ARGO Development Corp and our Lakeview Community Partners Limited (LCPL) are honoured to announce that Lakeview Village, a vibrant mixed-use community being built on a 177-acre brownfield site along Mississauga’s waterfront, has received the Award of Excellence for Sustainable Development in the 2022 National Urban Design Awards.
“This award represents our approach and big picture thinking with Lakeview Village, which is to bring one of the world’s most sustainable waterfront communities to the shores of Mississauga.”
Presented by The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), the National Urban Design Awards recognize individuals, organizations, firms, and projects that have contributed to enhancing the quality of life and the sustainability of Canadian communities through exceptional and thoughtful urban design.
In recognition of outstanding commitment to sustainability within the urban context, the jury presented Lakeview Village with the Award of Excellence in Sustainable Development, a coveted distinction provided to the project which best demonstrates the principles of sustainable urban development while exemplifying sensitive urban design.
“The proposed reduction in energy consumption centred around wastewater heat recovery and a district level energy plant is commendable,” noted the jury behind Lakeview Village’s selection. “The ’15-minute city’ is walkable and socially sustainable, and the myriad of practical, proven green technologies all come together to make this a model for future sustainable development.”
“On behalf of LCPL and the incredible team behind the project, it is an honour to receive this designation as we work to transform a place that harmed the lakeshore ecosystem through industrial pollution into a sustainable, future-ready community,” said Brian Sutherland, Vice-President of Development, Argo Development Corporation and development lead for Lakeview Village. “This award represents our approach and big picture thinking with Lakeview Village, which is to bring one of the world’s most sustainable waterfront communities to the shores of Mississauga.”
Driven by LCPL’s long-term vision to build a connected, environmentally conscious and socially responsible community, Lakeview Village’s ’15-minute city’ design will meaningfully contribute to the growth of healthy communities in Canada and set the global standard for sustainable development. Through thoughtful and strategic urban planning, the design promotes sustainable modes of transit and will connect residents through a regional network of parks and trails. The developers have further incorporated a myriad of forward-thinking, cutting-edge technologies to reduce energy consumption, and will also feature a Sustainability Centre to propel the next generation of sustainable innovation locally.
“I’d like to congratulate LCPL and the entire project team for this outstanding achievement, which celebrates our dedication to creating a community that is built for the future with solutions to address climate change, energy resiliency, waste management and mobility challenges,” said Fabio Mazzocco, President at Argo Development Corporation. “Since the beginning, sustainability has been a driving force behind our approach to this project, and we look forward to executing on this mission. We believe Lakeview Village will be a community that sets a new standard for how Canada approaches sustainable development.”
More on the 2022 National Urban Design Awards, here: Canadian projects selected for the 2022 National Urban Design Awards
For complete jury comments, visit: National Urban Design Awards – 2022 Recipient – Sustainable Development
To learn more about Lakeview Village, visit: www.mylakeviewvillage.com.