Developer applauded for high percentage of family units in proposed Mississauga building


Published March 7, 2023 at 3:22 pm

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Rendering of the proposed building at 1785 Bloor Street in Mississauga. Rendering via City of Mississauga submission

When it comes to new residential buildings, developers often focus on one bedroom or studio units.

But the developer of a new apartment building proposal is getting praise for making more than 50 per cent of the units two- or three-bedroom apartments.

A development proposal report for 1785 Bloor St. in Mississauga was heard at the Planning and Development Committee last night (March 6).

The proposal is for one, 14-storey apartment building on the property. There is an existing 10-storey rental apartment building, which will remain on the land. The developer is looking for a Residential High Density designation to increase the number of units allowed on the site.

The new build would be on the northern portion of the site. It would be an L-shaped building design with a courtyard between the existing and the proposed building.

The proposed apartment building will include 73 one-bedroom units, 126 two-bedrooms and 39 three-bedroom units for a total of 238 units. This is an unusually high number of two- and three-bedroom units, councillors noted.

The community had requested a higher number of two- and three-bedroom units and this proposal includes that feedback, said Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca.

“I think that is very much in line or even greater than what we have been trying to prioritize as family units in the city, which I applaud you for,” said Ward 2 Councillor Alvin Tedjo.

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The proposal is to build another rental apartment building beside this current building. Photo via Google Maps 

Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish praised the high number of three-bedroom units, which are not common in new builds.

Tedjo and Parrish also liked that it would be a rental apartment and hoped it wouldn’t be changed to condos at a later date.

While the addition of larger rental units was praised, the developer hasn’t yet stated how many of the units would be affordable.

Staff are also asking the developer to study traffic concerns including speeding and the entrance driveway to the property.

No decisions were made on the project at this meeting. The Planning and Development Committee will need to approve an Official Plan Amendment and rezoning applications for the building to proceed.

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