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.
Do you want #24KaratLiving in Yorkville? We have suites available starting from the low $400s. Contact us today or come in and visit us at our sales centre at 101 Yorkville Ave!
Wow! Can you believe 2014 is almost over and that the New Year is just a few days away? It’s been a wonderful and eventful year at Minto, and we’re really excited for everything we have lined up for 2015. But first, let’s take a look at some of our biggest milestones and accomplishments of 2014:
We couldn’t have reached all these awesome milestones without our purchasers and our great team – so, thank you!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Our Kingmeadow purchasers will be happy to know that we’re making great progress with Phase 2 of construction. We’re currently working on the framing stage, with 40 houses being framed. It takes about three weeks to do framing, which means the team will be busy the next few weeks! Continue reading Kingmeadow Construction 101
We love the vibrant Yorkville neighbourhood that Minto Yorkville Park calls home. But besides being a beautiful neighbourhood, filled with luxurious boutiques, shops and cafes, Yorkville also has a plethora of history and culture embedded in its past. Today we’re going to take you on a walk down memory lane as we explore some of that rich history!
Here are some fun facts and tidbits about Yorkville Park’s neighbourhood: Continue reading 3 Facts about Yorkville’s History
Giving back to the community is important to us, and that’s why we’ve chosen to support the United Way again this year. Many of you are probably familiar with the not-for-profit organization, as they operate many programs and initiatives around the world in hopes to help others improve their lives and better communities. From helping impoverished neighbourhoods to creating opportunities for youth, the United Way is constantly helping the community at large. Continue reading Giving Back with the United Way
It’s that time of the year again – the Gentlemen’s Expo is back in Toronto this weekend starting at 6:00PM on Friday, November 14th and running until Sunday, November 16th. We’ll be hanging out at our Minto lounge (booth 535/537/634/636) throughout the weekend and we hope you’ll come by and say hi. We have a feeling it will be the hottest booth at the show! Not only will DJ BELLOSOUND be spinning beats, but we’ll also be having a draw for some amazing prizes, such as:
- A $100 gift certificate to Portland Variety
- A $200 gift certificate to Gotstyle
- A $200 gift certificate to Hammam Spa
- A $1000 gift certificate to UpCountry to furnish your man cave
- A pair of tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators game at the ACC on Nov. 18th
After you come see us you should check out the many other exhibitors and attractions that will be at the Gentleman’s Expo. According to the organizers, it’s a “celebration of all things that encompass a true gentleman,” but don’t assume that means it’s only for men. Ladies can come by and check out what’s hip in the worlds of food, fashion, music, tech, cars, sports … yup, there’s something for everyone at there! Will we be seeing you there? If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you can buy them here: http://www.gentlemensexpo.com/tickets
Over the past several weeks, we’ve been hosting breakfasts/evenings at Southshore (Etobicoke) and WaterGarden (Thornhill), where our residents have the opportunity to chat with the MasterCare Team, Green Team and the Construction Team. It’s been the perfect way to get representatives from Minto in the same room as the homeowners in case they have any questions or comments about their exciting purchase.
Besides answering any questions that our residents have, our teams also dole out green living tips, important information about their suite or house, discuss warranty issues and other things that we feel are important to talk about.
Our most recent event was last night at WaterGarden, where we hosted the evening in WaterGarden’s beautiful party room. Check out the pics – we believe it was a great success!
We urge any of our homeowners to ask questions as they see fit – email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll forward them to the team so that you have an answer at the next Breakfast with the Builder in your community.