Mar 08, 2013
This week, City Council passed a bylaw establishing a Community Improvement Project
Area in Downtown Mississauga's 'Main Street' district. The area is identified as a key
focus for development in the Downtown21
Master Plan, the City's vision for a more vibrant, walkable, urban
The centrepiece of the district will be a new Main Street to link Square One Shopping Centre
in the north with the established residential area south of Burnhamthorpe Road West. The
district is bounded in the west by Duke of York Boulevard and in the east by Kariya Drive.
"Every City needs a Main Street - a public place where anyone can go and feel at
home," said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. "Now is the time to build on
all the planning we've done and partnerships we've built. This is our chance to
make the Strategic Plan's
vision for our downtown come to life."
The new bylaw allows the city to start work on a community improvement plan (CIP) for the
identified area to spur Main Street-appropriate development. CIPs, as noted in a report to City Council, can include a range of programs and financial
tools. The plan to be proposed for the Main Street district will aim to encourage
development that contributes to a vibrant, people-friendly area, as well as the infrastructure
necessary to support it. The City's policies on CIPs are a part of Mississauga's Official
The new bylaw accompanied legislation required to implement the new planning framework for
At the February 20, 2013 City Council meeting, staff was directed to bring the legislation to
Council. Amendments to the Official Plan, a new Downtown Core Local Area Plan, a zoning
amendment bylaw and new built form standards were approved by Council at their meeting on
March 6, 2013.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 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 "Leading Today for
Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering
value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
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