Minto Southshore is located in the heart of Etobicoke and nestled in a residential community with waterfront, lush parks, ample shopping and public schools. These 7 blocks of 148 stacked back-to-back townhouse units built by Minto Communities achieved Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard in June 2015. The project offers occupants innovative features that deliver healthier environments, more comfortable spaces, and utility cost savings.
This Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 and LEED® Gold Canada Candidate building includes:
120 twenty fourth street bike storageDesignated bicycle storage areas included in the underground parking can store 71 bikes.
An underground storage tank collects water on rainy days and stores it for future use. The landscaping at Minto Southshore includes drought tolerant plants and is watered using the collected rainwater.
Specially designed showerheads provide a comfortable shower while using 25% less water than a standard showerhead. Toilets provide best in class performance while using 35% less water – just 3 litres per flush.
Minto Southshore reduced the amount of construction waste it sent to landfill by working with trades and waste haulers to divert 86% of construction waste.
At Minto Southshore fresh outside air enters directly into the suite through a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). Approximately 65% of the energy from the exhaust air is captured and transferred to the incoming air. The fresh air is circulated throughout the suite for improved air quality and comfort.
Environmentally friendly carpets and underlay (Green Label Plus), hardwood, ceramic flooring and low-emitting paints in each suite significantly reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air.
Light coloured materials selected for 75% of all hard surface paving and for roof shingles. This helps to reduce the amount of heat stored in the built areas during summer months and contributes to a more comfortable outdoor environment.
The all-off switch, located at the entrance of the suite, provides simple convenient in-suite lighting and plug control. One flick turns off most fixed lighting and designated green plugs.
ENERGY STAR qualified appliances are standard in every suite and include a stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and front-loading washing machine. ENERGY STAR qualified products use approximately 30% less energy to do the same job as non qualified products, saving homeowners money while creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
An extra inch of rigid insulation helps occupants stay comfortable in every season. This insulation wraps the entire home and reduces the effects of thermal bridging – a major cause of heat loss in the average home.
Each suite’s electricity, water and natural gas use are individually metered, ensuring that homeowners only pay for what they use.
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