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“Land sale brings Mississauga closer to a waterfront that avoids Toronto’s mistakes:” The Globe & Mail

Imperial Oil recently announced the sale of their 73 acre property at 70 Mississauga Road South in Port Credit.

The Globe and Mail published a piece regarding the sale.

Report on Short-Term Accommodations (Airbnb etc) in Mississauga Identifies Regulatory Options

Yesterday, Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee received a report (starting on page 65 in the linked PDC Agenda [15mb PDF]) from staff on short-term accommodations in the city.

“We understand the concerns about short-term accommodations in Mississauga. City staff is carefully reviewing the regulatory options available to address them,” said Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “Staff respond to any nuisance complaints, regardless of whether or not they are the result of short-term accommodation use.”

Council directed City staff to examine short-term accommodations in Mississauga, consult with stakeholders and create new by-laws as appropriate. The staff report, Short-Term Accommodation Overview of Current Status and Regulatory Options, provides statistics, benchmarking information with other municipalities, regulatory options and enforcement challenges. The City’s Zoning By-law currently does not prohibit short-term accommodations.

The report identifies options to amend the existing Zoning By-law, including:

  • Defining short-term accommodations
  • Allowing short-term accommodations in some areas
  • Allowing short-term accommodations only in detached, semi-detached and townhouse dwellings, subject to conditions
  • Creating a municipal registry or licensing regime once the use is permitted in the Zoning By-law

The City has existing by-laws to address concerns that may be related to short-term accommodations. These include concerns about property standards, noise, garbage and parking. Under these by-laws, City staff respond to any nuisance complaints in the community as they arise.

As next steps, staff will circulate the report to stakeholders for input and comment. This will be followed by a staff report on the feedback received at a formal public meeting. Staff will then report to Council with final recommendations on short-term accommodations in Mississauga.

Plans for Port Credit Walmart Shelved

The Mississauga News and Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey are both reporting that Walmart Canada has cancelled plans for a 84,000 square foot “urban” store on Lakeshore Rd. E. just west of Cawthra Rd. in Lakeview at the extreme eastern end of the Port Credit Business Improvement Area.

Walmart was to occupy the second floor
Walmart was to occupy the second floor

“Since 2006 we have opened more than 320 Walmart Supercentres, which have proven very popular with customers and are present in almost every market in the Canadian market. We are redirecting our focus and investment to improve our existing network of stores, distribution centres and ecommerce offer. As a result we will not proceed with plans to open the store at Lakeshore and Cawthra”. – Walmart Spokesperson

Lakeshore Road E. from Seneca Avenue to Cooksville Creek — including The District at Lakeview which was to house the retailer — was recently made a part of the Port Credit Business Improvement Area.

There were no immediate plans for the vacant retail space reported.