The City of Mississauga is committed to creating healthy communities. A healthy and community is compact, pedestrian-friendly and transit-supportive; contains a mix of uses to support daily living; and enables physical activity through active transportation. Regular physical activity through active living is critical to reducing the burden of chronic diseases such as Type II diabetes and heart disease.
The City of Mississauga, in partnership with Peel Public Health has developed the Healthy by Design Checklist to assess the contribution of development to the health potential of Mississauga neighbourhoods. Based on the Six Core Elements of Healthy Design (2.13 MB) (pdf)
, the City of Mississauga has adapted the Region's evidence-based Healthy Development Assessment to reflect the unique development context in Mississauga.