Urban Strategies Inc. has been retained by Greenland Group (Canada) to assist them in bringing forward their development plans for the former FedEx site at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Lower Sherbourne Street in Toronto’s East Bayfront community. The 1.3-hectare site will be redeveloped as Lakeside Residences, a Hariri Pontarini Architects designed, mixed-use development, which will accommodate over 30,000 square feet of retail space and over 2,000 new residential units.
Urban Strategies is working closely with City staff, Waterfront Toronto and the multi-disciplinary project team through a range of development approval processes, including resolution of appeals at the Ontario Municipal Board, a Draft Plan of Subdivision for a new block structure and Site Plan Control applications for phased development of the site.
The new development will feature a design concept influenced by sailboats, with curved building elements echoing the lines found on boats on the nearby Toronto Harbour. A new block structure will also be introduced to the site, with a pronounced emphasis on the public realm and pedestrian comfort, including a new north-south walkway with access and sightlines to Lake Ontario and an open-air interior courtyard. Together with other ongoing residential, commercial, institutional and open space developments in the area, Lakeside Residences will play a significant role in the regeneration of East Bayfront and its transition into a thriving mixed-use community.
Conceptual Renderings (Hariri Pontarini Architects)