Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study

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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.


The cost of housing continues to rise. The cost of housing continues to rise.

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. Draft boundaries are subject to change.


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.

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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.

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.


The cost of housing continues to rise. The cost of housing continues to rise.

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. Draft boundaries are subject to change.


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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    In February and March 2022, the City held three meetings to gather feedback and comments on the preliminary policy directions for IZ. The first was a Community Meeting held on February 24, 2022, followed by two Roundtable Sessions for key stakeholders: developers on March 8, 2022, and housing advocates on March 10, 2022. We have compiled a summary of the feedback we received at the meeting. Please see the document here.   

    In addition to the meetings, a survey was launched to gather feedback on the preliminary policy directions for IZ. The survey consists of six questions that ask about current and future housing situations, balancing priorities, incentives, and policy options. Between February 23, 2022, and April 13, 2022, 45 unique responses were received, which we have summarized here.   

    If you would like to participate in the survey please click here.   The survey will remain open until mid-June 2022. 

    Thank you for your ongoing participation in the study. 

    Sincerely, 

    The Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study project team

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    We will be presenting the draft Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Policies. Community members can attend to ask questions and share further comments on the proposed changes. 

    Public Meeting - Planning and Development Committee 

    • Date: Monday, May 30, 2022
    • Time: 1:30 PM 
    • Location: Online and Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive
    • The public Meeting Notice can be found here  

    This meeting will be held in person and online. Advance registration is required to make a verbal submission at the meeting virtually. Advance registration is preferred to make a verbal submission at the meeting in person. The proceedings will be streamed live online for the public to view at the following link: http://www. mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/council-and-committeevideos.

    If you wish to phone in to listen to the meeting only, please call 905-615-3200, ext. 4915 for instructions.

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

    Thank you for your ongoing participation.

    Warmly,

    The Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study Team

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    Join us for a community meeting on Inclusionary Zoning and City-wide Major Transit Station Areas. Staff will present preliminary policy directions affecting future developments in major transit station areas. Learn how these policies could help to bring more affordable units to the City over the long term.

    Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022.

    Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

    Register here for the virtual community meeting!

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    On January 24th, 2022, staff will present an update on the City’s Inclusionary Zoning study to the Planning and Development Committee (PDC) meeting. Learn about the proposed policy directions and how it could help to bring more affordable units to the City over the long term. 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.06-INC

    Participate Virtually

    Advance registration is required to participate and/or make a comment in the meeting virtually. Please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca 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 Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study!

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    On February 24, 2022, the City of Mississauga held an online community meeting on Inclusionary Zoning and City-Wide Major Transit Station Areas. Staff presented preliminary policy directions affecting future developments in major transit stations areas. Have your say and:

    Thank you for your participation in the Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study!

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