What is Brightwater?
Brightwater Mississauga is a new mixed-use, master-planned community currently under construction in Port Credit. This is a multi-year, multi-phase development that is one of the largest underway in the Greater Toronto Area.
It is expected to transform 72 acres of former industrial land on the north shore of Lake Ontario into a vibrant and exciting new community.
Where is Brightwater located?
Brightwater Mississauga is located at the western edge of Port Credit. It occupies a large brownfield site on the north shore of Lake Ontario, south of Lakeshore Blvd. W. The official master address at this time is 70 Mississauga Road South.
History of the Brightwater Site
The site’s industrial history includes brick manufacturing in the late 1900’s and an oil refinery from 1932 to 1987. It is one of the first brownfield redevelopments of this scale in Mississauga.
The former industrial lands at 70 Mississauga Road South were abandoned over 35 years ago, but they are in a very attractive location on the western edge of Port Credit.
Brightwater is bordered by the JC Saddington Park to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, Pine Ave. S. to the west and Lakeshore Road West to the north.
The first phases of the Brightwater project launched in September, 2020, and broke ground in October, 2021. Upon completion, the master-planned community will eventually include multiple residential condo towers with 2,500 condo units, 150 affordable housing units, plus over 400 townhomes.
In addition, over 300,000-square-feet of retail and office space are planned.
There will be 4 buildings dedicated to retail and commercial use which will increase the employment in the area and 3 mixed-use buildings that will hold both retail and residential space.
Recent retail announcements include a new LCBO store, plus the first Mississauga location of the Farm Boy supermarket chain. There is currently a large commercial area under construction at the northeast corner of the master site plan.
Lead architect for the design of the master-planned community is Giannone Petricone Associates Inc.
Six new streets are being added to allow for easy accessibility in this complex. Residents will be surrounded by 18 acres of open spaces, plazas, and green areas, walking and bike trails, 5 parks, a beach, and excellent views of the waterfront.
Residential Phase 1
Brightwater I and Brightwater II are the first phase of this master-planned community, located at the northeast corner of the site.
Both towers are currently under construction, with the first tower being 5 storeys tall, and having 75 condos units. Apartments here are a mix of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedroom, and 2 bedroom plus den. Brightwater I runs adjacent to Lakeshore Blvd. W., and will have retail businesses wrapping around the ground floor.
The second tower is 14 storeys tall with 235 condo apartments. It also includes a unit mix of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom plus den. In addition, there wil be a few select townhomes in this phase.
Brightwater I and II are separated by a wavy-roofed structure called the Village Square. The Brightwater Village Square will feature outdoor seating along with various retail and restaurant options. Here you will find a number of attractions throughout the year, including a local farmers’ market, pop-up celebrations and, during the holiday season, a Christmas tree.
Both condo towers are now sold out, and they have projected occupancy dates of summer 2023.
Residential Phase 2
The Mason at Brightwater is a 9 storey condominium tower with 160 units. It launched in June, 2021. It is also sold out, and is currently under construction. Estimated occupancy for this building is April, 2024.
Residential Phase 3
The Bridge House at Brightwater is a three tower complex consisting of 15 storey and 19 storey condo towers (north and south towers), plus a 6 storey east tower that connects with the other two via elevated glass walkways. The east tower will have an elaborate rooftop pool amenity, which will be accessible for residents of all three towers via the elevated walkways. Bridge House is currently in pre-construction, with formal launch of sales expected soon. Occupancy is projected for 2025.
There are several additional towers planned for Brightwater Mississauga in the near future, as well as a large number of townhomes on the western edge of the site.
At the south end of this development will be a designated area called the Campus. This area will have 5 towers and will bring a mix of additional retail, residential and cultural uses to the complex.
The Campus will also include a new envisioned community centre that will be built with a partnership with YMCA and other innovative partnerships.
A new public elementary school is expected to be built in the Campus as well, making this a good location for young families.
Along with contemporary condominium buildings, reaching a maximum of 29 storeys, the development will also house a large selection of townhomes.
The Campus is expected to be a highlight of the development and an important component of the master-planned community.
Brightwater Mississauga includes a lot of environmentally friendly initiatives that will build a green connection with the rest of Port Credit, reduce emissions, and help to keep the earth clean. Some of these that we can look forward to include:
- a dedicated shuttle bus that will take residents and their guests to the Port Credit GO Station, helping to reduce traffic in the area
- smart thermostats in every condo unit that will help residents to conserve energy when they are away from home
- green roofs that will help reduce heat absorption throughout the development
Parkland, Waterfront Trails, and Beach
A new waterfront park with a beach and ecological gardens that connect J.C. Saddington Park to the Rhododendron Gardens is also planned.
Landscaped pedestrian walkways and paths will connect the waterfront with Lakeshore Boulevard, these walkways will promote active living and will make it easy for residents to get from the retail plaza to the waterfront.
Brightwater is being built by a joint venture known as Port Credit West Village Partners. It consists of four prominent GTA developers: The Kilmer Group, Dream Unlimited, DiamondCorp, and FRAM + Slokker.
The Kilmer Group is a prominent developer that’s been building infrastructure throughout Ontario for three generations. They’re well known for the creation of the award-winning Canary District master-planned community in Toronto, which resulted in a BILD Community of the Year award in 2014 and the National Association of Home Builders 2013 Urban Community of the Year award.
Dream Asset Management Corporation is one of Canada’s leading real estate companies. With approximately $14-billion in assets under management across the globe, their portfolio includes land and housing development, commercial property ownership and investments in Canadian renewable energy infrastructure. They have completed notable projects in the GTA, including in the Distillery District in Toronto.
DiamondCorp is a development firm that specializes in contemporary condominium development and boasts a portfolio including sleek, urban towers as well as large-scale mixed-use projects that encompass multiple phases. Currently, they have multiple projects underway in the GTA, including The Well, a much anticipated mixed-use development in downtown Toronto.
FRAM + Slokker
FRAM Building Group and Slokker Real Estate Group have long partnered to build communities across the GTA. These two highly respected real estate companies have an extensive track record of building top tier projects that are walkable, and at a human scale.
FRAM is a distinguished development firm based in Mississauga with over 25 years of experience. Slokker has been in the industry for more than 85 years. They are a renowned family-owned company situated in the Netherlands.
FRAM + Slokker have been especially prominent in the Port Credit area.
Brightwater Development Conclusion
In conclusion, Brightwater Mississauga is promising to be a significant addition to both Port Credit and the entire southern tip of the city. There has been a lot of thought and care put into the design of this master-planned community, and it looks like it will create a major positive impact on the area.
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