Business and innovation | June 20, 2011
The City of Mississauga, the Province of Ontario and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that commits them to working together on a shared vision for the future of the Lakeview lands that will benefit the community and families for generations.
“This is an important and exciting step forward for Mississauga’s revitalized waterfront,” said Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa. “I’m so proud that we’ve been able to get everyone to the table to help write this next chapter in Lakeview’s post-power story.”
“By talking to our residents at the City’s Inspiration Lakeview consultations, we know the people of Mississauga are passionate about the Lakeview lands,” said Mayor Hazel McCallion. “We are excited to get to work with the Province and OPG to help make the people’s vision a reality.”
“Years from now, when our children and grandchildren are walking the shores and boardwalks of a clean, sustainable vibrant waterfront they will look back fondly on today; on the commitment of a strong partnership and a community that dared to dream, and to act on that dream,” said Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey.
“Completion of the Memorandum of Understanding is a major milestone for the Lakeview property,” said Glenn Temple, Vice President, Real Estate, Ontario Power Generation. “OPG looks forward to working with the City and Province on future plans for this valuable asset in the months and years ahead.”
Community residents identified that access to Lakeview’s western pier would be a great first step toward re-connecting with the waterfront. As a result, the parties will next develop a plan to perform technical and land use studies with the goal of providing public access to the waterfront and a new community at Lakeview.
This would offer a panoramic view of Mississauga’s eastern shoreline and an excellent opportunity to link to the Toronto portion of the Waterfront Trail from Mississauga’s Lakefront Promenade Park.
As part of the process, OPG will draft a recommendation for the future ownership of the lands.
The Ontario Power Generation site at Lakeview includes almost 100 hectares of land south of Lakeshore Road East in southeast Mississauga, next to Peel Region’s water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant and the City of Toronto’s Marie Curtis Park to the east.
The parties first announced their commitment to work together on an MOU on December 1, 2010.
Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city, home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies
About the history of the Lakeview area.
About the City of Mississauga’s Inspiration Lakeview public consultations on the future of the Lakeview lands.
About MPP Charles Sousa.
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