Since the Spring 2015 ground breaking of Tridel and Hines' Aqualina at Bayside, the project's below-grade parking structure has been excavated and the foundations poured. During the past few months, the first above-grade construction has begun for the 13-storey condominium development, which features a design by Miami-based firm Arquitectonica.
The image above reveals that concrete forming is now in full swing on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the development, with work currently furthest along at the south end of the site. As work progresses on forming the floorplates above grade, rough-in work for plumbing and electrical systems has also commenced in the development's below-grade parking garage.
With four levels now in place on the building's south elevation, the rising floorplates have revealed some interesting geometry taking shape. The irregular balcony placement will provide residents with views in multiple directions, and will also greatly contribute to the building's exterior aesthetic.
The completed project will add 362 new units to Toronto's emerging Bayside neighbourhood, with sizes ranging from 548 square feet to 2,100 square feet. Residents will enjoy a number of indoor amenity spaces appointed by II BY IV Design Associates, as well as a 13th floor outdoor amenity and an urban garden on the 11th floor. The project will also feature a public realm improvement in the form of a two-storey walkway dubbed Via Velo.
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