6550 Glen Erin Drive Proposed Development

Many residents received a letter from me in November advising of an application to construct a 12 storey, 208 unit apartment building at 6550 Glen Erin Drive.   I also held a Ward meeting on November 21, 2017 to provide residents with an opportunity to view the plans, ask questions of the applicant and make comments.  Thank you to all who attended.

The application has been circulated to agencies and relevant departments for comment.  Planning staff presented an information report at the Planning and Development meeting on February 5, 2018.  This was preliminary report regarding this proposed development. Residents have expressed their concerns to me and they are basically the same as they were for the 2700 Aquitaine application last year.  I will represent those concerns and will make the right decision for the community.

There is presently a 15 storey, 113 unit apartment building on the 2.97 acres of land at a density of 38 units per acre.  At the time the apartments were built, a maximum density of 43 units per acre was permitted.  The applicant is seeking to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit a new 12 storey residential building with 208 rental apartments with a 2 storey podium adjacent to the existing apartment building for a total density of 108 units per acre.

 In the meantime if you have any questions or comments, please contact me by phone at 905-896-5900 or email to  pat.saito@mississauga.ca.

Updated February 7, 2018

Council will Regulate Short-Term Accommodations 

Like many communities, Mississauga is facing an increase in the number of short term rentals (such as Airbnb) with about 650 operating at this time.  After receiving a significant amount of citizen input, Council has voted to bring in a bylaw that would regulate these uses of homes.
Regulation will ensure that each unit is licensed and will enable staff to step in if there are complaints related to their operation.  Without regulation, it will be almost impossible to enforce.  In addition, we will only allow in the principal residence of the renter.  The regulations are still to be drafted and expected to be brought to us in the new year.

Updated December 22, 2017

Have Your Say About Future Development of Ninth Line Lands

These lands are the western entrance to the city and run between the 407 and Ninth Line.  I am proud that Council supported my request to purchase 207 acres (84 hectares)  of these lands form the province back in 2002 to use for recreational purposes.  Currently, all the lands south of the railway are in Ward 10 and lands to the north are still in Ward 9 including a large 16 acre (6.5 hectare) parcel owned by the city which includes the Bussell house, an historical landmark.  This work brings the long awaited 407 Transitway even closer and allow us to plan for the final greenfields in Mississauga.

The city is proposing changes to Mississauga Official Plan policies and Mississauga zoning by-Laws that will allow for the development of the Ninth Line lands. The policy changes establish a planning framework that could accommodate potentially 8,500 residents and 500 jobs along the future planned 407 Transitway.  The lands will accommodate a variety of housing types, commercial and employment uses that will be connected by a green network of trails and open spaces. The draft policies implement the Land Use Concept presented to the public in the Spring of 2017.  Click here for more information.

Updated February 7, 2018

Development Application:  6719 Glen Erin Drive Update

There is no start date yet for the 83 condominium townhouses and stacked at 6719 Glen Erin Drive that was approved in September, 2015.  I have had meetings with residents and staff to determine what Section 37 benefits we will be planning for.  Section 37 in the Planning Act allows the city to acquire funding based on the increased value of a development property.

This money will be spent in the immediate community and based on resident feedback will include park trail improvements, playground upgrades, adult fitness, tree planting and improvements at Lake Aquitaine Park including the underpass at Aquitaine Avenue.  Once designs have been prepared for these upgrades I will post them for your information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me or contact me by phone at 905-896-5900. Click on the below links to view the concept plans for 6719 Glen Erin Drive:
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APPENDIX R-4 Page 2 6719 Glen Erin Drive
APPENDIX R-4 Page 3 6719 Glen Erin Drive
APPENDIX R-3 6719 Glen Erin Drive
APPENDIX R-5 6719 Glen Erin Drive
Updated:  August 31, 2017

Development Application:  2700 Aquitaine Avenue Update

I have no further updates on timing for the construction at 2700 Aquitaine.

This application was approved on January 20, 2017 by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) after Council refused the initial application. The board approved development of  3 apartment buildings of 12, 9 and 7 storeys comprised of 393 new units.  With removal of 112 of the garden home units, the final number will be 616 units.   In all of the proposals and the final approved plan, the towers are joined by 4 or 5 storey podium buildings.

I am not happy with the decision nor with the development as it will set a precedent for further applications to ignore our Intensification Policies and our Official Plan.  The OMB decision shows again that the province of Ontario has taken the planning of our cities out of the hands of the elected officials and put it into the hands of an appointed body that has no connection to the community.  I am however encouraged that the province recently announced changes to the OMB that will finally put more planning control into the hands of local Councils.  Until this legislation is finalized, we will still be at the mercy of the OMB decisions.

Click here to see the final site plan.

Updated: August 21, 2017

Development Application:  6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd. (Meadowvale Islamic Centre)

You may have noticed some demolition work being done on this property.  This development is still in site plan review and until that is finalized by Planning staff no permits for building can be issued.   held a meeting in June 2017 with the applicant, consultant and local residents to review the site plan for the mosque that was approved by Council on September 21, 2015.

The site will include an 18,095.8 square foot building and parking.  I am still concerned about parking and traffic and I am working with the board and residents to find solutions.  We had a very productive meeting and resident concerns were noted and hopefully the final site plan will include changes that will have less impact on neighbouring homes.  I have no timing information to share but check back as I will post when available.

Click on the below links to see the plans submitted to the city:

Meadowvale Islamic Centre Concept Site Plan

Meadowvale Islamic Centre Elevations

Update: June 18, 2018

Development Application:  Daycare Centre at Winston Churchill Blvd and Britannia Rd (6020 Winston Churchill Blvd)

Building construction started in the Spring of 2018 with a completion date around the fall of 2018.  Even though the owners have not officially started taking registration yet, they will be more than happy to talk with any interested party and accommodate their requests.  Please send an email to pat.saito@mississauga.ca with your contact information and phone number and it will be forwarded to the owners.

Click here to see Site Plan View 1

Click here to see Site Plan View 2

Click here to see rendering of front of building

Updated April 27, 2018

Development Application:  6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd (Semi-Detached Homes)

Sales have been ongoing for the semi-detached homes at 6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd.  This application fit the zoning for the lands and was approved by Council May 2, 2016.

This application involved several public meetings and changes made on request of adjacent residents resulting in the final approved plan.

To view the plans that were approved, please click here.

Updated:  August 31, 2017

Development Application:  Phase II of 2930 Erin Centre Blvd (Erin Meadows Seniors Village)

If you drive past Erin Centre Blvd. and Winston Churchill, you can see that the second phase of the Village of Erin Meadows is progressing well.  The 12 storey seniors’ apartment has reached full height as has the 3 storey nursing home.

This project was first zoned in 2003 and I am pleased to see it being finally completed to serve the seniors in our community.  The first phase included 180 beds for Long Term Care residents and when finished the entire complex will serve a range of seniors’ needs.

Phase 2 started when I held my Open House in November 2014 and any concerns raised were addressed at that time.  The new phase will have 267 units. To view the revised site plan please click here.

Updated:  August 31, 2017

Development Application:  Day Care Centre at Northwest corner of Winston Churchill/Britannia

This application has gone through site plan approval process and you may have noticed the sign for leasing the building for a day care centre.

This zoning permits the construction of such a facility and the only approvals required were staff approval of the site plan.

I have met with the applicant and landowner and I feel this is a good use for this property and will finish off the corner with an attractive building. The building is a two storey structure of 8,510 square feet All access will be from the existing driveways and sufficient parking is provided onsite.

I do not have any information on timing for construction.

To view the site plan click here.

To view an artists rendering of the daycare centre click here.

To view the plans for the playground click here.

Updated:  August 31, 2017

New Paramedic Reporting Station Being Built

The Region of Peel is building a new Paramedic Station at the southeast corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Thomas Street. The station is being built in Ward 11 but I am advising Ward 9 residents so that they are aware. Click here and here to view the plans. Click here to view information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

Updated Sept 4, 2017

 Meadowvale Business Park Updates

Work continues on several new industrial buildings along Argentia Road.  These include the BMW parts distribution centre near Ninth Line and Weishaupt Corporation just east of Winston Churchill.  These buildings will provide more jobs for the community.  Also Conestoga Freezers is again expanding their operation.

In addition, we continue to get more office space including the Carterra buildings on Meadowpine Blvd east of Winston Churchill and the First Gulf building at Derry Rd and Argentia Rd.  Our business park continues to thrive.

Updated Sept 4, 2017

Second Units

City Council approved the Second Unit Implementation Strategy (strategy) to legalize second units in Mississauga at its meeting on July 3, 2013. The Strategy includes:

Official Plan policies

Zoning By-law regulations

Licensing requirements

An education program and

Partnerships with professional and organizations interested in second units.

Council also approved Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit second units. There is no appeal on these amendments as per recent changes to the Planning Act and therefore they are in force on the Council approval date. The licensing by-law will be brought forward to Council in September and it is anticipated that the City will be able to begin issuing licences for second units in early fall.

For more information visit: mississauga.ca/housingchoices

Updated Sept 4, 2017