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…

Community Open House in Trussler West

Trussler West Open House Event Join us for an open house event to see Activa’s Designer Homes in Trussler West! Saturday, June 15th, 2024 Drop-in anytime between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Join us for an Open House event and tour Activa’s newest Move-In-Ready Designer Homes in our Trussler West community. You will have the…

Celebrating Spring in Waterloo Region

Welcome back to our Social Series! As the flowers bloom and the air warms, Waterloo Region bursts into life with a number of spring-themed events. From cultural festivals to scenic outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone this season. Discover what’s happening in our community this May – with a special focus on Mother’s Day and…

Spring Social Series

Just because the weather doesn’t know what to do with itself this year, doesn’t mean the same should apply to you! If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends or family in the KW region, we’ve got you covered with a bounty of events, festivals, markets, and egg hunts to keep you busy…

FAQ: Two-Storey Condo Townhomes in Trussler West

  How can I express interest in purchasing a condo townhome in Trussler West? Two-Storey Condo Townhomes are available for purchase, starting this weekend, at Trussler West. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below. Once you have made the decision to express your interest in purchasing,…

Designer Homes by Activa: FAQ

1. What is a Designer Home by Activa? Activa’s Designer Homes are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a new construction home but want to move sooner than later. With a pre-designed home, you can take the tough decisions out of your home building experience! These homes are complete with features and finishes selected…

306 Raspberry Place, Vista Hills

Parade of Homes

Parade of Homes Join us for an open house event to see Activa’s new Designer Homes in Trussler West, Harvest Park, Huron Village, The Trailside Towns, and Vista Hills! Saturday, February 10th, 2024 Drop-in anytime between 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm See FIVE move-in ready homes with high-end features and finishes selected by our expert…

February Social Series

As February unfolds, it’s not just Valentine’s Day that steals the spotlight; it’s a month filled with opportunities for memorable moments with loved ones. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your significant other, a fun night out with friends, a peaceful solo retreat, or a cozy Family Day weekend at home, we’ve curated a…

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Tips for your winter home maintenance

As winter sets in, homeowners need to prepare their homes for the challenges that come with colder temperatures, snow, and icy conditions. Winter maintenance is crucial to ensure your home remains cozy, energy-efficient, and problem-free during the chilly months. Continue reading as we provide you with a comprehensive winter maintenance guide to help homeowners navigate…

The cozy charm of a modern farmhouse design

Seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary aesthetics, the Modern Farmhouse home eludes a sense of rustic warmth and modern sophistication. This look embraces the staples of a historic country farmhouse – barn doors, shiplap, open shelving, wide-plank flooring, apron front sinks and antique decor – while peppering in modern-day elements such as neutral colours, earthy accents,…

Home for the Holidays

During the holidays, there is nothing quite like being at home surrounded by loved ones and friends all while enjoying the wonders of the season. From indulging in holiday movie marathons to baking delicious goods and sipping on warm and cozy beverages, there are countless ways to create cherished memories. Additionally, spending time outdoors in…

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Shop Locally This Holiday Season!

Prepare to embark on a journey through the various corners of the Waterloo Region! Our undercover employees spilled the beans on their secret local haunts, and we’ve gathered all the details for you. Explore the best destinations for home décor lovers, food enthusiasts, eco-warriors, and more. Show some love by shopping online, visiting their stores,…

Understanding Condominium Ownership

Welcome to part one of our new series, Understanding Condominium Ownership, where we will be helping you understand what it means to purchase a condominium with Activa. When it comes to home ownership, condominiums offer a unique arrangement where purchasers own a unit within a larger condominium plan. Contrary to common misconceptions, a condominium is…

Preparing for your fall home maintenance

Matt Hertog Lead Warranty Technician  Meet Matt – our Lead Warranty Technician. Continue reading as Matt helps you with this year’s fall maintenance. As the vibrant colours of summer begin to fade and the crisp air of autumn starts to settle in, it’s time to shift our focus towards preparing our homes for the upcoming…

Find your perfect home this fall!

When it comes to finding the perfect home, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why, at Activa, we take immense pride in offering a wide variety of homes tailored to suit your unique needs and preferences. Whether you’re in the market for brand new build or a Designer Home with a quicker…

Discover the Perks of Living in Trussler West!

Are you in search of the perfect place to call home? Look no further than Trussler West, where community living is redefined with an array of amenities, natural beauty, and unbeatable convenience. We recently had the pleasure of exploring this blossoming neighbourhood to discover the perks for ourselves. Playtime for All Ages First on our…

Join Us In Helping The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

It’s that time of year where the leaves start to change colour, the air gets a little crisper, and we embrace cozy sweaters, warm beverages, and the spirit of giving! This season, Activa is proud to continue our long history of supporting The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Our team will be collecting food donations from​​​​​​​ Wednesday,…

YOUR END-OF-SUMMER BUCKET LIST

Hey Siri, play,” Summertime Sadness” Can you believe that summer is coming to an end? Neither can we. That means you need to take advantage of the last few weekends and indulge in some of KW’s best summer spots! Let’s go on an adventure together – we have created the perfect Saturday for you to…

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…

Uptown Waterloo

Local Summer Spots In The KWC!

Unleash your summer spirit and explore the hotspots of Waterloo Region! The Waterloo Region is bursting with fantastic destinations for all kinds of outings. Whether you’re seeking a romantic date night, an unforgettable night out with friends, an active adventure, or a pub crawl with delicious food, there is something for everyone! Continue reading to…

Celebrate Dad With Fun-Filled Family Activities!

As Father’s Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to honour and appreciate the incredible fathers in our lives. This special day presents a golden opportunity to go beyond the ordinary and create lasting memories with our dads. While traditional gifts hold their charm, the true essence of Father’s Day lies in spending quality time together…

Harvest Park

FAQ: Condo Villas in Harvest Park

How can I express interest in purchasing a Condo Villa in Harvest Park? Condo Villas at Harvest Park are available to purchase. Please review the floorplans on our website, as well as the information outlined below. What do I need to purchase a Condo Villa in Harvest Park? To purchase a Condo Villa in Harvest…

Eco Resolutions for the New Year!

There’s no doubt we will be looking for ways to live more sustainably in 2024. This year, we encourage all homeowners to create healthy habits in their homes by making small changes wherever possible that will have a big impact on reducing their carbon footprint. Continue reading to find inspiration on eco resolutions you can…

Holiday Events in KWC

There is nothing better than homes illuminated with vibrant lights, seasonal wreaths, and trees covered in snow that create the most magical atmosphere! That’s right, the holiday season is here, and the Waterloo Region is in full swing with plenty of events to get you feeling merry and bright! We want to help you plan…

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Home for the Holidays: Shop Local Round-Up

Welcome to our Home for the Holidays Series! We asked our employees for their favourite shop local spots in the KW Region… and we’ve got the deets! Discover the best spots to shop for the home décor lover, the foodie, the eco-warrior and more! Support these businesses online, visit their shops or purchase a gift…

Harvest Park

FAQ: Freehold Townhomes in Harvest Park

How can I express interest in purchasing a townhome in Harvest Park? Freehold Townhomes are now available for purchase at Harvest Park. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below. Once you have made the decision to express your interest in purchasing, you may contact an agent, who will…

Trussler West

FAQ: Condo Townhomes in Trussler West

  How can I express interest in purchasing a condo townhome in Trussler West? Condo Townhomes are now available for purchase at Trussler West. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below. Once you have made the decision to express your interest in purchasing, you may contact an agent,…

FAQ: Single Detached Homes in Vista Hills

  How can I express interest in purchasing a lot in Vista Hills? Introducing our NEW 40’ lots in Vista Hills coming this Saturday, June 8th!  Net Zero Ready Single Detached homes are now available for purchase at Vista Hills. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below.…

Parks in KW

Parks to Visit in the KWC Region

It is finally summer, and the kids are out of school! We want to help you (and your kids) avoid summer boredom by building excitement to spend time outdoors! Planning an activity with your family doesn’t have to be expensive or stressful if you decide to spend the day at one of the KWC Region’s…

Support Local: Plant-based eating in the KWC Region

BY PLANTIFUL KW Looking for the perfect spot for your next meal? Today on ActivaLearn we invite local vegan connoisseur, Plantiful KW, to share their favourite plant-based options across the KWC Region. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or are just looking to try something new, continue reading to discover ten restaurants to enjoy in the area!…

Vista Hills by Activa

FAQ: Stacked Condo Townhomes in Vista Hills

How can I express interest in purchasing a stacked condo townhome in Vista Hills? Stacked Condo Townhomes are now available for purchase in Vista Hills. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below. Once you have made the decision to express your interest in purchasing, you may contact an…

Harvest Park by Activa

Harvest Park Singles Detached FAQ

Two different phases of Net Zero Ready Single Detached Homes are available for purchase in Harvest Park. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below. How can I express interest in purchasing a lot in Harvest Park? Net Zero Ready Single Detached homes are now available for…

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Getting Ready for Spring 2022

With the arrival of Spring, the time has also arrived for you to prepare your home for a new season. We have put together some helpful tips for organizing your home quickly and effectively this spring, so you can spend more time enjoying the weather! switch to lighter bedding Let’s start with the bedrooms! You…

Trussler West FAQ

Trussler West Single Detached Homes FAQ

How can I express interest in purchasing a lot in Trussler West? Two different phases of Net Zero Ready Single Detached homes are available for purchase in Trussler West. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below. What do I need to purchase? You will need to…

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5 fun things to do this family day

Family Day weekend is the perfect time for families to get together and explore this beautiful place we call home. The KWC Region is traced with many fun family-friendly spots and activities that you can enjoy all year round, but with Family Day coming up, now is the perfect time to make the most of…

The Trailside Towns FAQ

  How can I express interest in purchasing a Trailside Townhome? Move-In-Ready Rear-Garage Condo Townhomes are now available for purchase at The Trailside Towns. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as the information outlined below. Once you have made the decision to express your interest in purchasing, you may contact…

The Trailside Towns

Community Highlight: The Trailside Towns

Interested in a home in Trailside? Rear-garage Condo Townhomes are now available for purchase at The Trailside Towns. Please review the floorplans and pricing on our website, as well as our helpful FAQ. Once you have made the decision to express your interest in purchasing, you may contact an agent, who will schedule appointments on…

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Home for the Holidays: Our Favourite Recipes

Welcome to our Home for the Holidays Series! We hope you’ve taken the time to read our other blogs: Shop Local Round-Up, Home Décor Tips and Holiday Events in the KWC. We are highlighting our team’s favourite recipes… and they look delicious! We hope you enjoy making some of these treats at home for you…

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…

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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…

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Home for the Holidays: Home Décor Tips

Welcome to our Home for the Holidays Series! We hope you’ve checked our other blog in this series, our Shop Local Round-Up, to kick off the holiday season. Our next post brings you home décor tips from our very own Activa team members. Check out our team’s expert tips for how they make their home…

Celebrate Halloweekend!

We want you to have a Spooktacular weekend and celebrate some Halloween family 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 Halloweekend this year! Spook up your home! Skulls,…

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…

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5 Tips for Creating a Backyard Oasis

BY CHRISTINE TASSE ARE YOU LOOKING to get started on building your very own backyard oasis? We built an extended patio in the backyard of our Activa home where my family loves to spend time together throughout the summer. Today on ActivaLearn, I’m sharing my top five tips for creating a backyard oasis for you…

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…

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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…

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21 Tips to Live More Sustainably at Home

BY AISLING DENNETT, PROGRAM DIVISION MANAGER AT SUSTAINABLE WATERLOO REGION Did you know that even the most sustainably designed buildings still rely on the people in them to reach their full potential? How we interact with the spaces we live and work in can be the difference between whether they are expanding our local carbon…

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…

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Community Guide: hāvn

Redefining City Living Discover what city living can mean to you: a home immersed in nature but steps from the convenience of the city. Explore the City Located just off Hespeler Road and minutes from historic Downtown Cambridge, Hespeler Village and Preston Towne Centre, hāvn is the perfect location for an experience like no other.…

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Creating Your Perfect Nursery

BY CHRISTINE TASSE Hands down, this was my favourite project to date in my home! As a first time Mom, I knew I wanted to keep the room somewhat neutral but also include accents that are reflective of our family. I welcomed my son Samuel in June 2020 and am excited to share my top…

How to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Home

There’s no reason to let your Dirndl and Lederhosen gather dust in the closet; Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is STILL happening! From live virtual events to restaurant specials and donation drives, there are many ways to get involved in this year’s festivities.   First, Make Your Haus Look More Wunderbar! There’s no reason Oktoberfest can’t come to…

COVID-19 Updates

A note on the COVID-19 outbreak: Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2021 With the exception of the Design Studio, all operations at Activa have resumed as per normal. The Design Studio continues to operate by appointment only and is not open to the public at this time. Product delays and labour shortages continue to impact our…

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.   Find…

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…

Community Guide: Vista Hills

Love Vista Hills? Stacked Condo Townhomes ad Net Zero Ready Single Detached homes are now available for purchase in Vista Hills, please review the floorplans and pricing on our website. Once you have made the decision to express your interest in purchasing, you may contact an agent, who will schedule appointments on a first-come, first-serve…

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…

Spring Cleaning Part 2: Getting Organized with Kids

Click here to read part one for tips on how to start your cleaning journey. BY ANGE MCNAMARA Do you find your home being taken over by kids’ clothes, toys, collections and, well, clutter? Once you’ve done your initial spring cleaning, you’ll want to keep your house clean – and more importantly, you want your kids…

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…

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…

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…

Holidays at Our Home

BY MARISSA WARNER The holiday season is our favourite time of the year – our family always looks forward to it! We get an opportunity to see family and friends, indulge in our favourite yummy treats and are surrounded by beautiful holiday décor. It is easy to feel like a kid again! We love to…

How to Find Your Rightsized Home

Throughout the month of September, we’ve been sharing the stories of real Activa homeowners and how their rightsizing journey has led them to their perfect home. The key takeaway? There’s no universal “rightsize” for a home! Every homeowner has different needs, dreams, and circumstances that will influence what they’re looking for in their perfect home. So what does…

Our Rightsizing Story

BY MARISSA WARNER When my husband, Ryan, and I decided to build a home, we knew we wanted to create a space that fit our lives. Our first home gave us an opportunity to get into the real estate market – we started to learn what aspects of a home worked well for us and…

Getting to Know: Schools in our Communities

For many parents, close proximity to a great school is high on their list of priorities. Sound like you? As a homebuilder and land developer, it is important to Activa that we consider the ‘home beyond the home’. We carefully design our communities to be located around amenities that help the neighbourhood thrive, such as building around…

Prioritizing Your Homebuilding Needs and Wants

Building the perfect home while staying within your budget may seem challenging, but it’s all a matter of balancing your needs vs. your wants. Sure, many of us would love a home that comes complete with a large double-oven kitchen, a full bathroom for each member of the family (including the pooch), and a guest…