As the Tower at Pier 27 was officially launched earlier today, new renderings of the project were released, revealing a distinctively kinetic design that is soon set to join Toronto's waterfront skyline. The 35-storey tower, designed by architectsAlliance's Peter Clewes for Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group, has also reached an important milestone in its development, as the building's podium suites have now entered the sales phase.

Looking southwest toward Lake Ontario, image courtesy of Fernbrook/Cityzen

Compared to Concept renderings (below) of a few years ago, the new, finalized images unveil a design that now seems to evoke the gentle motion of waves, connecting the tower with its harbour-side context. Featuring a newly alternating balcony pattern, the individually jagged floor-plates together form a cohesively smooth yet boldly eye-catching aesthetic.

A preliminary rendering of the project, image courtesy of Fernbrook/Cityzen

The high-rise condominium will rise directly north of mid-rise Waterlink at Pier 27, a collection of two paired lakefront buildingstopped by instantly iconic sky-bridges—now in the final stages of construction. Located at the foot of Yonge Street, the nascent community at Pier 27 is one of a number of recent and ongoing projects that are transforming Toronto's post-industrial waterfront into one of the city's most attractive residential and commercial hubs.

A closer look at the podium, image courtesy of Fernbrook/Cityzen

The tower steps out from a 9-storey podium, which will feature an array of lake-view amenities on its roof (above). Of these, the pièce de résistance is likely to be the pool and patio area, which will open itself up to a panorama of the lake (below). In addition to the rooftop pool and patio, the project will include professional-grade fitness facilities, as well as a games and billiards room, a home theatre, a party room, and more.

The pool and rooftop lounge, image courtesy of Fernbrook/Cityzen

As part of the Pier 27 project, a new public park will be created on the parking lot that currently sits west of site, re-invigorating what was once the pier for Captain John's Restaurant into a relaxing and welcoming urban environment (below, right). Retail—likely a restaurant or two—will front Queens Quay at grade, as well as facing the new parkland.

The new public park is visible at the right, and additional green space is seen at left, image courtesy of Fernbrook/Cityzen

Set to be surrounded by new greenery, water, and in walking distance of Toronto's rapidly expanding business district, Tower at Pier 27's 192 podium suites will be available in a variety of 1 and 2 bedroom configurations, ranging in size from 481 sq. ft. to 945 sq. ft. Many of the one-bedroom units also feature a den, which provides the flexibility of additional potential sleeping space for guests.

We will keep you posted on this project as it develops, with regular updates as new information emerges. In the meantime, take a look at our dataBase file for additional renderings and (coming soon) floor plans, and feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page, or join the lively discussion in our associated Forum thread.

Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Cityzen Development Group, Entuitive, Fernbrook Homes, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Studio Munge, The MBTW Group | W Architect Inc, Walters Group