Future of parking in Mississauga up for debate


Published May 20, 2021 at 5:32 pm


Something every Mississauga driver has to contend with is parking. And the rules and regulations around parking can shape how buildings are designed, how residents move and the way businesses evolve.

The City of Mississauga is updating its off-street parking regulations under its zoning bylaw. Off-street parking refers to the amount of vehicle or bicycle parking that is required on private and public properties as a result of new development, redevelopment or a land use change. It does not apply to existing buildings, homes, street parking or municipal parking lots.

By updating the regulations for private parking, the city can support housing affordability, enhanced development and economic opportunities and offer more mobility options that can help lower carbon emissions.

The City has launched its Parking Regulation Study to provide an updated framework to support future parking regulations.

On Monday, May 31, at 6 p.m., city staff will present a draft report to the Planning and Development Committee that provides background research, draft policy directions and proposed vehicle and bicycle off-street parking regulations.

Meeting participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their feedback about the proposed changes. Watch the live meeting while it’s in session by viewing the livestream.

Starting June 1, residents and business owners can also provide comments.

The Parking Regulations Study is a key action from the city’s recently-approved Parking Master Plan and Implementing Strategy. It is also implementing key actions from the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategy, 2018 and bicycle parking requirements in the City’s zoning bylaw.

For more information about the study, visit the website or contact at [email protected].

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