Massive 3,000 unit development proposed in Mississauga, community meeting this month


Published January 26, 2023 at 2:02 pm

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Renderings via City of Mississauga

A massive development could bring more than 3,000 units to Mississauga and residents can learn more in an upcoming meeting.

The development is proposed for 1580 and 1650 Dundas St. E., several blocks east of Dixie Road, on the south side, straddling Mattawa Avenue.

Property owner 4Q Commercial WP Inc. and Hazelview Investment submitted the proposal to redevelop the property to the City of Mississauga in September but Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko is holding a community meeting on the project on Jan. 31.

The developer needs a change to the official plan and zoning to proceed.

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The 3,027 new residential units will be spread out in three blocks of townhouses, seven mid-rise buildings with heights between 12 and 18 storeys, and three buildings with heights between 29 and 41 storeys.

The initial proposal is to have 169 bachelor units, 1,706 one-bedroom units, 731 two-bedroom units, 236 three-bedroom units and 185 townhouse units. The plan is still conceptual and subject to change.

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There would be both condominium units and purpose-built rental units.

A mix of residential and commercial units as well as a new 2.5 acre public park is proposed.

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Currently, two rectangular, two-storey commercial buildings, two large surface parking lots, and a total of 18 residential rental apartment units are on the approximately 73,857 square metre (7.39 hectare) property.

Several businesses occupy the buildings including Le Vu restaurant (now closed), Cabana Restaurant and Lounge, Kennedy Floorings, and other shops and restaurants.

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The property is within walking distance to Dixie Go Station.

The land is underutilized, according to the Urban Design Study report submitted to the city.

1580 1650 dundas street east mississauga

“The redevelopment of the subject site presents the chance to increase the amount of housing options along the Dundas Street corridor, and to that end, to provide a greater mix of types and tenures of housing to the surrounding community,” the report reads.

The community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 is virtual and starts at 6:30 p.m. To learn more about the meeting and how to join, visit Councillor Stephen Dasko’s website.

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