Mississauga’s Architectural Landmarks

Driving through the Mississauga area, one can’t help but notice the most prominent feature of the skyline: those curvy twin condo towers that seem to undulate into one another, rising from the midst of Mississauga’s downtown core. Officially, they are called Absolute World Towers, but locally they are better known as Marilyn Monroe, in reference to their voluptuous shape. Designed by Beijing based architect Ma Yansong, the groundbreaking design was chosen from over six hundred entries in an international competition that was hosted by the project’s developers, Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen. The result is hands-down one of the most unique residential buildings in the entire country, not just the greater Toronto area. Inside and out, it’s a work of art. Instantly recognizable from a distance, it’s just as stunning on the inside, with no two floors exactly the same, and each unit featuring stunning views of the city, Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. The development itself was meant to be self-contained, and residents can enjoy almost thirty thousand square feet of amenities that include a billiard room, a two-story fitness center complete with an indoor running track and a full time personal trainer, activity director, on-site concierge, racquet courts, a sauna, indoor pools, hot tub and an outdoor swimming pool complete with a fireplace for lounging on cool autumn nights, three party rooms, meeting rooms, board rooms, a private cinema, a car wash and six levels of underground parking … and the list goes on. Most definitely Mississauga’s slickest address, Absolute Towers offers residents convenience at its finest, but it’s not hard on the eyes, either.

One Park Tower

One Park Tower is yet another luxury condo building, and at thirty eight stories, it held the honor of being Mississauga’s tallest residential structure until Absolute Towers (aka Marilyn Monroe) was built. Its design is classic, sophisticated, and not dissimilar to the gothic style of Manhattan’s Empire State Building, with striking architectural features that include massive stone gargoyles that look out over the eighth and thirty-second floors. Packed with high-end amenities, residents can enjoy the Club 38 penthouse lounge, complete with library, plasma screens, gaming tables and an Internet café. There is an aquatic center on the main floor, a virtual golf center on the second floor, a third floor terrace garden, several meeting rooms, party rooms and much, much more. It’s currently the third tallest building in Mississauga, and easily one of the city’s most prestigious addresses.

Mississauga Living Arts Centre

The Mississauga Living Arts Centre is a combination gallery and performing arts facility, its two buildings featuring the best of live theatre, musical performances, art installations and more. The building itself was designed by renowned German architect Eberhardt Zeidler: Zeidler is well known in the architectural community for his groundbreaking designs of Ontario Place and the Toronto Eaton Centre, Queen’s Quay Terminal, and many more iconic buildings in the greater Toronto area. The exterior of the building is striking, and features exterior sections composed of exposed concrete as well as glass and steel facades. Several permanent built-in installations can be seen here as well, such as a three-story high stained glass creation that serves as the centerpiece of the building’s main atrium. Though it’s not scraping the Mississauga sky, the Living Arts Centre stands as one of the city’s most outstanding landmarks and is as much a part of its identity and culture as any of the aforementioned structures. Located just a stone’s throw from One Park Tower, it’s a marvel of design that plays host to some of Canada’s most respected talent, as beautiful to behold as it is a joy to experience.

Mississauga City Hall

Mississauga City Hall has won more awards for design and architecture than any other building in the area, though many local residents might not agree of its design worthiness. Its postmodern aesthetic is meant to reflect the region’s agricultural past: the main building represents the farmhouses that were common to the area a century ago. The clock tower represents a windmill, the cylindrical building which houses the council chamber symbolizes a silo, and the sprawling main building a barn. Inside you’ll find a wedding chapel, banquet facilities, meeting rooms and a conservatory, as well as all of Mississauga’s public offices. Outside is Celebration Square, the meeting point for all of the city’s grandest events, and where Mississauga residents come to enjoy concerts, festivals and observe holidays such as Canada Day and New Year’s Eve.

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Mississauga: World-Class Business Hub

Home to the headquarters of more than seventy of Canada’s Fortune 500 companies as well as over thirteen hundred multinational firms, Mississauga is a prime destination for global businesses looking to make waves in the Canadian market. Far from being ‘just a suburb of Toronto’, Mississauga has every business amenity covered, and then some: World-class hotels, excellent proximity to Toronto’s Pearson airport, and a relatively hassle-free commute to downtown Toronto make it an attractive destination for continent-hopping CEO’s. For those looking to expand or develop, Mississauga boasts more than twenty-eight million square feet of dedicated office space and over two thousand acres of vacant land ready to be reimagined. The city is also home to some of the country’s top executive talent, as the vibrant business community continues to attract a workforce that is as dynamic as it is diverse. World leaders in industries that focus on high tech, IT technologies, life sciences, financial services, pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, hotel operations, food and beverage, retail and more make their headquarters here, and it’s no surprise to anybody that their numbers continue to grow. It’s due in no small part to the city’s economic developers, who put a great deal of effort into attracting global business leaders, making it easy for them to settle, grow and expand in a highly stimulated environment.

Knowing that so many top multinationals make their home in Mississauga, it stands to reason that there would be plenty of opportunities for job seekers across all sectors. In fact, Mississauga was ranked as number two out of all large-population Canadian cities for job opportunities by the annual Hot Job Markets survey. Standing at number ten in Canada overall, they jumped up from number sixteen in the previous year, showing excellent potential for further growth in years to come. Fostering the skilled work force and feeding talent into the community are the many colleges and university campuses in the city. Sheridan College was recently ranked at the number one school for applied research, a field of study that focuses on practical problem solving of real world challenges and a major catalyst for innovation. Additionally, there are several colleges and learning institutions dedicated to business and financial education, offering accreditations ranging from CPA to MBA and everything in between, making for a ready pool of new graduates who are eager to make a difference.

Sheridan College

Mississauga is a city dedicated to a sustainable business community, and has recently become involved with Partners In Project Green. In collaboration with its initiators, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority and regional conservation authorities, it’s a growing collection of organizations that have dedicated themselves to creating the most extensive eco-business zone in the world. Businesses, local government, utilities and institutions of all kinds are getting together to advance their shared goal of shaping a local economy that is both strong and green. By collaborating with like minded partners and with the Toronto Pearson Airport as its hub, they hope to stimulate green initiatives that will have a profound impact on bottom lines across the board. Since its inception in 2008, Partners in Project Green have managed to divert almost one thousand tonnes of waste from local landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over fifty three hundred tonnes and achieved significant water footprint offsets. Dedicated to assuring a sustainable future for the city and all its residents, Mississauga continues to strive towards their goal of building a strong economy that is as green as it is progressive.

Partners In Project Green

Aside from its burgeoning business community, Mississauga is a very desirable location to settle down and raise a family. It boasts high safety ratings and low crime, several excellent schools and colleges, and its residential neighborhoods are as beautiful and diverse as could be. There is plenty of green space and parks for children to play, and the public transit system is one of the best in Canada. You might even say that Mississauga has it all: community, industry, education, and job opportunities abound, which might just make it the perfect place to call home. If you’re new to Mississauga, or considering a move to the area, make sure you call Mississauga Taxi to help you get around while you’re exploring – our drivers know the city inside and out, and can help get you where you need to be in comfort and style. Here’s to your bright future in Mississauga!