Feb 01, 2013
The City has the Official Plan needed to build the Mississauga envisioned in its Strategic Plan,
following a November 2012 decision at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The
Mississauga Official Plan is the City's foundation for a healthy, vibrant future.
"Mississauga's new Official Plan provides the framework for all City planning and
development decisions going forward," said John Calvert, director of Policy at the
Mississauga Planning & Building Department. "Its policies are rooted in the
Strategic Plan and how we want our city to grow in the future."
Calvert explained that the new Official Plan was adopted by City Council in 2010 and
approved at the Region of Peel in 2011. However, because the new plan was appealed by a
number of private landowners, the 2003 Official Plan has remained in effect until
recently. A decision at the OMB gave approval to most of the new plan. Of the appeals
that remain, the board's decision limits the effect of the appeals to just a few specific
locations in the city.
The new Official Plan incorporates provincial planning policies and growth targets that have
been adopted since the last official plan was drafted and approved. These include Places
to Grow, the provincial growth plan, which identifies areas of the Greater Golden Horseshoe for
increased population and employment growth. It also incorporates updated projections for
population and employment. According to current growth projections, the city will be home
to more than 800,000 people and 500,000 jobs by 2031.
- The 2011 Mississauga Official Plan went through
public consultations starting in spring 2010.
- Find out more about Mississauga Official Plan
- The provincial Planning Act
requires all municipalities to have an official plan. They must be reviewed and updated
every five years. Find out more about official
- For more information about Mississauga, visit Mississauga Data.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than
54,000 businesses, including more than 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 focussing on delivering services, implementing its
Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
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Public Affairs Specialist, City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940