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Hawaii’s Popular Dish comes to King West- Lawai’a Poke Bowls!

Although it is only Spring, warm tropical flavors have already taken over our senses here in King West! Lawai’a Poke Bar opened its doors to the public last week and our team was so excited to finally try it out!

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‘Poke’ , which is Hawaiian for “to slice or cut”  is healthy, delicious and totally unique. Poke is a s popular Hawaiian  dish, a bowl that usually consists of rice, fish and veggies. 

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While Poke is a new trend in Toronto, this simple and addictive Hawaiian dish has been around for centuries. Minto Westside homeowners will be extra lucky to have Lawai’a just around the corner!

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Lawai’a lets you order delicious classic combos, or  build your own bowl with seasonal fresh ingredients. You have a variety of selections of grains, proteins and toppings to get creative and structure your perfect bowl!

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We hope we got you as hungry as we are!  Head on over today for some lunch or dinner!

While you are in the neighborhood, be sure to check out our Westside Sales office located at 700 King St W, or visit mintowestside.com to learn more about living in this fabulous community!

Fall Fun in East Gwillimbury!

Imagine an authentic, traditional farm with acres of fresh organic produce, a real barnyard with friendly farm animals, a host of kid-friendly activities, train rides, games and more.

Now imagine this magical wonderland just a short drive from your home at Queen’s Landing!

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Welcome to Brooks Farm in Mount Albert, Ontario.Brooks Farm has been in operation for over a 100 years, so tradition and heritage are an integral part of the experience.

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The farm has dozens of acres under cultivation and has a thriving farmer’s market during the Fall season.

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The farmer’s market is known for its wholesome, farm-fresh produce that includes apples, asparagus, beans, blueberries, broccoli, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, honey, jam, maple syrup, pickles, olive oil, and more. The Barnyard Playland is a wonderland of adventure for kids, with train rides, zip lines, farm animals, tire horse swings and more.

There’s also a Fall Fun Festival every weekend in October just in time for Halloween!

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Minto Westside is having a Demolition Sale!

Our Sales Centre is moving… to make way for construction!

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Our Sales Centre at Front and Bathurst will be relocating to 700 King Street West to make way for the start of construction at Minto Westside. To celebrate, we are offering incredible pre-construction pricing and limited-time incentives for one weekend only! Don’t miss this smashing opportunity to own at Minto Westside and take advantage of the best value in King West.

On Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th from 12-5 pm ,we are offering a Free $500 Porter Airlines Gift Certificate with every purchase of a new condo*, plus daily door prizes to visitors!

PLUS this weekend only we are offering these incredible limited time incentives:

5% Interest on your deposit* and 1-Year Rental Guarantee*, plus an investor services package:

  • Complimentary Property Management Services
  • Free HST  Rebate Services*
  • PDI Services
  • Free Home Insurance*
  • Complimentary Colour Selection

OR

Cashback Offer:

  • $15,000 off 2 bed suites**
  • $10,000 off 1 bed and 1 bed plus den suites**
  • $5,000 off studios**

It’s going to be a busy final weekend at our 25 Bathurst Street Sales Centre, so be sure to come early to take advantage of these fabulous incentives and prizes!

After this weekend, you can find us at our brand new Condo Gallery at 700 King Street West, starting March 26th.

It’s an exciting time at Front and Bathurst with so much activity on site as we prepare for construction! We’re thrilled to see the beginnings of Minto Westside start to take shape!

*Interest to be paid as a credit on close. Interest will be paid up to original scheduled occupancy date. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Conditions apply. See Sales Representative for details. Studios excluded. **See Sales Representative for details. E.& O.E. Minto Communities Inc.

Best Ontario Ski Resorts To Visit Before Winter is Over!

Whether you are a downhill skier, a snowboarder, a cross-country enthusiast or a snow tuber, here is a list of some of the best ski resorts in Ontario! This season started off mild, void of that fluffy white stuff, but now that the snow has fallen and temperatures are in the negatives, the slopes are ready! Die hard snow addicts wait all year for their chance to strut their stuff on the slopes and with winter already almost over now is the time to get your lift tickets!

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Carriage Hills Resort: http://www.shellhospitality.com/carriage-ridge-resort

Carriage Hills Resort, in Barrie has established itself as a family escape into Ontario’s Lake Country. With several activities to choose from for the whole family, there are limitless opportunities for having a great time. Guests can enjoy one of several nearby skiing hills at the Resort. Kids also get a chance to take part in some fun activates at the recreation center where they can do crafts and other daily activities. After a day on the slopes enjoy cozier amenities such as a heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub, along with an exercise center and billiards room. The town of Barrie is nearby and features a selection of restaurants for dining and great nightlife!

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Hidden Valley Skiing: http://www.skihiddenvalley.ca/

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area located in Huntsville Ontario, has been a favorite Ontario skiing destination for over 40 years! This resort is perfect if you are looking for cruising the slopes and they even have a beginners area for those just starting out! For a challenge, there are both intermediary and advance hills that run through the Terrain Park!

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Blue Mountain Skiing Resort: http://www.bluemountain.ca/

Located along the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario and evenly spanning the Niagra Escarpment, Blue Mountain has the largest Mountain village resort that is ideal for skiers and winter-lovers! The resort is ranked as one of the top family- friendly resorts in Canada. Over the past decade the resort has grown and now offers great restaurants, activities, and nightlife options right at the bottom of the hill! A great base lodge is a crucial component to a fun ski weekend. Not only does nearby Blue Mountain Lodging provide a warm retreat from the slopes, but it’s where you’ll find rental equipment, ski & snowboard lessons, dining and retail shops. Blue Mountain Lodging comfortably accommodates a romantic getaway or, a fun packed family vacation!

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Dagmar Ski Resort: http://www.skidagmar.com/

Dagmar Resort is only a 25 minute drive from Stouffville, and happens to be a one of the more deluxe ski resort in Ontario. Featuring excellent ski facilities, Dagmar stands out for their elegant facilities and close-by location. Dagmar includes ski areas for downhill skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, 4 Terrain Parks and ski lessons for all skill levels. With several chairlifts & some magic carpets, guests can take their pick of slopes from beginner to advanced. Not to mention a charming chalet with beautiful views and an excellent selection of food which means you will never ski hungry!

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We hope this inspired you to fight off the cold to get outdoors and go on a great skiing adventure! It’s the perfect opportunity to get away, even just for the day, with that special someone! So get out and find some fun amongst nature’s snowy landscape!

 

 

 

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Pic_2_IU-cropThe multiple award winning Minto Green Team is a dedicated and innovative bunch of engineers. They’re always looking for new ideas and technologies to make a Minto home more energy efficient, more healthy and leave less of a footprint, all the while saving you money. On the last day before Christmas they put together this little poem.

Enjoy, and peace and happiness to All on the Good Green Earth.

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the net zero house
Not an appliance could be heard, just the click of a wireless mouse.

The stockings were hung by the electronic ignition type fireplace with care
In hopes that Minto’s Sustainability Team soon would be there.

R50 Insulation was nestled snug in the wall
To help with air tightness and comfort for all!

With mama on her tablet and I with my iPad
Charged from our PV panels, making us glad.

When from the bathroom I heard a DRIP
I sprang from the bed and Boy, did I SLIP!

My power-showerhead was leaking, what a waste of money!
That’s money down the drain, which isn’t funny.

I can retrofit this bathroom all in good taste
With 3Litre skirted toilets, reducing water waste.

Energy Star, LEED, and TGS Tier 2,
All these provide a third party review.

On health, comfort, cost-savings, and community
These Minto homes aspire to provide climate-change immunity.

Click this link to watch our Holiday Greeting: Greetings_Minto_2014

Meet the Neighbours: 416 Snack Bar

When was the last time you drove by Bathurst and Queen? If it was within the past 2 years, we can guarantee that there was a line at the inconspicuous restaurant at the corner (even as late as2AM). Just up the street from Minto Westside is 416 Snack Bar – a snack bar like no other. If you love Italian food, Thai food, Japanese food … really ANY food, then 416 Snack Bar is calling your name. Their eclectic dishes like the vegan canneloni, the Korean fried chicken, and their empanadas are a tasty experience you will savor. Snacks and drinks from all around the world are served at this Bathurst and Queen watering hole.

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