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.
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.
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?
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.
What were the parameters that you used to choose these six indoor malls?
Thanks for the question! The site selection criteria for the study
1. The site is identified
as a ‘Major Node’ or ‘Community Node’ in Chapters 13 and 14 of the City’s
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?
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??
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?
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?
Thanks for the questions!
- 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.
- 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
- Any development application must
satisfactorily demonstrate to the City that traffic and school safety are
- We want your input on green
spaces in the mall areas. Where do you want green spaces? How should they look?
- 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?
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.
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
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?
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.