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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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A Lot is Happening on Site at Longbranch! Take a Look…

Even with the colder days hovering over the Longbranch site, construction continues to move along on Lake Shore Blvd. W. in south Etobicoke.

We have some exciting photos of the progress to share with you!

As you can see the upper Terrace model kitchens  with optional islands are turning out to be beautiful and perfect for entertaining family and friends!

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The upper Terrace model washroom looks great with tile flooring, fixtures and the shower installed! These ensuites are almost complete and the everything is looking seamless in these units!

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Here is a look at Block 3 looks from outside. Wow- the community is really shaping up!

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Meanwhile, the terrace walls that align the parkette to the South of Block 1 are also nearing completion as shown here.

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Lastly, we can start to see that the drywall work is progressing in Block # 2 and and we are hoping to achieve this for Block 1,5 and 8 in the next few weeks.

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We hope these updates get you as excited as us here at Minto!

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

In case you missed the last updates, here are some more photos on the Minto Longbranch’s Facebook album. Follow Minto Longbranch on:

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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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Construction is Full Steam Ahead at Minto Longbranch!

With the strike behind us, the team is diligently working with our trades to ramp up the number of crews on site. Construction is full steam ahead as we work towards completing your home at Minto Longbranch as quickly as possible!

Roofing, exterior bricking, window installation and siding and trim work are complete on Blocks 2 – 4, and work is ongoing on Blocks 1 & 5.

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For the interiors, mechanical and electrical rough-in work is ongoing in blocks 1, 2 and 5 while we start installing insulation and drywall in Blocks 3 & 4. With framing nearing completion on Blocks 6, 7 and 8, window and stair installation will begin in the coming weeks.

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Over the next month we will start to see some of the landscaping at the exterior of the blocks take shape, as well as the parkette. We look forward to sharing more updates as we work towards the finished product!

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Interested in more? Contact us at Minto Longbranch for any questions you may have!

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!

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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.

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Meet another one of your Longbranch Neighbours!

 

Meet Christa, a very excited future-resident of Minto Longbranch! Aside from her enthusiastic admiration for the neighborhood’s mix of nature and city living, she has many reasons why the Longbranch/Mimico community is a perfect match for her lifestyle!

 

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

About 3 years ago, I moved to Canada. I grew up and spent most of my life in Switzerland. So why leave that beautiful place? Well, I needed a change. Been there, done that. And if not now, when would I ever explore another great part of the world. I have not had any regrets since.

I love my job in the pharmaceutical industry and was lucky enough to be able to move within my company to their Mississauga office. What a stroke of luck it was that this gave me the opportunity to move to the GTA which has so much to offer: from city living and amenities, culture, all the way to farms and nature.

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

The proximity to the lake and public transport drew me in at first. The location cannot be beat. I can hit Hwy. 427 to get to work and on weekends I can easily catch a train to get downtown – and being so close to transit means there is no problem enjoying a drink or two as I’m out. There are some great culinary finds in the area and shopping is so close. It has been a while since I could just walk to the supermarket and ditch the car.

Although, the floor plan layouts and the unique exterior of the Minto Longbranch development gave the final deciding factor. The buildings have a very European touch. I felt well taken care of by the sales staff and so the decision to buy instead of renting somewhere else was an easy one to make.

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

I bought the Providence SP at first,  but when I went through the plan in detail at home over the weekend I came to realize that that unit was just not big enough for my purposes. So I went back to the Sales Centre and bought the Urban SP instead (thank goodness it was still available!). I am thrilled with the open plan living room and kitchen area. The rooftop is a great bonus and I can already envision having neighbours and friends over and chilling out.

 

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

What I hope for is to be part of and get involved in the community. Being new to the neighbourhood is something we will all have in common, so I’m excited to meet everyone and see them outdoors in the area, on our way to work. I can’t wait to feel connected to where I live.

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

In my free time, I love to bake and cook. Over 200 cook books grace my shelves and I find it very inspirational to just browse through my books. My co-workers are spoiled by now as I bring baked goods into work at least once a month if not more. And perhaps sharing with neighbours will allow me to experiment even further. I love to be around produce and anything food related, I volunteer at a local farmer’s market – a tough job as I start is 5am, but so rewarding. Cherry, peach, nectarine, plum and apricot picking are a favourite past time of mine as well, including making jam and pies with these wonderful fruits.

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And last but not least, what would life be without travelling? I love going on trips close and far. Road trips are definitely top of my list for a great time, but I also enjoy flying to anywhere in the world that’s new or re-visiting some of the great places I’ve visited in the past. I love to explore new things and places – and getting to know new friends.

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We look forward to tasting Christa’s delicious baked goods and are so happy that she is a part of the Minto Longbranch community!

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