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Old Posted Mar 18, 2011, 7:17 PM
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Red face TORONTO | Lago At The Waterfront | HEIGHT | 49 FLOORS

Monarch Announces Lago Condos on the Etobicoke Waterfront


March 18th, 2011



Read More: http://urbantoronto.ca/content.php?1...oke-Waterfront

Developer: http://www.monarchgroup.net/

Website: http://www.monarchgroup.net/702,21-n...Community.aspx

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Lago means lake in Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian, so this time the condo marketing gods have hit upon a name that shouldn't rile those who are sensitive to more overtly maritime references. While Lago the name celebrates the littoral location, Lago the slender 49-storey tower makes the most of the lake-and-city views by means of angling, wrap-around balconies.

Designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects, Lago is the commencement of the next Monarch location south of their multi-phase Waterview community. The 49 storey tower rises centrally on the site, extended at ground level by a 3 storey podium.

The podium is composed of masonry units, precast concrete, and glass materials that house a mix of residential and recreational components. The podium uses these materials to delineate a built form edge to the future public road and to also define pedestrian access points. The second floor houses a mix of amenity uses including a party room and guest suites.

The west portion of the podium will be accessed via a future laneway. It is here where both residents and visitors are greeted by an open motor court to facilitate pedestrian drop off and access to the main lobby. Access to the underground is also from this area along with building servicing. The service area is located to the south of the ramp as to allow all service activities to occur without being viewed or interrupted by the resident vehicles.

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The cladding materials used for this phase of Waterview are similar to the previous phases in order to maintain a visual and aesthetic link within the community. The Lago tower is composed of a sleek simple square tower form which rises without any steps or breaks. The signature feature of the building is the composition of the balcony slabs and glass handrails on the Tower facade. The balconies borrow their geometry from the tower mass and are offset in groups as to generate a dynamic and intriguing building facade. The balconies contrast the rectilinear shape of the Tower and this layer of detail is amplified through the cast of shadow and light. The balconies also introduce a sense of horizontal movement around the Tower, which further accentuate its square shape and its verticality. Finally, the continuous wrap around balconies maximize on panoramic views of Lake Ontario while introducing a distinct and signature geometric form to the Etobicoke waterfront skyline. It is this dialogue between the architecture and the site that adds a dynamic layer to the Lago development.













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Old Posted Mar 19, 2011, 2:32 AM
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The tower itself is kinda nice but I didn't know we were still designing towers-in-the-park in 2011.
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I really like that look of this tower. It's kewl, and what a view it would have. Very Kewl...
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The tower itself is kinda nice but I didn't know we were still designing towers-in-the-park in 2011.
In this part of town for sure, tower in the park is all that works here.
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These guys making out how top secret information on this project is

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Located on Lake Shore Boulevard, in close proximity to the new Ocean Club Condominiums, the Lago Condominiums by Monarch are a just-announced addition to Toronto's waterfront area. In fact, this project is so new, the only reason that we even know about it is because we're real estate insiders: Monarch trusted us enough to let the cat out of the bag.

Try doing a Google search for this project: you won't find anything about it. This page is it. We got here first. And just like we were the first to break this story, we're going to be first in line with every forthcoming detail, including price lists, layouts, floorplans and amenity lists. And, we're going to be first in line to buy these units, long before they become available to the public.
http://www.waterviewtoronto.com/mona...boulevard.html
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Site plan layout of the Lago Development, along with other Waterways Towers that are planned or under construction



See thread here:

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthr...Corazza)/page3
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Not a pretty tower in my opinion but the fact we've had more 50 story proposals in the last 2 months than any other North American city is pretty cool. It could also be a landmark for the western waterfront since there's not here in terms of architectural wonders. LOL
Half of those units will have a sick, unobstructed view of the skyline.
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The Empire site for 2 x 50 Storey towers is now Eau De Soliel.

The tallest tower of that site will be 62 floors and 200 meters. The project is set to be released to the public shortly. Will be a little taller than this Lago project.
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Awkward would be my opinion. It just masses poorly and looks unbalanced. Parts of it are definitely interesting, but overall it just fails for me.
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Humber Bay Shores is where proper architecture and urban planning standards go to die.
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This tower is totally non-offensive for me.

Plus it's not even downtown, so it's not like this area has some great architectural merit. It's the inner suburbs for goodness sakes!
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New rendering I found of Lago.

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I find it odd that it will be right next to another tower of similar height, that the placement of the isn't staggered.
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Considering how long this one has been in sales, I wonder if they have set a 2012 timeline for actual construction.

Eau du Soliel will be breathing down its neck shortly.
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Site of Lago at the Waterfront.


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This one should be under construction by summer.
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Riva del Lago launching (14 storey tower in front of Lago).



Pit for Lago courtesy of interchange42 (September 24th/2013).
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What has taken so long?
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Lago at the Waterfront on Marine Parade Drive by Lakeshore Boulevard West.


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