A crane is coming up and a former office building is coming down at the intersection of Bellair and Cumberland. Demolition is now underway at the future site of Minto Yorkville Park, a 200 unit, 25-storey luxury residence designed by Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects. The development has now hit the 80 per cent sold mark, with well-appointed one and two bedroom suites remaining.
A demolition crew has been busy clearing away non-structural walls, materials and equipment from inside the building. An opening has been cut through each floor to install the tower crane, which will safely remove cast concrete panels from the exterior of the building. The structure will be taken apart floor by floor, until it reaches the third storey slab. Excavators will be used to level the rest of the building and remove its foundation. From there, the construction phase will begin on Minto Yorkville Park, with the excavation and shoring of the site. The project is scheduled for completion by 2018.
An impressive array of one and two bedroom units are still available, priced from $424,990. “With such elegant designs, an incredible address and fantastic views of the city, residents of Minto Yorkville Park will be at the centre of it all,” said Amanda Wilson Watkins, VP of Marketing & Sales at Minto.
Interiors will be distinguished by floor-to-ceiling windows, nine to ten foot smooth ceilings, wide plank engineered hardwood flooring, breakfast bars or kitchen islands, Caesarstone countertops, soft closing drawer systems, soaker tubs and walk-in showers with rain showerheads. Floorplans feature standard or juliet balconies, and even spacious terraces for outdoor entertaining.
“The amenities were thoughtfully designed to cater to end-users with social lifestyles,” explained Wilson Watkins. Residents will be able to take advantage of the second floor Yorkville Lounge, equipped with a fireplace, dining room, chef’s kitchen and outdoor terrace. The seventh floor Minto Yorkville Park Lounge is a landscaped rooftop terrace with a water feature and covered living and dining area. There’s also an elegant lobby and a state-of-the-art fitness centre with a spin and stretching room, locker lounge and his and hers change rooms.
Located at 88 Cumberland Street, Yorkville Park offers access to high-fashion retailers, trendy restaurants, museums and art galleries. “Residents are steps away from Bay Station and nearby Yonge Station, and have immediate access to one of the quickest routes through the city,” said Wilson Watkins.
Visit the sales centre at 101 Yorkville Avenue to browse one, two and three bedroom layouts ranging from 473 square feet to over 1,000 square feet, priced from the low $400,000s. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday from noon to 7pm or on weekends from noon to 5pm.