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A new mural gracing the construction hoarding around the Lakeside Residences condominium project in Toronto offers a visual of what the East Bayfront community and the city’s skyline will look like once the condo is complete.

The recent collaboration between developer Greenland Group and local public art organization the PATCH Project involved Toronto muralist and designer Pam Lostracco. She created the 375-foot mural, called Reflections, after much research into the history of the neighbourhood.

Reflections pays homage to Toronto’s industrial past by incorporating the historic Redpath Sugar Factory into the piece, and illustrates an exact reflection of the water, including the warm tones that are seen at Toronto’s waterfront during certain times of the day. Lostracco also used horizontal lines to evoke a calming space, seen in the mural’s water and skyline.

Urban Toronto

A decade into its transformation from post-industrial brownfields into a thriving mixed-use community, Toronto’s East Bayfront area continues its revitalization. The latest project to begin site preparation activity in the area is Lakeside Residences at Lake Shore and Lower Sherbourne. The Greenland Group is now gearing up for shoring and then excavation to begin for the new multi-tower, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium development, and their installation of construction hoarding around the project site is also a canvas for an art installation that hints at the neighbourhood’s bright future.

Site of Lakeside Residences (centre) before hoarding installation, image by Forum contributor Razz


A collaboration between Greenland Group and public art organization the PATCH Project, the installation features a work by Toronto-based muralist and designer Pam Lostracco, who went viral in recent years for her 2015 Mountain Mirage piece. Installed along the site’s perimeter hoarding, the piece known as ‘Reflections’ spans 375 feet and offers a glimpse at a future Toronto skyline with the new development incorporated into the mix.

Hoarding at Greenland’s Lakeside Residences, image courtesy of kg&a


Lostracco’s talents in photography and graphic design are combined in the mural, which also pays tribute to the area’s industrial heritage, including the Redpath Sugar Factory that continues to be a major employer in the mixed-use neighbourhood despite the exodus of surrounding industry. Located at 215 Lake Shore Boulevard East, the mural will be in place throughout the project’s construction. Lostracco’s work will live one beyond the hoarding, however, but in a reduced form: Greenland has commissioned Lostracco to create a smaller-scale aluminum replica for their corporate office.

Hoarding at Greenland’s Lakeside Residences, image courtesy of kg&a


Lakeside Residences’ site is the former location of a FedEx warehouse which was demolished last Fall. The imminent start of shoring work will mark the first move in constructing the initial three towers of 14, 39, and 49 storeys. Additional phases will follow to the west, with further details expected in the near future.

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment below.