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Lakeview Village springs to life with hoarding showcasing local artists

Lakeview Village springs to life with hoarding showcasing local artists

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Lakeview Village springs to life with hoarding showcasing local artists

Lakeview Community Partners Ltd., the consortium behind the massive development Lakeview Village in Mississauga, has erected an extensive hoarding around the site featuring the art of 19 selected GTA artists.

Lakeview Community Partners and Artscape Atelier enlisted the local artists for more than $100,000 in paid work opportunities at Lakeview Village, the transformative 177-acre mixed-use community coming to Mississauga’s waterfront. The completed pieces comprise more than 1,600 linear feet of artistic works situated near a massive field of sunflowers set to bloom at the project site this summer.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, centre, with the Lakeview Community Partners Ltd. team, at the site of Lakeview Village.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, centre, with the Lakeview Community Partners Ltd. team, at the site of Lakeview Village.

“We are excited to collaborate with Artscape and local artists to create a beautiful and immersive way for community members and visitors to enjoy the Lakeview Village site during the construction process and beyond,” says Brian Sutherland, drirector of development, Argo Development Corp., and development lead for Lakeview Village. “We are passionate about placemaking and look forward to welcoming the community back to experience the magic of a horizon of sunflowers at our site again this summer, this time with the stunning integration of original art honouring the waterfront.”

For more on the project, which ultimately will deliver 8,000 new housing units, read the In Conversation With … Brian Sutherland, Director of Development, Argo Development Corp. article.

“We were impressed with the caliber of submissions by each of these artists,” says Assaf Weisz, chief strategy officer, Artscape. “Now more than ever, artists have an important role to play in bringing our shared spaces to life. Together, these pieces will anchor the site in its historical roots, convey messages of healing for our present condition, and introduce a hopeful image of the future. We look forward to seeing their work at the Lakeview Village site throughout the summer months.”

Each of the artworks are installed on the redevelopment site of Lakeview Village, a sustainable mixed-use community and four-season waterfront destination on the former site of the Lakeview Generation Station. Arts and culture will be a central component of the future development, which will combine diverse housing options, with office space, retail and restaurants, trails, parks and greenspace, and cultural and recreational amenities – all connected to transit and the nearby 64-acre Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area.

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Mississauga is standing out from the crowd

Mississauga – standing out from the crowd

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Mississauga – 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.

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 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

Amber at Pinnacle Uptown & Perla Towers at Pinnacle Uptown by Pinnacle International

Brightwater by DiamondCorp.

Brightwater by Dream

Brightwater by Fram+Slokker

Brightwater by Kilmer Group

Canopy Towers by Liberty Development Corp.

Condominiums at Square One District by The Daniels Corporation

Exchange District by Camrost Felcorp

Lakeview Village by Lakeview Community Partners

Oro at Edge Towers by Solmar Development Corp.

Tanu Condos by Edenshaw Developments

Westport Condos By Edenshaw Developments


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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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