Ontario Construction News staff writer
City of Mississauga and Peel Regional staff are reviewing three SmartCentres sites to evaluate whether mixed-use development – including new housing – is appropriate. One site is located on Argentia Road and Winston Churchill Blvd., and the other two sites are on Burnhamthorpe Road West.
The review began after SmartCentres asked to remove all three sites from Mississauga employment areas. Peel Regional Council directed staff to study the request. If approved, the changes would allow any future redevelopment could include a broader mix of uses such as homes, office space and retail uses.
Two in-person information sessions are planned:
Site 1 SmartCentres Argentia Road – Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hope Church, 7755 Tenth Line W.
Sites 2 and 3 Smart Centres Burnhamthorpe Road West – Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
The Great Hall – Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Dr.
Also, a recorded presentation will be posted on the Employment Sites Review website on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Comments and questions are welcome anytime.
To learn more, visit the Employment Sites Review website.
Mississauga Green Development Standards Update
Buildings are one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters. If we build them better, they will be better for the planet and save everyone money. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts about Mississauga’s Green Development Standards.
The city is also reviewing Green Development Standards (GDS) in an attempt to cut emissions and better prepare for climate change impacts. GDS are mandatory and voluntary standards which help ensure new private buildings are good for everyone – nature, people, and our local economy.
An online survey is available until Oct. 4 to gather information and comments on:
- Benefits – Includes lower energy costs, improved comfort, power during outages, and renewable energy use
- Climate impacts – Including air quality, greenhouse gases, and cool temperature materials
- Ecology and natural systems – Includes tree health, green roofs, biodiversity, and bird-friendly designs