Parking Regulations Study

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About the project

The City of Mississauga is reviewing and updating off-street parking regulations in the City’s Zoning By-law. The Parking Regulations Study is as a key action from the City’s recently approved Parking Master Plan and Implementing Strategy (PMPIS).

Parking is an important part of shaping how Mississauga looks, moves and functions. It directly impacts how the city is built, transit usage and active transportation. The Study focuses on establishing the amount of privately-owned parking (e.g., in parking lots within apartment buildings, retail plazas, office buildings, warehouse or industrial buildings) that is to be provided as part of any development application or when a new business is created in the City. The Study will not be examining parking on public streets which will be the subject of a separate study.

The Study will:

  • Develop a neighbourhood-specific “precinct” approach to assessing parking requirements for development applications
  • Investigate current and anticipated parking demand and usage rates, transit investments, travel patterns, development trends and proximity to different modes of transportation
  • Ensure parking zoning regulations align with land use and travel patterns and consequently decrease the number of requests by landowners for reducing parking through rezonings and minor variances
  • Support a balanced transportation system including public transit, walking and cycling
  • Align with the City’s intensification, affordable housing and urban design policies
  • Reflect the City’s visions and objectives in Mississauga’s Official Plan, City’s transportation strategies, and regional and provincial policy directions.

For more information, please see the FAQs. if you would like to know more or have any questions, contact parking.regs@mississauga.ca.


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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.




About the project

The City of Mississauga is reviewing and updating off-street parking regulations in the City’s Zoning By-law. The Parking Regulations Study is as a key action from the City’s recently approved Parking Master Plan and Implementing Strategy (PMPIS).

Parking is an important part of shaping how Mississauga looks, moves and functions. It directly impacts how the city is built, transit usage and active transportation. The Study focuses on establishing the amount of privately-owned parking (e.g., in parking lots within apartment buildings, retail plazas, office buildings, warehouse or industrial buildings) that is to be provided as part of any development application or when a new business is created in the City. The Study will not be examining parking on public streets which will be the subject of a separate study.

The Study will:

  • Develop a neighbourhood-specific “precinct” approach to assessing parking requirements for development applications
  • Investigate current and anticipated parking demand and usage rates, transit investments, travel patterns, development trends and proximity to different modes of transportation
  • Ensure parking zoning regulations align with land use and travel patterns and consequently decrease the number of requests by landowners for reducing parking through rezonings and minor variances
  • Support a balanced transportation system including public transit, walking and cycling
  • Align with the City’s intensification, affordable housing and urban design policies
  • Reflect the City’s visions and objectives in Mississauga’s Official Plan, City’s transportation strategies, and regional and provincial policy directions.

For more information, please see the FAQs. if you would like to know more or have any questions, contact parking.regs@mississauga.ca.


Have your say

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.



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    Hi, is it in this study's scope to look at lowering minimum parking requirements? Also, what's the current minimum parking requirements? A link to the latest document would be fine. Thanks!

    Mark asked about 1 year ago

    Hello Mark, thanks for your question.  Yes, the Parking Regulations Study is looking into updating the requirements in the City’s Zoning By-law. Any changes to the Zoning By-law would apply to new development or re-development applications; the updated regulations will determine the amount of parking to be provided within the subject site of an application. In order to see the current requirements, please visit this link: Zoning By-law-Part 3: Parking, Loading and Stacking Lane Regulations. Staff will be presenting an Information Report to the Planning and Development Community of Council on May 31st, 2021. The report will have an update on the study and will discuss the emerging draft policy directions. Please visit the “Update” tab for information on how to listen in and how to participate in the meeting

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    I heard the city is considering allowing home boulevard parking in order to eliminate the number of exceptions being granted. Is this part of your study? If so, is the public able to contribute with commentary?

    Nick Evans asked 6 months ago

    Hello Nick, thanks for your question. The Parking Regulations Study is not looking into the boulevard parking permissions as the focus is on updating the parking regulations in the City’s Zoning By-law.  Any changes in the Zoning By-law would apply to parking to be provided within a property as part of a new development or re-development. The City is, however, initiating the Parking Permit Review, a parallel study to enhance municipal parking services. This review includes looking into potentially unlocking lower driveway boulevard parking.  Please contact Brenda.Peterson@mississauga.ca for more information on the Parking Permit Review project.

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