If you saw our last post on the Minto WaterGarden scale model, then you know more or less what to expect. The model is now complete and in place at our Thornhill sales centre.
We’ll have the details on opening dates for you shortly. In the mean time, here’s a sneak peek at the finished model.
Thanks to Peter McCann for sharing his process with us and letting us into his space to document it. Stay tuned for news of the sales centre opening and, of course, updates on all of Minto’s other Toronto projects.
Last week we brought you a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of our WaterGarden 3D model. A week has gone by and it should be in place at the sales centre very soon. Here are some shots of what the model looked like when we dropped by Peter McCann’s studio yesterday afternoon.
Those tubes have tiny strands of lighting wrapped around them. The finished model will be lit from within for that authentic lived-in look.
The model is about 95% complete from a structural standpoint and 85% complete aesthetically.
As you can see, there are still some finishing touches missing, but it’s pretty impressive stuff overall. After six or seven weeks of hard work, we can’t wait to see it all come together.
Thanks again to Peter and his team for letting us look over their shoulders!
As you know, information on Minto Watergarden in Thornhill is starting to come out in torrents. We spoke to Carmen Dragomir of esQape Design Inc. about how the interior design for this project came about.
On your blog page you cover some great topics like working with colour, layouts for small spaces and furniture and lighting trends from Milan. Did any of these figure prominently in your work for WaterGarden?
“how can I inspire anyone to create a better living space without hiring an interior designer?”
CD: WaterGarden has a unique location where nature is intrinsically part of the development. My design intent is to bring nature inside the amenities spaces and create the feel of European interior gardens.
Tell us a bit about esQape design.
Special thanks to Carmen for her time & insight!
We were really excited to work with Sol Wassermuhl of Page + Steele Architects on this project.
What really makes Minto WaterGarden special is the courtyard that forms a focal point for the community. It is essentially one big water feature that blends seamlessly into the outdoor living spaces.
The landscape architecture is the work of Paul Ferris and his Toronto firm, Ferris & Associates Inc. Since his work is such an important part of what defines Minto WaterGarden, we’ll be catching up with him in a future blog post, so keep an eye out for our interview.
But the next thing to look forward to is the release of our interior renderings. We’ll be putting them out shortly and our Twitter followers will be the first to know (hint)! But until then, feel free to share these with anyone you think might be interested.
Slab on grade is the first concrete layer to go down, and it’s about halfway to completion. It should be done within the next month.
The site is fully prepared for the installation of suspended levels.
At the Northwest corner, the P2 level concrete slab is almost ready to go.
We’re excited to make minto775 at King & Tecumseth the subject of our first construction update. There’s tons going on on the site right now.
The formworker is forming the suspended slab at the Southwest, the lowest corner of the site, while excavation of final footings continues at the Northeast.
Thanks for checking out our first construction update! We’ll have plenty more to come so you’ll know what’s going on with all of our projects. we’ll also be updating Facebook albums as we go so you don’t have to miss anything.