Mississauga decides what parks will look like as part of 3,000-home waterfront development

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Published March 24, 2023 at 12:19 pm

Map shows parkland areas within the new Brightwater development in south Mississauga. (Image: City of Mississauga)

Mississauga officials are in the midst of deciding what the parks will look like when a major residential and business community in Port Credit that’s expected to transform the city’s waterfront is completed.

Construction of the 72-acre master-planned Brightwater community, which when completed at Mississauga and Lakeshore Rds. will feature 3,000 new homes, 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial, restaurant, retail and office space, and 18 acres of greenspace, began in October 2021

Included in the 3,000 homes will be 150 affordable housing units. A new elementary school may be part of the plan as well, officials say.

As work continues, City of Mississauga Parks and Recreation staffers are considering what features will be part of the greenspace as they work on a conceptual park plan.

In completing the task, they’re seeking input from the public to determine what residents and business owners want to see.

“What features do you want to see in the future parks at Brightwater in Port Credit?” Mississauga officials asked the public via Twitter.

The City encourages residents and businesses to complete an online survey by April 30. Feedback will be used to inform staff’s decisions as they move forward with planning.

This marks the first phase of Brightwater parkland public engagement.

“The City is seeking your help to understand what features you prefer to see in the future parks at Brightwater,” City officials said in an online project update. “Your responses along with feedback gathered through previous studies will inform the preliminary park program recommendations and a conceptual park plan as well as future programs in waterfront parks.”

Officials say included in the 18 acres of greenspace are plans for a 13-acre waterfront park with a connection to Ben Machree Parkette to the west and J.C. Saddington Park to the east.

A trail system and pedestrian-friendly mews and promenades will also potentially be part of the large greenspace. 

The site’s industrial history includes brick manufacturing in the late 1800s and an oil refinery from 1932 to 1987, the City notes.

“It is one of the first brownfield redevelopments of this scale in Mississauga,” officials add.

Officials say the Brightwater project actually began some three decades ago when the City of Mississauga started to visualize what a revitalized waterfront could look like.  

In addition to completing the survey, the public can also email [email protected] or call 311 with any questions or other feedback. When calling or emailing, reference Brightwater Parks Public Engagement.

Two photos shown below are images of what part of the Brightwater community will look like when completed.

(Images courtesy of Port Credit West Village Partners)

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