Emblem Developments’ condominium project Arte Residences has been progressing in the Cooksville area of Mississauga. A couple kilometres south of Square One Shopping Centre and a short walk from Cooksville GO station and the upcoming Hurontario Line 10 LRT, now under construction, this 18-storey Studio JCI design is part of increased development activity that is reshaping the blocks clustered around the intersection of Hurontario and Dundas streets.

Arte Residences, Mississauga, designed by Studio JCI for Emblem Developments

Demolition of earlier low-rise buildings on the site took place during the pandemic, and by November 2022, excavation was well underway. The view below facing east catches two tower cranes surrounded by shoring walls secured by wooden lagging, with the initial formwork for the foundation happening around the southern crane.

An aerial view of the excavation and foundational work with two tower cranes installed, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Tim MacDonald

This overhead drone shot from November 26, 2023 reveals the shallow U-shaped footprint of Arte Residences. The extending arms of the U, defining the east elevation, enclose a central second-floor outdoor amenity area that is beginning to take shape. Wooden formwork is being assembled for another storey on the Dundas Street side of the building. In places, dense mats of rebar lie ready for the next concrete pours.

An overhead view of the top floor and two tower cranes, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Tim MacDonald

A view looking east from the same day shows that it's moslty the fourth floor slab were we looking down at above, while the fifth floor slab had been created for the south end at that point. 

The west elevation, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Tim MacDonald

 This February 8, 2024 ground-level image taken from the north gives an up-close view of recent progress. Concrete parapet walls around the second story indicate a solid break between the ground level's interaction with the surroundings, and the residential levels above. Grey shoring poles remain to add stability while concrete curing continues, while an expanse of tarps is draped over the topmost floor to weatherproof the forming that is underway.

The south elevation from street level, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor drum118

This westward view of the construction site from February 11, 2024 catches us up with current progress and provides another perspective of the growing podium. The central portion of the east elevation features a step-back from the second storey, creating a recess that will be a defining architectural feature, serving to create sheltered outdoor space. Balcony forms can be seen above. 

Looking west to the U-shaped design and second-floor outdoor terrace, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Tim MacDonald

A southwards view captures a trio of balcony columns that punctuate the north elevation. Formwork continues at both ends of the current top storey, setting the stage for the final two podium levels before the construction ascends to the tower component.

Looking south to eighth-floor formwork, with Lake Ontario in the distance, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Tim MacDonald

With construction turning from the podium to the 10-storey tower element, Arte Residences is ascending to a final height of 56.02m and is set to add 429 residential units to the Cooksville area.

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on this development, but in the meantime, you can learn more about it from our Database file, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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