City planning data

Visit the City Planning Data Hub to see current and historical planning data, including information on population forecasts, demographics, census, development applications, growth forecasts, employment, office and residential land use, vacant lands and the environment.

Growth and development data

Development trends

The City began tracking Mississauga’s development trends in 2014, including active development applications and building permits issued for residential, non-residential and community developments and their value.

The major planning application map displays applications that are currently being processed by the City. These projects have a significant impact on Mississauga’s geography, planning and policy. This information is updated on a yearly basis.

Growth forecasts

Growth forecasts provide population, housing units and employment estimates from 2021 to 2051. The forecasts are used for service, infrastructure, and financial planning. The current growth forecast was approved by Regional Council in 2022.

City-wide 3D massing model

The 3D massing model is an aerial display of building structures. The purpose of this model is to assist with urban planning applications such as mass and density.

Residential and office data

The City continues to track the residential inventory, specifically focusing on multi-residential units, through the residential directory. The development data dashboard also includes a housing update that highlights key figures, such as the number of housing units approved and under construction in Mississauga.

The City also tracks information on all major and secondary office buildings in the city through the office directory.

Census data

Statistics Canada produces statistics about the Canadian population every five years and reports the results through the Census of Population. View the Census to see a breakdown of population demographics including:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Dwellings
  • Languages
  • Ethnoculture
  • Income
  • Family and marital status
  • Labour force and education
  • Transportation

Economic and employment data

Since 2001, the City has been conducting an annual employment survey to get a comprehensive profile of Mississauga’s business community and its employees.

Land use and vacant land data

The City conducts an annual update of the existing land use and vacant land data. The data is compiled from a combination of:

  • The issuing of building permits
  • The Mississauga Official Plan designations
  • Zoning
  • Development applications
  • Aerial photos
  • Site checks

Environmental and forestry data

The City’s environmental data includes the natural areas based on the annual Natural Areas Survey (NAS). The NAS identifies and inventories natural areas within Mississauga including woodlands, wetlands, creeks and streams. The environmental data also includes City-owned trees on street boulevards and parks, as well as their work order and service request history.

Culture data

The Urban Design Awards and public art continue to highlight the cultural diversity in the City. View the culture data to learn more.

Major planning projects

There are a number of major planning projects underway across the the City, such as Major Transit Station Areas and the Downtown Strategy.

Open data catalogue

The open data catalogue contains public information that can be used by anyone for research, analysis, reporting and mobile app development.

You can search more than 100 varieties of datasets such as census results, city public WiFi locations, licensed eateries and more.