8 residential towers proposed for plaza scaled back after outcry in Mississauga

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Published July 8, 2024 at 11:37 am

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A proposal to replace a Mississauga plaza with eight residential towers has scaled back after a public outcry.

Last year, De Zen Group put forward the plan 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.

The one-story plaza has a Tim Hortons, a Shoppers Drug Mart a bank, restaurants, a gym and several other shops. The development also includes one building building adjacent to an existing heritage-designated restaurant (Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub).

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Photo: Google Maps

The development proposal shocked residents who said the heights of the buildings, with their increased density, would create parking and traffic problems as well as change the character of the community.

A new application from Dezen Realty Company Limited has reduced the heights of the buildings but there is still a plan for eight towers.

There are now eight towers designed by srm Architects with heights ranging from two to 15 storeys, according to the proposal submitted to the City of Mississauga. The addresses include 120, 128, 142, 154, 158 Queen St. S. and 169 Crumbie St.

The proposal includes retail and commercial space along with a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

The plan includes new public roads as well as public and private open space.

The first phase of the project is two, 13-storey buildings along Queen Street South. There are 283 units proposed for Building 1A and 243 for Building 1B.

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Dezen is also looking for approval for the proposed plan of subdivision for roads and development blocks.

The proposal would keep the heritage building, Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub at 158 Queen St. S., but demolish the existing commercial buildings and parking lot within the shopping plaza, according to the documents submitted to the City of Mississauga.

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There is no date set on when the project will come forward for public comment.

For more on this project, see the documents here.

Renderings: City of Mississauga submission

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