55 Eglinton Ave W – Crystal Condos East Tower

crystal condo 55 eglinton avenue west mississauga
Crystal Condo 55 Eglinton Ave W

55 Eglinton Ave West Mississauga

Crystal Condos are a two-tower highrise condo and townhouse complex located at 55 & 75 Eglinton Ave W in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

55 eglinton avenue west mississauga
55 Eglinton Ave W Mississauga

Crystal was completed in 2015, and is part of a 37-acre master-planned community known as Pinnacle Uptown.

Developer Pinnacle International is constructing a multi-year, multi-tower community here in the Hurontario district.

Crystal joins other completed twin tower condo projects such as Amber and Perla, with even more condos under construction. There are also significant townhouse projects built or underway, as well as a new city park.

Crystal itself consists of two highrise condo towers that have a mix of one, two, and three bedroom apartments, plus a small group of townhouses in the podium. The two Crystal towers are administered by a single condo corporation.

Municipal address for the east tower at Crystal is 55 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 0E4. Its sister west tower is at 75 Eglinton Avenue West.

Pros and Cons

First, the good news. 55 Eglinton Ave W is relatively new, very stylish, and it is located in a hot area for development. The new Hurontario LRT (Hazel McCallion LRT), which is scheduled to open in 2024, will have a stop just minutes from the front door.

The location is five stars out of five.

The developer here is Pinnacle International, a very highly regarded and well established company headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with multiple projects ongoing there and in the Greater Toronto Area.

On the flip side, 55 Eglinton Ave W has some extra fees that you need to be aware of. There are additional monthly fees payable for parking and lockers, in addition to the regular maintenance fees.

Current maintenance fees at Crystal are in sync with the neighbourhood ($0.61/sqft versus $0.65/sqft average for the Hurontario area), although, like with most newer condos, they do not include hydro.

There are also, however, separate monthly maintenance fees for parking spots and lockers. These are relatively modest fees, but it’s something to consider (see below).

Before we take a deep dive into the building itself, let’s take a look at the area.

Mississauga Attractions

Although Crystal is located in the Hurontario district, which is an area slightly to the north of Mississauga City Centre (MCC), it is surrounded by plenty of retail and commercial options, and it is just minutes away from all that MCC has to offer.

Shopping

Crystal is just across the street from a shopping plaza that includes restaurants, coffee shops, a Service Ontario outlet, an LCBO, plus other offices and stores.

In addition, there is a major mall on the south side of Eglinton Ave. W. that includes a large supermarket named Oceans Fresh Food Market, multiple coffee shops and restaurants, a Toys ‘R’ Us, and many other retail establishments.

Finally, Square One Shopping Centre, Ontario’s largest mall, is just a 5 minute drive away. The two north entrances to the mall (Walmart and Simons) are the closest.

Square One has more than 360 stores, restaurants, bars, and services.

The closest main intersection to the 55 Eglinton Avenue West complex is the corner of Hurontario St. and Eglinton Ave. W.

Entertainment

In addition to all the shopping possibilities, once you cross over to the City Centre area, there are a lot of attractions for anyone to enjoy at the heart of the Mississauga City Centre:

The closest cinemas are the Cineplex Cinemas at Rathburn Road and Living Arts Drive.

Transit

The central Mississauga MiWay Transit and GO bus terminal is located in the City Centre at the north side of the Square One mall. This is the central transit hub for the city of Mississauga.

Here you will find direct MiWay bus service to points across the city, as well as direct service to the Kipling subway station in Etobicoke.

Furthermore, GO Transit bus service extends from the terminal to downtown Toronto, and to many other points including Toronto Pearson International Airport, Hamilton, and even Scarborough.

The transit terminal will soon add a major new addition when the Hurontario LRT (Hazel McCallion LRT) adds a stop there in late 2024. This will provide direct light rail service starting from Port Credit north to the Brampton Gateway Terminal.

The LRT is replacing a bus route that currently runs north-south along Hurontario St., and it will have stops at both Eglinton Ave W. and at Bristol Road. The Eglinton stop is about a five minute walk from 55 Eglinton Ave W.

Going southwards, the LRT will continue past Square One to the Cooksville GO station. This connection provides additional connectivity to downtown Toronto via the GO Train.

Commuters living at the Perla condo also have easy access to Ontario Highway 403Highway 401, and Highway 407 (toll road). All three highways are close by, and are easily accessible via Hurontario St.

Schools

There are several elementary schools serving the area, including:

  • Cooksville Creek Public School (PK-5) at 5100 Salishan Circle, Mississauga 
  • Fairwind Senior Public School (6-8) at 5235 Fairwind Dr, Mississauga 
  • St. Hilary Catholic Elementary School (PK-8) at 5070 Fairwind Dr, Mississauga

In addition, there are also public and catholic high schools nearbyRick Hansen Secondary School and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School.

Hospital

The nearest hospital is the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital. It is located at 100 Queensway W., near Hurontario and the QEW, which is about a 12 minute drive away.

The Mississauga Hospital (formerly known as Trillium Hospital) houses the largest concentration of critical care services in Canada, with modern facilities that are currently undergoing a major expansion.

Nearby Grocery Stores

There is an abundance of supermarkets in the area.

As mentioned above, there is a major grocery store named Oceans Fresh Food Market, which is a two minute drive away. Oceans is a vast Chinese-themed supermarket that also has a full selection of western goods. It’s extremely popular with locals and visitors alike.

A few minutes north on Hurontario St. you will find Highland Farms, which is another vast and popular supermarket that has discount prices.

There is also a Whole Foods Market located on the north side of the Square One mall.

Also close by are No Frills, Food Basics and Metro supermarkets, plus a full grocery located in Walmart at Square One.

Parks and Recreation

Despite it being just minutes away from the bustling city centre of Mississauga, residents and their guests at 55 Eglinton Ave W. are lucky to have close access to Kariya Park, a beautiful Japanese-themed park and garden, that was originally a gift to the city of Mississauga from the city of Kariya, Japan.

This excellent city park, with its serene Japanese gardens, is often the setting for wedding pictures for newlywed couples.

The park has winding trails, ponds, wooden bridges, sculptures, a pagoda-style pavilion, and much more.

There are also several neighbourhood parks nearby, including Kingsbridge Common Park, which is a 6 minute walk away, Hawthorne Valley Park, which is 10 minutes away, and Sandalwood Park, which is a 12 minute walk from the condo. All three have soccer fields and baseball diamonds.

The new community park that is part of the Pinnacle Uptown master plan is Fairwinds Park, and it has an elaborate children’s playground with a nautical theme. It also has public tennis courts and basketball courts, and it is a 9 minute walk from the condo.

Finally, 55 Eglinton Avenue W is also a 23 minute walk, or a 5 minute drive, to the McKechnie Woods Park and the Frank McKechnie Community Centre. This is a major community hub that offers:

  • 1 Playground
  • 1 Pool
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • 2 Splash Pads
  • 1 Trail
  • 1 Fitness/Weight Room
  • 1 Gym

One thing to note: there are over 70 highrise condos in the city centre, as well as over 20 in the Hurontario area. Consequently, many of the best Mississauga parks are extremely popular, and they are usually very busy during the warmer months.

Walk Score

55 & 75 Eglinton Avenue West both have excellent walk, transit, and bike scores.

55 Eglinton Avenue West

Very Walkable

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Crystal Condo Amenities

55 Eglinton Ave W has an pretty extensive list of condo amenities.

Here you will find features such as:

  • Bike Storage
  • Billiards Room
  • Concierge
  • Guest Suites
  • Gym
  • Indoor Pool
  • Media Room
  • Party Room
  • Rooftop Deck with BBQ Area
  • Visitor Parking
  • Whirlpool

Security Features

You will find the following condo security features at 55 Eglinton Ave W:

  • 24 hr concierge service
  • controlled access to the building
  • secure common area access
  • closed circuit television monitoring
  • secure access to parking garage
  • security patrolled premises

Luxury Condo Living

This Mississauga highrise condo features a nice protected entrance, and an impressive lobby. The principle common areas feature quality finishings, and offer a stylish experience.

The kitchens in units that I have seen feature things like quartz counter tops, under-cabinet lighting, and stainless steel appliances.

Online Reviews

Google reviews for 55 Eglinton Avenue West have been positive for a new condo, averaging 3.9 out of 5 stars, with dozens of reviews posted.

crystal condos by pinnacle international
Crystal condos by Pinnacle International

Condominium Info

Address: 55 Eglinton Avenue West

Mississauga, ON L5R 0E4

Developer: Pinnacle International

Year of Completion: 2015

Status: built and registered

Architect: E.I. Richmond Architects

Interior Design: Tanner Hill & Associates

Type: apartment condominium

Number of buildings: 2 highrise plus townhouses

Number of units: 212 this tower + 251 west tower, total 463 combined

Unit Size Range: 549 – 1905 sqft

Storeys: 25

Height: 89.9m or 295ft

Amenities: 24 hour concierge, rooftop deck, exercise room, party room, rec room, indoor pool, visitor parking

Average Price per Square Foot: $887.00/sqft

Average Days on Market: 22

Maintenance fee cost: average cost $0.61/sqft plus $18/mo per parking spot, $5/mo per locker

Maintenance fees: include heat, air conditioning, water, building insurance, common elements

* hydro billed separately*

Property Manager: Duka Property Management Inc.

Phone number905-673-7338

Condo Corporation: PSCC 978

Pets: pet-friendly, with some restrictions

Prices at 55 Eglinton Ave W

Crystal condominiums have been a popular choice for buyers over the past year. Prices per square foot are on the higher side for this new building ($887 per square foot vs. $746 per square foot neighborhood average).

Sales for condo apartments in the tower have ranged as follows during 2023:

  • One bedroom units have sold in a range of $530,000 to $594,500
  • One bedroom plus den units have sold in a range of $565,000 to $612,000
  • Two bedroom units have sold in a range of $650,000 to $775,000
  • Two bedroom plus den units have sold in a range of $970,000 to $970,000
  • Three bedroom units have sold in a range of $800,000 to $930,000

Maintenance fees are average for the Hurontario area, but as mentioned above, there are certain exclusions as to what is covered.

Conclusion

The Crystal condominium complex is a great addition to the condo scene in Mississauga.

It has a fairly extensive list of amenities, and it was built by a developer with a reputation for high quality construction. The location is excellent, and will only get better when the Hurontario LRT (Hazel McCallion LRT) opens in 2024.

We recommend 55 Eglinton Ave W.

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Crystal Condos East Tower is located at 55 Eglinton Avenue West in Mississauga, Ontario. It is part of a two-tower highrise condominium complex. Review condo prices, amenities, walk score, area attractions, shopping, schools, transit, entertainment, parks and recreation.
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