On November 22, the City will mark National Housing Day, a day that recognizes the important work by housing partners across Canada to improve access to housing for all.
Housing affordability continues to be a major issue in Mississauga. The average price of a single-detached home is $1.5 million and the average monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is approximately $3,000. The City is working to tackle the issue by implementing Growing Mississauga, our action plan for new housing.
“National Housing Day provides an opportunity to reflect on housing affordability in our City,” said Acting Mayor and Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca. “As a municipality, we’ve made progress in protecting rental stock and requiring more affordable units, but there is more work to do. We are committed to using all the tools we have – and working with all of our partners – to make Mississauga a place that everyone can afford to call home.”
City taking action on housing
The City’s housing plan includes a number of actions to increase the supply of housing and to help improve affordability. Here are some of the actions the City is taking right now to get more housing built:
- Increasing missing middle housing in residential neighbourhoods by allowing more housing types such as triplexes, fourplexes, garden suites and garage conversions to be built without special zoning permissions
- Creating opportunities for homes in new mixed-use, transit-friendly communities
- Overhauling the City’s development application review processes to streamline and expedite approvals
To help make housing more affordable, the City is:
- Rolling out the City’s affordable rental incentive program
- Working with the province to ensure rental housing is protected and expanded
- Continuing to negotiate affordable units through the development application process
- Implementing our new Inclusionary Zoning policy which requires affordable housing units in new developments in major transit station areas
The City is also making it easier to track housing data with the launch of our new online dashboard. As of October 31, the City has:
- Approved 4,946 new residential units (through Official Plan Amendments and Rezoning applications)
- Issued building permits for 3,495 new residential units
Mississauga currently has almost 11,000 new units under construction and more than 33 cranes dotting our skyline.
To learn more about the City’s housing action plan, visit mississauga.ca/housing.
SOURCE City of Mississauga