PHOTOS: The longest pier on Lake Ontario will be coming to Mississauga

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Published November 25, 2021 at 8:48 am

The huge Lakeview Village waterfront development in south Mississauga is going to feature the longest Canadian pier on the Great Lakes once the community is built, the developer has announced. 

At 600 metres in length, the planned pier will be the longest on Lake Ontario and is set to be “an iconic landmark for Mississauga’s waterfront,” the developer says.  

It’s significantly longer than the nearby Burlington pier, which checks in at 137 metres in length, but a great deal shorter than Chicago’s Navy Pier, which juts out more than 1,000 metres into Lake Michigan. 

Lakeview Community Partners Limited (LCPL), which is developing the 177-acre site it says will feature a state-of-the-art innovation district that aims to become “the largest hub for technology, innovation and research in Canada,” also unveiled yesterday its builder partners for Phase 1 of the massive project. 

Branthaven, Caivan, Greenpark Group, DECO, Opus Homes and Tridel will get the project off the ground and help it take shape in its early stages.  

City of Mississauga officials recently approved the Lakeview Village project, which will be built on land where the Lakeview Generating Station and its four stacks once stood. 

Lakeview Village, a mixed-use development of 8,050 new homes that’s also expected to bring some 9,000 long-term jobs to Mississauga, will be built out over the next 15-20 years. The plan calls for five per cent of the new homes, or about 400 units, to be affordable housing. 

LCPL says the ambitious project will serve as a model for sustainable mixed-use developments across the country. 

After the development was given the green light two weeks ago by the City, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said the new community will be a welcome addition to Mississauga. 

“I think we all agree this is very transformational for our city. We are building on what was brownfield, and creating something extremely cutting edge, sustainable, beautiful…with the community’s input,” she said.

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