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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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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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

Sailcat 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

I wish we had a “power centre” similar to the retailors around Winston Churchill and Argentia. The shopping options on the southwest side of town is limited. And the main retailers I shop at are peppered throughout those shopping malls listed. There is no middle range grocery store like The Canadian Superstore this side of town. It’s either No Frills or Walmart with limited grocery options or higher end stores like Sobey’s or Longo’s or Loblaws. I only go to Erin Mills Town Centre to shop at Walmart, or The Gap/ Old Navy or Bulk Barn. I would make the trip to Square One to shop for clothes and shoes since there are many more options. The only time I visit Sheridan Mall is to renew my drivers license. Meadowvale Town Centre has the only Canadian Tire this side of town. A lot of my shopping is being done online now so I feel we may not need this many mid size malls around this side of town. However I had hoped Erin Mills would become the second main shopping mall in the city when it was being renovated. The interior design of that mall is just not comfortable for shopping.

Lovetoshop 3 months ago

I think Rockwood Mall should have a better food court and a more variety of stores/offices. It looks really old and abandoned. Maybe add another floor? I think all of the above malls should have a second floor if they don't already have one

J 3 months ago

All these malls would benefit with many more trees/shrubs in and around the parking lots. I'm talking a few hundred. Consider adding more walkways for people to use rather than the road (an example is the pathway between Erin Mills Town Centre Bus Terminal and the mall).

South Common Mall has the main roadway separating the parking lot from the mall. Every shopper must cross this leading to congestion and safety concerns.

The South Common Mall Starbucks has a patio but faces Erin Mills Parkway and The Collegeway - noisy and ugly. Some dense trees would help here.

Most Malls are surrounded by a sidewalk but getting from the sidewalk to the mall is intimidating. For example, try to access BMO at South Common Mall from Burnhamthorpe/Erin Mills Parkway. You can climb a grass hill here but why not have stairs or a walkway? Starbucks has the same problem.

Pedestrian and bicycle access to the malls is intimidating. It generally involves crossing huge parking lots and jumping curbs. The Glen Erin Trail has a side trail leading to the South Common Community Centre but it falls short getting to South Common Mall - again jumping curbs and wandering through a maze of parking lots.

earlclose 3 months ago

I would like the designers to find creative ways to ensure maximum natural light in the malls and this to be mandatory.
Create courtyards where the food court can seasonally be in the open air.
Create engaging spaces where all generations can come and not only spend money - but spend time together.
Have a zen area, a yoga area, tai chi, meditation, fountains, chimes even, where people can come especially in the winter to find that quiet moment that we so need.
We are more and more looking inward for the meaning of our lives, on-line shopping is taking over, how do you want to keep this Retail Therapy on-going - by having therapy for elders and the tired of our community to come here with their families and have this free and deliciously fulfilling space while they wait for those who are shopping.
Keeping the Malls that are in our City innovative in environmental conscious ways - you are spending so much money, you might as well look at this project as if you had a looking glass that you could look into the next 3 to 4 decades and see what will be the life we will be living and make this the answer to that. You will become the springboard for changing the Mall to be what used to be the Village Square where everyone came to trade, know your community, share ideas and become friends.
Mississauga needs people to come here from other cities to feel that experience and we could set the standard to - our Malls are buildings that create connections with the Community who live, work and play here.
Instead of those dummy cars that you need to put a dollar and they don't move - you know the children like to play, have engaging equipment that make children safely move more, and grow their minds. Have the same in which their parents/grandparents can also participate.
And I come from my heart for this - create a multitude of spaces at different levels of the Malls where artists, poets, writers, and dancers, musicians, mimes, puppeteers oh the list is long!, can make a difference to the Community who come here - either for free or you pay them a small fee that will help them keep doing and practicing their much needed creativity. Mississauga protects the Arts, and the Mall sure can embrace their artists so that the shoppers are inspired by these Mississauga Artists - this is vital - important and urgent. (And watch how your social media engagement will flourish with this art scene - you will not believe it!)

Tasnim Jivaji 3 months ago

Rockwood mall is perfect dont change it :(

nayper 3 months ago