7/10

Overall Score

6.5/10

School Ranking Score

6.5/10

Family Friendly Score

8/10

Relative Affordability Score

7/10

Overall Score

Urban Lifestyle

Walking distance to SQ1, shopping, arts centres, parks and amenities

Excellent transportation links

Variety of restaurants, nightlife and cultural events

Commuter Friendly

Easy Access to Highways 401, 403 & 407

City Centre Transit Terminal, Cooksville Go, My Way Transitway, Future Hurontario LRT

Relative Affordability

High concentration of condo apartments and townhouses

Affordable options throughout the neighbourhood

About Mississauga City Centre

Mississauga City Centre Overview

I don’t think I’ve seen a neighbourhood anywhere in the GTA that has grown so fast, or undergone such change in the past 20 years as the Mississauga City Centre. In the 1980’s there was only Square One, a handful of office buildings and the condos along Hurontario Rd and the rest was fields. In 1987 the Civic Centre was built, and the condominiums along web drive in the late 80’s and early 1990’s. In the past 20 years many more buildings, amenities have been built in the area giving it a downtown feel.

City Centre Real Estate Info

The Mississauga City Center is home to many modern, cutting edge designed condominium buildings. Developments such as the Absolute Marilyn Munro towers are known internationally for cutting edge design.  Most of the real estate in the city center is condominium, however there are family homes located in pockets south of Burnhamthorpe and East of Hurontario.

Your Typical Neighbour in City Centre

The Mississauga City Centre is a culturally diverse community, reflective of modern day Mississauga. Typical residents include professional singles and couples, down sizers and small families.

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Housing Characteristics

The Most Common Styles of Homes in Mississauga City Centre

Score Factor 1: Housing Characteristics

The vast majority of homes in the Mississauga City Centre are high rise condominiums with a smaller amount of town homes and garden homes. Some of the major condo projects such as Chicago and Absolute of walkup town homes built into the developments.

Developments range in age from 30 years to brand new. Mississauga City Centre has the most opportunity for future development in the city.

Modern Condominiums

  • The Mississauga City Center has experienced a large boom in new condo construction over the past decade
  • Large developments by builders such as Daniels, Fernbook and Tridel
  • Newer condos in Mississauga were constructed with a high end lifestyle in mind, with newer modern finished and a great deal of amenities
  • Appeal to coupes and single buyers due to their price point, access to amenities and carefree lifestyle
  • Popular developments include Absolute Condominiums, Ovation(s) by Tridel, One Park, Chicago Condominiums, Limelight, and the Daniel’s Capital Condo’s to name a few.
Shipp Place Town Houses in Mississauga City Centre

Older Condominiums

  • Most of the older condominiums in the Mississauga City Center were built in the 1980’s and 1990’s
  • Many of the units in these buildings have large floor plans and have generous amenities such as additional parking spaces are common
  • Older condo’s are a great alternative to a home for families
  • Due to the size they are a favorite of investors for renting, and in many cases are affordable enough to provide a positive cashflow
  • The greatest concentration of older condo’s are located on Webb drive and off of Kariya Drive

Older condos are becoming more in demand as pries rise and buyers see them as an alternative to a smaller house or town house.

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Community Vibe

and Amenities

Score Factor 2: Community Vibe & Amenities

Pro’s:

  • The Mississauga City Center has access to the most amenities in Mississauga
  • Close to Square One, Living Arts Center, Central Library and other major Mississauga attractions
  • Excellent transit links

Con’s:

  • While there are a great deal of amenities, the area is missing a “neighbourhood feel” due to the age of the area

Kariya Park

Officially opened in 1992, Kariya Park was built to honour the twin city relationship between Mississauga and Kariya, Japan. The park is a quiet oasis in the middle of the city where you can go to stroll, watch the ducks or just relax with your thoughts. It really is a hidden gem in the city.

Shopping & Amentieis

City Centre has the highest concentration of amenities in the city. For shopping you have Square One, Sussex Centre and all the smaller retail spaces on the ground floor of the major condo developments.

Major amenities include Central Library, Celebration Square, Living Arts Centre, the YMCA, Sheridan College, Playdium and two movie theatres. There are also plenty of restaurants in the area making it an exciting destination for all hours of the day.

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Square One Shopping Centre

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  • City Hall
  • Celebration Square
  • Central Library
  • Living Arts Centre
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Sheridan College (Mississauga Campus)

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YMCA

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Sussex Centre

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Kariya Park

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City Centre Transit Terminal

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Playdium

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Schools

Quality and Rankings

Score Factor 3: Quality & Ranking of Schools

Pro’s:

  • Schools are not as important to home buyers in the Mississauga City Center as other areas of Mississauga, due in oart to the large amount of condos that are less targetted to families
  • Father Michael Goetz, the Catholic secondary school socres very respectable and ranks in the top 30% of all high schools in Ontario
  • A small section of the area of the area south eat of Hurontatio and Burnhamthorpe falls in the John Cabot Secondary School district, one of Mississauga’s TOP Highschools.
  • Sheridan College campus

Con’s:

  • The Mississauga City Center falls within the TL Kennedy Family of schools. TL Kennedy is one one of the lowest ranking secondary schools in Ontario

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      Affordability

      Compared to Other Villages in Mississauga

      Score Factor 4: Overall Affordability & Value

      Affordability:

      Compared to the rest of Mississauga, this area is very affordable; one of the best priced in the city. Prices always reflect demand, and although Meadowvale is safe and has many good qualities, there are negatives that deter certain large groups of buyers. For example, most homes are at least 30 years old and do require upkeep. The growing trend of most buyers is that they want a brand new, all brick home with little maintenance. In Meadowvale, both the homes and yards require upkeep so some buyers don’t prefer Meadowvale. So, if you are one who likes larger lots, older trees and don’t mind a home that isn’t all brick, your money will stretch far further in Meadowvale.

      Value:

      Meadowvale offers some of the most value in the city. Meadowvale has so much to offer the family buyer; it is a quiet and safe community, certain areas have access to top schools, and it has tons of shopping, green space and transit. Its biggest downfall is that the age & style of home is not what most younger buyers crave, and it has a past reputation that it is still in process of overcoming.

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