Reimagining the Mall

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

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 five* (5) 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.


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.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

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 five* (5) 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.


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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Partner with a university on one of these lands to develop a technology and medical hub with charm and ambiance for students and the city which will attract businesses. This would work well in the Erin Mills area.


How about a musuem or an area for fintech and other tech companies to set up shop. We need to attract big name businesses of the future to this city. Don't hope only for Amazon.

What a venue where we can have parades to celebrate the cultures of our city like a caribana or st Patrick's parade line by bars and clubs and entertainment. Create a soccer field football stadium and hockey arena and let's get some professional teams into this city.

If Ottawa and Montreal can do it why not Mississauga?

RS 4 months ago

Maybe it's time to divide these parts of the cities into districts that are each unique from one another that will make people travel to different places in the city for different vibes. Using these lands would be a great way to begin developing distinct communities within the city like port credit instead of one big bedroom community.

RS 4 months ago

How about using Sheridan Centre to create a maginificent farmers market similar to st. Jacobs market where the city can get great food that are organically grown and local all year around!!

RS 4 months ago

Meadowvale Town Centre
This area needs to be redeveloped similar to the streetsville area. There is more parking surface than shopping currently. This area could easily be developed in to multiple laneways with small shops, restaurants and cafes with narrow walking laneways similar to Sparks street in Ottawa or old Montreal. This area should have community areas similar to Toronto's distillery district where there can be various community fairs. As an alternative there could be a central promenade for public performance or like streetsville with salsa in the square with green space and water fountain. This will allow younger individuals a place to interact and relax as well as the multitude of young families an opportunity to be out in the community with destinations that people want to partake in. It is also very important to remember that meadowvale go is very near and Town centre maintains it's own transit hub. These could be leveraged to encourage individuals within and out of the city to visit meadowvale which is largely forgotten today.

Erin Mills Town Centre
This place should remain a mall however it is so dispersed with their other shops such as where the indigo is. The space use is very bad. This needs more green space and to be surrounded by business towers. Mississauga is continuing to develop condos yet we need to make business towers to attract big business to set up offices and headquarter in towers in Mississauga and hopefully also leave these single floor behemoth corporate offices like Walmart office in Mississauga that is a complete waste of good space which would have been better used with less real estate if it was built up.

South Common Sheridan Rockwood
Break these down. Make these into attractions that people from the city or outside want to come too. Please remember we have an airport in our city. Let's get international tourists a reason to spend their money in our city rather than Toronto. Let's give them a reason to visit similar to what Brooklyn has done.

RS 4 months ago

Rockwood mall must be rebuild to a high end mall. Make it something at least like Cloverdale mall with Metro instead of Food basics, etc. Remove stores like Star shoes, the smell of low end shoes just ruins the air in the mall. Keep widely popular stores Dollarama, Winners.

Kwarz 4 months ago

Move forward with bold zoning! Homes and offices don't have to remain off of the mall property. Mixing the zoning would encourage walkability (a few metres matters for someone who is walking, especially in winter). If not, encourage densification. Erin mills still has a lot of undeveloped space. It's time for a parking garage and a more intense mix of spaces closer to the property.

mkfunniestuf 4 months ago

All the malls should have the bus stops near the entrance. For most of the malls you have to walk a very long distance or through the parking lot or on roads. South Common has the best entrance regarding this. There should be common bus stop in the mall for buses going either way. If you have to take your bags outside on the road and walk a long distance, it makes it hard for people taking the bus.

SN 4 months ago

Rockwood mall absolutely needs pedestrian access from all four sides of the mall. I walk with a baby carriage and need to walk on the road, down a hill, if I'm entering from Bloor or Bough Beaches. Not safe. Pedestrian friendliness needs improvement, especially with a retirement home within the walking distance.

It would also be nice if there was a cafe that had outdoor seating for warm weather. I could see it being very successful.

Boo 4 months ago

It would be nice if these malls because "lifestyle hubs". Rather than simply just stores, malls should have a mix of merchandise, entertainment, wellness, and community options. I would like to see Sheridan mall basically demolished and then re-built. The mall should still contain a grocer and some retail options.

Some ideas:

It would be nice to have some open space that is "greenhouse" enclosed (an indoor park) so that people have a place to go in the winter to have sunlight and greenery without having to be outside in the cold (or is protected from extreme heat in the summer).

Event space should be opened for pop-up stores, craft markets, traveling events. Recreation such as arcades, bowling, restaurants would attract people from the neighbourhood to spend money "locally" rather than traveling downtown.

The library should be expanded to include a digital innovation hub where residents can learn about emerging technology and pick up the digital skills of the future.

A fitness facility could take up home and retailers that cater to health and fitness would benefit from fitness facility.

Stephanie 4 months ago

With respect to Rockwood Mall, I would like there to be safer bicycle access. More specifically, I would like to have a marked and delineated bicycle route from the Burnhamthorpe Trail, which is along Burnhamthorpe Road, to a bike rack. Right now one must use a very busy automobile road access to a bike rack hidden away in a parking lot.
I would also like there to be a senior friendly pedestrian access from the corner of Dixie and Rathburn. Right now, one must climb a small hill and step over a concrete curb.

Roy 4 months ago

I would like to see areas available for citizens to sell their own artistic goods via stalls that are first come and first serve. Perhaps something similar to Hamilton's Art crawl (where art is sold on a section of a shut down road for a few hours on a Friday evening). I think that opening up areas around the mall to encourage citizens to meet and form fellowship instead of simply hoarding everyone into the mall is a better idea to build the community,

Stephanie 4 months ago

Most malls have a smattering of food choices mainly involving fast-food and other incredibly unhealthy options. Can we focus on restaurants and food places that provide good, healthy and delicious food that is locally sourced and provides for various eating choices.

Abhijeet Manay 4 months ago

Let's start looking at Canadian businesses like https://www.jibestream.com to provide indoor maps for our Malls! Navigation and product info straight from our homes to the stores were interested in shopping at.

Sauga 4 months ago

@ Meadowvale Town Centre:

The community where this mall sits has a lot of young people and the high school is in walking distance. I think it would be neat to explore ways to bring in young people. Either through a radio station where young people can take a high school credit and work out of, or maybe a newspaper or magazine? I think that if one of the retailers could be owned by the city and work with the Peel board, you can have a hub of young people working out of there for school but also to help our community.

I also think when considering reno's for this place, make it feel more like a piazza like they have in Italy. Piazza's are communal hubs of art, food, drink, families, festivals, and can even have political gatherings. They're a central, social meeting place for the community. Perhaps between the cars, there are benches, and there are is a car-free zone where there is a fountain in the middle. Maybe even a clock tower because I love those and the city got rid of the one at Erin Mills!

Safeeya 4 months ago

Regarding Sheridan Mall, I would like to echo some of the comments made by JP. The mall absolutely needs a facelift and the number of vacant spaces in the mall make it seem dead or derelict. The Mall sorely needs a solid tenant in the anchoring unit Target used to occupy. It should be an affordable store such as a Walmart Supercentre or a No Frills to provide an alternative to the pricey groceries at Metro. A Walmart would provide extra incentive for me to bring my children along to the mall for their clothing and school needs. The added caution with this would be the increase in vehicular traffic which would deter pedestrian traffic. I also can't believe there isn't a post office in the Sheridan Centre; that would be a great addition that would bring me in.

An alternative to a Walmart or No Frills store could be a YMCA. This would drive family traffic to the mall and encourage healthier activities by locals.

Once again, echoing JP's idea, I'm also not opposed to the idea of developing (adding business or residential units) above the mall as this would drive traffic to the shops below, particularly the food court (in the case of business units).

The hallways in the mall are much wider than the foot traffic that needs to be accommodated. Consider adding more vegetation or water features to fill in the space (like what you see at Vaughan Mills).

Also, I would love to see more events like farmers markets, used book sales, craft sales, fundraisers, electronics recycling/paper shredding events, etc., however these events need to be advertised appropriately, possibly through the Mississauga City News (paper and electronic newsletters). I know that events like these would help me bring my kids in that direction on the weekend to kill some time.

With regards to walkability, I live on the West side of Southdown and would love to walk to the mall with my kids, but currently I don't find myself having a reason to bring them there. In addition, the large parking lot and vehicular traffic are a deterrent.

Sbuksa 4 months ago

This paragraph was taken from inssauga.com
To be clear, this project will not include mall redevelopment—it will simply focus on the neighbourhoods the malls reside in.

I don't really know what malls really bring to a neighbourhood other then Convenience and in some cases traffic.

O Doyle rules 5 months ago

Is it possible to have an ice rink inside the mall? Or some kind of indoor play area that attracts kids and grownups, especially during the winter.

SS 5 months ago

Here is another vote for incorporating senior living into Sheridan Mall. 'SLoleary' echos my thoughts perfectly.

Sailcat 5 months ago

All malls should have presto loading machines or a booth for customer convenience. Also this way modified operators could be utilized efficiently.

Dipika Kharwanwala 5 months ago

Reimagine Erin Mill Town Centre - tear it down and put up something useful - that would be better than the eyesore there now. Parks & public space would be nice, but that isn't going to happen. Erin Mills now is not only the ungliest mall in the world, it is the hardest to navigate once inside.

Streetie 5 months ago