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Old June 2nd, 2010, 11:03 PM   #281
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As always, your pictures are amazing. I plan on taking a trip to Mississauga just to see these towers when they are finished!
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 11:30 PM   #282
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Old June 6th, 2010, 01:39 AM   #283
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Old June 7th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #284
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Old June 8th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #286
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The balcony glass should be coming up soon, that'll definitely improve the look. Mississauga has quite the fascination with twin towers.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #287
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Mississauga has some very nice things going on, and to think I never heard of this city until I came to this site. The 3rd pic JasonZed posted looks like a snake that just swallowed a rat, that's really cool!!! I hope I get to visit this city one day...
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Mississauga has a long way to go, but is definitely moving towards becoming a real city with a vibrant core. Then again it's only about the size of Akron, Ohio so it's not realistic to expect bustling streets at this point. Square One is a big impediment to that though. If those were high street shops instead, downtown Mississauga's downtown streets would be full of people.

Right now, much of Mississauga is still a ghost town devoid of human life. Their sidewalks are deserted.
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Mississauga has a long way to go, but is definitely moving towards becoming a real city with a vibrant core. Then again it's only about the size of Akron, Ohio so it's not realistic to expect bustling streets at this point. Square One is a big impediment to that though. If those were high street shops instead, downtown Mississauga's downtown streets would be full of people.

Right now, much of Mississauga is still a ghost town devoid of human life. Their sidewalks are deserted.
But it does have a lot of spirit so that's a start
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They ruined Burnhamthorpe with the grass, trees, and bike paths.
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Do you ever see a point in time where they will re-develop Square One piece by piece? You could put retail on a street wall, with office/residential towers above it. They could build a PATH type system underneath for those that require climate control in winter. Over time, the whole thing could be taken down.

Square One is such a massive waste of space and a downtown killer. Does Mississauga have any department stores on the street or are they all in malls?
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Yes, that's an exceptional photo!
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Cladding for tower 5 arrived today at the site
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Do you ever see a point in time where they will re-develop Square One piece by piece? You could put retail on a street wall, with office/residential towers above it. They could build a PATH type system underneath for those that require climate control in winter. Over time, the whole thing could be taken down.

Square One is such a massive waste of space and a downtown killer. Does Mississauga have any department stores on the street or are they all in malls?
The parking lots are certainly going to be redeveloped but the mall itself, yes I do but only to a point; it's currently a cash cow that draws over 21 million (per the DOWNTOWN21 team) people per year so radical redevelopment is a ways away plus they just spent $40m in renovations.

As with the DOWNTOWN21 plan, the core of the mall, for the time being, can be left intact but they can certainly rid themselves of Wal-Mart and Sears at least in their current form by separating and rebuilding the stores into a more urban form including adding new office space, highrise residential, street facing retail/shops, etc. I think over time the mall will evolve into something more urban-like at best.

Whatever they build across the street from Absolute should be nothing less than spectacular but it should somehow tie into the mall so to draw the people from the mall and have them spill out to some kind of piazza with cafes/shops/events. It can work in reverse by drawing the people from the Absolute community (2000-2500 people) and surrounding area as well. Perhaps they can provide an option where the LRT can turn left on Burnhamthorpe or cut through the new development towards City Centre drive providing an indoor/outdoor LRT station within the development itself or continue on north towards Brampton. They just need to be creative and build something unique and with staying power.

I believe all the department stores are in malls.

See page 42...you can see some of the proposed new roads cut through Walmart and Sears.
http://www6.mississauga.ca/onlinemap...ter%20Plan.pdf

Walmart can be redone and along the parking lot so to allow the main entrance street to be extended to connect the other side which leads to the bus terminal.
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I'm really intrigued by this area. The idea of a mall morphing into a series of high streets is radical, but it's do-able. The argument that 21 million people visit Square One shouldn't be seen as a deterrent. The idea isn't to replace these stores with something else, it's to move them to the sidewalk. These 21 million will be visiting the same stores, but on high streets instead of inside a complex. A hybrid is probably the ideal model with the traditional 'mall' component underground.

The whole process would need to be done over many phases. Slowly take down small parts of the mall and build a regular street wall with these same retailers at street level. Can you imagine how full of life downtown Mississauga would be if those 21 million people were out on the downtown streets instead of holed up inside a box? That's 57,534 people/day walking your sidewalks.

Done right and that 21 million figure would increase substantially as people are drawn to exciting downtown streets full of people, cafes, etc. Mississauga could end up being a model for other cities right across America who are grappling with these same issues.
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I'm really intrigued by this area. The idea of a mall morphing into a series of high streets is radical, but it's do-able. The argument that 21 million people visit Square One shouldn't be seen as a deterrent. The idea isn't to replace these stores with something else, it's to move them to the sidewalk. These 21 million will be visiting the same stores, but on high streets instead of inside a complex. A hybrid is probably the ideal model with the traditional 'mall' component underground.

The whole process would need to be done over many phases. Slowly take down small parts of the mall and build a regular street wall with these same retailers at street level. Can you imagine how full of life downtown Mississauga would be if those 21 million people were out on the downtown streets instead of holed up inside a box? That's 57,534 people/day walking your sidewalks.

Done right and that 21 million figure would increase substantially as people are drawn to exciting downtown streets full of people, cafes, etc. Mississauga could end up being a model for other cities right across America who are grappling with these same issues.
isaidso, my friend, I agree 100%
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