A shared vision for the Lakeview waterfront is one step closer to reality. City staff yesterday brought forward the proposed final land use plan for the area to the Planning and Development Committee.
The proposed Official Plan policies embed the vision and key principles of the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan into Mississauga’s Official Plan policies. They support the transformation of the waterfront lands into a sustainable and innovative community with a generous public realm and primarily mid-rise buildings.
“I am pleased that we are moving forward with our plans to revitalize the Lakeview lands into a sustainable, mixed-use waterfront community for all residents to enjoy,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “The lakefront redevelopment, inspired by the late Jim Tovey, will drive tourism, spur innovation and boost economic growth, helping put Mississauga on the international map. Only by working together, will our vision to transform the waterfront become a reality.”
Key ideas from the Master Plan contained in the policies include:
- a continuous waterfront that reconnects residents to Lake Ontario and the shoreline
- generous green and water-related open spaces
- a new urban street pattern that connects the existing neighbourhoods
- a cultural hub
- an employment and innovation corridor
“We embrace Mississauga’s history as we move into the future,” said Ward 1 Councillor David Cook. “Residents in Lakeview and throughout the city will continue to work with us to help make Jim’s vision for the Lakeview waterfront a reality.”
The proposed land use plan is expected to be approved by Council on July 4. Continue reading Proposed Land Use Plan for Lakeview a Milestone in Mississauga’s History
Residents are invited to participate in a series of community meetings where they can share their ideas, opinions and local knowledge to help shape the future vision of five areas anchored by indoor shopping malls.
In partnership with the Region of Peel, Reimagining the Mall will guide the long-term evolution of these into healthier, mixed-use communities. This will set a proactive policy framework to fulfil the City’s long-term vision should a property owner choose to redevelop the mall and surrounding area in the future. Continue reading Share Your Ideas at the Reimagining the Mall Community Meetings
UPDATE MARCH 7
Rotary RibFest has announced that the event will be taking place in Port Credits Memorial Park this summer
Continue reading Rotary RibFest Seeking Council Approval to Relocate Event to Port Credit Memorial Park
At Mississauga’s City Council meeting today, David Cook was appointed as Ward 1 Councillor. The appointment will be effective immediately and the new Ward 1 Councillor will remain in office until the end of the current City Council term on November 30, 2018.
David Cook will also be a member of the Region of Peel Council. The Regional appointment will be addressed at the Region of Peel Council meeting on Thursday, February 22.
David Cook is a former Mississauga City Councillor having served three terms between 1980 and 1988.
At its meeting on January 25, City Council decided that the vacant office of Ward 1, formerly held by the late Councillor Jim Tovey, would be filled by appointment. The appointment process involved candidates submitting nomination forms and supporting documents. Each candidate also had an opportunity to address Council at today’s meeting.
A total of 19 candidates participated in the appointment process. All forms and documents submitted by the applicants are a matter of public record, available in the Council meeting agenda.
For the next term of Council which runs from 2018 to 2022, the Councillor for Ward 1 position will be filled through the 2018 municipal election. The next City of Mississauga municipal election is on Monday, October 22, 2018. Visit mississaugavotes.ca for more information.