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.
As the summer days are heating up, there’s no better way to enjoy the weather than being outside. If you’re tired of always being indoors or stuck in AC, transform your patio, balcony or backyard space into a new living space. Make your home the spot for entertaining or relaxation by turning your patio or balcony into a fun and comfortable oasis. Here are a few quick and easy patio and backyard décor tips that will bring your outdoor space to life this summer.
Transform your backyard into an outdoor dining oasis
If your home has a large and beautiful backyard, transform that into a fun, cozy outdoor dining space. Instead of using a conventional dining table and chair set, use colourful and comfortable wooden patio chairs to compliment a vintage wooden table. If you already have a wooden bench lying around, add that to the dining table. The wooden furniture will blend right in with the nature around it. Place a colourful runner across the table and add pillows and blankets for those cooler summer nights.
Spice up your small balcony
Living in a condo or apartment means you may not have a backyard, but your balcony is a great spot for your own private outdoor retreat. Extend your indoor living space by adding a few decorative touches and furniture to your balcony. Add a small outdoor dining set, or small outdoor chairs and tables on top of a vibrant rug. To make your balcony cozy, place pillow and blankets over the chairs and add some decorative plants and vases to the space. For more of a warm feeling, add soft outdoor lighting to really set the mood at night.
Plan a party with the right décor
If you enjoy hosting dinner parties or social gatherings at your home, the summer time is the perfect time to entertain. And what makes entertaining outdoors even better is the type décor pieces and themes you can choose from. Depending on your style, use colourful but elegant tableware for a festive vibe. Add warm lanterns or a string of lights to compliment your decorative dining table. Serve fun colourful drinks to add a splash of colour to your spread.
Add some art to your outdoor walls
Simple but elegant wall art can go along way when you add it outdoors. Make your own wall art by incorporating geometric shapes, unique art pieces or plants to your wall. Adding plants to any wall will instantly transform your outdoor space, making it feel like an outdoor oasis. Purchase a wall planter and use your own DIY style to fill it with a beautiful arrangement. You can also spray paint different geometric shapes onto small wooden panels for an artistic feel.
Get creative and make your outdoor space your own. Share your own backyard and patio décor photos with us by tweeting us at @MintoCondos.
Meet Daniela, our enthusiastic Assistant Superintendent at 88. As Assistant Superintendent, Daniela is in charge of build out and finishes. Build out is the composition of the interior structure of the building, working from framing of exterior and interior walls to mechanical and electrical rough in. Daniela carries this process through to the finishes which include cabinets, countertops, and flooring, to name a few.
There’s a lot to keep track of in a building that’s 35 storeys high, and Daniela does a incredible job at keeping everyone positive and keeping the work on schedule.
In her 7 years at Minto, Daniela has been a part of 4 projects – Minto Skyy, Minto775, Minto WaterGarden and 88. She started her career as a coordinator at Skyy and the hands-on learning she attainedby being able to participate in on site activities helped her gain the experience she needed to move up in her position. She became more confident and transitioned into her role as an assistant superintendent at Minto 775, where she learned how to manage the process, trades, and any obstacles that came her way.
We sat down with Daniela to talk about what it’s like to work on site as an Assistant Superintendent.
What’s your favourite part about your job?
To have to pick one particular aspect about my job that I favour is hard. It’s a challenging and exciting environment where I have the ability to be part of a team that creates a massive structure which one day someone will call their home. We construct a landmark in this beautiful city and have the satisfaction of knowing that we were involved in creating it.
What’s the hardest part?
The fast-paced nature of the work is tough, and it can become pretty stressful at times but I think that’s what I also enjoy about it. I don’t think I could ever work in a slow-paced environment.
What are you most looking forward to seeing come together at 88?
I’m excited to see it all come together, especially with the amazing water feature– I think Minto always executes water features very well. As all the finishes come together in the amenities and common areas, you start to realize that the final product of a project you’ve been working on for a long time is finally coming into fruition and you feel as though you’ve achieved something great. I’ve gained so much from my past projects and I’ve enjoyed working on this one too; we have a great team, we have a lot of fun, and we get the job done.
What’s a typical day like?
I normally meet with the labourers and handymen before 7am to go over the plan for the day. Once we’ve mapped out what needs to be done, I ensure that everyone, including the trades, are all executing our plan accordingly, ensuring everyone is on track. There’s always going to be hurdles throughout the day but it’s how I deal with them that makes a difference in our productivity. I also have an iPad that helps me keep track of our daily progress, problems, and deficiencies which allows me do my job more effectively. I’m constantly on my feet, usually getting to most of the 35 floors in the building in one day. It can be quite the workout!
What’s it like working in a predominately male work environment?
I have a great relationship with the trades and my team, and there is a lot of mutual respect. To me, it doesn’t make an impact in the way I work or how I interact with the trades on site. We are all working together to achieve a common goal. I’m proud to be one of the few women working in this field, hopefully I can inspire more to follow my lead.
Thanks for the update Daniela! It was great hearing more about what happens on-site. The construction of 88 is almost complete and our home owners will be moving in soon! We only have a few suites left at this fabulous condo. Contact us at 416.915.3800 to book your private tour.
Have you heard the good news? Construction at Minto30Roe has reached street-level and it’s now time to move on up! Last Friday, we celebrated this feat with our whole construction crew and everyone else who has made Minto30Roe such a success at our At Grade party.
Everyone at the party enjoyed a delicious BBQ lunch from Gourmet Catering. The trades and construction teams were thrilled! A yummy lunch was well deserved after all of the hard work they’ve put in. If you see people around the city with Minto30Roe sweatshirts on, be sure to thank them! They’re part of the diligent team building our incredible midtown condo.
The best part about reaching this construction milestone is that the casting process is simplified once you move above grade, so construction will start to speed up and you’ll see the building rise above Yonge and Eglinton very soon! We are currently working on the 3rd floor and we have about 25% of it completed. And yes, we have photos! Check them out:
Are you interested in finding out more about Minto30Roe? Visit our Yonge and Eglinton sales centre at 2345 Yonge St. or give us a call at 416-915-3812.
We’ve told you about how much we love Mimico many times before, but Minto Longbranch is also doing its part to bring even more exciting retailers to the neighbourhood. We’re doing this by creating a whole new community within Mimico who will be regulars at the local shops and restaurants, but also by bringing new retailers into the area and bringing some old favourites closer to home. Here are a couple of the retailers our Minto Longbranch residents will have first access to.
Wine Rack is the closest thing you’ll get to the vineyard experience without leaving your neighbourhood. Their huge selection and extensive knowledge of all of their products will make your wine-shopping experience pleasant and informative. Planning a dinner party at your place? Just head over, let them know what you’re cooking up and you’ll have the perfect wine pairing in no time. If you want to stop into a Wine Rack before they open up at Longbranch, you can find one of their 160 Ontario locations on their website.
Home to the Hot n’ Ready (for just $5 we might add), Little Caesars is comfort food and convenience all rolled into one. If you live at Minto Longbranch, you’ll be able to forget delivery charges and just head downstairs to pick up a meal for movie night or those days you just don’t feel like cooking.
These won’t be the only retail spaces located at Minto Longbranch! We’ll be telling you about our other occupants next week, stay tuned!
Our readers got a preview of the construction progress at Minto’s Ei8hty8 last week, but we didn’t really get to share the details of what’s going on at the site. This week we want to let you in on what’s actually going on at 88 Sheppard Avenue East, the site of our Yonge and Sheppard development. Continue reading Minto’s Ei8hty8 Not Slowing Down