Category Archives: WaterGarden

An early Christmas present from Minto: reduced deposit at two communities!

Christmas might be more than a month away, but we’re in a giving mood and are getting into the holiday spirit early by offering a reduced deposit program for not one, but two of our projects!

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We’re offering a 5% deposit incentive for WaterGarden in Thornhill and a 10% deposit incentive for 88 at Yonge and Sheppard.

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Join us on Tuesday November 26th at our exclusive luncheon for the launch of our brand new incentive package and reduced deposit program.

The luncheon is from 12pm-2pm. To register. RSVP here.

A fall update from WaterGarden

We last reached out to you with an update from WaterGarden in mid-July.So much has happened on site in the almost 4 months that has passed! Here’s an update on all the latest progress from our Project Manager Jenn Blue.

We topped off in late August, which means the formwork phase is now complete. We are looking to remove the cranes in early December as we are currently using them on a daily basis to hoist windows to the appropriate floors, move materials to the roofs for the roofing trades,and generally clean up the site as we get ready to begin exterior landscaping. The entire north building and much of the inner west (the elevations flanking the water feature) have been bricked.

Looking north at the suites above the building entrance.
Looking north at the suites above the building entrance.

Windows are currently being installed on the 4th level. 5th & 6th levels aren’t far behind, which is great news since we’re gearing up to heat the building for the upcoming winter. The roofers are busy working up top and should have their work completed within the next few weeks.

The roof of the 5storey building.  The ballast is only temporary as it is there to hold the insulation down.  Come spring, we will remove the ballast and construct the green roof that covers the entire area.
The roof of the 5 storey building. The ballast is only temporary as it is there to hold the insulation down. Come spring, we will remove the ballast and construct the green roof that covers the entire area.

Inside the building, the trades are busy at work. Heavy guage exterior studs for the entire building have been completed and exterior wall, corridors and suite framing has begun on the ground floor by our Drywall trade. Our Mechanical & Electrical trades are following close behind with fancoil/HRV installation and electrical rough-in inside the suites and corridors. All trades continue to do layout & rough-in on other floors throughout the building.

This “hydro mobile” allows the bricklayers to tackle elevation  in a quick and efficient manner. We currently have 4 hydro mobiles on site plus a great deal of traditional scaffolding.
This “hydro mobile” allows the bricklayers to tackle elevation in a quick and efficient manner. We currently have 4 hydro mobiles on site plus a great deal of traditional scaffolding.

We are getting ready to begin exterior landscaping work beginning with the extensive water feature and exterior amenity deck & barbeque areas.

Looking down into the future water feature from the penthouse suites.
Looking down into the future water feature from the penthouse suites.

Restoration at the Cox House is almost complete with the finishing touches to the front porch & rear exit the only items left to be completed. Layer upon layer of paint have been removed from the brick to reveal the original colours and patterning. New windows, shutters, roof & eaves were installed. We are looking forward to seeing the scaffold and building materials removed so we can truly appreciate all the work that went into restoring the house. Landscaping will be completed around the house in early spring.

The all important mechanical penthouse on the roof of the 7-storey building. Work in this room has started and will be in full swing for the next 4 months at least.

Looking forward to updating you further in another month or so, which should see much more activity inside the suites.