Residents say ‘no way’ to proposed 40-storey condos at Mississauga GO station


Published August 10, 2022 at 2:04 pm

Dozens of residents have signed a petition urging the City of Mississauga to reject a proposal to build 40- and 42-storey condos in the parking lot of Port Credit GO station in the city’s sound end.

The petition, submitted to council by Port Credit resident Michael Raftus and containing more than 70 signatures, asks City officials to either outright turn down the proposal from Mississauga-based Edenshaw Developments Limited or ask the developer to consider a “significant reduction” in the height of the proposed condo towers.

“The addition of such tall buildings in Port Credit will be of negative impact to residents,” the petition begins. “Having 40- and 42-storey buildings with limited parking spaces at the corner of Hurontario St. and Park St. E. will have an impact on the quality of life on the residents of Port Credit.

“Port Credit does not need two buildings that are twice as high as any other building in the Lakeshore/Hurontario area.”

The plan as currently submitted by the developer calls for the two highrise condos to be built at Park St. E. and Ann St. (northeast corner), the site of the Port Credit GO station parking lot.

The proposal calls for a total of 1,139 residential units in addition to ground- and second-floor commercial space.

In a report dated June 10, City planning and building commissioner Andrew Whittemore noted that Edenshaw’s proposal seeks to amend the height limits of the Port Credit Local Area Plan, which currently permits a height maximum of 22 storeys.

The petition was received at today’s (Aug. 10) meeting of City council, where Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko noted that the proposal is not only significant for the Port Credit area in terms of Official Plan impact, but for the entire city.

He said the real intent of the petition is to slow down the process and give residents an opportunity to have their say.

“It’s basically just asking to hit the brakes on this, ” he said.

An Edenshaw representative at today’s council meeting said the developer is happy to slow things down, revisit the matter and come back to the City with a reworked proposal.

“We appreciate concerns that have been raised,” the Edenshaw spokesperson said, adding the developer will continue to work with Dasko and the community moving forward.

The petition suggests that if the proposal, as currently presented, goes forward, it will:

  • eliminate much-needed parking in the Port Credit area for residents and others who drive to the GO station
  • significantly increase congestion at a key intersection
  • significantly increase noise and air pollution
  • significantly increase local traffic and parking on side streets in front of residents’ homes
  • significantly diminish sunlight to the adjacent retiree residences at Hurontario St. and Park St. E. by at least four hours a day
  • set a new precedent for future projects in Port Credit
  • significantly extend rush hours
  • increase global warming effects on Port Credit
  • tarnish Port Credit’s reputation as a peaceful area
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