Category Archives: Lakeview

City Refreshes Waterfront Parks Strategy

The City of Mississauga has refreshed its Waterfront Parks Strategy, outlining a 25-year vision for City parks along Mississauga’s 22 kilometres (km) of waterfront along Lake Ontario. The strategy promotes the protection and enhancement of the City’s waterfront while providing public access along the water’s edge and opportunities for recreation, tourism and economic development. The proposed infrastructure improvements will maintain and strengthen the City’s historical connection to Lake Ontario.

“For decades, a large part of Mississauga’s waterfront was a hub for heavy industry with limited access for the public. Over the years we’ve worked to build parks and create public spaces for everyone to enjoy. Our work is only just beginning. This 25-year strategy aims to further reclaim our waterfront and ensure it remains accessible to residents for generations to come,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “People are drawn to the water and Mississauga is in the envious position of having 22 kilometres of shoreline. It’s important we not only protect this precious resource, but also promote it. We will do this by seamlessly connecting our existing and new parks with a continuous waterfront trail that connects to our neighbours, and ensuring that all future development prioritizes access to the water.”

The vision of the strategy is Life Thrives at the Water, which captures the spirit of how the waterfront influences the well-being of all the communities and ecosystem along the lake edge. The refresh builds on the 2008 strategy and addresses current planning trends and intensification along Mississauga’s waterfront. As well, the strategy supports the Cycling Master Plan by recommending the implementation of north/ south cycling connections to Lakeshore Road and beyond with paths linking to Toronto and Oakville, and the waterfront trail closer to the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Crombie added, “As a key commercial area for the City, Mississauga’s waterfront redevelopment will drive tourism, foster innovation, attract new business and boost economic growth. Our goal is to ensure our waterfront is a walkable, accessible, transit and cycling-friendly community where people can meet and connect and where businesses can prosper and thrive.”

Port Credit Harbour

The refreshed strategy builds upon the City’s successes along the waterfront and provides a planning framework to address:

·        Climate change

·        Intensification and brownfield development along the waterfront

·        The desire to create an enlivened water’s edge with increased public access and water-based recreation (e.g. boating, paddling, fishing and swimming)

·        Increased use of the waterfront by a diverse population in balance with natural heritage goals

·        Tourism in balance with local community needs

“The strategy provides a comprehensive plan to preserve, protect and enhance the waterfront park system for present and future generations,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. “Each waterfront park has its own character and provides a unique waterfront experience that includes different views of the lake, trail use, nature and heritage appreciation as well as special programs.”

The most significant changes for the 2019 refresh include new parkland, as well as a new large naturalized landscape created as part of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area.

Robillos added, “The implementation and funding of initiatives for the strategy will be subject to approval through the annual budget and business planning process.”

The City’s Refreshed Waterfront Parks Strategy Plan is set to go to Council for final approval on February 5. For more information about the project, visit mississauga.ca/portal/residents/parks-waterfront-parks-strategy.

Arrest Made In Lakefront Promenade Sexual Assault Investigation

Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Special Victims Unit are seeking assistance from the public in relation to sexual assaults in the area of Lakefront Promenade and Lakeshore Road East in the City of Mississauga.

On Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 5 p.m., an adult female was sexually assaulted by an individual on a bicycle along the pathway within Lakefront Promenade in Mississauga.  Investigation has revealed that the same individual is believed to be responsible for a separate sexual assault at this location that occurred several days prior.

On Monday, October 8th, 2018, Jonathan Flynn, a 31-year-old male from Toronto, was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault and one count of Assault with a Weapon and held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Investigators believe that this individual may have committed similar acts in this area and ask anyone with information to contact Peel Regional Police.

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents is asked to contact investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Peel Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Lakefront Promenade Sexual Assault Investigation

Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Special Victims Unit are seeking assistance from the public in relation to sexual assaults in the area of Lakefront Promenade and Lakeshore Road East in the City of Mississauga.

On Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 5 p.m., an adult female was sexually assaulted by an individual on a bicycle along the pathway within Lakefront Promenade in Mississauga.  Investigation has revealed that the same individual is believed to be responsible for a separate sexual assault at this location that occurred several days prior.

Investigators believe that this individual may have committed similar acts in this area and ask anyone with information to contact Peel Regional Police.

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents is asked to contact investigators at the Special Victims Unit at 905-453-2121, ext. 3460. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Proposed Land Use Plan for Lakeview a Milestone in Mississauga’s History

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

New CVC conservation area to be named for Jim Tovey

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) announced that its newest conservation area, being constructed along the Mississauga waterfront, will be named in honour of the late Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey. The announcement came at a packed celebration of the life and legacy of Councillor Tovey, held at the partially renovated Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga.

Councillor Tovey’s unique connection with the Region of Peel, CVC and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority served to bring the organizations together to partner on the development of the Lakeview Waterfront Connection – a project that will result in a new 26-hectare waterfront conservation area in Mississauga’s Lakeview community.

“Jim imagined a different path forward for the Lakeview waterfront, where residents can enjoy the waterfront experience and the natural environment can thrive,” said Nando Iannicca, Chair of Credit Valley Conservation and Councillor for Mississauga Ward 7. “Naming the conservation area in his honour was a unanimous decision by Credit Valley Conservation’s Board of Directors, recognizing Jim’s pivotal role in this project. It is our way of saying thank you and honouring his legacy forever.”

The conservation area’s final name will reflect further consultation with the Tovey family, project partners and the project’s Community Liaison Committee.

Jim Tovey recognized the opportunity to reuse clean fill that was being generated by Region of Peel capital works projects as a resource to enhance the natural environment and improve the local community. This responsible reuse of material is central to the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project.

“The Region of Peel is proud to be part of the transformation on the waterfront and delighted that CVC has recognized Jim Tovey’s legacy in such a meaningful way” said Frank Dale, Peel Regional Chair. “The new conservation area is a victory for the community and the environment. It is the realization of Jim Tovey’s bold vision and reflects his passion for his community.” Continue reading New CVC conservation area to be named for Jim Tovey