Mississauga developer plans 462 rental unit complex with an urban farm

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Published July 5, 2022 at 11:52 am

Rendering via Ahmed Group

Two former retail store properties in the east end of Mississauga could be re-developed into two residential towers with an urban farm.

The Ahmed Group of Companies (Ahmed Group), a family-owned real estate investment firm, announced plans for property at 1000 and 1024 Dundas St. E. A furniture store currently occupies 1024 Dundas St. E., and the other property was a used car dealership.

Ahmed is proposing two towers of 16 and 20 storeys over a four-storey podium that will bring a total of 462 rental units to Mississauga. The mixed-use development would feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, green space, community space, and an urban farm.

Ahmed Group has engaged WZMH Architects to create the purpose-built rental development. The plan is for a walkable community with ground-level commercial space for retail and office use to support current and future businesses in the area.

1000 dundas street east

The properties are currently retail locations. Photo via Google Maps

Moe Ahmed, president and CEO of Ahmed Group, said he wants to bring more housing to his community.

“My father came to this country as an immigrant to chase his dreams and raise his family here,” said Ahmed. “I was born in Toronto, raised in Mississauga and have never left. My wife and I are proud to live in Mississauga with our families. We want more families, seniors, students and young professionals to have the opportunity to reside here.”

He also wants to address low vacancy rates in Peel.

“We’re in the midst of a housing supply crisis here in Peel, and frankly all over the province. We see this proposed development of our properties at 1000 and 1024 Dundas as a logical step in doing our part to help tackle the lack of housing availability,” said Ahmed. “Few places have been more impacted by the housing crisis in this country than the GTHA and the Ahmed Group is dedicated to providing quality rental options.”

Ahmed Group hasn’t submitted the project proposal to city so it could be several years away from being built.

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