Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review

The City of Mississauga is working on updating the Official Plan policies and seeking your feedback on how to manage the anticipated growth in Downtown Fairview, Cooksville, and Hospital communities along the Hurontario Street corridor. With the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) line on the horizon, these communities are expected to grow and change.

The new Official Plan policies aim to achieve vibrant, walkable, transit-supportive communities that offer a variety of housing choices, parkland, and natural areas. They will also provide direction on building heights, use of land, street connections as well as the design of buildings, spaces, and streets for these three communities.

There have been several key City-initiated studies for the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville, and Hospital areas. You may have contributed your comments during the community engagement for these studies. The revised policies will build on the recommendations developed in these studies and consider housing and other community needs. The planning policy and legislative contexts for these studies have changed and the City is required to update the policy directions to reflect the current context.

The City is also developing a set of built form standards that will complement Official Plan policies and provide more detailed direction on how to implement the vision for Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital. They express the City’s expectations for good design, and the importance of a high quality built form and public realm in creating vibrant, walkable communities.


15-Minute City

Is Cooksville a “15-minute city”? Should it be?

We are thinking about the “15-minute city” concept – similar to how other great cities have thought about how we live, and where we shop, work, play and learn within a 15-minute walk from home.

To check out more ideas and perspectives on the 15-minute city concept please click on the following links.

Thank you to Cherise Burda, Executive Director at City Building Ryerson, Neluka Leanage, Founder and CEO of SafeGround, and Alex Bozikovic, architecture critic and journalist at the Globe and Mail.


Have Your Say

Due to COVID-19, the City has postponed in-person public engagement activities based on public health recommendations and the need for physical distancing. Your feedback matters. The City is seeking your input on how to guide and manage growth in the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville, and Hospital communities.

There will be other opportunities to provide feedback through the various phases of the project. Please subscribe to receive news alerts about future engagements at the top of the page.

If you wish to mail your comments, please send them to:

Karin Phuong, City Planning Strategies, 7th FL - Planning and Building, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1.


The City of Mississauga is working on updating the Official Plan policies and seeking your feedback on how to manage the anticipated growth in Downtown Fairview, Cooksville, and Hospital communities along the Hurontario Street corridor. With the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) line on the horizon, these communities are expected to grow and change.

The new Official Plan policies aim to achieve vibrant, walkable, transit-supportive communities that offer a variety of housing choices, parkland, and natural areas. They will also provide direction on building heights, use of land, street connections as well as the design of buildings, spaces, and streets for these three communities.

There have been several key City-initiated studies for the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville, and Hospital areas. You may have contributed your comments during the community engagement for these studies. The revised policies will build on the recommendations developed in these studies and consider housing and other community needs. The planning policy and legislative contexts for these studies have changed and the City is required to update the policy directions to reflect the current context.

The City is also developing a set of built form standards that will complement Official Plan policies and provide more detailed direction on how to implement the vision for Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital. They express the City’s expectations for good design, and the importance of a high quality built form and public realm in creating vibrant, walkable communities.


15-Minute City

Is Cooksville a “15-minute city”? Should it be?

We are thinking about the “15-minute city” concept – similar to how other great cities have thought about how we live, and where we shop, work, play and learn within a 15-minute walk from home.

To check out more ideas and perspectives on the 15-minute city concept please click on the following links.

Thank you to Cherise Burda, Executive Director at City Building Ryerson, Neluka Leanage, Founder and CEO of SafeGround, and Alex Bozikovic, architecture critic and journalist at the Globe and Mail.


Have Your Say

Due to COVID-19, the City has postponed in-person public engagement activities based on public health recommendations and the need for physical distancing. Your feedback matters. The City is seeking your input on how to guide and manage growth in the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville, and Hospital communities.

There will be other opportunities to provide feedback through the various phases of the project. Please subscribe to receive news alerts about future engagements at the top of the page.

If you wish to mail your comments, please send them to:

Karin Phuong, City Planning Strategies, 7th FL - Planning and Building, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1.


  • Join Us! In-Person and Virtual Public Meeting - July 5, 2022

    Recommendations on the Draft Official Plan Amendment and Built Form Standards

    We will be presenting a recommendations report on the additional changes to the Official Plan Amendment and built form standards. Community members can attend to ask questions and share their views. The Planning and Development Committee will make a decision on the proposed changes at the meeting. Please see the notice here for further details on how to participate virtually, in person or provide written comments.

    Public Meeting - Planning and Development Committee

    • Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Online and Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive


    The report is available online here one week prior to the meeting. If you are unable to attend, have questions, or would like to share comments and concerns, you can also email Christian.Binette@mississauga.ca or post on our Q&A tool.

    Thank you for your ongoing participation on the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review.

    Warmly,

    Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review Team

  • Join Us! In-Person and Virtual Public Meeting

    Join Us! In-Person and Virtual Public Meeting.

    Share Your Comments on the Draft Official Plan Amendment and Built Form Standards

    We will be presenting the draft Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review - Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Built Form Standards. Community members can attend to ask questions and share further comments on the proposed changes to the Official Plan and built form standards. Please see the attached notice for further details on how to participate virtually, in person or provide written comments.

    Public Meeting - Planning and Development Committee

    • Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Online and Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive
    • Public Meeting Notice can be found here

    The report is available online here one week prior to the meeting. If you are unable to attend, have questions, or would like to share comments and concerns, you can also email Christian.Binette@mississauga.ca or post on our Q&A tool.

    Thank you for your ongoing participation on the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review.

    Warmly,

    Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review Team

  • Thank you for your comments!

    Thank you for your comments on the draft policies and built form standards for the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital areas and sharing what matters most to you. Your comments will help shape the direction of growth and development in these areas. If you have any further comments or questions, you can contact the project team by email or by phone.

    A public meeting is planned for May 9th, 2022. More information will be posted on the project website over the next few weeks.

  • Share Your Insights! Interactive PDF, Presentation Slides, and Video Available Now

    On February 16, 2022, the City of Mississauga held an online community meeting on managing anticipated growth in the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital areas. Staff presented an overview of the draft Official Plan policies and built form standards and how they can help achieve vibrant, “15-minute” communities and guide new development. The meeting materials are now available online. Click on the links to review the presentation slides or meeting questions and to watch the video recording.

    If you have comments on the draft policies and built form standards, we encourage you to use the interactive PDF tool above, which will be available until March 21. The project team is also available by email or phone if you have any questions or comments.

    Thank you for your participation in the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review Project!

  • Join Us! Community Meeting on February 16, 2022


    Join us for a community meeting on managing anticipated growth in the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital areas! Staff will present an overview of the draft official plan policies and built form standards. Learn how these draft policies and built form standards can support the creation of “15-minute” communities and guide new development.

    Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Register here for the virtual community meeting!

  • Join Us! Planning and Development Committee Meeting on Draft Proposal


    On January 24th, 2022, draft official plan policies and built form standards will be presented at the Planning and Development Committee (PDC) meeting. Learn more about how these draft policies and built form standards can support the creation of “15-minute” communities. The PDC Information Report is available to view here.


    Planning and Development Committee Meeting

    Date: January 24, 2022

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: Online, can be streamed live here

    File: CD.03-DOW

    Participate Virtually

    Advance registration is required to participate and/or make a comment in the meeting virtually. Please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca(External link) no later than Friday, January 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. and provide your name, phone number, and file number if you wish to speak to the Committee. Any materials you wish to show the Committee during your presentation must be provided as an attachment to the email. Links to cloud services will not be accepted. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks' staff.

    Participate Via Telephone

    Residents without access to the internet, via computer, smartphone or tablet, can participate and/or make comment in the meeting via telephone. To register, please call Megan Piercey at 905-615-3200 ext. 4915 no later than Friday, January 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. You must provide your name, phone number, and file number if you wish to speak to the Committee. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks' staff.


    Thank you for your participation in the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review project!


  • Share Your Comments – Video, Presentation Slides, and Survey Now Available!


    On April 22, 2021 the City of Mississauga hosted the lively 15-Minute City Forum – Cooksville with special guests Cherise Burda, Executive Director at City Building Ryerson, Neluka Leanage, Founder and CEO of SafeGround, and Alex Bozikovic, architecture critic and journalist at the Globe and Mail.

    If you were not able to attend or have more you would like to share, please let us know what you think:

    • Watch the forum videos – Part One (panel discussion) and Part Two (planner presentation and Q&A)
    • Review the presentation slides here
    • Share your comments or questions in the survey by Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Introducing 15-Minute City Forum Panelists and Moderator

    Alex Bozikovic, Architecture Critic and Journalist at the Globe and Mail (Panelist)

    In his columns, Alex mixes reporting and critical analysis to reveal what is happening in the built environment and to advocate for buildings and better cities. Alex’s work spans a diverse range of urban topics including affordable housing, post-pandemic future, urban design and how architecture shapes our daily lives.

    Alex’s work consistently situates architectural projects in a social context to give an understanding of why design matters and advocates for good architecture. He is the co-author of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide (2017). Alex has won a National Magazine Award and has also written for design publications such as Azure, Blueprint, Dwell, Spacing and Wallpaper.

    Notably, Alex was a guest speaker on the Big Story podcast, which focused on how we can build 15-minute cities where we live and how to make changes for the future.


    Neluka Leanage, Founder of an award-winning startup called SafeGround and Principal at groundSHIFT consulting. (Panelist)

    Neluka is devoted to fostering vibrant, safe and inclusive places for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. She brings together her expertise and passion to challenge current thinking with data-driven, equity and user-experience lenses to inform plans, strategies and frameworks.

    She has led many active transportation and trails plans, walkability and safety audits, as well as, served on the Steering Committee for The Centre for Active Transportation for 4 years.

    Neluka is a PhD candidate at the School of Planning at University of Waterloo with a focus on active transit, public spaces, liveability and transformational solutions to urban challenges. She has led research and published on the topics of future-proofing cities with pedestrian-oriented development, smart growth, uneven residential intensification and overcoming obstacles to sustainable urban development. She has led key research on downtowns and building active communities in indigenous and other urban settings. Notably, Neluka co-authored a discussion paper looking at how the 15-minute walking city can save intensification hubs in and beyond COVID-19.


    Cherise Burda, Executive Director at City Building Ryerson, which is a university-wide collaborative to advance multidisciplinary urban research. (Moderator)

    Cherise a strategic thinker that leverages her experience and leadership skills to bring together research, policy analysis and leaders from diverse backgrounds to tackle today’s critical urban challenges and advance sustainable solutions. Previously, Cherise Burda was the Ontario Director of the Pembina Institute, where she led the transportation, climate and clean energy policy in Ontario. She also held positions as senior researcher at University of Victoria’s Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law and Policy and as program director with the David Suzuki Foundation. She holds a Masters in Environmental Policy from University of Victoria as well as a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Education, both from University of Toronto.

    Her expertise in engagement and communication is an asset to advance sustainable solutions for a better future.


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