Official Plan Review

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Official Plan Our Future City


ABOUT THE PROJECT

As Mississauga continues to evolve, so does our Official Plan.

The City’s Official Plan provides policies that guide and direct the physical change of the city. They also help manage the effects this change has on Mississauga’s social, economic, cultural and natural environment. The Official Plan addresses things like:

  • where housing, industry, offices, shops, and roads should go
  • which services and amenities (e.g. parks, schools, transit) are needed and where they will be located
  • what parts of the city will be the focus for growth and what it will look like
  • what must be considered for growth and development

We’re reviewing the existing Official Plan to ensure it reflects the changing needs, opportunities and aspirations of our city. The review process will:

  • position the city for its next phase of growth until 2051 (time horizon based on proposed Amendment 1 to the provincial Growth Plan)
  • incorporate new provincial legislation and regulations
  • align with Region of Peel Official Plan amendments
  • implement new policy initiatives and plans (e.g. Housing Strategy, Dundas Connects Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Climate Change Project)
  • consider new trends, ideas and policy implications
  • have a community engagement process

We launched the Official Plan Review at a Special Council meeting held on June 10, 2019. Read the report for further details.

For more information about the current Plan, visit: www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/mississaugaofficialplan

Please see the Timeline on the right side of this page to learn about past project milestones and future phases of the Official Plan Review.


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.


HAVE YOUR SAY

We all have a stake in the future of our city. Get involved and share your thoughts!


Official Plan Our Future City


ABOUT THE PROJECT

As Mississauga continues to evolve, so does our Official Plan.

The City’s Official Plan provides policies that guide and direct the physical change of the city. They also help manage the effects this change has on Mississauga’s social, economic, cultural and natural environment. The Official Plan addresses things like:

  • where housing, industry, offices, shops, and roads should go
  • which services and amenities (e.g. parks, schools, transit) are needed and where they will be located
  • what parts of the city will be the focus for growth and what it will look like
  • what must be considered for growth and development

We’re reviewing the existing Official Plan to ensure it reflects the changing needs, opportunities and aspirations of our city. The review process will:

  • position the city for its next phase of growth until 2051 (time horizon based on proposed Amendment 1 to the provincial Growth Plan)
  • incorporate new provincial legislation and regulations
  • align with Region of Peel Official Plan amendments
  • implement new policy initiatives and plans (e.g. Housing Strategy, Dundas Connects Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Climate Change Project)
  • consider new trends, ideas and policy implications
  • have a community engagement process

We launched the Official Plan Review at a Special Council meeting held on June 10, 2019. Read the report for further details.

For more information about the current Plan, visit: www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/mississaugaofficialplan

Please see the Timeline on the right side of this page to learn about past project milestones and future phases of the Official Plan Review.


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.


HAVE YOUR SAY

We all have a stake in the future of our city. Get involved and share your thoughts!



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    Will you improve the architecture and public realm of Missisauga by demanding design excellence for developments? Unfortunately, the designs of most of the city's projects are bland & ugly. Please fix this!

    Daniel Asked 2 months ago

    The City’s Official Plan contains many policies related to achieving design excellence for new buildings and public and private spaces in Mississauga. These policies will be examined as part of the Official Plan Review process in an effort to improve them where possible. Most new multi-unit residential, commercial and institutional buildings in the City undergo a comprehensive design review by urban designers and landscape architects as part of the site plan approval process. For more significant development proposals in Mississauga’s Downtown and other high growth areas, applications are further reviewed by the Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel. Their additional comments are used to improve the site and building design of these projects. Staff do have to adhere to provincial legislation, which limits the regulation staff can impose on specific architectural treatments proposed by developers (e.g. materials, colours, architectural style and aesthetics, etc.).

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    can yall get rid of the parking minimum and let businesses decide how much parking they need? Continuing to have it discourages businesses to locate in the city because they have to build so much parking. Also not allowing some form of residential development and not letting people choose to live near rapid transit makes the city's infra underused, Re: the Transitway, the fact that residential cannot be built in the airport corporate centre makes commutes longer rather it be on transit or car. The same thing can and will be said about Hurontario between mathenson and the 407 where again, residential cannot be built on rapid transit. The lack of mixed use zoning and development in the city will continue to prevent our city from its full potential and have a fighting chance to move from suburban development.

    Petrovna Asked 12 months ago

    City of Mississauga Council recently endorsed the Parking Master Plan and Implementation Strategy. One of its recommendations is to develop an updated approach to off-street parking regulations that considers the City’s urban structure, transit investments, development trends, proximity to multi-modal transportation, and best practices. Staff is planning to initiate a comprehensive review of the parking regulations in the Zoning Bylaw in the near future. The review will strive to align with the City’s intensification, affordable housing and urban design policies while supporting a balanced transportation system.

    The Region of Peel is presently undertaking a study of all major transit station areas (MTSAs) in the City of Mississauga in consultation with city planning staff. Information about the study is found here

    MTSAs are areas within a 500 to 800-metre radius of a transit station (about a 10-minute walk). All stations along the Mississauga Transitway and the Hurontario Light Rapid Transit (LRT) line are considered MTSAs. The study will identify and delineate MTSA boundaries across Peel Region and provide direction on the density of development that should occur within each MTSA. The opportunity for mixed-use including residential uses will be considered through this study; however, it will recognize the existing City structure where residential uses area not permitted. The Airport Corporate and Gateway Corporate Centre Character Areas are intended for employment uses and do not permit residential uses. The Corporate Centres are within the Toronto Pearson International Airport Operating Area (AOA) and therefore do not permit residential development. Mississauga Official Plan policies that pertain to Aircraft Noise and address the AOA, are found here.


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    What is the Official Plan Review and why is it being done now?

    about 1 year ago

    A comprehensive review of the Official Plan is required to take place every ten years. It is an opportunity to ensure that the official plan continues to address local priorities and changing community needs. Mississauga’s current Official Plan came into effect in November 2012.


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    What is involved in the review?

    about 1 year ago

    We will review key studies which impact land use planning. We will also review our current policies and determine if they “conform and are consistent” with the province, region and city. We will consult with our key stakeholders and the community. 

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    Where can I get more information?

    about 1 year ago