Marlin Spring offers 59 stories on the lakefront and on the park lawn

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In late September 2021, Marlin Spring Developments submitted Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendments to the City of Toronto for a condominium at 2189 Lake Shore Boulevard West in the Humber Bay Shores area to Etobicoke. For this site on the eastern corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Marine Parade Drive, Wallman Architects designed a 59-story mixed-use tower with a 2-11 story base that gradually recedes with terraces as the building builds. gets up.

Rendered to the northeast. Image by Wallman Architects.

Immediately east of the site is Eau Du Soleil, a striking and recently completed mixed-use development comprising a 4-story commercial building, the 66-story Sky Tower – the tallest tower in the Humber Bay Shores area – the Water Tour and a communicating 6-storey podium. If approved as proposed, 2189 Lake Shore would be the second tallest tower on the lake side of Lake Shore Boulevard in the Humber Bay Shores area, with a height of 197.97 meters (30 meters less than the Neighboring Sky Tower).

The context map below, meanwhile, shows the huge recent and future development in the immediate vicinity, with projects rated as “under construction”, “approved / not yet built” and “proposed”. Northwest across Lake Shore Boulevard is the 28-acre former Mr. Christies site at 2150 Lake Shore, where a dozen towers and several shorter buildings are designed to create a complete community. over the next two decades from the present band form of Humber Bay Shores. A new GO station at Park Lawn Road will complement improved streetcar service in conjunction with 2150 Lake Shore.

Context map – indicating * Under construction; ** Approved / not yet built, *** Proposed .. Image by Bousfields Inc.

Unlike the skyscraper heights of Proposition 2189 Lake Shore and its neighbors, to the immediate southeast is a 0.40 hectare vacant lot owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority that is intended for use as a park. On the south side of Marine Parade Drive are the expansive Humber Bay Parks East and West, and the popular Waterfront Trail.

Aerial photo. Image of Bousfields Inc.

2189 Lake Shore West includes 665 m² of ground floor retail space running the length of the building frontage along its frontage on Lake Shore Boulevard. The building has a total living area of ​​44,915 m² with a site density of 16.4 (FSI). A residential lobby is located along the west facade of the building with its entrance facing Marine Parade Drive.

The ground level setbacks, combined with the existing public boulevards, would provide approximately 11.5 meters wide public realm between the face of the building at ground level and the edge of the curb on Lake Shore Boulevard West and a realm. public 10 meters wide on Marine Parade by car. A sidewalk would be provided in the public right-of-way along the front of the Marine Parade promenade, where it does not currently exist.

The proposed setback along Lake Shore Boulevard corresponds to the podium removal of the adjacent Eau Du Soleil property to the east, forming a street wall with ground-level commercial uses facing Lake Shore Boulevard West.

While the lowest levels of 2189 Lake Shore and Eau Du Soleil would be as close as 5 meters, the podium levels gradually recede as they rise and from the 12th level the buildings would be about 37 meters, almost 50% more. than the Toronto guideline of 25 meters of separation between buildings.

2189 Lake Shore West, Toronto, designed by Wallman Architects for Marlin Spring Developments.

2189 The second floor of the Lake Shore would be dedicated to storage (i.e. resident lockers), long-term bike storage (586 spaces), short-term bike storage ( 66 spaces) and mechanical / electrical rooms. Level 3 is dedicated to residential amenity space: 1,393 m² of interior space and 614 m² of east-facing outdoor space on the roof of level 2 would include landscaping, seating areas and a room. of water. There is an additional 335m² indoor amenity space on level 4, which opens up to 210m² outdoor amenity space, wrapping around the east side of the building. Residential units in the tower start at level 4.

Rendering: pedestrian view to the south-east. Image by Wallman Architects.

The tower is oriented with the narrower facade of the tower facing northwest / southeast and the longer side facing southwest / northeast: both southeast and southwest sides would have a view to the never protected on the lake.

The balconies are located on all sides, the treatment of the balcony protectors exhibiting a modulating pattern on all four sides through the use of opaque panel railings or vision panel protectors.

Rendering: pedestrian view to the northwest. Image by Wallman Architects.

A total of 650 condominium units are divided into a mix of 9 studios (1%), 383 one and one bedroom with boudoir (59%), 190 two and two bedrooms plus boudoirs (29%) and 68 three apartments. bedroom units (11%).

A driveway located near the southeast lot line provides access from Marine Parade Drive to the cargo spaces and the parking garage ramp. Four underground parking levels provide space for 230 vehicles: 158 residential parking spaces, 67 shared residential parking spaces for visitors and businesses and 5 carpooling spaces.

You can read more about our database file for the project, linked below. If you wish, you can join the conversation in the discussion thread associated with the project forum or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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