Rogers Real Estate Development has says it will build a 60-story Mississauga building, the city’s tallest structure and the first of 10 towers in what is described to be a $1.5 billion planned community.
“Mississauga has reached an inflection point and we recognize that we have a significant role to play in how this city continues to evolve,” says Edward Rogers, whose family’s private holding company owns the M City project. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play an active role in shaping the future of a city.”
Urban Capital Property Group has been selected to lead the development of the first phase of M City, having first assisted Rogers over the past several years to win the City of Mississauga’s approval of the overall community master plan, conceived by CORE Architects.
M City’s undulating geometry results from a unique application of seven floor plates that twist the building as it rises from the corner of Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Confederation Pkwy.
“Mississauga’s ambition served as our motivation,” says Babek Eslahjou, leading the CORE Architects design team. “The city is carving out a special portion of Burnhamthorpe Rd. that houses Celebration Square, The Living Arts Centre, Square One and the LRT, and turning it into a memorable downtown core. We wanted to address this nascent urbanism, recognizing that M City plays a vital role in the formation of an urbanized centre.”
Faceted glass walls designed by CORE Architects introduce a prismatic shape to the podium, accommodating a large rooftop amenity space. There will be retail at grade, as well as two acres of public parkland.
“An iconic project of this caliber would find success in any urban centre in any country,” says Reeve. “From the striking design to the sophisticated interiors, and our future-proofed approach to integrating technology, we are raising the bar with each facet of this project”. When it comes to M City, we want to set your expectations higher,” Rogers said in a statement.
“This new development was inspired by the City of Mississauga’s Downtown 21 Plan and is part of our efforts to build a complete city – a place where people can live, work, earn an education and enjoy an unrivalled quality of life – all within their city,” says City of Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This new community will be plugged into our growing regionally-integrated transit network that will include the new 20 kilometer, 20 stops Hurontario Light Rail Transit and our extensive MiWay bus transit network that runs through the heart of Mississauga’s emerging downtown.”