Location, location, location. It’s an age-old real estate adage, but one Amanda Wilson Watkins, VP of Marketing and Sales for Minto, doesn’t take lightly. With one of the city’s most desirable addresses, Minto Yorkville Park has been an easy sell. “We’re off to an amazing start — we have many happy buyers who are already planning their moves!” said Wilson Watkins.
For the past two decades, homebuyers have been flocking to Yorkville, lured by its upscale boutiques and intimate eateries. Wilson Watkins has spent a lot of time acquainting herself with the neighbourhood — here, she lets us in on some of her favourite spots between Bloor and Davenport.
For after work drinks: “One Bar at The Hazelton Hotel has the perfect combination of soft leather sofas and creative signature cocktails, making it a cosy spot to hide away from Toronto’s blustery winter weather. In summertime, I would head to Yorkville Park’s amazing outdoor terrace. Complete with a full-height fireplace, it’s an intimate spot to catch breathtaking views of the city over drinks!”
Shopping: “Yorkville is retail therapy heaven! Not only do you have the Holts flagship store at your doorstep but there are so many standalone boutiques that may Yorkville a really unique shopping experience like Credo Toronto or INDIVA. Cat’s Meow is also fabulous for rare vintage finds, whether it be a Chanel handbag or Pucci scarf.”
Breaking a sweat: “During warmer months, I love getting out for a run in nature — exploring neighbourhood side streets and nearby trails, although not so much in winter when the temperature drops. The 2,000 s.f. fitness facility at Yorkville Park makes it so easy to stay active all year round with a fully-equipped gym and spin and stretching room. Not to mention the in-house spa which is perfect for post-workout relaxation.”
Getting cultured: “The ROM houses such a rich collection of historical artifacts and is great for any age. I also love the great selection of smaller art galleries around the neighbourhood, particularly Liss Gallery on Yorkville Avenue plays host to some really unique exhibits.”
Located on the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, Minto Yorkville Park will feature one, two and three bedroom suites, priced from the low $400,000s. The sought-after upper and penthouse floors will be released in late winter or early spring — prospective buyers can expect luxurious finishes and features such as pre-finished hardwood flooring, Caesarstone kitchen countertops with a breakfast bar or island, LED lighting, ceramic tile backsplashes, deep soaker tubs and walk-in showers with a rainfall showerhead.
The 25 storey, 200 unit residence will feature exceptional social and recreational amenities — a gallery style lobby, pet wash station, health and fitness centre, private chefs kitchen and lounge and an outdoor landscaped terrace.
Minto will be recognized by its industry peers at this year’s NAHB Awards, where they are nominated for 16 gold awards. Minto Yorkville Park is up for Best TV Commercial and Best Overall Advertising Campaign.
Make an appointment with a Minto sales representative by calling 437 836 8589 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.