Aqualina Bayside is just a portion of a much greater development beginning to take shape on Toronto's waterfront, near Queens Quay and Lower Sherbourne. These condos, which will go on sale in the fall, mark the first residential phase of what will essentially be a pre-packaged neighbourhood. The $1.1 billion project will include about 1,900 condos and affordable rentals, as well as offices, retail and other commercial pursuits. Developers Tridel and Hine also say they're going to include greenspace and other open communal spaces wherever possible.
While the expected completion date for these units is sometime in 2016, it'll likely take about a decade for the whole development to take shape. Aside from the size of the Bayside project—they say it'll span two million square feet—and its mixed-use nature, many of the details have yet to see the light. However, you can watch this weird imagination-land video, complete with inspiring music where it feels like you're flying around in an adobe after effects dreamworld, here.
Address: 200 Queens Quay E. Floors: 13 Total number of units: 363 Types of units: Range from one-bedroom to three-bedroom. Unit sizes (in square feet): 560 to 2,100. Ceiling heights: N/A Starting prices for available units: low $300,000s Developer: Tridel and Hines Amenities/building features: Rooftop with gardens, open spaces, "the fastest internet in the city"