Mississauga Housing Action Plan Update

The City of Mississauga would like to share a few steps the City is taking to make housing more accessible to families, older adults, students, and everyone who would like to call Mississauga home.

In line with our Housing Action Plan  there are two key initiatives that will enhance gentle density across the City, which we are bringing to the Planning and Development Committee on October 23, 2023. 

1. Additional Residential Unit (ARU) Zoning:  Staff will present recommendations for new zoning and official plan regulations tailored to Mississauga neighbourhoods. These regulations allow for options like garden suites, garage conversions, and laneway suites. Designed to align with provincial requirements, they allow for up to three residential units on a single lot. The regulations also specify the appropriate lot size for one- or two-storey ARUs and provide direction on their size and height.

2. Neighbourhood Zoning Review:  Staff will provide an information report on our ongoing work to simplify single-detached neighbourhood zones in Mississauga. This project aims to encourage semi-detached and smaller-sized homes by reducing lot size requirements, and enabling the creation of more lots within existing neighbourhoods. These changes would allow more housing types to be built in 99% of residential areas in Mississauga that currently allow single-detached homes only. This project will include opportunities for public engagement, and zoning recommendations are expected next year.

Join us! 

When: Mississauga Planning and Development Committee, October 23, 2023, at 6 p.m.

How to participate:

Watch the live stream on the City’s website (no registration is required).

Join in person at City Hall (advance registration is recommended).

To participate or make a comment virtually during the meeting, please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca or call 905-615-3200, ext. 5423, no later than Friday at 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting date.

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