Over the past several years, private developers have been working with Waterfront Toronto to create the new East Bayfront community. New residential, commercial, institutional and public spaces are filling a portion of our waterfront with life, standing where only brownfields and scattered patches of industry existed a decade before. Now that the land is being cleaned up, and waterfront parks and paths are stitching together new office buildings, restaurants and retail, the condominiums are coming too. 

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf HomesRendering of Monde Condominiums, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

A milestone is about to be reached for the next residential development coming to the East Bayfront, Monde Condominiums by Great Gulf Homes: robust sales mean that the building is about to go under construction. Designed by acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in partnership with Quadrangle Architects, when construction begins this Spring, it will mark the first steps in realizing Safdie's first residential project in Canada since the architect's revolutionary Habitat 67 project was built in Montreal, almost 50 years ago.

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf HomesRendering of Monde Condominiums, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

The 44-storey, 492 foot tall Monde will rise from the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard, north of Queens Quay, between Sherbourne Common and Bonnycastle Street. The development will consist of a wedge-shaped glass-clad point tower rising from an eight-storey podium finished in precast concrete. The tower portion will feature a combination of cantilevered and flush balconies, giving the building some texture. The development's podium will feature retail with access to Sherbourne Common, a daycare centre, and a six-storey atrium.

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf HomesRendering of the west side of Monde Condominiums' ground floor, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

Monde will offer 19,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor amenity spaces appointed by designers Cecconi Simone, including a games room, gym, movie, party room, roof deck, sauna, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. Janet Rosenberg + Studio have designed the lush landscaping.

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf HomesRendering of rooftop pool area at Monde Condominiums, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

Residents of the development will be connected to a state-of-the-art fibre optic network that will allow connections starting at 500 megabits per second. This advanced communications network throughout the East Bayfront will be built and operated by Beanfield Metroconnect in partnership with Waterfront Toronto.

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf HomesPodium rendering of Monde Condominiums, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

Monde will contain a total of 552 units, with prices starting from the low $350,000s. All suites at Monde will have approximately 9 foot ceiling heights, with the exception of the 10th floor, where units will have approximately 8 foot ceiling heights. Large suites have been included to entice families to the waterfront, with at least five percent of total units to contain three or more bedrooms. 

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf HomesRendering of suite at Monde Condominiums, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

Efficiency will be a major feature at Monde, which is aiming for LEED Gold Certification and will comply with Waterfront Toronto’s Mandatory Green Building Requirements.

Monde Condominiums, Moshe Safdie, Quadrangle, Great Gulf HomesPorte-cochère of Monde Condominiums, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for Monde, linked below. Want to et involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.