Waterfront property now part of award-winning sustainability development in Mississauga
Published March 14, 2022 at 8:49 am
A Mississauga development has earned high accolades before it has been built for its commitment to sustainable living.
Lakeview Village, a 177-acre site along the east Mississauga waterfront, has received the Award of Excellence for Sustainable Development in the 2022 National Urban Design Awards.
The awards recognize individuals, organizations, firms, and projects that have contributed to enhancing the quality of life and the sustainability of Canadian communities through exceptional and thoughtful urban design.
“The proposed reduction in energy consumption centred around wastewater heat recovery and a district level energy plant is commendable,” noted the jury behind Lakeview Village’s selection. “The ’15-minute city’ is walkable and socially sustainable, and the myriad of practical, proven green technologies all come together to make this a model for future sustainable development.”
A 15-minute city is term used to describe an urban concept where most daily necessities can be accomplished by either walking or cycling from residents’ homes “within 15-minutes.”
The project is located on the former Lakeview Power Generating Station lands, located in Mississauga’s Lakeview community (where the four large smokestacks once stood).
Before it was shutdown in 2005 the hydroelectric plant was considered one of the greatest contributors to pollution in Southern Ontario because of its coal-fired energy generating process.
Brian Sutherland, Vice-President of Development Argo Development Corporation and development lead for Lakeview Village, said the project will transform a place that harmed the lakeshore ecosystem through industrial pollution into a sustainable, future-ready community.
“This award represents our approach and big picture thinking with Lakeview Village, which is to bring one of the world’s most sustainable waterfront communities to the shores of Mississauga,” Sutherland said.
Once complete, the project will contain:
- 8,050 residential units, including over 400 affordable units
- 180,000 sq. ft. of commercial space
- 67 acres of waterfront land dedicated to the City for parks, employment and cultural use
- 27 acres of overall parkland
- Over 14 acres of employment lands
- Projected up to 1.5 million sq. ft. of employment space
- Over 5.5 kilometres of new bike lanes including a new waterfront trail connection
Construction is expected to begin later in 2022 and take a year to complete.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies