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
Continue reading Proposed Policies First Step Toward Lakeview Waterfront Revitalization
The City of Mississauga now offers property owners the convenience of viewing their interim and final property tax bills online through eBill.
“We are pleased to provide eBill as a convenient, secure and paperless way to view property tax bills,” said Connie Mesih, Director, Revenue and Materiel Management. “eBill enables the City to serve customers better through technology while saving postage, paper and processing costs.”
Anyone registering for eBill will receive confirmation via email. When the interim and final property tax bills are issued, an email will advise that the tax bill is ready to be viewed on the City’s Tax Self-Service website, starting with the 2017 interim bill.
eBill recipients will no longer get a paper copy through regular mail.
A Tax Personal Information Number (PIN) is required in order to sign up for eBill. Anyone who does not have a Tax PIN can request one on the Tax Self-Service website.
For more information, visit mississauga.ca/ebill.
The City of Mississauga is making it easier and less costly to register second units as part of its commitment to increasing access to affordable housing. City Council today approved a new By-law that will improve the registration process for second units, also known as basement apartments, in-law suites and secondary units.
The City has repealed the current licensing process and will now require that houses containing a second unit be registered.
Registration is free of charge. Homeowners will no longer need to purchase or renew a license. Existing second unit licence holders will be automatically registered. Continue reading Mississauga Now Making it Easier to Register Second Units
The City of Mississauga’s Encroachment By-law is getting updated with a new, user-friendly process for residents interested in installing and maintaining boulevard gardens on public lands.
“It is wonderful to see a user-friendly process available to residents who are passionate about their gardens,” said Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey. “Our city has so many talented gardeners with great visons that are making our city beautiful.”
Council directed that Works Operations and Maintenance staff review the Encroachment By-law to streamline the installation of boulevard garden encroachments.
“City staff has developed a simpler process for residents wanting to install and maintain boulevard gardens,” said Bob Levesque Acting Director Works Operations and Maintenance. “The current Encroachment By-law prohibits encroachments onto public lands except where a minor encroachment agreement exists. These conditions are not suitable to boulevard gardens. The new process will allow residents to enter into a written agreement for boulevard gardens separate from a formal Encroachment Agreement or Minor Encroachment Agreement. Residents are encouraged to apply for a permit in advance of planting. Staff recommends an administration fee of $50 plus applicable tax for the Boulevard Garden Encroachment Permit.” Continue reading New User-friendly Boulevard Garden Encroachment Permit