News release

Bringing More Housing Choices to Mississauga

Let’s Plan Together: Review Concept Designs and Take Our Survey

City building | June 16, 2022

The City of Mississauga wants your input on introducing more housing options in our neighbourhoods. Launched last spring, our Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhood Study is exploring ways to add gentle density through a variety of housing choices.

Check Out the Designs and Tell Us What You Think!

At this stage of the study, we’re looking for your feedback on concept designs for these housing types:

  • Garage conversions
  • Duplex, triplex and multiplexes
  • Garden suites
  • Laneway suites

We’re also seeking input on allowing other housing types in neighbourhoods such as smaller detached homes, semi-detached and townhouses. How could these options help meet your housing needs?

Mississauga supports gentle intensification in our neighbourhoods but our team needs your input to determine the best way to implement these housing options. There are no recommendations at this point – we want to plan for more housing together.

Getting Started

What:

  1. Start by watching our video to learn more about the different housing options we are proposing.
  2. Take our survey to let us know your thoughts on general fit, yard space, privacy, parking and the best way to access the units.
  3. Provide comments on the concept designs and floor plans.

Who:

  • Mississauga residents of all life stages, homeowners and renters
  • Anyone who is interested in living in Mississauga
  • Members of community groups and ratepayers groups
  • Builders and contractors interested in these types of housing units

Where/When:

Our online engagement site is available on-demand, 24/7 and will run throughout the summer. You may watch the video and review the design concepts and floor plans as often as you like.

Background

The City’s Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods Study supports changes to the Planning Act, which require municipalities to permit up to two additional residential units on lots with a single detached, semi-detached or rowhouse. It will also ensure City policies are aligned with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020 which encourages municipalities to permit a range and mix of housing types such as garden suites and triplexes, and arrangements such as co-ownership and home sharing.

It also moves forward key recommendations from the City’s housing strategy – Making Room for the Middle. The housing strategy, which was approved by Council in 2017, concluded that the range of housing for middle income earners – such as teachers, nurses and social workers – is dwindling. It supports finding ways to remove barriers to affordable housing and providing residents with more housing choices as they go through different life stages.

Housing affordability is a major issue in Mississauga and the wider GTA. Providing greater housing choices and protecting as well as encouraging new affordable housing supply are priorities for the City.

The study, which is expected to be completed in mid-2023, will recommend changes to Mississauga’s Official Plan and implementation measures to provide more housing choices citywide.

 

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