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Meet Diogo, Our Online Sales Rep

If you’ve visited any of our communities on Minto.com, then you may have already met Diogo, our Online Sales Representative! Diogo is often the first person that our prospective purchasers connect with before moving on to meet with our on-site Sales Reps.  Diogo helps our home buyers narrow down the community and home-type they are looking for and then connects them with an on-site Sales Rep so they can better assist with all the project details. You can find him by clicking the Chat Live button on the bottom right corner of all our active, for-sale, communities in the GTA.



We sat down with Diogo to learn more about him and his role at Minto. He has great insight on the all of our developments and shared some personal details about what makes him the perfect fit for this exciting role!


Hi Diogo! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Well, I’ve been working for the past 7 years as a manager for various retail stores – I love interacting with people and helping them pick out the perfect item. During that time, I’ve managed to continue studying on a part-time basis, obtaining both a Marketing and Management diploma, and my Real Estate License. All of these certifications have helped me understand and work in my current role from a different perspective. When I’m not studying or working, I enjoy travelling to new destinations, eating at new restaurants, and playing all types of sports.

Minto Online Sales Rep

What motivates you?

Challenges motivate me. The more challenging the project, the more I want to be successful in getting it finished.

What made you want to get into sales?

When I was 5, I would often tell my mom that I was going to sell her home-made bread because all of the kids in the neighbourhood loved it. One day, I set up a table outside our home, but before my mom could hand me the bread I would panic and say, “I’m nervous… I’m nervous…”. Needless to say, I didn’t close many deals back then. As I got older I thought back to that story many times and have worked hard to overcome my nerves and focus on becoming successful at sales. I fostered my talents in the retail market and am now ecstatic about my transition into real estate.  I’ve always been interested in real estate and working at Minto has allowed me to continue pursuing my passion.

Minto Online Sales Rep

What are some of the most common questions you get?

Most often the first questions I get from prospective buyers are “Can I get a Price List?” and “What is the occupancy date?”. I’m the first point of contact for our customers and they’re often looking for some information prior to entering our sales office. They need to be sure if the community being sold fits their budget and time frame.

Do you have a favorite project right now?

My favourite project is definitely Minto Westside. Situated within walking distance from the best the city has to offer, yet close to major highways and public transit  is what attracts me. The incredible amenities included in the building are just an added bonus.

Minto Westside

What is your advice to people who are just beginning the search for a new home online?

The potential purchasers that I speak to are typically in the early stages of buying a home; especially when they are browsing online. My advice to them is to make sure you are qualified first and that you are aware of the true cost of home ownership. Next, I would suggest having a sales rep assist in the buying process. Sales reps will offer their services free of charge to the buyer, and they are able to provide invaluable guidance to help with your decision.


Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us Diogo! If you want to get expert advice from Diogo, you can find him online on our Minto Westside, Minto Yorkville Park, and Kingmeadow websites. 

Demolition in Yorkville

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.

Minto Yorkville Park

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.

Minto Yorkville Park

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.

Minto Yorkville Park

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



Our Favourite Yorkville Patios

On hot summer days, enjoying a refreshing drink on a patio is the perfect cool down. And in a neighbourhood like Yorkville, there are so many fantastic patios to choose from, all steps away from Minto Yorkville Park. From amazing food to yummy sangrias, here is a list of some of our favourite patios in Yorkville.




Right at the corner of Bay and Cumberland, Hemingway’s has become a historic hotspot in Yorkville. With some of the best sangrias in the city, Hemingway’s is the perfect place to grab summer drinks. It’s also known for their large selection of beer, offering 24 beers on tap. They have 3 bars and 4 different patios, including a rooftop. Hemingway’s is more of a casual vibe than other Yorkville spots. And what makes this pub so great is the year-round heated patio. No need to worry about a dress code here; this laid-back spot is great for hanging out with friends and having a good time.


The Pilot 


The Pilot “Flight Deck” rooftop patio is a Yorkville staple. With a casual atmosphere, The Pilot is a great spot for after work drinks, or grabbing lunch with a few friends. Their menu is moderately priced, offering traditional pub food. The patio also features heaters and retractable awnings, so you can stay cool or warm during the summer season. Stop by The Pilot on the weekend for live jazz music.


One Restaurant


Owned by celebrity chef Mark McEwan, One Restaurant is located in the Hazelton Hotel. Their sidewalk patio is a great spot for people watching while you sip on one of their signature cocktails. One Restaurant’s intimate patio is also a great place to have a romantic dinner date during the summer. If you’re a lover of fine dining and elevated cuisine, then One Restaurant is one place you have to try this summer.


Kasa Moto


Kasa Moto by the Chase Hospitality Group is the newest addition to the Yorkville scene. Serving contemporary Japanese dishes and an assortment of small plates, this is a spot not to be missed. Their spectacular roof top terrace is the perfect location for after work drinks and dining with friends. Their cocktails are one of a kind, infused and inspired by Japanese flavours. Kasa Moto is the perfect spot in Yorkville to dine while drinking a cold sake.




Skylounge is part of Proof Vodka Bar, located in the Intercontinental hotel. It is one of the more unique patios you will find in Yorkville, with a mix of chaise lounges and tables, silk pillows and greenery all around the grounds to compliment the oasis feel. Guests can enjoy food from a tapas-style menu or drinks from a long cocktail list, offering some great summer cocktails. The chic and elegant oasis at Skylounge lets you escape from all the noise and chaos on Bloor Street. Be sure to wear your best pair of sunglasses.


Want to live surrounded by these great patio hot-spots? Minto Yorkville Park is situated right in the heart of Yorkville! With 1,2, and 3 Bedroom suites still available, don’t miss your chance at #24karatliving. Register today and visit us at our brand new Sales Centre to find out more.



Kenya Bruce



Luxurious Amenities at Yorkville Park

Luxury is right at your doorstep when you live at Minto Yorkville Park. Enjoy the greenery in the Village of Yorkville Park, shop at the trendiest stores and savor the best fine-dining restaurants in the city. But what makes living at Minto Yorkville Park so unique are the luxurious amenities in your own building that give you a 24-karat living feel.

The array of amenities at Minto Yorkville Park are designed to accommodate your healthy and social lifestyle, while providing an atmosphere for rest and relaxation. A 24/7 concierge is there to assist you with tasks for everyday living.

Minto Yorkville Park in Toronto

The stylish and warm Yorkville Lounge located on the second floor is equipped with a fireplace, dining room and chef’s kitchen. This lounge is perfect for hosting a small cocktail get-together. During the summertime, the lounge opens up to an outdoor rooftop terrace, great for elegant summer entertaining. Bring in your favourite chef to the fully equipped catering kitchen and host a fabulous dinner in the sophisticated dinning room.

Minto Yorkville Park in Toronto

Minto Yorkville Park in Toronto

The second floor also features a fully equipped fitness facility that has the latest cardio equipment, weights, a personal training area, and a spin and stretch room. It’s the perfect gym for you to keep in shape during your own personal time.

Located on the seventh floor, the Lounge amenity space is continued with a beautifully landscaped rooftop lounge and terrace. This area is perfect for summer entertaining or a place to relax and unwind. The terrace has a comfy fireplace with lounge seating, perfect for after-work cocktails. The terrace also has a covered living and dining area, incorporating the indoor and outdoor amenity spaces.

Minto Yorkville Park in Toronto

Interested in living the 24-karat lifestyle at Minto Yorkville Park? Contact us at yorkvillepark@minto.com or give us a call at 437.836.8589 to book your appointment today!


© Kenya Bruce