Introducing the King Suite – a limited time new release at Minto Westside! This spectacular suite layout offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms in a smart and functional 632 sq. ft. suite. The modern L-shaped kitchen with optional island has plenty of storage space, even a pantry. The spacious, bright living room has a walkout to the balcony that overlooks the stunning W Courtyard. Other features include a master walk-in closet and spa inspired ensuite. The second bathroom boasts a large soaker tub with optional entry from the 2nd bedroom.
If you’ve been by the intersection of Cumberland and Bellair lately, you will have noticed that the old office building is coming down as we start to prepare for the construction of Minto Yorkville Park!
Demolition of a structure like this takes careful planning and execution and the demolition team is following a step-by-step engineered process to bring down the old building at 94 Cumberland.
The first step of the process was considered largely non-structural & prepatory partial demolition. The demolition crew removed and disposed of any unnecessary equipment and materials including non-structural walls throughout the building. An opening was cut through each floor to erect the tower crane that will assist in the demolition process such as removing the exterior precast panels of the building as well as bringing down debris.
Next, the demolition contractor will begin to lower the building to the top of the third floor slab using small demolition equipment, which will be operated on the floors of the building. The remainder of the building will be demolished to ground level using demolition excavators equipped with shear, grapple and hammer attachments.
Once the building has been leveled to grade, the crew will demolish and remove the existing foundation of the building, demolishing while backfilling to facilitate the start of excavation & shoring for Minto Yorkville Park.
We’re looking forward to seeing the progress on site at Minto Yorkville Park! We’ll continue to keep you in the loop on construction as the building starts to take off.
The Pan Am Games have officially begun and they’re packed with a lot of fun and exciting events to check out around the city. Toronto is going to be busy and crazy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out and join in on the fun. And if you’re not into sports, don’t sweat it! There are tons of other activities to choose from such as music and art festivals. Here’s our list of some Pan Am/Para Pan Am Events you should check out this summer.
Panamania Live @ Nathan Philips Square
Co-produced with the City of Toronto, the Pan Am Games will offer free concerts featuring daily live performances from all over the world. The concerts go from July 11th to July 26th and August 7th to August 12th. With over 130 acts from across the Americas there are some amazing artists you can’t miss out on. Check out your favourite artists such as The Roots, The Flaming Lips, Chromeo, Wyclef Jean and more. Also don’t miss out on the nightly fireworks!
There will also be jumbo video screens that will broadcast live Games coverage, and a special live broadcasting of the opening ceremony by Cirque du Soleil. For more information visit http://www.toronto2015.org/PANAMANIA
CIBC Pan Am Park
The biggest TORONTO 2015 celebration of art and sport will be held at CIBC Pan Am Park. From July 11th to July 25th, this venue will be hosting over 16 sports, free entertainment, activities, sport demonstrations, and a lot of food and beverage options to choose from. CIBC Pan Am Park is also home to five competition venues. You can also checkout performances by Kiesza, Lights, A Tribe Called Red and more. For more information visit http://www.toronto2015.org/venue/pan-am-park .
YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am
This free event will showcase the diversity of 41 participating Pan American countries and territories in a collection of unique photographic images. These intimate and large-scale portraits will represent diversity in a whole new light. Created by Canadian artisan Robert Young, the exhibit will be held from July 10th to July 14th. For more information visit http://www.toronto2015.org/panamania-details/young-world-faces-of-pan-am/54
Check out a Sporting Event
Of course with the Pan Am Games being held in the city, you should take some time to check out a sporting event. With locations all around the GTA, there is a good chance that a sporting event will be held in your neighbourhood. And if you’re checking out a sporting event in the city, the TTC is free if you show your ticket! For more information about tickets and locations of sporting events visit http://www.toronto2015.org/tickets
We’re looking forward to catching as many of these events as we can!
At Minto we don’t just build homes, we also build careers. Last fall as part of the Build a House partnership, eight students between the ages of 16 and 18 were selected by the Durham public and Catholic school boards to frame and build homes at Kingmeadow. Continue reading Minto helps students build their careers at Kingmeadow
It’s been a while since we last had an update from 88 but we’ve been making lots of great progress. Check out the photos below to see what we’ve been up to lately.
We’re finishing the concrete pouring on the P2 level.
We’re also pouring concrete on the ground floor.
We’ve started installing the rebar for the ground floor wall.
On the P2 level, we’re installing waterproofing on the wall.
The photo above shows the concrete columns for the party room on the ground floor. In winter there’s a high possibility of the columns freezing, so we wrap some tarps around the columns and then we pump heat into the tarp so that the concrete columns don’t freeze. We keep doing this until the weather warms up.
As you can see from the photos, we’re working through the cold weather and looking forward to even more progress as spring approaches. We’ll have another update for you in a few weeks.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what better occasion to proclaim our love for Minto30Roe than February 14th?! Last year we shared with you 30 reasons to love Minto30Roe, including being steps away from transit, retail therapy and the perfect hangover food. Here are 10 more reasons to fall in love with Minto30Roe again: