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New in Toronto real estate: Anchors at Lakeview condos

Posted by Staff / May 29, 2014

Anchors at LakeviewThe Anchors at Lakeview is a new condo development being built adjacent to the "Inspiration Lakeview" premises, part of a Mississauga waterfront revitalization master plan the design of which is just starting to become clear. The project comprises two buildings, both of which will sit on Lakeshore Rd. E. just a short distance from each other.

Contrary to the typical glass-skyrockets found nearby on Toronto's waterfront, The Anchors will rise in two separate brick-buildings at only four stories each; a refreshing height set up for a change. When it comes to units, much like the standard residential market in Mississauga, these condos will feature spacious rooms and plenty of kitchen counter space (enough to hold a friday night hangout, to be sure), ensuite bathrooms, and mostly wall-to-wall closets.

Balconies and on-site amenities are not a breathtaking feature here, but the promise of a revitalized waterfront should at least make you gasp (don't hold it though; the master plan could take anywhere from five to 20 years to put in place).

anchors lakeview condosSPECS

Address: 1041 Lakeshore Rd. E. and 1407 Lakeshore Rd. E
Storeys: 4 storeys each
Number of Units: 90 condos and urban towns
Types of Units: 1, 1+den, 2, 2+den
Units Sizes: From 600 to 1540 sq. ft.
Amenities: Fitness room
Price: Starting from the upper $200,000
Maintenance Fee: $0.42/Sq.ft. (estimation).
Developer: Dunsire Developments and Fortress Real Developments

anchors lakeview condosFEATURES

  • Clock tower
  • Underground parking, bicycle and storage lockers
  • Integrated appliances and stackable washer/dryer
  • Overall spacious rooms, closets and full ensuite bathrooms

anchors lakeview condosTHE VERDICT

Allow me to get a little 'architectural' here because I can't shake the fact that the overall building design seems stiff and unincorporated. Instead of reconnecting with the waterfront (basic principle of every waterfront development in history), the building rather closes itself. And that's not to mention the boring office-type look that brings little to the design table.

With so much planned for the Lakeview revitalization right at the front door of this development, The Anchors seem the result of an island-job: well thought out the inside but completely isolated the outside, which may well remain as a 'silent' addition to simply cope with residential needs. It's not an eye-sore but it doesn't deserve honourable mention either. That's a bit of a shame because it had the potential to become so much more.

Writing by Cathy Esaa

Discussion

18 Comments

bill / May 29, 2014 at 07:14 am
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Damn thats ugly!
Potrzebie / May 29, 2014 at 08:00 am
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That's what I call a "restrained" design.
Grey / May 29, 2014 at 08:20 am
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Ugly as sh!t. Perfect for Mississauga!
wrong / May 29, 2014 at 09:42 am
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I think they are confused.

This must be a rendering of a new dorm for U of T Mississauga.

It certainly cant be something one would choose to live in on purpose.
Smackdown Wally / May 29, 2014 at 10:11 am
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or Ottawa.
milo lai / May 29, 2014 at 10:38 am
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wow - typical for the 905 trash to think they're living in high society.

maybe you should review some scummy condos in Barrie next?
jesus / May 29, 2014 at 11:14 am
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Did the move the clock from Erin Mills Town Centre to go into this ?
jc / May 29, 2014 at 11:31 am
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Disgusting.
tt / May 29, 2014 at 11:48 am
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looks like a prison!
m / May 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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Why must 416er's constantly put down the burbs? @Grey & @Milo lai? I am a downtown born & raised and realize that we do not live in an isolated bubble.

Many friends and family have moved both in and out of the city into the burbs. Creativity doesn't stop outside of Toronto's borders. Mississauga does have the beautiful Absolute Towers that have won many awards, though I acknowledge they may not be everyone's cup of tea. I myself in a creative filed and work with some immensely talented people from the burbs, or what may be worse to you of both, from small rural towns.

I am not a fan of this proposed design but also not a fan of many current projects in Toronto. Just asking to stop the snotty rude comments about the suburbs around us and lets aim to be classic city citizens.
alan / May 29, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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maybe I missed something here...when did Mississauga become a part of the Toronto real estate ?
jones replying to a comment from alan / May 29, 2014 at 01:39 pm
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Whoa, a regular Sherlock Holmes over here!
bill replying to a comment from m / May 29, 2014 at 01:39 pm
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There is a particular kind of disdain for Toronto that comes from places like Mississauga. Some do not tolerate it.
As for architecture it seems the only thing that can be brought forward as good is the Absolute towers, which fail miserably at the base. The style of architecture that goes up in Mississauga is homogenous, it all looks alike, brick adorned with a fussy array of fake limestone. Boring and banal complexes/compounds on great expanses of land. Little connects there is no sense of community outside the compound you live in, even then it is divided amongst the buildings within.
Mississauga is for those that like to drive and have no need for a broader community.
Rick replying to a comment from milo lai / May 29, 2014 at 03:02 pm
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905 Trash??? This is why us 905'ers go downtown on the weekends, trash the shit out of it a leave - cause they'll be some uneducated idiot cleaning up our mess. So you live in some small decrepid shack, walk or bike to work, and probably are vegan or gluten free by your own douchebag choice, and that makes you feel more important than someone that lives next door in Mississauga???

905'er do not have: bums, squeegie kids, crack heads, pimpin' & Hoe'n, community housing, tricycle lanes, cyclists in spandex, asshole cabbies, the stink of china town on a hot day, baristas, and most importantly NO HIPSTERS

So go F your self
Kevin replying to a comment from Rick / May 29, 2014 at 03:56 pm
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For a lack of a better word, you're a complete moron, or you do not explore the 905 much.

"905'er do not have: bums, squeegie kids, crack heads, pimpin' & Hoe'n, community housing, tricycle lanes, cyclists in spandex, asshole cabbies, the stink of china town on a hot day, baristas, and most importantly NO HIPSTERS"

What rock do you live under? Please let me know, sound like a fun place.
Rick replying to a comment from Kevin / May 29, 2014 at 06:41 pm
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So you are saying the 905 is as ass backwards as the 416? If you think so then I pity you as I never lived around such garbage. When you log off the free computer at the library go to the job bank and try to find a job that can get you out of the poverty area you obviously live in. Sad.
Aaron / May 30, 2014 at 01:24 pm
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Lol why are you guys fighting? pretty sure none of you designed buildings before and im pretty sure developers building in and outside of the downtown core so this developer may build something beautiful in Vaughan and then what will you guys say?

Lmaoo just look at these comments!! if you dont like it. You dont like it!
Sam / June 6, 2014 at 01:27 pm
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Anything is better than that eyesoar motel that once took up the space

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