Excavation is progressing where the two tallest buildings in Mississauga—a pair of 60-storey Core Architects-designed towers—will soon be under construction at the east end of the 15-acre site at Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway. Several months of digging has now formed a pair of large pits for the first phases of the M City community from Rogers Real Estate Development Ltd. and Urban Capital Property Group.

Aerial view of M City site, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

The excavation process here has not been typical for most Toronto digs, as the soil here is a particularly thin layer. With the bedrock located just a few feet underground, less shoring was required here to hold back the surrounding loose soils, but braking up the rock to be hauled away takes more time than just scoping up those soils. A wide open staging area has provided space for a sizeable number of dump trucks to assemble without taking up lanes on the surrounding streets.

Fleet of trucks at M City site, image by Forum contributor khaldoon

Bisecting the pair of pits is where one of the new roads will run that will connect the interior of the community to the existing road network. While the new roadway currently looks like a causeway bordered by cliffs, it will eventually be an urban side street bounded by 'M1' and 'M2' towers and their podiums, and they represent Mississauga's intention to create a more walkable core that has been planned more for the car until recently.

Aerial view of M City site, image by Forum contributor Jasonzed

The initial pair of towers at M City will surpass Absolute World's 50- and 56-storey towers as Mississauga's tallest buildings. An even taller third phase will follow. M City will eventually add a total of 10 new towers to the Mississauga skyline once fully realized.

M1 & M2 at M City, image courtesy of Rogers Real Estate/Urban Capital

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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