Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study

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Banner text: Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study. Image: Purple 5 story building, green 4 story building, orange 7 story building. Blue LRT train with 4 carts. Transit map in background with green and orange lines intersecting.

Project Background

The City is growing. We know that it can be a challenging to find affordable housing within Mississauga. In 2020, we saw that:

70% of households couldn't purchase any type of housing without spending >30% of their household income.

Only 10% of the population could afford a detached dwelling with an average price of over $1.2 Million.

Renter households are having difficulty finding housing that suits their needs.


Image showing the increase in housing prices from 2018-2020.The cost of housing continues to increase.

We've also seen how this affects the City's ability to balance growth, support the workforce and achieve complete communities.

Since the adoption of Making Room for the Middle – A Housing Strategy for Mississauga in 2017, the City has been working collaboratively with the Region of Peel to develop tools to improve housing affordability in Mississauga.

Inclusionary Zoning is one such tool.

It allows the City to require a portion of new units in future developments located in protected major transit areas to be provided at affordable rates. Inclusionary Zoning could help to bring more affordable housing units to the City over the long term.


Inclusionary Zoning Study Area Map

The blue areas indicate where Inclusionary Zoning might be implemented in the City.

See draft Major Transit Station Area boundaries in this interactive map.


Get Involved

Over the coming months, the project team is hosting several virtual community meetings. More Information on inclusionary zoning and how it can be designed to achieve new affordable housing while lessening the impacts on the housing market will be explored.

Sign-up Stay up-to-date on all things related to the project by subscribing above to stay informed.


Have Your Say

COVID-19 Community Engagement Update: While we continue to respond to this pandemic, we are working hard to deliver essential services and projects to keep our City moving and safe. While we can’t connect in person at this time, we still want to connect!

Please find the ways you can keep updated on this project’s progress and share your opinions and ideas on this site. If you wish to mail your comments, please send them to:

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

Help shape our city! Get involved and share your thoughts using the tools below.

Banner text: Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study. Image: Purple 5 story building, green 4 story building, orange 7 story building. Blue LRT train with 4 carts. Transit map in background with green and orange lines intersecting.

Project Background

The City is growing. We know that it can be a challenging to find affordable housing within Mississauga. In 2020, we saw that:

70% of households couldn't purchase any type of housing without spending >30% of their household income.

Only 10% of the population could afford a detached dwelling with an average price of over $1.2 Million.

Renter households are having difficulty finding housing that suits their needs.


Image showing the increase in housing prices from 2018-2020.The cost of housing continues to increase.

We've also seen how this affects the City's ability to balance growth, support the workforce and achieve complete communities.

Since the adoption of Making Room for the Middle – A Housing Strategy for Mississauga in 2017, the City has been working collaboratively with the Region of Peel to develop tools to improve housing affordability in Mississauga.

Inclusionary Zoning is one such tool.

It allows the City to require a portion of new units in future developments located in protected major transit areas to be provided at affordable rates. Inclusionary Zoning could help to bring more affordable housing units to the City over the long term.


Inclusionary Zoning Study Area Map

The blue areas indicate where Inclusionary Zoning might be implemented in the City.

See draft Major Transit Station Area boundaries in this interactive map.


Get Involved

Over the coming months, the project team is hosting several virtual community meetings. More Information on inclusionary zoning and how it can be designed to achieve new affordable housing while lessening the impacts on the housing market will be explored.

Sign-up Stay up-to-date on all things related to the project by subscribing above to stay informed.


Have Your Say

COVID-19 Community Engagement Update: While we continue to respond to this pandemic, we are working hard to deliver essential services and projects to keep our City moving and safe. While we can’t connect in person at this time, we still want to connect!

Please find the ways you can keep updated on this project’s progress and share your opinions and ideas on this site. If you wish to mail your comments, please send them to:

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

Help shape our city! Get involved and share your thoughts using the tools below.

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