Eau du Soleil Complex

Empire Communities is gearing up for sales in the second tower of its skyscraping Eau du Soleil complex on the shores of Lake Ontario in Etobicoke. Water Tower is the name chosen to market this 45-storey tower, the closer of the two to the lake. Designed by Zeidler Partneship Architects with EI Richmond Architects, the complex is meant to evoke the streamlined shapes and texture of modern day cruise ships.

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In amongst the growing Humber Bay Shores community, Eau du Soleil will be opening at a time when many services such as neighbourhood retail will have arrived—in an area which until recently was home only to strip motels and a neglected shoreline.

In recent years many new condominium complexes have added enough residents that a french café, a few restaurants, and convenience stores have already opened in the area, and much more is on its way now, including a major grocery store across the street. Eau du Soleil will bring a host of new shops and eating establishments itself.

What really matters here though is the building’s spectacular location next to miles of improved waterfront parkland, and the incredible views of Toronto’s skyline and Lake Ontario that suites will have here. Toronto Parks and the Toronto Conservation Authority have been responsible for the transformation of the public green space here over the last dozen or so years, and now walking paths, gardens, a butterfly habitat, the Waterfront Trail, quiet coves, and even great spots for rock balancing are all just across the street here, a favourite activity along the water. This is one of those once-it’s-gone-it’s-gone kind of spots.

Want to know more about Eau du Soleil? Check out UrbanToronto’s dataBase page for the project, linked below. It has a ton of renderings, including many of the incredibly extensive set of amenities that this project will offer its residents. Want to get in on the conversation? Choose an associated Forum link, or leave your comment in the space provided on this page.

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