The City has been exploring opportunities on the Mississauga waterfront.
- 70 Mississauga Road South, formerly owned by Imperial
- 1 Port Street East, owned by Canada Lands Company
These properties are two of the City’s key waterfront sites where the Credit River meets the Lake Ontario shoreline. They present significant opportunities for Mississauga as a place where people choose to be.
The revitalization of these sites will help deliver on the City’s Strategic Plan action of creating a model sustainable creative community on the waterfront.
With the community, landowners and stakeholders, the City has created plans blending their needs and interests. We need to set the right priorities now for the future.
70 Mississauga Road South
The City’s Inspiration Port Credit Team collaborated with the community, stakeholders and landowner to create a future vision for the former refinery lands, located at 70 Mississauga Road South.
The vision was as follows: A lakefront urban neighbourhood of landscapes, meeting places, living, working, learning and drawing people to the water’s edge.
City Council approved this vision and a Master Planning Framework to guide the future redevelopment of these lands.
Through the Inspiration Port Credit (IPC) project, the City developed a Master Planning Framework for 70 Mississauga Road South to guide future planning work for the site. On December 7, 2015, the Planning and Development Committee recommended approval of the Framework for 70 Mississauga Road South. This was endorsed by Council resolution on December 9, 2015. Imperial has also expressed their support for the Framework, in a December 4, 2015 letter to the Mayor and Members of Council. The Framework will guide the development of the Master Plan for the site to be completed by the purchaser. In a statement released on December 20, 2016, Imperial announced that they have signed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Port Credit West Village Partners Inc.
The City and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change have regulations, procedures and policies in place that define the environmental requirements for remediation that would apply in the redevelopment process for the lands.
The owner/developer of 70 Mississauga Road South will have to prepare a plan to remediate the property to permit future uses for approval by the City and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
Imperial has indicated there are no physical site conditions that would preclude development, once remediated, for uses such as residential.
Steps to revitalization
Before the lands can be redeveloped, the following needs to be completed:
- IPC Master Planning Framework (by City) to guide the future planning including a master plan for the site.
- Preparation of a Master Plan by the owner/developer of 70 Mississauga Road South to determine the type and location of future uses (e.g. housing, office, stores, campus, parks and streets). This Master Plan must be approved by the City.
- Revitalization (Redevelopment) applications including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments and Subdivision Applications would need to be approved by the City to permit future uses.
- Preparation of a plan by the owner/purchaser of 70 Mississauga Road South to remediate the property to permit future uses for approval by the City and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
Waterfront Trail update
The Waterfront Trail extending across the Lake Ontario frontage of the Imperial Lands has been in place since 2005. At that time, Imperial signed an agreement with the City to permit public access for use of the trail for walking and cycling. This agreement expires in 2025.
Through the site redevelopment process for the lands, the City would work with the owner to secure the Waterfront Trail location at the lakefront for the future, consistent with the Master Planning Framework, the Waterfront Parks Strategy, Cycling Master Plan and the City’s Official Plan.
Redevelopment applications are required to permit future uses and would require public meetings under the Planning Act. These public meetings would occur before the City considers approving the redevelopment applications.
- December 7, 2015 Master Planning Framework for 70 Mississauga Road South
- December 4, 2015 Imperial Statement – 70 Mississauga Road South Master Planning Framework
- December 20, 2016 Imperial Statement – 70 Mississauga Road South Purchase and Sale Agreement
- February 17, 2016 Imperial Statement – 70 Mississauga Road South Request for Proposal Candidates
1 Port Street East
The City’s Inspiration Port Credit team worked with Canada Lands Company (CLC), the community and stakeholders to create a Master Plan to guide the future redevelopment of 1 Port Street East.
The City’s vision is to ensure that an iconic and vibrant waterfront neighbourhood and destination with a full service marina is developed at the 1 Port Street East Site that:
- Is woven into the fabric of Port Credit and the City;
- Supports the overall vision of Port Credit as an evolving waterfront village;
- Celebrates the site’s unique urban waterfront
- Promotes development that is financially viable and economically sustainable;
- Links the marine and cultural histories of the site together; and
- Draws people to the water’s edge to live, work, make, learn, shop and play.
City Council approved this Master Plan in 2016 and subsequently approved an implementing Official Plan Amendment (OPA) in 2017.
The OPA establishes the appropriate development policies for the site to secure a future marina use, public parks and waterfront lands implementing the Master Plan.
Prior to redevelopment of the lands, any detailed development applications including Zoning By-law Amendment, Subdivision and Site Plan Approval applications would include a Development Master Plan to address phasing of the development, the public realm, height/scale of the proposed uses, engineering and shoreline works.
The marina use is central to the Council-approved Master Plan. The City has initiated a Marina Action Plan. The Community Services Department has responsibility for this work.
The Marina Action Plan is critical to determining the future marina operation, capital and operational cost analysis, funding strategies, development phasing options and high-level layout. Learn more about the Marina Action Plan.
The timing of the development of the wharf is dependent on the landowner and related required approvals e.g., Zoning By-law amendments and subdivision applications. The diagram below outlines the development approval and marina processes as two separate but interrelated streams of work:
Future public processes
The community and stakeholders will be involved as follows:
- Development of the wharf and the future marina would require approvals that mandate public consultation (e.g., Zoning By-law Amendment, Environmental Assessment)
- The City’s practice with “facility” development projects is to engage the community at appropriate opportunities beyond the mandatory requirements
Marina Action Plan update
The City completed a Marina Business Case which was a critical study informing the Master Plan. The recommendations of the business case emphasized the importance of City involvement in protecting for a future marina use at 1 Port Street East.
To follow through on this and move forward in delivering the vision of the Master Plan, the OPA as noted above is required along with exploring opportunities for City ownership of marina-related land and waterlots and preparation of a Marina Action Plan.
In the fall 2017, City Council authorized the purchase the “marina property” (eastern breakwall, waterlots and a portion of the tableland) at 1 Port Street East from Canada Lands Company.
It is the City’s understanding that the current marina operator at 1 Port Street East has five years remaining in their lease which extends to all of the existing marina facilities.
City Council has also authorized staff to move forward with the Marina Action Plan by pursuing external funding opportunities for the marina feasibility studies and development.
The City has funding to undertake the required Environmental Assessment and pre-design studies which will include a marina business transition plan so as to minimize business disruption.
Any additional marina funding by the City would be part of the City’s business planning process requiring City Council approval. Staff continue to explore external funding opportunities.
The City’s Parks and Forestry Division will lead the Environmental Assessment and pre-design studies and will consult with the public. For more information, please visit the project website at mississauga.ca/1portstreeteast.
- Development Applications including Zoning By-law Amendments – 1 Port Street East
- Planning and Development Committee – Information Report: Port Credit West Village Draft Master Plan Status Update, June 26, 2017
- Consideration of the Official Plan Amendment at Planning and Development Committee – City Master Plan for 1 Port Street East, June 12, 2017
- Community Meeting, June 8, 2017 – Former Imperial Oil Lands at 70 Mississauga Road South
- Planning and Development Committee – Statutory Public Meeting for the Official Plan Amendment to Implement the City Master Plan for 1 Port Street East, September 6, 2016
- Circulation of Draft Official Plan Amendment – City Master Plan for 1 Port Street East, Spring 2016
- Report to Planning and Development Committee – City Master Plan 1 Port Street East, May 30, 2016
- Community Consultation, February 4, 2016 – Draft City Master Plan for 1 Port Street East
- Report to Planning and Development Committee – Framework for 70 Mississauga Road South, December 7, 2015
- Community Workshop – 1 Port Street East City Master Plan, December 2 – 3, 2015
- Community Meeting – Marina Business Case, November 24, 2015
- Recreational Boating Study and Future Marina Business Case Study Directions and Update Meeting, June 9, 2015
- “See the Possibilities” Online Survey and Refinement of Preliminary Draft Recommendations, September 2014
- Community Meeting and Kitchen Table Meetings, April and May 2014
- Charting the Future Course Community Meeting, April 16, 2014
- Exploring the Options Community Meeting, March 26, 2013
- Community Waterfront Workshop, November 29 – December 1, 2012
- Realizing the Possibilities Community Meeting, November 1, 2012
- Inspiration Port Credit Cafe: Walk it, Talk it, Dream it, September 29, 2012
Watch videos of community workshops held to gather public feedback on the future of the Port Credit waterfront area: