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2012 Building Stats Show Community and Economic Strength

Jan 31, 2013

Mississauga's 2012 Building Report shows that both residents and business owners think the City is a great place to live and work.

"Residents are renovating and adding to existing homes in record numbers, while both industrial and commercial development are strong and growing stronger," said Ezio Savini, Director of Building and Chief Building Official. "People have confidence in Mississauga; they love our community and the plan we have for the future."

2012 Building Report Highlights: 

Home Renovations

With many of Mississauga's suburban developments coming of age, the City is seeing increasing numbers of building permit applications for renovations and additions.  These activities are important to ensure the City's existing housing stock is continually renewed and updated. The report shows that almost 1,000 permits for home renovations, additions and other alterations were issued in 2012.

Business Development

New, more focused business developments are moving forward on pockets of land across the city, with most new industrial development located in the north.  Business is contributing to the revitalization of Mississauga as well. There were about 500 permits issued for alterations to existing commercial and industrial buildings in 2012.

Construction on the first four stations on Mississauga's new MiWay transitway is underway.  City initiatives in Lakeview and Port Credit, as well as privately led efforts on lands at Hurontario and Highway 401 will contribute significantly to Mississauga's renewal well into the future.

There were a total of 3,284 permits issued of all types combined in 2012 - almost the same as 2011. The total value of application fees rose from $806 million in 2011 to almost $857 million in 2012.  The City increased fees in 2012 to improve its cost recovery for providing appropriate review and oversight of the building application and inspection processes.

For more information about the City's 2012 Building Report, visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/services/currentyearreports or contact the City's Building Division at 905-615-3200, #4192.  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 focusing 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
ann.lehman-allison@mississauga.ca

 






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