Since 1955, Minto has built more than 60,000 new homes. For more information, visit www.minto.com.