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Growth Study: Mississauga's population moves towards 1 million

Nov 20, 2013

The City of Mississauga has completed an extensive growth study that will enable it to better plan for the future as its population approaches one million. This study provides key information about long-term population, housing and employment forecasts to the year 2041.

“This is one of the most significant reports that go to Council,” says John Calvert, director Policy Planning. “The City of Mississauga is quickly moving towards a city of one million people. This report will be used not only by the City as the basis for all City master plan development, planning and infrastructure decisions but by the Region of Peel as well.”

Highlights from the report include:

• A population of approximately 829,000 by 2031 and 878,000 by 2041, with most of the growth being directed to nodes, corridors and the downtown core

• Total employment of 527,000 by 2031 and 552,000 by 2041, with most of the future employment growth to be in large office buildings

• Forecast that Mississauga will continue to be an attractive, liveable community with a road network and access to highways that will attract many new residents and jobs

Calvert noted the report: Mississauga Growth Forecasts 2011-2041 will guide management teams as they prepare capital budgets and forecasts, complete transportation studies, and plan for services such as fire, libraries and parks. It is also a valuable tool to outside agencies such as school boards, hospitals, and police as well as private business owners and developers interested in doing business in Mississauga.

Hemson Consulting Ltd. prepared the growth scenarios to update Mississauga's growth forecasts for the Development Charges By-law Review, service and infrastructure planning and to provide input the Region of Peel's growth allocation exercise as part of Amendment 2 to The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Twittercue: @citymississauga quickly moving towards city of 1 million people. Read the Hemson Consulting Ltd. Growth report.

The report was received by the Planning & Development Committee on October 15 and by Council today. A growth study of this kind has not been undertaken by the City since 2009. To view the full report, visit

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and 54,000 businesses, including 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.


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