3,000-home waterfront development in Mississauga will include plenty of greenspace


Published April 28, 2023 at 5:15 pm

Sustainable new community is making Mississauga’s waterfront more connected and accessible

Update: The deadline for public input has been extended 

Mississauga officials trying to decide what the parks will look like as part of a huge new community being built on the city’s waterfront want more feedback from the public. 

Construction of the 72-acre master-planned Brightwater community, which when completed at Mississauga and Lakeshore Rds. in Port Credit will feature 3,000 new homes, 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial, restaurant, retail and office space, and 18 acres of greenspace, began in October 2021

Included in the 3,000 homes will be 150 affordable housing units. A new elementary school may be part of the plan as well, officials say.

As work continues, City of Mississauga Parks and Recreation staffers are considering what features will be part of the greenspace as they work on a conceptual park plan.

In completing the task, they’re seeking input from the public to determine what residents and business owners want to see.

The City encourages residents and businesses to complete an online survey by Sunday, May 7. Feedback will be used to inform staff’s decisions as they move forward with planning.

This marks the first phase of Brightwater parkland public engagement.

“The City is seeking your help to understand what features you prefer to see in the future parks at Brightwater,” City officials said in an online project update. “Your responses along with feedback gathered through previous studies will inform the preliminary park program recommendations and a conceptual park plan as well as future programs in waterfront parks.”

Officials say included in the 18 acres of greenspace are plans for a 13-acre waterfront park with a connection to Ben Machree Parkette to the west and J.C. Saddington Park to the east.

A trail system and pedestrian-friendly mews and promenades will also potentially be part of the large greenspace. 

The site’s industrial history includes brick manufacturing in the late 1800s and an oil refinery from 1932 to 1987, the City notes.

Officials say the Brightwater project actually began some three decades ago when the City of Mississauga started to visualize what a revitalized waterfront could look like.  

Two photos shown below are images of what part of the Brightwater community will look like when completed.

(Images courtesy of Port Credit West Village Partners)

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