Category Archives: Minto Longbranch

Welcome Home to Minto Longbranch!

Minto Longbranch is welcoming our first move-ins next week!

Before everyone moves in, we got to tour the Minto Longbranch site and take a sneak peek at the completed homes. Even though it was a grey and rainy day, the homes are looking shiny and brand new! PDOs have been completed in Blocks 3 and 4 and these Blocks are now ready for home owners to move in to. See for yourself the photos of our walk through of Blocks 3 and 4 – the suites look stunning!

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We can’t wait to welcome our first homeowners in next week!

If you’re interested in living at Minto Longbranch, we have a new release of suites coming up at Minto Longbranch 2! Register today to find out more!

Holiday Shopping near Minto Longbranch!

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The festive season is upon us and it’s time to get holiday shopping out of the way. Take a trip to Sherway Gardens, a major hotspot in Long Branch that will help you cross off everyone on your shopping list.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Originally from New York City, Saks Fifth Avenue is the swankiest new shopping destination in Toronto, offering high-end style from designers such as, Céline, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and the Saks’ Fifth Avenue Collection. Long Branch residents now have a new place to find their favourite designer attire. Find the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life or pick up something special for yourself.

Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s

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What could be better than an 18,500 square foot food hall attached to luxury shopping? Pick up all your holiday party dishes at Pusateri’s. They have a large selection of gourmet, premade meals and an assortment of cheeses and cured meats for the ultimate charcuterie board.

Frank + Oak

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For the stylish man or woman on your list who appreciates the art of a sleek button up shirt or knit sweater, head into Frank + Oak. With an emphasis on simplicity and quality means your Frank + Oak purchase will become a staple in your loved one’s wardrobe.

Pottery Barn

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Photo Courtesy of CallisonRTKL Designs

Do you have a friend or family member who has an eye for classy home décor? Pottery Barn is the perfect place to pick up their gift. Offering items for any room of the home, a gift from Pottery Barn is sure to impress. While you wander, you may even be tempted to pick up something for your own humble abode.

Hudson’s Bay

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Photo Courtesy of Retail Insider

A classic Canadian shopping destination, Hudson’s Bay is a great one-stop shop for everyone on your list. With sales like their iconic “Bay Days” you can find anything from designer shoes and apparel, to brand name household appliances.

Nordstrom (Coming Soon)

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After it’s Canadian debut at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Nordstrom is slowly making its way into major malls across the province, including Sherway Gardens. With an increasingly competitive luxury market, Nordstrom has no problem standing out amongst the rest. With a licensed bar and knowledgeable staff, this nationally renowned store will have shopping mavens throughout Long Branch eagerly waiting for the grand opening in fall 2017.

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A Lot is Happening on Site at Longbranch! Take a Look…

Even with the colder days hovering over the Longbranch site, construction continues to move along on Lake Shore Blvd. W. in south Etobicoke.

We have some exciting photos of the progress to share with you!

As you can see the upper Terrace model kitchens  with optional islands are turning out to be beautiful and perfect for entertaining family and friends!

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The upper Terrace model washroom looks great with tile flooring, fixtures and the shower installed! These ensuites are almost complete and the everything is looking seamless in these units!

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Here is a look at Block 3 looks from outside. Wow- the community is really shaping up!

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Meanwhile, the terrace walls that align the parkette to the South of Block 1 are also nearing completion as shown here.

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Lastly, we can start to see that the drywall work is progressing in Block # 2 and and we are hoping to achieve this for Block 1,5 and 8 in the next few weeks.

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We hope these updates get you as excited as us here at Minto!

Minto homeowners with questions should contact MyMinto Customer Experience at 416-913-2119 or email customerexperienceteam@minto.com

In case you missed the last updates, here are some more photos on the Minto Longbranch’s Facebook album. Follow Minto Longbranch on:

Stay tuned for more updates!

Longbranch Neighborhood Profile: Cellar Door Restaurant

As summer halts to an end, we must take advantage of indoor delights! The Cellar Door Restaurant in Etobicoke is praised for its impeccable food and bucolic ambiance, fit for the colder nights ahead of us.

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For aficionados of authentic wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas and other specialties from Rome and Calabria, there’s no better place than Cellar Door Restaurant,  and its’ located just steps from Minto Longbranch. Owner and master chef Robert Rubino is a Culinary Institute of America by graduate who trained abroad at Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy and France.

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The ambience is rustic, with concrete floors, black walls and shelves lined with jars of home-made pickles. House specialties include wood roasted potato gnocchi and hand cut pappardelle.

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The wine list includes wines from lesser-known regions of Italy and Ontario. It’s the perfect spot to dine with family and friends and the food is sure to make your tummy and heart smile.

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Interested in Longbranch2, the second phase to our Minto Longbranch community? Register today to get information on the much anticipated upcoming release!

Construction is Full Steam Ahead at Minto Longbranch!

With the strike behind us, the team is diligently working with our trades to ramp up the number of crews on site. Construction is full steam ahead as we work towards completing your home at Minto Longbranch as quickly as possible!

Roofing, exterior bricking, window installation and siding and trim work are complete on Blocks 2 – 4, and work is ongoing on Blocks 1 & 5.

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For the interiors, mechanical and electrical rough-in work is ongoing in blocks 1, 2 and 5 while we start installing insulation and drywall in Blocks 3 & 4. With framing nearing completion on Blocks 6, 7 and 8, window and stair installation will begin in the coming weeks.

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Over the next month we will start to see some of the landscaping at the exterior of the blocks take shape, as well as the parkette. We look forward to sharing more updates as we work towards the finished product!

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Interested in more? Contact us at Minto Longbranch for any questions you may have!

Minto Longbranch February 2016 Construction Update

Minto Longbranch construction continues to move along on Lake Shore Blvd. W. in south Etobicoke. Aerial photography was taken February 26, 2016.

Minto purchasers with questions should contact MyMinto Customer Experience at 416-913-2119 or email MyMinto@Minto.com.

See more photos on the Minto Longbranch’s Facebook album. Follow Minto Longbranch on:

Minto Longbranch Phase 2 will launch in 2016. Register online.

Meet Your Neighbors at Minto Longbranch!

Meet your soon-to-be Longbranch neighbors, Ernesto and Mary! They are a young and energetic couple who has lived in Toronto their entire lives and are excited to start the next phase of their life in their Longbranch home. The couple met at a Burger King downtown back in 2009 and rest was history! They were married in May 2014 and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in October 2015. Mary works as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Ernesto is a Data Analyst in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.

We sat down with Ernesto and Mary to talk about what they like about the Long Branch neighborhood and what their looking forward to most in their new home.

 

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Why did you choose to live at Minto Longbranch? What drew you to the Long Branch/Mimico neighborhood?

First and foremost, it was the location and accessibility that drew us to the neighborhood. Given the locations of where we work, we’re both are only a streetcar ride away from our workplace. We didn’t want to move out of the city as we have always been the city type and can’t picture ourselves living in the suburbs. Secondly, we loved the idea of a house-like layout with the structure of condominium. The beauty of it is that there are less common areas and amenities like that of a high-rise thus reducing the cost per square foot and maintenance fees. We love the modern look of Minto Longbranch and feel that it fits our style very well. The fact that it’s located close to the lake is a major bonus as well.

 

What type of Longbranch home did you buy and why and why did you choose it for your family?

We purchased the New England 2 bed 2 bath plus flex den south facing unit (with parking) closest to the main street which was our number one choice. The layout was the primary reason we chose this unit. We wanted the wide open space of a single floor unit which is more conducive for entertaining as opposed to having the space split between multiple floors. The second bedroom will be a nursery for our baby girl. The flex den can be made into an office space or extra sleeping space if need be. We also like that it’s south facing to allow more natural light in and it’s closest to the main street for better accessibility. The dual storage rooms on opposite sides of the patio also eliminated the need to purchase a locker.

 

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What are you two most looking forward to when you move into your Minto Longbranch home?

As first-time home buyers, we’re both looking forward to decorating and furnishing our new home. We have an idea of how we want our place to look and we are most excited to incorporate our personalities and ideas into our decor and furnishings to make our home special and unique.

 

Any hobbies or anything else you’d like to tell us about?

We enjoy travelling to different places at least once a year whether it’s to relax under the sun on a beach by the ocean or take in the sights of foreign cities or towns we’ve never been to. We love going out for dinner and having a couple of drinks with our friends and family. To balance out all the eating, we like to hit the gym. If we’re not out doing any of that, we like to spend some time at home and watch some movies which we look forward to doing in our new Minto Longbranch home.

 

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Thanks Ernesto and Mary for sharing your story!

Interested in living at Minto Longbranch? Click here to register for Phase 2!