by Randy Selzer
CityGate condos were the first tower in the Mississauga Square One area to be built and registered by Toronto developer Davies-Smith. Davies-Smith completed this first phase of the CityGate towers development in 2006, and followed it with another tower called CityGate 2, located at 220 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. then a third tower named Solstice at 225 Webb Drive, and finally the fourth and final tower – Onyx at 223 Webb Drive. The first CityGate tower was designed by Roland Rom Colthoff of Quadrangle Architects, and when it first came on the market, it was honoured with several industry awards for design excellence, including Project of the Year by the Greater Toronto Home Builder’s Association in 2003. CityGate phase 1 condominium has a distinctive shape with very attractive green coloured cladding, and it is situated on the north west corner of a city block that it shares with the other three Davies-Smith towers. The enormous Square One shopping centre, Ontario’s largest mall, lies immediately across the street to the north. This first CityGate condo consists of a single 34 storey point tower that is surrounded by a 5 storey podium. CityGate 1 tower’s municipal address is 3939 Duke of York Blvd.
Square One Attractions
This initial CityGate condo is part of the recent boom of luxury highrise condo towers that were built in the centre core area of Mississauga that surrounds Square One Shopping Centre. Being located in such a central location, CityGate is very close to all that the Square One area has to offer: Square One Mall, with its 360 stores and services, is about a 4 minute walk away, with the southwest entrance to the mall (The Bay) closest. In addtion to the mall, Celebration Square with its full slate of community events, fountains, and skating rink in winter, Mississauga City Hall, the central YMCA, the Mississauga central library, Sheridan College, the Living Arts Centre, and the Mississauga Transit and GO bus terminal are all within a few minutes walking distance.
Square One Schools
CityGate is also within walking distance of the Cooksville GO station, as well as schools such as Father Goetz Catholic Secondary School, and T.L. Kennedy Public Secondary School. For commuters, there is also nearby access to the 403 highway, as well as a short drive south to the QEW highway.
Square One Grocery Stores
Nearby grocery stores include: the newly opened Whole Foods located on the north side of the mall, the full grocery located in Walmart at Square One, nearby Metro store at Mississauga Valley Blvd., a discount store Great Canadian located on Confederation Parkway, and T&T asian supermarket at Grand Park Ave. In addition to all these options, there is also a 24 hour food market located next door at Solstice condo. Additional retail and offices are also located next door at Solstice.
CityGate Condos Mississauga – Amenities
Most condos built during the recent boom have gone the extra mile to supply residents with an abundance of luxurious amenities, and CityGate is no exception. CityGate 1 features generous facilities for residents and their guests – with meeting and party rooms, rooftop lounge area with BBQ area, an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, and a gym.
CityGate 1 is blessed with close access to several city parks. One of the best is Kariya Park, which was originally gifted to Mississauga by the city of Kariya, Japan. This excellent city park, with its serene Japanese gardens, is only a couple of minutes walk away. Due to the beauty of its formal Japanese gardens, it is often the setting for wedding pictures. In addition to the Kariya Park, nearby Mississauga Valley park, which is about a 10 minute walk away, features baseball and soccer fields, extensive BBQ areas, forested creek with plenty of wildfowl, and water splash pads for children. There is also major parkland facilities at nearby Zonta Meadows, as well as a new city park in the area directly west of Square One.
On the north side of CityGate there is a nicely landscaped area that winds along Burnhamthorpe Rd., with benches, artwork, a winding scenic path, and extensive landscaping.
Throughout the condo, individual units have open balconies, many with excellent views of the other towers of downtown Mississauga, further afield to Toronto, and even across Lake Ontario. There is a mixture of suite types, ranging from studios to 2 bedroom plus dens, as well as a good selection of 2 storey lofts.
CityGate Condos Mississauga – Info
Address: 3939 Duke of York Blvd
Year of Completion: 2006
Status: built and registered
Type: apartment condominiums + lofts
Number of buildings: 1 highrise
Amenities: 24 hour concierge, party room, indoor pool, whirlpool, theatre, rooftop terrace with BBQ area, workout room, visitor parking
Maintenance fees: include heat, hydro, air conditioning, building insurance, water
Property Manager: City Towers Property Management
Condo Corporation: PSCC 731
Pets: allowed, with restrictions
CityGate Condos Mississauga – Prices
CityGate has enjoyed steady resale and rental activity over the past year. Numbers reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board MLS show consistency with the overall Square One condo market, that is, plenty of activity. Recent selling prices have ranged as follows:
- One bedrooms have sold in a range of $333,000 to $365,000
- One plus one bedrooms have sold in a range of $320,000 to $403,000
- Two bedroom units have sold in a range of $375,000 to $780,000
- Two plus one bedrooms have sold in a range of $445,000 to $607,000
Rental activity has also been strong at the CityGate 1 Condos:
- One bedrooms have rented from $1650.00/month – $1925.00/month
- One plus one bedrooms have rented from $1650.00/month to $2000.00/month
- Two bedrooms have rented from $2000.00/month to $2300.00/month
- Two plus one bedrooms have rented from $2000.00/month – $3200.00/month
- Three bedrooms have rented from $3000.00/month
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CityGate 1 Condo Prices
1 Bedroom from $345,000
1+1 Bedroom: from $363,000
2 Bedrooms: from $429,900
CityGate 1 Condo Rentals
1 Bedroom: from $1725/month
1+1 Bedroom: from $1900/month
2 Bedrooms from $2000/month
3 Bedrooms: from $3200/month
author: Randy Selzer