Activa EQ Award

Press Release: Activa Wins EnerQuality Award in the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Large Volume Builder category

December 7, 2021 LOCAL HOMEBUILDER WINS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD Activa receives EnerQuality Award in the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Large Volume Builder category!   WATERLOO, ON, December 7, 2021 – Activa, Waterloo Region’s largest and most active homebuilder, is this year’s winner of the ENERGY STAR® For New Homes – Large Volume Builder…

Holiday Flower Arrangements

Holiday Arrangements with Charmed Flowers

Charmed Flowers, located in Uptown Waterloo, is filled with fresh arrangements for any occasion. Their focus is on unique, handmade and heartfelt flower arrangements for you and your loved ones to enjoy. We are happy to have the owner, Haley, on ActivaLearn to highlight the shop’s new holiday collection! Follow along with her helpful tips for…

home for the holidays: activities at home

Home for the Holidays: Activities at Home

You can’t beat home sweet home during the holidays! Make the most out of the holiday season this year with fun activities at home for the whole family. We’ve got crafts, games, movies and more holiday-inspired fun for you and your family to enjoy, inspired by the traditions of our very own Activa team members…

Celebrate Halloweekend!

Did you know that Halloween falls on a Sunday this year? That means you can have an entire weekend of Halloween fun! From baking some sweet treats to watching scary movies all night, it’s time to turn the spooky up and get this monster mash party started. Check out these fun activities to do on…

Design tips for an investment property

Design Tips for an Investment Property

Purchasing a home is a big decision whether it be for an end-user or an investor. While a live-in homeowner will pay for all the expenses themselves, an investor will have tenants that will pay rent, contributing to the overall expenses of owning the home. Because your goal as an investor is to attract renters,…

Explore Vista Hills

Explore Vista Hills

With a countryside panorama, environmentally protected lands and a secluded entrance, Vista Hills is a community where generations can value the serenity of natural beauty and the convenience of nearby city amenities. Respecting the environmental heritage of this unique location, over two decades of planning has gone into creating an environmentally sustainable community complete with…

Activa Design Studio

Designing our First Home

BY JENNA EATON My partner Mitch and I purchased our first home in Activa’s Huron Village community this past fall. We chose to buy a new build with Activa so that we could pick a floor plan that best suited our lifestyle and personalize it to our liking! Soon after we secured our unit, it…

How to Read and Understand a Floor Plan

How to Read and Understand a Floor plan

Selecting your floor plan is one of the most exciting parts of the home building journey, however, reading a floor plan can be confusing if you’ve never done it before. We want to help you understand our floor plans, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Follow our guide on how to read…

Patios in the KW Region

Support Local: Patios in the KW Region

Is there a better way to beat the summer heat than enjoying a refreshing ice-cold drink on a local patio? Across the Waterloo Region, Business Improvement Areas have pulled their resources together to support local restaurants through expanded patios and resourceful guides. Luckily, there is no shortage of great restaurants to try in the KWC…

KW Region Food Trucks

Support Local: KW Food Trucks

The days are getting longer and the sun has finally come out to play. As we start to see restaurant patios and recreational programs across the tri-cities reopen this summer, let’s not forget about our local food truck vendors! Many of these local businesses rely on large outdoor events and gatherings throughout the summer season…

top 5 upgrade trends for your home

Top 5 Trendy Upgrades for New Homes!

Our expert Design Studio team is always keeping up with well-loved trends in the interior design space! Today on the blog, we asked our Design Studio team to share with us popular upgrade trends for new homes in 2021! Check out our homeowners’ favourites for inspiration. 1. Creating a Bathroom Sanctuary Creating a bathroom sanctuary…

How to choose a backsplash

How to Choose a Backsplash

Selecting a backsplash for your kitchen is a big decision! With so many colours, patterns and finishes to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down to one choice. That is why we asked our expert Design Studio team to break down the selection process for choosing a backsplash, so you can feel…

Spring Break at home

6 Activities for Spring Break at Home!

With Spring Break right around the corner, we wanted to share with you some ideas to keep your kids busy while at home for the week. From crafts to video games and everything in between, check out our top 6 activities for the whole family to enjoy this spring break! 1. Virtual Spring Break Camps…

Trussler West

Community Guide: Trussler West

Discover a sense of community where home reaches beyond your front door. Feel the difference of intimate streetscapes and friendly folks. A neighbourhood where your children will meet their best friends forever at the local park, and you’ll chat with yours over coffee on the front porch. A space where natural beauty isn’t far from…

2021 Design Trends

Top 5 interior design trends of 2021

Looking to revamp your style in 2021 with trending home designs? Look no further, our expert Design Studio team is here to give you an exclusive update on what’s hot, hip and trendy in the interior design space this year. Our team is sharing some new and emerging trends we haven’t seen before – get…