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88’s ‘Breakfast with Your Neighbors’ Event Was a Great Success!

88’s ‘Breakfast with Your Neighbors’ Event Was a Great Success!

 

Minto 88 Homeowners got up bright and early this past Saturday morning to enjoy a gourmet breakfast, meet their neighbours and have the opportunity to chat with the Minto team of experts!  The event took place in 88’s stunning party room, and what better way to congratulate the purchasers for their new home, then to invite them to one of their very own beautiful amenity spaces!

Paul Martin, our Manager of Performance Audit & Condominium Operations, opened up the event with a warm welcome and he, along with Minto experts from our Construction department, Master Care Department, and Sales Department, provided some important details regarding the building’s Construction, Green features, and Mastercare related items! The Experts wandered through the crowd to answer any of the resident’s questions about their suite and building.20151128_093736_resized

The Minto team was extremely excited to meet our homeowners, hear their feedback and host them in the newly finished party room!

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We were also thrilled to show off the completed time-lapse video showing construction of 88 from 2013 to today. For the last 2 years we had a camera set up to take a photo of the construction site every 10 minutes to compile this beautiful video of our progress. It is quite amazing and something we are very proud of.

Thank you to all those who attended our event! We hope that everyone enjoyed the great food, had a chance to meet a new neighbour, and had their building questions answered.  What a great way to celebrate with our wonderful new homeowners! Take a look at our stunning Party Room!

 

 

 

 

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Check Out 88’s Time Lapse Video- In The Making for 2 Years!

Wow!!! Construction is complete at 88 and more than half of our residents have now moved in! For over 2 years our construction team has been busy building and finishing the stunningly designed 88 community. This is a project that everyone at Minto is extremely proud of and we are so excited for our new homeowners.

Check out our construction time lapse video showcasing the progress we have made over the last 2 years. It’s all condensed into this stunning short clip!

An outdoor camera has been recording each step of construction and taking a photo every 10 minutes, every day since 2013 up until today. Now that the building, amenities and landscaping is complete we thought we would share this video with the rest of you too. Enjoy!

Congratulations to our trades, employees, consultants and residents for making this community such a success!

 

 

88 residents are embracing their brand new water garden feature during these last few days of Fall!

 

 

An oasis in the city, 88 Sheppard residents are taking in these last few breaths of warm fall air as they cozy up to and enjoy every moment of their beautiful water garden view.

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It is no wonder our residents are feeling the serenity of our feng shui inspired water feature design that promotes optimal energy flow throughout all of 88’s indoor and outdoor spaces. The water garden at 88 offers residents and guests a unique escape from the city in a calm and soothing environment surrounded by nature. Our auspicious onlookers have an exclusive experience of viewing the beautiful and calm water garden from their private living spaces, as well 88’s amenity areas. Cardio at the fitness centre doesn’t seem so bad when you can look out at the tranquil, flowing water and lush greenery.

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88 is located in the bustling Yonge and Sheppard neighbourhood, just slightly set back from the main intersection. With a stunning water view and cottage in the city vibe, this condominium gives you a true escape from the city while still being at the centre of it all with access to two subway lines, Hwy 401, plus everything you need within walking distance. The environment is the perfect harmonious balance of elements.

 

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It is so exciting that 88 is now complete and over 50% of our residents have moved in. We’re so happy that our new homeowners can enjoy the peace, tranquility and getaway they envisioned!

 

Welcome Home to 88!

We now have occupancy at 88! This is a huge construction milestone and means that we have completed the building and passed all the necessary inspections for residents to begin moving in.

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Last Saturday, we welcomed our very resident, Roberto, to his new home at 88 with a welcome basket from Minto. He was ecstatic to take possession of his new condo and to receive such a warm greeting from the Move-In team. He can’t wait to be all set-up in his new condo at Yonge and Sheppard. Thanks for being our first move-in Roberto! You are the first one to call this amazing new building home!

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88 is looking fabulous (if we do say so ourselves!) with most of the amenity areas now complete. Take a look at the photos below to see for yourself:

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The last area to be completed is the watergarden, which will be filled with water in the next few weeks. We’ll keep you updated on its status and show you the final product once it’s done!

 

 

88 Flash Sale this Weekend!

At the heart of Yonge and Sheppard, Minto 88 is almost complete! Standing at 35 storeys tall, the new addition to the neighbourhood is coming along great, right in time for move in.

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And to celebrate the completion of Minto 88, we’re having our biggest sale yet. This weekend only (August 8th and 9th) you can get $20,000 off our last remaining suites. With only 3 suites available, you can get the chance to view two of them, the Burnet and the Jasmine. Check out some photos of the stunning suites:

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If you’re interested in Minto 88 and viewing our model suites, you’re invited to take a Hard Hat Tour with us this on Saturday, August 8th at 11 am. RSVP today to get your first look at these stunning suites!

Minto 88 is a modern condo that will elevate the rapid growth in the Young and Sheppard village area. The new condo will feature a stunning water feature surrounded by trees and the serene sounds of nature. With private outdoor seating, the water feature is a hidden oasis you can escape to from all the hustle and bustle of the city. And the amenities don’t fall short either. With a state-of-the art-fitness facility, wellness area, party room and more, 88 will have everything you need right at your doorstep.

 

With construction almost being over at 88, the chance to live in this amazing building is sooner than you think. Visit the Minto Condo Store today to speak with an on-site sales representative. Move in September 2015!

 

 

Kenya Bruce





Meet Daniela: Assistant Superintendent at 88

Meet Daniela, our enthusiastic Assistant Superintendent at 88. As Assistant Superintendent, Daniela is in charge of build out and finishes. Build out is the composition of the interior structure of the building, working from framing of exterior and interior walls to mechanical and electrical rough in. Daniela carries this process through to the finishes which include cabinets, countertops, and flooring, to name a few.

There’s a lot to keep track of in a building that’s 35 storeys high, and Daniela does a incredible job at keeping everyone positive and keeping the work on schedule.

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In her 7 years at Minto, Daniela has been a part of 4 projects – Minto Skyy, Minto775, Minto WaterGarden and 88.  She started her career as a coordinator at Skyy and the hands-on learning she attainedby being able to participate in on site activities helped her gain the experience she needed to move up in her position. She became more confident and transitioned into her role as an assistant superintendent at Minto 775, where she learned how to manage the process, trades, and any obstacles that came her way.

We sat down with Daniela to talk about what it’s like to work on site as an Assistant Superintendent.

 


What’s your favourite part about your job?

To have to pick one particular aspect about my job that I favour is hard. It’s a challenging and exciting environment where I have the ability to be part of a team that creates a massive structure which one day someone will call their home. We construct a landmark in this beautiful city and have the satisfaction of knowing that we were involved in creating it.

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What’s the hardest part?

The fast-paced nature of the work is tough, and it can become pretty stressful at times but I think that’s what I also enjoy about it. I don’t think I could ever work in a slow-paced environment.

 

What are you most looking forward to seeing come together at 88?

I’m excited to see it all come together, especially with the amazing water feature– I think Minto always executes water features very well. As all the finishes come together in the amenities and common areas, you start to realize that the final product of a project you’ve been working on for a long time is finally coming into fruition and you feel as though you’ve achieved something great. I’ve gained so much from my past projects and I’ve enjoyed working on this one too; we have a great team, we have a lot of fun, and we get the job done.

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 What’s a typical day like?

I normally meet with the labourers and handymen before 7am to go over the plan for the day. Once we’ve mapped out what needs to be done, I ensure that everyone, including the trades, are all executing our plan accordingly, ensuring everyone is on track. There’s always going to be hurdles throughout the day but it’s how I deal with them that makes a difference in our productivity. I also have an iPad that helps me keep track of our daily progress, problems, and deficiencies which allows me do my job more effectively. I’m constantly on my feet, usually getting to most of the 35 floors in the building in one day. It can be quite the workout!

 

What’s it like working in a predominately male work environment?

I have a great relationship with the trades and my team, and there is a lot of mutual respect. To me, it doesn’t make an impact in the way I work or how I interact with the trades on site. We are all working together to achieve a common goal. I’m proud to be one of the few women working in this field, hopefully I can inspire more to follow my lead.


 

Thanks for the update Daniela! It was great hearing more about what happens on-site. The construction of 88 is almost complete and our home owners will be moving in soon! We only have a few suites left at this fabulous condo. Contact us at 416.915.3800 to book your private tour.

 

Check out the Action at 88!

Yonge and Sheppard is the place to be right now. And if you drove by or live in the area then you’ve definitely noticed the new addition to the neighbourhood. Minto 88 is standing 35 storeys proud and is almost complete!

For starters, the beautiful water feature is coming along great. The mega stone slabs for the feature are being placed around the perimeter and new trees were just added to the surrounding grounds. The water feature at 88 is probably one of our favourite and most unique parts of the condo. We can’t wait for all of you to see it in person!

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If you remember our update from December, we were framing the 4th and 5th floor suites. Today, we are framing suites on the 32nd floor and we are installing drywall on the 27th floor. The windows are finally completed at the mechanical penthouse, meaning all the windows are installed! The suite kitchens and bathrooms are also coming along nicely. Countertops have been installed all the way up to the 18th floor and we’ve been taking deliveries for kitchen appliances. The interior stairs are being installed in the townhomes and drywall installation has started on these units. The ground floor framing of the amenities has also started and is starting to really take shape!

We have only 5 suites still available at this incredible project! And 2 of them are currently being shown as model, the Burnet and the Jasmine. Check out some photos of the Jasmine suite:

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If you’re interested in Minto 88 and viewing our model suites, you’re invited to take a Hard Hat Tour with us this Saturday, June 6th. RSVP today to get your insider look!

Construction moving quickly at 88 and the opportunity to live in this amazing building is still available! You can give us a call at 416.915.3805 or visit us at the Minto Condo Store today. Move in Fall 2015!

 

 

Kenya Bruce