The City’s heritage team identifies and protects Mississauga’s cultural heritage property.
Staff formally recognizes and monitors properties deemed to have cultural heritage value, as
per the Ontario Heritage Act, to ensure that changes are sympathetic to the site’s
heritage attributes. Such property includes built heritage, cultural landscapes and heritage
There are approximately 280 designated properties in Mississauga. 170 of these form part of
the city's two heritage conservation districts: Meadowvale Village and Old Port Credit Village.
Designated in 1980, Meadowvale Village was the province's first proposed heritage conservation
district. Many more properties are listed on the City's Heritage Register. These include
hundreds of properties that form about 60 cultural landscapes. Mississauga was the first
municipality to implement a Cultural Landscape Inventory.
The City offers a Heritage Property Grant program to aid owners of designated heritage
properties in conserving, repairing and restoring heritage attributes. The program provides
matching grants, from $500 to $5000 (and up to $10,000 for structural projects), to successful
applicants. Funds are limited.
The Heritage Advisory Committee advises Council on the identification, protection and
promotion of Mississauga's cultural heritage resources. The Committee is comprised of ten
volunteer citizen members, appointed by Council, and two Councillors.
For more information on heritage conservation at the City, contact the Culture Division at
905-896-5314. For more information on the Heritage Advisory Committee, contact the Office of
the City Clerk at 905-615-3200.