Mississauga’s Downtown21 Master Plan
Mississauga has high hopes for its City Centre future which are all outlined in their Downtown21 Master Plan. This master plan was officially created back in 2010. From 2010 to now, many things have already begun changing. New condos have popped up, construction continues, and new Mississauga developments are bringing exciting changes.
The Mississauga City Centre is currently a sub-urban area known for having Ontario’s largest shopping mall, Square One. The goal is to transform Mississauga’s downtown core into a more urban and energetic place to live, play, and grow. This means bringing the community to its full potential where people desire to walk the streets, enjoy the public spaces, and be inspired by what surrounds them.
Downtown21’s 6 guiding principles are listed as:
1. Catalyze employment
2. Create a development framework with predictability
3. Create an urban place
4. Living green
5. Establish a focus
6. Build multi model
New Transit Options
Creating a truly urban space includes connecting people from all over and making it accessible. The Mississauga City Centre is going to be the Transportation Hub. The most exciting transit coming to Mississauga is the Hurontario LRT (Light Rail Transit) that will spread over 20 km.
This is a 1.4 billion dollar project that is truly going to connect the whole city. The Hurontario LRT is created and funded by Ontario’s Moving Ontario Forward plan. Completion is hoping to be in 2021.
This will be perfect for commuters as well as increasing the City Centre’s foot traffic. It is going to connect Port Credit GO Station to Brampton’s Gateway Terminal with so many important transit stops along the way for a fast and reliable transportation option.
Downtown21 is going to have a special focus on Main Street, dubbing this as the centre of the action. Main Street is going to be a mixed-use area that is going to be the exact fruition of what Mississauga is striving to become. It will be a wonderful cluster of activities from enjoyable retail spaces, to outdoor merchandising, and even working artist studios.
In order to create a space that brings people to the City Centre, an important focus is walkability. This means the street sizes, block sizes, and sidewalk sizes, need to be thoughtfully calculated in order to encourage people to walk around.
Adding more streets and blocks brings more buildings right to street level allowing people to enjoy a stroll all around town while adding a much easier and quicker commute.
Parks Trails & Open Space
When urban spaces are wrongfully calculated, they can be finished feeling quite cold and dystopian like, which is why fresh open green spaces are so important to urban planning. It provides a fresh break to the new sky scrapers while allowing people to enjoy the new developments and spaces.
Parks and open spaces promote being active with friends and family and even just relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. Downtown21 includes adding numerous multi-use trails and bike paths. Currently Mississauga has many bike paths and nature trails so it is important to continue these characteristics while expanding.
Many of the master planned developments are creating parks and open spaces of their own. This adds to the sense of community a condo owner can have all while contributing to a resident’s overall experience.
The development guidelines differ per street. Mississauga has categorized the streets with different purposes in serving the community ranging from “green corridor”: City Centre Drive, to being a “grand street of significant beauty”: Burnhamthorpe Road.
Things that developers need to take into consideration include the street category they are developing on, sun positioning and overcast towers cause, landscape design, parking, and retail.
Master Planned Communities That Have and Will Have a Major Impact on Mississauga
Hurontario St & Elm Dr W. Edge Towers is Mississauga’s newest master planned community. This 3 tower development by Solmar promises to be a timeless piece with only the highest quality finishes and functional design. Walking distance to Hurontario LRT is one reason to get excited about Edge Towers but you can view our top reasons here
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Daniels City Centre
City Centre Dr & Confederation Pkwy. Daniels City Centre is a 23-acre master planned community that has been a wonderful contribution to Mississauga. Along Living Arts Drive it is right in Mississauga’s most inspiring and creative street. The development includes a 3-acre community park. Impressively, Daniels City Centre has won multiple awards.
The Wesley Tower is the Newest Addition Coming August 2017. Never Miss an Update
City Centre Dr & Confederation Pkwy. Spread over 30 acres of land, Parkside Village includes condominiums and townhomes with some that have already started and completed construction. They’ve created their own village that is walkable and family friendly. Parkside Village has over 150,000 sq.ft. of commercial and retail space as well as 3 acres of land dedicated to parks. View all the Master Planned Condos
AVIA Condos is Amacon’s newest development Coming Soon. Stay Up-To-Date
City Centre Dr & Confederation Pkwy. M City is a master planned community on 15 acres with 10 condo towers by Rogers Real Estate Developments. It will be a wonderful community to live in with amazing amenities and vibrant culture. M City Condos includes a two-acre public parkland that contributes to Mississauga’s master plan. View all the Master Planned Condos
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Pinnacle Uptown & Grand Park
Hurontario St & Eglinton Ave W. Although not exactly in the City Centre district, Pinnacle Uptown is quite an impressive 37-acre master planned community. In total Pinnacle Uptown includes 10 condos and 100 townhomes. Similar to the other developments in the area Pinnacle Uptown also has a park, but this one is an astonishing 15 acres. Pinnacle has had great success with its other Mississauga development Pinnacle Grand Park. View all the Master Planned Condos
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The Mirage Condos
Confederation Pkwy & Rathburn Rd W. The Mirage Condos is a smaller master planned community. The Conservatory Group currently has both condos selling in the Mississauga City Centre. Their newest addition Aspire Condos is coming soon!
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The Heart of Mississauga
Mississauga’s downtown has such a beautiful culture with the Living Arts Centre, Opera Mississauga, Art Gallery of Mississauga, and Mississauga Celebration Square all walking distance from these pre-construction Mississauga condos.
There is always something exciting taking place at Celebration Square. There are Movie Nights, Special Holiday Events like Canada’s 150, and the Farmers Markets.
Living in Mississauga
These are all the facts on Mississauga but your true decision depends on your love for the neighbourhood! So go see for yourself. Make a day out of it; shop Square One, enjoy the activities at Mississauga Celebration Square, and have fun in all the parks & trails. And just think, things are only going to get better for Mississauga’s City Centre from here.
There are many more developments coming than the master planned developments we have spoken about. You can view all the New Pre-Construction Condos for Sale and Coming Soon to Mississauga here
Information based on the City of Mississauga’s Downtown21 Master Plan: Creating an Urban Place in the Heart of Mississauga