Things are moving fast at the site of Rogers Real Estate Development Ltd. and Urban Capital Property Group's eight-tower, 15-acre, 4.3 million ft² master-planned M City community at Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway in Mississauga. Last month, a ground breaking ceremony kicked off work for the community's flagship 77-storey third phase, M3 at M City, while construction at the first pair of 60-storey condominium towers—M1 and M2—is now far enough along that we are now seeing their shape come together, and the first of the exterior finishes.

Looking across M City site with M3 excavation in foreground and rising M1 and M2 in background, image by Forum contributor khaldoon

Rising at the northeast edge of the site, the first pair of Core Architects-designed condo towers have been under construction since early 2018. Excavation of twin pits for the north tower 'M1' and south tower 'M2' wrapped up in Summer, 2019, followed by the forming of underground levels through late 2019. The first above-grade construction was recorded just shy of one year ago, and over 12 months of work later, the unique geometry of the buildings' massing is becoming apparent.

M1 and M2 at M City, image by Forum contributor drum118

Forming of the six-storey podiums has been a complex and gradual process involving one-off forms for the shifting floor-plates, requiring complicated structural elements to stabilize the accordion-like massing. While forming for some podium sections continues. the central tower volumes have recently emerged from the mix. In the coming months, the distinctive crimped and twisting tower massing will also become apparent.

Burnhamthorpe Road frontage, M1 & M2 at M City, image by Forum contributor drum118

As forming begins to carry the towers skyward, recent views from closer to street-level show the first exterior finishes have been installed. The window wall system—with vision glass and spandrel panels framed in dark aluminum mullions—serves as the primary building envelope, although it will be partially hidden behind balcony railings eventually.

Cladding at M1 and M2 at M City, image by Forum contributor drum118

When complete, M1 & M2 will temporarily take the crown as Mississauga's tallest buildings with shared heights of 198 metres, or 649 feet, beating out reigning title-holder Absolute World's 56-storey, 179.5 metre/589 foot tower, which has been the 905's tallest tower since 2011. With excavation already underway for the 260-metre-tall IBI Group-designed third phase M3, once it rises high enough, the title of Mississauga's tallest will then change hands yet again.

M1 and M2 (R) and M3 (L), image courtesy of Rogers/Urban Capital

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