Reimagining the Mall

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Reimagining the mall

About the project

In June 2019, the Reimagining the Mall Directions Report was presented and endorsed at Planning and Development Committee. We are now preparing an Official Plan Amendment to implement the recommendations outlined in the Directions Report.

On September 28, 2020 we will be presenting the final draft Official Plan Amendment and Recommendation Report related to Mississauga’s mall-based nodes to the City’s Planning and Development Committee at a public meeting. For details on how to participate, please see the Public Notice.

Mississauga is growing and our communities are evolving. To ensure the healthy development of our City, we are creating policies to direct potential redevelopment and intensification at strategic areas. The Reimagining the Mall project will guide the long-term evolution of six (6) areas anchored by the following indoor shopping malls:

The study will help to ensure that future intensification in these areas is done in a way that fosters healthy, mixed-use communities. The idea being that you can live, work, play and raise a family all within your own “complete community". The purpose of the project is to make sure that land use policy is proactively in place should a landowner choose to redevelop in the future.

Reimagining the Mall is being led by the City of Mississauga in partnership with the Region of Peel. A consultant team led by Gladki Planning Associates, and supported by DTAH and urbanMetrics, is providing specialized expertise in land use planning, policy development, urban design, and finance.


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

Have suggestions about how we can reimagine our malls and the areas around them? We want to hear from you! Each phase of the engagement process will have a variety of ways to participate. Check back often to learn about the ways you can get involved online and in-person.

Reimagining the mall

About the project

In June 2019, the Reimagining the Mall Directions Report was presented and endorsed at Planning and Development Committee. We are now preparing an Official Plan Amendment to implement the recommendations outlined in the Directions Report.

On September 28, 2020 we will be presenting the final draft Official Plan Amendment and Recommendation Report related to Mississauga’s mall-based nodes to the City’s Planning and Development Committee at a public meeting. For details on how to participate, please see the Public Notice.

Mississauga is growing and our communities are evolving. To ensure the healthy development of our City, we are creating policies to direct potential redevelopment and intensification at strategic areas. The Reimagining the Mall project will guide the long-term evolution of six (6) areas anchored by the following indoor shopping malls:

The study will help to ensure that future intensification in these areas is done in a way that fosters healthy, mixed-use communities. The idea being that you can live, work, play and raise a family all within your own “complete community". The purpose of the project is to make sure that land use policy is proactively in place should a landowner choose to redevelop in the future.

Reimagining the Mall is being led by the City of Mississauga in partnership with the Region of Peel. A consultant team led by Gladki Planning Associates, and supported by DTAH and urbanMetrics, is providing specialized expertise in land use planning, policy development, urban design, and finance.


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

Have suggestions about how we can reimagine our malls and the areas around them? We want to hear from you! Each phase of the engagement process will have a variety of ways to participate. Check back often to learn about the ways you can get involved online and in-person.

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    Hello, what are the plans for the (Westwood mall/Westwood Square Mall) In Malton, Mississauga? is their going to be more name brand stores, more security on the main floor, the back area of the mall, and the food court? Also is their going to be a service desk area in the mall for people to go to and ask questions regarding the mall and get a map for the mall or directions to each store.

    Aaron asked 8 months ago

    The Reimagining the Mall project has created policies for the future redevelopment of the City’s mall-based nodes, including the Malton Community Node. The City has not received development applications from the landowner of Westwood Square, which is part of the Malton Community Node. Leasing and operational issues are not controlled by City policy but are decided by the landowner of the mall.

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    What are the plans for the Erin mills South Common centre?

    Sush asked 9 months ago

    The mall owners have not submitted any proposals or development applications to the City for their lands.

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    I wish to know what the design changes are taking place to the exterior of Rockwood Mall

    will1 asked about 1 year ago

    Exterior façade changes to the building include upgrades to two entrance canopies. Approvals were issued by the City in 2018 and 2019.

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    Are there any updates on this? It's now fall 2019 and phase three was supposed to be until spring 2019

    nickmorrison09 asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. In June 2019, the Reimagining the Mall Directions Report was presented and endorsed at Planning and Development Committee. We are now preparing an Official Plan amendment to implement the Report’s recommendations and hope to have it completed by early 2020.

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    Any Update on whats exactly going to happen to the sheridan centre. We know dunpar developments (townhouse makers) purchased it Rumours are a condo is going up and metro, shoppers, lenscrafters are staying put? Is part of the mall being torn down ?

    JP asked about 1 year ago

    The City has not received a development application nor a demolition permit for the Sheridan Centre.

    It will be up to the owners to determine if and when they want to redevelop their property.


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    Since Sheridan Mall has recently been sold to Dunpar Homes, a residential and commercial developer, what are the immediate plans for the Mall. It would be tragic for many if they did not agree to have retail, i.e. grocery store, in the Mall.

    elmarson asked about 2 years ago

    Dunpar has purchased the Sheridan Centre and is aware of the Reimagining the Mall project, but they have not approached the City with a development application or a proposal to date. The desire to maintain and improve everyday retail shopping such as grocery stores, aligns with the project goals of Reimagining the Mall. 

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    With the recent addition to green standards across the GTA, I think it would be great to see some electric car charging stations somewhere on these sites. I know this has been adopted by surrounding area malls - is this something that can be considered?

    JJ asked over 2 years ago

    Mississauga has Green Development Standards which are used to encourage applicants to incorporate sustainable elements into proposed buildings and sites. The Standards are applied when staff receive a development proposal, not on existing properties. However, they have not been updated to incorporate electric vehicle charging stations. 

    It's worth noting that many shopping malls are voluntarily incorporating electric vehicle charging stations into their parking lots. 



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    What were the parameters that you used to choose these six indoor malls?

    Moaz asked about 3 years ago

    Thanks for the question! The site selection criteria for the study were:

    1.  The site is identified as a ‘Major Node’ or ‘Community Node’ in Chapters 13 and 14 of the City’s Official Plan;

    2.  The node is anchored by an indoor shopping mall.

    For more details on the function and characteristics of Major Nodes and Community Nodes, please refer to Chapter 5 of the Official Plan.

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    Would large strip malls like woodchester benefit from a project like this? Mavis/Britannia?

    brandon asked about 3 years ago

    The results of Reimagining the Mall may help to inform future policies that address large strip malls. However, the six mall areas included in Reimagining the Mall were selected because they are designated as either a ‘Major Node’ or ‘Community Node’ in Chapter 5 of the City’s Official Plan. These areas have different functions and characteristics than strip malls. They are identified as key areas for intensification, mixed use development, with enhanced connectivity, transit, and community infrastructure.

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    sounds like a cool way for the public to let the mall owners know what would get customers to their mall. Once the information is collect and presented to mall owners, do you think anything will change??

    ABZ asked about 3 years ago

    All feedback collected as part of the Reimagining the Mall project will be shared with mall owners. As private landowners, the mall owners will determine what changes, if needed, will be completed.