The City’s Uptown Node is growing rapidly. Located around Eglinton Avenue and Hurontario Street, the Uptown Node has several buildings under construction with new mixed-use developments on the horizon. The Uptown Node will also be served by a stop on the future Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT). To help guide this growth, the City of Mississauga is preparing an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) for the Uptown Node. We want to hear your feedback on the draft policies we’ve developed to address:
· Retention of office and retail space
· Affordable housing as part of new developments
· New street locations
· Block sizes
· Future park locations
How to Have Your Say:
There are many ways to share your feedback on the draft Uptown Node policies:
1. Attend the Virtual Community Meeting: On Monday, October 5, at 12:30 p.m., our planning team will walk through a live presentation and moderated Question-and-Answer session. Register here to attend.
2. Share Your Comments: Between October 9 and October 23, review the proposed draft policies for the Uptown Node on yoursay.mississauga.ca/uptown and share your feedback using our Comment Box.
3. Attend the Statutory Public Meeting: On Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m., the draft OPA will be presented to the City’s Planning and Development Committee. The report will be available one week prior to the meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public are encouraged to participate online. Advance registration is required to attend the meeting in person due to limited seating. Read the official public notice to learn more.
Learn more about the Uptown Node, sign up for email updates, share a comment or ask a question anytime by visiting the Uptown Node engagement website.
Background: The City’s Official Plan provides policies that guide and direct the physical change of the city. It manages the effects on Mississauga’s social, economic, cultural and natural environment.
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Access to affordable housing, the growth of cities and the power of cultural food experiences will be explored at the Our Future City: Urban Film Forumon Saturday, November 2 at the Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Library. The City, in collaboration with Hot Docs, will present this special day of documentary films to generate thought-provoking discussions about issues related to city building. The film event marks the start of the public engagement phase of Mississauga’s Official Plan Review which officially began in June.
Our Future City: Urban Film Forum features:
Internationally-acclaimed documentary films
Opportunity to participate in post-show discussions with notable influencers
Showcase of city-wide projects and the Downtown Strategy with opportunities to provide feedback
Food trucks on Mississauga Celebration Square
Aisha Jamal, a Toronto-based film programmer, independent filmmaker and college professor is the event moderator. Her documentaries have screened at festivals and venues worldwide, and this fall on the Documentary channel. Ms. Jamal is a Canadian Film Programmer at Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival and Programming Associate of Canadian and Nordic Features at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Rogers Real Estate Development Ltd announced a $1.5 billion planned development in Downtown Mississauga. The development is M City – a 10-tower, 15-acre, 4.3 million sq. ft. community. It is to include over two-acres of public parkland and has been inspired by the City of Mississauga’s own Downtown21 Master Plan. The following are remarks by Mayor Bonnie Crombie made during today’s announcement:
“Good morning, everyone. On behalf of the City of Mississauga, Members of Council and our team of professional staff let me welcome Edward Rogers to Canada’s sixth largest city for what is truly an historic announcement.