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Thinking About a Summer Reno Project?

May 29, 2014

Mississauga residents who are thinking about starting a summer renovation project can visit the City’s new and improved Building & Renovating website for helpful online information. New information has been added to help make planning small renovation projects easier and more convenient.

“Now, residents can get the information they need to plan their summer building projects on our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” said Ezio Savini, the City’s Chief Building Official.  “We know people can’t always make the trip to our Customer Services Centre to ask how big a deck they can build on their house or if they need a building permit. That’s why we took the answers to questions people ask most often and put them online.”

The City has information on building projects like decks, sheds, swimming pools and driveways. New information about Mississauga’s zoning bylaw will help residents find things like the distance a shed should be from a property line, or whether they need a building permit for a new deck. Residents can access zoning information directly at

Savini says the information will be a great help for people just starting their project planning but adds there’s no substitute for checking with the City first before building.

“We’ve got a great team of professional staff who can help residents make sure their projects meet City and Ontario Building Code standards,” he said.

Visit for information you need for your summer building projects. You can also find information about:

• filing a development application or a building permit application with our Forms Centre
• any development application on file at the City with our Development Applications Map and
• how to get a licence for a second unit in your home.

If you have questions or want to finalize your plans, call 311 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits) or visit the Planning & Building Customer Services Centre at the Civic Centre.

Twittercue:  Visit the new @citymississauga web info to help plan your summer reno. #mississaugabuilding 

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Media Contact:

Ann Lehman-Allison
Senior Communications Advisor, Corporate Communications
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940
TTY:  905-896-5151