Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review

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Project Background

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 communities. 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.


15-Minute City Forum

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.

Join the conversation on the “15-minute city” on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We hope to educate and inspire you on the concept of the 15-minute city and explore if and how it applies to Cooksville.

Cherise Burda, Executive Director at City Building Ryerson will lead a discussion on this idea with guests Neluka Leanage, Founder and CEO of SafeGround, and Alex Bozikovic, an architecture critic and journalist at the Globe and Mail.

Please book your tickets here for the free event.

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

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.



Project Background

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 communities. 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.


15-Minute City Forum

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.

Join the conversation on the “15-minute city” on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We hope to educate and inspire you on the concept of the 15-minute city and explore if and how it applies to Cooksville.

Cherise Burda, Executive Director at City Building Ryerson will lead a discussion on this idea with guests Neluka Leanage, Founder and CEO of SafeGround, and Alex Bozikovic, an architecture critic and journalist at the Globe and Mail.

Please book your tickets here for the free event.

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

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.


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  • Introducing 15-Minute City Forum Panelists and Moderator

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    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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