The eastern municipalities of the Greater Toronto Area are rapidly filling out their urban expansion areas with new housing. One such community currently taking shape is Ivy Ridge, a master-planned subdivision by Minto Communities GTA, well under construction at Thickson Road and Dryden Boulevard, in Whitby.
Building off the success of its first two neighborhoods, Minto Communities USA, the master developer and lead builder of Westlake, is set to begin sales for its newest neighborhood, The Groves of Westlake, on Saturday, July 11.
The arrival of heavy machinery is marking the start of construction for a new condominium development at Portland and Adelaide in Toronto’s Fashion District. The site of Minto Communities GTA's 123 Portland Street was cleared of its buildings and primed for construction earlier in the year as sales progressed for the 14-storey, Sweeny &Co Architects-designed boutique luxury project.
In place of the cookie-cutter uniformity of earlier master-planned, low-density communities, new subdivision communities like Minto Communities GTA's Union Village project, now underway in Markham, are introducing a variety of architectural styles that cater to a range of tastes.
Minto Communities, received top recognition at the 2020 Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Awards for Housing Excellence, winning Mid to High-rise Condo or Apartment Project (planned) for downtown Toronto development The Saint, Brochure/Kit for fellow downtown Toronto development 123 Portland, and the Net Zero Home Award for the 2019 Minto Dream Home in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Amid a strong field of contenders in which 17 Ottawa projects were finalists, three were able to claim victory as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association held its 2020 national housing awards on June 12th.
A resubmitted application seeks Site Plan Approval (SPA) from the City of Toronto for an updated plan for The Saint, a 46-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium tower from Minto Communities GTA coming to Church and Lombard streets.
Minto Communities was recognized with a series of wins at the Durham Region Homebuilders’ Association Awards, hosted remotely via YouTube. Not only was their Ivy Ridge development crowned with three awards in New Home Design Production, Minto Communities also received an Outstanding Achievement Award in Corporate Citizenship, and was named “Green Builder of the Year.”
Investors have given Ottawa’s Minto Apartment REIT the green light to redevelop a bigger share of its rental properties as the organization looks to add to its stable of rental suites in the Toronto area.