City of Mississauga
2016 to ongoing
Over the next 40 years, the number of people who live, work, learn and travel along the Dundas Street corridor will 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 this corridor, focusing on transit, land-use, and public space. Dundas Street exemplifies Mississauga’s diversity, full of stores, businesses, parks, schools, churches, and beautiful neighbourhoods. This arterial is a key part of Mississauga’s transportation network, with thousands of people using it every day to move around. The Dundas Corridor is 4 km wide and 17 km long, spanning 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).
Public consultation was a key component of Dundas Connects, considering the full range of needs and perspectives that exist along the corridor. It took place in three stages, with each stage supported by a wide-range of activities and tools to maximize accessibility and inclusivity. In addition to the Dundas Connects online engagement platform, there was 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.