Greenland Group has partnered with the PATCH Project, a local social enterprise initiative that manages public art and urban development projects in the City of Toronto, to beautify the hoarding surrounding its Lakeside Residences site. PATCH connected Greenland with Toronto muralist and designer Pam Lostracco, best known for her 2015 Mountain Mirage piece, which became a viral social media sensation a few years ago and has since been replicated in thousands of wallpaper and tapestry designs.
Combining her photography and graphic design skills, Lostracco created ‘Reflections,’ a 375-foot mural that gives passersby a glimpse of what the East Bayfront community will look like once completed. The art piece illustrates an exact reflection of the water seen at Toronto’s waterfront during various times of the day and pays homage to the city’s industrial past by incorporating the historic Redpath Sugar Factory. Lostracco uses warm tones, horizontal lines, peaks and curves to evoke a calming space that’s reminiscent of Mountain Mirage. The mural is located at 215 Lakeshore Blvd. East, and will be available to view and enjoy throughout the construction of the development.
When completed, Lakeside Residences will be a major component of the much-anticipated East Bayfront community, situated on former industrial lands along the shores of Lake Ontario. Like Reflections, the sail-shaped profile of the two main towers takes visual cues from the city’s lively waterfront, while the glass facade creates beautiful reflections of the lake and horizon.
Architect Hariri Pontarini incorporated fritted glass balconies that taper and flare to illuminate the tower’s edge, giving them a strong presence and visual interest from all angles. At the base of the towers is an exterior courtyard designed as an urban backyard with an emphasis on walkability, leisure, parklands, and easy access to cafes and retail amenities.
Suites boast bright, open-concept layouts with unobstructed views and modern features and finishes. Units facing north overlook Toronto’s famous skyline and downtown core, while those facing south indulge in picturesque views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands.
Within the condominium itself, residents will have access to a thoughtfully developed selection of health, wellness and active living amenities. From a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a crescent-shaped infinity pool with a sundeck, to a party lounge with a kitchen and dining facilities, Lakeside Residences has something for all. Other amenities include a yoga and pilates studio, piano lounge, games room, kids’ lounge and a rooftop patio with barbecues, a fire pit, saunas, steam room and change rooms.
Of course, living at Lakeside means you’ll be minutes away from all that downtown Toronto has to offer. The Financial District, Entertainment District, Scotiabank Theatre, Rogers Centre and the neighbouring Google Sidewalk Labs are all easily accessible by foot, bike or public transportation. The area is very walkable and great for cyclists with the waterfront boardwalk and the Martin Goodman Trail at its doorstep, along with the Don River Trail and Cherry Beach across the street. Plus, plans for restaurants, retail outlets, galleries, nightlife and sports facilities will add to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood.
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