Future Communities

Build your future in one of Activa’s upcoming communities New launches are coming in 2024; don’t miss out by registering for our mailing list here! If you don’t see the future community or phase you are interested in, stay tuned!   Trussler West – Kitchener Located on Benninger Drive, Kitchener PRODUCT TYPE:  Two-Storey Condo Townhomes…

Construction Update: June 2024

June is here, marking the arrival of summer! With the warmer weather, we have exciting updates on our communities across the Waterloo Region. Let’s take a closer look at the progress! The Erinbrook Towns, Kitchener Welcome to the Erinbrook Towns, a vibrant community nestled in the heart of Kitchener. Situated just off Westmount Road &…

Construction Update: May 2024

May has arrived, which means it is nearly summer. With the warmer weather comes exciting new updates on our communities across the Waterloo Region. Let’s dive into this month’s exciting progress: The Erinbrook Towns, Kitchener Welcome to the Erinbrook Towns, a vibrant community nestled in the heart of Kitchener. Situated just off Westmount Road &…

Press Release: The Region of Waterloo partners with Activa and Hydraloop to launch greywater pilot program

Monday May 13, 2024 The Region of Waterloo partners with Activa and Hydraloop to launch greywater pilot program Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo has partnered with local developer Activa and greywater system vendor Hydraloop to study the potential water savings this technology could offer the community. This innovative pilot includes installing Hydraloop systems in…

Construction Update: April 2024

It’s that time of the month to recap what’s new and under development across our Activa communities – they sure are blossoming like spring flowers! Let’s dive into this month’s exciting progress: The Erinbrook Towns, Kitchener Welcome to the Erinbrook Towns, a vibrant community nestled in the heart of Kitchener. Situated just off Westmount Road…

Construction Update: March 2024

The market is picking up and we’re seeing lots of traffic across our communities and Sales Centres! If you haven’t been following along, here is a recap of some of our new releases and current homes we have available! Plus, we have some amazing promotions this Spring you can’t pass up! Let’s take a look:…

FAQ: the Erinbrook Towns

Join us this weekend, March 23rd, for the release of our NEW Two-Over-Two Stacked Condo Townhomes at the Erinbrook Towns! Sales Centre Hours & Location: 155 Washburn Drive, Kitchener – Activa’s Design Studio, and Sales Centre for the Erinbrook Towns. Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm With your new…

Construction Update: February 2024

February’s here, and while Cupid might be aiming arrows, we at Activa are aiming a bit higher! The frosty mornings are met with the warmth of bustling activity at our construction sites, where our dedicated crew works tirelessly to build new homes across the KWC. Dive into this month’s update to see the exciting progress…

Construction Update: January 2024

2023 may have ended, but Activa’s work across our vibrant communities sure hasn’t! Our team continues to make progress, building new homes and communities throughout the snow-covered landscapes of Waterloo Region. Let’s take a look at what they’ve been working on! Vista Hills, Waterloo Discover parks, trails, and greenspace — and find the things that…

Construction Update: December 2023

With the holidays right around the corner, our Activa construction sites remain a hive of activity! The dedication of our team has ensured steady progress and exciting developments in each of our vibrant communities. Continue reading to learn more about the latest December Construction Updates in 2023! Vista Hills, Waterloo Discover parks, trails, and greenspace…

Construction Update: November 2023

As we transition from fall to winter, the Activa communities are also undergoing changes! Our dedicated team is working hard building new homes across the KWC. With a variety of Net Zero Ready Singles and ENERGY STAR® Towns and Condo Villas, our communities have something for everyone! Let’s explore the progress! Vista Hills, Waterloo Discover…

Empowering the Future

Empowering the Future: Activa Partners with Groh Public School for a Unique Community Project In an exciting partnership between Activa and Groh Public School in Kitchener, two classes of Grade 7 students set out on an adventure: re-designing our very own “Harvest Park” community from the ground up. Students were divided up into small groups…

Construction Update: October 2023

The falling leaves provide a picturesque backdrop to the bustling construction sites where our dedicated team is working hard building Activa homes across the KWC! With a variety of Net Zero Ready Singles and ENERGY STAR® Towns and Condo Villas, our communities have something for everyone! Let’s explore the progress! Vista Hills, Waterloo Discover parks,…

Construction Update: September 2023

The summer is over and leaves are beginning to change colour, but our construction teams are still working hard building Activa homes across the KWC! With a variety of Net Zero Ready Singles and ENERGY STAR® Towns and Condo Villas, our communities have something for everyone!   Let’s explore the progress! Vista Hills, Waterloo Discover…

Transforming Your Basement into a Secondary Suite

Enhance Your Single Detached Home With a surge in demand for multi-generational living and income-generating opportunities, converting your basement into a secondary suite is not just a trendy concept; it’s a smart investment in your property and family’s lifestyle. Continue reading to learn more about Activa’s Secondary Suite options: What is a Secondary Suite? At…

Construction Update: July 2023

Hello, Summer! July is the peak of the construction season – with numerous projects underway and new ones breaking ground, our construction team is working hard building Activa homes all over the Region! Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a current homeowner, investor, or simply curious about Activa’s pre-construction homes, this update will keep you…

Construction Update: June 2023

It’s officially SUMMER – and our Construction Team has been busier than ever building Activa homes all over the Region! Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, an investor, a growing family, or someone looking for a fresh start, we have something designed to redefine the way you live. Let’s tour our homes and communities together: Vista…

What is a modern farmhouse elevation?

We are excited to introduce our all-new Modern Farmhouse elevations! Seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary aesthetics, each home exudes a rustic warmth and modern sophistication. With upgraded exterior and interior finishes, these beautiful designs are now available in Activa’s newest community, Harvest Park, and Trussler West Phase II*. *30′ floorplans only available in Trussler West…

First Time Home Buyer Program by Activa

Activa’s First-time Home Buyer Program

Buying a home for the first time can be overwhelming. It is a considerable investment and one of the most significant decisions of your life. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! To make the home-buying process easier and less stressful, we are proud to offer a First-time Home Buyer Program to help you purchase…

Townhomes in Trussler West

Which townhome is right for you?

Here at Activa, we offer townhomes in a variety of different floorplan layouts. From stacked condo townhomes to three-storey condo townhomes, and traditional townhomes at varying prices, there truly is something for everyone! Across our communities, we build several different types of townhomes (or towns) in order to fit density requirements from the Region, as…

Press Release: Activa partners with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region to bring affordable housing to Cambridge  

Activa partners with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region to bring affordable housing to Cambridge New stacked townhome units on Shantz Hill will provide affordable housing to 24 families in Cambridge.   Waterloo, ON – June 7, 2022 – Activa, Waterloo Region’s largest and most active homebuilder, is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity Waterloo…

Press Release: Activa joins Sustainable Waterloo Region as an Observing Organization

Activa joins Sustainable Waterloo Region as an Observing Organization   DIRECT FROM SUSTAINABLE WATERLOO REGION WEBSITE >> https://www.sustainablewaterlooregion.ca/2022/01/26/regional-sustainability-initiative-welcomes-activa-aboard/ Waterloo, ON – January 26, 2022 – Activa is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative, joining as an Observing Organization! Through their membership, they will gain access to a valuable network of like-minded…

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…

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…

Moving In

Building a Home Series: Moving In

You’ve made it! Welcome to the fifth installment of our Building a Home Series on ActivaLearn! Your home is now ready for you, but are you ready for it? Read on to learn our top tips for a successful and seamless move into your new home. Note: This process may look slightly different if you’re…

Activa Design Studio

Building a Home Series: Design Studio Selection

Welcome to our third installment of our Building a Home Series on ActivaLearn! So far, you’ve learned about The Shopping Process and The Purchasing Process, and now, it’s time for the most exciting part of the home building process – The Design Studio Selection! Kitchen display at the Activa Design Studio Our Award-Winning Design Studio…

Building a home series: the shopping process

Welcome to our Building a Home Series! As the Region’s largest homebuilder, we are proud to be local experts on the home building experience. In this ActivaLearn series, you’ll learn about the in‑depth process of purchasing a new build from start to finish. Learn what makes our process unique and follow our tips along the…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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,…

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”,…

Distinctive Standards: Features + Finishes

Lifestyle comes standard with an Activa home. In our homes, we’re proud to offer high-end finishes as standard, including soaring ceilings, energy efficient products, and stunning finishes that are as beautiful as they are durable. Read on to learn more about what’s included in each of our singles!*   *Standards applicable on single detached homes and…

Humidity in the Home: What it is and Why it Matters

Home ownership comes with new responsibilities. Some are easy to see: shoveling the driveway, cleaning the gutters, and keeping paint fresh and clean. Others are more challenging to detect – like humidity, the amount of water vapour present in the air. Because Activa’s homes are ENERGY STAR® certified, they are built with the highest levels…

ENERGY STAR® and Your Home

If the 2010s had a signature colour, it’d be green. Whether it’s saving money while finding deals online, having ‘plant babies’ fill our home and purify the air, or taking any steps possible to help the environment (goodbye, straws!). But green practices can extend to your home, too. You’re likely familiar with the blue and white symbol…

How the Activa Customer Experience Stands Out

  At Activa, we pride ourselves on doing things differently than other builders – especially when it comes to serving our homeowners! Here are a few things that you can expect to be done differently when building your home with us. It Starts With Our Philosophy Activa builds homes, not houses. We build beautiful and…

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

A large part of our developing philosophy is 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 a new product to Doon South this weekend: ENERGY STAR® certified…

Emergency Support

For After Hours Emergency Support: Activa is pleased to offer emergency support up to two years after taking occupancy. Our team will assist you throughout the evening if you experience the following: Complete loss of heat or electricity Water penetration into the home Major plumbing leak Gas leak – call 911 as well as the…

Complete Communities: How Activa Builds for You

Activa is more than just a home builder – we’re a land developer and have been putting down roots within the Waterloo Region for over 30 years. This gives us a unique position when we transform land into vibrant communities, because we always keep the eventual community residents in mind. So what makes our neighbourhoods…