Revised condo development for a Beer Store in Mississauga gets approval at tribunal


Published December 16, 2022 at 2:59 pm

420 lakeshore road east
The Beer Store could soon be torn down for a condo development. Photo via Google Maps

A condo development has provincial approvals after councillors rejected the first proposal for the site of a Beer Store in Mississauga.

A development for 420 Lakeshore Rd. E., at the southwest corner of Lakeshore Road East and Enola Avenue, was first proposed in July of 2020. The property is currently leased by the Beer Store.

The initial proposal was for a 12-storey boutique condominium apartment building with 195 units.

In March 2021, the developer made some amendments to the application, including lowering the height, reducing the floor space index and removing the proposed live/work units in favour of retail spaces.

But councillors were not happy with the changes.

420 lakeshore road east

A rendering shows the building proposal in March 2021.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie didn’t think the condo was appropriate for the area.

“I really think this is an abomination, it reminds me of EV Royale. It’s a huge proposal for a small site and I don’t think the community will accept it at all.”

Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko said the revision failed to take resident feedback into account, adding that the applicant should consider “going back to the drawing board” and submitting a proposal more appropriate for the neighbourhood.

But a recent decision from the Ontario Land Tribunal will allow the development with a revised plan.

The Tribunal approved the developer’s appeal with modifications.

The building is to be no greater than nine storeys high and the first floor will not be residential units. A maximum of eight storeys for lots greater than 60 metres in depth are allowed on this site. This property is 61.5 metres deep.

It will have a reduced number of residential units — from 195 to 166.

And it will also include a minimum of 200 parking spaces (166 for residents and 34 shared visitor and non-resident parking spaces).

The Tribunal found the application “has due regard for the Provincial Interest, is consistent with PPS (provincial policy statement) 2020, conforms with the Growth Plan, conforms with the ROP (regional official plan) and represents good land use planning.”

More information on the project can be found on the development applications section of the City of Mississauga website.

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