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
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
For a number of years, the City of Mississauga, together with the Government of Ontario, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the community have worked together to develop a shared vision for the Lakeview waterfront that was the previous home of a provincial coal fired generating station.
“The development of the Lakeview lands has been and will continue to be a collaborative effort and a new way of community building,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “Getting to today was no small feat. We owe much of our progress to the late Jim Tovey and to the residents behind Inspiration Lakeview. I’d also like to thank the Government of Ontario for making Lakeview a priority and for transferring a portion of the property to the City to support innovation and promote culture. Together, we’ve built a solid master plan we can all be proud of. I look forward to continuing to work with the community as we transform our vision for the lakefront into reality, while putting Mississauga on the map as a destination.”
“The City engaged in an initiative that spanned years of consultation, collaboration and consensus,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “The outcome of the process was a collective community vision of a mixed-use neighbourhood, with a vibrant public and private realm including open spaces, cultural amenities and a hub for employment. The Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan is the result of tremendous grass-roots energy and commitment, with a true ‘made-in-Mississauga’ stamp on it. We look forward to receiving the formal application and commencing our technical review and to further engagement with the community to bring this vision to a reality.”
The Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan calls for the 177-acre brownfield site to transform to a mixed-use community with a variety of residential building types, parkland, cultural and employment uses, with buildings featuring environmentally sustainable designs.
Continue reading City’s Vision for Lakeview Continues to Inspire