A new skyline presence is forming at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Windermere Avenue, at the south end of Toronto's Swansea neighbourhood. Diamante Development's Mirabella Condominiums has been under construction since mid-2019, and its pair of 38-storey, Scott Shields Architects-designed towers are now steadily rising, each well on their way to final heights of just over 120 metres.

Looking north to Mirabella on May 9, 2021, image by Forum contributor lingyaoca

It's been two months since we checked in on Mirabella's construction. At the time of our mid-March update, the east tower had reached a height of 22 storeys, while the west tower followed closely behind at 20 storeys. Forming progress has been rapid in the two months since, with the east tower now standing 32 storeys high, with the west tower at 27 storeys. Now high enough, the towers are showing off an upper-storeys design feature in the curving slab edges that will support centre balconies on the lake-facing south sides.

Curving centre balconies becoming recognizable on upper floors, image by Forum contributor Northern Light

Cladding installation has also made swift progress since our last update, when finishes had been installed as high as the 12th and 13th storeys. The finishes include limestone-hued precast concrete and darkly hued window wall cladding of tinted glazing, back-painted glass spandrel panels, and aluminum spandrel panels and mullions. Cladding progress for the east tower has brought window wall up to level 17 and precast to 20. To the west, window wall installation reaches the 14th floor, with precast in place up to level 16.

Looking northwest to Mirabella with 'Park Lake' in the foreground, image by Forum contributor salsa

As construction advances, details have also been released about a prominent public art installation that will grace the building's blank north podium wall that faces the Gardiner Expressway: a colourful installation by Jennifer Macklem, dubbed Motion in Air will cover the north wall of Mirabella's parking levels. Planned to be made of recyclable aluminum panels, this mural depicting Toronto’s ecology will be seen by over 150,000 passing motorists daily.

Rendering facing south to Mirabella, showing art installation, image courtesy of Diamante

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 in the space provided on this page.

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