News release

Mississauga’s 2013 Building Statistics Show Positive Trends in Community’s Growth

City building | February 4, 2014

The needs of a growing population and confidence in Mississauga’s economy are reflected in building permits issued by the City in 2013.  Industrial and commercial development permits went up by about a third over the previous year, while permits for churches, schools and City facilities were close to double the City’s 2012 statistics.

“Trends in Mississauga building show that our community is growing in a healthy, well-rounded way,” said Ezio Savini, Mississauga’s Chief Building Official.   “The growth we are seeing in business-related permits means that our growing population will have access to jobs close to home. The range of other types of facilities that people need for everything else in their everyday lives means Mississauga will continue to be a place people choose to be.”

Industrial and commercial permit applications accounted for more than half of all applications filed in 2013.  Growth in business is important for the health of any community that expects significant population growth.

“When people have access to jobs closer to home, shorter commutes mean a better quality of life and less congestion on GTA roads,” said Savini.

Mississauga’s growing population also means finding different ways to house people.  With little open land left to develop, the City is seeing more urban types of development. In 2013, permits for townhouse and apartment units added up to about 10 times the number of the traditional single family units that used to be the hallmark of the suburban GTA.


  • Industrial permit values are up from about $158 million in 2012 to $210 million in 2013.
  • Commercial permit values are up from about $200 million in 2012 to about $271 million in 2013.
  • There were two permits issued each for new schools and City buildings.  Values for churches, as well as other schools and City facilities, were for renovations or additions.
  • There were applications for 130 new single family units; applications were filed for 200 townhouses and 1,025 apartments.
  • Permit numbers for residential housing renovations, additions and other types of developments remained strong at more than 1,900 in 2013.

For more information about the City’s 2013 Building Report, visit or contact the City’s Building Division at 905-615-3200, #4192.  For more information about Mississauga, visit Mississauga Data.


As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is “Leading Today for Tomorrow” by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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