Lakeside Condos is a new multi-phase high-rise residential development project presently in the pre-construction stage. It is situated on a parcel of land that equates to approximately 3.8 acres in the rapidly-transforming East Bayfront neighbourhood of Toronto’s waterfront. This project will feature 3 towers for the first phase ascending 49, 39 storeys and 14 storeys respectively in the Lakeshore Blvd. E and Lower Sherbourne area, where it’s currently home to a FedEx shipping centre.
In addition to the two striking condominium towers, a collection of townhomes and several low and mid-rise buildings including an office spire will be built along with retail space and a park.
Waterfront Toronto is overseeing the transformation of the East Bayfront area with investment from all levels of government and the private sector. Just a block away from Lakeside Residences along Lake Shore Boulevard, Canada’s first “smart cities” neighbourhood is being planned by Google sister company Sidewalk Labs.
The two primary towers will be situated atop a podium along the eastern portion of the site and are devised to work in tandem, as one sculpted component. It draws inspiration from the two sails of a sailboat, the towers work together like the main and head sails with massing that looks to trap the wind with arched exteriors that shape gentle bows. The western portion will feature a mixture of townhomes and low and mid-rise buildings. The project is arranged to tie into the present pedestrian realm with a pedestrian path connecting the site to the Daniels Waterfront promenade.