Update on Imperial Lands
Through the Inspiration Port Credit (IPC) project, the City developed a Master Planning Framework for 70 Mississauga Road South to guide future planning work for the site. On December 7, 2015, the Planning and Development Committee recommended approval of the Framework for 70 Mississauga Road South. This was endorsed by Council resolution on December 9, 2015. Imperial has also expressed their support for the Framework, in a December 4, 2015 letter to the Mayor and Members of Council. The Framework will guide the development of the Master Plan for the site to be completed by the purchaser. In a statement released on December 20, 2016, Imperial announced that they have signed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Port Credit West Village Partners Inc.
The City and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change have regulations, procedures and policies in place that define the environmental requirements for remediation that would apply in the redevelopment process for the lands.
The owner/developer of 70 Mississauga Road South will have to prepare a plan to remediate the property to permit future uses for approval by the City and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
Imperial has indicated there are no physical site conditions that would preclude development, once remediated, for uses such as residential.
Imperial Statement - 70 Mississauga Road South, May 29, 2015
Steps to Revitalization
Before the lands can be redeveloped, the following needs to be completed:
- IPC Master Planning Framework (by City) to guide the future planning including a master plan for the site.
- Preparation of a Master Plan by the owner/developer of 70 Mississauga Road South to determine the type and location of future uses (e.g. housing, office, stores, campus, parks and streets). This Master Plan must be approved by the City.
- Revitalization (Redevelopment) applications including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments and Subdivision Applications would need to be approved by the City to permit future uses.
- Preparation of a plan by the owner/purchaser of 70 Mississauga Road South to remediate the property to permit future uses for approval by the City and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
Waterfront Trail Update
The Waterfront Trail extending across the Lake Ontario frontage of the Imperial Lands has been in place since 2005. At that time, Imperial signed an agreement with the City to permit public access for use of the trail for walking and cycling. This agreement expires in 2025.
Through the site redevelopment process for the lands, the City would work with the owner to secure the Waterfront Trail location at the lakefront for the future, consistent with the draft Master Planning Framework, the Waterfront Parks Strategy, Cycling Master Plan and the City's Official Plan.
Through the Master Plan preparation by the owner/developer, the City will host public meetings. The master plan has to be approved by the City. Redevelopment applications are required to permit future uses and would require public meetings under the Planning Act. These public meetings would occur before the City considers approving the redevelopment applications.
The City will continue to work with Imperial to share information as available with the community and guide the process.