In progress City project

Inclusionary Zoning for Affordable Housing Study

The City has been working collaboratively with the Region of Peel to develop tools to improve housing affordability in Mississauga. Inclusionary Zoning is one such tool.


The City is growing and we know that it can be a challenging to find affordable housing within Mississauga.

  • In 2020, we saw that 70% of households couldn’t purchase any type of housing without spending more than 30% of their household income.
  • Only 10% of the population could afford a detached dwelling with an average price of over $1.2 Million.
  • Renter households are having difficulty finding housing that suits their needs.

We’ve also seen how this affects the City’s ability to balance growth, support the workforce and achieve complete communities. Inclusionary Zoning allows a municipality to require that new developments in protected major transit station areas include affordable units.  This tool could help to bring more affordable housing units to the City over the long term.

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If you wish to mail your comments, please send them to:

Catherine Parsons, City Planning Strategies, 7th FL – Planning and Building, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1.

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