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Proposed Policies First Step Toward Lakeview Waterfront Revitalization

Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee yesterday received a staff report on the proposed Official Plan policies to support the implementation of the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan.

The draft policies support the area’s development as an innovative, sustainable green community with a generous public realm made up of mostly mid-rise buildings. The area will be home to 20,000 people and 9,000 jobs over the next 30 years.

“The vision and planning for the Lakeview Waterfront is truly transformative,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The city-building work we are doing now will help create a remarkable new destination for anyone choosing to live, work, visit and enjoy an unrivalled quality of life in Mississauga.”

The proposed policies identify:

  • the overall vision for the community
  • an innovative, green model community achieved through best practices
  • four distinct precincts, each with its own character
  • new parks and open spaces
  • new roads and transit corridors
  • cultural facilities, an innovation corridor and institutional campus

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Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) Public Meeting Notice

The Peel District School Board invites families and members of the public to attend the first public meeting for the Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) for Gordon Graydon Memorial, Glenforest, Lorne Park, TL Kennedy and The Woodlands secondary schools.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 7 to 9 p.m. Port Credit Secondary School 70 Mineola Rd. E., Mississauga

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Better construction route identified for Lakeview Waterfront Connection

Construction of a new waterfront conservation area in Mississauga’s Lakeview community, called the Lakeview Waterfront Connection (LWC) project, is scheduled to start in 2016. The project team (Credit Valley Conservation, the Region of Peel and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) have identified a new construction access route that will result in a more streamlined construction process with fewer impacts to the public.

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Twenty six-hectare waterfront green space planned for Toronto-Mississauga border

As the weather gets colder, you may not be thinking about the waterfront, but the Region of Peel has big plans for its share of the Lake Ontario shoreline. A degraded and inaccessible section of the shore will be transformed into a beautiful, naturalized conservation area. The space is slated to become a hotspot for wildlife migration and a green oasis in the heart of the city.

On October 22, Peel Regional Council voiced their continued support for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project and endorsed moving forward to implementation. The project is a joint undertaking of the Region of Peel, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to add green space where it is significantly lacking. Mississauga’s Lakeview community once boasted significant natural areas and several wetlands, which have since been lost to urbanization.

“This is a wonderful day for the environment, our community, the city and the Region of Peel,” said Jim Tovey, Peel Regional Councillor representing Mississauga’s Ward 1. “Today’s Council decision demonstrates a strong commitment to restoring our natural environment and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.” Tovey, who has been a staunch advocate for change along the waterfront, has led the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project since its inception.

The project is scheduled to take seven to ten years to complete. It will yield a publicly accessible conservation area roughly 48 football fields in size with 1.5 kilometres of new shoreline, stretching from the old Lakeview generating station to the Toronto border at Marie Curtis Park. The Waterfront Trail will be rerouted along the newly created shoreline, instead of its current inland path near Lakeshore Boulevard.

“A naturalization project of this scale will transform our urban environment and contribute to a healthier Great Lakes ecosystem.” said Andrew Farr, Director of Water for the Region of Peel. “We’re learning more about the connection between environmental health and human health each day. Access to natural spaces leads to a better quality of life for families and youth, and that’s exactly what the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project will do.”

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