Over the next 35 to 40 years the number of people who live, work, learn and travel along the Dundas Street corridor is expected to increase. SvN is part of a project consultant team to develop a long-term, future-oriented Master Plan for the corridor. The plan will shape the future look and feel of Dundas, focusing on transit, land-use, and public space. Dundas is a street that exemplifies the City of Mississauga’s diversity, full of stores, businesses, parks, schools, churches, and beautiful neighbourhoods. Dundas is also a key part of Mississauga’s transportation network, with thousands of people using it every day to move around the City. From end-to-end, the Dundas Corridor is 4 km wide and 17 km long, stretching from Oakville in the west to Toronto in the east.
This Plan will include:
• A land use and urban design vision, including updated policies to help achieve the vision;
• A decision on the type of transit that can be implemented on Dundas;
• Advice on how to manage the impacts of flooding;
• Advice on how to strengthen connections; and
• Advice on streetscape design (e.g. trees, medians, lighting, street furniture).
Consultation is a key component of Dundas Connects, and considers the full range of needs and perspectives that exist along the corridor. Engagement will take place in three stages, each stage supported by a wide-range of activities and tools that will be used to maximize accessibility and inclusivity. In addition to the Dundas Connects online engagement platform, there will be on-the-ground outreach, public meetings, meetings with large landowners and developers, and issue-specific focus groups. The stakeholder and public consultation program fulfils (and exceeds) the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA). When complete, the study will have completed Parts 1 and 2 of the Class EA process.