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Barre3 – King West Neighborhood Profile

If you have been strolling around King West lately, you will have noticed Barre3 – the latest fitness studio in King West that has everyone talking about its’ originality and fantastic results. Barre3 is functional training with a twist; it perfectly blends in Ballet, Pilates and Yoga!


There is definitely something for every different body type, age (14- adult) and fitness level! Barre3 workouts are recognized for building lean muscles, a strong core, and also promises long-term postural benefits!


This is the studio’s first foray into the Canadian market. They have tons of locations in the States and decided to set up their first franchise North of the boarder, in Toronto!


Located on the second floor of 325 King Street W., just east of Blue Jays Way, the studio is an intimate space with lots of light. These classes work it all: legs, upper body, glutes, core and Barre3 certified instructors definitely bring their own flavor to each workout.


This class if great if you want to change up your fitness routine a bit by adding strength, balance, and flexibility elements. It brings a whole new layer to the typical cardio workout.


Sound like something you are interested in trying out? On these scorching hot days it may be a better idea then running outdoors! Check out http://barre3.com/studio-locations/torontoksw!


Also, if you are strolling around the King West neighborhood, be sure to check out the Minto Westside Condo Gallery at 700 King Street West and call the King West neighborhood, home!

Minto Westside’s Patio Event!

Summer is sizzling up the streets, and our balconies too! For a limited time you can deck out your Westside condo patio to host some great parties, a mini retreat for yourself, or a beautiful extension to your home!

The offer starts this weekend, July 23rd.  Purchase a suite at Minto Westside and you will be eligible to receive:

$2,000 towards Designer Deck for stylish wood floor decking, expressive lighting and artificial grass!

$1,000 towards Best Buy for the ultimate outdoor audio system and electric BBQ

$1,000 towards West Elm for all your furniture, planters and décor

And up to $3,500 cash back to host your epic outdoor party on your stunning new patio!*


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We are really excited to offer you this fantastic opportunity! Your living space just got larger with your incredible, designer balcony and with the W Courtyard or Cityview as your striking backdrop, your suite at Minto Westside is an oasis overlooking the best spot in the city!

Please contact a sales rep for more details today! We hope to see you soon, lets start planning your incredible getaway in your own home!


*Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Limited time offer. Conditions apply, See Sales Representatives for details.

Meet Your Westside Sales Team!

Our passionate Minto sales representatives are ready to help you find the perfect suite at Minto Westside! Today we dive in a little deeper and meet the dynamic duo who assist our purchasers to find the perfect home  – Marco Fracasso and Danielle Dumay! The two share some great insights on the community and tell us what it’s like working in and meeting people from the King West neighbourhood.


Tell us a bit about yourselves!

M.F: I’ve been selling real estate for 10 years now.  I love the opportunities we get to meet so many different families & individuals and help them find their dream homes.  It’s such a happy time in people’s lives when they are purchasing a new home & I’m glad that we get to be a part of that.

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D.D : I have been selling real estate for over 10 years as well. I started in BC in 2004 and moved back to Toronto in 2008 to start selling the Toronto market. I’m a travel junkie and love meeting all the diverse people that make Toronto home.


What is your favorite thing about this project?

M.F: Location, location, location!  Being just a short walk away to the heart of King West, you’re just steps away from all the action.  You truly have everything at your doorstep.  Also, the design of the building is amazing, it’s so unique. I love the modern take on the warehouse heritage buildings of the neighborhood.  This building will really change the look & feel of the area. Plus, another huge feature of this development is the ground floor retail component. We are likely going to have a large grocery store right below the suites.  You really can’t beat that as far as convenience goes!


D.D: Location for sure! This is a hot neighborhood with a constant buzz of activity. TIFF is always a blast, all of the restaurants and night clubs make it a destination spot. I also love the fact that you can sneak away to New York or Montreal from Porter Airport which is 5 minutes away. Summertime will be great at this building. It’s a short walk to the Rogers Center and all Toronto has to offer- Let’s go Jays!

Do you have a favorite suite at Westside?

M.F: My favorite suite is the 887 layout (2 Bedroom + Den).  Being on the south-west corner of Front of Bathurst, you get a great panoramic view overlooking the Fort York historical site with city & lake views (on the higher floors) as well.  It’s a great layout overall with a spacious open concept kitchen/living/dining area that is great for entertaining.

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D.D: I love all of the suites with large terraces- they are great for entertaining! The west facing 825- 2 Bed + Den has an amazing open concept with a built in island to cook up a storm and serve your guests. The 2nd bedroom has an option to make the 2nd bath a semi- ensuite. Two great balconies to watch the sunsets.

Who is buying at Minto Westside?

M.F: It’s been quite a mix of purchasers, which is very interesting.  We’ve had everything from first-time home buyers (young professionals), to people/families already living in the area looking to up-size to a larger suite, to older empty nesters downsizing from suburban homes and looking for a more urban lifestyle.  It’s going to make for a very diverse community which will be great!

D.D: Agreed- not much to add to that! The building has such great amenities and a wide range of suite sizes that there seems to be something to suit everyone.

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How do you guys work as a team to create great experiences for your clients?

M.F: Danielle is awesome to work with! She brings such a great positive energy to work every day.  We always strive to provide great customer service to everyone that visits our Sales Centre.  As the traffic in here can often get quite busy, we work together to ensure that everyone gets their questions answered and receives all the details of the development so that they are able to make an informed decision.

D.D: Marco is the best! He is a true professional that knows everything there is to know about downtown condos and he always makes sure there is great music playing to keep our office fun! We are a great team that works so well together, making sure all of our guests get the informed answers they are looking for. We strive to respond quickly to all inquiries. Things move fast around here so we have to stay on top of it. Our administrator, Sofia, keeps it all organized and efficient.

What building amenity are you most excited about?

M.F: I’m a bit of a gym freak so the approx. 3,000 sq ft ‘Movement Haus’ fitness centre is definitely my favorite amenity.  It will feature a variety of state of the art equipment and best of all; it will be open 24/7 which is quite rare for a condo gym!


D.D: Without a doubt The Plunge Social and Rooftop Pool! Lounging on the sun-tanning chairs in the reflecting pool with some of my best girlfriends before heading out to explore the trendy King West neighborhood on a Saturday night sounds like a great plan!


Thank you so much to the Minto Westside Sales team for taking time out of their busy schedules to chat with us! We look forward to all these great features they have told us about and are excited for purchasers to call Minto Westside home! The fabulous area, diverse culture, and exclusive building amenities that Minto has to offer are just some of the reasons to check out the Sales Centre at 25 Bathurst Street today! Find out more about how you too can call the Westside neighborhood home!


Minto Westside: Get Invested Event!

Here is your chance to get Invested at Minto Westside! Minto Westside offers a comprehensive and safe investment opportunity with our new Get Invested
Package, the perfect opportunity to invest at Westside or Bside and earn lucrative rental income.This opportunity provides great returns and peace of mind your investment is being professionally managed and your returns are guaranteed!

Contact the Minto Westside Sales Team for more information today! 

Get Your Warm And Hearty Comfort Food Fix Near Minto Westside!

It’s officially winter, and although we may miss the ice-cream and bbq patio season, there is nothing like a great bowl of hearty stew, or some good old mac n’ cheese to cure that wintery chilled spot! For your winter appetite we’ve got all the cheerful and delicious spots just a short distance from Minto West Side! Nestled within close proximity to King West, Queen West, and Liberty Village, Minto West Side’s convenient location is swarming with good eats that will feed your soul on that crisp cold walk home from work, or on a wintery weekend with friends!


Let’s begin!


The Foggy Dew :

Known for serving all the traditions of Ireland, this place recreates a genuine Irish establishment in the heart of King West Village. Amongst the warm food menu, there is always an array of beers on tap or by the pint. Share plates of Black and Tan Onion Rings, Sharp Cheddar and Ale Dip or Duck Confit Poutine followed by Guinness Braised Ontario Angus Flat Iron Steak or Traditional Fish ‘n’ Chips! These are only a few of their yummy menu items!  Come and join The Foggy Dew crew on Saturday nights and you will be obliged with some great live music to pair with that scrumptious dish!  Group bookings and private parties are also welcomed at the Foggy Dew. For more information visit their website:  http://fabrestaurants.ca/restaurant/foggy-dew/



Ramen is one of the traditional dishes of Japan, known for its beautifully orchestrated bowl of noodles, veggies, meat and or seafood!  Amongst the hottest cuisines in this city, Touhenboku has gained popularity for its cozy atmosphere and chummy table layout.  Touhenboku explodes with the perfect combination of class and comfort with an impressive selection of what some call “Japanese soul food,”!  Folks swarm into Touhenboku for its warm approach and consistently delicious selection of its signature dishes. For their main attraction, Ramen, the broth is perfectly clear yet intensely flavored, the noodles are thick and chewy and perfectly filling and your choice of all the add-ins only add to the robust tang. Customers can also enjoy a range of appetizing and authentic accompaniments, like gyoza dumplings and the much-celebrated chicken karaage. To check out the menu click here:  http://www.touhenboku.ca/


Smoque N Bones:

Craving ribs tonight? Say no more and make your way over to Smoque N Bones for their famous pork ribs that come fresh out of the smoker in three-hour intervals. They’re served naked straight from the smoker with barbecue sauce supplied on the side with a brush for your own freedom and convenience to add as much or as little as you please!  In addition to ribs, there are southern comfort food sides that are evenly priced at $3.90 some of which include;  sweet options like candied yams and baked beans, collard greens, dirty rice, cheesy grits, shoestring potatoes, sweet potato waffle fries and buttermilk onion ring and mac n’ cheese! Want something to cool of all that heat; try out the cold salads like coleslaw and potato salad! There is pretty much something for everyone, including draught beers such as; Samuel Adams, Amsterdam Blonde, Muskoka Detour, Flying Monkey and Mill St. Tankhouse! You can choose a pint sized or, regular sized portion (if you’re full off all those ribs)! Check out their website for directions and more menu options: http://smoquenbones.com/



 Located in South Bathurst area, this glassy establishment boasts off their fresh house-made soups, baked goods, libations, and of course the main event, lots and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches, ranging from bare-bones classics to creative and authentic creations of their own! This yummy venue is setup almost like a dining room set against a wall mosaic of cheese-inspired tones of yellows. Once you’ve found a table through the rush, enjoy the city-inspired sandwiches off the menu with flavors that include; Koreatown” (gruyere and kimchi), and “Danforth” (aged goat cheddar and olive tapenade), and “Little Italy” (buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil).  There are many more menu options, all which come with a side of fresh hand cut kettle chips! Cheesewerks also hosts many  events throughout the month, check out their event listings, menu and location here: http://www.cheesewerks.com/

Queen Street Warehouse: 

The same owners of El Furniture Warehouse bring you Queen Street Warehouse, where you can get you comfort food fix, with almost everything on the menu for $5! Hearty options include, Braised Beef Spaghetti (Fresh herbs, tomato marinara, hint of cream + slow cook beef) Warehouse Crispy Mac n’ Cheese (creamy 3 cheese, roasted red pepper Alfredo sauce, crunchy corn, fresh thyme + Parmesan crust) And for your sweet tooth finale- some fresh baked mini donuts! This venue is particularly popular for its large TV screens that showcase music and concert video’s, rap battles, and accompanying tunes that are a mix of ’80s and ’90s rock, R’n’B and hip hop! Friendly staff, good food and music, say no more! Click here for directions: http://www.toronto.com/restaurants/queen-street-warehouse/


The Thompson Diner: 

The Thompson Diner (formerly, The Counter), is the Thompson Hotel’s trendy 24-hour diner, a spin off the classic diner theme. Just south of King on Bathurst, this restaurant is decidedly more upscale in appearance but still provides a great selection of some good old comfort food.  The sleek and retro décor and huge red velvet booths is what makes up this large space! The menu offerings include; fries, onion rings, which come with choices of dips like garlic aioli! But if you made your way to the diner, it only seems right to try one of The Thompson Diner’s famous burgers (with options that are available on veggie, turkey and of course the classic beef)! There is also a wide selection of toppings to choose from that graciously decorate these huge tower-like burgers!  Most burgers arrive on a wooden cutting board, generously topped with your choice of comfort goodness like melted jalapeno jack cheese, spinach, crispy fried onions, lettuce and tomato. Large, messy, and maybe a challenge to eat, but the comfort it provides to the palate keeps everyone coming back for more! For location and menu details click here: http://www.thompsondiner.com/


Is your mouth watering yet? Get your fix at some or all of these locations and while you’re in the area, visit us inside the Minto West Side Presentation Centre at 25 Bathurst Street and learn how you can call the Westside neighborhood, home.

Meet the Neighbours: 6 Great Restaurants on King West


TIFF is around the corner, and while Yorkville used to be the centre of the movie festival action, the Shangri-La and Ritz Carlton have moved the action south to King West. It’s already one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in Toronto, with condos, boutiques, and bars on every corner.

We especially love the choices of restaurants and cafes in the area, and because of Minto775, we’ve had the opportunity to check out some of the best dining in the city. See our picks for the best restaurants on the King West strip, and if you check them out in the next two weeks keep your eyes peeled for Hollywood’s A List.

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