Waterfront piazzas, a 1.5 kilometre beach, new lakefront land the size of 48 football fields and mixed-use neighbourhoods housing 20,000 people on 250 acres of reclaimed industrial land

Cake-cutting at Construction Kickoff Celebration for Lakeview Waterfront Connection project on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Jaan Pill photo

Cake-cutting at Construction Kickoff Celebration for Lakeview Waterfront Connection project on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Jaan Pill photo

A Sept. 24, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Ambitious project will give Mississauga new coastline.”

Click on the link (above) to access the article.

The subhead reads:

“On Saturday, MPP Charles Sousa and others will announce the “ground making” of new coastline and islands next to where a colossal power plant once stood.”

The opening paragraph reads:

“Waterfront piazzas, a 1.5 kilometre beach, new lakefront land the size of 48 football fields and mixed-use neighbourhoods housing 20,000 people on 250 acres of reclaimed industrial land — Mississauga is set to kick off a project on the shores of Lake Ontario that promises to be the envy of the world.”

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I attended the event and found it most inspiring. The work that is happening in Lakeview is amazing, remarkable, and outstanding on every level.

Cake-eating ceremony at Sept. 24, 2016 Lakeview Waterfront Connection project Construction Kickoff Celebration in Mississauga. Jaan Pill photo

Construction Kickoff Celebration

And that’s just putting it mildly.

This project is a potentially a source of inspiration, if they care to notice such things, for residents of Toronto. As a Toronto resident, I can say that it most certainly is a source of inspiration for me.

When I have a sense that issues in Long Branch, where I live, are by and large heading in the wrong direction, I take inspiration from Lakeview to the west of us.

That is one place where things are going in the right direction in particular when viewed from the perspective of hard-working taxpayers, from the vantage point of ordinary, everyday residents.

The ground-making (as in contrast to a ground-breaking) Construction Kickoff Celebration took place at the Lakefront Promenade Marina in Mississauga. Jaan Pill photo

The “ground-making” (as distinguished for a  in a “ground-breaking”) Construction Kickoff Celebration took place on Sept. 24, 2016 at the Lakefront Promenade Marina in Mississauga. Jaan Pill photo

In Lakeview, the needs, wishes, and views of residents are clearly being taken into account as development proceeds along the waterfront. This is a project with strong support from all three levels of government.

I’m pleased, as well, that the City of Mississauga, the City of Toronto, and the Province of Ontario are active partners in the Lakeview Inspiration and Lakeview Waterfront Connection projects.

 

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