Residents fight proposed condo development next to a Mississauga park

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Published May 15, 2024 at 10:59 am

900 lakeshore road west

A petition has been launched to fight a proposed condo development next to a Mississauga park.

The proposal for an 11-storey, 178-unit condo development at 900 Lakeshore Rd. W. has stirred opposition since it was first presented to the community in December. The property is located between Port Credit and Clarkson, next to Richard’s Memorial Park.

The proposal has not been approved and is still in the very early stages.

The city hosted a meeting on Dec. 18 on the preliminary proposal to build an 11-storey condo building with 178 units at 900 Lakeshore Rd. W. The property is currently home to a single detached house with a pool.

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The current home at 900 Lakeshore Rd. W. Photo: Google Maps

The 4,702-square-metre lot, currently under-utilized, sits next to a ravine on a slopping site, representatives from KFA Architects and Planners said during the public meeting. The plan included a triangle-shaped building with a mix of unit types – studios up to three-bedroom units.

A petition, Halt the Construction of a Condo Tower Threatening Our Lakefront Parkland, was launched recently and had over 700 signatures as of May 15.

“We must stand together against this proposed development,” the petition reads.

They ask the city to look at more “sustainable alternatives that respect both community needs and environmental integrity.”

“Please sign this petition to protect our precious lakefront parkland from being overrun by condos,” it states.

Residents have raised concerns about increased traffic and destruction of the environment with some saying the building would be a “death blow to many of the plants and animals” in the area.

900 lakeshore road west

While there is strong opposition to the development, a few people are speaking out in favour.

“Everybody complaining about high rents and real estate costs in the area. New building proposed as a small part of the solution and the pitchforks come out. The NIMBYism is strong in this group,” one person wrote on the Port Credit Life Facebook group.

“People need homes,” another person wrote.

But most people disapproved of the building’s size, design and location.

For more on the project, see the public meeting here.

The petition is here.

Renderings: City of Mississauga submission

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