A New Pilot Project is Changing Some of Mississauga’s Most Popular Parks


Published July 4, 2019 at 8:19 pm


Although most Canadians have only good things to say about the country they call home, most can agree on one objective truth: The weather here is less than perfect.

For that reason, all residents should be able to make the most of the short summer months that come and go so fast in our peaceful and prosperous version of Winterfell. 

And thanks to a new pilot project, they can. 

In an effort to remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities, the City of Mississauga says it is taking action to make Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible for all with the addition of accessible beach routes at two of the city’s beaches.

Ramp at Jack Darling Park

A 100 per cent recycled polyester beach mat and directional beach access sign were installed at Jack Darling Memorial Park and Lakefront Promenade Park on June 28. 

The accessible beach routes allow for easier access to the beach by providing a non-slip, accessible surface for people with disabilities, older adults and parents with strollers.

Most importantly, the surfaces are ideal for assisting residents who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters or walkers. 

Accessible beach route at Lakefront Promenade Park 

“By working to remove these barriers that exist in the built environment, projects like the Accessible Beach Routes Pilot project will help to make Mississauga a city where all people can access all places,” the city said in a statement. 

To learn more about accessibility in Mississauga, click here.

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