On Queens Quay in Toronto's East Bayfront area, the office component of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts now rises three levels, with the first phase of the Daniels Corporation's mixed-use creative community beginning to make an impact on the area. Immediately to the north, the community's two residential towers are set to follow the office complex's ascent.

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels CorporationThe office portion of the site is well above grade, image by UT Forum contributor Razz

At the southeast corner of Lower Jarvis Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, the marquee 45-storey Lighthouse Tower is set to be the tallest presence in the community, with construction activity now starting to ramp up on the residential portion of the site as shoring work on the Giannone Petricone-designed towers gets underway.

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels CorporationA rendering of the complex, looking north, image courtesy of Daniels

With the Lighthouse Tower launched some months ahead of the neighboring 36-storey Lighthouse Tower East, more detailed information about the project is now available. While the towers' shared Cecconi Simone-appointed amenity program—intended to foster creative collaboration between residents—was previously profiled, the Lighthouse Tower floorplans have more recently come to light.  

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels CorporationThe Lighthouse Tower, image courtesy of Daniels

With the tower's studio to three-bedroom suites ranging in size from 366 ft² to well over 2,000 ft² (not including balconies and terraces), a relatively wide range of living spaces is available. At 366 ft², the building's sole studio layout attempts to provide a compact but functional layout. The unit's living space is enhanced by a 69 ft² balcony, which brings the total size of the suite up to 435 ft².

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels CorporationThe 'Lanois' studio suite, image courtesy of Daniels

Apart from the single studio plan, the tower's suites are dominated by a mix of one and two-bedroom units. While all suites have a private balcony or terrace, most units feature a considerably larger space than the 69 ft² balcony seen above. Below, a 545 ft² one-bedroom suite is fairly representative of the tower's more typical offerings. Above the 8th floor, the suite boasts a 281 ft² balcony that envelops much of the central living space. Along the lower levels, meanwhile, the balcony space is just under 200 ft².

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels CorporationThe 'Grant' suite, image courtesy of Daniels

At 964 ft², the two-bedroom suite below offers a considerably larger indoor space, with two full bathrooms and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. In terms of outdoor living area, the 433 ft² balcony wraps around the entirety of the north and east frontages, providing a luxuriously extended space. While not all two-bedroom suites feature balconies of this size, outdoor spaces of well over 200 ft² are standard, allowing residents to take advantage of the tower's lakefront location.

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels CorporationThe 'Adams' suite, image courtesy of Daniels

Finally, the 2,394 ft² three-bedroom penthouse suite below is the project's largest unit, featuring a 'family/game' room alongside the three bedrooms. With a remarkable 717 ft² outdoor space, the opulentand very expensivesuite's full floor area expands to 3,111 ft².

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts, Toronto, by The Daniels CorporationThe 'Morissette' suite, image courtesy of Daniels

We will keep you updated as construction of Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts continues, and excavation gets underway for the residential towers. For more information, make sure to check out our dataBase file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment in the space below this page, or join the conversation in our Forum. 

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