Greenland Group (Canada) recently revealed official plans for Lakeside Residences – a 3.85-acre master-planned community to be located on Toronto’s waterfront at 215 Lake Shore Boulevard East.
The community, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, will consist of seven towers, housing over 2,000 residential units, amenities and over 30,000 square feet of retail space. Lakeside Residences will be located near Canada’s first ‘smart cities’ neighbourhood by Google’s Sidewalk Labs.
“We’re excited to be a part of Toronto’s emerging waterfront neighbourhood,” said Henry Cao, president of Greenland Group (Canada), in a press release. “Lakeside will be a highly-walkable vital new hub that connects the waterfront to Toronto’s downtown core.”
Lakeside Residences will feature all seven towers rising above a central courtyard. The tallest two towers, spanning 49- and 39-storeys, will frame the block. Cecconi Simone has been brought on to design interiors.
An amenity space will be located mid-way up one tower, featuring a new park for residents in the sky. Award-winning landscape designer Janet Rosenberg will be tasked with the community’s exterior courtyard, creating an urban backyard on the waterfront, highlighting the area’s walkability, surrounding parkland, opportunities for leisure, cafes and retail offerings.
“Greenland Group (Canada) held an international design competition for the project and we were instantly intrigued,” said David Pontarini. “Greenland has demonstrated an ambition to do something of significance and quality on the Toronto Waterfront and Hariri Pontarini Architects is excited to be a part of it.”
Lakeside Residences is the second project by Greenland Group in Canada, following the launch of King Blue by Greenland, a mixed-use development on Toronto’s historic Westinghouse site including a 122-room luxury boutique hotel, 44- and 48-storey residential high-rise towers and the revitalization of the highest heritage façade ever retained in Canada. Greenland is currently undertaking high-profile projects in New York, Los Angeles and Sydney.
Sales for Phase One of Lakeside Residences will officially begin later this fall.