Aquavista – The second phase of the Bayside Toronto community has been awarded LEED®-Platinum Certification!
The certification reaffirms Tridel and Hine’s commitment to make sustainability an ongoing practice that fosters environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, and healthy communities to live in. Such commitment becomes evident at the Bayside Toronto Community where Aquavista is now joining Aqualina in achieving a LEED®-Platinum certification.
What makes Aquavista a LEED®-Platinum certified community?
Aquavista is the second phase of the Bayside Toronto community, a fully integrated mixed-use waterfront neighbourhood. The 12-storey lake-side community was designated LEED®-Platinum for its environmentally friendly features, including:
- Over 35% of construction materials (by cost) that were manufactured/sourced locally.
- A 47% energy cost savings over the Model National Energy Code due to high performance glazing, spandrel glass, wall and roof insulation, and other innovative heating and cooling systems.
- 19 Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging stations.
- Multiple green roof areas to reduce the urban heat island effect, capture rainwater for irrigation on site and help manage stormwater runoff.
- Over 83% construction waste diversion, including 2,966 metric tonnes of waste that was recycled and diverted from landfill.
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures which contribute to using approximately 52% less water than a similar conventional building. This is equivalent to over 20 million litres of water saved annually or 8 Olympic sized swimming pools!
What is LEED®?
LEED® is a worldwide certification program, developed by the Canada Green Building Council, to designate green buildings. It stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and sets out four levels of certification: certified, silver, gold, and platinum. Buildings are evaluated on a point system, up to 100 possible base points in categories such as water efficiency, materials and resources, and innovation in design. The Platinum designation reflects a score of at least 80 points.
However, rather than just a point system, LEED provides a sustainability framework for design, construction, operations, and maintenance of new and existing communities.
The Bayside Toronto Community
Situated just a short walk from the downtown core, including Toronto’s financial district, East Bayfront boasts a Walkscore of 83, a Rider’s score of 95 and a Biker’s Score of 98. To the west of the community are Sugar Beach, Billy Bishop Airport, George Brown (Waterfront Campus) and more. To the north, The Esplanade, Front Street, the St. Lawrence Market and The Distillery District await. Eastward, the bike paths of the Martin Goodman Waterfront Trail lead to Cherry Beach, Ashbridges Bay, the Leslie Spit, and beyond. And to the south are the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands.
Aqualuna is now under construction.
Aqualuna is the fourth and final opportunity to live in the much sought-after Bayside Toronto community and the pinnacle of luxurious waterfront living. This astonishing Toronto condo strikes an extravagant figure across the downtown city skyline. Designed by Danish architects 3XN, Aqualuna features balconies, terraces, opulent design, and first-class amenities, including a fully-equipped gym, theatre room, and glittering outdoor pool.
Take a look a some of the available suites here.