32 years after the EI Richmond-designed Palace Pier brought high-rise to Etobicoke's Humber Bay Shores area, Richmond's architecture is rising in the neighbourhood again, this time by the west end of the lakeside strip. Beyond The Sea is a three tower complex being developed by Empire Communities which will sit on the west side of Mimico Creek where it empties into our great lake through maturing naturalized headlands.

Project rendering, courtesy of Empire Communities

The towers will be 26, 37 and 44 stories tall, and the 26-storey north tower is now topping out, while the 37-storey south tower is quickly climbing towards its top..

The towers sit on a 4-storey podium...

which will provide high-ceilinged Colonnade Suites on the third and fourth floors...

and 2-storey Live-Work Units with client access from the street at ground level.

On the Mimico Creek side 4-storey Urban Towns will take advantage of the riverine parkland setting with patios, balconies, and extensive third floor decks. The units will be connected to the underground garage at their basement level.

Inside, the complex will feature extensive and refined amenities including an inviting lobby and central atrium.

The podium will feature The Blue Water Club, whose lengthy list of amenities will include a huge party room and a welcoming pool.

The podium's rooftop will also feature extensive outdoor amenities.

Meanwhile, construction continues on the project. Here Star Tower, the third and tallest tower, has just reached ground level.

Up top of the North Tower work progresses on the first of the peaked roofs.

When all is complete, most residents of the complex will enjoy views like this.

Related Companies:  Alexander Budrevics & Associates, Empire Communities, Montana Steele, Richmond Architects, Studio Munge