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Mississauga Finalizes New Rules for Locating Crematoriums

Mar 01, 2013

Mississauga City Council approved a bylaw and Official Plan amendment that will limit where new crematoriums can be established in Mississauga.  The Planning and Development Committee had recommended the legislation for City Council's approval at their November 19, 2012 meeting.

The new bylaw and Official Plan amendment, approved on February 20, 2013, require any new crematoriums to be a minimum of 300 metres from residential areas, and restrict stand-alone crematoriums to some industrial areas.  They will continue to be permitted in cemeteries. 


A new bylaw and Official Plan amendment are recommendations originally outlined in a report to City Council dated March 13, 2012.  Council considered the report at their April 11, 2012 meeting.

A statutory public meeting was held on May 14, 2012.  On May 23, 2012, City Council directed staff to report back with revisions to address some of the concerns expressed.

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