Category Archives: Southshore

Minto Southshore August update

We started construction at Minto Southshore a few months ago and we’re already seeing a lot of progress. Purchasers have already started finalizing their upgrade selections.

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At the construction site, we are currently framing on the 3rd floor walls and the underground garage plumbing has started on block 1 and 2.

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We have completed the concrete work for the basement walls on block 3 and have started working on the basement on block 4 and 5.

In addition, on block 6, we are currently forming the roof slab of the underground garage and also working on the concrete foundation work for the underground on block 7.

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As usual, stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks!

Minto’s meet your new neighbour party at Southshore!

It’s been a hot week in Toronto this week but it’s never too hot to party with Minto!

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We recently hosted BBQs at Minto Kingmeadow in and Caledonia Towns on the Park and this week we held a party at Minto Southshore  to welcome the new residents!

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Cameron Britton and his jazz band played amazing music all night

IMG_2415Our friends over at Encore catered the outdoor party!

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Four lucky guests won $250 gift cards to Sherway Gardens!

All in all, it was a pleasant evening filled with  good food, great music and even better company! Residents enjoyed the opportunity to get to know their neighbours at Minto Southshore, our townhome developments in the heart of Etobicoke.

With the waterfront, beautiful scenery and great amenities only steps away, Minto Southshore is the perfect place to call home. And if you’re missing downtown Toronto – it’s only a few moments away and easily accessible by public transit and the local highway.

Long Branch’s GO Station is getting a makeover

The beautiful lakefront community of Long Branch is laden with history. The little village separating Toronto from Mississauga used to be a summer destination for the city folk. Over the years, the village has seen several re-developments but it continues to have a vintage-feel to it and allows Torontonians to escape from the bustling city.

Community transformation has been in the works for some time, especially with the recent population surge and new homes being built, like Minto Southshore. Now, it’s been revealed that one of the steps in re-developing Long Branch is giving the GO Station a much-desired makeover.

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The History of Long Branch

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Construction is now underway at Minto Southshore, our townhome development located in the heart of the Village of Long Branch, a waterfront community bordered by Lake Ontario to the south and a rail line to the north. Long Branch was once a summer destination and a quiet village centered on Lakeshore Boulevard, and a lot has changed in the area over the years.

Before Long Branch became a village, it was home to one of the earliest settlers in Etobicoke, Loyalist Colonel Sam Smith who settled in the area in 1797. It was eventually turned into a resort and named after the summer resort in New Jersey: Long Branch. The area quickly became a cottage country community, and in the late 19th century, thousands of visitors came by steamship or railway to spend their summers at the resort and surrounding cottages.

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Over the years, Long Branch has seen it’s fair share of redevelopment, and the arrival of the streetcar greatly transformed the community. By 1923, streetcar service was extended to Long Branch, while the Lakeshore carline and Long Branch loop were both opened on December 8, 1928. With the much improved access to the community, many of the summer cottages became permanent, year-round homes.

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In 1930, Long Branch was incorporated as a Village after the other Lake Shore municipalities Mimico and New Toronto were incorporated as Towns.  And in 1967, the Borough of Etobicoke was founded, amalgamating Mimico, Long Branch, New Toronto and the Township of Etobicoke.

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Over the years, Long Branch has become more and more developed, though the neighbourhood still has a cottage-esque feel to it, which makes it a perfect location for Minto Southshore.

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The ample outdoor space at Southshore pays homage to Long Branch’s history and the nearby lake adds to the tranquil atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to be near the city and still enjoy a cottage-like lifestyle, with lush scenery and the lake minutes away!