The Lakeview lands in southeastern Mississauga, including Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) former Lakeview Generating Station site, will be the subject of a new City of Mississauga Master Plan, according to a report presented to the City’s Planning and Development Committee on December 5. The plan, to be developed by the City, the Province of Ontario and OPG, will use the City of Mississauga’s Inspiration Lakeview Vision as a starting point. The vision was developed by the City through extensive community consultation.
“We are very excited to be starting the work that will lead to a Master Plan for a brand new sustainable community on our lakefront,” said Jim Tovey, councillor for Ward 1 in Mississauga. “There is still a lot of work to be done, but the results will be spectacular.”
“The Master Plan will involve OPG, the Province, the community and staff from almost every City department – urban planners, transportation planners and a range of analysts who examine the needs of neighbourhoods for various community services. They will look at everything from buildings and efficient energy usage, to recreation and parks, and the financing of such a project,” said Lorenzo Ruffini, strategic leader. He added that a number of land-use and environmental studies will run concurrently as part of the master planning process.
The report also outlines a number of initiatives the City, OPG and the Province are working on that could help people experience the lakefront in the short term. These include possible access to OPG’s western pier, and a lakefill project that could create new habitats for shoreline wildlife, as well as connect the Waterfront Trail to Marie Curtis Park on Toronto’s western boundary. It also explores how the area might be able to integrate sustainable energy technologies.
The report notes that Inspiration Lakeview, the community’s vision, has been reviewed by a number of stakeholder organizations and has received broad support.
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