We're excited to launch a brand new daily feature on UrbanToronto — Project of the Day. Each day we will spotlight a different development in Toronto, offering a progress report, bringing you up-to-date on all the information related to the project, highlighting notable features, and providing context for its role in the community when it's completed.
We plan to focus our lens on a variety of projects, at various stages, and hope to revitalize your interest in them amidst the groundswell of building and development in the GTA. In this, our first spotlight, we look at Lago at the Waterfront, a current development that is being built in the Humber Bay Shores area.
Developed by the Monarch Group, and designed by Graziani and Corazza Architects, Lago will reach 49-storeys when it is completed. The design stands out from other vertical glass towers, with undulating horizontal bands of light- and dark-glass balconies providing visual interest. The rendering below also depicts the "twist" added to each horizontal band, slighting angled away from the one below.
One of the most attractive features of Lago is the view. Perched on the edge of Lake Ontario, future residents will be afforded a clear and protected view of the CN Tower and downtown core. The full extent of downtown Toronto and its surroundings is visible from Lago, make this building extremely attractive to those who yearn for a skyline panoramic view from the comfort of our own home.
The sales centre opened at the end of August and Lago was immediately lauded for its high design and gorgeous situation on site. The sales centre operates for other projects that Monarch is developing throughout Toronto and Etobicoke. The Graziani and Corazza designed building alludes to the sleek, cool and sophisticated vibe we can expect from finished building.
Lago is part of the larger Humber Bay Shores area, a massive development site located on prime lakefront real estate. Other projects in the area include Nautilus, Waterscapes, Waterways and Ocean Club. The variety of developers, architects and designers that are contributing to the evolution of the area is producing an interesting mix of projects, and providing a wide variety of options to potential purchasers.