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Old June 11th, 2008, 02:36 AM   #21
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Interesting tid bit:

According to the website below: Mississauga is 35th in the world (not sure of the "as of date"); looks to be a couple years old) with 220 highrises (12 storeys+??). With all the new construction going on this will dramaticly go up.

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/

This is cool as well...shows Mississauga buildings (new, proposed, existing) from highest to lowest...it looks to be a year old or so...missing a few buildings...

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=306
That same list also shows Toronto ahead of Tokyo??
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Old June 11th, 2008, 03:48 AM   #22
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Interesting tid bit:

According to the website below: Mississauga is 35th in the world (not sure of the "as of date"); looks to be a couple years old) with 220 highrises (12 storeys+??). With all the new construction going on this will dramaticly go up.

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/
That list is not correct. How realistic is it that Toronto has more highrises than Tokyo?

Hong Kong apparently has fewer highrises than Vancouver or Montreal:

Realistic?
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/...5f185f03_b.jpg
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Old June 11th, 2008, 03:50 AM   #23
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Amazing pics, it looks so quiet, wich is the population of that City or Village?
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Old June 11th, 2008, 04:02 AM   #24
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The population is for the city.

I take the list with a grain of salt and simply as an approximation based on a criteria that may consider anything above 8 storeys as a highrise or anything above 15 storeys as a highrise. I thought the same thing about Toronto/Tokyo/Hong-Kong but hey...

I will investigate...
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According to wikipedia at least, a highrise is defined as a building that is at least 70-75 feet (21-22M) or 6-7 floors to a maximum of 492 feet (150M) or about 42-44 floors; anything above is a skyscraper. Tokyo and Hong-Kong definitely seem to have more skyscrapers but Toronto, for example, may have more buildings that are considered highrises. Hey, I'm trying...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-rise

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Old June 12th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #25
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More MCC pics:












Square One shopping centre, one of the largest in Canada; it recently went through a 40-50 million dollar renovation - very nice! More later...



Mississauga Arts Centre - one excellent facility! Great for kids as well.












Les Mews Daniel










YMCA (great facility!) and library




The Queen's Jubilee Garden at City Hall














Various:











21st century strip mall








Loblaws grocery store:


Rona Home Hardware










School, municipal library and community centre:








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Old June 12th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #26
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This is an amazing thread from a city I don't know much about.

From what I see in this thread I only can say that I am impressed.
Must be a great place to live in for a guy like me not that fond of busy streets and lots of open space.

One thing I really don't like are those overhead cables tough...why not put them in the ground ?
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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #27
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This is an amazing thread from a city I don't know much about.

From what I see in this thread I only can say that I am impressed.
Must be a great place to live in for a guy like me not that fond of busy streets and lots of open space.

One thing I really don't like are those overhead cables tough...why not put them in the ground ?
Thanks. The overhead cables, for the most part, run along one side of the main streets and transmission corridors; in the residential neighbourhoods they are buried. The main overhead cables that run through the main street in Mississauga City Centre probably will be buried sometime in the future but otherwise they are buried throughout MCC. I suspect they don't bury the ones that are exposed because of cost and maintenance; it's easier to maintain the cables if they are exposed as opposed to being buried.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:09 AM   #28
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More MCC condo projects that are u/c:

Onyx:




Eden (1st on left), Eve (2nd which is just about topped-off), Elle is the 3rd and is u/c:




Universal (just about done):


One Park Tower (just about done):








MCC:




Sega City (Video games, batting cages, basketball, beach vollyball, mini-golf, go-karts, etc):











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Old June 14th, 2008, 05:05 AM   #29
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Square One in MCC
From their website:
Back in 1973, Square One took shape in the middle of farmers' fields. Today it has grown to be the hub of Mississauga's City Centre.
It's a city within a city, with:

over 360 stores and services,
four major department stores - The Bay, Sears, Wal-mart and Zellers
over 40 places to eat, and
several community-based organizations
The Older Adult Centre
The Youth Centre
The Canadian Blood Services
The Open Door Centre
The Church at Square One and
The Mississauga Central Lions Club fundraising Farmer's Market.
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In the next couple of years all the ground level parking around the mall is going to be redeveloped to create a village-like setting. The owners have spent 40-50 millon dollars renovating the interior now it's time to improve its surroundings.

From Tuscani01:


They have already started on the northeastern portion.
























MCC:



















Credit River that cuts through the centre of Mississauga along Mississauga Road. There is a great biking/walking trail (about 16K: just north of Streetsville south to Port Credit and Lake Ontario) that runs, for the most part, along side the river - fantastic! The fall colours make the trek that much more enjoyable. The trail runs through various parks along the way including Erindale Park (entrance is located at Dundas and Mississauga).

This is about 5 minutes west of the City Centre.

Looking south:




Looking north:


Notice the guy fishing.


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Old June 14th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #30
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wow, more awesome photos!!
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Old June 14th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #31
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This shot was taken from Erin Mills Town Centre (near Streetsville) looking east. The skyline, for the most part, sprung-up in the past 3-4 years; it's going to get a lot more dense in the next 2-3 years. I will be taking aim.

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Old June 14th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #32
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From left to right: the third goose quacks...Stay in formation...
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Old June 15th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #33
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Businesses:
- Over 52,000 in total
- Major Head Offices: 40 of Canada's top 500 companies and 57 Fortune 500 companies
- Employees in Mississauga: 425,000

RBC






BioVail


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Microsoft


TD Bank






Bell Mobility campus






Various




Different kind of gas station re: Starbucks, Mother Tuckers, etc (Dixie and Eglinton) at least for Mississauga



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My favourite hamburger joint












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Old June 15th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #34
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Just north of the Living Arts centre, across the street from Empire Cinemas (Sq1), this is what's proposed.

"Slated for an 8.5-acre parcel of land immediately north of the Living Arts Centre (LAC), the proposed mixed use project is comprised of a 12-storey, 225-room hotel/conference centre and eight condominium towers. As well, the plan calls for live/work and retail units on Duke of York Blvd."

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From YYZER:


I will be the first to take pictures
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Old June 15th, 2008, 03:24 AM   #35
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Beautiful pictures, Jason! I live in Mississauga and am shocked at how close to home your pictures are to me. I have high hopes for MCC and I hope I'm not disappointed, though thus far everything seems to be on a good track. It will be interesting to see how the parking-lot land around Square One turns out when the redevelopment begins...
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Beautiful pictures, Jason! I live in Mississauga and am shocked at how close to home your pictures are to me. I have high hopes for MCC and I hope I'm not disappointed, though thus far everything seems to be on a good track. It will be interesting to see how the parking-lot land around Square One turns out when the redevelopment begins...
Thx. Considering all the effort, in the past few years, that a lot people and organizations have put into making MCC the best it can be and learning from the mistakes of the past, I'm sure it will not be disappointing. The next 3-5 years will be interesting to say the least.

As a by-product, so-to-speak, I'm hoping that as development and redevelopment marches on in MCC it starts to spill over westward, along Burnhamthorpe to Mavis/Creditview and south to Dundas and Hurontario and then a km in each direction; this area in particular needs some serious TLC. There are some nice neighbourhoods but there are bordered by hideous strips malls, car dealerships and a like but there has been some progress.

The Cooksville Colonnade was built recently, a new condo project is on the go and the neighbourhood (next to the bridge) pictured below. A rundown used car dealership and and some old warehouses were replaced by these townhouses - a massive improvement! A couple of others things are going on that is slowly but surely improving this area of town but time will tell...I have hope!

The new LRT along Hurontario through MCC and up to Brampton, once in place, will also reshape, dramatically if I may add, Mississauga in terms, of course, how people get around and how new neighbourhoods are built along the line, etc; I think there should be one that runs along Mavis as well.







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I think the new Confederation Parkway overpass (bridge) is going to take on a life of its own. On the northside it's pure suburbia and the southside it's going to be a wall of urbanism. When I was on the overpass and walking towards the city it really hits you when you get to the apex of the overpass, it's like stepping into another world and it's only going to get more dramatic as time moves on. Universal condo, on the right in the last picture, provides an excellent effect of massiveness as you approach the city.

Am I being too dramatic, perhaps, but that was cool...









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More offices:






Always a good day to play some cricket:






Parkside Village is going to be built in the fields in the forefront:


I just love this building...it's different for Mississauga...
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1-2 k west of Streetsville in Churchill Meadows/Erin Mills area:
Hey Jasonzed, if you want to make Mississauga sound more like a city, you should use urban nomenclature. Saying "1-2 k west of Streetsville" makes it sound like your describing an area outside of a town, not a nabe within a city.
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I just love this place. I visit annually to see performances at Stage West, and it's interesting to see the new developments every time I go. Here and Vaughan, my favourite Toronto suburbs.

Great pics
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