We are excited to share that our Lakeview Village site has won the 2020 Brownie Awards in the “Reinvest” Category. The Brownie Awards recognize the builders, innovators and visionaries who are dedicated to the rehabilitation of brownfield sites that were once contaminated, under-utilized and undeveloped into productive residential and commercial projects that contribute to the growth of healthy communities across Canada.

For over 50 years, Mississauga’s waterfront has been inaccessible by its residents; a coal burning power plant has stood on its shoreline, emitting smog across waters once treasured for trade, transport and life by the lake.

Together, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Region of Peel and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), are reconnecting Mississauga with the lake. This new coastal conservation area, a vision largely driven by the late Councillor Jim Tovey, will reinvigorate the waterfront with 64 acres of brand new, publicly accessible wetlands, streams, trails and beautiful naturalized areas.

The Lakeview Village site is in the process of transforming the brownfield lands formerly occupied by Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) coal burning station – first developed on the site in the late 1950s. The site, with its eight boilers and four stacks known as “The Four Sisters”, ceased operations in 2005 and was demolished between 2006 and 2007.

The decommissioning of the power plant left thousands of tonnes of concrete rubble that needed to be extracted and removed. Lakeview Community Partners Limited, comprised of the Greater Toronto Area’s leading community builders that includes TACC Construction Limited, Greenpark Group, CCI Development Group, Branthaven Homes, and Argo Development Corporation, supports the building of this incredible green waterfront destination by extracting and donating over 200,000 tonnes of concrete to help fill and construct the foundation and breakwater for the conservation area, with an additional 5,000 tonnes of metal and rebar extracted and recycled. Lakeview Village will create a truly accessible waterfront for all with a restored Serson Creek and the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail for a continuous waterfront trail from west to east.

To learn more about this exciting land-mark project, visit www.mylakeviewvillage.com