Downtown Strategy


Help shape our city - Downtown Strategy


ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City of Mississauga is creating a downtown for today and tomorrow. To do this, we’re developing a new guiding document called the Downtown Strategy. This Strategy will build on the success of the downtown core and provide direction for the future. It will reflect what people want to see – a vibrant place to live, work, learn, be entertained, raise a family and most of all, choose to be.

The Downtown Strategy seeks to set a vision and plan for Downtown Mississauga by answering the following questions:

  • What are the downtown’s strengths?
  • Where are the opportunities? (e.g. to make it easy to live, work, play, shop, gather and learn in the Downtown)
  • What are our needs and aspirations for the downtown?
  • What is our vision for the future and what actions will get us there?

The Strategy will build on the Downtown21 Master Plan (2010) - a plan that first outlined a vision to transform the downtown from "suburban to urban" and laid the foundation for the current downtown core. For more information on the Downtown21 Master Plan, please visit mississauga.ca/downtown.

For a map of key attractions in Downtown Mississauga, please click here.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Whether you live, learn, work or play in Downtown Mississauga, get involved and have your say on what our downtown can be.



Help shape our city - Downtown Strategy


ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City of Mississauga is creating a downtown for today and tomorrow. To do this, we’re developing a new guiding document called the Downtown Strategy. This Strategy will build on the success of the downtown core and provide direction for the future. It will reflect what people want to see – a vibrant place to live, work, learn, be entertained, raise a family and most of all, choose to be.

The Downtown Strategy seeks to set a vision and plan for Downtown Mississauga by answering the following questions:

  • What are the downtown’s strengths?
  • Where are the opportunities? (e.g. to make it easy to live, work, play, shop, gather and learn in the Downtown)
  • What are our needs and aspirations for the downtown?
  • What is our vision for the future and what actions will get us there?

The Strategy will build on the Downtown21 Master Plan (2010) - a plan that first outlined a vision to transform the downtown from "suburban to urban" and laid the foundation for the current downtown core. For more information on the Downtown21 Master Plan, please visit mississauga.ca/downtown.

For a map of key attractions in Downtown Mississauga, please click here.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Whether you live, learn, work or play in Downtown Mississauga, get involved and have your say on what our downtown can be.


Q&A

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  • What is the city doing to decrease car usage in Downtown? Are there modal share targets and initiatives to do so? If cars are being used as a primary form of transportation (say 50% modal share), I'd suggest that it should be aimed at <30% or Downtown will be drowned in traffic and unsustainable for residents and the environment.

    Petrovna asked about 1 month ago

    Our recently released Transportation Master Plan (http://mississaugamoves.ca) found that 29% of trips to, from, or within Mississauga use a sustainable mode of travel (where sustainable modes are those other than driving). An objective of the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is to have half of Mississauga trips use a sustainable mode by 2041 (see page 83). Ninety-one Action Items are presented in the TMP and are designed to achieve the TMP’s objectives, including the City’s sustainable mode share target.

    Action #11 (page 96) calls for a Mode Share Study. This study will set mode targets for specific geographic areas of the City. Although there is not a mode share target for the Downtown at this time, it is anticipated that the Downtown will be one of the first geographic areas of the city to receive one.

    The City’s current vision for the Downtown is for a vibrant civic, cultural, and economic centre for Mississauga. Providing viable and attractive multi-modal options is at the heart of this endeavour. Current plans (including the Downtown21 Master Plan) aim to transform the Downtown into a high quality, pedestrian-friendly, and human-scaled environment. Auto-dependence will be reduced by introducing new dedicated transit, including the Hurontario LRT, as well as dedicated cycling facilities and an improved pedestrian network. Updates to the Downtown21 Master Plan, in part through the Downtown Strategy, are anticipated to reiterate these aims.


  • how are you planning for bicycle routs. Right now is extremely dangerous for bike traveling. And painting a few roads with the picture of a bike creates more danger as drivers ignore it.

    patoruzu asked 2 months ago

    The City of Mississauga endorsed the new Cycling Master Plan in July 2018. The Cycling Master Plan outlines cycling infrastructure investments that the City will undertake to fully build out the cycling network over the next 27 years.

    While the Cycling Master Plan does include some painted bicycle lanes as part of the proposed cycling network, there is a much heavier emphasis on physically protected bicycle lanes, protected either by barriers like curbs, planters or bollards, or protected by being above the curb at sidewalk level but dedicated for bicycles. The Cycling Master Plan proposed approximately 150 kilometres of this type of separated bicycle lane or “cycle track” across the City.

    You can review the Cycling Master Plan and look at the maps of the proposed and existing network by visiting http://www.doescyclingmoveyou.ca or https://www.mississaugabikes.ca/cycling-infrastructure/.

  • Is the Downtown Strategy the same as Downtown21?

    3 months ago

    The Downtown21 Master Plan was developed back in 2010 and set a vision for Downtown Mississauga. The Plan requires a refresh to ensure the continued development of Downtown Mississauga reflects the changing needs and aspirations of its users. The Downtown Strategy will build on the ideas presented in the Downtown21 Master Plan, but will be a new and distinct document.