Some Residents Furious About “Too Tall” Condo Proposed for Mississauga

 

While condo development in Mississauga is nothing new—in fact, 46 new towers have been proposed for the Square One area over the next 10 years—members of communities outside of City Centre sometimes worry about mid and high-rise buildings affecting their quality of life.

On Monday, Feb. 11, some concerned residents will gather to share their concerns regarding a proposed condominium development in Port Credit.

The condo, which has been proposed by the FRAM Building Group, will feature 10-storeys, 34 units and one level of underground parking.

If approved, it will take shape at 55 Port Street East.

A meeting regarding the proposed residence, which some residents say is simply too tall, will be hosted by ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko at Clarke Hall (161 Lakeshore Rd. W) in Port Credit.

In a post on the Lakeview and Port Credit: Positive News and Commentary Facebook page, residents say they’re taking issue with the fact that the developer has asked the city to revisit zoning regulations to permit the development of the 10-storey building. As of now, buildings higher than six storeys are not permitted in the area.

Only we, the residents of Port Credit-Lakeview community, can stop the development of tall buildings on the waterfront,” the post reads. “If you love Port Credit, please attend this meeting, fill the room, and say no to development of buildings more than six stories.”

The post goes on to invoke the “slippery slope” philosophy, arguing that permitting 10-storey buildings will lead to the construction of high-rises that soar to 20 and 25 storeys.

If we allow the waterfront to be congested with buildings 10 floors and higher as Toronto and Burlington, we lose our village, we lose our port, we lose the character and coolness that we all love.”

The meeting will kick off at 7:00 p.m.

All photos courtesy of TOPCA’s official website.

Editor’s Note: TOPCA says it did not co-host the event, as implied by the poster within the article. We apologize for any confusion. 

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