Category Archives: Minto Yorkville Park

Department of the Interior: Decor Tips from Our Design Team


How should you plan for your Design Centre appointment? What should you start thinking about?

SB: Spend some time reviewing your floorplan and start thinking about how you plan to use each space in your suite. The more we know about your lifestyle, likes/ dislikes, the more we can help you achieve your desired living space. One of the best ways is to flip through magazines and photos online. While looking for images that inspire you, focus on spaces that are similar in size and style to your new condo.

When planning your furniture layout, remember to work with furnishings that are sized to suit today’s condo spaces. While most furniture pieces should be compact in a smaller space, an occasional large piece will amp the drama. Use large artwork against a dining area wall rather than a piece of furniture, for example.

Multifunctional use of space is increasingly popular with people who want to live larger in small spaces. If you rarely use a dining table, but occasionally want to host a dinner for several friends, consider using a table pushed against a wall to serve as a desk when you’re not entertaining. If intimate dining for two is more your lifestyle, a multifunctional table that changes from dinner to cocktail height is a great idea.

What are the hot colours this season? What’s the best way to use colour in a suite?

SB: Extreme colours and trends are much less prevalent today in the fixtures and finishes that are selected in the Design Centre. When we create spaces with our homebuyers, we find that most people are conscious of the value of their investment in the resale market. We’re seeing people use flooring in a wide range of neutral tones, including whitewash, blonde, taupe, deep brown, and charcoal. In fact, we have more included choices with the purchase of a condo today than ever before. This allows you to personalize the depth of the colour in your home according to your preferences.

In the last two years Benjamin Moore has featured neutrals for their Colour Of The Year. In 2016 it was OC-117 Simply White and in 2017 it’s a deep graphite colour named 2117-30 Shadow. Think of these colours like the neutral backdrop for your home and consider whether your accent colours are softer shades like mocha, sky blue, sage; or vibrant colours like lemon, tangerine, or honeysuckle.

Soft finishes and accessories are the ideal place to express yourself through accent colour, including an area carpet, upholstery fabric on an accent chair, throws, cushions, floral, and artwork. These pops of colour will bring your neutral fixtures and finishes to life.

Where is the best place to invest in optional upgrades?

SB: My first advice is to give consideration to how you’re going to use your space and make any power or data wiring changes pre-construction. After the concrete is poured, it’s not feasible to relocated your dining area ceiling fixture outlet, or to wire the suite for motorized shading. Plumbing changes such as tub-to-shower conversions should also be done pre-construction to ensure they’re feasible and warranted.

The next option I typically recommend is to upgrade the kitchen design to include fullyintegrated appliances with matching cabinet panels. However, Minto Yorkville Park already includes this premium design feature! So, the next option on my list would be surface finishes. Surface finishes like flooring, cabinetry, countertop, floor tile and wall tile are those most people consider enhancing.

At Yorkville Park, engineered hardwood flooring is included with the suite, so the optional upgrades include features like thicker wear layer, glue down installation, exotic decorator finishes, and herringbone installation pattern.

Some of our homebuyers are upgrading their bathroom wall tile to match the Italian porcelain floor tile, while others are recreating the Presentation Gallery bathroom vignette complete with marble tile and gold plated faucets. There are Caesarstone counters included standard at Yorkville Park as well as several optional upgrade Caesarstone selections from their premium natural stone line. Slab backsplashes are also available and these have become more popular in recent years.

Regardless of palettes and finish level, suites at Minto Yorkville Park will be at the neighbourhood’s chicest address! Visit our website to find out more about #24KaratLiving at Minto Yorkville Park.

Construction Has Taken Full Speed at Minto Yorkville Park!

Minto Yorkville Park is a flurry of activity this summer! After our tremendously successful groundbreaking event, the construction team is busy in the warm, Summer weather as they continue shoring!

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Lucky for them, and our homeowners, things are rapidly moving along! The construction team is using two drill rigs at the site which allows them to work along different elevations simultaneously. The larger rig is currently working in the “dog leg” installing structural caissons. While that is happening, the smaller rig is removing the existing piles from the old parking garage which will then allow for installation of the new shoring system. Once all perimeter work is complete, the bulk of the excavation will commence.

Birds Eye View from 61 Yorkville - 13 July 2016

The site is coming along quite nicely! Stay tuned as we post more about the progress of construction and #24KaratLiving at Minto Yorkville Park or contact us today for more information!

Get the Trendiest Sunglasses This Summer in Yorkville!

With the summer sun shining bright, having the perfect shades is a must! The latest Yorkville boutique, Holly Eyewear opened its’ doors recently and is already getting huge buzz for their one of a kind, eccentric and fashionable eyewear!




Owners and life partners, Holly and Vick, stock their shelves with the latest trends in sunglasses and eyeglasses from around the globe. They also offer comprehensive eye exams by their licensed, in-store optometrist to help ensure that your prescription is as perfect a fit as you new frames.






Their store is contemporary and warm in design and makes shopping feel like a true luxury. Say goodbye to the suburban mall shop, Holly Eyewear is bringing sophistication back to buying eye glasses.


Want to take a sneak peek before walking through the store? Vist them at




Stop by Holly Eyewear on your way to visit the future home of Minto Yorkville Park which is currently under construction at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland.


A Golden Groundbreaking!

We’re officially breaking ground at Minto Yorkville Park!

Minto employees, our partners, MYP consultants and our trades celebrated this momentous milestone last Friday, June 10th, with lunch served by the Egg Man foodtruck and a few words of wisdom from our fearless leader, David Stewart, President of Minto Communities. The entire team cheered as Dave sunk a shovel into the dirt, officially breaking ground at our site at the northeast corner of Cumberland and Bellair Streets in Yorkville. It was a beautiful sunny day and a wonderful time to be out in Yorkville commemorating this important event!


Earlier in the week our MYP future residents joined us at Sassafraz to celebrate the start of construction and for a chance to meet their new neighbours. Next door to the site of their soon-to-be home, Sassafraz laid out quite the spread of delicious eats and delectable treats. Purchasers mixed and mingled and got to know members of the Minto Construction, MasterCare, Customer Experience, Sales, Development and Marketing teams. Agnieszka Wloch, VP of Development, and Troy Dosman, VP of Construction, welcomed guests and got everyone excited about the construction of the most luxurious new tower in the heart of Yorkville.

Guests had their photos taken with fun props and hard hats and enjoyed spectacular entertainment from the 5-piece Steve Hunter Band and slight-of-hand magician Wij.


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It was a fantastic evening and we were thrilled to get to know our future residents a little better. Thanks to all who attended.

Check out these photos to see how the site is shaping up!

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Want to learn more about Minto Yorkville Park? Check out our website or visit us at the Minto Condo Store to purchase your suite today!

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Hosting Your Dinner Party in the Yorkville Park Chef’s Kitchen

Hosting Your Dinner Party in the Yorkville Park Chef’s Kitchen

We love hosting dinner parties, and what better place to host one than in the luxurious, resident’s-only, Chef’s Kitchen and Dining Room at Minto Yorkville Park! Bring in your favourite chef, or whip up something yourself in the fully equipped catering kitchen.  Then share plates and good conversation with friends in the elegant dining area. From the gleaming stone floor to the sleek marble waterfall edge countertops, to the golden mirrored finish hood fan, the ambiance exudes luxury and impeccable sophistication.

Here are some fabulous, locally-sourced ideas to get you ready to host your next big or small, party in Minto Yorkville Park’s Chef Kitchen!



Get your guests snacking with some delectable appetizers. Pick up some fresh ingredients from your neighbouring Pusataries, like some of these gourmet cheeses and assorted meats:

Add your own flavor with a unique decorative centre piece from Teatro Verde such as:

Don’t forget to satisfy that sweet tooth! Pick up elegant and delectable cupcakes for dessert from Prairie Girl:

Now that the room is all set you need is that perfect cocktail dress to host in! Drop by Kate Space at 138 Cumberland Street


We hope this stirred up some hosting inspiration! Be sure to visit us at our Sales Centre at 500- 90 Sheppard Ave to find out more about #24KaratLiving at Minto Yorkville Park, or contact us today for more information!



Spotlight on Soul 7 : Yorkville’s Newest Health and Wellness Hotspot!

Spotlight Soul 7: Yorkville’s Newest  Health and Wellness Hotspot!

Yorkville’s newest health and wellness spot is getting extremely popular for its innovative techniques and life-changing results. Soul 7 , located at 17 Yorkville Avenue, is a great chance to step outside of the hustle and bustle of your busy life, and escape for just a short while.

We can all agree that most illnesses and discomforts are a direct result from stress! We are so busy with work, school, and family commitments, that we rarely take time out for ourselves! A demanding lifestyle of epic traffic jams, exhausting meetings, and toddler/teenage tantrums can result in our bodies breaking down even if we feel and look fine on the outside!

Most of us are either focused on our physical health, or our mental health and treat the two differently! This is what makes Soul 7 unique to the industry; it is a place where you can take full control of the issues surrounding your mind, your body, and your overall well-being! A few services that Soul 7 provides to ensure a balanced treatment include: learning how to meditate, remain calm under pressure, and treating insomniac behaviors. These breakthrough energy-balancing therapies boost the immune system and enhance overall physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Soul 7 differs  from others in the industry because of their approach on healing; they aim to show you the “Path to Healing the root cause”. Bob Berman the co-founder and owner of Soul 7 believes in the power of our bodies healing themselves. With all the western fast-fixing remedies in prescribed and over-the -counter drugs,  we as consumers are so used to dealing with symptoms  by taking this route! Instead, we need to find holistic solutions that focus on the root causes of these problems. So before you grab that bottle of Tylenol or Advil for  headache relief, try a more holistic approach and watch as your body heals itself!

If you are interested in learning more about the amazing therapies at Soul 7, you can visit them at 17 Yorkville Avenue or call to book an appointment on their Website at: ! While you are in the area, come visit us at our Sales Centre at 101 Yorkville to find out more about #24KaratLiving at Minto Yorkville Park, or contact us today for more information!



Big Changes on Site at Minto Yorkville Park!

Since demolition has started in September, a lot has changed down at our site at the corner of Cumberland and Bellair! If you’re in the neighbourhood, you’ll notice that the old office building is now completely gone! All that remains is the underground foundation of the original structure.


The demolition team has almost completed their work on site, with the crew now tasked with removing the underground parking levels from the old office building. Once that’s complete, Minto’s construction team will step in to start shoring and excavating. In just a few months Minto Yorkville Park will start to take shape!


Take a look at these photos to see the before and after shots and see how far we’ve come in the last few months:



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February 2016

Check back soon to see our progress as we start construction!


Interested in living at Minto Yorkville Park? Register now and check out our website to learn more about #24karatliving at Minto Yorkville Park!