Urban Design Advisory Panel

The City of Mississauga has grown from a collection of small communities into one of Canada's largest and most distinct cities. As Mississauga becomes more intensely developed, it becomes increasingly important for us to think about how our buildings, and the spaces around them, are designed, how they both visually and functionally integrate into their surrounding neighbourhoods, and how they will inspire others to make a significant contribution to our City.

The City of Mississauga established the Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel in 2007. The role of the Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel is to provide professional, objective advice to City staff on matters of design that affect the public realm, architecture, context sensitivity and sustainability along with other matters. The Panel is made up of a number of independent design professionals who volunteer their expertise operating in a peer review capacity, for various development proposals submitted by the Planning and Building Department for approval.

The objective is to create a safe, well-designed city with interesting architecture and a strong downtown core, complemented by communities which retain their own identity, yet contribute to an overall strong city identity.


The Mississauga Urban Advisory Panel has 14 experienced and well-respected professional members in the fields of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, sustainability and transportation. For the profile of these panel members, please click here.

Monthly Urban Design Advisory Panel Meetings have been scheduled. Please refer to Section 3 of the Terms of Reference and Protocol (See link below) for projects subject to the panel review. All proponents should consult with relevant Development and Design Division staff to arrange for an appropriate meeting date subject to availability.

For meeting dates and information package submission deadline, please click here.


For additional information, please contact:

Mike Votruba, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Planning and Building Department
Phone: 905-615-3200 ext. 5759
email: Mike.Votruba@mississauga.ca