Providing more housing choices in Mississauga – City of Mississauga

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The City of Mississauga wants your input on introducing more housing options to our neighborhoods. Launched last spring, our study on increasing neighborhood housing choices explores ways to add soft density through a variety of housing choices.

Check out the designs and let us know what you think!

At this stage of the study, we are seeking your feedback on the conceptual designs for these housing types:

  • Garage conversions
  • Duplex, triplex and multiplex
  • Garden furniture
  • Alley Suites

We are also seeking comments on allowing other types of housing in neighborhoods, such as small detached houses, semi-detached houses and townhouses. How might these options meet your housing needs?

Mississauga supports soft intensification in our neighborhoods, but our team needs your input to determine how best to implement these housing options. There are no recommendations at this stage – we want to plan more accommodation together.

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What:

  1. Start by watching our video to learn more about the different housing options we offer.
  2. Take our survey to let us know your thoughts on the general fit, yard space, privacy, parking, and how best to access the units.
  3. Provide feedback on conceptual designs and floor plans.

Who:

  • Mississauga residents at all life stages, owners and renters
  • Anyone interested in living in Mississauga
  • Members of community groups and ratepayer groups
  • Builders and contractors interested in these types of housing

Or when:

Our online engagement site is available on demand, 24/7 and will be running all summer. You can watch the video and review the design concepts and floor plans as often as you like.

Background

The study on increasing housing choices in City neighborhoods supports changes to the Town Planning Act, that require municipalities to allow up to two additional residential units on lots with a single detached, semi-detached or row house. It will also ensure that City policies are aligned with Provincial Policy Statement, 2020 which encourages municipalities to allow a range and combination of housing types such as garden suites and triplexes, and arrangements such as condominiums and home sharing.

It also advances key recommendations of the City’s housing strategy – Make room in the middle. The housing strategy, which was approved by Council in 2017, concluded that the range of housing for middle-income people – such as teachers, nurses and social workers – is shrinking. It supports finding ways to remove barriers to affordable housing and provide residents with more housing choices as they move through life stages.

Housing affordability is a major issue in Mississauga and the wider GTA. Providing a greater choice of housing and protecting and encouraging a new supply of affordable housing are priorities for the City.

The study, which is expected to be completed in mid-2023, will recommend changes to Mississauga’s official plan and implementation measures to provide more housing choices across the city.

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City of Mississauga Media Relations
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TTY: 905-896-5151

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