City-Wide Major Transit Station Areas

As 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) in collaboration with local municipalities (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) has implemented policies that identify the MTSA locations, boundaries and the minimum density (people + jobs) that can be accommodated within them. The MTSAs are one component of the new Regional Official Plan which was approved by the Province on November 4th, 2022. 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. The City has undertaking a number of studies to support the Region’s MTSA policies. Various City-initiated studies focus on specific MTSAs, such as Clarkson TSA, or groups of MTSAs along transit corridors such as Dundas Connects. When approved, these studies 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.

A decision by City Council was made on August 10, 2022 to submit Official Plan Amendment Number 143 and Official Plan Amendment Number 144 to the Regional Municipality of Peel for approval (By-law 0214-2022 and respectively), which contain amendments to the Mississauga Official Plan pertaining to the Major Transit Station Areas. The Notice of Passing can be found here:

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 data included up to the end of December 2021. Actual developments may differ from planned developments, and growth will occur over the long term (e.g. some proposed developments may extend beyond the City’s 2051 planning horizon).

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.

Stay Informed

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

Bashar Al-Hussani, Project Lead, 7th FL - Planning and Building, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1.


As 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) in collaboration with local municipalities (Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon) has implemented policies that identify the MTSA locations, boundaries and the minimum density (people + jobs) that can be accommodated within them. The MTSAs are one component of the new Regional Official Plan which was approved by the Province on November 4th, 2022. 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. The City has undertaking a number of studies to support the Region’s MTSA policies. Various City-initiated studies focus on specific MTSAs, such as Clarkson TSA, or groups of MTSAs along transit corridors such as Dundas Connects. When approved, these studies 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.

A decision by City Council was made on August 10, 2022 to submit Official Plan Amendment Number 143 and Official Plan Amendment Number 144 to the Regional Municipality of Peel for approval (By-law 0214-2022 and respectively), which contain amendments to the Mississauga Official Plan pertaining to the Major Transit Station Areas. The Notice of Passing can be found here:

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 data included up to the end of December 2021. Actual developments may differ from planned developments, and growth will occur over the long term (e.g. some proposed developments may extend beyond the City’s 2051 planning horizon).

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.

Stay Informed

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

Bashar Al-Hussani, Project Lead, 7th FL - Planning and Building, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1.


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