Envisioned by an experienced team of developers and architects, Brightwater is a major residential project that will transform the 72-acre former Imperial Oil Lands at Lakeshore Road West and Mississauga Road into a vibrant master-planned community. Port Credit West Village Partners is the team behind the ambitious development and consists of Kilmer Group, DiamondCorp, Dream Unlimited and FRAM + Slokker.
The Brightwater master plan, designed by architectural firm Giannone Petricone Associates and design and planning firm Urban Strategies, will introduce a mix of housing types to the area with approximately 2,995 new residences including 150 affordable housing units. In addition to the high-rise, mid-rise and townhouse projects planned, Brightwater will boast a wide array of urban amenities with over 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space available. A new elementary school and community centre are also planned.
“When we started our work on Brightwater more than five years ago, we were so motivated by our vision of what the future of Port Credit Village and the waterfront could be,” said Bob Blazevski, President and COO of DiamondCorp. “We have assembled an exceptional team of top talent across real estate, architecture, design and planning. The result is a world-class community that will be a legacy for generations to come.”
The first phase of the residential component consists of two Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed mid-rises and is situated on the north east quadrant of the site.
Brightwater I is a boutique-style, five-storey mixed-use building clad in brick with 76 one- and two-bedroom suites. The upper levels boast a striking cantilever design and contemporary geometric shape, while the grade level retail spaces are outfitted with bay windows that seamlessly blend into Port Credit’s pedestrian-oriented main street.
Brightwater II features a 14-storey tower with 235 suites offered in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, as well as townhouse units at its base. Red brick used on the building podium is classic in design and complements Brightwater I, while white cladding on the upper floors adds a modern touch and is meant to represent the brightness of the water’s edge.
Designed by Truong Ly Design, the interiors of both residences combine architectural wood structures that mimic the movement of water and natural stone details. Suites offer open-concept designs and residents will benefit from smart home technologies like a virtual concierge, unlimited internet data, master lighting control, keyless entry, programmable thermostats and a community app.
“Our designs were inspired by the reflecting and refracting interaction between light and water,” said Truong Ly, Founder of Truong Ly Design. “Then we chose a natural, rich and fresh material scheme to pay homage to Port Credit.”
Onsite amenities include a co-working space that opens onto a landscaped terrace, a state-of-the-art fitness studio and modular party spaces that provide flexibility for gatherings.
Residents will also be surrounded by acres of outdoor amenities inspired by European promenades and coastal villages like the Hamptons. These include a series of pedestrian-friendly common areas, cycling promenades, 18 acres of new green spaces, and new connections to Lake Ontario via a nine-acre waterfront park.
At the heart of the community is the Brightwater Village Square. Framed by lush trees and plenty of seating, the public square will provide residents and guests with an ideal setting for gatherings and community events from local farmers’ markets to pop-up celebrations.
When complete, Brightwater will have one of the first bioswale systems in Canada. The system is designed to use channels to concentrate, slow and cleanse stormwater runoff of debris and pollution. Award-winning landscape architect Public Work has envisioned sloped, naturalized channels to facilitate water movement on every street within the site. Stormwater management strategies, designed by Urbantech, combined with dynamic ecologies such as rainwater harvesting and bioretention will ensure a healthy shoreline and meadow communities well into the future.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Brightwater to Mississauga’s waterfront,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “Brightwater will help redevelop and reanimate our waterfront into a hub for innovation, culture and tourism.”
“Most importantly, it will bring 150 much-needed affordable housing units to the Port Credit community. I look forward to seeing these former brownfield lands revitalized into a vibrant waterfront destination that will attract residents from Mississauga and beyond.”
Prices at Brightwater start from the low-$400,000s.
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