Meadowvale Neighbourhood Character Study

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City is undertaking a study to assess the character of the townhouse, apartment, and retail areas in the Meadowvale Neighbourhood. The goal of the study is to develop a policy framework that will guide future growth and compatible development in the area.

The study covers the area between Winston Churchill Boulevard and the Meadowvale employment area, stretching from Britannia Road West in the south, to Tradewind Drive in the north (as shown in the map above - please click map for larger image). Meadowvale Town Centre and the surrounding properties, which are referred to as the Meadowvale Community Node, are not included in the study area, as these lands are already part of the ongoing Reimagining the Mall project.

Background

As a result of recent development applications proposing intensification within the Meadowvale Neighbourhood, City staff have initiated the Meadowvale Neighbourhood Character Study. For your information, staff reports to Planning and Development Committee, and OMB Decisions where applicable, regarding the development applications can be found at the following locations:

The proposed developments for 6719 Glen Erin Drive and 2700 Aquitaine Avenue have been approved by Planning and Development Committee and City Council. Using our new 3D Modelling Tool you can see what they will look like when built! Use the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to see existing and finished state scenarios.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Help shape Meadowvale! Each phase of the project's engagement process will have a variety of ways for residents to participate. A schedule of engagement opportunities will be posted in the near future. Check back often to learn how you can get involved online and in-person.

Map

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City is undertaking a study to assess the character of the townhouse, apartment, and retail areas in the Meadowvale Neighbourhood. The goal of the study is to develop a policy framework that will guide future growth and compatible development in the area.

The study covers the area between Winston Churchill Boulevard and the Meadowvale employment area, stretching from Britannia Road West in the south, to Tradewind Drive in the north (as shown in the map above - please click map for larger image). Meadowvale Town Centre and the surrounding properties, which are referred to as the Meadowvale Community Node, are not included in the study area, as these lands are already part of the ongoing Reimagining the Mall project.

Background

As a result of recent development applications proposing intensification within the Meadowvale Neighbourhood, City staff have initiated the Meadowvale Neighbourhood Character Study. For your information, staff reports to Planning and Development Committee, and OMB Decisions where applicable, regarding the development applications can be found at the following locations:

The proposed developments for 6719 Glen Erin Drive and 2700 Aquitaine Avenue have been approved by Planning and Development Committee and City Council. Using our new 3D Modelling Tool you can see what they will look like when built! Use the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen to see existing and finished state scenarios.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Help shape Meadowvale! Each phase of the project's engagement process will have a variety of ways for residents to participate. A schedule of engagement opportunities will be posted in the near future. Check back often to learn how you can get involved online and in-person.

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  • Is there any plan to maintain rental units? There is reference to "diverse options to support a range of income and household types" but what does that actually mean? The existing buildings in your documentation seem to all be rentals. Are you displacing the existing residents to then no longer provide rental housing?

    mama Shauna asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your inquiry.  Yes there is a plan to maintain rental units, not only in Meadowvale, but on a city-wide basis. In October of 2017 the City approved a Housing Strategy for Mississauga titled Making Room for the Middle.  The Strategy’s goals and resulting action items are shaped by decisions and priorities of Council, one of which is to protect existing rental stock in Mississauga.  The Strategy notes that the “existing rental buildings are a valuable component of the city’s affordable housing stock.  Controlling the conversion of rental buildings to condominium ownership and the demolition of rental units without replacement helps protect this stock”.  Since the approval of the Strategy the City has developed a Rental Housing Protection By-law and Demolition Control By-law.  Both By-laws work to maintain the existing rental housing stock in Mississauga.  Additionally, the Strategy supports the development of new purpose building rental housing and upgrades to existing rental stock.  Should you wish to review the Strategy or By-laws they can be found here:   http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/rental-housing-protection

    The reference to "diverse options to support a range of income and household types" generally refers to policies which require or encourage various types of housing; from detached and semi-detached dwellings, to stacked and traditional townhouses, to various types of apartments such as high rise or second units in detached dwellings.  Mississauga also encourages various ownership options such as freehold, condominium, rental and cooperative.  The goal of encouraging these housing options is to enable all types of families, of various incomes, to be able to find housing which meets their unique circumstance and needs.

    The goal of Meadowvale Neighbourhood Character Study is to develop a policy framework which will be used to evaluate future development applications when they are submitted to the City by private land owners.  This framework will include Official Plan policies and design guidelines aimed at guiding compatible development and recognizing Meadowvale’s unique characteristic.  The focus of the Character Study was on locations where redevelopment is most likely to occur.  These locations are referred to as “Soft Sites” or “Opportunity Sites”.  When you mention “existing buildings in the documentation” I am assuming that you are referring to these “Soft Sites” or “Opportunity Sites”.  These sites include both rental and condominium buildings and were selected based their potential for redevelopment. For example, townhouse developments under condominium ownership were not included as there is often little space available for infill around existing buildings, in addition, it is difficult to obtain permissions from Condominium Corporations for redevelopment.  Please note that the majority of these study sites will likely not see any change in the foreseeable future, they were selected to provide a framework for the study.