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

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.



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

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.


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    I acknowledge this great effort in creating a 15 minute Cooksville, However, the City Centre has already had the Adult Education school moved to an area that is not central, has unreliable transit, the Tim Horton's social service building at 151 City Centre has been demolished, the Playdium is said to be shutting down he YMCA is planning to be shutdown in 5 years with no "relocation" spot in the Downtown core, all in favour of Condos, Corporate HQs and Hotels called the Exchange District. Why is the City doing contrary in the City Centre? At this rate with all the condos developments, & cancelled LRT loop by the Province, the City Centre will just have large traffic congestion because of lacking transit, amenities being destroyed and just be boring for kids to grow up in.

    atruong2 asked 5 months ago

    The Downtown Core is seeing a lot of change as it continues to grow and evolve. The City is currently undertaking the Downtown Strategy to identify priorities to ensure that the Downtown Core evolves as a vibrant community. 

    In addition, there are several changes happening in the Downtown Core to help build a more complete community. For example, the Hazel McCallion Central Library is currently under renovation, which will result in a larger space and expanded services to support the community. The City is also improving 3 parks in the Downtown Core, including Zonta Meadows, John “Bud” Cleary and the future park at the M City development site, which will provide green spaces for residents and visitors. 

    The area north of Square One Mall has been identified as an area for redevelopment to support job growth, an integrated transit terminal, and further community amenities. Recreation spaces are important, and while the YMCA is closing, surrounding community centres in proximity to the Downtown Core provide recreation space for residents in the meantime. Additionally, the City and the School Boards are continuing to work together to identify school needs through development review processes. 

    The Downtown Core is a key priority for the City and through the Downtown Strategy, actions will be identified to help improve the Downtown Core.  For more information about the Downtown Strategy or to keep updated on the progress of this project, please click here.

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    There are no kids playground close to the 3175 Kirwin avenue and nearby residential buildings. Nor we can find a splash pad close by. Can the city leverage free space from previous truck parking lot at John St/Little John Ln for this purpose please? Kids are struggling to find places to play around.

    Yaro asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your concern with us. The City realizes the need for more parks in the area and is looking at opportunities to acquire new parkland in the Downtown Growth Area to help address the parkland deficit. Our ability to acquire new parkland in the area will be supported through future development applications and City official plan amendments such as the Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review.  

    Community Services will be consulting with the community in advance of any future park developments on the types of facilities that would best serve the community’s needs such as a spray pad and playground. Please visit eParks.ca for an on-line map showing all the park facilities that are currently available to you. In the area of Kirwin Avenue and Dundas Street East you will find a playground at John C. Price Park.

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    the Cooksville area is home to numerous families with dogs, however there is really no space for dogs to run freely. Is there a plan to implement dog parks in the Official Plan

    Maria asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question. One of the recommendations in the City’s Parks and Forestry Future Directions Master Plan is to continue to plan for the development of additional lease-free zones (dog parks). Six new locations in Mississauga are being considered including one in the Cooksville area. A lease-free zone is being planned for Camilla Park with the timing to be confirmed (Recommendation #38). Please note that all capital budget forecast items are prioritized and subject to Council Approval.

Page last updated: 26 April 2021, 07:50