Future Communities

Build your future in one of Activa’s upcoming communities New launches are coming this fall, don’t miss out by registering for our mailing list here!   Harvest Park Discover a brighter future in a community where tradition and innovation meet in perfect balance. PRODUCT TYPE: Freehold Townhomes LAUNCH DATE: Fall 2022 Sign up for our…

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…

Trussler West

FAQ: Condo Townhomes in Trussler West

  How can I express interest in purchasing a condo townhome in Trussler West? Our Sales Centres will be open Saturday, September 17th, 1-5 pm for those interested in purchasing a Condo Townhome in Trussler West. We suggest you get in touch with our Sales Representatives ahead of the 17th to ask any questions you…

FAQ: Single Detached Homes in Vista Hills

  How can I express interest in purchasing a lot in Vista Hills? Our Sales Centres will be open Saturday, September 17th 1-5pm for those interested in purchasing a single detached home in our newest release in Vista Hills. We suggest you get in touch with our Sales Representatives ahead of the 17th to ask…

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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

Community Guide: Harvest Park

Looking to learn more about Harvest Park? Download our community guide and visit our community page to start planning for your dream home! Email signups for Net Zero Ready single detached homes in Harvest Park are closed. Sign up for our email list to be the first to hear about new releases coming this fall!

Harvest Park by Activa

Harvest Park FAQ

Net Zero Ready Single Detached homes are available to purchase in Harvest Park. We ask that you please review the information below before contacting an agent to purchase. You can also sign up for our email list to be the first to hear about new releases coming this fall! How can I express interest in…

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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 FAQ

Limited lots are now available for purchase in Trussler West. We ask that you please review the information below before contacting an agent to purchase.   How can I express interest in purchasing a lot in Trussler West? Net Zero Ready single detached homes are now available for purchase in Trussler West. Please review the floorplans…

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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

  Rear-garage Condo Townhomes are now available for purchase at The Trailside Towns. We ask that you please review the information below before contacting an agent to purchase.  How can I express interest in purchasing a Trailside Townhome? Rear-garage Condo Townhomes are now available for purchase at The Trailside Towns. Please review the floorplans and…

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 the fifth and final post of our Home for the Holidays Series! We hope you’ve taken the time to read our other blogs in the series: Community Events for Families, Shop Local Round-Up, Home Décor Tips and Activities at Home. In our final blog, we are highlighting our team’s favourite recipes… and they look…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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.…

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…

The Science Behind Our ENERGY STAR® Homes

When buying a new home with Activa, you will likely be introduced to our ENERGY STAR® standards, but beyond the cost savings and contributing toward a healthier planet, an ENERGY STAR® certified home has plenty of perks for your comfort. Homeowner well-being is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we’re committed to…

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 are now available for purchase in Vista Hills. 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 a first-come, first-serve basis.…

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…