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Province announces sale of OPG lands for Mississauga’s waterfront redevelopment: OPG will transfer 67 acres of land to the City of Mississauga

Councillor Jim Tovey tours the Small Arms building with a City of Mississauga Commissioner [details to follow]. Jaan Pill photo

Prior to the April 6, 2015 Sledgehammer Ceremony at the Small Arms Building in Lakeview, Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey (on the right) conducted a tour of the Small Arms Building with Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. Jaan Pill photo. Click on the image to enlarge it; click again to enlarge it further.

A June 6, 2017 Mississauga News article is entitled: “Province announces sale of OPG lands for Mississauga’s waterfront redevelopment: OPG will transfer 67 acres of land to the City of Mississauga.”

World model of sustainability

An excerpt from the article reads:

As part of the 177-acre land sale, OPG has agreed to transfer 67-acres of prime waterfront land closest to the shoreline to the City of Mississauga. The entire site is expected to house 15,000 to 20,000 people and 9,000 jobs. When redeveloped, it will be broken down into four distinct precincts — Rangeview Estates, Ogden Village, Innovation Corridor and Cultural Waterfront — to reflect differences in the function and character of the area.

The precincts will feature low to mid-rise residential, a central retail hub, community gathering spaces and a high-tech green campus with office, business employment, and research and development opportunities.

The Cultural Waterfront precinct, located along Lake Ontario at the southern end of the site, will provide direct access to the waterfront and will incorporate a variety of mixed uses, including waterfront attractions and incubator spaces for local artists.

“It really is going to be…something spectacular. It’s going to be something that everybody in this community can be proud of,” said Tovey. “It’s going to be a model of sustainability for the world.”

The official plan policies, dubbed by Tovey as the “most progressive in Canada”, include references to district energy, vacuum waste systems and stormwater canals that help protect the area’s natural heritage resources.

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August 11, 2013 interview with Jim Tovey, Ward 1 Councillor in Mississauga, regarding Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project

 

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