The Shores, a sleek 10-storey condominium designed by Sol Wassermuhl of Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects to evoke a cruise ship, is arriving soon on Oakville's charming Bronte Harbour. While most condo projects outside of the 416 tend toward PoMo and historical pastiche, the Shores, developed by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group, is one of the minority of projects in the 905 with a decidedly modern appeal. Once complete, if it does closely resemble the renderings, The Shores will be amongst the most beautiful mid-rise projects ever built in the GTA.

UrbanToronto recently dropped into Bronte for a quick look at progress on the building, and to gauge the building's presence in its riparian port-village context.

Across Bronte Harbour to The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

Across the marina to The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

Looking down Bronte Road to The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

Looking down Bronte Road to The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

The Shores, by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen, image by Craig White

Here's how The Shores is promised to look upon completion.

The Shores, complete as rendered for Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen across Bronte Harbour, image by Craig White

Finally, here's a view out to the lake from Wednesday. Not too hard to handle...

Lake Ontario View off of Oakville, image by Craig White

Many more renderings of The Shores can be found in the dataBase box linked below. What do you think of what you see at The Shores? Leave a comment here, or click the Projects & Construction link in the dataBase box below to join in the conversation there.

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