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Lake Suites at Lakeside

Lake Suites at Lakeside

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Lake Suites at Lakeside

Dan Menchions
Dan Menchions, Partner, II by IV Design

What influences are we seeing today with regard to amenity spaces in new condos?

In the current market, expectations are so much higher than what they use to be. People want authenticity and quality. We have also seen a considerable trend that is giving more emphasis on incorporating hospitality features into condominium interiors. For example, at Lakeside, we focused on creating interior spaces with comforts and qualities reminiscent of a boutique hotel. The lobby warmly welcomes all residents; the party room is complete with dining, kitchenette, lounge, fireplace, a games area and access to exterior amenities; the theatre and lounge spaces are designed with a bar and island; and the fitness room and yoga/personal training studio offer a luxurious retreat from the comfort of your own home.

You describe II by IV Design as “experts at interpreting current and emerging consumer behaviours, attitudes and expectations.” What exactly are you hearing and seeing?

We are always researching new design trends and travelling the world to be inspired. There is always innovation happening, and our job is to identify the best option for a particular project. We don’t have a signature style and we really work hard to understand each of our projects in depth, and offer unique design solutions best suited for the client’s needs.

At Lakeside, for example, the aesthetic feels modern, but with classic detailing, which will uphold their style and remain visually significant for many years.

What are the key features at Lakeside, and what kind of spaces have you designed?

Lakeside is a highrise community in quite a significant location in the city, south of the Gardiner, across from Sugar Beach, steps from Lake Ontario. It’s a key project for the emerging East Bayfront neighbourhood that is poised to become a key live/ work/play district in downtown Toronto. It will offer a mix of sustainable residential communities, state-of-the-art workplaces and renewed connections to the water and parklands, creating tranquility in a busy city. Everyone – people of all different ages and stages, including families – will want to live here. The area is also being planned to become a true extension of the downtown core.

At Lakeside, we designed the interior spaces for the third building, Lake Suites, which sits at the most southern portion of the site and is the residence closest to the water.

How is Lake Suites’ unique location reflected in the amenity spaces?

Tying into the recreational culture of the waterfront, outdoor condo amenities include a rooftop putting green, outdoor dining and barbecue spaces, as well as a fireside lounge with picturesque views of Lake Ontario.

The rooftop putting green is very different and unique for downtown living. Being so close to the water, it provides an opportunity for residents to enjoy an outdoor recreational culture on the waterfront from the comfort of their own home. Residents will also have access to a rooftop swimming pool on the podium of the adjacent Park and Sky building, as part of the masterplanned development.

Lobby interiors are inspired by the surrounding waterscape, with colours such as warm woods, cool blues and accents of grey. Light wood panelling is contrasted by dark, full height custom doors and hardware. Other features include integrated millwork and bespoke lighting, as well as an art program inspired by the waterfront. The contemporary appeal of the lobby extends through the design of all amenity spaces and residential suites.

For further information on Lakeside or to register call (416.968.9196) or visit the website.


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Lakeside Residences

Lakeside Residences offers world-class waterfront living

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Lakeside Residences offers world-class waterfront living

Toronto’s waterfront is climbing the ranks of best in the world and has recently been compared to those in San Francisco, Sydney, Stockholm and Capetown. The one-two punch of Google’s Sidewalk Labs and the federal, provincial and municipal $1-billion investment into the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront announced last year will have the lakefront looking better than ever.

Amid all the exciting changes to Toronto’s waterfront is Greenland Group (Canada)’s Lakeside Residences. Successfully launched last year, the development’s new release is about to hit the market and make a giant splash.

Lake Suites is the most southern piece of the Lakeside Residences development. Being closest to the lake, this new tower promises unparalleled views of both Lake Ontario and Toronto’s robust skyline.

Designed by II BY IV, Lake Suites features natural elements to compliment the proximity to the lake and other outdoor spaces nearby like the Don River Valley Trail. Many units in Lake Suites boast floor to ceiling windows and open concept layouts as well as balconies and terraces that are perfectly positioned for breathtaking views in every direction.

Lake Suites is perfectly nestled between the hustle and bustle of Toronto’s financial and entertainment districts, and the calm serene shoreline of the lake with all of the quaint cafés and restaurants that line it.

Ideal for someone who wants to be steps away from Cherry Beach, Harbourfront Centre, Scotiabank Arena, Sony Centre and the best of what Toronto has to offer, Lake Suites is the place to call home.

Lake Suites features units ranging in size from 536 to 1,101 square feet, and include one-bedroom, one plus den, two-bedroom, two plus den and three-bedroom layouts. Prices start from the mid $500,000s. For further information visit the website.

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