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The city (incorporated about 35-40 years ago) is located just west of Toronto with a population of just over 700,000 people. The city is trying to reinvent itself from being a suburb (which, unfortunately, has some less than inspiring sub divisions and industrial parks), to more of an urban centre with a genuine and vibrant downtown. Some of the more traditional village type communities include Streetsville and Port Credit. IMO - By far the most scenic street is Mississauga Road starting from Britannia and Mississauga Road (Queen Street) in Streetsville south to Port Credit; it's like a country road with a lot of great turn-offs, access to parks and great views of the Credit River (which flows into Lake Ontario).

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What the Mississauga City Centre (MCC) might look like within the next 10 years. There are currently about 9-10 towers u/c in MCC ranging from 30-56 storeys with no less than 30+ proposed ranging from 30-60 storeys.







Current Skyline (or part of):






Widesuites:






Parkside Village:


First tower of the new urban village


The Absolute World Project (buildings 4 and 5) which is currently under construction.


The Absolute Community (buildings 1,2 and 3)




One Park Tower (one of my favourites):


Various:
















Kariya Park:







Streetsville Village:
















Bread and Honey Festival and Parade from June 7th:



















more to come...
 

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I saw Mississauga's new downtown for the first time in years. Remember the early 80s when Square One was all by it's lonesome along with some fields and the transmission towers?
 

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Kariya park! It has to be one of the most unique parks in Mississauga.
The Jubilee garden by the city centre is quite pretty as well.
 

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this is incredible, by the way it sounds, I would have bet my money on a small-medium mountain town or somwhere remote-ville! it's really great, good eye-opener!
 

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I saw Mississauga's new downtown for the first time in years. Remember the early 80s when Square One was all by it's lonesome along with some fields and the transmission towers?
I moved to Mississauga in '97 and not much was happening in terms of new development particularly in MCC but the past 5 years have been amazing.
 

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Kariya park! It has to be one of the most unique parks in Mississauga.
The Jubilee garden by the city centre is quite pretty as well.
Excellent park as well.

Vision for MCC Parks and Open Spaces

The link below provides a good illustration of what's to come re: parks and open spaces in MCC. The new parks cut through the new Daniels community and soon-to-be built Parkside Village (20+ towers, office space, restaurants, hotel, etc). It also shows the improvements that are coming (or proposed)for the area around the Civic Centre/City Hall, Library, Arts Centre, etc.

http://www5.mississauga.ca/rec&parks...y_Centre_h.pdf

 

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More Streetsville with pictures along the way to Port Credit down Mississauga Road

Bread and Honey Marathon from today












































Down Mississauga Road with some pit stops:











University of Toronto in Mississauga:
















I like the trees




Someone built themselves castle like homes - I love it.




Port Credit
























































Mississauga City Centre area




Central Library


City Hall




A few of the condo projects under construction in MCC

Eve:


Ultra Ovation:




U/C in Port Credit:


More to come including: Arts, theatre, business, shopping centres, attractions, new neighbourboods, resturants, etc
 

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Great thread-- really shows the revolutionary changes in Canadian suburbs (Vancouver and Ontario in particular) which are making Canadian cities a unique mix of American and Asian/European urban planning and design principles.
 

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Great thread-- really shows the revolutionary changes in Canadian suburbs (Vancouver and Ontario in particular) which are making Canadian cities a unique mix of American and Asian/European urban planning and design principles.
Parkside Village may be a good example of your point per the following blurb from the developers (Amacon) per their marketing booklet:

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2003 -30 acres of land acquired by Amacon in MCC
2003 - Urban Planning: Amacon hires world-renowned urban planning firm Urban Strategies. Urban Strategies proposes a plan that integrates a greater number of mixed-use spaces, pedestrian-friendly walkways, parks and streets conducive to vibrant lifestyles - the first urban village in Mississauga.
2005 - Municipal planners and officials meet on the west coast to study the Vancouver model. The agenda, principles in architecture and urban planning.
2008 - Sales office opens
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In another part of MCC, Amacon recently completed a 30+ tower (Eden), a 2nd 30+ tower (Eve (pictured above)) is just about done and a 3rd 30+ tower has just started (Elle).

MCC has changed quite a bit in the past 5 years, in 5 years time, MCC will look much different from today and vastly different in 10 years time - all for the better! Not to be overly dramatic but, in my mind, we are experiencing the birth of a city - exciting times!
 

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A new addition to the Credit Valley Hospital (west-end south/west of Streetsville) one of the main hospitals in Mississauga:















1-2 k west of Streetsville in Churchill Meadows/Erin Mills area:




















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Hershey Sports Zone:
This new edition includes 4 indoor soccer fields (not full size), 4 indoor basketball courts and a serious gymnastics facility. This is probably one of the best community sports facilities in the GTA.





The main hockey rink at the Hershey centre (this probably should have built in MCC but....

Along with the above facility this area includes 8 additional hockey rinks, an outdoor soccer field and an outdoor skateboarding park.
 

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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
 
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