Plans for $75-million marina in Mississauga do not include a new beach


Published December 28, 2022 at 11:59 am


Plans for a new, full-service and modern marina to be built in the Port Credit area of Mississauga are moving along on schedule and do not include the creation of a new beach for public swimming.

That was among the suggestions received in the latest public feedback session hosted by City of Mississauga officials heading up the huge $75-million (estimated) project.

In response to calls for a new “beach area for swimming access,” project leaders said that “coastal conditions in this area are not conducive to the creation of a beach” as part of the massive overhaul of the existing marina.

The City’s second virtual Public Information Centre ran from Aug. 25 to late September and included a survey in which officials encouraged people to participate.

Results from the feedback session were released last week. Officials say 127 completed surveys were received and the feedback will be used to inform the refinement of plans as the huge project moves forward.

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

A third Public Information Centre will be held in spring 2023.  The sessions provide an opportunity for Mississauga residents, business owners and others to tell City officials what they think the new modern marina should look like.

Officials say responses to questions and comments raised are 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 of 2022 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 in  September 2021 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. 

Survey results from the latest round of public engagement are available on the project website.

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