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We Broke Ground at Oakvillage and have Started Construction!

There is a lot to be excited about and celebrate these days at Oakvillage! Despite freezing cold temperatures and pouring rain, the Minto team was out at 8 am on February 24th  to celebrate a milestone at the Oakvillage site! We broke ground to mark the beginning of construction! While our hard working Minto team and trades have been on site for a little while now prepping and servicing the site we waiting until now to have our Minto Official Groundbreaking Ceremony! The Minto ceremonial shovel that has broken ground at every site in Toronto since 1986 was front and centre with Minto President, Dave Stewart, holding it on this special day.

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With the ground officially broken, our construction team wasted no time and started framing the houses in block 10 this week! They have also poured foundation in blocks 10 to 14 as well as excavated Blocks 20,19 and 18. Spring is around the corner and construction will only ramp up as the warmer weather helps us to do what we love and do best- build your homes!


We are so excited to see the community starting to take shape!Stay tuned with Facebook and Twitter for more updates on Oakvillage!

A Golden Groundbreaking!

We’re officially breaking ground at Minto Yorkville Park!

Minto employees, our partners, MYP consultants and our trades celebrated this momentous milestone last Friday, June 10th, with lunch served by the Egg Man foodtruck and a few words of wisdom from our fearless leader, David Stewart, President of Minto Communities. The entire team cheered as Dave sunk a shovel into the dirt, officially breaking ground at our site at the northeast corner of Cumberland and Bellair Streets in Yorkville. It was a beautiful sunny day and a wonderful time to be out in Yorkville commemorating this important event!


Earlier in the week our MYP future residents joined us at Sassafraz to celebrate the start of construction and for a chance to meet their new neighbours. Next door to the site of their soon-to-be home, Sassafraz laid out quite the spread of delicious eats and delectable treats. Purchasers mixed and mingled and got to know members of the Minto Construction, MasterCare, Customer Experience, Sales, Development and Marketing teams. Agnieszka Wloch, VP of Development, and Troy Dosman, VP of Construction, welcomed guests and got everyone excited about the construction of the most luxurious new tower in the heart of Yorkville.

Guests had their photos taken with fun props and hard hats and enjoyed spectacular entertainment from the 5-piece Steve Hunter Band and slight-of-hand magician Wij.


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It was a fantastic evening and we were thrilled to get to know our future residents a little better. Thanks to all who attended.

Check out these photos to see how the site is shaping up!

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Want to learn more about Minto Yorkville Park? Check out our website or visit us at the Minto Condo Store to purchase your suite today!

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Minto Westside Groundbreaking Celebrations!

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We’re excited to officially be breaking ground at Minto Westside!

The construction team has completed shoring, and we are full steam ahead with excavation at our site at Front and Bathurst in Toronto. With the weather cooperating, we are anticipating having a crane erected and operational by end of August 2016 for construction of the first footings.

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To celebrate this momentous milestone we’re offering a limited-time ground-breaking incentive at Minto Westside – this weekend only! Purchase a suite May 28th – 29th and receive a Porter Airlines Gift Pack Including:

$1000 Porter Gift Card and $1000 Voucher for accommodations*


$3000 off Studios

$5000 off 1 Bed, 1 Bed + Den & Jr. 2 Beds

$7500 off 2 Beds +


Get a 2 Year Rental Guarantee*

And if this offer isn’t enough to get you partying, come join us at our official Ground Breaking Celebration this Thursday from 11:30 – 1pm, on site at 25 Bathurst Street!  Free food from Smokes Burritorie and Original Chimneys food trucks, enjoy music, and a ceremony to kick-off the start of construction. Everyone in the community is welcome to join us at this neighbourhood celebration!

For more information on our Ground Breaking offer and our celebration, visit us at the Minto Westside Condo Gallery at 700 King Street West, or contact us at 437-836-8586 or westside@minto.com.

Late winter ground breakings

We’re hitting the ground running in 2013. No fewer than three ground breakings are on the horizon in three very different parts of the city. Besides all of them being in great locations, the common thread running through them will be the presence of our beloved ground breaking shovel.

Most of the time it lives in the main boardroom at head office, but whenever we break ground at a new project, the shovel comes with us. This shovel is very special to us, and, quite frankly, irreplaceable. It has been at every ground breaking since we began building in Toronto in 1986 and is engraved with the name of every one of those projects. The shovel’s upcoming tour will bring it to 88 at Yonge and Sheppard, Minto30Roe at Yonge and Eglinton and Southshore in Etobicoke.   

Indulge us for a moment as we reminisce on some ground breakings from our formative years. Check out the gallery below for a little blast form the past and, if you’re a purchaser at one of the above projects, keep an eye on your inbox for your ground breaking invite.

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