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Inspiration Lakeview: City Urges Residents To Get Behind Their Waterfront

Oct 01, 2010

With a goal to revitalize Mississauga's Lakeview waterfront area into a mixed-use, vibrant, sustainable community, the City of Mississauga is looking to City residents, the local community and stakeholders to help create a visionary concept plan for their waterfront.

"A new waterfront community would connect to Mississauga's existing neighbourhoods - as we've been proposing in our Strategic Plan and integrate transit, culture and the environment," said City Manager Janice Baker. "From both employment and residential perspectives, we can all benefit from development of this site."

The Lakeview area, which housed the Ontario Power Generation station, was closed by the Ontario government in 2005 after 43 years of service. Its four iconic 500-foot chimneys, known as "The Four Sisters" were levelled in 2006, followed by demolition of the building in 2007.

"The former Ontario Power Generation site, rich in history and potential, sits on Lake Ontario's shores, providing a unique opportunity for a vibrant, mixed-use waterfront community," said Bruce Carr, director of Strategic Community Initiatives. "Local resident groups have already generated good ideas on how the property could be used, so we want to keep the momentum going."

To launch "Inspiration Lakeview" residents are invited to attend a public engagement session.

What:

Launch of "Inspiration Lakeview"

When:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where:

Mississauga Seniors' Centre, 1389 Cawthra Road

Program:

Open House: 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Presentations: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Q & A: 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Next Steps: 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.

The City has retained Urban Strategies Inc. to facilitate dialogue. Presentations include "Showcasing Great Waterfronts from around the World" by Joe Berridge, partner at Urban Strategies and "Business Realities of Waterfront Development" by Barry Lyon, president and senior partner of N. Barry Lyon Consultant Limited.

Visit the "Inspiration Lakeview" website for information on the project and to register for the session. Further sessions and workshops for public involvement are scheduled for December 2, 3 and 4, 2010.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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 one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which are reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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