Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods Study

Overview

The Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods (IHCN) study launched in 2021. This ongoing study is looking at different ways to add more housing options to Mississauga neighbourhoods.

Introducing more housing options in low-rise neighbourhoods – or “gentle density” – can help:

  • Give residents more housing choices in the neighbourhoods they want to live in.
  • Support residents as they move through different life stages.
  • Revive neighbourhoods with population decline by bringing more people and homes to areas with parks, schools, community centres and libraries already in place.

Public feedback is an important part of the IHCN study. As the study progresses, there will continue to be opportunities to provide input to the project team.


Update: Status of New Housing Options

The IHCN project is an important part of the City’s Housing Action Plan to get more homes built. Here is an overview of the status of the new housing options under review:

  1. Additional Residential Units: The City’s engagement for ARUs – homes such as triplexes, garden suites, garage conversions and laneways suites is now complete. In October 2023, Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee approved the recommendations for the City’s new zoning and official plan rules to allow up to three residential units on one lot. It also outlines the right lot size for one or two-storey ARUs and gives direction on their size and height.
  2. Fourplexes: The City is working on new zoning and official plan rules to allow residents to build four units on low-rise residential lots. On Wednesday, November 29, the City is holding a statutory public meeting at Planning and Development Committee to present draft regulations and take feedback.
  3. Semi-detached homes and smaller lots: The City is working on a project to update the number of residential zones in Mississauga. The goal of this project is to expand low-rise housing options by removing barriers for semi-detached homes and houses on smaller lots.
  4. Multiplexes: In 2024, the City will also be reviewing how to permit multiplexes (more than four units) across Mississauga. The review will include public engagement and consultation with the City’s Housing Panel. Staff will provide more information on the review in early 2024 and bring recommendations for Council approval in late 2024.

Overview

The Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods (IHCN) study launched in 2021. This ongoing study is looking at different ways to add more housing options to Mississauga neighbourhoods.

Introducing more housing options in low-rise neighbourhoods – or “gentle density” – can help:

  • Give residents more housing choices in the neighbourhoods they want to live in.
  • Support residents as they move through different life stages.
  • Revive neighbourhoods with population decline by bringing more people and homes to areas with parks, schools, community centres and libraries already in place.

Public feedback is an important part of the IHCN study. As the study progresses, there will continue to be opportunities to provide input to the project team.


Update: Status of New Housing Options

The IHCN project is an important part of the City’s Housing Action Plan to get more homes built. Here is an overview of the status of the new housing options under review:

  1. Additional Residential Units: The City’s engagement for ARUs – homes such as triplexes, garden suites, garage conversions and laneways suites is now complete. In October 2023, Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee approved the recommendations for the City’s new zoning and official plan rules to allow up to three residential units on one lot. It also outlines the right lot size for one or two-storey ARUs and gives direction on their size and height.
  2. Fourplexes: The City is working on new zoning and official plan rules to allow residents to build four units on low-rise residential lots. On Wednesday, November 29, the City is holding a statutory public meeting at Planning and Development Committee to present draft regulations and take feedback.
  3. Semi-detached homes and smaller lots: The City is working on a project to update the number of residential zones in Mississauga. The goal of this project is to expand low-rise housing options by removing barriers for semi-detached homes and houses on smaller lots.
  4. Multiplexes: In 2024, the City will also be reviewing how to permit multiplexes (more than four units) across Mississauga. The review will include public engagement and consultation with the City’s Housing Panel. Staff will provide more information on the review in early 2024 and bring recommendations for Council approval in late 2024.
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    Fourplexes: The City is working on new zoning and official plan rules to allow residents to build four units on low-rise residential lots. On Wednesday, November 29, the City is holding a statutory public meeting at Planning and Development Committee to present draft regulations and take feedback. Review the agenda and report here.

Page last updated: 04 Jan 2024, 12:21 PM