The Mississauga City Centre skyline is about to grow taller as work progresses on the first two towers of the M City community from Rogers Real Estate Development Ltd. and Urban Capital Property Group. The project's first phases are a pair of 60-storey Core Architects-designed towers that will soon rise from the east end of the 15-acre development site at Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway.

Facing southwest across the M City site, image by Forum contributor khaldoon

We last checked in on construction roughly six weeks ago, when a pair of pits were being excavated for the initial pair of towers. Digging for these pits progressed at an impressive rate with the help of a procession of dump trucks, with the site's ample staging area allowing dozens of these trucks to queue up at a time for maximum efficiency.

Facing southwest across the M City site, image by Forum contributor khaldoon

The next big step forward for the site was recorded in late March, when tower cranes were installed at the base of both excavated pits. On Monday evening, a second tower crane was installed for the first phase's south tower—known as M2—in a careful operation assisted by a large mobile crane. Meanwhile, preparations are underway to install a second crane in the M1 pit to the north. Due to the large footprint of the towers' podiums, each site requires two cranes to cover their build areas. 

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

The community will be redefining the Mississauga skyline in the coming years as the site is built out with up to ten towers. The first pair now under construction will stand as Mississauga's tallest once completed, overshadowing the 50 and 56-storey towers of current title-holders at Absolute World. Even greater heights are planned in the near future, with the upcoming M3 tower set to soar 77 storeys into the local skyline.

M1 and M2 at M City, image courtesy of Rogers/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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