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Hines Canada and Tridel achieve Toronto's first condo LEED Platinum Certification for Aqualina at Bayside

Hines Canada and Tridel achieve Toronto’s first condo LEED Platinum Certification for Aqualina at Bayside

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Hines Canada and Tridel achieve Toronto’s first condo LEED Platinum Certification for Aqualina at Bayside

Hines Canada and Tridel have achieved a first for a highrise condo in Toronto – LEED Platinum Certification – at the flagship residence in the master-planned Bayside Toronto Community, Aqualina at Bayside. The 13-storey project was completed in 2020.

“For twenty years, Waterfront Toronto has pursued new standards in sustainability and innovation in building complete communities,” says Meg Davis, chief development officer, Waterfront Toronto. “We are proud to have first introduced LEED environmental buildings standards to the Toronto market, which have now been adopted by developers across the Greater Toronto Area. Congratulations to Hines and Tridel for bringing the first LEED Platinum multi-unit residential highrise to Toronto. Waterfront Toronto appreciates their commitment to environmental sustainability in Bayside, and across their developments.”

Nearly a decade has passed since Hines was named the master developer of Bayside Toronto, following an international competition by Waterfront Toronto. Hines brought Canada’s leading condominium developer, Tridel, on as its exclusive residential development partner at Bayside. Aqualina was the first of the four residential projects onsite to launch, and completed occupancy last year. Intentions to pursue LEED Platinum were stated in 2017. Hines was among the earliest supporters of the LEED program in North America, having developed more than 102 million sq. ft. of LEED-Certified, pre-certified and registered properties in six countries.

Left to right, Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Tridel, Adrian Wang; Aqualina Condo Board President Dave Hamilton; and Hines Canada Vice-President of Construction, Michael J. Gross.
Left to right, Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Tridel, Adrian Wang; Aqualina Condo Board President Dave Hamilton; and Hines Canada Vice-President of Construction, Michael J. Gross.

Tridel has established a reputation as one of Canada’s leading environmentally-responsible, Green residential developers, earning several industry awards and distinctions for its Built Green Built for Life approach. As the largest LEED-certified highrise developer, Tridel’s condominiums comprise 25 per cent of all residential LEED projects across the GTA.

Tridel’s Director of Innovation and Sustainability, Adrian Wang, says that Platinum Certification is a significant achievement for the Bayside team. Not only does it mark a first for Toronto, but Aqualina is the second highrise multi-residential project in all of Canada to achieve the designation.

“It’s a remarkable accomplishment, and especially gratifying to achieve LEED Platinum as a condominium residence,” says Wang. “Energy conservation is a crowning feature of Aqualina and the entire Bayside Community. Our collective efforts translate to a healthier, more sustainable community for residents and the city, and the financial savings are passed on to our purchasers. Because of our site-wide approach at Bayside, we’re well positioned to replicate our success at Aquavista, Aquabella and Aqualuna.”

The LEED Canada, Green Building Rating System revolves around key parameters spanning a range of factors, including: Sustainable sites, materials and resources, water efficiency, design innovation, indoor environmental quality, energy and atmosphere and regional priority. Among the innovations contributing to Aqualina’s Platinum Certification are a site-wide water filtration system, sustainable procurement practices and discerning material choices. All LEED certifications are administered by the Canadian Green Building Council.

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Hines and Tridel’s luxurious terrace collection makes a splash

Enjoying a stunning sunset over Lake Ontario from your private outdoor terrace is a rare opportunity only few condo owners get to enjoy.

Fewer still when you consider that just a limited number of Aquabella’s exceptionally exclusive Terrace Collection suites remain.

While Aquabella — Hines’ and Tridel’s third residential phase in the Hines masterplanned Bayside Toronto Community at Queens Quay East and Lower Sherbourne — has been recognized for bringing unparalleled luxury and distinct design to Toronto’s waterfront, it’s the coveted Terrace Collection that redefines what ‘luxury’ means in today’s condo market.

Intended for a discerning and select condominium purchaser, the ultra-luxurious Terrace Collection is the latest — and grandest — release of suites in the Aquabella community. Facing south to Lake Ontario, the villa-like Terrace Suites feature large, dramatic outdoor terraces starting from 650 square feet that offer spectacular unobstructed vistas of open skies and open water. Many of these suites boast multiple terraces with views in several directions so residents can choose from where they watch the day unfold.

“The Terrace Collection at Aquabella features unique and beautifully-designed layouts, there is nothing like them on the Toronto waterfront,” says Tridel’s Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Jim Ritchie. “The terraces are unrivaled for their size, design and the intimate connection to the lake they create for residents and their guests.”

Despite the spectacular outdoor oasis at their doorstep, residents will be tempted to stay in and enjoy the exquisite interiors of Aquabella’s Terrace Suites. The remaining suites in the Terrace Collection feature spacious open concept designs with contemporary modern finishes, large functional dens, walk-in closets and ensuite baths for most bedrooms, and additional private balconies. These statement homes with majestic views of the lake are priced from $3.95 million. Range from 2,650 to over 4,300 square feet.

The expansive terraces also add a compelling element to the building’s distinctive L-shaped architecture, designed by the internationally- acclaimed Danish architecture firm 3XN.

“3XN has created a remarkable architectural vision for Aquabella, with the terraces as the hallmark feature of the distinctivelydesigned building,” says Michael Gross, Hines’ Bayside Program Manager. “The terraces were designed to encourage a connection to the outdoors and are inspired by cottage-style living on the Toronto Islands.”

Aquabella’s two distinctive lobbies and amenity spaces are designed by the award-winning II By IV Design. Amenities at Aquabella include a gorgeous landscaped rooftop terrace with cabanas and outdoor pool, party room, dining room, state-of-the-art fitness centre with sauna, yoga and spin studios, a theatre room and indoor and outdoor lounges.

“Aquabella is a high-end residence along Toronto’s vibrant waterfront that offers buyers a wealth of amenities in the surrounding area, and right at home,” says Ritchie. “The prime lakefront location in downtown Toronto, superior finishes, distinctive architecture and spacious suites make Aquabella one of our most luxurious buildings yet.”

When complete, Bayside will have transformed Toronto’s eastern waterfront into a vibrant urban neighbourhood. The community will include a collection of residential and commercial towers, dynamic pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, a Water’s Edge Promenade, and a 0.75-acre park. Bayside will also feature an animated mix of retail shops, restaurants, cafes and other lifestyle convenience outlets.

Hines and Tridel are committed to furthering their green building and sustainability efforts at Bayside. Like Aqualina and Aquavista, Aquabella will be pursuing LEED Platinum Certification, while the collective Bayside Community is pursuing a LEED Gold neighbourhood certification.

Don’t miss this opportunity for luxurious lakeside living. Visit the Bayside Presentation Centre, located at 261 Queens Quay East. For further information visit the website.

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