Our Communities

Live in the Up-and-Coming City of Cambridge hāvn – Registration Closed A new community in Cambridge! hāvn is conveniently located on Isherwood Avenue near shopping, highway access and Dumfries Conservation Area. Immersed in nature, but just steps from local shops is a little piece of hāvn in the heart of this bustling community. NOTE: Registration…

Community Guide: River Ridge

Love River Ridge? We’re back and building homes in this wonderful community! Get in touch with one of our agents or visit our River Ridge Sales Centre for more information. Peaceful living and winding trails await you. RIVER RIDGE SALES CENTRE & MODEL HOMES Find us at 90 Deer Creek St, Kitchener. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays…

Moving Made Simple Step 4: Packing Tips!

At this point in your moving preparation, your priority has been decluttering, cleaning and storing valuables. Its time to start thinking about packing up the rest of your belongings. This task can start to feel daunting and seemingly overwhelming, however we have some great tips from our friend Ange McNamara from Klear Inc. on how to organize…

Moving Step 3: Who’s Helping?

As your moving date approaches, its time to start thinking about how you’re going to transport all your belongings. Are you going to rent a truck and move your belongings with close friends and family, or possibly hire some professional movers? There is alot to consider, with many pros and cons – but not to…

Community Guide: Riverwood

Love Riverwood? Is Riverwood your dream community? Get in touch with one of our agents or visit our Riverwood Sales Centre for more information. Peaceful living and winding trails await you. RIVERWOOD SALES CENTRE & MODEL HOMES Find us at 90 Deer Creek St, Kitchener. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm, Thursdays and Fridays by appointment, and…

Press Release: Activa Supports Affordable Housing Initiative

Jun 14, 2019 LOCAL BUILDER SUPPORTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE   Leadership Waterloo Region to receive $30,000 in funding from Activa to ignite affordable housing partnership. Waterloo Region (June 12, 2019) – When you ask Tony Giovinazzo, CEO of Activa, why they do what they do, it’s all about families and building community. That’s why, when the opportunity…

Product Launch: The 124

Do you know what a complete community is? Activa develops neighbourhoods that not only contain plenty of amenities for homeowners, such as parks, trails, and playgrounds, but also offer a diverse choice of housing options at different price points. Continuing this philosophy into our home building roots, we’re bringing ENERGY STAR® certified stacked and back to back townhomes to Kitchener’s Huron Village. The…

Our Journey: Buying & Building with Activa

BY CHRISTINE TASSE Looking to buy a new home? Congratulations! Starting the search for a new home can be so stressful, but I am here to remind you that it can also be easy and exciting. Considering a new build is a completely different experience than buying a resale. When thinking of a resale the first thing…

Product Launch: Bungalow Loft Condo Towns

Activa, Waterloo Region’s largest and most innovative land developer and home builder, is proud to be releasing a limited amount of bungalow loft condo townhomes (complete with accessibility features) in the well-loved community of Doon South this weekend. Activa strives to offer a quality-built home with stunning standards, in communities that are designed for the way…

Spring Cleaning Part 1: Where Do I Start?

BY ANGE MCNAMARA Now that the weather is getting warmer, you may be thinking about how to declutter your home – and keep it that way. We sat down with Ange McNamara of Klear Inc., who had some useful tips for organizing your home quickly and effectively this spring, so you can spend more time enjoying…

Your Guide to Grand Opening Events

If you’ve never purchased a new construction home before, you might be wondering why everyone is talking about Grand Opening Events. In short, a Grand Opening Event is the very first time a collection of homes or new community will be available to the public for purchase. Typically, at these events potential homeowners will reserve…

Community Highlight: Doon South

  Love Doon South? Is this your dream community? Get in touch with one of our agents, or visit our Doon South Sales Centre and our Model Homes for more information. Natural serenity and welcoming streetscapes await you. DOON SOUTH SALES CENTRE & MODEL HOMES Find us at 653 Thomas Slee Drive, Kitchener. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays…

How to Personalize Your Home

BY MARISSA WARNER The moment you are handed the keys to your newly built home is when it’s time to put your personal touch on your space! Personalizing your home can take many forms, whether it is the furniture you select or meaningful items and photos you decide to display. Making a house come alive…

Product Launch: Condo Towns in Kitchener’s Doon South (Now Sold Out!)

Activa is proud to have a developing philosophy that centres around planning complete communities – a neighbourhood that contains amenities for homeowners, is filled with parks, trails, and playgrounds, and offers a diverse choice of housing options at different price points. To continue this philosophy into our homebuilding roots, we’re bringing some exciting products to Doon South this weekend:…

Community Highlight: Trailside at Grey Silo Gate

  Love Trailside at Grey Silo Gate? Is this your dream community? Get in touch with one of our agents or visit our Trailside Sales Centre for more information. A peaceful, relaxing lifestyle awaits you. TRAILSIDE SALES CENTRE Find us at 243 Grey Silo Road, Unit 2, Waterloo. We’re open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7pm, Thursdays and Fridays…

Designing a Playroom That Works

BY MARISSA WARNER The first few months of the year can cause many of us to feel a little stir-crazy – the weather is traditionally cold and wet, forcing us to spend more time inside! Having a dedicated indoor space for the tiny humans in our lives to explore, create and use their imagination is…

Types of Townhomes

As a builder, we know that when it comes to a home, one size doesn’t fit all – nor does one style! But while the difference between a mid-rise condo and a single detached might be easy to see, one type of home comes in all shapes and sizes: the townhome. Across our communities, we…

8 At-Home Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

If there’s one thing we’ve learned this past year, it’s to keep your loved ones close and show how much you appreciate them. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we thought we’d share with you some cute and fun ideas for the whole family. Read on for inspiration on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day from the…

How Activa Builds Your Home

Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new home instead of resale, the next step is to research which builder you’re going to choose. You should consider the style of floorplans they offer, upgrades and finishing options, how they’ve shaped their customer experience and most importantly, how they construct their homes. Your builder will have a big…

What is a Pre-Delivery Inspection?

Fresh paint, stunning floors, sparkly backsplash, cozy lighting and more – and it’s finally yours. Can you picture it? At Activa, we want our homeowners to enjoy the build of their home, and for it to be as stress-free and exciting as possible! Part of this is incorporating plenty of check points throughout the build,…

How to Choose the Right Flooring for Your Space

Whether you are hosting dinner parties for large gatherings, watching movies with the kids in the family room, or doing yoga in the bedroom, you require a flooring option that suits your needs (and your style). Beyond the practicality of the floor itself (like how durable it is, and if it’s easy to clean), flooring is typically the largest surface area to consider in any space. It…

What Your Customer Experience Coordinator Wants You to Know

At Activa, we are proud to offer a customer experience that’s second-to-none. Complete with a dedicated Customer Experience Coordinator, homeowners have several touchpoints throughout the homebuilding journey, including our unique pre-drywall appointment so homeowners can see what’s behind the walls of their home. To us, success is when a homeowner says “Activa made the process so easy”,…

Top 5 Interior Design Trends of 2019

2018 featured a variety of interior design trends like glam brass accents and velvet furniture, nature-inspired living with woven textures and houseplants, and cozy pieces meant for snuggling up and being comfortable. It also said goodbye to cacti everything, chevron patterns, and white-on-white room design. So, what’s next in 2019? To ring in the start of the year,…