With numerous developments taking place and planned throughout the greater Toronto area, opportunities abound in western Mississauga. Sajecki Planning, on behalf of Edenshaw Developments Limited, has submitted a proposal to do just that. The Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendments provide for the conversion of a site at 49 South Service Road into a residential tower at the southeast corner of the site at Hurontario Street and Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). The design by Kirkor Architects Planners envisages staggered trapezoidal balconies that would make a striking change to the neighborhood’s skyline.
Looking north towards 49 South Service Road designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Edenshaw Developments Limited
The site is north of South Service Road, immediately east of Hurontario Street and south of the QEW. As of this writing, there is a two-story building on the site and buildings that are vacant but previously functioned as the Ontario Provincial Police Station. Part of the Mineola neighborhood, 49 South Service Road is directly north of low-density residential and commercial buildings. On the other side of the QEW, less than a kilometer north is Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital. The proposal also lies along the route of the Hurontario LRT line, which is currently under construction. Proponents note that the development would be ideal for motorists, public transport users and pedestrians.
Looking northwest of the subject site and surrounding area, image by UT Forums contributor Tim MacDonald
Edenshaw’s proposal would result in a high-density residential building with 26 floors and a height of 90.5 m. The gross floor area of 21,348 m² would support 352 units. Four of the residential units would have discrete entrances on the east side of the ground floor, part of a five-story podium. The podium would have terracotta colored accent trim meant to blend in with the surroundings. The tower part would start on the sixth level with a unique appearance thanks to its balconies. The tower would stand at a sufficient distance from existing neighboring buildings that its shadow on other nearby residential buildings would be negligible.
The proposed podium and lower tower for 49 South Service Road designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Edenshaw Developments Limited
The southwest side of the lot would feature 1,000 sq ft of recreational space, with enhanced streetscapes along South Service Road and landscaping around the lot line to both improve the appearance of the lot and provide privacy for the lower level units. There would also be two entry points from the South Service Road for vehicles. Below, a three-storey underground car park would offer 137 parking spaces, including 35 spaces for visitors. In addition, 229 bicycle parking spaces are available.
Northwest isometric view of the proposed tower and surrounding area, image from submission to the City of Mississauga
With a podium to blend in with its surroundings and a trapezoidal tower to stand out, proponents argue that 49 South Service Road would simultaneously look to the neighborhood’s past and a future of Mississauga development and intensification.
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