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The New Official Plan: Building Our Future Mississauga

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 appeals.
  • 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 plans.
  • 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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Media contact:

Ann Lehman-Allison
Public Affairs Specialist, City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940
TTY 905-896-5151