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Connecting homebuyers with convenient, attainable options in Ottawa’s west end

Minto Communities’ Homes from the high $300s at Anthem in Barrhaven & from the low $400s at Parkside at Arcadia in Kanata

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Minto Communities has been building new homes, master-planned communities, and condominiums for almost 70 years across North America, always putting homeowners and homebuyers first. To ensure the best quality of life possible, this award-winning company strives for greatness in everything it builds. The company believes a community is more than just a place to live – it’s a place to grow and thrive.

In Ottawa, Minto Communities has maintained a high profile as a builder of repute. From building the Minto Dream Home for CHEO for 24 years in a row (including this year), to winning Builder of the Year at the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Awards (2022, 2021, 2019, 2016), the company is dedicated to Ottawa. This trusted, award-winning builder has created sustainable, premium communities in Barrhaven, Kanata, Orléans and Manotick. 

Recently, two of Minto Communities’ Ottawa-area master-planned communities have enjoyed great success and popularity with homebuyers: Anthem in Barrhaven, and Parkside at Arcadia in Kanata. 

Minto Anthem for new homebuyers

Attainable homes at Anthem and Parkside at Arcadia

Both Anthem and Parkside at Arcadia have been so successful because they offer first-time homebuyers the opportunity to own attainable homes priced in the high $300,000s at Anthem, and from the low $400,000s at Parkside at Arcadia. Both communities also offer the chance to live surrounded by parks, while connected to all the urban amenities essential for today’s busy lifestyles. 


Anthem and Parkside at Arcadia are equally enticing to homebuyers. In both locations, the innovative and well-planned Metro Towns offer open-concept, 2-bedroom floorplans, with three-piece bathrooms, private entrances, and welcome outdoor space: either a ground floor patio or a generously sized balcony. 

Anthem Metro Towns embraced by homebuyers

Convenience and connection are the hallmark of Anthem. Located right in the centre of Barrhaven’s future downtown, this complex of attainable Metro Towns is recognizably one of the most anticipated new Ottawa area communities. At the launch of Anthem last October, more than 70 units were sold, representing 95 per cent of those available during this first release. Homebuyers lined up the day before the opening, eagerly waiting to secure one of the Metro Towns. They were impressed by the price and location, perfect for first-time buyers, as well as the layout and design of the homes themselves. 


For those who prefer to live outside of downtown Ottawa but close enough for short trips for work or entertainment, Anthem is the ideal place. It confers a feeling of being removed from the fast pace of the city, while presenting a plethora of exciting urban amenities nearby, including the future Civic Centre. 

From Anthem, everything homeowners need is only a 15-minute walk or bicycle ride away. They can revel in the parks and walking trails of Barrhaven, its eclectic shops and restaurants, relaxing recreation centres, great schools, and transit accessibility; a planned new LRT station will make commuting even easier. That’s on top of Barrhaven’s existing Via Rail station, multiple rapid bus stations, and easy access to the highway. 


Attainable home ownership at Parkside at Arcadia

With Metro Towns’ affordability, Parkside at Arcadia exemplifies Minto Communities’ commitment to making it easier for younger, first-time purchasers to buy their own home. Thoughtfully located in the heart of Kanata’s retail and entertainment district, Parkside at Arcadia offers premier access to shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, and nature parks. Transit is in the midst of a transformation as well, with the future LRT station just steps away from Parkside at Arcadia.

Anthem and Parkside at Arcadia are two new communities that fulfil the needs of homebuyers looking for inspiring homes featuring designs that meet the ever-changing trends, styles and needs of today. Both are sustainable, master-planned communities geared to fostering health and well-being.

For more information on Minto Communities’ Anthem in Barrhaven and Parkside at Arcadia in Kanata, please visit our website