From Mirabella Luxury Condos:
One of the last opportunities to live by the lake on Toronto’s waterfront. Beyond the scenic views, dynamic sunrises, sunsets, boardwalk strolls and lush parks, luxury unfolds in a range of unparalleled private and social amenities usually reserved for the world’s most prestigious waterfront addresses. Mirabella by Diamante; where grand living graces the shores of Toronto’s glorious waterfront.
The residential condominium project sits on a privileged lake-shore site - at 1926 Lakeshore Boulevard West- with expansive views of Lake Ontario (over Sir Casimir Gzowski and Sunnyside Parks) to the south, and verdant High Park to the north.
Architecturally the podium for the paired residential towers takes cues from the legacy of waterfront exhibition architecture while the paired towers also refer to this architecture, but employ finer-grained residential details and scale.
The podium length is distinguished by a rhythm of minimally-detailed precast bays, providing a consistent urban street front along the boulevard. Decorative spandrels and rails and large glazed openings define the upper storey of each bay, while a stylized cornice is carried across the podium at the perceived fourth storey. This treatment discreetly encloses the above-grade parking levels housed within. The bays’ cast stone piers form a pedestrian arcade along Lakeshore Blvd. which, at midpoint, gives way to expressive canopies signalling the entry to an enclosed circular motorcourt and residential lobby drop offs.
The tower facades extend the rhythm and structure of the podium, but evolve from its rigour to a more detailed residential character. Masonry piers extend up the tower facades, while groupings of balconies, windows and bays add variety and relatable scale to the façade composition. A recessed fascia and cornice visually separate the tower shaft from the crown at the last third of the tower’s height, referencing early 20th century high-rise divisions of base, middle and crown, while visually identifying distinctly different floor plates.