Since the Spring 2015 ground breaking of Tridel and HinesAqualina 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.

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, TorontoView from neighbouring George Brown College Waterfront Campus, image by UT Forum contributor drum118

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.

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, TorontoAerial view from the Distillery District, image by UT Forum contributor Razz

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.

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, TorontoRising floorplates revealing interesting geometry at Aqualina at Bayside, image by UT Forum contributor drum118

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.

Aqualina at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, TorontoRendering of Aqualina at Bayside, image courtesy of Tridel/Hines

The project will be joined by a similarly-scaled neighbour, Aquavista, which is now under construction to the immediate east of Aqualina. The project will bring an additional 225 condominium units to the Bayside area, as well as 80 affordable units for artists and their families which will be owned by the City of Toronto and operated by non-profit developer Toronto Artscape Inc. 

Aquavista at Bayside, Tridel, Hines, Arquitectonica, TorontoAquavista with Aqualina behind it, image courtesy of Tridel/Hines

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