Photos: James Bombales
The level of density in Humber Bay Shores, between Lakeshore Boulevard West and Marine Parade Drive, continues to increase as new developments wrap up construction and welcome thousands of new residents to the neighbourhood. Situated between Water’s Edge at The Cove and Lago Condos, are Vita on the Lake and Vita 2 by Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes. The two-tower community features modern design and architecture by Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc., sought-after amenities and sweeping views of Humber Bay.
Vita on the Lake is located off Lakeshore Boulevard and sports a slim profile and sleek exterior design with wraparound balconies and a black-and-white colour scheme using dark mullions and white slab edges. Site preparation started in late 2017, followed by excavation in 2018. Today, construction on the 53-storey tower is well underway with crews pouring the concrete supports for the 27th floor. Glazing installation isn’t far behind with balcony glass and windows visible on floors a few levels below. At the base of the tower is the project’s four-storey podium with its signature white cladding and inset balconies.
Vita on the Lake will house a total of 489 suites designed by U31 with open-concept layouts, contemporary living areas, gourmet kitchens and sweeping views. Amenities include an outdoor rooftop pool with a lounge and barbecue area, party room, fitness center and a yoga studio.
Vita 2 is situated next door on the southern edge of the site. Construction on this building started about a year after the first tower and has recently reached grade level. There’s also a crane on site as forming for subsequent floors begins. At 16 storeys, Vita 2 is much shorter than Vita on the Lake, allowing residents of the first tower to have clear views towards Lake Ontario.
When complete, residents and guests of Vita 2 will be welcomed into a light-filled lobby with contemporary furniture and a 24-hour concierge service. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, expansive fitness room and yoga studio, guest suite, and a party room with a barbecue terrace.