1,435-unit development a ‘nightmare’ for Mississauga community

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Published June 16, 2023 at 1:18 pm

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A massive development proposal is taking some residents by surprise in Mississauga.

There is a proposal to build eight residential buildings from 18- to two-storeys with a total of 1,435 residential units at Streetsville Centre Plaza, 120 and 146 Queen St. S. in Streetsville.

Ward 11 Councillor Brad Butt sent out letters advising area residents about the proposal and inviting people the hear more at a community meeting on June 28.

The property is currently home to a one-story plaza with a Tim Hortons and several other shops.

There are only a few details on the project but people are concerned.

“A nightmare for Streetsville,” reads a post on Reddit.

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“I live in Streetsville, it’s already slow driving in rush hour. There’s no road infrastructure for this many people. I don’t understand where 1400 units of people will fit,” one person wrote on Reddit.

However, others are happy to see development in the area as it is close to transit — about a 15-minute walk to the Streetsville GO Station.

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Residential apartment buildings of three- to five-storeys high with commercial uses on the ground floor are permitted for this property, according to the letter.

But the developer, De Zen Group, proposes eight buildings:

  • two 18-storey buildings connected with a six-storey podium
  • two 14-storey buildings connected with a three- and four-storey podium
  • one 12-storey building with podium heights of four- and eight-storeys
  • one 12-storey building with podium heights of seven storeys
  • one eight-storey building with podium heights of three- and four-storeys
  • one two-storey building adjacent to an existing heritage-designated restaurant (Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub)

There are a total of 1,435 residential units, and 9,880 square metres of office and commercial space. And 1,800 parking spaces are proposed (1,627 underground, 97 surface and 76 on the street).

The development would also include a network of public and private roads connecting to William Street and Crumbie Street.

The application is still in the very early stages and needs approval from the city, and the letter indicates De Zen Group is working on revisions to the plan.

The public can hear from De Zen Group and city staff at the public meeting on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Hazel McCallion Hall in Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St., Mississauga.

Contact Coun. Brad Butt to RSVP or for more information.

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