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Standing out from the crowd in Mississauga

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Standing out from the crowd in Mississauga

Mississauga has always been a city of noteworthy accomplishments, from its inception as a city in 1974 combining the former townships of Lakeview, Cooksville, Lorne Park, Clarkson, Erindale, Sheridan, Dixie, Meadowvale Village, Malton, Port Credit and Streetsville; to being home to Canada’s longest-serving mayor, Hazel McCallion, from 1978 to 2014.

You might expect such a track record of ambition from one of the most populous – and fastest-growing – municipalities in Canada.

Covering a huge swath of land – 288 square kms, 13 km of which front Lake Ontario – Mississauga comprises many distinct neighbourhoods and communities. The former town of Port Credit, for example, once a sleepy little industrial locale, home to the iconic – and smelly – St. Lawrence Starch Co. plant from 1890 to 1990, today is a much sought-after residential area, thanks to its prized waterfront location.

Local histories

Many of these areas host annual festivals that pay respect to local histories. Streetsville, for example, holds its annual Bread and Honey Festival, paying homage to the area’s roots as a mill town. And Port Credit’s Mississauga Waterfront Festival and the Southside Shuffle blues and jazz festival display everything that the community has to offer.

With McCallion running the show over 12 consecutive terms, until she stepped aside and Bonnie Crombie won the election in 2014, Mississauga was known as a city of growth. McCallion consistently boasted she oversaw among the lowest taxes in Canada and made it easy for companies to do business there. Today, the area is home to more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, including Laura Secord Chocolates, Honeywell Aerospace, Walmart Canada and Kellogg’s Canada.

Getting around Mississauga is, well, you are travelling over a vast area, and traffic these days… But Hwys. 401, 403, 410 and the QEW all run for stretches through the city, and there’s no shortage of GO Transit and Mississauga MiWay Transit options.

Waterfront recreation

For sports and recreation, again Mississauga is blessed with numerous recreational winter and summer sports leagues with decades of local history. Using the Streetsville example again, the Vic Johnston Community Centre dates back to 1961, and sits adjacent to Memorial Park and the Credit River.

And, following the Credit River down to Port Credit, Memorial Arena is another beautiful old barn, sitting adjacent to Memorial Park and facing Lake Ontario. The park itself serves as host location for some of the area’s largest festivals.

Then there’s the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly Hershey Centre), where the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads play, and which also is home to a number of community rinks.

Location, location, location

• More than 288.42 square kms, 13 kms fronting Lake Ontario; bounded by Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Toronto and Lake Ontario

Key landmarks

• Living Arts Centre

• Mississauga Celebration Square

• Paramount Fine Foods Centre

• Sheridan College Business School

• Square One Shopping Centre

• University of Toronto Mississauga

Select housing developments

20/Twenty Towns by Consulate Development Group

Eleven 11 Clarkson by Saxon Developments

Jewels of the Meadows by Ideal Developments

Lakeview Village by Lakeview Community Partners

Parc Towns by The Daniels Corporation

The Clarkson Urban Towns by Haven Developments

Tuxedo Park by Maple Valley Development Corp.


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Mississauga is standing out from the crowd

Mississauga is standing out from the crowd

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Mississauga is standing out from the crowd

Mississauga has always been a city of noteworthy accomplishments, from its inception as a city in 1974 combining the former townships of Lakeview, Cooksville, Lorne Park, Clarkson, Erindale, Sheridan, Dixie, Meadowvale Village, Malton, Port Credit and Streetsville; to being home to Canada’s longest-serving mayor, Hazel McCallion, from 1978 to 2014.

And now, literally at the time of writing, the City was hosting a Town Hall on seeking independence from the Region of Peel.

You might expect such a track record of ambition from one of the most populous – and fastest-growing – municipalities in Canada.

Covering a huge swath of land – 288 square kms, 13 km of which front Lake Ontario – Mississauga comprises many distinct neighbourhoods and communities. The former town of Port Credit, for example, once a sleepy little industrial locale, home to the iconic – and smelly – St. Lawrence Starch Co. plant from 1890 to 1990, today is a much sought-after residential area, thanks to its prized waterfront location.

Local histories

Many of these areas host annual festivals that pay respect to local histories. Streetsville, for example, holds its annual Bread and Honey Festival, paying homage to the area’s roots a mill town. And Port Credit’s Mississauga Waterfront Festival and the Southside Shuffle blues and jazz festival display everything that community has to offer.

With McCallion running the show over 12 consecutive terms, until she stepped aside and Bonnie Crombie won the election in 2014, Mississauga was known as a city of growth. McCallion consistently boasted she oversaw among the lowest taxes in Canada and made it easy for companies to do business there. Today, the area is home to more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, including Laura Secord Chocolates, Honeywell Aerospace, Walmart Canada and Kellogg’s Canada.

Succession

As for seeking its independence from Peel, Crombie’s office points to the following as motivation:

Population: Mississauga has the population to warrant becoming an independent city similar to other large municipalities such as Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa.

Stability: Mississauga is fiscally strong, has strong resident support and has the necessary capacity and experience to operate as an independent city.

Municipal service: A number of duplications, barriers and complexities in municipal service delivery could be eliminated if Mississauga became an independent city.

Future city building: As an independent City, Mississauga would have full autonomy to focus on City initiatives related to its future growth and development.

Cost: Mississauga pays 60 per cent of the overall property tax levy, yet owns only 29 per cent of regional roads.

Getting around Mississauga is, well, you are travelling over a vast area, and traffic these days… But Hwys 401, 403, 410 and the QEW all run for stretches through the city, and there’s no shortage of GO Transit and Mississauga MiWay Transit options.

For sports and recreation, again Mississauga is blessed with numerous recreational winter and summer sports leagues with decades of local history. Using the Streetsville example again, the Vic Johnston Community Centre dates back to 1961, and sits adjacent to Memorial Park and the Credit River.

And, following the Credit River down to well, Port Credit, Memorial Arena is another beautiful old barn, sitting adjacent to Memorial Park and facing Lake Ontario. The park itself serves as host location for some of the area’s largest festivals.

Then there’s the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly Hershey Centre), where the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads play, and which also is home to a number of community rinks.

Location, location, location

More than 288.42 square kms, 13 kms fronting Lake Ontario; bounded by Oakville, Milton, Brampton, Toronto and Lake Ontario

Key landmarks

• Square One Shopping Centre

• Mississauga Celebration Square

• Living Arts Centre

• Paramount Fine Foods Centre

• University of Toronto Mississauga

• Sheridan College Business School

Select condo projects

Aspire Condominiums by Conservatory Group

Daniels City Centre by The Daniels Corporation

Edge Towers by Solmar Development Corp.

Exchange District by Camrost Felcorp

Pinnacle Grand Park 2 by Pinnacle International

TANU Condos by Edenshaw Developments


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Edge Towers

Solmar Developments begins construction at Edge Towers in Mississauga

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Solmar Developments begins construction at Edge Towers in Mississauga

Solmar Development Corp. Is a family business that has a 30-year track record of excellent customer service building elegant, luxury new homes and condominiums all over southern Ontario.

The company celebrated the official start of construction of Edge Towers, a three-tower luxury residential condominium project located on Hurontario Street, just steps from Burnhamthorpe and Square One in downtown Mississauga.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie joined the Solmar team at the ground-breaking ceremony last month. She spoke about Mississauga being the third largest city in Ontario and used her latest catch phrase, “Mississauga means jobs” when speaking to the attendees at the event.

The Mayor spoke about the importance of creating new jobs, attracting opportunity for new and existing Mississauga residents that will lead to prosperity. “Last year alone,” she said, “the City of Mississauga was directly involved in the creation of up to 4,500 new jobs. A future driver of Mississauga business’ success is the new Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) that will be located right next to Edge Towers. More than 3,800 businesses and 78,000 jobs currently rely on this line today, and those numbers are expected to grow to one quarter of all employment in Mississauga, or nearly 130,000 jobs, in the future.”

Today, an important component defining the value of new condominium locations is the proximity to public transit. Since Edge Towers is also located just steps from the Cooksville GO station, commuters will have convenient access to both local amenities with the LRT and anywhere on the Metrolinx GO train system, including Union Station and the airport.

Scott Davie, president of Davie Real Estate, the Broker selling Edge Towers says, “Edge residents won’t need transportation to enjoy most local amenities. Edge Towers is walking distance to world class shopping at Square One, trendy restaurants like Earl’s and Bier Market, cool markets like Whole foods, and meeting places like Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Other local amenities within walking distance include Sheridan College, the Living Arts Centre, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Residents can experience a downtown Toronto lifestyle at half the price.”

A second major component to defining value in a new condominium is the quality of the finishes and workmanship, and the customer service. The first impression of visitors to Edge Towers will be a luxuriously appointed lobby with 24-hour concierge and elegant marble and granite finishes in neutral tones. This timeless elegance theme will run through all of the luxury amenities, which include guest suites, party room with wraparound rooftop terrace and barbecues, gym, yoga studio, movie theatre, Wi-Fi lounge, games room, and a Galleria.

The interior suite finishes are also exceptional. They include nine-ft. smooth ceilings, luxury fully integrated, stainless steel kitchen appliances, full size stackable front loading washer and dryers, quartz countertops, frameless glass shower doors, and frameless mirror closet doors. Solmar pays attention to the details with features such as larger baseboards and casings.

Edge Tower 2 suites are currently selling, ranging in size from 492 to more than 1.400 sq. ft., and are available as one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den, and three-bedroom designs.

Edge T2 offers the advantage of a higher level of quality, a better location, and a better incentive program, including free parking, free locker, free assignment, a 15-per-cent deposit over 18 months (plus five per cent at occupancy), and a low lot levy cap. It’s always nice to have an advantage when buying real estate.

Visit the Edge T2 designer-decorated model suite at the Presentation Centre, located at 24 Elm Dr. West in Mississauga. The Presentation Centre is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays.


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Edge T2: New Release of Suites

New release of suites at Solmar’s Edge T2 in Mississauga

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New release of suites at Solmar’s Edge T2 in Mississauga

After the successful sale of the first of three Towers near Burnhamthorpe and Hurontario in Mississauga, sales have officially begun for Edge T2. Due to overwhelming demand, Solmar has now released more suites for sale on both higher and lower floors.

Available suites at Edge T2 range from 492 to over 1,400 square feet. Sales were fuelled by an amazing incentive program which included: free parking, free locker, free assignment; low lot levy cap, the ability to rent during occupancy, and a 15 per cent initial deposit spread out over 18 months.

Location was also a major contributor to the successful sales of the first batch of suites at Edge T2. According to the City, the major area for population growth in Mississauga over the next few years, by far, will be in the downtown core, surrounding Square One.

The guest speaker at the Edge T2 Grand Opening was Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and she spoke about the new LRT that will be running right in front of Edge Towers, and will connect all of Peel, from north to south, with over 20 kilometres of rapid, reliable transit.

“Edge Towers is positioned well for the major growth coming to Mississauga, especially considering the GO Train station is a five-minute walk away, offering efficient travel to Union Station and the Airport.”

The Mayor went on to say, “Mississauga is known to have a great supply of educated and skilled workers, and is already home to over 60 Fortune 500 companies.

“This is one factor that makes Mississauga a sought after destination of many international companies, and the fact is that they are bringing many new jobs to the City.”

Edge T2 is also just a short walk to the world class, luxury shopping at Square One, with shops like Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, and Rolex.

Local residents can also walk to neighbourhood restaurants like Earl’s and Bier Market, as well as Whole Foods, Starbucks, and Sheridan College.

The attendees of the Grand Opening had an opportunity to speak with the developer and his team, and learn about Solmar’s commitment to building a new standard of luxury in Mississauga, one that will make Edge Towers the best quality condominiums on the main downtown corridor of Mississauga for years to come.

Solmar Developments is an Italian family-run business that takes a special pride in what they build, and has been in business for over 30 years.

Attendees of the event had a chance to view the Designer decorated model suite that featured standard finishes like nine foot smooth ceilings, superior quality stainless steel and fully integrated kitchen appliances, full-size front loading washer and dryers, quartz and marble counter tops, and frameless glass shower doors.

The building amenities will also be very luxurious beginning with a lobby that resembles a high end hotel with 24 hour concierge, and include guest suites, party room with fire feature and barbeques, gym, yoga studio, games room, WiFi-lounge, and a galleria.

To view the floor plans and the designer-decorated model suite, and to receive pricing, visit the Presentation Centre, located at 24 Elm Drive West in Mississauga. The Presentation Centre is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays.

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