Lakeshore Connecting Communities
Our second round of public open houses are now over. They provided updates on the work we have completed to date, including:
- The preferred transit strategy for the Lakeshore Communities
- The analysis of an additional crossing of the Credit River
- Alternative street designs for Lakeshore Road and Royal Windsor Drive
All the boards that were presented are now on our website, so head over to the Study Materials section to see what was shared.
If you have any comments or questions relating to the project, please visit the Get Involved tab.
Lakeshore Connecting Communities is about planning for the future of Lakeshore Road. This master plan study will look at how to best connect the communities of Clarkson, Port Credit and Lakeview while preserving and enhancing the unique character and sense of place of each community. The study will build on recent planning studies to develop a design for the Lakeshore Road corridor from building face to building face that supports all modes of transportation, connects people to places, and moves goods to market. The study will also evaluate rapid transit alternatives east of Hurontario Street as well as extending rapid transit into the Port Credit area.
Lakeshore Connecting Communities will support the following City of Mississauga strategic objectives:
- Vibrant public spaces
- Transportation and land use integration, multi-modal integration
- Enhance connections to the waterfront
- Prosperity for local businesses
- Preserve the natural environment
- Improved quality of life
- Enhance main street features
- Design for all ages and abilities
A Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is the City’s blueprint for addressing the transportation and mobility needs of those living and working in the Lakeshore communities over the next 25 years. Lakeshore Connecting Communities will guide the planning and investing in the transportation network in the Lakeshore Corridor, including decisions about optimizing roadways, improving transit, and enhancing cycling and walking connections.
The City of Mississauga is undertaking this study to develop a vision for the Lakeshore Road corridor that recognizes the different character areas and to support all modes of transportation, connect people to places and move goods to market, and support existing and future land uses as well as establish an implementation plan to make the vision a reality.
The study will deliver a transportation study and conceptual design for Lakeshore Road between Southdown Road and the east City limit and Royal Windsor Drive between the west City limit and Southdown Road.
Lakeshore Connecting Communities will result in more ways to walk, cycle and take transit. It will also plan for the better use of existing roads to move people and goods. Clarkson, Port Credit and Lakeview are vibrant neighbourhoods each with a unique character and sense of place. With your input, Lakeshore Connecting Communities will develop a plan for a transportation network along the Lakeshore Corridor to support and enhance community life in each of these communities.
Other Studies in Mississauga
Lakeshore Connecting Communities is the next step in a series of coordinated planning studies undertaken for the Lakeshore Corridor, including the Clarkson Village Study, Lakeview Review, Port Credit Review, Inspiration Lakeview, Inspiration Port Credit, and the Lakeshore Road Transportation Review.
Input provided through these past and ongoing studies will help shape the vision and ultimate design of the Lakeshore Corridor.
Provincial Policies and Plans
This project will be considered in the context of past and ongoing planning work being conducted by Provincial agencies.
Higher order transit will be evaluated on Lakeshore Road between Hurontario Street and the east City limit as identified by Metrolinx’s Big Move. GO Transit’s plans for Regional Express Rail (RER) along the Lakeshore West GO Line will also be considered when planning for the future of the corridor.
Existing transit service levels and use will be examined to identify opportunities. Different transit alternatives will be evaluated to determine the preferred solution to address existing and future needs.
Pedestrians and Cyclists
Opportunities to improve the quality of existing active transportation infrastructure will be a key focus of this study. We recognize the importance of safe and connected pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.
Detailed transportation modelling is being undertaken as part of this study to ensure that the impacts from any proposed improvements to transit or active transportation on motorists and parking are fully understood and mitigated as much as possible.
Social, Cultural, and Natural Environments
Preserving and enhancing the rich social, cultural, and natural environments within the communities of Clarkson, Port Credit, and Lakeview is of paramount importance to this study. Opportunities to fully integrate any proposed improvements into the character of the areas will be explored through this study.
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We need your input
Your first hand local knowledge of the study area is valuable to the project team. You will be able to participate in person at future public information centres, community events, pop-up workshops, or through online engagement surveys in the comfort of your own home.
Please share your thoughts or opinions about the corridor by sending us an email.
Check back to see display boards and other study documents.
Public Information Centres
September 20, 26 and 27, 2017
November 1, 7 and 8, 2016
Walkability Audit (hosted with Region of Peel)
June - December 2016
May 9, 2016