Ocean Club, a new condominium complex in Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area by Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments, is now beginning to rise from the huge pit that was excavated for it in 2012.

Work progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, EtobicokeWork progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, image by Craig White

With a 39-storey tower, 10-storey boutique-size building, and a small 5-storey commercial building fronting Lake Shore Boulevard, Ocean Club will soon join Monarch Corporation's Waterscapes condo, close by to the east, as the latest additions to this quickly growing area. The aerial rendering of the site below shows the Page + Steele-designed project (before the tower and boutique building each had two floors added) and its relationship to Lake Ontario.

Ocean Club condos Toronto by Page + Steele IBI Group ArchitectsOcean Club by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects for Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Development

Many more buildings are approved for the strip along the south side of Lake Shore, while it was announced in late 2012 that the new owners of the Christies Biscuits factory across the road (a small part of which is pictured in the background of the image below) will be applying to redevelop its extensive site as well. Early indications are that the factory redevelopment plans face a very rocky road.

Work progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, TorontoWork progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, image by Craig White

Work progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condo, Humber Bay ShoresWork progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, image by Craig White

Work progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, EtobicokeWork progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, image by Craig White

Whatever does happen to the north side of Lake Shore here, the south side has been transforming rapidly over the last decade and only shows signs of continuing.

Work progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, TorontoWork progresses on Beaverhall and Graywood's Ocean Club condos, image by Craig White

Waterscapes can be seen under construction to the east of Ocean Club. With several months of a head start on Ocean Club, Waterscapes' podium is topping out currently, and work on its 30-storey oval tower is just beginning.

Waterscapes condo Toronto, by Graziani + Corazza Architects, Monarch CorporationWaterscapes by Graziani + Corazza Architects for the Monarch Corporation

Work progresses on Monarch Corporation's Waterscapes condos, TorontoWork progresses on Monarch Corporation's Waterscapes condos, image by Craig White

There are a combination of townhomes and retail units planned for the ground floor of Waterscapes' podium, with the retail units making the best of the exposure across Marine Parade Drive from the popular Humber Bay Park, and along the east side of the Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed complex which will face a public square.

Work progresses on Monarch Corporation's Waterscapes condos, EtobicokeWork progresses on Monarch Corporation's Waterscapes condos, image by Craig White

Work progresses on Monarch Corporation's Waterscapes condos, Humber Bay ShoresWork progresses on Monarch Corporation's Waterscapes condos, image by Craig White

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