Last week, Hines and Tridel gave us our first official look at Aqualuna — the final phase of their master-planned Bayside Toronto community. Designed by renowned Danish architecture firm 3XN, the residence is reminiscent of the gentle waves that break along the shore of Lake Ontario. The terraced condominium building provides sweeping views of the water from nearly every suite and floods the interiors with natural light.
Peaking at 16 storeys at its north-western corner, the building dips down to reveal a sixth-floor shared amenity area that boasts aluxurious party room and an outdoor terrace with a swimming pool. The structure then rises back up to 15 storeys towards itssouthern façade. 3XN architect Kim Herforth Nielsen compares it to “a landscape with two high points and a valley in between.”
Aqualuna’s silhouette is punctuated by scalloped terraces and balconies, providing residents with generous outdoor entertainment spaces. The shape of the building was chosen deliberately to “maximize the views to the water from each suite,” according to Herforth Nielsen. Featuring a total of 225 suites, the open floorplans range in size from 821 square feet to 4,622 square feet.
II by IV Design crafted the elegant interiors, creating the ideal home environment for residents to relax and recharge. Prospective buyers are invited to choose from two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den and three-bedroom units, as well as Penthouse, Grand Penthouse and Sky Penthouse suites. The award-winning II by IV Design team was also responsible for the new condominium’s two luxurious lobbies, with 24-hour concierge service and soft furnishings.
Aqualuna’s podium will boast a double-height façade facing the Water’s Edge Promenade, with a through-block pedestrian connection as an extension of Edgewater Drive. Hines and Tridel are currently considering several public functions for the ground level, including retail, restaurants and cafes, to serve residents and attract more foot-traffic to the former industrial waterfront.
Aqualuna is perched at the easternmost point of the 13-acre development site, located along Queens Quay between Sherbourne Common and the Parliament Slip. The ever-evolving neighbourhood is dotted with innovative urban parks, including Sugar Beach, Sherbourne Common and the soon-to-be under construction Don River Park.
Residents will be within walking (or boating) distance of some of the city’s most desirable locales, including Old Toronto, the Distillery District, Harbourfront, the Financial District and Toronto Islands. Quayside, a 12-acre ‘smart city,’ will also be steps away, home to Google’s new Canadian headquarters and more than three million square feet of residential, office and commercial space. There are a number of transit options just outside the entrance to Aqualuna, and the onramp to the Gardiner Expressway is down the street.
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