A decade into its transfomation from post-industrial brownfields into a thriving mixed-use community, Toronto's Easy Bayfront area continues its revitalization. The latest project to begin site preparation activity in the area is Lakeside Residences at Lake Shore and Lower Sherbourne. The Greenland Group is now gearing up for shoring and then excavation to begin for the new multi-tower, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium development, and their installation of construction hoarding around the project site is also a canvas for an art installation that hints at the neighbourhood's bright future.

Site of Lakeside Residences (centre) before hoarding installation, image by Forum contributor Razz

A collaboration between Greenland Group and public art organization the PATCH Project, the installation features a work by Toronto-based muralist and designer Pam Lostracco, who went viral in recent years for her 2015 Mountain Mirage piece. Installed along the site's perimeter hoarding, the piece known as 'Reflections' spans 375 feet, and offers a glimpse at a future Toronto skyline with the new development incorporated into the mix.

Hoarding at Greenland's Lakeside Residences, image courtesy of kg&a

Lostracco's talents in photography and graphic design are combined in the mural, which also pays tribute to the area's industrial heritage, including the Redpath Sugar Factory that continues to be a major employer in the mixed-use neighbourhood despite the exodus of surrounding industry. Located at 215 Lake Shore Boulevard East, the mural will be in place throughout the project's construction. Lostracco's work will live one beyond the hoarding, however, but in a reduced form: Greenland have commissioned Lostracco to create a smaller-scale aluminum replica for their corporate office.

Hoarding at Greenland's Lakeside Residences, image courtesy of kg&a

Lakeside Residences' site is the former location of a FedEx warehouse which was demolished last Fall. The imminent start of shoring work will mark the first move in constructing the initial three towers of 14, 39, and 49 storeys. Additional phases will follow to the west, with further details expected in the near future.

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment below.

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