City building | October 20, 2023
Today, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie issued a Mayoral Directive to move forward with the necessary steps to allow residents to build four residential units on low-rise residential lots.
“Given the scale and urgency of the housing crisis, it is critical that leadership at all levels of government work together,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Issuing this directive will ensure that Mississauga continues to be eligible for $120 million in important federal funding for housing and community infrastructure while allowing for much-needed housing to be built in our neighbourhoods for the next generation.”
In response to the Mayoral Directive, staff will:
“This is about increasing the supply of housing and providing greater opportunity for those who want to live in our city, including families and older adults who want to age in place,” Mayor Crombie added. “It is one of many ways we are working to build the ‘missing middle’ in our city and communicate to residents that Mississauga is tackling the housing crisis.”
Mississauga City Council has long supported exploring policies to introduce gentle density and build more housing.
Increasing ‘Missing Middle’ housing is also a key action in the City’s housing plan. Read Growing Mississauga: An Action Plan for New Housing to learn more about how the City plans to meet the province’s goal of building 120,000 new homes while streamlining building approvals and making homes more affordable.
While on leave, Mayor Crombie is permitted as Head of Council to issue Mayoral Directives under s.284.11.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Today’s directive provides notice that upon returning to her role as Mayor during the November budget process, the Mayor intends to issue a motion to enact Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments that will permit four-unit housing in Mississauga.
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