Suburban city centres and office parks are among the prominent forms of suburban development in the Toronto region. Suburban city centres combine civic and business functions whereas office parks were designed to accommodate business requirements. Drawing on the largest suburban municipality in the Toronto region, the City of Mississauga, this paper examines two cases: Mississauga City Centre and Heartland Business Community. Suburban city centres wish to replicate some urban qualities that generate big-city identity whereas other parts of the suburban realm remain driven primarily by corporate considerations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Earth-Surface Processes