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Holiday Shopping near Minto Longbranch!

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The festive season is upon us and it’s time to get holiday shopping out of the way. Take a trip to Sherway Gardens, a major hotspot in Long Branch that will help you cross off everyone on your shopping list.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Originally from New York City, Saks Fifth Avenue is the swankiest new shopping destination in Toronto, offering high-end style from designers such as, Céline, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and the Saks’ Fifth Avenue Collection. Long Branch residents now have a new place to find their favourite designer attire. Find the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life or pick up something special for yourself.

Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s

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What could be better than an 18,500 square foot food hall attached to luxury shopping? Pick up all your holiday party dishes at Pusateri’s. They have a large selection of gourmet, premade meals and an assortment of cheeses and cured meats for the ultimate charcuterie board.

Frank + Oak

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For the stylish man or woman on your list who appreciates the art of a sleek button up shirt or knit sweater, head into Frank + Oak. With an emphasis on simplicity and quality means your Frank + Oak purchase will become a staple in your loved one’s wardrobe.

Pottery Barn

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Do you have a friend or family member who has an eye for classy home décor? Pottery Barn is the perfect place to pick up their gift. Offering items for any room of the home, a gift from Pottery Barn is sure to impress. While you wander, you may even be tempted to pick up something for your own humble abode.

Hudson’s Bay

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A classic Canadian shopping destination, Hudson’s Bay is a great one-stop shop for everyone on your list. With sales like their iconic “Bay Days” you can find anything from designer shoes and apparel, to brand name household appliances.

Nordstrom (Coming Soon)

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After it’s Canadian debut at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Nordstrom is slowly making its way into major malls across the province, including Sherway Gardens. With an increasingly competitive luxury market, Nordstrom has no problem standing out amongst the rest. With a licensed bar and knowledgeable staff, this nationally renowned store will have shopping mavens throughout Long Branch eagerly waiting for the grand opening in fall 2017.

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Wait No Longer – Get Your Invitation to the Priority Preview Event!

The wait is over! West Toronto’s most sought after community of urban townhomes is back with an exciting new release. The first phase of Minto Longbranch was one of Toronto’s most buzzed about communities and quickly became a spectacular success.

Longbranch 2 is the highly anticipated, limited collection of spacious urban townhomes designed for cosmopolitian living and is coming to Lake Shore Boulevard West and Brown’s Line.

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These stunning stacked townhomes will include 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom, 2-storey layouts. The community is just steps to the waterfront, GO Station, parks, transit, and much more.

Along Lake Shore Boulevard West a new retail streetscape including cafes, restaurants and shops will line the street below a collection of stacked townhomes above. This retail promenade will be a natural meeting place, an animated gateway into the Minto Longbranch community. With a mix of stacked townhomes in the The Lake Shore and The North Lake collections,  Minto Longbranch 2 will offer suites to suit every lifestyle.

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The Lake Shore Collection provides a metropolitan presence on Lake Shore Boulevard W. with contemporary homes located above a selection of retail at street level. The townhomes offer modern flair that compliments the historic elements of the Long Branch neighbourhood.

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The North Lake Collection features stacked 2-storey homes tucked away just above Lake Shore Boulevard with beautifully landscaped pedestrian mews. The mews will act as a courtyard and offer a welcoming presence to greet your neighbours before arriving home.

 

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Modern designs of Minto Longbranch 2 will range from 542 square feet to 1,363 square feet, which include garden patios and incredible rooftop terraces. The large terraces function as outdoor living rooms, inviting you to enjoy alfresco dining and entertaining under clear blue skies or a canopy of twinkling stars.

Register now to receive your exclusive Priority Preview invitation.

Don’t miss your chance to have first choice of floor plans and home styles from the final phase of this one-of-a-kind Minto community.

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Longbranch Neighborhood Profile: Cellar Door Restaurant

As summer halts to an end, we must take advantage of indoor delights! The Cellar Door Restaurant in Etobicoke is praised for its impeccable food and bucolic ambiance, fit for the colder nights ahead of us.

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For aficionados of authentic wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas and other specialties from Rome and Calabria, there’s no better place than Cellar Door Restaurant,  and its’ located just steps from Minto Longbranch. Owner and master chef Robert Rubino is a Culinary Institute of America by graduate who trained abroad at Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy and France.

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The ambience is rustic, with concrete floors, black walls and shelves lined with jars of home-made pickles. House specialties include wood roasted potato gnocchi and hand cut pappardelle.

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The wine list includes wines from lesser-known regions of Italy and Ontario. It’s the perfect spot to dine with family and friends and the food is sure to make your tummy and heart smile.

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Interested in Longbranch2, the second phase to our Minto Longbranch community? Register today to get information on the much anticipated upcoming release!

Minto Longbranch February 2016 Construction Update

Minto Longbranch construction continues to move along on Lake Shore Blvd. W. in south Etobicoke. Aerial photography was taken February 26, 2016.

Minto purchasers with questions should contact MyMinto Customer Experience at 416-913-2119 or email MyMinto@Minto.com.

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Minto Longbranch Phase 2 will launch in 2016. Register online.

Meet Your Neighbors at Minto Longbranch!

Meet your soon-to-be Longbranch neighbors, Ernesto and Mary! They are a young and energetic couple who has lived in Toronto their entire lives and are excited to start the next phase of their life in their Longbranch home. The couple met at a Burger King downtown back in 2009 and rest was history! They were married in May 2014 and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in October 2015. Mary works as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Ernesto is a Data Analyst in the heart of Toronto’s financial district.

We sat down with Ernesto and Mary to talk about what they like about the Long Branch neighborhood and what their looking forward to most in their new home.

 

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Why did you choose to live at Minto Longbranch? What drew you to the Long Branch/Mimico neighborhood?

First and foremost, it was the location and accessibility that drew us to the neighborhood. Given the locations of where we work, we’re both are only a streetcar ride away from our workplace. We didn’t want to move out of the city as we have always been the city type and can’t picture ourselves living in the suburbs. Secondly, we loved the idea of a house-like layout with the structure of condominium. The beauty of it is that there are less common areas and amenities like that of a high-rise thus reducing the cost per square foot and maintenance fees. We love the modern look of Minto Longbranch and feel that it fits our style very well. The fact that it’s located close to the lake is a major bonus as well.

 

What type of Longbranch home did you buy and why and why did you choose it for your family?

We purchased the New England 2 bed 2 bath plus flex den south facing unit (with parking) closest to the main street which was our number one choice. The layout was the primary reason we chose this unit. We wanted the wide open space of a single floor unit which is more conducive for entertaining as opposed to having the space split between multiple floors. The second bedroom will be a nursery for our baby girl. The flex den can be made into an office space or extra sleeping space if need be. We also like that it’s south facing to allow more natural light in and it’s closest to the main street for better accessibility. The dual storage rooms on opposite sides of the patio also eliminated the need to purchase a locker.

 

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What are you two most looking forward to when you move into your Minto Longbranch home?

As first-time home buyers, we’re both looking forward to decorating and furnishing our new home. We have an idea of how we want our place to look and we are most excited to incorporate our personalities and ideas into our decor and furnishings to make our home special and unique.

 

Any hobbies or anything else you’d like to tell us about?

We enjoy travelling to different places at least once a year whether it’s to relax under the sun on a beach by the ocean or take in the sights of foreign cities or towns we’ve never been to. We love going out for dinner and having a couple of drinks with our friends and family. To balance out all the eating, we like to hit the gym. If we’re not out doing any of that, we like to spend some time at home and watch some movies which we look forward to doing in our new Minto Longbranch home.

 

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Thanks Ernesto and Mary for sharing your story!

Interested in living at Minto Longbranch? Click here to register for Phase 2!

Come Visit your Neighbourhood Bike Shop at Longbranch!

Whether you’re a hardcore biking enthusiast or someone who’s starting out, you’ll find everything you need just down the road from Minto Longbranch , at Oxygen Bike Co.

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In 2011, founder Shawn Fitzpatrick says he got tired of sitting in an office all day wishing he could be on his bike. That’s when he got the idea for Oxygen Bike Co., and the rest is history! Today Oxygen Bike Co. is one of the fastest growing bike and gear emporiums in the city. From entry level hybrids starting at $400  to $6,000 race weapons, Oxygen Bike Co. has everything a family, beginner, enthusiast or racer needs, with top brands like Cannondale, Norco, Bianchi, Rocky Mountain and Linus Bicycles.

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Oxygen Bike Co.’s specialty is their upbeat, fun Spin Classes that they offer onsite. Classes offer a superior cardio workout featuring 13 bikes plus a highly qualified and enthusiastic instructor. Smaller class sizes ensure you receive as much attention as you need. Oxygen Bike Co.’s certified instructors rock the best music and deliver it through a pro-audio sound system. Three classes is usually all it takes to get hooked.  And for any beginners out there, you control the speed and tension, so your workout is completely customized by you!

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Sign up for a class today by visiting www.oxygenbikes.com.

Interested in living at Minto Longbranch? Register today for Phase 2! 

A Guide to Minto Longbranch Floorplans

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Space is something that us Torontonians value, and the success of Minto Longbranch is a testament to that. The project is made up solely of urban townhomes and the demand is ever-increasing for a home in the city that allows for enough space to have a family. Our newly released floorplans definitely fit into that category with 3 new three-bedroom townhomes released. Let’s take a deeper look into all three.

Perry

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly space, you’ve got it in the Perry. This three-bedroom, 1,685 square foot unit is great for a couple with young children and it can accommodate families of all sizes. The 2 second floor bedrooms are such a great size that they can be arranged to fit more than just one child at a time – didn’t you ever share a bedroom with your brother or sister?

Humber

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This floorplan is a bit smaller, measuring in at 1,631 square feet, but generally has a lot of the same great features as the Perry. It’s a 3-storey suite with the Master Bedroom taking over the whole top floor. Need closet space? This unit has got it with two walk-in closets in the Master Bedroom. There is also a terrace up there that will provide awesome views and the perfect spot for sunbathing without leaving your home!

Marina

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Another amazing floorplan at Minto Longbranch, Marina is the largest of the West Side Traditional Towns measuring in at 1,700 square feet. Like both the Humber and the Perry, the suite has a powder room on the first level and a full bathroom on each level above to accommodate everyone. The first and the third levels both have terraces so you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors right when you wake up, or after a gorgeous dinner with your family.

Each of these homes comes with two parking spaces, and for a limited time you can enjoy 2 years of free maintenance if you buy now!

If you’re interested in finding out more about our newest community in Etobicoke, come visit us at our sales centre located at 3605 Lakeshore Blvd. West or give us a call at (416) 913-2136.