UrbanToronto member Red Mars recently dropped by the site of Minto775, a side-by-side pair of mid-rise condominium buildings being developed by the Minto Group on King Street west of Bathurst. Originally released as Minto King West in 2008, the development was one of the few in Toronto that were caught by the downturn at just the wrong time for sales. Withdrawn from the market, the project's interiors were redesigned by Hariri Pontarini Architects and Young + Wright / IBI Group Architects, and the exterior design was tweaked before the project was successfully reintroduced as Minto775 in January 2010.

While the site was cleared earlier, the construction process started in earnest in late 2010 with the commencement of shoring and excavation. Red Mars recently captured these shots of the excavation.

Minto775 Condos Toronto by MintoImage by Red Mars

Minto775 Condos Toronto by MintoImage by Red Mars

These renderings will give you an idea of what the 12 and 17-storey buildings should look like when the complex is complete in late 2012/early 2013.

Minto775 Condos Toronto by Minto

Minto775 Condos Toronto by Minto

Minto775 Condos Toronto by Minto

The complex features many different floor plan layouts and ceiling heights, depending on whether the unit is within the tower at King and Tecumseh, or in the podium, or in the terraced tower. Suites run the gamut from a 358 square foot studio through to 3 bedroom suites and 2 bedroom and den penthouses.

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