The Humber Bay area was known for years as the seedy Lake Shore motel strip, but like much of Toronto, recent years have transformed its landscape with new condominium development. Humber Bay Shores is now home to a growing population of condominium residents, and that population will continue to increase thanks to under-construction developments like Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes' Ocean Club. The Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed two-building complex consists of a 39-storey tower and a 10-storey boutique building to its north, with a four storey commercial building to eventually join the mix on Lake Shore Boulevard. We recently took a detailed tour of the site to check in on the project's construction progress.
Perched on the shore of Lake Ontario, you can see just about everything from the 39-storey tower. Downtown's skyline draws the eye of course, but so do many of the GTA's other skylines including those in Etobicoke and Mississauga, while even North York's City Centre is visible on a clear day as are the distant steel mills of Hamilton, the skyline and mist of Niagara Falls, and the distant shores of western New York State are visible across the lake.
The city looks impressive in the photo above, but the wide angle of the lens plays tricks on the eye, and using just a bit of zoom reveals a clearer picture of the skyline following Yonge Street on a north-south axis.
Looking east also provides a great view of the surrounding Humber Bay waterfront, including the landmark arch pedestrian and bicycle bridge which crosses the mouth of the Humber River.
To the southwest, more condominium developments are rising on Lake Shore west of Park Lawn like the Onni Group triple-tower project Westlake, with Humber Bay Park and the yacht clubs and marinas of the Mimico Creek mouth on the Lake Ontario shore.
To the west, the skyline of Mississauga's City Centre is changing rapdily, and recent high-rise developments like Absolute World continue to add eye-catching silhouettes along with density and height to the growing city next door.
The view to the south is pretty much entirely Lake Ontario, a calm view that perfectly contrasts the two bustling cities to the east and west, with the green arms of Humber Bay Park east providing sheltered bays for watercraft just beyond the tower.
Of course, it's the perfect place to get a quick video, so here you go:
We have more to see at Ocean Club, and will be back with more soon. In the meantime, additional information, including building facts, renderings and floorplans can be found in our Ocean Club dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.
|Related Companies:||Baker Real Estate Inc., Beaverhall Homes, Graywood Developments, Montana Steele, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Strybos Barron King, Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc|