Press Release: Menkes Hosts Event To Educate Homeowners On ENERGY STAR® Homes In Georgetown

June 17, 2015

Toronto, June 17 - In an ongoing commitment to green homebuilding, Menkes Developments Ltd. ("Menkes") is building their Enclaves of Upper Canada community in Georgetown to ENERGY STAR® standards and, in many cases, exceeding these standards.

Menkes engaged a third-party company to perform tests on the homes and have been achieving an energy rating and testing results that are 20% better than code (SB12-2012), something the company is very pleased about.

"We're really proud to be building ENERGY STAR® homes," said Steven Menkes, President of the Low-Rise Residential division at Menkes. "The ENERGY STAR® label guarantees that when our homeowners make what may be the biggest purchases of their lives, they are not only buying homes that are both well-built and will save them money, but also decreasing their impact on the environment."

Green features include R50 attic insulation, R31 sprayed in foam for garage ceilings, sealed ductwork joints, high efficiency HRV, drain water heat recovery systems, and excel structural insulated sheathing to name a few.

In order to familiarize their homeowners with all the green features of their new homes, Menkes held an information session to detail these features, explain their function and answer any questions homeowners had about their new home and the energy-saving products that were installed. "I thought I was educated in knowing about what goes into a home, but this really educated me on how Menkes is going above code to improve the quality of the homes they are building." said Brigitte Oswald, a purchaser at the Enclaves of Upper Canada. "They explained how the homes are ENERGY STAR® as well. If I didn't attend the meeting I would have never known or understood what went into the home to make it what it is."

The Enclaves of Upper Canada offers a wide selection of home designs. The elevations are inspired by Georgian architecture through the symmetry of windows and use of French architectural bell curve roof flares. Exterior materials combine stucco, stone & brick with a careful selection of colour palettes, creating a harmonious streetscape for the community.

The newly released 40' Enclaves Collection of homes at The Enclaves come with an upscale array of standard features, including; 9ft. ceilings on the main floor, tray ceilings in the master bedroom, gourmet kitchens with extended height uppers and granite counters, natural gas fireplace with white painted mantle and marble surround, and oak staircases from the first to second floor with upgraded pickets.

Menkes is offering a spectacular opening bonus to its purchasers of the semi-link collection; 3 stainless steel kitchen appliances, white washer and dryer, and $5,000 in upgrades. Purchasers of the 40? Enclave Collection receive engineered hardwood on the main floor (excluding tiled areas) and upper hallways and $10,000 in upgrades. For details please visit the sales office. Semi- link designs range from 1590 sq. ft. to 1878 sq. ft. and are priced from the high $400's. The 40' Enclaves Collection ranges from 2496 sq. ft. to 3525 sq. ft. and are priced from $749,990.

Visit the Sales Office located at 363 Guelph Street, Georgetown right in front of the Best Western Hotel and just east of Canadian Tire. The Presentation Centre is open from to Monday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., closed Fridays and open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call (289) 891-9103 or visit the website at

About Menkes
Menkes Developments Ltd. is an award-winning, fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial and residential properties. Menkes was founded in 1954 by Murray Menkes, who initially carried on business as a builder of single family homes. Over the years, the company expanded significantly and branched out into other areas of real estate, and is now one of the largest private Canadian developers of office and industrial properties and residential communities. The company has a prestigious portfolio of innovative and beautiful master-planned communities with current and future single-family home developments in Oakville, Georgetown, North York, Etobicoke, and East Gwillimbury, as well as condominium and commercial projects in Downtown Toronto and North York.

Media Contacts
Nadine Sobanski
Marketing Manager, Low-Rise Residential
T 416-642-8138