Today's high price tags that come with Toronto's red-hot housing market are creating spillover demand in adjacent markets. In the Hamilton-Burlington area, Grimsby is experiencing a wave of residential growth along the town's emerging waterfront, coming in the form of mid-rise condo and townhome developments. It has been several weeks since we reported on the topping off of LJM DevelopmentsWaterview Condominiums, a 9-storey Icon Architects-designed development under construction on Grimsby's North Service Road.

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, GrimsbySoutheast-facing view of Waterview Condominiums, image by Jack Landau

The development's single-storey rear volume, dividing the mid-rise from the existing townhome units to the north, has come along since our last update, at which time it appeared as a forest of vertical concrete support columns. This structure will shelter the development's at-grade parking component, while supporting outdoor amenity spaces for residents directly above. In the weeks since, installation of formwork for this component's roof slab for has begun.

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, GrimsbyNorth parking/amenities structure at Waterview Condominiums, image by Jack Landau

Since the main 9 storey volume topped off at 9 storeys last month, the first steps toward creating the exterior envelope have taken place. Installation of metal studs and insulation has commenced on both the north and south facades, hinting at the imminent installation of the building's exterior cladding. Waterview's south facade—which faces onto the QEW—has much smaller windows. They'll let light into a hallway: all suites in this building have a view of the lake on the other side.

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, GrimsbyStuds and insulation being installed on the south facade of Waterview Condominiums, image by Jack Landau

The project's recent growth is best evidenced by the animated GIF below, showing the construction progress between the project reaching grade at the start of February and the current progress as seen at the end of July.

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, GrimsbyWaterview Condominiums' construction progress between February and July 2016, images by Jack Landau

The topped-off first phase of Waterview will eventually be joined by a second phase to the east, featuring similar exterior design but which will include a terraced section that provides more lake views to the north.

Waterview Condominiums, LJM Developments, Icon Architects, GrimsbyFirst (R) and second (L) phases of Waterview Condominiums, image courtesy of LJM Developments

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

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