Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods Study

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Project Background

The City is looking at how we create more housing choices in Mississauga’s neighbourhoods. We understand our city needs more diverse types of housing for families, workforce, older adults, and newcomers.

The Province of Ontario is now requiring municipalities to permit:

  • Two additional residential units on lots with a detached, semi-detached, or rowhouse. Examples of these are garden suites or garage conversions
  • A range and mix of housing types such as duplexes and triplexes, and different living arrangements such as co-ownership and home share

We want to know how you think we could improve housing choices in Mississauga.


Get Involved

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

Take the survey Have your say on what type of housing you want to see in Mississauga.

Share ideas and ask questions Contribute ideas on housing types and arrangements in the toolbox below.


Learn More

Check out these perspectives on different housing types and arrangements being explored in the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver:


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

Elizabeth Bang, 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.


Project Background

The City is looking at how we create more housing choices in Mississauga’s neighbourhoods. We understand our city needs more diverse types of housing for families, workforce, older adults, and newcomers.

The Province of Ontario is now requiring municipalities to permit:

  • Two additional residential units on lots with a detached, semi-detached, or rowhouse. Examples of these are garden suites or garage conversions
  • A range and mix of housing types such as duplexes and triplexes, and different living arrangements such as co-ownership and home share

We want to know how you think we could improve housing choices in Mississauga.


Get Involved

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

Take the survey Have your say on what type of housing you want to see in Mississauga.

Share ideas and ask questions Contribute ideas on housing types and arrangements in the toolbox below.


Learn More

Check out these perspectives on different housing types and arrangements being explored in the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver:


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

Elizabeth Bang, 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.

  • Share Your Feedback – Survey, Presentation, and Avatar Stories Now Available!

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    Three people standing from the torso up with thought bubbles. The first figure on the left is a South Asian woman smiling and wearing a pink head scarf and shirt. Their thought bubble shows 2 adults, two children, and a newborn baby. Figure 2 shows a white male in an orange sweater. Their thought bubble shows a grey 2 story house with a question mark. The last figure is a Black woman wearing a pink shirt and white apron. Their thought bubble shows books and baked goods (bread, cupcakes, and cookies.

    On June 23, we held a virtual community meeting as part of the Official Plan Review on “How can we increase housing choices in neighbourhoods”.

    We explored your ideas on housing options. We also hosted small room discussions on different Mississauga housing stories through illustrated “avatars”.

    If you have more to say or missed the meeting, please let us know your thoughts by completing the survey by July 26, 2021!

    The meeting recording, presentation slides, survey, and “avatar” housing stories are now available:


    Thank you for your participation!

  • Help Us Create More Housing Choices in Mississauga

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    We are exploring ways to increase housing options in residential neighbourhoods. We hope to provide a broader range of housing choices for families, workforce, older adults, and newcomers while improving affordability. Join the conversation on housing options in Mississauga!


    1. Complete the survey

    We want to understand your current and future housing needs. Take the anonymous survey to let us know how housing choices in Mississauga could be improved while balancing other priorities such as affordability, neighbourhood character, services and parking.

    Take the survey


    2. Send us a photo

    What is important to you in your neighbourhood? Share a photo of what makes your neighbourhood special to help us find the right mix of housing choices that are affordable, fit within the feel of the neighbourhood, and have access to services and amenities like parking, stores, and community centres.

    Share your photo


    3. Register for the virtual community meeting on housing

    Join the Official Plan Virtual Community Meeting on “How can we increase housing choices in neighbourhoods” on June 23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Participate in the conversation to learn more and have your say!

    Register now


    Thank you for your participation!