Monde, one of the first residential buildings to be built in Toronto’s East Bayfront community, has officially broken ground under the leadership of developer Great Gulf Residential. The 44-storey condominium will be built to Waterfront Toronto’s Mandatory Green Building Requirements, aiming for a LEED Gold certification. It is designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie.
“Monde is a beautiful addition to the waterfront, and to the East Bayfront community,” says John Campbell, President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto. “Not only does the neighbourhood get a building designed by one of Canada’s most celebrated architects, but the investment in Monde by Great Gulf is a sign of confidence in the waterfront and a great return on the investment Waterfront Toronto has put into flood protection, public realm and future-ready infrastructure.”
Located on Queens Quay East, Monde is situated near George Brown College, Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Common. The building will feature retail space at ground level and prospective residents will have access to the waterfront’s ultra-high-speed broadband internet network.
“We believe that Monde will represent an architectural centrepiece within the East Bayfront neighbourhood,” says Christopher Wein, President at Great Gulf Residential. “Monde will become one of Toronto’s most sought after locations, given the work already done by Waterfront Toronto in building high-quality parks and public spaces, the ultra-high-speed broadband network for residents and the exciting commercial and employment opportunities in the area.”
Monde will be the first Canadian residential project designed by Moshe Safdie since Montreal’s Habitat ’67.