By admin • September 10th, 2013

TORONTO, ON, September 6, 2013—The Holmes Group is pleased to announce the development of a HOLMES Community in Winnipeg, Manitoba—The Yards at Fort Rouge.

The Yards will feature energy efficient HOLMES Approved townhomes within a walkable community that has access to existing neighbourhood amenities, including rapid transit, bike paths and green spaces.

The community will also incorporate the use of a District Geothermal Heating and Cooling system to reduce its carbon footprint.

“It’s about building smart and living well,” stated Mike Holmes whose company, The Holmes Group, has a vested interest in and is directly involved in all aspects of the community’s planning and development. “Healthy homes in a healthy community,” added Holmes. “We’re working with the land and building homes that make sense—for homeowners and the environment.”

Each unit will include features that increase energy efficiency, such as walls with an insulation value of at least R30 (at least R40 on the roof), Energy Star-rated stainless steel appliances and triple pane low E argon gas filled windows. The units will also feature 9-foot ceilings, engineered hardwood floors, solid wood cabinets and quartz stone countertops, in addition to concrete floors and PinkWood exterior walls for added building longevity.

The Yards at Fort Rouge represents a project that fits the HOLMES Communities mandate of responsible community development while creating healthy living environments for residents and homeowners.

Pre-sale registration for PHASE 1 begins September 7th.  A PHASE 1 sales event with Mike Holmes will be held on September 21st at 661 Argue Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


For all sales inquiries and more information on pre-sale registration and the sales event, please contact:


Rim Rock Realty




For more information on HOLMES Communities, please visit holmescommunities.com.


For all media inquiries regarding Mike Holmes, The Holmes Group and the HOLMES Communities program, please contact:


Amanda Heath, Communications Manager

The Holmes Group




About HOLMES Communities

HOLMES Communities is the residential real estate development division of The Holmes Group. The HOLMES Communities program promotes quality residential construction through the development of environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods, incorporating high performance home and community infrastructure programs. These include HOLMES Approved Homes Requisites & Guidelines, HOLMES Approved Builders, HOLMES Approved Staged Inspections, Low Impact Construction, Efficient Power Sources and Effective Energy Management.



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