Construction for the $1.5-billion M City Community project officially broke ground on May 29th in Mississauga. This uniquely designed complex in the heart of downtown reinforces Mississauga’s growth into a vibrant and urban city.
Once complete, the M City community will feature 10 distinctive residential condominiums and more than two acres of public parkland. The project is a “city-within-a-city” environment, where future residents will enjoy the close proximity to neighbours, a variety of public transit routes (including the upcoming Hurontario LRT line expected to be completed in 2022)1, and public spaces, such as the Square One Shopping Centre. Phase 1 of the project includes a 60-storey twisting tower – soon to be the tallest building in Mississauga2. The building will include 784 units and several amenities, such as a 24-hour concierge service, a green roof, an outdoor swimming pool, and a skating rink. This phase is scheduled for completion by 2021.
Smith + Andersen is engaged as the mechanical and electrical consultants for Phase 1 of the project, and are assisting with future phases of development as well. Footprint, a member of the Smith + Andersen Group of Companies, is engaged as the sustainability consultant. Efficiency and sustainability are prioritized in various aspects of the design, while providing the utmost comfort to future tenants. Electrical and mechanical systems are designed to be integrated in and around the podium of the tower – allowing plenty of space on the top of the building for residents to enjoy. High efficiency condensing boilers and variable chillers are also incorporated in the heating and cooling services. A sloshing tank will reduce the sway effect in the high-rise and provide a secondary source of fire protection for the building. LED lighting, while efficient distribution reduces energy consumption requirements.
Smith + Andersen is pleased to be part of the milestone project that will transform the downtown core of Mississauga. The team, along with the rest of the city, is eager to see the project grow as construction progresses.
For more information on the M City Project, check out:
Urban Toronto (May 29, 2018): $1.5 Billion M City Community Breaks Ground in Mississauga
CBC News (May 28, 2018): How Mississauga's 10-tower, $1.5B condo complex could reshape the city's future