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The Best Moments from the #WestsideTO Block Party

There’s nothing like a summer evening enjoying the best of the Westside neighbourhood, and that’s exactly what we did last week at the Minto Westside Block Party!

Our Block Party was the kick off to the new Westside Market that we’ll be hosting on site every day until the fall with our friends at Scadding Court Community Centre. We were joined by some amazing local vendors, the best food in the city and some musical talent to jump start this new initiative and welcome our neighbours to explore what the area has to offer.

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

The array of cuisines illustrated just how vibrant the #WestsideTO neighbourhood is. We sampled octopus balls from Mr. Gushi Japanese Streetfood, fresh burrata from CheeseWerks, Dishum Dishum Indian Street Food’s delicious dishes, hot and fresh Choco Churros and much more.

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

As guests enjoyed their treats and posed for photos in our #WestsideTO photo booth, they listened to some of the great musical acts lined up for the evening, including Jessica Speziale, DJ Salvatori, Black Mink and Melanie Frade. We also had special appearances from Team Canada Pan Am Games athletes Sasha Gollish and Mandy Bujold, who posed for photos with fans.

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

“We wanted to start building the community now and using the space that we have before we start construction,” says Diane Wallace, Director of Marketing, Minto. “It was a wonderful evening packed with food, shops and entertainment all to celebrate the neighbourhood and introduce people to the Westside Market. We’re so happy that so many vendors and the Farmer’s Market will continue to be on-site energizing the area daily.”

If you missed us last week, stop by and check out the mix of local vendors on site who will have their unique selection of handmade goods, art and more such as The Drift Collective, The Nrth, Cedar Basket Gift Shop, Elle Mair Co and Rob Croxford. It’s a great way to discover some new Toronto talent and shop local!

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

While you’re here come step inside the Presentation Centre for a visit at 25 Bathurst Street for details on suites at Minto Westside from $199,990 and our 2 Year Rental Guarantee Program*.

Check out more photos from the Block Party below:

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto
Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto

Minto Westside Block Party Toronto
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Thanks for making the minto775 block party a success!

What a night! After all that build up to the minto775 block party, we could not have wished for anything more. God Made Me Funky kept the mood, well, funky, and Smirnoff had the bar stocked. We were even treated to a fashion show by Lucian Matis. We’re pretty sure a great time was had by all. Photographic evidence to follow.

Thanks again to our sponsors and everyone who made it out! By the way, these photos and more will be up on Facebook shortly for your tagging pleasure.

God Made Me Funky is bringing the funk to the minto775 Block Party

We had the chance to talk to God Made Me Funky to see what kind of funk they’re bringing to the Minto 775 Block Party. They let us in on a little secret: NuFunkTonia, their secret performing weapon.

“We bring our energy to your space and spit it out,” says PHATT al of God Made Me Funky. “You guys feed us and that interaction is what makes our show so awesome for us on stage and for the people who are at the party.”
They say they’re not a normal act. The large funk band has members coming from all sorts of diverse backgrounds.
“We bring a quintessential Canadian vibe to the show. We have different people coming together and really enjoying one space [on stage].”
Aside from the Minto 775 Block Party, the band is also excited for their new album which they’re working on right now.
“We don’t even have a title for it,” says PHATT. “But, the songs are already making us giddy. They’re so funky it’s insane.”
Can’t wait to jam with God Made Me Funky? Don’t forget to register for our Block Party on Facebook.

We’re having a block party– and YOU’RE invited!

Join us for the hottest party in the neighbourhood.

On October 20th, from 7:30 until Midnight we’ll be hosting a block party with musical performances by God Made Me Funky and DJ Knyce.
What’s better than that? There will be prize giveaways, mixed drinks by Smirnoff, and a fashion show by Lucian Matis.
Everyone is invited to 578 Front Street West, Toronto (the former Harley Davidson building). Just head on over to our Facebook page anytime before then to register and get on that guest list!
See you on the 20th…