Located along the Gardiner Expressway, Humber Bay Shores is a waterfront enclave situated just 10 minutes west of downtown Toronto. The area has transformed significantly over the past decade with modern high-rise condominiums bringing in thousands of new residents, as well as new parks, shops and local amenities. Those shiny new towers have also created a distinct skyline for the community as builders develop the remaining waterfront sites.
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One of the area’s newest skyscrapers is the Zeidler Partnership and E.I. Richmond Architects-designed Eau Du Soleil by Empire Communities. The two-tower development rises 66- and 49-storeys high and has become the centrepiece of the Humber Bay skyline. Construction was completed in 2020 and the project currently has a collection of move-in ready homes including an expansive 3,209-square-foot upper penthouse.
The ‘Caribbean’ penthouse unit puts residents at the top of the tallest building in the neighbourhood and comes complete with sweeping, unobstructed views towards the north, east and west. The L-shaped layout is divided into three areas with the secondary bedrooms on the eastern wing, the main living area in the northwest corner, and the master retreat tucked behind the kitchen. Meanwhile, a wraparound balcony showcases postcard-worthy views of the city and the downtown Toronto skyline.
A large vestibule with two closets leads into a bright and open great room with expansive windows, pot lights and laminate wood floors. A set of double doors opens onto a private dining area for formal dinners, while the adjacent hallway connects to the two secondary bedrooms, main bathroom and a powder room. Plus, families will appreciate the full laundry room equipped with a Whirlpool washer and dryer, laundry sink, ample counter space for folding, and abundant cabinet space for storage.
The kitchen is situated off the main living area, separated by a double door entryway, and is efficiently designed in a J-shape layout with floor-to-ceiling windows and access to the balcony. The space comes complete with glossy white cabinets, two extra-large pantries, quartz countertops, a stone backsplash laid in a chevron pattern and stainless steel Miele appliances.
The elegant master bedroom features two closets and a serene ensuite with dual vanities, a soaker tub and glass-enclosed shower. The bedroom area is situated at the rear of the space for added privacy and noise reduction.
Eau Du Soleil boasts 55,000 square feet of commercial space including two planned restaurants and over 40,000 square feet of resort-like amenities. Residents will have access to a spa-inspired indoor saltwater swimming pool and hot tub, a sleek party room with kitchen, and an exclusive multipurpose sky court and water lounge. There’s also a modern strength training zone, mixed martial arts room, car wash area, and a seventh-floor infinity terrace overlooking the lake.