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Uptown Node character area Official Plan Amendment

The City prepared an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to guide and manage growth in the Uptown Node area. This area is centred around the intersection of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue.

About

The Uptown Node is centered on the intersection of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue. The area is experiencing great change with a soon-to-be built Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) stop and many new mixed-use buildings on the horizon. It is projected that the population of the Uptown Node could increase from 12,300 to 30,000 people based on current and upcoming development activity.

With this project, the City developed policies to guide and manage growth in the Uptown Node character area. This was approached through an Official Plan Amendment (OPA), to bring about a healthy, connected and complete community that can meet the needs of people that live, work and play there.

To ensure that the Uptown Node can grow into a sustainable and vibrant community, the OPA:

  • Established an urban, fine-grain road network
  • Secured land for parks and playgrounds
  • Retained retail and office functions
  • Encouraged a range and mix of housing choices
Milestones
  1. 1
    Phase 1: Engaging on Draft Policies - September – October 2020

    Virtual Community Meeting (Oct. 5, 2020)

  2. 2
    Phase 2: Statutory Public Meeting - October 2020

    Planning and Development Committee: Statutory Public Meeting (Oct. 19, 2020) and Draft Official Plan Amendment

  3. 3
    Phase 3: Recommendation Report - November - December 2020

    Planning and Development Committee: Recommendation Report (Nov. 23, 2020) and final approval of the Draft Official Plan Amendment

  4. 4
    Project completion - January 2021

    The project was completed, and the new policies have come into effect on January 7, 2021

Final report

The Uptown Node Character Area Official Plan Amendment was presented to the Planning and Development Committee (PDC) on November 23, 2020 addressing comments received and recommending policies for the Uptown Node Character Area.

The Uptown Node Character Area Official Plan Amendment (OPA) was approved by Council on December 9, 2020 and came into effect on January 7, 2021. OPA 116 can be found on the Mississauga Official Plan page(External link).

Public engagement

The draft policies were shared online, at a virtual community meeting and at a statutory public meeting for input from the public.

Community meeting dates

  • October 5, 2020 – Uptown Node Character Area OPA Virtual Community Meeting
  • October 19, 2020 – Uptown Node Character Area OPA Public Meeting at PDC
  • November 23, 2020 – Uptown Node Character Area OPA Implementation at PDC

Project contact details

For questions about this project, contact:

Katherine Morton, Manager, Planning Strategies

Email: katherine.morton@mississauga.ca

 

Mojan Jianfar, Planner, Planning Strategies

Email: mojan.jianfar@mississauga.ca

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