Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes are bringing a modern, nautically inspired condominium to the shores of Oakville's Bronte Harbour. Fittingly, the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed project is named The Shores. At only ten storeys plus a rooftop fitness centre, The Shores won't quality as a skyscraper, but will be, nevertheless, a landmark in the area. 

Project rendering for The Shores, image courtesy of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes.

The building's streamlined architecture recalls a cruise ship that anyone romantically inclined could imagine being anchored here, and we like that nod to the building's waterfront location: far too many buildings that front Lake Ontario fail to tip their hat to it. The Shores' recreation facilities make good use of the location too, with both a fitness centre and a rooftop pool overlooking the scenic harbour.

Fitness centre, image courtesy of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes.

Outdoor pool and deck, image courtesy of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes.

Suites in the luxury building will feature 9 foot ceilings up to the 6th floor, 10 feet on the 7th to 9th, and 12 feet on the penthouse level. At ground level, The Shores will preserve the historic Glendella House amidst gardens.

Restored house and gardens, image courtesy of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes.

The Shores is a short walk from Bronte Village shopping area, where amongst the shops and restaurants is a 24-hour supermarket. Immediately south of The Shores are yacht clubs and lakeside parks.

Aerial view of the harbour, image courtesy of Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes.

When we last visited in July 2010, The Shores was still building its underground parking garage. Now in January 2011, UrbanToronto member yyzer has brought us some photographic evidence of progress onsite: The Shores is now at its seventh and eighth floors.

Construction progress, image by yyzer.

Construction progress, image by yyzer.

We look forward to future updates here at this promising project: we'll keep you posted.

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, Gluckstein Design, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect