A shift from the automobile towards transit, cycling and walking is one of the changes highlighted in the City's new Official Plan according to a staff report entitled "Draft Mississauga Official Plan, March 2010", presented at Planning and Development Committee (PDC) yesterday.
"The draft plan is the first major rethink of Mississauga's planning framework and embodies a fundamentally different approach to planning," said John Calvert, director, Policy Planning. "The new official plan will guide development as Mississauga completes its greenfield development stage and focuses on infill and intensification."
Key differences between the existing Mississauga Plan and the draft plan were highlighted in the report. Some examples include:
directing growth to identified intensification areas and protecting established residential areas;
a policy shift from automobile towards transit, cycling and walking as desirable transportation choices;
policies to protect employment areas and to identify lands near transit facilities for offices;
a greater recognition of the importance of "soft" infrastructure - a wide range of housing choices, opportunities for education and social interaction;
a stronger emphasis on urban design aimed at creating active pedestrian-friendly places, suitable transitions of building heights, protecting the character of stable neighbourhoods, views and heritage resources, and creating an attractive public realm.
The Committee approved staff's recommendation that the draft plan be circulated for comment and that a public consultation program, including a statutory open house and public meeting be conducted. Following completion of a public consultation process, staff will report to Council on the comments received and recommend any necessary revisions. The draft City Official Plan will be presented to PDC on June 28 and subsequent to City Council approval will be forwarded to Regional Council for consideration.
Open houses will be held on April 13, 14, 15, 17, 26 and 28. A statutory public meeting will be held on May 3, 2010.
For more information on the draft Official Plan and details on the upcoming open houses and statutory meeting visit www.mississauga.ca/draftmississaugaofficialplan or call Marianne Cassin, Policy Planning Division at 905-615-3200 #5881.
The Official Plan is an important tool to implement the land use component of the Strategic Plan vision, articulated through the "Our Future Mississauga - Be Part of the Conversation" process.
The Cities of Mississauga and Brampton are hosting public information centres to present the findings of the joint Hurontario/Main Street Study, which identifies Light Rail Transit (LRT) as the preferred option for the corridor.
The Hurontario/Main Street Study explored options for rapid transit development, land use and urban design along the corridor, which runs from Port Credit to downtown Brampton. The study is part of Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan, THE BIG MOVE, that identified the corridor as one of 15 priority projects for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Mississauga Public Information Centre:
City of Mississauga Mississauga Civic Centre - Great Hall 300 City Centre Drive (Duke of York Boulevard and Burnhamthorpe Road) Wednesday, March 31, 2010 5 to 8 p.m.
BRAMPTON, ON. (March 22, 2010) – The Region of Peel’s yard waste collection services resume March 29, 2010 in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga.
Yard waste will be collected weekly on regularly scheduled waste collection days in April, May, June, October and November. Yard waste will be collected every other week in July, August and September.
Residents can find their summer yard waste collection schedule in the 2010/2011 Waste Management Guide, which is being delivered in March to all households that receive curbside waste collection. The schedule is also available at www.peelregion.ca/waste.
Residents are asked to follow these steps when putting yard waste at the curb for collection:
Place yard waste in labelled, open, rigid and reusable containers; bushel baskets; or paper yard waste bags
Set out yard waste and recyclable material on the opposite side of the driveway from garbage, if possible
Tie brush securely in bundles up to 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 76 cm (30 in.) in width, weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lbs.)
BRAMPTON, ON. (March 10, 2010) – During the weeks of March 15 and 22, the 2010/2011 Waste Management Guide will be delivered to Peel households that receive curbside waste collection services. A separate guide, customized to the waste disposal needs of apartments and condominiums, will be delivered this spring.
Both guides contain important information about the Region's waste collection programs, as well as the services offered at Peel’s network of Community Recycling Centres.
"Residents are encouraged to keep their guide for easy reference throughout the year," says Dave Gordon, Manager of Waste Planning. "The information contained in the guide should serve as the first source of information on the Region’s waste management programs and services."
Residents who opt out of receiving unaddressed ad mail should note that the guide will not be delivered to their household. Copies of the guide can be obtained by calling the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499. An electronic version is available at www.peelregion.ca/waste.
Contents of the guide:
Curbside collection services - Everything you need to know about the Region’s curbside waste collection services, including a holiday and exemption period schedule, green bin and blue box tips, yard waste information and other collection guidelines
Electronics Recycling – Information about changes to the Region’s electronics recycling program. Starting April 5, 2010, select electronic waste will no longer be collected at the curb or apartment buildings. Instead, residents can drop off select electronic waste at any Community Recycling Centre to be recycled, free of charge
Recycling Guide - A chart listing acceptable and not acceptable blue box items
Garbage tag, blue box and green bin pick-up locations - A complete listing of the distribution outlets throughout Peel offering garbage tags for purchase. The list also includes locations where residents can purchase or exchange recycling boxes, green bins and kitchen containers
Community Recycling Centres - This section provides a detailed look at the variety of services and disposal options offered at Peel’s network of Community Recycling Centres
Residents who do not receive their guide by the end of March should call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 to obtain a copy.
The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and in the Town of Caledon. For more information on these programs, call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge. Visit www.peelregion.ca/waste.
Property Location: 1110 Lorne Park Road Northwest corner of Lorne Park Road and Albertson Crescent
To permit a two storey office building;
This proposal will require an amendment to the Mississauga Plan Policies for the Clarkson-Lorne Park District from "Residential – Low Density I" to "Office";
To change the zoning for the subject lands from "R2-1" (Detached Dwellings – Typical Lots) to "O-Exception" (Office). The applicant proposes to exclude certain office and accessory uses such as medical offices, financial institutions and veterinary clinics.
These applications are being considered under the Bill 51 Planning Act Requirements. (See below)
Purpose of Meeting:
For the applicant to present the proposal;
For interested individuals to ask questions and express their views about the proposal; and
For community input to be used to evaluate the applications.
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Time: 7:00 p.m. Meeting Place: Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive File: OZ 08/015 W2 Applicant: Wellings Planning Consultants Inc. Owner: Jacan Construction Ltd. More Information: Suellen Wright, Project Coordinator, Planning & Building Department at 905-615-3200, ext. 4121 or by e-mail at
Notice Date: March 10, 2010