Urban Agriculture Strategy

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About the Urban Agriculture Strategy

The City of Mississauga’s Parks, Forestry & Environment Division is working towards creating an urban agriculture strategy that will help identify the City’s role in supporting Corporate and community efforts to increase urban-scale food production across Mississauga.

Through the strategy, the City of Mississauga will work to encourage healthier lifestyles, empower the community to learn new skills about growing and harvesting produce and support local businesses with ties to urban agriculture.

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Urban Hen Program Public Engagement

As part of the consultations underway for the development of an Urban Agriculture Strategy, the City of Mississauga is launched a public engagement campaign to determine the receptiveness of a city-wide Urban Hen Program.


Information Learn more about backyard hens and what a Mississauga program would look like by checking out our information sheet and FAQs.


Public Survey Closed


Urban Hen Pilot Program Mississauga City Council approved a small pilot program of 10 households in wards 3, 5 and 6. Read the news release.





About the Urban Agriculture Strategy

The City of Mississauga’s Parks, Forestry & Environment Division is working towards creating an urban agriculture strategy that will help identify the City’s role in supporting Corporate and community efforts to increase urban-scale food production across Mississauga.

Through the strategy, the City of Mississauga will work to encourage healthier lifestyles, empower the community to learn new skills about growing and harvesting produce and support local businesses with ties to urban agriculture.

Get involved

Sign-up Stay up-to-date on all things urban agriculture and local food by subscribing to receive project updates.


Urban Hen Program Public Engagement

As part of the consultations underway for the development of an Urban Agriculture Strategy, the City of Mississauga is launched a public engagement campaign to determine the receptiveness of a city-wide Urban Hen Program.


Information Learn more about backyard hens and what a Mississauga program would look like by checking out our information sheet and FAQs.


Public Survey Closed


Urban Hen Pilot Program Mississauga City Council approved a small pilot program of 10 households in wards 3, 5 and 6. Read the news release.




  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City of Mississauga is developing an urban agriculture strategy and is seeking your input on the keeping of backyard urban hens. In April, staff presented a report to City Council with recommendations for an urban hen program. The proposed program would:

    • Allow residents to keep up to four hens for the personal consumption of eggs (Note: Hens will not be allowed to be raised for consumption)  
    • Not allow Roosters 
    • Require residents to register their hens with the City and meet the licensing criteria around yard size and chicken coop requirements. 
    • Require notification to adjoining neighbours as part of the licensing process and ask for their consent. If consent is not granted, a license will not be approved.

    For more information about urban agriculture and urban hens, visit our frequently asked questions page.

    This survey will take you approximately 5-10 minutes, however there is no time limit, so please take the time you need. Your responses will provide valuable input. Let’s get started!

    Have your say by completing the following online survey by 11:59 p.m. on August 8, 2021.



    The personal information on this survey is collected under the authority of sections 11 and 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001. The information will be used for developing an urban agriculture strategy as part of the City’s Climate Change Action Plan. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Enforcement Business Support Team, yoursay.enforcement@mississauga.ca.


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Are you involved in growing, processing, sharing, and distributing food within the city? Would you like to be? We want to hear from you! 

    The City of Mississauga is developing an urban agriculture strategy and is seeking your input. Urban agriculture includes growing fruit, vegetables and herbs for personal consumption, for commercial sale, for educational purposes and to promote community health and wellness. Examples of urban agriculture practices include community gardens, urban farms, hydroponics and farmers markets. For more information about urban agriculture, visit our frequently asked questions page.

    This survey will take you approximately 10-15 minutes, however there is no time limit, so please take the time you need. Your responses will provide valuable input into the strategy. Let’s get started!

    Have your say by completing the following online survey by 11:59 p.m. on May 23, 2021.


    The personal information on this survey is collected under the authority of sections 11 and 227 of the Municipal Act, 2001.  The information will be used for developing an urban agriculture and food security strategy as part of the City’s Climate Change Action Plan.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Environmental Outreach Assistant, samantha.diiorio@mississauga.ca, 905-615-3200 ext.8732

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