Important deadline this week for new, $75-million Mississauga marina

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Published September 20, 2022 at 10:11 am

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Image shows site of a new Port Credit Marina in Mississauga. (Image: City of Mississauga)

The latest opportunity for Mississauga residents, business owners and others to tell City officials what they think a new, full-service and modern marina to be built in Port Credit should look like ends this week.

A second round of online public feedback sessions hosted by City of Mississauga officials heading up the huge $75-million (estimated) project closes on Thursday (Sept. 22).

The City’s second virtual Public Information Centre opened on Aug. 25 and includes a survey in which officials are encouraging people to participate.

The public outreach comes in the midst of a provincially-mandated environmental assessment (EA) undertaken by the City.

Officials say responses to questions and comments raised will be posted to the project website following the consultation period.

The first mandated public feedback session was held earlier this year. Residents, businesses and others who provided input in February and March also wanted information on a number of issues including traffic impact, final cost of the project and what the finished site will look like.

Project officials say more details about design and cost will be available as the EA process continues.

After a year-long wait, Mississauga officials got word last September that Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment had approved terms of reference for the required environmental assessment of the massive undertaking.

The waterfront overhaul seeks to maximize the location’s advantage as Lake Ontario’s deepest natural harbour in making a new-look Port Credit Harbour a destination place, City officials say.

They hope a new marina will attract boaters from all over who will, ideally, spend the day in Port Credit shopping and dining.

As it moves forward with the EA, which when completed must be approved by the Ontario government, Mississauga is looking to provincial and federal governments for money to complete the redevelopment plan, dubbed by City staff the 1 Port Street East Proposed Marina Project.  

Mississauga operates two other marinas in the city—Lakefront Promenade and Credit Village marinas. 

The survey for the latest round of public engagement is available on the project website.

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