M City

M City to anchor $1.5-bil master-planned community in Mississauga

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Plans are already underway for the 60-storey, 784 unit M City tower, which will sit at the corner of Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway, becoming Mississauga’s tallest building. The tower is the first of 10 in a $1.5 billion, master-planned community.

Leading the development of the first phase of M City is Urban Capital Property Group, which worked with Rogers Real Estate Development Limited over the past several years to win the City of Mississauga’s approval of the 15-acre community’s master plan. Designed by CORE Architects, M City features undulating geometry using seven floor plates to twist the building as it rises. The design was meant to create the impression of fluid movement and lightness of mass.

“M City’s tower will be instantly recognizable, but equal attention and care was given to the podium, which anchors the project,” said Mark Reeve, partner at Urban Capital Property Group, in a press release. “Not only does the podium enable the lifestyle component of the building, but it defines how this and future phases interact with the streetscape and the fine grain network of blocks that characterize the master plan.”

The podium features faceted glass walls designed by CORE Architects. These walls introduce a prismatic shape to the space, which accommodates a large rooftop amenity space. During the summer, this space will feature a pool and kids splay zone and splash pad, but during the winter, the terrace transforms into a rooftop skating rink. The podium of the tower will feature retail space, while the exterior of the development will boast over two acres of public parkland. The development will also feature lounges, a gym and yoga/spinning room, among other benefits. All the amenities, common areas and suites in M City were designed by Cecconi Simone.

“It was important that the interiors and amenities achieved the same attributes as the architecture: fluidity, movement, excitement,” said Elaine Cecconi, partner, Cecconi Simone. “The amenities flow from interior to exterior and the spaces are not simply square or straight but are sculpted in angular planes defined with different materials. Floor finishes wrap up walls, planes are folded and twisted, sunlight and artificial light are manipulated to enhance the spaces.”

Suites will feature sleep designs and range from 400 to 1,300 square feet in one bedroom, one plus den, two bedroom and two plus den configurations, ranging from $199,900 to over $700,000.

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