10-year vacant property gets approval for a 9-storey apartment building in Mississauga

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Published June 13, 2023 at 12:53 pm

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Renderings via City of Mississauga submission

A new nine-storey apartment building for a long-vacant Mississauga property got a green light to proceed.

The property at 1407 Lakeshore Rd. E. near Dixie Road was once home to Trojan’s Bar Emporium but has sat vacant for over 10 years with developers pulling the plug on a townhouse proposal.

But yesterday (June 12), the Planning and Development Committee approved an official plan amendment and rezoning applications to permit a nine-storey apartment building with ground floor commercial space for the property.

The developer, 1407 Lakeshore Developments Inc., wants to build a nine-storey, mid-rise apartment building with 83 units. It’s expected to be home to about 160 people.

Currently, a two- to four-storey building is permitted on this site, said David Ferro, City of Mississauga planner at the meeting. But as the proposal is near transit and meets other planning requirements so staff recommended it be approved, Ferro said.

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Previously the property was home to Trojan’s Bar Emporium. Photo via Google Maps

The proposed building will have a mix of units including 33 one-bedroom units, 22 one-bedroom plus den, 21 two-bedroom units, and seven three-bedroom units. Five per cent of the units are meant to be affordable at 80 per cent of the market rate.

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Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko said he would have preferred an eight-storey building for this site but was happy to see the affordable housing units planned. Dasko supported the application overall.

And the committee unanimously approved the official plan amendment and rezoning application.

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The property, beside The Ivy Motel, has sat vacant for several years.

In November 2011, there was a proposal for 20 stacked townhouse units with ground-floor commercial space. The project went through some changes and was approved but in 2017, Dunsire Developments Inc. said the project would not be proceeding.

In April 2022, a new proposal came for a 10-storey apartment building from 1407 Lakeshore Developments Inc. It was revised to nine storeys.

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