City-Wide Major Transit Station Areas

Mississauga continues to grow. The Province of Ontario is directing this growth to areas that can support it. These areas include Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) in Peel and Mississauga.

MTSAs are lands generally within a 500-800 metre radius (a 10 minute-walk) of a transit station or stop, primarily located along existing or planned transit corridors (e.g. GO Train, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit). We need to plan for expanded communities built around transit to bring about places where people can live and easily travel to the places they work, play and learn.

The Region of Peel (Region) is leading a study in collaboration with local municipalities (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) to determine MTSA locations, boundaries and the minimum density (people + jobs) that can be accommodated within them. The MTSAs are one component of the overall Regional Official Plan Review 2041 project. There are over 60 potential MTSAs within Mississauga and these areas will be critical to how and where our city grows in the future.

Our current Official Plan includes some general policies for MTSAs but new policies are needed to guide their growth within the overall city urban structure. Once the Region approves their overall MTSA policies, we can move forward with local Official Plan Amendments to implement MTSA planning work. We will ensure that we have policies to comply with the Region’s requirements. We will work within the division of responsibilities between the Province, the Region and the City.

In parallel, the City is undertaking a number of studies to support the Region’s MTSA work. Various City-initiated studies focus on specific MTSAs, such as Clarkson TSA, or groups of MTSAs along transit corridors such as Dundas Connects. These studies will eventually implement the policies currently being developed by the Region. They will update or refine existing Mississauga Official Plan policies to guide future growth that is supportive of various transit investments across the City and beyond. Each of these studies have their own approval and public engagement processes - you can find more details on these studies in the links below:

Additional City initiated studies for other MTSAs are expected in the future.

For further information, please see the FAQs.


MTSA Dashboard

Please see the MTSA Dashboard to help you visualize the location and proposed boundaries of the 60 potential MTSAs in Mississauga. This interactive web map provides high-level information for each MTSA including:

  • Present population and employment
  • MTSA area (hectares)
  • Present density (people + jobs/hectare)
  • Planned density (people +jobs/hectare) ***
  • Comparison of present and planned density with the Region of Peel’s proposed density targets

*** Approved development applications, active development applications, and estimated development based on area specific master plans and studies

You will also be able to apply various map layers like existing land uses and Character Area boundaries to better understand MTSA contexts. Please use Google Chrome for optimal results.

All information presented is subject to change through consultation with City of Mississauga planning staff and the public. Please refer back to the Region of Peel MTSA website for the latest available information.


Have Your Say!

City-Wide Major Transit Station Area Draft Policies for Review

Help shape proposed policies for the City-Wide Major Transit Station Area Study ! Share your comments on the draft polices, your feedback will help to shape the final policies. Comments will be received until May 25, 2022.

How To Use This Interactive Tool

  • Click anywhere in the PDF below to enter your comments
  • Select pins on the PDF below to read or reply to other comments
  • See each document in the table of contents or select next below
  • Skip the name and email fields to comment anonymously

Example Comments

  • "I think the wording here should change to..."
  • "There should be more details added here because..."
  • "I agree/disagree with this policy direction because..."


The personal information collected in this interactive PDF is collected under the authority of sections 11 and 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001. This information will be used for the purpose of administration of the Official Plan Review. If you have any questions about the collection of this information please contact us at engage@mississauga.ca




Mississauga continues to grow. The Province of Ontario is directing this growth to areas that can support it. These areas include Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) in Peel and Mississauga.

MTSAs are lands generally within a 500-800 metre radius (a 10 minute-walk) of a transit station or stop, primarily located along existing or planned transit corridors (e.g. GO Train, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit). We need to plan for expanded communities built around transit to bring about places where people can live and easily travel to the places they work, play and learn.

The Region of Peel (Region) is leading a study in collaboration with local municipalities (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) to determine MTSA locations, boundaries and the minimum density (people + jobs) that can be accommodated within them. The MTSAs are one component of the overall Regional Official Plan Review 2041 project. There are over 60 potential MTSAs within Mississauga and these areas will be critical to how and where our city grows in the future.

Our current Official Plan includes some general policies for MTSAs but new policies are needed to guide their growth within the overall city urban structure. Once the Region approves their overall MTSA policies, we can move forward with local Official Plan Amendments to implement MTSA planning work. We will ensure that we have policies to comply with the Region’s requirements. We will work within the division of responsibilities between the Province, the Region and the City.

In parallel, the City is undertaking a number of studies to support the Region’s MTSA work. Various City-initiated studies focus on specific MTSAs, such as Clarkson TSA, or groups of MTSAs along transit corridors such as Dundas Connects. These studies will eventually implement the policies currently being developed by the Region. They will update or refine existing Mississauga Official Plan policies to guide future growth that is supportive of various transit investments across the City and beyond. Each of these studies have their own approval and public engagement processes - you can find more details on these studies in the links below:

Additional City initiated studies for other MTSAs are expected in the future.

For further information, please see the FAQs.


MTSA Dashboard

Please see the MTSA Dashboard to help you visualize the location and proposed boundaries of the 60 potential MTSAs in Mississauga. This interactive web map provides high-level information for each MTSA including:

  • Present population and employment
  • MTSA area (hectares)
  • Present density (people + jobs/hectare)
  • Planned density (people +jobs/hectare) ***
  • Comparison of present and planned density with the Region of Peel’s proposed density targets

*** Approved development applications, active development applications, and estimated development based on area specific master plans and studies

You will also be able to apply various map layers like existing land uses and Character Area boundaries to better understand MTSA contexts. Please use Google Chrome for optimal results.

All information presented is subject to change through consultation with City of Mississauga planning staff and the public. Please refer back to the Region of Peel MTSA website for the latest available information.


Have Your Say!

City-Wide Major Transit Station Area Draft Policies for Review

Help shape proposed policies for the City-Wide Major Transit Station Area Study ! Share your comments on the draft polices, your feedback will help to shape the final policies. Comments will be received until May 25, 2022.

How To Use This Interactive Tool

  • Click anywhere in the PDF below to enter your comments
  • Select pins on the PDF below to read or reply to other comments
  • See each document in the table of contents or select next below
  • Skip the name and email fields to comment anonymously

Example Comments

  • "I think the wording here should change to..."
  • "There should be more details added here because..."
  • "I agree/disagree with this policy direction because..."


The personal information collected in this interactive PDF is collected under the authority of sections 11 and 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001. This information will be used for the purpose of administration of the Official Plan Review. If you have any questions about the collection of this information please contact us at engage@mississauga.ca




  • City-Wide Major Transit Station Area | Information Session - April 26

    Please register for the upcoming information session on the proposed City-wide Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) policies on April 26, at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm!

    The meeting will provide an opportunity for City staff explain the MTSA policy hierarchy with the Region’s MTSA work and how the proposed policies will work with other related City projects.

    If you have any accessibility needs we can support you with, please let us know while registering or contact engage@mississuaga.ca.

    Register here.

  • Join Us | Virtual and Public Meeting - May 9, 2022

    Share Your Comments on the City-Wide Major Transit Station Areas Draft Official Plan Amendment

    We will be presenting the draft City-Wide Major Transit Station Areas Official Plan Amendment. Community members can attend to ask questions and share further comments on the proposed changes.

    Public Meeting - Planning and Development Committee

    • Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
    • Time: 6:00 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 in the City-Wide Major Transit Station Area Study.

    Warmly,

    City-Wide Major Transit Station Area Study Team

  • Thank You for Joining Us! Presentation Slides and Recording Now Available.

    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. If you were unable to join please:


    - Review the presentation slides


    - Watch the recording of Part 1 and Part 2


    Thank you for your participation in the City-Wide Major Transit Station Areas Study!

  • Join Us! Community Meeting on February 24, 2022


    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!

  • Update on Region of Peel Work Regarding MTSAs

    On June 25, 2020, the Region of Peel presented a report to kick start the public consultation process for the Peel 2041 Regional Official Plan Review. Based on the feedback received through the public consultation, the Region prepared a follow-up report and presented it to Regional Council on December 10, 2020.

    The report included, among other items, proposed MTSA boundaries, locations, draft policies and minimum density targets for each MTSA. The report has yet to be supported by Regional Council, but the City has developed an MTSA Dashboard to help you visualize MTSA boundaries and densities proposed by the Region.

    All information presented is subject to change through consultation with City of Mississauga planning staff and the public. Please refer back to the Region of Peel MTSA website for the latest available information.

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