Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Humber Bay Shore Condos

Having been raised in the west end of Toronto, I always appreciated the ease of access to the waterfront that was afforded via the Sunnyside Bridge at the foot of Roncesvalles Ave and King Street. I remember flying kites in the centre median between the Gardiner Expressway near the Palais Royale.

Fast forward now to the year 2008 and the incredible development that has occurred in the Humber Bay Corridor from Palace Pier and Palace Place, Etobicoke Waterfront Condos, and what was the previously the infamous motel strip to Park Lawn Road. Elegant condominium communities now dominate the skyline. See detailed Community Profiles

[They] have appetizing name like the South Beach, Marina Del Ray , Windermere by the Lake and the Waterford. While comparing these as a realtor, having the luxury of being an observer, I am struck by a number of thoughts;

  • The Humber Bay Shore Community encompasses 7,668 residential units including proposed or presale.
  • A valiant effort is being made by local politicians and the Toronto development BIA's (Business Improvement Associations) to increase neighbourhood ambiance. See Toronto Lakeshore BIA
  • Transit along the Lake Shore Corridor is being improved with the proposed LRT. New and improved transit hubs are expanding at Kipling and Islington Subway Stations.
  • Services to the Public are available via the Toronto Public Library System.
What I do not see is the congestion of buildings that block the Lake Shore access, for pedestrains, bicycling or baby carriages for an afternoon promenade. There are no NIMBY groups that are fighting airport noise and flight restrictions from the Island Airport. There are no rants about nightclubs and their loud after hour noise from the Cherry St revitilization.

Getting Hooked on the waterfront Colonel Samuel Smith Park, at Lake Shore Blvd. W. and Kipling Avenue, is one of Etobicoke’s best kept waterfront secrets. With spacious grounds and lakeside trails, the 195-acre park is a perfect place to spend the day with family and friends. Humber Bay Park, near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Parkside Avenue, offers wildflower meadows, wetlands and a warm-water fish habitat. There’s also a boat launch, a fishing pier and scenic vantage points. Mimico Waterfront Park

So when comparing neighbourhoods you need to look very closely at the community and amenities that are available to you, after you move to your new condominium. Where will you go for groceries and that morning Tomothy's coffee. I invite you to compare buildings and features in this index of Humber Bay Shore Condos.

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