Aqualina is a high-rise condominium artistically built by Tridel and Hines located at 261 Queens Quay East, in Toronto, ON. Aqualina - CondoTrend


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High-rise condo in Toronto

261 Queens Quay East, Toronto, ON

Aqualina is a waterfront property with a modern urban architectural design and a panoramic lakeside view.

This high-rise project, with its 2-million square feet of residential, commercial, retail, and cultural purposes, is the city’s first single-largest redevelopment initiative along the inner harbour. Aqualina is the result of a collaboration between Tridel, one of Canada’s most significant land developers, and Hines, an internationally respected real estate firm. It was completed in 2017 and is located at 261 Queens Quay East, Toronto, ON. 

This eye-catching development stands 13 stories tall and holds 363 units with suite sizes ranging from 1,182 to 1,182 square feet. It includes one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom floorplans with ceiling heights ranging from 9″ to 10″ in all living rooms. The architectural side of this condominium was headed by Arquitectonica, an award-winning global architecture firm, while the interior design was curated by II BY IV DESIGN, a multi-faceted creative agency driven by passion and committed to continuous innovation.

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Aqualina is in the Waterfront Communities-The Island district. With a walk score of 64 out of 100, it indicates that most errands can be completed without the use of a car. This area encompasses a section of the far downtown core that incorporates a portion of Lake Ontario. The Toronto Island Park, which consists of four main areas and includes paths, beaches, and children’s amusement rides, is one of its most stunning attractions.

This charming neighbourhood has not only rebuilt its waterfront with magnificent attractions, but it is also a livable community where everyone may work, play, and rest. Shopping malls, banks, restaurants, fashionable cafes, schools, hospitals, live music, theatres, and many more amenities are available to everyone here.

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Aqualina’s excellent water’s edge position has it all, with ever-changing city and lake views as well as great public transportation. Its outstanding transit score of 88 out of 100 shows that commuters have a variety of public transportation options. Using the TTC makes commuting more convenient. Several subway stations are nearby, including King, Union, and Queen Stations, which are all less than a 10-minute drive away.

Drivers may easily access the Gardiner Expressway and Highway 427, while residents who need to fly may get to Toronto Pearson International Airport in just 20 minutes.


The residents of Aqualina appreciate the vibrant community and the various notable educational institutions that are within reasonable driving distance, making it a great family destination for school-aged children of all ages. Nelson Mandela Park Public School, Inglenook Community School, and Jarvis Collegiate Institute are among the nearby elementary and secondary schools.

Several notable universities, like the University of Toronto and the University of St. Michael’s College, are within a 19-minute drive. This is an attractive option for off-campus accommodation.

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In recent years, the neighbourhood has experienced a surge in condominium development, bringing density to what was formerly a mostly industrial area. As a result, businesses in the area are expanding rapidly. Shop at one of the area’s greatest shopping destinations, such as the Toronto Eaton Centre, which is only a 12-minute drive from the property. It’s difficult not to be impressed by the number of nice-looking homes on that street as residents make their way to the village. There are various possibilities for retail shopping: coffee shops, patio bars, and even evening window shopping.

Not only that, the outdoor activities that locals enjoy are one of the numerous things that contribute to the city’s liveliness. Residents can engage in a variety of outdoor activities, such as golfing. Nearby golf courses include Dentonia Park Golf Course, Flemingdon Park Golf Club, and Don Valley Golf Course. They offer excellent services and facilities that make every visit worthwhile. There are also many green parks in the region, such as Sculpture Gardens, St. James Park, and Berczy Park. These locations are ideal for an afternoon stroll, walking your pets, or simply admiring the natural surroundings.

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Tridel and Hines’ Aqualina is a Toronto condominium building with architecture comprised of prismatic blocks piled over and next to each other descending towards the lake. Suite windows and balconies have been designed to optimize waterfront and city views.

Two lobbies greet residents with distinct statements that echo the project’s modern urban architectural design, with a 24/7 concierge and security desk. The lower floor features an array of recreational amenities such as a billiards room, a games room, an aqua lounge, a yoga studio, a party room, a private dining room, a spin bike studio, a screening room, a fitness center, men’s and women’s change rooms, a whirlpool, and a steam room.

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Residents also appreciate Aqualina’s exquisite suites, which include features and finishes such as a ceiling height of 9’0″ up to 10’0″ adding a wider feel in all living areas, sleek ceilings throughout, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, plank engineered laminate floating floors, 7″ contemporary style baseboards, AEG built-in stainless steel convection wall oven, under cabinet valance lighting, and a bathroom vanity mirror with integrated lighting and storage cabinet.



Tridel is a primarily Toronto-based real estate developer that gradually expanded into condominium high-rise construction during the 1950s. They are a heavy-hitter in the condo development industry and is one of longest active builders to date.
The company was spearheaded by Jack Delzotto an italian immigrant, who has since passed, even though, his three sons have continued on with his legacy. Tridel is certainly one of the most important condo developers in the city today. They simply know how to keep on top of the trends by demonstrating, the progressive thought process of building skyward as opposed to outward.
Hines has been at the forefront of the industry in terms of quality and innovation. Gerald D. Hines established the firm in 1957, opening a one-man office on Anita Street in downtown Houston and devoting his full-time energies to the real estate development business. Since then, the business has been dedicated to high-quality real estate investments, a more functional built environment, better cities, and a more sustainable world.

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