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

    Moaz asked 24 days 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.

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

    brandon asked about 1 month 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.

  • 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 1 month 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.

  • Will access to Rockwood Mall be made safer for pedestrian traffic? Currently there aren't any sidewalks to enter the mall through the west entrance. To get to the mall pedestrians have to share the ramp with cars. Also, pedestrians have made their own paths down a steep hill bordering Bough Beeches. Is it in the plans to add pedestrian access that's accessible and safer in that area?

    JS asked about 1 month ago

    Great observation! Improving walkability and pedestrian connectivity is critical to fostering healthy, complete communities. We'll use your feedback to inform our work moving forward, and encourage you to participate in an upcoming walking audit.

  • Will we see more people in our neighbourhood in the future? What will be built? Are traffic and school safety going to be affected? Is the green space on the southwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Sheridan Park Dr going to change. Will there be more portables at the schools?

    Catherine and Chris asked about 1 month ago

    Thanks for the questions! 

    1. The mall areas included in the study have already been identified in the City’s policies as strategic locations for intensification. However, the character of the surrounding stable, residential neighbourhoods will be protected. Any development that happens in the future will be evaluated based on how it meets the vision that you help develop, and must be sensitive to the surrounding neighbourhoods.
    2. We want your input as to what should be built. Which businesses and services do you need at your neighbourhood commercial centre? What should the buildings look like? Your comments will help form the policies that will guide future redevelopment, if and when landowners decide to redevelop.
    3. Any development application must satisfactorily demonstrate to the City that traffic and school safety are adequately addressed.
    4. We want your input on green spaces in the mall areas. Where do you want green spaces? How should they look?
    5. Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will be included as stakeholders in the process. They will have an opportunity to provide comments on school enrolment and the need for additional portables.


  • Will comments about malls be shared with mall owners?

    RJS asked about 1 month ago

    We value transparency in our community engagement processes. Comments will be shared with all stakeholders, including the mall owners.


  • When will Rockwwod Mall be renovated? Close location but the washrooms smell bad and the food court is well past its prime.

    RJS asked about 1 month ago

    Thanks for the question and feedback. The timing of renovation and/or redevelopment is not within the scope of this project. As private landowners, mall owners determine when it is appropriate for improvements. 

    That said, we encourage you to share your vision for the mall and surrounding area with us. Your feedback will help guide development should landowners choose to redevelop in the future. 

  • Is the mall in my area going to be demolished or redeveloped?

    about 1 month ago

    Great question! The scope of the Reimagining the Mall project does NOT include mall redevelopment. The purpose is to make sure that land use policy is proactively in place if a mall owner chooses to redevelop in the future.