Temporary 106 truck parking lot approved in Mississauga
Published September 6, 2023 at 11:41 am
A temporary parking lot for 106 commercial vehicles got the go ahead for a vacant property in Mississauga.
The property at 1075 Canadian Place, south of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Tomken Road, has sat vacant for many years.
The property owner first submitted an application to create a temporary commercial truck parking lot for 135 vehicles back in 2021, according to a report to the Planning and Development committee. That application was deferred in May of 2022.
There were questions from the neighbouring property, which is a plaza with medical, dental and other businesses, Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca said during the planning meeting on Sept. 5. There were concerns about how the truck traffic might impact the plaza.
There were also concerns truck drivers would leave their personal vehicles on the plaza property and then access the commercial truck lot.
And there were complaints that people were already repairing trucks on the lot. But the temporary by-law will allow only for truck parking and will not permit motor vehicle repair uses.
It is a unique situation because the property is at the end of a cul-de-sac, Fonseca said.
But the issues were worked out and the number of spaces reduced to 106 spot lot. And five passenger cars parking spots were added to the plan. Plans also include a fence along the north side of the lot and larger stone gravel material for the lot to prevent dust and spillover on to the public road.
This is a new land use for the property but after three years the parking lot use expires, and the owner has other plans for the property, not yet submitted.
Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish said she supported the proposal.
“We are becoming the logistic hub of Ontario and we have no space to park trucks and it’s getting more and more difficult to run that business,” said Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish.
The Planning and Development Committee agreed and the temporary lot was approved.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising